Love Goodly February/March 2018 Box Review
I always look forward to discovering what’s coming in my Love Goodly boxes. So far this unique subscription service introduced me to dozens of eco-friendly, non-toxic, vegan and cruelty-free brands. Even though it’s still January, I’ve been in full-on spring cleaning mode for the past few weeks and have no plans of stopping anytime soon. As I clear out my beauty cabinets and drawers from old and expired skincare, and everything I no longer use, it feels good to replace them with products that are clean, fresh, new and exciting.
HOW IT WORKS:
For $29.95 Love Goodly box subscribers will receive a curated selection of eco-friendly, vegan, & natural products delivered every other month. Single boxes also available for $35. Click here to subscribe.
1 // Source Vital Cucumber Eye Cream ($29.95) – This natural handcrafted eye cream has a silky, luscious texture that feels like yogurt. The main ingredients include seaweed, cucumber, aloe vera, and a complex of essential oils that help hydrate and revitalize tired skin around the eyes. I also noticed that the area feels a little firmer once the product absorbs, making my eyes look brighter and more awake. So far I really like it!
2 // Cypress Skincare Lash Love ($29) – Bold brows are in, and I could definitely use a little help growing them out. This unscented lash & brow serum features a blend of castor and hemp oils that have been used for centuries to help nourish the hair and promote growth. This particular serum comes with a doe foot applicator instead of a traditional wand, so it’s easier to apply on your brows and you can even use it as a lip balm.
3 // MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Scrub ($18) – MyChelle is one of those underrated brands with really great products. I’m pretty sure I loved everything I tried from them, and I consider myself a skincare snob. This non-toxic scrub gently exfoliates the skin with fruit enzymes and jojoba beads, thoroughly clearing every pore and making the surface of the skin feel a lot smoother. Plus, it smells like lemongrass, and that’s one of my favorite scents. I still have a couple things to finish first, but this one will be joining my beauty routine very soon.
4 // Hurraw! Lip Balm ($3.79) – There was a variety of lip balm flavors sent out, and I received the grapefruit one, which is perfect! I love using citrusy products in the winter, because I grew up in Russia where it’s a tradition to eat oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits between November and March every year. It is believed that the high content of Vitamin C can boost the immune system and help the body resist the flu viruses better. Now that I am more educated on the science behind Vitamin C and know that in reality the boost is insignificant, it’s still great for the overall health to regularly eat fresh fruits and veggies. Anyway, this lip balm feels great on the lips. It’s lightweight, non-sticky, and very easy to apply without dragging. It will work well for people with sensitive lips, because it pretty much melts on the skin right away and you don’t have to tug the skin to apply it.
5 // Derma E Overnight Peel ($18.99) – Derma E is a brand I want to feature more often on this blog because their products are affordable, clean, and very effective. While some things don’t work as well for me as others, in general I think the company is on the right track. This overnight peel is actually one of my personal favorites and I own it in full size too. It gently exfoliates the skin with AHAs and fruit enzymes, and I would use it 2-3 times a week as an anti-aging treatment. I’ll save this mini for traveling.
6 // LesserEvil Buddha Bowl Organic Popcorn ($2) – Popcorn is kind of a unicorn of healthy snacks. I love that it’s huge by volume and low in calories, so I can sprinkle it with some nutritional yeast and spices, and pig out without feeling guilty. I tried this brand before and thought it was delicious.
This was a great box and the perfect way to add some new non-toxic products to my beauty routine for the remainder of the season. Cold weather, snow, wind, and dry indoor air can wreak havoc on my skin, and my eye area is especially prone to getting red and irritated. That’s why the eye cream takes the crown as my favorite product of the month, followed closely by MyChelle exfoliant. But really, everything was great! Usually there is at least 1 product I am a little on the fence about, but this time I am loving everything.
As a little bonus, Love Goodly also included a 20% off coupon for Veestro, a food delivery service for gourmet plant-based meals and juices. All meals are made with organic, non-GMO ingredients and do not contain preservatives. I briefly checked out the website and really liked what I saw, so I may buy a few meals to try when I expect an especially busy week.
And as always, by choosing Love Goodly every subscriber helps support a charitable cause. The February/March box gives back to Farm Sanctuary, a leading farm animal protection organization.
Have you tried any of these products or brands before? What is your favorite vegan beauty brand? Let me know in the comments below!