Hi Everyone !!!
Today I’m going into greater detail on the Caroline Hirons for Cult Beauty Box of Dreams
This is the first time I’ve purchased one of Caroline Hirons curated boxes the main reason for purchasing was there were two products I was extremely interested in and one I’d purchased and loved previously.
The box retailed for $220 gbp for 6 items which individually would have cost $425 gbp as I live in Australia the price was minus 20% V.A.T so $315 aud for the box and $602 aud for the products individually so an incredible savings !!!!!
For a reference point it costs $260 aud for the Blue Cocoon alone when bought locally so this was a definite no brainer for me.
I’m very happy that I bought this box and I see its still available on the Cult Beauty website, I honestly believe its still available due to the inclusion of Blue Cocoon as people seem to be in two minds about that particular product. What I also appreciate is how it’s a full routine so you can use as shown or switch products from your own shelf and customise however you choose.
I would definitely consider purchasing the next box as in my mind if you are interested in or have previously used the most expensive item in the box and perhaps have been curious about one or two of the other items then you’ve already got your moneys worth.
PRODUCT Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser
PRICE $52 gbp 120ml
SKIN TYPE All types
RECOMMENDED USE A pea sized amount massaged into damp skin and removed with warm water
A.M OR P.M Either, however best as a second cleanse in the evening as can not be used on eyes
HOW IT SMELLS Like you’ve been slapped by eucalyptus & peppermint
HOW IT FEELS Lovely and creamy
HOW MUCH DO I USE 2 peas as moderation is not my best quality
HOW OFTEN DO I USE Ive been enjoying almost nightly as my second cleanse
HOW DO I USE Apply to damp skin and give skin a lovely massage and then remove with a washcloth.
MY THOUGHTS Was so sceptical of this before using as I’m not a fan of the cleansing balm, however I have come to truly appreciate this. My skin feels thoroughly clean yet not stripped this leaves my skin feeling great and ready to absorb the next steps.
FACTS. This is an expensive cleanser if you have sensitive or reactive skin this may be to mush due to the inclusion eucalyptus and peppermint oil. Sample first if you can.
INGREDIENTS Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Silt (Hungarian Mud), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Saccharomyces Ferment Extract, Zinc Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Parfum (Fragrance), Eucalyptus Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita(Peppermint) Oil, Phospholipids, Xanthan Gum
PRODUCT Oskia Renaissance Mask
PRICE $51 gbp 50ml
SKIN TYPE All
RECOMMENDED USE 1-2 times per week.
A.M OR P.M Either
HOW IT SMELLS Like Turkish Delight !!!!!
HOW IT FEELS Almost gel like to begin then a lovely creamy feel.
HOW MUCH DO I USE Roughly half a flat teaspoon
HOW OFTEN DO I USE Twice a week seems to be the sweet spot for me.
HOW DO I USE I apply a dollop and dot around my face then massage into skin until I have a nice white coating all over my face and neck. After 15 minutes I remove with a washcloth and warm water.
MY THOUGHTS This mask seems to be very active on my skin and when I remove my skin looks bright and glowing and my skin feels soft and hydrated.
FACTS Do not underestimate this product it definitely works in a gentle non inflammatory way due to the inclusion of Lactic acid and Papaya extract so a great buy if you aren’t a fan of glycolic acid. This is fantastic for dryer and mature skins as well which is what I have. It smells like childhood dreams and is a definite investment in healthy refined skin. This product has made me want to try more from Oskia Skincare
INGREDIENTS Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Olivate, Methyl Sulphonyl Methane, Sorbitan Olivate, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Maltodextrin, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Quadrangularis Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Alcohol Denat., Xanthan Gum, Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract, Inulin, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Ribose, Petasites Japonicus (Butterbur) Root Extract, Lecithin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bisulfite, Phenoxyethanol, Geraniol, Citronellol, Linalool, CI 77491 (Iron Oxide).
PRODUCT DCL Skincare Penta Peel
PRICE $58 gbp for 50 pads.
SKIN TYPE Technically most , however i would recommend for those used to stronger acids
RECOMMENDED USE Every 2nd day, swipe over face then remove with cool water after five minutes.
A.M OR P.M Either
HOW IT SMELLS Strong chemical smell
HOW IT FEELS Super tingly to begin with then once you’re accustomed just a slight tingle.
HOW MUCH DO I USE One pad
HOW OFTEN DO I USE I use 4 times per week of an evening.
HOW DO I USE After cleansing I use one pad over my entire face excluding eyes and lips, If the pad is still moist I run it over my elbows, knees and feet. I do not rinse off.
MY THOUGHTS I thought my face was going to fall off when i used the first 3 times my skin was not used to these specific acids in this particular formulation. Most start with glycolic or lactic. I took it very slowly and built my tolerance without compromising my skin. I now use 4 times a week without any redness or any tingle beyond a little one.
FACTS These are a strong acid in a combination rarely seen, I now know that this combination once I adjusted has brought evenness and glow to my skin. I truly appreciate this product.
INGREDIENTS Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Mandelic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ethoxydiglycol, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum Extract, Citrus Limon Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arginine
PRODUCT NIOD FECC Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate
PRICE $56 gbp for 15 ml
SKIN TYPE Any
RECOMMENDED USE One drop for each eye.
A.M OR P.M Both
HOW IT SMELLS Like nothing
HOW IT FEELS A very light easily absorbed watery texture
HOW MUCH DO I USE One drop each eye
HOW OFTEN DO I USE Twice a day
HOW DO I USE Apply one drop to the eye then gently tap in around the entire eye including the upper and lower lid.
MY THOUGHTS Hydration levels have massively improved in this area in the month since using ,absolutely astonished by how much difference this has made. Fine lines are lessened and a immediate firming feeling is visible.
FACTS One of the most sophisticated formulations on the market. The only down side is the dropper bottle , I really wish it came in a pump.
INGREDIENTS Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Niacinamide, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Decapeptide-22, Oligopeptide-78, Palmitoyl Decapeptide-21, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-52, Zinc Palmitoyl Nonapeptide-14, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-50, Pentapeptide-18, Acetyl Hexapeptide-30, Heptapeptide-15 Palmitate, Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-18, S-Mu-Conotoxin CnIIIc Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Darutoside, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside, Gallyl Glucoside, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Zinc PCA, Methylglucoside Phosphate, Disodium Acetyl Glucosamine Phosphate, Copper Lysinate/Prolinate, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Superoxide Dismutase, Escin, Ascorbic Acid, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Polyglucuronic Acid, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Fraxinus Excelsior Bark Extract, Olea Europaea Leaf Extract, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Arginine, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Lecithin, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Xanthan Gum, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Silanetriol, Sodium Dextran Sulfate, Sorbitol, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Citric Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Lactic Acid/Glycolic Acid Copolymer, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Polyvinyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propyl Gallate, Potassium Sorbate, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenylpropanol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
PRODUCT Leahlani Champagne Serum
PRICE $34 gbp 30ml
SKIN TYPE All Skin Types (esp Dry or Sensitive)
RECOMMENDED USE Shake well before use apply a few drops at the serum stage of your routine also add to the Honey Lover 3-in-1 to boost antioxidant and anti inflammatory protection
A.M OR P.M Either
HOW IT SMELLS I find this to be the most fragrant oil I’ve used and sometimes find it quite overwhelming.
HOW IT FEELS Very light and easily absorbed , layers well with other products.
HOW MUCH DO I USE About 3-4 drops.
HOW OFTEN DO I USE 2 to 3 times a week.
HOW DO I USE Mainly by mixing with a hydrating serum and a balm mixed together in hands and massaged into damp skin. Also like applying to décolletage after sun exposure . Even though I use Spf daily I find it important to treat all exposed skin with the same care I do my face.
MY THOUGHTS Whilst this smells delicious and absorbs easily , I find its just not nourishing enough for my skin , which isn’t technically the main purpose. However for me when using oils at the serum stage it is what I look for.
FACTS It is chock full of beautiful antioxidant ingredients !!!!!!! All natural mainly tea based the inclusion of Rosehip and Calendula as always call to me as they do in any formulation. Also if these ingredients call to you , I believe its a excellent price point.
INGREDIENTS Organic cold pressed Grapeseed Oil (Vitis Vinifera), cold pressed Chardonnay Grapeseed Oil (Vitis Vinifera Chardonnay), organic cold pressed Rosehip Oil (Rosa Canina), organic cold pressed Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), essential oils of: organic Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Chamomile (Matricaria Chamomilla), organic Orange (Citrus Nobilis), Rose Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens), Leahlani antioxidant cocktail: (organic Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis), organic White Tea (Camellia Sinensis), organic Rooibos Tea (Aspalathus Linearis), organic Calendula (Calendula Officinalis), Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), organic Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annuus) and LOVE (Aloha).
PRODUCT May Lindstrom Skin Blue Cocoon
PRICE $174 gbp 50ml
SKIN TYPE Any
RECOMMENDED USE Best massaged into damp skin.
A.M OR P.M Either
HOW IT SMELLS Like everything is possible
HOW IT FEELS A pressed oil that melts into skin.
HOW MUCH DO I USE I would say a thumbnails worth.
HOW OFTEN DO I USE 3- 4 times week currently, will return to daily use very soon.
HOW DO I USE How I use Again I like mixing this with other nourishing products and applying. Other times just as recommended. I warm in my hands to apply so that it is almost liquid again.
MY THOUGHTS I’ve never experienced a product like this before from the intoxicating scent to the way my skin feels after use. My makeup sits perfectly on top. Or on a no makeup day its just leaves my skin dewy.
FACTS. Most either love or don’t . If you can sample I highly recommend it.
REPURCHASE Yes always yes ,this is my 3rd jar.
I have a more in-depth review on the blog already about the entire line.
INGREDIENTS *CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (CAMELLIA) SEED OIL, ***BUTYROSPERMUN PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, ***THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER, ***SCLEROCARYA BIRREA (VIRGIN MARULA) OIL, CALODENDRUM CAPENSE (YANGU) OIL, *ADANSONIA DIGITATA (BAOBAB) OIL, *TANACETUM ANNUUM (BLUE TANSY) OIL, **COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL, *LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, **BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL, *PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM ROSE) OIL, *VANILLA PLANIFOLIA CO2 TOTAL ESSENTIAL OIL, SCHISANDRA SPHENANTHERA CO2 FRUIT EXTRACT, *HELICHRYSUM ITALICUM (IMMORTELLE) OIL, RAVENSARA AROMATICA OIL.* *CERTIFIED ORGANIC
** WILD HARVESTED
*** FAIR TRADE, RAW & UNREFINED
So thats all I have to say about that, If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.
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