Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Alice & White BOTANIKA Eco-Chic Subsciption Box November 2015

Winter is coming. 21st of December to be precise. For that very reason, Alice & White have decided to prepare us and our sensitive skins for the darker, colder, harsher months ahead. As the second instalment of what I anticipate to be an outstanding monthly delivery of green and eco-luxe skincare, the November BOTANIKA Box has delivered a wonderful collection of Winter month saviours.

Balance Me Collagen Boost Restore & Replenish Cream Cleanser

The Balance Me Collagen Boost Restore & Replenish Cream Cleanser is a very addictive and very creamy, cream cleanser. The white cloud-like cleanser is wonderfully soft and gentle, providing a perfect alternative for when skin is feeling a little delicate.

Helping to nourish and replenish the skin, this cleanser offers the most delicate cleanse, leaving skin feeling hydrated and protected. Oddly smells like playdough, this isn't the first time I've encountered a kooky scented Balance Me product. A totally gentle and effective cleanser, one that feels just luscious on skin.

Balance Me Collagen Boost Restore & Replenish Cream Cleanser can be purchased from Alice & White for 249 SEK / 125ML.

Bodhi & Birch Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil

Said to be catered for oily and blemish-prone skins, the Bodhi & Birch Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil is a very rich facial oil, that is every bit nourishing. Absolutely packed with vitamin-fuelled ingredients, my skin really does feel fresh and revitalised after use.

While lightweight, I did find this oil to be a little on the greasy side of things. It struggled to absorb and left a thin film on the skin. It's blood-orange in colour, which helps to illuminate my dull and pale skin. While the absorption qualities are minimal at best, the oil feels really lovely and nourishing, something I will continue to use.

Bodhi & Birch Neroli Lucé Revitalising Face Oil  can be purchased from Alice & White for 429 SEK / 15ML.

Ekologist Krämdeo Grapefrukt Deodorant Balm

Oddly, this wasn't listed on the Alice & White store, which is a real shame because I will definitely be buying the Ekologist Krämdeo Grapefrukt. It's an all-natural, all-organic deodorant balm. It's far creamier than any other balm I've used making it a dream to apply and it sinks straight in.

I received the grapefruit scented balm, which smells utterly scrumptious. It's a very fresh, complimentary fragrance which lasts all day long. I'm still smelling clean and fruity by the end of the day. 

I found Ekologist Krämdeo Grapefrukt available on their webiste for 139 KR / 60ML. 

True All You Need Is Me

As an all-purpose balm, the possible uses are endless with True All You Need Is Me. This highly luxurious translucent cream balm is superbly rich and protective. The tiniest of portions will go a very long way as this silky balm melts into a warm oil on skin.

It has a fantastic shine, making it perfect for application on lips. I also dabbed a little on my psoriasis and found it to skin straight in. As a very nourishing, very hydrating eco-luxe balm, this is definitely something I'll be investing in.

True All You Need Is Me is available from Alice & White for 249 SEK / 50ML. 

Odacité Ca+R Wild Carrot Facial Serum Concentrate Vital Glow

Odacité are very, very expensive. Let's not shy away from it. The sample I received of the Odacité Ca+R Wild Carrot Facial Serum Concentrate Vital Glow is available from Cult Beauty for £45.00 for 5ML. Yes. FIVE ML.

These are very rich and supper concentrated facial oils and the Ca+R Wild Carrot Facial Serum Concentrate Vital Glow is specifically for anti-ageing, restoring and nourishing the face. Something to be added alongside a moisturiser, or standalone as part of a one-month treatment (if you can stretch 5ML that far).

Odacité Ca+R Wild Carrot Facial Serum Concentrate Vital Glow is available from Alice & White for 499 SEK / 5ML. 


Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream

I am just the wrong skin type for the Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream. Ideally catered for drier skin, this ultra-hydrating moisturiser is just too powerful for the likes of my oily skin. It also contains shea butter as the second highest ingredient, known to block pores and causes blemishes, for me this ingredient just leaves me very, very greasy.

But, not all is lost! Fragranced with the ever-delicious vanilla, I just can't get enough of the scent. I use this instead on my neck and décolletage, finding the rich formula very soothing and nourishing and it's just close enough to my nose that I can continue to smell it through the day.

Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream is available from Alice & White for 375 SEK / 60ML.

You can subscribe to the Alice & White BOTANIKA Box here from 199 SEK a month, plus 100 SEK international shipping (that's a total of around £22.86).

You can see the contents of the first Alice & White BOTANIKA Box (October) in my review here.