Full disclosure, I work in a gorgeous beauty store and have access to hundreds of products every day; I should have no desire to try anything else.
Have we all had a good laugh at that?? I can never try too many products! I'm a makeup artist and crazy passionate about skincare. It's literally my job to try everything (at least that's what I tell myself). Of course, almost all of the brands I have access to are traditional, i.e. full of ingredients I prefer not to use daily. Enter the green beauty subscription box.
Goodebox: "A service providing curated healthy beauty and natural wellness products." Their box will set you back $19 a month, or slightly less if you sign up for 3 or 6 months in advance. It arrives in a nondescript cardboard box, and contains an array of small cards with descriptions of what you are receiving. So far their boxes have featured an assortment of brands I have never heard of, but am immediately in love with. Mostly skincare and bodycare. It seems most subscription services want to steer you back to their site to purchase full size products, but Goodebox doesn't have much of a shop. They are generous with samples and full size products, and everything has been wonderful. If you are very serious about your natural ingredients, and love skincare, this is the box for you.
Standout Goodebox Products-
- The Eslor Peeling Gel is an effective gommage packed with Pineapple and Papaya enzymes and Sea Buckthorn oil. This gommage goes on as a gel, sits for several minutes, then as you massage it off it rolls picking up any dead skin cells leaving your skin smooth and hydrated.
- The Soapbox Black Soap smells like a dream. The charcoal and shea butter formula works for face and body. I'm tempted to just cut it into slivers to scent all of my drawers.
- The Lotus Moon Roll-On Eye Serum is incredible. A super cold roller-ball applies the rosewater and glycerin formula to de-puff and hydrate the delicate eye area. Most eye creams irritate my skin, but this works perfectly.
Petit Vour: "Luxury vegan beauty products that overachieve and impress." The box is a flat rate of $15 a month. It arrives in a hot pink box with a themed postcard inside. Their branding, website, and packaging are girly and upscale. Their online store is well designed and it's easy to find the products you loved in your delivery. They are clearly an established company with a very specific aesthetic. This box is focused on cruelty-free, and seems to include more makeup and beauty. If you love beauty products and are passionate about cruelty-free, this is your box.
Standout Petit Vour Products-
- Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Cream is hands down the best deodorant cream I've tried. The Lavender formula has baking soda, but hasn't irritated me yet. They also make a baking soda free version! Win!
- Blissoma Pure Sensitive Skin Soothing Complex is an exquisite moisturizer. It's so creamy and hydrating, but featherlight on the skin. It boasts antimicrobial, soothing, and regenerating propeties, and the ingredients are lovely. Highly recommended.
- Lily Lolo Mascara (not pictured) just came in my most recent box, and is my new favorite mascara. I love lashes, the more the better. This formula is the first I've tried that stands up to traditional formulas. A deep black with volume for days.
As you've probably deduced, I love both of these boxes. I'm finding so many new favorites, and honestly I can't think of anything I'd enjoy more than a package showing up in my mailbox full of green beauty finds. Two might be excessive, but then again, so am I.