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I have been a Glossybox subscriber for 4 months now and I am very happy with this subscription box, it always comes packed with full size, good quality products. Glossybox is a brand that inspires me confidence and reassurance and they are Lookfantastic partners, which is a plus as Lookfantastic is one of the most important beauty retails in UK.
I was surprised and excited at the same time when I knew that Glossybox was going to launch their own skincare collection. It was launched on the 12th august 2020, first for subscribers and a few hours later for non-subscriber. Subscribers will have a 20% discount over all the collection. I wanted to try a couple of products but before deciding which one I was going to buy I wanted to wait for my August Glossybox as I was sure it was going to include one of the new products. Fortunately, my Glossybox was delivered the 11th August and, as I thought, it came with a Glossybox Skincare product (I am not going to reveal now, I will talk about in August Subscription Boxes post). The launching day I placed an order, I couldn’t avoid.
I am going to talk in this post about the collection. It is a range of 10 products that are, as the brand says, “simple, affordable and effective”, They are tailored to specific skin concerns and they can be combined to create your ideal skincare routine. Each product contains three key ingredients in their formulation. If you are a Glossybox subscriber, the price of the products is between £12 and £18 (between £15 and £22.50 for non-subscribers). They are vegan and cruelty-free products and contain at least 87% of natural ingredients.
The packaging is very simple. They are in the classic Glossybox pink, both the box and the container. The box comes with a step-by-step instruction about how to use the product. The container is made of sugarcane that is 100% recyclable and sustainable, using renewable electricity and creating zero landfill waste. They are fully produced in the UK.
What is included in the range? There is a bit of all, cleanser, toner, moisturisers, exfoliators, serum,…). You can build a full skincare routine using only products from this collection. I have only two, the one that came in the Glossybox and the one I bought, and still I didn’t try them. But I am sure that I will try different products if I like these two. Let’s see the range:
Gentle Foaming Cleanser. It is ideal for sensitive skin as it is fragrance free. It combines cactus stem, resurrection leaf and kangaroo paw flower extract. It cleanse leaving an hydrating and refreshing feeling in your skin.
Daily Micellar Gel Cleanser. It is for a lighter cleansing and makes use of micelles to remove dirt. It blends blueberry seed oil and cactus stem extract to hydrate and nourish.
Purifying Charcoal Cleanser. Charcoal makes it ideal for oily complexion though it is suitable for all skin types. Combines activated bamboo charcoal, biodegradable exfoliating beads and peat leaf.
Exfoliating Clay Scrub. It is recommended to use not more than once a week. It combines rice exfoliator with cornish pink clay and also includes lactic and glycolic acids for a deeper exfoliation.
Hydrating Mist. Though it is a mist, it can replace your toner. Blends hyaluronic acid, inca inchi and babassu oils. You can use it also as a primer and of course to refresh the skin during the day.
3-in-1 Moisturiser. It is better for oily and combination skin and can be a perfect base for your makeup. It is lightweight and blends hyaluronic acid (keeps complexion looking hydrated), tsubaki oil (to moisturise the skin) and red seaweed (to creates a protective barrier to lock moisture).
3-in-1 Rich Moisturiser. Similar to the previous product but more indicated for dry skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid mixed with camelina and inca inchi oils and can be used also underneath makeup.
Eye Boost Cream. If you have dark circles and puffy under-eyes this is your product. It is a blend of elderflower, eyebright and red seaweed extract that can bring life to your tired eyes.
Night serum. The last product is that night serum that works while you sleep, nourishing your skin and leaving it bright. It is a mixture of glycolic acid (removes dead skin cells), blueberry oil (leaves skin feeling hydrated) and persian silk tree extract (helps to reduce visible signs of fatigue).
What is the effect of each ingredient on your skin?
- Hyaluronic Acid. Keep skin feeling hydrated and looking refreshed.
- Inca Inchi Oil. Helps to support your skin’s natural barrier.
- Babassu Oil. Leaves complexion feeling soft and nourished.
- Cactus stem extract. Helps to soothe and moisturise sensitive skin.
- Resurrection leaf extract. Leaves complexion feeling hydrated.
- Kangaroo paw flower extract. Keeps skin supple and fresh.
- Micelles. Helps to cleanse away dirt and excess of oil from your pores.
- Blueberry seed oil. Works to hydrate and nourish skin.
- Activated bamboo charcoal. Works to cleanse away dirt and impurities.
- Biodegradable exfoliation beads. Helps to gently buff away dead skin cells.
- Peat leaf. Makes complexion feel cleaner and hydrated.
- Inca Inchi Oil. Supports your skin’s natural barrier.
- Tsubaki Oil. Keeps your skin feeling hydrated.
- Camelina oil. Leaves your skin looking and feeling supple and nourished.
- Elderflower extract. Reduces the appearance of dark circles.
- Eyebright plant extract. Works to refresh tired, puffy eyes.
- Red seaweed extract. Creates a protective barrier that locks in moisture in the skin.
Extra. Muslin Cloth
It is a 100% muslin cotton cloth, with a woven texture. It helps to exfoliate the skin, eliminating dead cells and removing impurities. You can use it also to remove the Exfoliating Clay Scrub or alongside with any of the cleansers in the collection. It is really affordable, costing £2.40 for subscribers and £3 for non-subscribers.
The range is wide enough to cover individual skincare needs. Most of them are suitable for all skin types and couple of them are specific for sensitive or oily skin. Mix and match the product to fit your skin necessities.
Let me know in the comment which one do you want to try.