I love a beauty box, I think everyone probably knows this by now, especially if you’re a regular reader. Latest in Beauty got in touch to see if I would like to try one of the boxes curated by the Grazia Health&Beauty Director; how could I turn that down!? They’ve done collaborations before but I never managed to get my hands on those, this time there were two: the Glow Edit and the Repair&Renew Edit, which I have here. The Glow Edit focuses on a head to toe glow, while Repeair&Renew focuses more on your complexion, something I could definitely use at the moment.
You get four full sizes in the box, which is very good for a beauty box, some of the rolling subscription boxes leave you with five miniatures in total. Whereas in this box you get five minis in addition to the full sizes. The first is a Wrinkle Release sheet mask from Skin Laundry, a brand that’s new to me but I have found they are a beauty salon brand. Apparently, in 10 minutes this mask will reduce the appearance of fine lines and leave the skin looking younger and brighter. It’s made in Korea so I have high hopes because the skincare produced there is incredible, I’m planning to use it before a night out to prep the skin, so if you want to know how it goes my Instagram story is probably the place to go. Another brand I am not familiar with is Sukin, they’re a natural skincare range made in Australia. In the box is their Purely Ageless Hydration Elixir, it claims to give instant hydration to skin as well as reducing visible wrinkles by up to 50% – now I don’t have any wrinkles just yet, however I do often get fine lines due to dehydration. It’s an oil rather than a serum, so I can use this alongside my trusty Hylaurolic acid from The Ordinary, the website also suggests adding it to your moisturiser if you want to shorten your skincare routine which I might try. It’s not too heavy of an oil and sinks into the skin pretty quickly adding a nice glow, it also has a pleasant scent too; often natural products smell too herby to me, but this isn’t too heavy.
The other two full sizes are less intensive but certainly good additions to your everyday skincare. Firstly is the Super Facialist Vitamin C+ Skin Defence Daily Moisturiser, now my best friend swears by vitamin C moisturiser as it gives her a glow and for someone with dry skin, I could always do with a little extra glow. First note about this is that it smells incredible, citrusy, like a mandarin, the formula is very light so it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin either. This says it will give you a glow, as well as smoothing the appearance of wrinkles and protecting your skin as it offers UVA/UVB filters, though there is no SPF rating to mention. I’m currently using the Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance moisturiser but I’m going to try to swap this in on days I need more of a glow – obviously with an SPF underneath. The last full size is from Rituals, I’ve only ever tried their bodycare before so I am interested to finally get my hands on some skincare. In the box is the Radiance Anti-Aging Serum, this will apparently make my skin glow as well as reduce any fine lines and wrinkles. It is incredibly lightweight and something I will incorporate into my night time skincare routine.
Onto the deluxe minis and we really do have a good selection here. I’m going to start with one I’m really hoping I don’t fall in love with: the Rodial Vit C Brightening Mask. I hope I don’t love this as it’s £65 for the full size, which makes Glamglow masks seem cheap! However, it’s a gel mask that combines vitamin C and AHA’s to brighten and exfoliate the skin. This is the kind of product I tend to love, much to my bank accounts annoyance. There’s also a 50ml Decleor Cleansing Mousse, for some reason the scent reminds me of Morocco but I’m not entirely sure why. I love Decleor though, I tend to have a facial using their products as a birthday treat and my skin always looks and feels incredible afterwards. The mini is the perfect travel size so I will be adding it to my collection of minis for when I next travel. Another very generous sized miniature is the Neal’s Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm, it contains 15g and is in a glass jar, just like the full size is. Apparently you can use it in many ways such as an exfoliating cleanser, intensive nourishing treatment and to tame eyebrows. At the moment this is going to be great for rehydrating my nose as hay fever has hit me hard! Isn’t my life glamourous?
The last two are slightly smaller but both a good size for travelling. I’ve heard such good things about the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil and this box has a 4ml vial for me to try. It’s best used overnight to help you look more rested the next morning. The final product is the Tri-Molecular Hyaluronic Serum from Balance Me. As I mentioned earlier, I already use a hyaluronic acid from The Ordinary, but when I’m travelling I don’t want to take such a large bottle with me – now I can take this instead. Apparently, it combines different forms to enhance hydration, stimulate elasticity and plump the skin; I will be testing the claims over summer I’m sure.
The box itself is only £38, and there are often good offers on too, so you could quite easily pick up this box for a fraction of the price. In total it’s worth £150 and you can see why; the brands are all pretty well known and you get four full sizes in total. I always think these boxes are amazing gift ideas as you get to try new things for such a steal. (Plus there are usually a few exclusive discount codes available if you decide you need the full sizes!) Would I get another LiB box? Of course, there’s no question there, they’re always such good value and sometimes you can even choose from brands such as Charlotte Tilbury and Burberry – see the Sunday Times box that’s currently available!
You can buy the LiB Grazia Repair&Renew box from the Latest in Beauty website for £38.
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