A few weeks ago, Laura from Look Fantastic got in touch to offer a me a beauty box from their Limited Edition collection, the Skin Solutions Healthy Skin box. She had already had a wee peek at my blog (yay, Laura!) and found out that I have oily skin.
Laura suggested the Oil/Blemish Prone Skin Box* RRP £35.00, and it sounded like it would definitely be catered to my skin type. The boxes also come in Dry/Sensitive and Normal/Combination varieties, so there’s a little something to suit most people’s skin troubles.
So Laura went ahead and popped the box in the post, and I sat at home eagerly awaiting the passing of time until my little box of Look Fantastic treats arrived.
The delivery was super quick, and I had my brand new beauty box in no time. Firstly, I was overwhelmed by the packaging – it looks so good. The box is actually quite big, which I wasn’t expecting. However, this does give the beauty box some feel of importance and luxury. I’m more used to the tiny Glossybox boxes, and that made this box feel like real treat.
Not only the size, but the aesthetics as whole tick all the boxes for me. A minimalistic white box? Check. Minimal lettering? Check. Delicate accents of colour? Check. Weirdly enough, I love the fact that there’s a little bit of turquoise on show around the bottom of the box lid. What I didn’t like was the nest of bright green paper inside – why?! Each of the skin types has a different box colour, and shhhh I’m not going to lie – I do really wish that the Oily/Blemish box had the purple theme.
It’s not just the colour that differs with the boxes, but the worth of the boxes too. Even though they’re the same price, the Oily/Blemish box is worth £130 (ah-mazing) and on the other end of the spectrum is the Normal/Combination at only a £95 worth. If you’re a silver-linings type of person – you are still getting £95 worth of products for £35, and that is definitely a bargain none-the-less.
The box contained 6 generously sized products, and a detailed handout to give you a little bit of info on how to look after oily skin and how these products can help you do that. The leaflet does warn you to gradually implement each product into the routine week by week, to ensure that if you have a bad reaction you can then identify the product that is causing you all that hassle.
Going to be honest, I didn’t listen to that part exactly as I wanted to give a brief first impressions, but I made sure to have a glance at the ingredients of each one just in case. Obviously with skincare products, you do need to give it some time before you see results as your skin must adapt to the new chemicals, etc.
I absolutely love a good scrub so I instantly grabbed the Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Scrub and headed to the shower. This is definitely the product that I’ve used the most, and I wasn’t disappointed. It has just the right amount of scrubbiness to remove dead skin and impurities, yet doesn’t feel like a rough exfoliator – plus, it’s oil-free!
I’m not quite sure how a lip product can be specific for a skin type, but the Skin Chemist Advanced Lip Nutrition Repair was included in the box. I personally don’t like this formula as it is very heavy and I think that this is due to the beeswax – a little goes a long way, seriously.
The Decleor Aroma Cleanse is also a product that doesn’t specifically cater to oily skin – in fact, it states on the packaging that it is suitable for all skin types. For that reason, I haven’t given this one a go yet – my oily skin is a bit OTT due to the changing weather. However, the idea of a cleansing mousse is very exciting.
A product that I was so relieved to get was the Nuxe Anti-Fatigue Moisturising Eye Cream. I suffer from some pretty bad Insomnia the majority of the time, and this leads to seriously bad bags. This is going to need more time and use to see results, but I love the formula and am definitely going to be using this in the future.
The La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo had me a tiny bit confused. It claims to be a corrective, anti-imperfections formula – so for some reason I was expecting this to be a tinted BB cream or something. Wrong! It’s a milky gel formula that somehow reduces marks/blemishes on the skin. I’ll probably be trying this out the next time I have a breakout.
One item that I probably wont use is the Balance Me Congested Skin Serum, as I just personally don’t like using serums in general! This again is for all skin types, yet claims to bring balance to inflamed skin. This is perhaps a good product for those of you who suffer from very red, sore spots/blemishes.
Overall, I think that this box provides a great selection of skincare products – and if you love to change up for skincare routine whilst finding new products, this box is for you. With such a great value for money, it’s also ideal if you just want to test the water a bit when expanding, or even starting, a skincare routine. The handout gives detailed information on how to look after your skin type, so you’ll know that you’re doing it right. One tiny issue, is that 3/6 products state on the packaging that they aren’t specifically for oily skin… in the Oily Skin box… Not quite sure how that works out. However, those products that aren’t catered to oily skin have been selected for a reason. And sometimes it’s best to let your skin decide!
You can get your very own Look Fantastic Healthy Skin Box right here, remember they’re Limited Edition – so grab one soon to make sure you don’t miss out!