I received this box a few days ago but I couldn’t found the time to review it sooner. How the beauty boxes work you can find here, while if you are also interested in other Lookfantastic Beauty Boxes I will leave some links at the end of the article. In the meantime, I will talk to you about what you can find in April 2023 Lookfantastic Beauty Box, which has the theme “Express your true beauty”.
Lookfantastic April 2023 Beauty Box
The box of this month, as well as the virtual magazine focus on true beauty. After switching to sustainable packaging in February, and talking about importance of water-free beauty products last month, this month the Lookfantastic team also took a look at finding products that are suitable for everyone and that highlight the natural features.
The focus of Lookfantastic box is moving towards slow beauty, sustainability, and natural glow. As they also said in the note from the virtual magazine, “It’s time to celebrate what makes you stand out and express your true beauty!”
And this is a message, I really love and support.
Lookfantastic April 2023 Beauty Box Products
As last month, there are eight possible products in the box, from which you will receive only six. The products I received this month are:
Ciate Velvet Lip Liner
This is a classic lip liner in a “Cocoa” shade. It is worth £18. I love the shade as it is quite classy and neutral, enhancing the natural shade of the lips. I have a few lipsticks that match it quite good, and it became part of my daily makeup really fast. It is quite smooth and velvety when applied to the lips, which is a plus for me.
KORRES Greek Yoghurt Probiotic Superdose Face Mask
This is a 20ml deluxe size product worth £8. Greek Yogurt is quite heavy, but it is also a great probiotic. I applied once so far this mask and my skin felt really moisturized afterwards. It is a perfect night face mask to moisturize, repair, and smooth the face skin.
I also read in the monthly magazine that this brand does an amazing job in organic farming field in Greece. Also, they help conserving biodiversity and endangered species.
Pai Light Work Cleanser Oil
This is also a deluxe size, of 10ml. It is worth £10. Before I talk about it, I must say I love the face oils from this brand. I have the night charcoal face oil, and I also recently bought for myself the daily rosehip face oil.
This is a cleansing oil and I hadn’t unopened it yet, because I have another two cleansers opened right now and I am trying to avoid product waste. But I am really excited to try it as soon as I finish those I am currently using. The package says it is great for sensitive skin as it cleanses makeup and daily dirt without irritation.
We are Paradoxx Game Changer Hair Mask
This is also a deluxe size, of 30ml. It is worth £10.50. I had it before in the same size and I liked how effectively it moisturized my hair. I dye my hair frequently, so it is quite easy for it to get dull and damaged. And it dries really fast. This hair mask did its job properly in improving the hair texture and locking-in the nourishment. What I also liked is that it can be also used as an over-night hair mask and it can even be applied on dry hair.
Collistar Talasso Firming Scrub
A 70g deluxe size worth £7.80, this body scrub is suitable for all skin types. I think during the transport mine was a little damaged as it was quite try when I opened the box, with the exfoliating sea salts being predominant, while the hydrating cherry and jojoba oils were in a very small quantity. The product was sealed so I cannot explain how this happened, but as it is right now the scent is amazing but the product is quite rough on the skin.
Nails Inc Varnish
A 10ml deluxe size worth £11, this quick-drying nail polish has the shade “Bear with me”. The color is universal and classic, but I don’t know how much I will use it as I do my nails at a salon to avoid having to put some polish every other day. Nail polish is not so resistant, so I use a semi-permanent nail polish. However, during summer, I might use it for my toes if I will not give it as a gift to one of my friends before that.
Other products you could have found in the box
According to the monthly magazine, the other two products that may be in some of the boxes are:
- INC.redible Show Me The Bunny Mask – a one-time use hydrating sheet mask in the spirit of Easter;
- Mio Clay Away Body Cleanser – a deluxe size of 30ml cleanser based on green clay.
Interesting things learned from the monthly magazine
Egyptian beauty secrets
- Egyptians invented the eyeliner to protect their eyes from the harsh desert sun.
- Cleopatra kept her skin soft, hydrated, and smooth by bathing in a mixture of goat milk with honey and rose oil.
- Exfoliation is also connected to ancient Egypt, with pumice stone scrubs, as well as Dead Sea salts being commonly used.
- Queen Nefertiti used moringa oil to keep her skin soft and wrinkle free in the excessive sun exposure environment (moringa oil was even found in King Tut’s tombs thousands of years after his death).
- Ancient Egyptians used as a blush for the cheeks a powder made of gypsum, red mulberries or clay.
There is a trend now to take care of our skin in just a few steps in order to embrace natural beauty. Products that achieve multiple purposes at the same time are preferred, as well as carefully curated skincare routines. Skin anatomy awareness is increasingly important, as well as natural and gentler ingredients.
One method skinimalism suggests is cycling products in the nighttime routine in periods of three to four nights, rather than applying them all at once. Rotating products instead of applying all of them together is supposed to save time and money. I am not convinced how effective it will be, but I am willing to give it a try.
Next Month’s Lookfantastic Beauty Box Sneak Peek
In May the Lookfantastic box will feature the Elemis Rehydrating Ginseng Toner in a 50ml size. It is based on Korean Ginseng, Sweet Betty Flower and Quillaja Wood. I currently use a toner from Ren that has almost ended, so this is definitely a very welcome product for me.
Previous Lookfantastic Boxes
If you are interested in this box but you are still not decided whether it is worth it or not, here are some of the previous boxes I reviewed:
All in all, April Beauty Box from Lookfantastic was an interesting one. I mostly appreciate the lip liner and the Pai cleanser, but all of them are practical and I can definitely make space for them in my routine. However, I would love to receive at least one full size skincare product per month. All full-size products from last months were makeup ones.
Regarding next month, I am really excited to try the Elemis toner and will come back with a review once I receive the box.
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