Saturday, September 28, 2013

Goodebox September 2013 Review

Goodebox is a subscription box for healthy, eco-friendly beauty and lifestyle products. Note: I have not had the chance to take pictures of the individual items, but will update this post when I have these pictures.


Goodebox


Contents: The September Goodebox included 7 items. 

Unboxing the September 2013 Goodebox

1. CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion, 0.23 oz
Full size cost: $36 for 6 oz.
Estimated sample cost: $1.38

This body lotion will be perfect for colder, drier days in the Fall and Winter. I appreciate that it is free of parabens, formaldehyde and petrolatum.


More info (excerpt from Goodebox info card):
"Beneficial for all skin types, it features Beta Glucan, St. Johns Wort, Calendula & Aloe to support relief from dermatitis, eczema, radiation burns & the irritation experienced post laser hair removal, waxing & shaving. It's ultra hydrating, wound healing, collagen boosting & anti-inflammatory properties will leave your skin feeling soft and nourished with a radiant, healthy glow. (Contains Beeswax)"

2. CV Skinlabs Calming Moisture, 0.1 oz
Full size cost: $49 for 2 oz
Estimated sample cost: $2.45


This face moisturizer will be perfect for colder, drier days in the Fall and Winter. I appreciate that it is free of parabens, formaldehyde and petrolatum. 

More info (excerpt from Goodebox info card):
"Oat Extract, Beta Glucan & Aloe Vera work in harmony to reduce redness and itch, calm the face, speed wound healing & diminish fine lines and wrinkles. (Vegan)"

3. CV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm, 0.08 oz
Full size cost: $26 for 0.5 oz.
Estimated sample cost: $4.16

This salve will be perfect for colder, drier days in the Fall and Winter. I appreciate that it is free of parabens, formaldehyde and petrolatum. 

More info (excerpt from Goodebox info card):
"Featuring the powerful trio of Arnica, Sea Buckthorne Oil & Calendula, plus active botanicals, Carnuba and Beeswax, this balm boasts immune boosting, regenerative & antiseptic properties and creates a barrier that locks in moisture & allows these healing ingredients to repair damaged skin. (Contains Beeswax)"

4. Ecco Bella FlowerColor Shimmer Dust in Star, full size, 0.05 oz
Full size cost: $14.95 for 0.05 oz

This product is a shimmer dust that can be used as an eye shadow or face powder. The shade Star is a pale pink shimmer.

More info (excerpt from Goodebox info card):
"Mimic the high couture runway model glow with this shimmer dust that doubles as an eye shadow and face powder. (Vegan)"

5. Joanna Vargas Skincare Daily Facial Serum, 5 ml
Full size cost: $85 for 1 oz
Estimated sample cost: $14.17

I love trying different skincare products, so I am very excited about this facial serum.

More info (excerpt from Goodebox info card):
"Featuring hyaluronic acid, Galactoarabinan and the correct concentrations of Vitamins A, C, E & F, Daily Serum acts fast to revitalize appearance, improve tone, minimize pores & raise moisture levels."

6. Kahina Giving Beauty Eye Serum, estimated 0.05 oz
Full size cost: $78 for 0.5 oz
Estimated sample cost: $7.80

This eye serum is supposed to help reduce puffiness (along with minimizing dark circles and improving firmness), so I am excited to try it!

More info (excerpt from Goodebox info card):
"Active botanicals, peptides & antioxidants penetrate the skin increasing lymphatic drainage to reduce puffiness, upping microcirculation to minimize dark circles & restoring collagen to improve elasticity. (Vegan)"

7. S. W. Basics Vegan Lip Balm in Peppermint, full size, 0.15 oz
Full size cost: $4 for 0.15 oz

This lip balm is made locally in Brooklyn. I appreciate that it is made with only 4 ingredients. 

More info (excerpt from Goodebox info card):

"This vegan version is also available in citrus, peppermint, cinnamon & fairtrade cocoa options."

Summary:

September 2013 Goodebox
Total box value: $48.91


Verdict: 
Size: I received 2 full size products and 5 foil samples. This month's Goodebox contained smaller sized products compared to my previous July Goodebox, so, I hope that in this case, good things come in small packages!

Products: Most of the products in this month's Goodebox were skincare products. I am most excited to try the Joanna Vargas Skincare Daily Facial Serum and Kahina Eye Serum. Only 2 of the brands (CV Skinlabs and Ecco Bella) were new to me this month. Finally, I like that I don't have to worry that these products include ingredients such as parabens. 

Value: 
Great - I paid $16 and received over $48 worth of products.

Misc: The Ecco Bella product was originally missing from my September Goodebox. I contacted customer service about it and Goodebox replied on the same day. I was happy that Goodebox remedied the situation by promptly sending out a replacement along with an extra sample (Zen Detox Hair & Scalp Therapy)!

Extra sample

Do you subscribe to Goodebox? What do you think of September's box?


Disclosure: I am not a sponsor (paid or unpaid) for Goodebox. I purchased this Goodebox. No referral link. This site is a member of VigLink. Click here for more information on disclosures and referrals.

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