The first thing i noticed when this box arrived on my doorstep was the beautiful uplifting scent. Once again this months Mintd Box did not disappoint and they saved the best box for their 1st birthday. A big Congratulations Mintd Box. Originally i was not going to get this months box as i had been slow reviewing the previous two boxes due to stuff going on in my personal life, and i really don’t like letting people down. However I created a new blog and last week i decided i really wanted to review it after i failed trying to get my hands on the Oskia serum included in this box, and i am so glad i did. I discovered more amazing brands this month! I swear this entire box just feels like it was made for me, as we all know i have a penchant for anything that will make my skin glow! Especially when it comes to skincare…
At Mintd box we aim to inspire & encourage women from all walks of life to own their presence, reveal their inner beauty through experimentation and discovery of new luxury beauty brands. We believe that every women deserves to feel confident and in control of her day
If you have followed me for a while then you will know that i am no stranger to Mintd Subscription boxes. I even moved a few of my Mintd box reviews from my old blog (which got corrupted) as it’s a subscription service i am very passionate about and always recommend to people. You can view my previous Mintd Box Reviews here. Mintd Box is a luxurious British beauty subscription box service that offers monthly beauty boxes consisting on Full size and deluxe travel size beauty products that are currently on trend. You can find out more about Mintd in my previous blog reviews. This months ‘The Glow Edit’ 1st Birthday box contains 3 Full size and 2 deluxe travel size products, with the retail value of £171. Thats a saving of £106!!!
Oskia Get Up & Glow Radiance & Energy Booster | Full Size 30ml – Retail Value of £66
In my eyes Oskia can do no wrong. I have only ever disliked one product (see here) and that wasn’t because of the performance, but it was because of the strong scent. Scents are personal preference. The Face Cream i enjoyed but as it became warmer i knew it wouldn’t get used up in time, as i prefer lightweight products in the Spring & Summer months. So i passed it along to a friend. The Glow Radiance Booster has a nice subtle and sweet scent to it, which is really pleasant. The consistency is the same as the Super 16 Serum (which is a holy grail product for me) in that its a rich serum, yet lightweight at the same time and gives lovely cooling effect to the skin. Making it perfect for these warm months! It has a slight pink sheen to it which helps to brighten the skin, along with a slight tackiness. Which i find helps with makeup application over the top. Enriched with nutrients like Vitamin E, Zinc, Hyaluronic Acid, Butterbur, Swiss Apple Stem Cells, Milk Peptides and Floral Extracts it really helps to boost your skin and provide anti-ageing benefits. Reducing the look of fatigue and really helping to brighten up the complexion. After application skin will feel refreshed, smoother, healthier and bright. I have not used this enough to give a full review yet, but i guarantee you can expect one before the end of the year.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Methyl Sulphonyl Methane (MSM), Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Benzyl Alcohol, Whey Protein, Zinc Glycine, Ribose, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture, Limonium Narbonense Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate Lysate, Galactoarabinan, Panthenol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Inulin, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Petasites Japonicus (Butterbur) Root Extract, Parfum (Natural Fragrance), Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Lactic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, [ +/- May Contain: Caramel, Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxide), CI 75470 (Carmine), Silica]. Natural ingredients. Store in a cool, dry place.
Oskia Serums L-R: Get up & Glow – Renaissance Brightlight – Super 16
Supermood Youthglo Babyface Mask | Full Size 75ml – Retail Value of £38
Supermood was another brand i had never heard of until i received this Mintd Box. When i first saw the packaging i assumed it was a new Korean Skincare brand, but actually Supermood is a Finnish brand, founded back in 2014 by Anne Kukkohovi. Upon looking into the brand more i noticed they have quite a good array of products and their entire Youth Glow line looks amazing! Consisting of a serum, oil, mask, peel, supplements and even Chocolate!!! I mean how unique! I will definitely be purchasing the Radiance Oil and Radiance Serum at some point in the future, as i think its fairly obvious to say that i have quite the addiction to both face serums and face oils. Especially if they claim to make my skin glow! Even the Egoboost One Minute Facelift Serum sounds amazing!!! This is one of the things i really love about Mintd box is that i discover so many amazing new brands.
No one serum can make your skin beautiful unless you take care of yourself in every way – by eating right, sleeping enough and living a healthy lifestyle.
Supermood firmly believes in the interplay of wellness on the inside and beauty on the outside.
The Youth Glow BabyFace Mask is a creamy mask packed full of Vitamins A and C, as well as beta-carotene from rosehip oil (a favourite ingredient of mine). The Viatamin C helps to brighten the skin and boost collagen production. Sea Buckthorn helps to provide deep nourishment. Green Tea and Ginkgo Biloba extracts provide rich antioxidants to help soothe the skin, reduce redness and repair free radical damage. Lactic Acid helps to gently exfoliate. Then Moth bean (Vitamin A) is natures natural alternative to retinol which helps with the signs of ageing and repairs sun damaged skin. The Babyface mask is designed to boost skin radiance, smooth out fine lines and clarify the skin while also helping to boost collagen production. Anyone interested in anti-ageing products would be intrigued by this. The Spearmint scent leaves the skin feeling cool, refreshed and renewed after each use. Though i liked the effects of this mask and my skin was indeed left clarified, refreshed and plump… i just couldn’t get past the scent, and that is only because i absolutely HATE the smell of anything minty. I even struggle with Eucalyptus & Peppermint in my skincare products. I know many find the scent of mint refreshing but i just find that it makes me feel sick. If you are someone who doesn’t mind the scent of mint or strong fragrance, then you will get along perfect with this mask. Especially if you want a product to help plump up your skin leaving it looking ever so youthful.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Bentonite, Cetyl Alcohol, *Helianthus Annus (Sunflower Seed Oil), *Cera Alba, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, *Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn), *Rosa Rubiginosa (Rosehip Seed Oil), *Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Vigna Aconitifolia Seed Extract, Maltodextrin, *Ginko Biloba Leaf Extract, *Citrus Grandis (Grapfruit Extract), *Sambucus Nigra (Elder Flower Extract), *Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tocophero, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum (Naturally sourced), *Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, *D-Limonene, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid. (*Organic Ingredients).
Anne Semonin Eye Express Radiance Eye Cubes | Full Size x8 – Retail Value of £45
I first noticed this product when the Beauty Shortlist winner awards came out. However in the past products i have purchased targeted for eyes have been gimmicky, and for £45 i just cannot afford gimmicky lol (its bad enough the Elemis Eye Patches burnt my eyes). Since that experience i have been too scared to try anything new around my eyes. I have heard fantastic things about the face masks by Anne Semonin, and i have a couple in travel size i have yet to try out. You receive 6 eye cubes giving you 6 treatments. These are stored in the freezer to become ice cubes until you are ready to use them. When you are ready to use simply take one cube out of the plastic moulding and place into the gauze-material bags provided, before applying over the eye contour in gentle circular motions. The Eye cubes are especially developed to help treat dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles all in one. Ginkgo biloba extract helps to stimulate micro-circulation and soothe the sensitive eye area and Lactic acid helps to gently exfoliate while adding moisture. I like to use the eye cubes before applying my eye cream, which i find glides on better afterwards. I find the cubes great before a special event and even noticed that my concealer creases less. Its also the perfect pick-me-up after a night of no sleep, and if you had a bit too much to drink the previous night and are nursing a hangover. I do notice when i use these that my eyes feel smoother and and look fresher. Resulting in me looking much less tired. My dark circles are hereditary so i never expect an eye product to help with that.
Ingredients: maris aqua (sea water)/eau de mer, aqua (water)/eau, polysorbate 20, glucosyl hesperidin, benzyl alcohol, butylene glycol, glycerin, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin, sodium hyaluronate, tephrosia purpurea seed extract, dehydroacetic acid, ginkgo biloba leaf extract, sodium hydroxide, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed extract, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, acetyl hexapeptide-8, lactic acid, ci 42090 (blue 1).
Omorovicza Gold Shimmer Body Oil | Deluxe Size – Retail Value of £15 / £52 full size
A delicately fragranced nourishing body oil with gold shimmer. Ylang Ylang gives it its exquisite scent and the gold particles leave the skin glowing. Awarded ‘Best Skin Glossing Oil’ by Harper’s Bazaar. Vitamin E helps to boost collagen production and provide defense against free radicals. Rice germ oil, Jojoba and Calendula help to provide nutrients, and calm and soothe the skin. Colloidal gold is known for having anti-inflammatory benefits and also helps to strengthen the skin. After use skin is left deeply nourished without a dry flake in sight and looking positively radiant and glowing. Its especially stunning over a tan! Overall this is a delightful body oil. I will recommend that you shake the bottle before applying as the gold can sink to the bottom of the bottle.
Ingredients: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ/Bran Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Mica, Tocopherol, Aqua (Water), Beta-Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Colloidal Gold, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxide), CI 77861 (Tin Oxide), Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Eugenol, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Farnesol, Coumarin, Citral, Evernia Prunastri, Isoeugenol, Benzyl Alcohol.
Official Website: www.omorovicza.com – Link
Repurchase? Probably if i wanted to splurge
Cruelty Free? Yes, as they pulled out of China beginning of the year
Available from: Beauty Expert – Omorovicza Directly – Liberty London
Quinteassential White Elixir Rejuvenating & Light Tea | Deluxe Size – Retail Value of £8 / full size £23
The name of this brand is so adorable! Founded by London Tea designer Bernadine. Quinteassential’s White Elixir is beauty blend that contains balanced ingredients designed to foster a healthy inner glow. We aim to provide you with a holistic experience of tea.
It consists of:
- 100g fine loose leaf tea
- Serves approximately 50 cups of tea
- 10 disposable travel tea bags
- 10 wooden stir sticks
White Elixir is a premium white tea rich in anti-oxidants and infused with Jasmine, Ginko Leaves, Blue Mallow flowers and superfood Spriralina Algae to help promote a healthy complexion and induce an inner glow. Adding a glass of this tea into your day will help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, promote weight loss and also help to encourage healthy hair, skin and nail growth. It can be served hot (i like adding a teaspoon of manuka honey) or can be served cold (ice tea) over ice for a refreshing midday refreshment during these summer months. Having grown up American i am a huge fan of ice tea, and in the south ice tea is left out in the sun for hours for a stronger brew. I am waiting to make ice tea with this when my stepdad comes down next month. I like the unique tea-bag design with the wooden sticks, as most loose teas prefer not to use bags as it can alter the taste. However i don’t find these bags do at all. The tea is light and refreshing.
Official Website: www.quinteassential.co.uk –
Repurchase? Perhaps, but as i am not a huge tea drinker in the cold months i would probably only repurchase in the summer months, as a treat. I’m so used to my daily cup of Chinese green tea.
Cruelty Free? Unsure
Available from: Quinteassential directly
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