UPDATE: Since February 2018, The Vegan Kind Beauty Box is shipping bimonthly. Read more about it here.
The August and September Edition of my TVK Beauty Box arrived in a sturdy little box styled out in pretty pastel colours. A little bit of crinkle cut shredded paper keeps the contents safe.
DEAL: Get £5 off your first box! Use coupon code VEGAN.
The box features 6 products.
Details of each product are given in the What’s Inside Your Box sheet.
The info sheet includes an explanation of the difference between ‘vegan’ and ‘cruelty free’ cosmetics by Sascha Camilli, the author of vegan fashion, beauty and lifestyle handbook Vegan Style: Your plant-based guide to fashion + beuty + home + travel. The VeganKind continues to support Animal Free Research UK which supports the development of techniques and procedures to replace the use of animals in biomedical research – £100 from this edition was donated to the good cause.
Memi Makeup Lash to Lash Mascara (RRP £10.00) is a carbon black, water resistant mascara that includes a tapered wand to lift and plump lashes. I like the curved wand, it makes application clean and easy with no clumping. This is a great everyday mascara – it’s subtle and stays put for the whole day without flaking or smudging.
Feather & Down Sweet Dreams Pillow Spray 50ml (RRP £3.50) contains lavender and chamomile essential oils to promote a restful night’s sleep. The info sheet explains that 83% of people in a 4-week trial reported falling asleep quicker than usual when using the spray. I usually find these sorts of sprays too overpowering, but this one has a really pleasant and calming scent that I have enjoyed using. I would recommend using only one spray on your pillow as it is quite strong.
Green People Age Defy+ Soft Buff Exfoliator 10ml (RRP £9.00) brightens and smoothes skin with gentle exfoliation including aromas of neroli, orange, Roman chamomile and red mandarin. It offers a good level of exfoliation and leaves skin glowing. However, it is on the pricey side for the size of the tube and compared to other exfoliating products offering similar results.
Sukin Signature Foaming Facial Cleanser 50ml (RRP £3.99) is a gel cleanser containing a blend of chamomile, aloe vera, green tea, witch hazel, evening primrose and rosehip oil. It removes make-up, dirt and oils while leaving skin hydrated and smooth. I’ve been using this cleanser regularly for a few weeks and love it – it offers a perfect combination of deep cleaning without any dryness, plus, the price is right!
Dr Botanicals Lemon Butter All in One Rescue Butter (RRP £14.95) is a 96% natural blend of minerals, antioxidants and vitamins, plus lemongrass oil and coconut oil. It can be used as moisturiser, a treatment for particularly dry or cracked areas, or as a cleanser. I think it is too heavy for use as a daily moisturiser but like it as a spot-treatment for chapped skin. It also has a great, fresh lemony scent.
Oh K! Chok Chok Quartz Gemstone Slice Mask (RRP £5.00) contains gogi berry, algae extract, arabica coffee seed extract and quartz extract to revive and restore skin. Each packet has 8 mini masks to target specific areas. I preferred these mini masks to a traditional sheet mask, as they are less combersome and more comfortable to wear. These made my skin a bit red immediately after use, but this disappated quickly to leave my skin soft and hydrated.
TheVeganKind Beauty Box continues to deliver an exceptional range of ethical beauty and self-care products. This month’s box contained a mix of quality items for everyday use and I enjoyed trying them all. I continue to recommend TheVeganKind Beauty Box as a good value subscription box for vegans and non-vegans alike.
What do you think of this month’s The Vegan Kind Beauty Box?