A good green beauty subscription box is hard to pass up! I love the element of surprise waiting to see what each month unveils, the introduction to brands I may not have tried on my own accord, and the fact that it is one of the most affordable ways to regularly experience new products. This is especially true when talking about subscription services that feature products more on the high end side, but offer their boxes at a fraction of the retail price. Enter The Detox Box, the monthly subscription box from trusted green beauty retailer, The Detox Market!
"At The Detox Market, our search for the best in green beauty isn’t easy, but it’s worth it.
We have strict ingredient standards, high expectations for performance, and a need to connect with the passion behind each brand. The products that make it are proven to be above and beyond."
The Detox Box has showcased high quality natural brands such as Josh Rosebrook, Odacité, and Tammy Fender; if you're familiar with green beauty, that tells you that their curation is on point! What I especially love is that each box features at least two products in all of their full-sized glory, which really makes me appreciate the value of the service for the price point. Some other subscription boxes only feature trial sizes or an unbalanced combination of full sized and trial size products, which occasionally has left me feeling like I could have gotten more bang for my buck elsewhere. I consider the Detox Box to be a great deal, as you can snag a 1 month subscription for $49.95, a 3 month for $44.95, and a 6 month for just $39.95! Considering that the contents of each month's box retail for at least $90 (some have even been as high as $150) this is an undeniably good deal. Say you get a 1 month subscription just to try it out and the featured products retail at $150, you're getting them at 1/3 of the cost!
Other perks that come along with a subscription include accumulating "Detox Points" that can be used to redeem rewards from The Detox Market online shop, exclusive brand founder interviews and bios, and expert tips and tricks.
The Detox Market kindly gifted me their February 2018 box; because this is my birthday month I'm counting this as my first present! It's also the birth month of this brand's founder...Any guesses? It's SkinOwl! This feature comes at a perfect time because the brand has been getting a lot of attention in the green beauty world recently (or at least in my Instagram feed!) SkinOwl is an independent skincare company based in Los Angeles that took flight from founder Annie Tevelin's personal struggle with cystic acne and her frustration with conventional products delivering poor results. The brand was formed around a belief that skincare is an integral element of self care, a goal of healing a variety of skin ailments, and a mission to deliver tangible results. The personal passion and fulfillment that Annie verbalizes when detailing her journey from makeup artist to rave-reviewed formulator is incredibly inspiring. She's also a dog person and names Jake Gyllenhaal as one of her dream dinner companions, so I think we've got a kindred spirit thing going on...just sayin'. Needless to say I was thrilled to be introduced to her products through the February Detox Box.
SkinOwl's Maqui Berry Beauty Whip and Geranium Beauty Drops are the focal point this month, with an additional single use jar of the Lovey Dovey Beauty Steam included. This box serves up everything you need to revitalize dull, dehydrated winter skin in a relaxing 3-part routine. As with all SkinOwl products, these selections are vegan, cruelty free, gluten free, fragrance free, and free of ingredients that have been found to be toxic such as lead, parabens, and mineral oil.
The Lovey Dovey Beauty Steam is an indulgent and calm-inducing facial steam featuring organic botanical ingredients such as Jasmine, Rose, Lavender, Oatstraw, Rosemary, Elderflower, and Wine Yarrow. Paired together these work to decongest pores and increase circulation, bringing life to the skin and preparing it to take in the nourishing benefits of facial oils, balms, and moisturizers. It's recommended to bring filtered water to a boil and steep the Lovey Dovey botanicals in a large bowl like you would tea for 2 minutes. Afterward, hold your face over the bowl with a towel gently draped over your head for around 5 minutes, then follow up with skincare.
Annie personally recommends combining a few drops of the Geranium Beauty Drops and Maqui Berry Beauty Whip for a rich, super hydrating treatment. This combo can be worn morning and night, and is a great option following a facial steam! However, these products undoubtedly stand alone. The Maqui Berry Beauty Whip is hailed as an all-in-one product that can be used as a makeup primer, face mask, and moisturizer. Featuring powerhouse anti-aging ingredients like DMAE, MSM, Hyaluronic Acid, and the intense antioxidant profile of the Maqui Berry, Beauty Whip claims to plump, soften, and soothe. The Maqui Berry, sourced from Patagonia, has the highest antioxidant levels of any fruit worldwide! Studies support its ability to calm acne, other inflammatory skin conditions, and even skin tone. In the case of the Geranium Beauty Drops, Moroccan Argan Oil is the star - one of my personal favorite ingredients for soothing inflamed skin, evening skin tone, and boosting that glow factor. Organic Rose Geranium Oil accompanies it, adding extra anti-inflammatory and nourishing benefits. This product is a perfect pick for daytime and nighttime in place of or in combination with moisturizer.
Once I give these beautiful products a more thorough try I'll be sharing my personal thoughts on Instagram. For now, I'd say that if this brand piques your interest you should pop over to The Detox Market and add your February box to cart before they're gone! Subscribe to The Detox Box here!
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