This month Birchbox used products that take inspiration from nature.
Pangea Organics Lip Balm
What Birchbox says: Organic oils, vitamins, and essential fatty acids sink into your lips to provide a moisturizing shield.
What I say: I was happy to get a full size lip balm and this stick is big. I have full lips and with regular sized balm or chap stick I have to swipe it over my lips a few times to get full coverage. I like it but I don't love the scent enough to make me buy it after it runs out. I will definitely use it though.
BENTA BERRY G-1 Exfoliating Facial Cleanser
What Birchbox says: This creamy gel exfoliator gives pores a deep cleaning while leaving skin’s natural defense barrier intact. Miniscule ground apricot seeds banish tired cells, revealing the new, youthful skin underneath. BENTA BERRY’s signature botanical complex of burdock, jasmine, and mandarin helps regulate oil production, while white dead-nettle and zinc leave skin smooth, matte, and better able to absorb moisture.
What I say: I really liked this. I will probably purchase a full size. I like that it did exfoliate my skin and left my skin softer but it wasn't harsh and abrasive like some of these scrubs can be.
Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
What Birchbox says: The fragrance is a gourmand floral; a charming and sparkling surprise of vibrant fruits, kissed by a bouquet of soft petals and a touch of sweet indulgence.
What I say: Its light and youthful smelling. I do wear it but I don't think I'd buy a full bottle. I feel a little tween-ish wearing it. If I am to buy a sweet smelling scent, like for Mother's Day (Rob), I would opt for Candy by Prada.
Weleda Pomegranate Firming Day Cream
What Birchbox says: Organic pomegranate seed oil is rich in antioxidants and punicic acid, a compound known to speed up cell renewal. Together with golden millet seed extracts, pomegranate helps increase skin’s firmness and elasticity while shielding it from free radicals. An infusion of organic argan and jojoba seed oils softens skin. Plus, this nutrient-rich day cream doesn’t contain any artificial preservatives, and its subtle fragrance comes courtesy of natural essential oils.
What I say: I couldn't really tell a difference in my skin. Will not be buying but will use my sample.
I also received a couple other Pangea Organics as a "bonus" but the samples were so small that I didn't get to see if they really work so I won't write a review. Overall, this month I was happy to get a full size sample of the chap stick and happy to find a nice exfoliator.
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