This is the first Honest Beauty Box and started with a TRY ME KIT, that means that I could try three skin care samples for free (just paying for shipping)! After that the enrollment in a monthly subscription is automatic, but can be canceled anytime.
FIRST THINGS FIRST – THE SUNSCREEN SCANDAL!
After all that scandal about the sunscreen, I was in doubt about trying the beauty products but I’m going to stick with this box for a while until I see a little bit more of how the Honest Company is going to deal with the consumers.
If you don’t know what happened in the sunscreen case here are a little bit of the scenario:
” Jessica Alba’s Honest Company is under fire.
The actress’ company, which markets “safe and eco-friendly household and baby care products,” got burned after consumers came out in droves, saying the company’s sunscreen doesn’t provide much sun protection at all.
The company touts the product in question as an SPF 30 sunscreen, with “broad spectrum, mineral-based protection.” Consumers took to Twitter and other social media platforms to express their frustration with the product after getting sun burned while using it.”
Well, this is big because if the company was dishonest with one product what about the rest – how about the consumers? At the same time, I read that the many other consumers are happy with the sunscreen and that the product was safe. So, the time will tell….But by now I’ve decided to trust in the beauty line and see if a more natural approach will work for me!
HONEST BEAUTY BOX REVIEW – SEPTEMBER 2015! TRY ME KIT!
My honest Beauty Box came with a Try me Kit for BALANCED SKIN – my skin is pretty normal at this time of the year…so I chose this option.
The box came neat and nicely assembled…with a romantic and chic touch that I liked a lot.
I think they did a great job with the packaging and with the messages…great taste Jessica Alba!!
1. THE BAG
After a stunning presentation, we have the bag in a neutral gray and it feels like leather!
I received a trio with a cleanser, moisturizer and a beauty fluid.
2. REFRESHINGLY CLEAN GEL CLEANSER
Refreshingly Clean Gel Cleanser contains chamomile and calendula help to calm and soothe. Yucca root extract and saponaria provide a fresh and foamy experience to remove dirt and makeup without any harsh ingredients that can strip or over-dry skin. Now that’s refreshing.
Price:$18.00 – 5.0 fl. oz. / 150 mL
This is the only of the three samples that I haven’t try yet, but I will tonight! It is a clear gel and it smells like green leaves.
3. EVEN BRIGHTER EVERYDAY MOISTURIZER
This daily face moisturizer contains chamomile and calendula to help calm and soothe. Vitamin C rich acerola cherry, barbary fig and green tea provide antioxidant support to help balance skin tone. Licorice extract has been shown to fight and improve the appearance of dark spots. Be your own guiding light.
PRICE: $34 for 1.0 fl. oz or 30ml
I just tried for the first time. It smells like herbs or that mix of green leaves, very organic familiar smell. Easy to apply, absorbs fast.
4. BEYOND PROTECT DAILY BEAUTY FLUID – SPF 30
The Beyond Protected Daily Beauty Fluid contains chamomile, calendula and aloe help to calm and soothe. Hyaluronic Acid attracts moisture, locking in hydration. Non-nano zinc oxide, mineral broad spectrum sunscreen protects against damaging UVA and UVB rays to help prevent signs of premature skin aging. We’ve got you covered.
Price: $28 for 1.5 fl. oz or 45ml
This is another sunscreen type, that protects the face against the sun keeping you covered against skin aging. I hope this one works.
I’m wearing this product now. According to the instructions this is the last product to be applied – after the cleanser and the moisturizer!
It’s easy to apply, but it is a little bit oily and give a little shine in the skin…
It smells like a mix of green leaves too!
Well, this was my HONEST BEAUTY TRY ME KIT with three samples of skin care products.
To me it is really difficult to say that a skin care product is good or not in just one try or use. The exception is when the skin have an immediate reaction or something in the product doesn’t really work for you.
I didn’t have any reaction to the moisturizer and sunscreen (haven’t try the cleanser yet). I think the products are not that different from other organic ones that I’ve tried in the past.
The only thing I really don’t like about this line is the smell. If you like more earthy, green smell maybe this is wonderful for you, but it just didn’t work for me.
I also think that the products are kind of pricy for what it is…but in a bundle you can save way more than buying one by one.
Every month you can choose a different bundle for your subscription. I am going to stick with the make up. I want to try the foundation, the concealer and see if I’ll like it or not.
How about you, did you like it? Are you an Honest Beauty Subscriber already?
The Subscription: HONEST BEAUTY BOX
The Website: www.honestbeauty.com
The Price: $50 a month for three full size products that you can choose.
Promotion: try the TRY ME TRIO paying just for shipping – $5.95