Pearlesque Box is a subscription box that delivers full-sized and travel-sized beauty products from around the world to your home each month so that you can accurately judge how each product affects your skin. Each month features a different organic, non-toxic, natural skin care line. This box is $39.95 a month (or a bit lower for longer sub terms) and promises a value of $90 – and it is often well above that!
Only about 10% of the 10,000 chemicals commonly found in personal care products have safety data
The US has NOT passed a federal law to regulate the ingredients used in personal care products since 1938
The European Union has spent the past two decades banning or restricting more than 1,300 ingredients, the US has only banned 11
20% of personal-care products that contain at least one chemical linked to cancer
Our mission is to bring you organic, non-toxic and safe products!
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I received a card with background info on the featured brand for May, Herbal Dynamics Beauty:
Herbal Dynamics Beauty harnesses the synergy of nature and science to deliver tangible results and real benefits. Bringing natural and effective personal care products to consumers seeking affordable options remains our guiding principle – we believe everyone should have access to healthy products that support positive well-being.
Making natural, creative and effective personal care products accessible remains our guiding principle. Our mission is to be the eminent indie beauty brand positioned to meet the full spectrum of consumer wellness needs.
The back of the card listed each product, its retail value, and how to use each item. Check out the #pearltip for additional info.
Everything in my May 2020 Pearlesque Box! We received four items from this new-to-me beauty brand!
Herbal Dynamics Beauty Cucumber & Blue Lotus Micellar Water ($16) I use a micellar water every night to remove my eye makeup so I was excited to see that this was safe for use in the eye area.
It has cucumber and water lily extracts and poured out pretty quickly when I applied it to my cotton pad. Unfortunately, it didn’t remove my eye makeup. It would take a lot of effort and cotton balls to try to remove even a basic eyeliner and shadow combo. The instructions say this can be used as a toner and I can’t imagine using toner to remove eye makeup. It smells mostly like cucumber.
Herbal Dynamics Beauty Diamond & Pearl Firming Gel Mask ($30) claims to hydrate, plump, and resurface the skin in about 15 minutes.
Place on clean, dry skin and then wait 15 minutes before rinsing off.
Ingredients were on a tag under the container and include glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and apple extract at the top. Other ingredients found inside are diamond powder, mother-of-pearl, and amino acids.
It’s very pretty and sparkly, and it’s also highly perfumed. I applied to my face and then rinsed it off in the shower. It was fun to use and I’m sure selfies with glittery masks would look cool, but I didn’t notice any lingering benefits.
Herbal Dynamics Beauty Clean and Calm™ Cucumber Cooling Eye Cream ($18) I like to try eye creams and enjoy how they tend to soothe that delicate area.
This one is supposed to smooth the skin with collagen while cucumber extract is supposed to feel refreshing. Hyaluronic acid is a popular ingredient that helps keep the area moist and hydrated.
It smells very much like cucumber and didn’t feel tacky or greasy.
Herbal Dynamics Beauty Volumizing and Smoothing Rapid Lip Mask ($20) I’ve tried lip scrubs before, but never a mask like this! It’s supposed to plump and smooth the skin in this delicate area.
According to Herbal Dynamics Beauty, extracts from the “Kiss-Me-Now” flower combined with hyaluronic acid plumps up the lips. I couldn’t find info on a flower with that name, but there is a flower called Kiss-Me-Quick, and I believe it’s the same thing, Portulaca pilosa. I guess Hairy Pigweed doesn’t sound as cute, but that is another name for it!
Ingredients were on the bottom of the container and I was surprised to see Red #33 on the list.
I placed some on my lips, being careful not to go outside of my lip line. I didn’t feel much happening when I had it on, but when I wiped it off I could feel some mild tingling. This didn’t lead to fuller lips. My lower lip felt a bit plumper for a few minutes afterwards, and that quickly faded. I don’t have a full upper lip so this had zero effect on it. The product smelled and felt a little like rubbing raspberry yogurt all over, and some of it got in my mouth and I really don’t want those ingredients (red dye #33?) in my body.
I appreciated the chance to try 4 new items from Herbal Dynamics Beauty in the May Pearlesque Beauty Box! This was a new-to-me brand and they sent some items that were fun and different from what I usually use. I liked the eye cream most of all, but I can’t help feeling somewhat disappointed that some of the products had perfumes and dyes added, those don’t sound very natural to me but I am sure they make the products look and smell pretty. A few of the ingredients used are banned for sale at Whole Foods Market. The value for the May box was around $84, which falls short of the $90 promise, but it turns out the eye mask has been on sale for a while.
Do you subscribe to Pearlesque Box? What did you think of this month’s box? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!