Ginkgo & Grace November 2019 Subscription Box Review

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Ginkgo & Grace is a bimonthly subscription box that delivers beauty and skin care products curated especially for modern, mature women (around age 50+). Boxes feature upscale products for you to try in your home and brands are selected for their commitment to utilizing natural ingredients and their concern for the environment. They also donate 5% of profits to charity. Ginkgo & Grace is $85 a shipment plus $8 for shipping and currently ships to the lower 48 states. This box is scheduled to ship in January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Each box includes the best of ethical and environmentally responsible beauty and lifestyle items, carefully selected from partners who embody our commitment to the earth and natural ingredients. These luxurious beauty and skin care products are sourced for their effectiveness, and indulge your senses while providing an opportunity to experience products for this season of life.

The box itself was white and had a removable lid, and it can be reused for storing items, as a gift box, or any number of uses. The tissue paper had ginkgo leaves all over it and the box was wrapped in a satin ribbon held closed by a sticker.

My items were tucked into shredded paper squiggles and everything looked great. It’s not often that I open a box and it looks this good! I also appreciate seeing items in their original packaging.

There was a card enclosed.

The back of the card had info on the products in the box!

Looking good! Let’s see what we got!

Rustic Maka Exfoliate Cleansing Scrub ($25) It is so much fun to open a subscription box and discover a brand that is new to me!

When that brand or product turns out to be a clean brand then I am even more excited! Black soap, clay, and bamboo powder are scented with natural essential oils and the smell is uplifting but not overwhelming.

Look at that texture! A little goes a long way – I used about a quarter size amount divided between my two arms and a nickle size would have been enough. It provided a mild exfoliation and rinsed away without leaving any oils behind. You can also use this as an armpit detox if you are interested in switching to an aluminum-free deodorant.

Rustic Maka Natural Deodorant ($11) Here is another product from Rustic Maka!

This natural deodorant stick is free of baking soda; some people report sensitivities and reactions to that ingredient. It is made with coconut oil, magnesium, and tapioca powder. It has natural fragrance added but smells more like traditional deodorant (a perfumed scent) and not like essential oils.

It went one easily, I didn’t have any problems with it dragging on my skin. It is a deodorant only so it probably won’t keep you from sweating but will hopefully keep the armpits from smelling bad. By the end of the day my pits weren’t too bad, I think it worked well for a lazy weekend.

LXMI Crème Du Nil Pore-Refining Moisture Veil ($58) I have tried and loved this moisturizer before so I was excited to see it in this box!

Ingredients include shea butter, hibiscus, vanilla hydrosol, and hyaluronic acid. The shea butter is Nilotica Reserve, a special form of shea butter from trees located near the Nile.

It has a mild natural scent and left my skin soft but not greasy.

There was a little copper topped applicator in the Creme du Nil box that you can use to provide a gentle massage and that works especially well under and around the eye area.

LXMI Nilotica Deep Hydration Mask ($8) I remember when LXMI had maybe two products but they have expanded in the last few years. Now they have a face mask along with a few other items that feature their exclusive shea butter.

Shea butter and an assortment of citrus essential oils are in here so maybe use this in the evening and make sure to use sunscreen the next day to avoid a sunburn. Place the mask on a clean face and relax for 10-15 minutes before removing the mask and patting the remaining product into the skin.

Pure Kaya Organic Skincare Konjac Sponge ($10) Konjac sponges are fun to try – they are the dried root of a plant that expands once it gets wet!

This sponge gets its red color from French red clay. It is also biodegradable and renewable.

Use by itself (after getting it wet and squeezing it out) or use with a cleanser. Rinse and then hang by the little attached string to dry it out.

Benjamin Soap Co. Tangerine Lip Balm ($4) I love Benjamin Soap Co. because they are from right around the corner from me and everything I’ve ever tried from them has worked well.

Beeswax, shea butter, and a couple of plant oils are in here along with fruit extracts and essential oils.

It goes on so smoothly and reminds me of orange sherbet! Some lip balms can drag but this one is perfect.

I am loving the products in my November/December Gingko & Grace box! I discovered new brands as well as new items from reliable favorites. These will see me through fall and winter and will help me keep my lips and face soft when those cold winds hit. I tend to use natural deodorants in the cooler months and the body scrub is good any time of year. I also like the konjac, it’s been a while since I’ve used one. The value for the November box was around $116! I know this box is for mature women (yes, that’s me!) but I think all ages and genders can appreciate the items in this box!

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