For the month of January 2019, Birchbox France has launched a Green box. I find the idea as attractive as it is interesting because starting the year with a trend a little more green and eco-responsible seems more than necessary !
Box Green Birchbox : the content
Birchbox adapts their boxes to the desires of its customers and therefore offers a box entirely composed of products respectful of their Green Charter.
The box Green consists of a pouch with plant print. Inside, we discover six products :
- an organic Jumbo Eye pencil from Boho : the shade is a rather dark bronze (shade 1 of the range).
- Huygens’ Supernature Beauty Mud : is a soothing and purifying mask.
- Kerastase Aura Botanic Masque Fondamental Riche : is a rinsing mask made from Amazonian Brazil nut oil. This product is formulated with 98% natural ingredients.
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste from The Humble Co. : The toothbrush is 100% biodegradable, made from sustainably grown bamboo. The brand’s toothpaste has a clean formula with natural ingredients.
- Villa Botania Bella Notte body cream : the formula is made from orange blossom water and the combination of natural bee waxes, jojoba and sesame oil.
Box Green Birchbox : my review
Proposing a Green box is a great idea because it allows to discover a selection of products without taking too much risk. Indeed, sometimes we try to test products with a cleaner composition, brands with a commitment to the environment but sometimes we can get lost in offers. Birchbox does a selection job that offers us a gateway to this new way of consuming beauty.
The Bella Notte body cream is a real favorite. Its fluid formula melts on the skin and leaves a delicate fragrance of orange blossom. The cream penetrates almost instantly and the skin becomes even more silky.
I regularly use jumbo pencils in my makeup routines : fast, efficient – they are self-sufficient while offering the opportunity to serve as a base for more elaborate looks. This bronze adapts itself to all the complexions and colors of eyes. It’s a universal hue. The texture is melting and blends relatively easily. The product has excellent lasting during the day : you will need a two-phase makeup remover or a cleansing oil to overcome it.
It had been a while since I wanted to test bamboo toothbrushes. Compared to my electric toothbrushes, this model is very light in its grip. After trying it, I found that the bristles is a little hard compared to my electric toothbrushes. If you have fragile teeth or sensitive gums, brushing can be a bit painful. Yet it is soft bristles in the model proposed in the Birchbox. I think the one I use daily has finer hair. Nevertheless, the teeth are very clean and smooth.
It’s been more than a year since I switched to organic toothpastes, or zero waste toothpaste according to my wishes. This mini format will come with me on my next trip.
The mask Aura Botanica Kérastase is a pleasure to use in the shower. Its perfume is wafting in the bathroom. The hair becomes ultra shiny, soft and supple. A perfect product to take care of your hair !
Having not tested the Huygens mask yet, I can not give you a return. Nevertheless, as soon as this is done, I will update this article.
Finally, the fabric pouch that accompanies the green Birchbox is a real plus : it is pretty in addition to being practical. It can be used on the go or everyday in your purse. If you want to integrate it into your decoration, make a setback (or two) and this pouch is transformed into a basket to store your cottons to remove makeup, jewelry, etc.
If you want to subscribe to the Birchbox, the subscription is 13€ per month.
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