PureBox is a newer monthly subscription box dedicated to 100% non-toxic, natural, and indie beauty products.
Each box will feature one full-sized product (sometimes two) and four or more deluxe sized sample items. Rather than sending a box full of many different brands, PureBox prefers to focus on just a couple so that you get a better feel for the products that each brand offers. They guarantee an average retail value of between $60 and $80 in every box!
Subscriptions are $39/month (US shipping included), or less with a 3-month commitment. For a limited time, you can save 15% on your first box with coupon code “PUREHOLIDAY“.
Let’s see what’s in the January 2016 PureBox!
The PureBox box itself was shipped inside of a larger brown box.
The PureBox box!
A peek inside!
All of the items were individually wrapped in tissue paper. I love when boxes do that! 🙂
There wasn’t an info card included, so I’ll just jump right to the products…
Mullein & Sparrow Facial Steam ($14) – Woah. This is one big bag of herbs! I’ve never tried a facial steam, but with such a hefty supply I think it’s time to give it a go. This all natural treatment contains a blend of lavender, chamomile, rose, calendula, comfrey, and other beneficial herbs. To use, bring 4 cups of water to a boil then add a handful of herbs and allow to steep covered for 5-10 minutes. Wash face with a gentle cleanser, remove mixture from stove and create a steam tent over the head using a light towel. Rest head 2-3 inches above the steaming herbs, and allow yourself to unwind in the steam tent for about 5 minutes. Breathe deeply and enjoy the effects of the herbal treatment.
Mullein & Sparrow Mini Facial Mask ($15) – If you haven’t guessed yet, January’s box features products solely from Mullein & Sparrow! This facial mask is made with detoxifying clays and soothing, aromatic herbs. Ingredients include kaolin clay, rhassoul clay, sea clay, bentonite clay, Rosa centifolia (rose), Aloe vera, and Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil. To use, mix with a small amount of water and apply to the face. Allow to dry, remove with warm water, followed by a cool water rinse. Use once per week for deeply cleansed skin.
Mullein & Sparrow Lavender Hydrosol ($18) – From their website: “Hydrosols, also known as floral waters, hydroflorates, flower waters or distillates are produced from steam-distilling plant materials. Hydrosols have similar properties to essential oils but are much less concentrated. Unlike their ‘essential oil added to water’ counterparts, true steam-distilled hydrosols contain all the beneficial components that whole plant materials have to offer.” Good to know, since I had no idea what this was when I pulled it out of the box. 😉 You can use this all natural spray to hydrate and tone your skin, as a light perfume, as deodorant, and even as linen spray or room freshener.
Mullein & Sparrow Tinted Lip & Cheek Balm ($10) – I received this in another beauty box a while ago, and it’s a nice product, even for someone (me) who hardly ever uses anything on her lips. It’s an all natural (and vegan!) balm with a light tint and amazing scent.
Mullein & Sparrow Facial Serum ($28?) – Their site has a few different facial serums listed, so I’m not sure which one this is. I’m also not sure of the size, so I just used the price listed for one of their “mini serums”. I tried smelling it to see if I could figure out which one it was, but… nope. It looks like they’re all basically used the same and consist of similar plant-based oils, so whatever it is, I’ll use it. 😉
While it’s fun to try an assortment of different brands, I actually really like that PureBox focuses on only one or two each month. It was nice to receive a collection of items that I knew would work well with one another. As promised, the overall value was impressive too — Over $80 in products (give or take a bit for the serum)! Very cool. 😀
Remember, if you’d like to try PureBox you can save 15% on your first box with coupon code “PUREHOLIDAY“. (I’m not sure how long that code will be good for, so act fast! 😉 )
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.