It has been a while since I had a beauty subscription of any sort, the last being the French beauty box My Little Box. I was reading a post by Sandra of Beauty Balm about a box she received via Latest in Beauty and thought why not. I had a look at their website and opted to choose my own products and signed up for the beginners option of a monthly subscription for £9.00. With this you can choose three products each month from a wide variety ranging from hair to skin to fragrance.
I was really happy to see a great selection of premium brands available, some I have had in the past and some of whom are new to me. For my May subscription I chose products from Oskia, Omorovicza and Caudalie. To my surprise, I also received a three other products; one from Japanese skincare brand DHC, one from Indeed Labs and a cute zipped cosmetic bag. Hence the title of the post.
So starting clockwise from the top; Oskia’s Renaissance Mask. This British luxury skin care brand has been on my radar for some time, but never tried it. The mask is formulated to brighten and resurface the skin with largely natural ingredients. I don’t think Oskia claim to be totally organic (let me know if I’m wrong on this) but say – We only use naturally-derived, clean ingredients that are kind to your skin & our environment. We’ll never use potentially harmful synthetic ingredients.
Next is one of my favourite French brands, Caudalie. I love their S.O.S. serum so opted to try the Vinoperfect Radiance serum. Caudalie are another brand who’s philosophy is for organic ingredients and a green approach to their production and packaging.
Then comes the luxury Hungarian skin care brand, Omorovicza. I have had the good fortune to try out a few of their amazing products before and love them. They are a bit too far out of my budget to be regulars, but I wasn’t going to skip the chance to get something from them. The refining facial polish is perfect for mature skin as it is non-drying and won’t exacerbate redness or sensitivity, or at least it hasn’t with me. It contains moor mud, fruit acids and marine micro-algae.
Next we have Indeed Labs (a Canadian company!) Nanoblur. I admit I snorted a bit when I saw the “10 years younger in 40 seconds” bit on the front of the package. Think of it as a pumped up primer, though Indeed says you can use it over make up. You pat it on, rather than massaging it in like you would a cream. I remember when their Hyaluron Moisture Booster hit the U.K. market a few years ago. It was a huge hit and they have expanded their product lines since then. They aren’t organic or natural, but I think they keep the rubbish to a minimum.
Lastly I have a sheet mask from Japanese brand DHC. I have a package of their blotting tissues, a little purse size thing, and they are great for soaking up the midday shine you sometimes get on your T zone. I’m not a fan of fabric masks generally. They feel cold and slimey and weird, but I’m going to give this one an honest try. The Arbutin white mask is meant to help brighten and refresh the skin. I had read there were complaints that the original Arbutin white mask was too dry and DHC have since upped the serum content of the fabric.
I will let you know how I do with everything and in the meantime, if you use any of the products in the post or have a favourite beauty subscription, tell me about it!