Cult Beauty Box by Caroline Hirons.



This is the third box curated by Caroline Hirons for the Cult Beauty and the first one I got my hands on. I love an opportunity to try more things for a lesser price but previous sets they created did not seem as attractive to me as this one.

You can still get this Box of Dreams on the website, luckily it's still on sale. In the box, there are six full-size products with a 40% discount! Converted to USD it was $250, that's a hefty price tag. But you basically get all the skincare you need for a few months ahead. And frankly speaking, it's a very fair price just because the Blue Cocoon on its own retails for $180 and you still get 5 more products to try.
I'll go in the order I would use these products. For a cleanser, we have Omorovicza Moore Cream Cleanser. I had no doubts that I would love this one because I love the majority of the Omorovicza products. However, I didn't use it correctly and wasted a lot of product. Well, in my defense, who reads the instructions for a cleanser!? I was applying way too much product to dry skin when I only was supposed to use a pea-size amount on wet skin. It works great as a morning cleanser, minty, refreshing and very gentle. It definitely is a keeper.
Next up is DCL Multi-Action Penta Peel pads, which I have not used at all. I avoid using chemical peels on my skin at the moment. I've read a lot about holistic skincare and a lot of people behind the brands that I love (MV Organic, Evanhealy, May Lindstrom) have built their skin care lines on the idea that every skin should be treated as sensitive. And that's what I've come to believe too. So, I have nothing to say about these peel pads, but if that's something you're into I'm sure you can trust Caroline's recommendation.
Oskia Renaissance Mask was something I was excited to try. Oh how much I've heard about it. And honestly, it did not live up to my expectations. It has the texture similar to a balm cleanser, unusual for a face mask. And it is yet another resurfacing product though not a very aggressive one. It smells of roses and it does leave your skin softer. I can definitely say that this mask is a go-to before an event to help your makeup go on smoother. However, I'm personally only reaching for it 2-3 times a month.
Now onto really good stuff. Niod Fractionated Eye-Contour Concentrate is one of the best eye area treatments that I've tried. It is light, effective and high-tech. It gives just the right amount of nourishment, it can be used all around your eye, it absorbs quickly and doesn't migrate into the eye. To me, it's an all-around perfect product which I could have looked over if not for this box. It's a kick-ass product that left me curious about the brand in general.
The star of this box, deservingly, is the May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon. This concentrated treatment balm can easily replace all your skincare. It can be used all over your face including eyes and lips. It is without a doubt the most restorative skin care product I have ever come across. It helps me to deal with breakouts and irritations on my skin, it helps to heal it quicker and better. I have been using it every day ever since I've received my box. It has transformed my skin and made it overall much healthier. And on top of it all, it has a mind-clearing aroma to it, herbal and quite therapeutic. It has an outrageous price tag of $180 but I will be buying it again and again despite it. It is that great.
And the last thing in the Box of Dreams is Leahlani Champagne Serum. It is the second oil serum I've come across and I still don't quite get the concept. As an oil, it is quite lovely, light and aromatic. But as a serum, it doesn't make sense to me. I use oils more often than moisturizers so applying oil on top of another oil seems absurd to me. Other than that I'm happy with the product, not as impressed as with the Blue Cocoon though, but it's hard to beat.
So, in a nutshell, grab a box for yourself while you still can. It's a great deal and the products inside are very lovely. I did not expect anything less from Caroline, the goddess of everything skin care. And yes, all products in the box are cruelty-free.

No comments