June Boxwalla Beauty Subscription Box

Boxwalla Beauty subscription box is pretty much my favorite subscription box of all time. It comes out every other month and never disappoints. This MOSSAIC box features Moss skincare. A Beauty Box for the luxury loving skincare nerd, this box lets you experience the most effective and nutrient-rich beauty products we have experienced, exquisite products that harness the potency of plant-based ingredients. Always cruelty-free.

This month is amazing as it contains two full size products worth $215. All for $49.95 if you subscribe. While it was sold out before I even got this box to photograph and show you, you can always sign up for the next one. You’ll want to eventually as the boxes are just amazing deals that showcase great green beauty brands. Plus August will be an amazing box.

Moss stands for Modern Organic Sacred Skincare. I’ve never used the brand and honestly only heard of it a month before the box preview came out. You can more about Moss HERE. I also love supporting the brand as they are based near my hometown in Colorado. A friend told me I needed to try the Moss Beurre Celeste cleansing balm and it was like magic that same balm was in my next Boxwalla box. It was perfect timing. I’m addicted to cleansing balms so I was super excited to get this month in my hands. Beurre Celeste is a honey infused rinsable cleansing balm. Details per Moss:

A honey-infused cleansing balm that rinses clean with water. Beneficial for all skin types, especially dry and congested skins. Excellent for removing makeup and  SPF. Also provides gentle exfoliation, smoothing and brightening. Preserves integrity of skin barrier and microbiome; no stripping, damage, or preservatives.

We love BC for its incredible cleansing power that miraculously co-exists with profound nourishment and gentleness.

Leaves skin brightened, smooth and never feeling stripped or dry.

 

Key Actives:

Raw Nebraska Honey – Our raw honey comes straight from hives located on environmentally protected USDA Pollinator Habitat land along the Loup River within Central Nebraska. This wildlife habitat protected land is located several miles away from any agricultural ground, and provides our bees with a floral source of
over 40 different blooming wildflowers from the untamed prairie of Nebraska. Organic beekeeping methods are employed to ensure the bees are healthy. The honey is never processed or heated in order to maintain all vital nutrient qualities of antioxidants, pollen, enzymes, vitamins, and amino acids.

Sunflower Oil – The sunflower we use is high in linoleic acid and Vitamin E, two key nutrients that have been shown to be beneficial for combatting acne.

Macadamia Oil – Offering a fatty acid profile that is very close to that of skin’s natural sebum, it is also exceptionally high in phytosterols. Sterols work the same way that cholesterol does in our skin, which is one of the reasons why macadamia nut oil has great skin penetration and anti-aging abilities. Phytosterols are calming and healing, which is why Macadamia is known to help repair the skin’s barrier function.

Kokum butter – Obtained from mangosteen seeds, Kokum butter is highly antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and high in vitamin E. Used widely in India for both anti-aging and anti-acne benefits.

Sea Buckthorn CO2 Extract – Extremely rich in vitamins C, E, A and beta-carotene. Rich in antioxidants and fatty acids. Renowned for healing damaged skin. Excellent for sun-exposed skin. Neutralizes free radicals, helps protect skin from pollution and oxidation.

 

I own quite a few cleansing balms if you haven’t noticed. I have a slight addiction to them lately. I do not have a honey based one. Until now. This balm just oozes the smell of delicious honey. It’s a thicker balm so it tackles makeup and SPF removal with ease. Beurre Celeste does emulsify to rinse clean leaving behind baby soft skin thats hydrated and never stripped or dry. Honey is such an amazing ingredient for skin and I love that I finally have a cleansing balm that contains a high concentration of it. Honey is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and packed full of repairing nutrients. I massage this onto my dry skin then rinse with water. I have used this as my only cleanser as well as followed it with a double cleanse at night. It works both ways and it just depends on my mood. This is one of the most delectable cleansing balms I’ve ever used. I’m officially hooked.

 

Ingredients

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Mel (Local Organic Honey)*, Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Butter*, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia Nut) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Esters*, Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate, Hydroxystearyl Alcohol, Hydroxystearyl Glucoside, Sorbitan Olivate, Sunflower Lecithin*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit CO2 Extract*, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil FCF, Backhousia Citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Oil*, Cymbopogon Martinii (Palmarosa) Oil*, Coriandrum Sativum CO2 Extract*, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract

*Organic/Wildcrafted

Illumina is an exfoliating and vitamin C serum in one. Details per Moss:

Illumina is a Vitamin C and exfoliating serum in one. It uses botanical extracts and exceptionally gentle pumpkin enzyme instead of harsh acids or retinoids to balance cellular turnover and revive the skin’s natural glow and smooth texture.

It also contains Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (a stable form of Vitamin C) to brighten and firm. Studies have shown this type of Vitamin C may help decrease the appearance of acne lesions.

We recommend starting by using Il every other evening, then adjusting if needed. Illumina is to be used 1x per week – 1x per day in the evening.

Apply after cleansing/toning and before moisturizer/oils.

If using Illumina, do not apply any other exfoliating product at the same time.

 

Key Actives:

White Willow Bark – White willow bark extract acts as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent. Willow bark extracts are employed as a natural source of salicylic acid. White Willow Bark provides the benefits of salicylic acid such as BHA exfoliation, and anti-microbial action, without any of the typically associated irritation.

Pumpkin Enzymes – AHAs or traditional enzymes such as papain or bromelain tend to be irritating on the skin. Unlike traditional materials, pumpkin enzymes show an uncommonly mild irritation profile in tests; results confirm that pumpkin is only slightly more irritating than glycerin.

Vigna Acontifolia Seed – Vigna Acontifolia Seed Extract has a demonstrated ability to help boost cell renewal, similar to retinol, without the associated irritation. When used at similar levels, the extract’s efficacy comparable to that of Retinol. Additionally, it has potent antioxidant properties.

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate – Several studies have shown this form of Vitamin C to be as effective as retinol in reducing acne lesions. In one study, acne lesions decreased by 20% after 4 weeks, and 48% after 8 weeks using SAP and 21% and 49% using retinol. 

Burdock Root – An exceptional multi-tasking botanical. Cools heat, strengthens the lymphatic processes, purifies and removes toxins. Soothing and anti-bacterial properties. One study showed that topical treatment with a natural burdock extract significantly improved the metabolism of the dermal extracellular matrix and led to a visible wrinkle reduction.

Plant Ceramides – A crucial component of a healthy skin barrier. The lipid matrix of a healthy, protective skin barrier consists of fatty acids (found in oils and butters), ceramides and cholesterol (much more difficult to find as topical supplements). Our ceramides are plant derived and support the health of the stratum corneum.

Smallflower + Saw Palmetto CO2 Complex – both of these herbs show significant activity against the 5alpha reductase enzyme that increases testosterone activity in the skin, leading to a higher instance of acne lesions. Since beta sisterols (the active component of Saw Palmetto) are oil soluble, we use a rare CO2 extraction to fully draw out the powers of the phytonutrients.

 

I have to admit I have not gotten around to using Illumina yet. I didn’t have an open spot for a brightening serum yet. It looks very exciting as I love pumpkin enzyme anything. While non l-ascorbic acid vitamin C tends to not brighten my skin that well, I love that the derivatives do help build my collagen. It’s also got natural BHAs and antioxidants like white tea. I’m excited to dive into this coming up. I just like to give everything its full test run so I need an open slot in my routine to fit this into first. Thank you Boxwalla for introducing me to Moss. Make sure you subscribe as you won’t want to miss the next box.

 

Ingredients

Viola Odorata (Violet) Leaf Hydrosol*, Water/Aqua, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Vigna Aconitifolia (Moth Bean) Seed Extract, Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Extract*, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) CO2 Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Glycosphingolipids, Gluconolactone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Methylpropanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenylpropanol, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract*, Magnolia Grandiflora (Magnolia) Bark Extract*, Andrographis Paniculata Extract*, Epilobium Parviflorum (Smallflower) Extract*, Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract*, Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract*, Monarda Fistulosa (Bee Balm) Oil*, Palmarosa Oil, Coriander Oil* *Organic/Wildcrafted

*Organic/Wildcrafted Botanicals

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