What is it?
Skin Organics Clean Beauty is a subscription box with a selection of non-toxic, cruelty-free, organic and natural products. These may be skincare, body care or beauty products. Their aim is to help you discover clean, green and cruelty-free products and brands. They dispatch on 20th of the month.
Cost: £19.00 (+£3.95 P&P) subscription, UK
What was in my box?
This months theme is Beauty Balm. Inside the box were seven products.
The card has details about all the products and discount codes if you decide to buy.
A.S Apothecary: Wild Beauty Balm (website lists price at £42 for 30mls & sheet lists price as £21.00)
This is an everything balm. The brand hand make all their products using natural ingredients. They think of the way they do this as an artistic or meditative process. They even create bespoke products for individuals as one of their services.
Just Be Botanicals: Loved Aromatherapy Chocolate (website & sheet lists price as £2.75)
I’m not really a fan of dark chocolate. I think I’ll pop round to see my mum and share it with her. I’ll try a tiny piece to check if I’m missing out but I think it will be more her thing than mine.
I checked their website and they do different chocolate like milk or white (more me) and a ton of other beauty products, tea and home-ware. They appear to be pretty big – I’m surprised I’ve never come across them.
Isla Apothecary: Neroli Body oil (website lists price as £32 for 100mls & sheet lists price as £4.50)
This body oil was the winner of the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2018 for best Body Oil. It sounds very promising and I look forward to using this as specially as one of the benefits is preventing stretch marks which is great as I am in my third trimester of pregnancy and need to improve on remembering to use a body oil.
Bodhi & Birch: Desert Rose Facial Oil (website lists price as £38 for 15mls and sheet lists price as £9.95)
This facial oil also won the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2018. I do love the scent of rose so perhaps this face oil will be a winner with me too. This oil is designed to even skin tone, boost cellular regeneration and diminish age blemishes.
Lucky Cloud: Nourishing Cleansing Balm (website and sheet lists price as £8.00)
This certainly looks like the sort of cleaner that I love. I do have a few cleansers on the go at the moment so I am not sure I’ll get a chance to use it this month but I’ll try to give it a try just so I can let you know my thoughts at the end of the month.
Roques O’Neil: Himalayan Detox Bath Salts (website and sheet lists price as £10.00 travel size)
There is a warning on website to say that this product is not safe to use during pregnancy – perhaps because it is designed to make you sleepy and pregnant women are already struggling to stay away.
However, I’ve read that a salt bath is very healing after birth so I’ll use it when I return from hospital as a little pamper.
Botany Blend: Meru Facial (sheet lists price as £2.50 sample size)
This facial oil was the winner of the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2018 for Editors Choice. Another award winner and appears to be suitable for all skin types for reducing aging. I hope the sample will be enough to get a good idea of what I think of the product.
Would I recommend?
Once again this is another great box, introducing the sort of brands I want to know and use. Everything feels like good quality and was beautifully wrapped.
All the products meet the promise of clean, green and cruelty-free – so if that’s something you desire, this is a great box for you.
Reflect on previous box
I’ve had a month to use the products I received and share my thoughts.
This is how I got on using the products from my April box:
Sadly, I have been a bit stressed at work and returning home too exhausted to even pamper myself which has resulted in some products not getting used as expected. In addition, the past two weekends my little boy has been ill which steals my time and energy. Hopefully, June will be a better month and I’ll find a little bit of ‘me’ time.
Wild Source: Radiance Mask (website RRP £24.00 & sheet lists price as £15.00)
I’ve not had a chance to use this. Mixing up a face mask whilst my little boy was being sick didn’t seem like a good idea. I feel like I’ve constantly been doing laundry this month and I forgot face masks even exist.
Mono Naturoils: Rose & Cucumber Cleansing Oil (website & sheet lists price as £20.00)
I have used this oil almost everyday and love it. It is a bit rich on a hot day but my skin has been less problematic when I have used it. My skin is definitely more hydrated by this product.
Mono Naturoils: Facial Steam (This trial size is a gift from the founder of Mono. No price is given.)
I still haven’t had a chance to use this. I have been a little stressed at work this month and it has resulted in me being too tired to even pamper myself. I really want to use it and I got as far as taking it to the kettle.
Naissance: Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (website & sheet list price as £8.99)
I haven’t used it. I don’t feel I need it at the moment so it is just sitting in my bathroom cabinet until I do.
Green People: Quinoa & Calendula Shower Gel (website RRP £9.99 (100ml), £4.00 on the sheet for sample size)
I have used this every time I’ve had a shower. I can’t decide if I like the smell or not but it is friendly to my skin. I’d definitely try other Green People products but doubt I’ll replace this one when it is used up.
Anita Grant: Vanilla Cocoa Body Butter Sample (website & sheet RRP £3.45 for 15g sample size)
I can’t use this. It smells too edible and makes me hungry. I really like the brand, it has a very luxurious feel to the products and I am keen to check out more they have to offer.
Anita Grant: Coconut Rosewood Dry Oil (website & sheet RRP £2.99 for 15ml)
Maybe this product is the reason my skin is looking so good. Every time my skin looks a little stressed I’ve dabbed a little of this oil on. It feels lovely on my skin. I wasn’t sure I’d have a need for this but I really love it and would buy again. Did I mention how good it smells? Mmm….