April Boxwalla Subscription Box

The Boxwalla Beauty subscription boxes is one of my favorites. It’s a great way to test out new green beauty brands and products. The every other month subscription box always manages to please (and it only costs $49.95 a box if you subscribe). The month of April Beauty Box: The Chronicles of a Plant Lab features Twelve Beauty.

This Box contains two products from Twelve Beauty : The London Mask & the Ideal Brightening Corrective Serum, two gentle powerhouses that will together smooth, hydrate, brighten and soften skin. Retail Value : $182.

Twelve Beauty is a Spanish/British brand by Dr Pedro Catala who is a Pharmacist, Botanist & Cosmetologist. His line suits all but it’s geared towards sensitive, stressed and reactive skin. Read more about his line HERE. This box contains a full sized London Mask & Ideal Brightening Corrective Serum.

The London Mask is unique as he hand blends it an only makes 50 jars a month. Details per Twelve Beauty:

The London Mask is inspired after 15 years in London, time has come to pay tribute to the city Pedro Catalá calls “home”.

Living in London, where life goes by so fast and with higher than desirable levels of pollution, requires taking skin care seriously. We all desire our skin to glow after a long day. We all wish that we don’t miss out on anything that the city has to offer. Pedro’s instincts told that he had to create an authentic hand crafted remedy that will help eliminate toxins and repair skin damage due to air pollution. At the same time, this organic mask soothes and softens even the most stressed skin providing a unique radiant tone.

Let us introduce you to The London Mask from Twelve Skincare, a highly moisturising organic rice, purified kaolin and natural squalene based mask, enriched with comfrey derivates, mallow, cucumber and the purest vitamin B5.

Twelve Skincare’s The London Mask suits for people on post surgery care, people with stressed skin and lack of elasticity and hydration and those wishing more light and improve skin tone.

Key Ingredients

Kaolin It has moisturising, detox soothing, anti-acne properties. It helps to remove impurities by absorbing the dirt in the skin.

Allantoin Reduces skin irritation by supporting the natural regeneration of the skin cells and improves the skin’s moisture retention while providing a smoothening effect.

Vitamin B5 It is a great skin conditioning agent to provide deep penetrating moisture to the skin, stimulating epithelisation which aids wound healing and offers a soothing effect.

Rice starch Creates a protective film.

Cucumber extract Soothing and refreshing agent that helps the skin elasticity and flexibility.

Mallow Flower A soothing, anti-irritant with gentle moisturising properties.

Squalane This clear fluid oil has a natural affinity to the skin, being one of the main components of the human sebum and hydrolipidic film.

Ingredients

Aqua, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Oryza Sativa Starch, Kaolin, Zinc Oxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Squalane, Panthenol, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Laurate, Mallow Sylvestris Flower Extract, Allantoin, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Parfum, Limonene, Linalool.

This cream has an ever so slight pink hue and a light whipped texture. The scent is very minimal, almost non-existent. Perfect for sensitive skin types. I loved that this clay mask doesn’t dry my skin out. I applied it for the first time and intended to leave it on for 20 minutes then got interrupted by a night terror from my toddler. Needless to say I ended up with this mask on my face for an hour easy. When I went to wash it off my face was soft, renewed and not dry or stripped at all. There’s not too many clay masks that can do that for me. I quite like it.

The Ideal Brightening Corrective Serum. Details per Twelve Beauty:

This super efficient botanical blend contains: Mallow, Peppermint, Cowslip, Willowherb, Lady’s Mantle, Heath Speedwell, Cucumber, White Genepi, Lemon Balm, Yarrow, Masterwort, Buddleja.

This green and clean organic solution naturally brightens the complexion.  12 powerful herbs work synergistically to:

  • Reduce the intensity of dark spots (including sun, age spots and acne scars)
  • Provide more radiant skin tone
  • Illuminate and correct uneven complexion

Key Ingredients

Yarrow Contains essential oils and iridioids that block the key enzyme implied in melanin synthesis, tyrosinase.

Peppermint Rich in essential oils, tannins and polyphenols inhibits the production of melanin

Heath speedwell Packed with Iridioids and flavonoids improves skin radiance

Lemon balm Delivers an anti-inflammatory complex formed by antioxidants to help brighten the skin

Cucumber Apart from its soothing and moisturising properties it has an important detoxifying effect on sun damaged skin

Primula brightens the skin in a natural way thanks to its concentration of saponins, essential oils and flavonoids.

Buddleja is rich in antioxidant flavonoids and phenolic acids to help neutralise the free radical damage that leads to skin discolorations.

Lady’s mantle High in tannis, it helps to improve skin’s tone

Mallow Has a deep moisturising and soothing effect on skin. The content of essential oils and tannins plays an important role on minimising hyperpigmentation.

Ingredients

AQUA, GLYCERIN*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS OIL*, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL LAURATE, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, CUCUMIS SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT, MALVA SYLVESTRIS FLOWER EXTRACT*, SODIUM HYALURONATE, MENTHA PIPERITA LEAF EXTRACT*, PRIMULA VERIS EXTRACT*, ALCHEMILLA VULGARIS EXTRACT*, VERONICA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT*, MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT*, ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT*, PEUCEDANUM OSTRUTHIUM LEAF EXTRACT*, BUDDLEJA DAVIDII LEAF EXTRACT*, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL*, ARTEMISIA UMBELLIFORMIS EXTRACT*, TOCOPHEROL, PANTHENOL , XANTHAN GUM, BENZYL ALCOHOL, ETHANOL*, DEHYDROACETIC ACID.

* Organic ingredients

I haven’t been able to use this yet as I just got it and don’t have an open spot yet in my routine. This is a hydroquinone and retinol free brightening serum. It ideally should be suitable for pregnancy which is nice. I love the black glass pump packaging.

I love the detailed cards it always comes with. The subscription box is sold out, but you can buy it one time HERE.

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