Go for natural beauty with Good Earth Beauty’s Beauty Box

I read complaints all the time about beauty boxes for several reasons: there aren’t any boxes for natural beauty lovers; I don’t need a new box every month; there are so many products that would come that I wouldn’t use. Forget all that because there’s a beauty box in town that has shot these all down. That box is from Good Earth Beauty. I’m very impressed with the way they run the box program. You pick exactly which box/es you want. You pick when they should come. You pick the variety you like best. And there are often new boxes that will tempt you.                                               *pr sample

Good Earth Beauty Beginner's Beauty Box

Good Earth Beauty Beginner’s Beauty Box

The Good Earth Beauty Beginner’s Beauty Box is a no-nonsense box. The box isn’t fancy but the products within are a perfect way to learn about Good Earth Beauty’s products. What you’ll find in this $23 non-subscription box is:

*soap – unscented full sized bar by Good Earth Beauty

*shampoo & conditioner – by good earth beauty – 1 oz sample bottles

*Cleanser  –  By Good Earth Beauty – 1 oz sample bottle

*perfume – mini roller bottle – vanilla

*chocolate lip scrub – full sized

Good Earth Beauty Japanese Cherry Blossom Shampoo and Conditioner

Good Earth Beauty Japanese Cherry Blossom Shampoo and Conditioner

Good Earth Beauty has created 8 different scents in their shampoo and conditioner line. You can purchase any of these 8 fragrances for $2.50 each in sample sizes (Mint Mojito, Pumpkin Chai, Bamboo Flower, Coconut, Coconut Lime, Cranberry Citrus, Kiwi Lemon Basil and Japanese Cherry Blossom). While I’ve only used the Japanese Cherry Blossom that was in my set I can tell you that not only does it smell delicious but the shampoo and conditioner left my hair soft and well-cleansed without stripping it of natural oils. This fragrance is considered their moisturizing one and my hair appreciated it. (Value in box $5)

Good Earth Beauty Vitamin C Normal Skin Facial Cleanser

Good Earth Beauty Vitamin C Normal Skin Facial Cleanser

The Good Earth Beauty cleanser in my box is the Vitamin C Facial Cleanser for normal skin. There are 3 cleansers that Good Earth creates: Vitamin C for normal, Sugar Cleanser for oily skin, and Aloe & Honey for dry skin. “this Botanical Gel Wash is exactly what you have been looking for. Plant actives enrich this inspired formula with healing components. Plant lipids sooth and protect the upper dermal layers for a desirable washing experience….every day! Aloe Vera heals all that ails you skin wise…and coconut and sugar derived surfactants gently wash away the grime and goop of daily living for a fresh new start..” As someone with normal to dry skin this is a great cleanser for me. The fragrance is a light lemon one, a favorite of mine. (You can buy the samples for $2.50)

Good Earth Beauty Mint Mojito hair and body wash

Good Earth Beauty Mint Mojito hair and body wash

The delicious smelling Hair and Body Wash in my box is Mint Mojito. This minty lime smells so much like the drink. Good Earth Beauty says it’s enough for 3 uses but I’ve already gotten 4 uses out of it and will get at least one more. There are 7 flavors of this: Mint Mojito, Chocolate Amour, coconut, cranberry citrus, Honey Almond, Strawberry Margarita and Warm Vanilla. (Hungry or thirsty yet??). If I was willing to share then my husband would love this as a hair and body wash but I haven’t told him even though I’ve been using it as a body wash. (Samples sold for $2.50)

Like all Good Earth Beauty products these are all free of parabens, pesticides, petroleum, propylene glycol, phthalates, sulfates, and artificial colors.

Good Earth Beauty No Nonsense Non-Scents Soap

Good Earth Beauty No Nonsense Non-Scents Soap

No Nonsense Non-Scents soap is one of 7 that Good Earth Beauty creates. This fragrance free soap contains Saponified Organic Oils of olive, coconut, and palm plus shea butter. I always have a a bar of soap at each of my sinks as well as a liquid soap and this is a great choice. It keeps my hands from drying out with its moisturizing ingredients. ($8)

Good Earth Beauty Chocolate Lip Scrub

Good Earth Beauty Chocolate Lip Scrub

If I didn’t convince you in my previous Good Earth Beauty Lip Scrub review then this is the perfect opportunity to drill this into your head. OMG Chocolate! I love the other flavors but you know a chocoholic is going to go nuts for this one. This is a sugar scrub that you really want to just lick off your lips but wait until it’s done its job first. Scoop out a little and rub your lips with it. It feels a tiny bit oily at first but that’s just the way it moisturizes. After exfoliating you’re allowed to lick your lips but you’re going to want to go back again and again to do this! Total yum and available separately in 7 flavors. ($8.25) Ingredients: sugar, organic sunflower oil, organic coconut oil, organic almond oil, organic shea butter, organic jojoba oil, and flavor.

Good Earth Beauty Warm Vanilla Candy Perfume

Good Earth Beauty Warm Vanilla Candy Perfume

This tiny roll on bottle brings delicious concentrated fragrance. This beauty box seems to only have this scent available but in total Good Earth Beauty has 16 samples available for $3.99 each. These are made by Mod Fragrance exclusively for Good Earth Beauty. Ingredients include Olive Oil, Squalene, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Grapeseed Oil, Natural Orchid Extract, Pure Essential Oils and/or Natural Fragrance Oils.

Good Earth Beauty Beginner's Beauty Box

Good Earth Beauty Beginner’s Beauty Box

While you can always put together your own sampler box with Good Earth Beauty you will save money by purchasing this for $23 and free shipping. It’s a $30.25 value so it’s like getting the soap for free. Good Earth Beauty also has a variety of boxes like a Chocolate Lovers box, a Coffee Lovers box and a Pumpkin box. There’s no end to the wonders of these boxes and you aren’t bound to a subscription. Buy what you want, when you want. —  Marcia

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Checking out the future of beauty with the From the Lab September box

From the Lab is a wonderfully unique concept in beauty boxes. Each month you get between 1 and 3 plainly packaged skin care, color cosmetics, or hair products that haven’t even arrived in stores yet…so you really are checking out the future of beauty today.

Checking out the future of beauty...today

Checking out the future of beauty…today

I previously reviewed the Body Serum No. 580 that was in August’s box, you can check out my review HERE. When From the Lab sent their September box for review, I was extremely excited…

The pink box gets me all giddy

The pink box gets me all giddy

And then I saw that it was a hair product. Oh my. I have been testing lots of hair products lately and have made some truly amazing finds…I was rather skeptical that this particular hair mask would do much of anything that my other favorite hair products don’t already do.

Hair Mask

Hair Mask No. 718.  We don’t know what the name will be when it hits the stores.

Plus, it’s a hair mask…which means one more step. I already shampoo, condition and use styling products. Do I really want to do even more?? My hair is long and I have a lot of it, but it’s extremely fine so hair masks are usually far too heavy for it. Plus I am impatient. I don’t like sitting around with gunk on my hair. Despite the fact this mask promised to treat my scalp along with my hair and promised to put an end to my bad hair days, the future of beauty for September wasn’t looking promising to me.

Good question!

Good question!

In the name of research, and in the name of the future of beauty, I tried Hair Mask No. 718.  (I know, I know, my life is SO tough!)

Hair Mask

Hair Mask No. 718

Hair Mask

the thick and creamy Hair Mask

First, it wasn’t nearly as inconvenient to use as I had imagined. I woke up, quickly put a thick layer on my dry hair from scalp to ends, then went about my morning ritual of brushing teeth etc. while my shower water warmed up. By the time I got into the shower the mask had been on for the required ten minutes. It added maybe one minute to my morning routine.

I quickly rinsed my hair clean, then shampooed and conditioned as usual. I didn’t change anything else regarding my normal hair products except for the addition of this mask.

And guess what? It gave me a freaking amazing hair day.

My hair was smooth, shiny, and soft. The biggest difference though was the volume. Like I said, my hair is fine and long, so getting volume at the crown and around my part is never easy. I didn’t even have to work at it after using this mask! The body and volume were simply incredible. And every time I use it, I get the same results. I am completely sold.  From the Lab recommends using the mask twice a week.

From the Lab says this about Hair Mask No. 718:  Hair Mask No. 718 nourishes your scalp with a powerful anti-aging complex featuring stem cells from the Uttwiler Spätlauber, an incredibly rare apple known for its longevity. Combining this advanced skin care with a biomimetic peptide and customized polymers, Hair Mask No. 718 provides focused conditioning, glide, and improved combability to both wet and dry hair without depositing the build-up that can weigh down your locks. And the addition of trusted ingredients, such as provitamin B5 and natural oils, adds softness and shine while protecting your hair.

Here’s what I say: Yes, a rare Swiss apple can put an end to bad hair days. The really fantastic news is that From the Lab subscribers can order even more of monthly products they love…although this hair mask is so awesome I’ll bet they run out of it quickly.

From the Lab is still running their special, a monthly membership for only $19.95 a month plus S&H, $10 off their regular price. Now is the perfect time to invest in the future of beauty.  – Lisa

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