I had a lot of requests for more information on the products in the box and what skins they are suitable/not suitable for so thought a quick debrief may prove helpful before the box goes on sale, and while the waitlist is still open.
Sonya Dakar Eye Wash – £32.00
This was one of my favourite surprises of this year so far. Super-light in texture, it works extremely quickly but more importantly, gently, in the very delicate eye area. It removes all makeup effortlessly with one pump. Use in the evening if wearing makeup, as a first cleanse, just on the eye area. A little goes a very long way.
MV Organic Skincare Gentle Cream Cleanser – £35.50
MV is one of the loveliest organic brands on the market and this cleanser is perfect for both ’normal’ skins and those that sometimes need something calming as well as cleansing. It’s gentle and non-foaming so causes no further damage if your skin is even slightly reactive. It’s great as either a morning cleanse or a second cleanse in the evening.
Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser – £54.00
This defines the term ‘multi-tasker’ having such a wide range of uses that it is one to grab if you can only take one. It works as a morning cleanse, an evening first OR second cleanse and is also an eye makeup remover. If your skin is playing up, feels tight, hot or red, if it’s even a little annoyed with you, this should be your first choice from the box. This is your ‘when in doubt’ cleanser. A no-brainer.
Oskia Micro Exfoliating Balm – £48.00
Not everyone likes acids, and even those of us that love them occasionally want something that goes a step further and physically exfoliates. This balm uses MSM and silica beads – not a microbead in sight – to give a granular, gentle, exfoliation, It also smells beautiful, making the entire process much more satisfying.
Use twice a week as needed, am or pm.
Pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm – £18.00
Sometimes life takes over and you want one product that will just ‘do the job’ in the evenings. This is the Pixi balm for me. Used in the evening, it destroys makeup and spf and is a quicker, better alternative if you would normally grab a wipe and be done with it. Used in the mornings, it’s the perfect cleanse if your skin is feeling a little dry or dehydrated.
Dr Gross Ferulic & Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel Pads x 8 – £38.50
These are still fairly new to market and I’m thrilled that Dr Gross agreed to let me have them in this box. It takes the ‘acid toning’ stage a step further by including ferulic acid and retinol to help accelerate cell renewal, aid pigmentation and an even skin tone. I noticed a difference with these after two uses. Use twice a week in the evening, follow with your usual routine. Fab.
May Lindstrom The Jasmine Garden Facials Spray – £48.00
This is the product that elevates the second toning stage from a ‘spritz’ to a must-have. Jasmine Garden is a phenomenal mix of silver, jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang and vanilla that not only engulfs the senses and soothes the skin but seals in hydration whether used after acids or during the day as a top-up spritz. Beautiful.
Value of box: £274.00
RRP of box: £175.00
The wait list closes at 10am tomorrow morning. Sign up here: www.cultbeauty.co.uk/cult-beauty-box-caroline-hirons
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Normal blog service resumes tomorrow – back to masks!