October Boxwalla Subscription Box: African Botanics Resurrection Cell Recovery Serum

So I’ve been meaning to write this review for about six months. Other things just kept popping up in the meantime, but now that Boxwalla is launching their October beauty box with this gorgeous African Botanics Resurrection Cell Recovery Serum it needs to be reviewed. I’ve already used one bottle in its entirety and you’ll notice the old style below with the new more sleek repackaging above. The bottle is still the same it’s just the text style that changed. The Resurrection Cell Recovery Serum is a night serum designed to lift, firm and brighten the skin. Details per African Botanics:

Potent anti-aging technology in a sheer, gel-like texture increases collagen synthesis and reduces fine lines while soothing environmentally stressed and sensitive skin.

Diminishes the damage caused by sun, time, and pollution and protects skin with antioxidants using rare ingredients harvested in South Africa.

Powered by Retinol, Resveratrol and plant peptides to smooth lines and wrinkles.

Restores moisture loss with African Resurrection plant and Hyaluronic acid while boosting collagen to support the structure of healthy and radiant skin.

Key Benefits

  • Minimizes dark spots by 67% with Swiss Garden Cress Liposomes and green sea algae. Gently exfoliates and refines.
  • Contains anti-inflammatory and calming African Aloe Ferox, Arnica, Gotu Kola, Cucumber and Cape Chamomile extracts.
  • Swiss Garden Cress Lyposomes – rich in sulforaphane, a powerful antioxidant phytonutrient. Effectively inhibits melanin formation, provides exceptional brightening benefits and evens skin tone.

Directions Use PM only. Apply 1-2 pumps. Massage onto cleansed damp skin: face, neck, and décolleté before applying an oil and/or hydrating cream if desired. Tap a small amount around the eye area.

The Boxwalla Beauty Box is a bi-monthly subscription box that’s all about green beauty that’s never boring. It’s pretty much my favorite subscription box. The October box is a sequel to August featuring one of my all time favorite brands-African Botanics. The theme is ‘The Intrepid Pattern of Plants’. This sequel pairs perfectly with the August box (African Botanics Fleurs D’Afrique Recovery Oil) but it also stands very well on its own.

African Botanics combines native African plant extracts with other plant extracts for potent products. This serum has soothing and anti-inflammatory ingredients like arnica, cucumber, mallow, Ferox aloe, gotu kola, resurrection, rice protein & chamomile. You have hydrating ingredients like algin (brown algae), cucumber, glycerin, Ferox aloe, hyaluronic acid, linoleic acid, wheat germ, marula & baobab oils. African Botanics included antioxidants like nettle, resveratrol, vitamin B5, E and C (in the form of Ascorbyl Methylsilanol Pectinate a derivative). They also included sugarcane a natural glycolic acid and phytic acid (evens out tone creating a fresh, radiant and healthy-looking complexion). Vitamin C and Swiss garden cress liposomes help tackle spots and discoloration. The retinol pretty much help with everything-lines, wrinkles, uneven tone and texture.

This serum also contains some fun African plant extracts like Ferox aloe (anti-inflammatory, aids in wound healing and inhibits microbial growth. Read more HERE), Resurrection plant (antioxidant & increasing production of elastin and collagen. Read more HERE), Chlorella Vulgaris (green algae rich in carotenoids, stimulates collagen production) & horsetail (antioxidant, skin tightening). This serum has a water and witch hazel base. Witch hazel has astringent properties, plus it’s an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.


Aqua (Water), Hamamelis Virginia (Witch Hazel) Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Arnica Cordifolia Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elder Tree) Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy)* Extract, Anacyclus Pyrethrum (Pellitory)* Extract, Glycerin (Vegetable), Butylene Glycol (Sugarcane), Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract*, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hyaluronic Acid, Phytic Acid, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Linoleic Acid, Sorbitol, Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ascorbyl Methylsilanol Pectinate (Vitamin C), Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Hydrocotyl (Centella Asiatica) Extract, Chamomile Martricaria Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris (Green Algae) Extract, Hydrolyzed Algin, Lepidium Sativum (Garden Cress) Sprout Extract, Lecithin, Myrothamnus Flabellifolius (Resurrection) Plant Extract, Resveratrol, Retinol (Vitamin A), Citrus Aurantium (Neroli)* Flower Extract, Eriocephalus Punctulatus (Cape Chamomile)* Flower Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula)** Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab)**, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract. *Organic and **Wild-Harvested Ingredients. Formulated without silicones, mineral oils, parabens, allergens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, PEGs and SLSs.

The serum has a clear light gel texture. I’s housed in a sparkling green glass bottle that is perfection. This has a pump style dispenser. This serum melts into the skin with ease and provides a light hydrating layer. As you can see above it’s packed full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, hydrating & anti-aging ingredients. I absolutely loved this night serum. It layers beautifully and my skin had a radiant healthy glow while using this. My complexion was a bit more radiant and bright while using this serum. I can’t wait to dive into another bottle. You can get this serum that retails for $160 for $49.95 if you subscribe. You have until October 10th to sign up if you want this box. Subscribe HERE.

The card that comes in the Boxwalla box:

*This box gifted by Boxwalla, I bought one bottle on my own previous to that, all thought are my own

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