First and for most, if you dont know who Caroline Hirons is let me just direct you to her site and your skin can thank me later. She is literally the skincare queen, lover of a good cleanse and collaborates with Cult Beauty, doing special boxes full of skincare heaven. The collaboration at the moment is, in my opinion, the perfect Caroline box. It’s a full cleanse routine, suitable for all skin types and it’s ridiculously amazing.
The Caroline Hirons Cult Beauty Box is unlike many beauty boxes aroun in the fact that six out of the seven products come full size which is rare and with the brands involved pretty phenomenal. When you consider the pricing of these products if you were to buy them separetly theres a savings of over 40 percent, so full sized products at a discount? Hand me over the box.
I’ve wanted to try most of the brands before and many are cult, beauty blogger favourites but I couldn’t justify the spend, these are some pricey skincare product but getting such a great value box which is so beautifully curated made me invest immediately.
I’ve only had the box a week and haven’t got into all the products quite yet but I couldn’t help but want to talk about this insane box of cleansing greatness, especially before it goes out of stock! These are limited edition beauty boxes so you have to get in quick, I think the only reason this one has stayed around longer than usual is because it’s a high price point. So far though I’ve been enjoying the Sonya Dakar Eye Wash, this eye make up remover takes off waterproof mascara without any tugging of the skin or irritation around the eyes, it’s so easy. I’ve never bought into having a separate eye makeup remover before, always using oil cleansers to take it all off at once but this has really got me appreciating a separate singular product dedicated to my sensive little peepers. Whether that gets me off smearing The Body Shop Camomile Oil Cleanser all over my face which I talk about in my cleanser round up is still undecided.
Talking of oil cleansers I am falling head over heals for the expensive but beautiful Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser, this is a much denser oil than the body shop and both work well but the ingredients are more soothing and aimed at nourishing the skin as well as cleaning it, working in beta carotene, vitamins A, C and E, lycopene and omega 3 to the face to give a hydrated radiant feel to the skin. Basically everything my dry skin craves in a cleansing product while breaking down any makeup in a gentle non-irritating way. After this I use my Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel as my second cleanse, also talked about in my cleanser round up because I can’t quite not have this in my routine quite yet. I think Ill have to finish the bottle first before I move on to the Pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm.
The last item was the first one I cracked out when I opened the box and thats the May Lindstrom The Jasmine Garden which Im struggling to not spray on my face all day, every day because I want this to last as long as possible but it smells so damn good. One of my favourite scents is Jasmine so this is like catnip in a bottle for me. This spray is a toner to be used after cleansing to add even more moisture into the skin. I use this after cleansing but then go in with it after every other step in my skincare routine, so after toning, then serum and then moisturiser, pressing it into my skin with my fingers each time.
Also included in the box is the MV Organic Skincare’s Gentle Cream Cleanser, which is a brand i’ve wanted to try forever but for some reason never took the plunge. I’m kind of putting off using it in a weird way of trying to preserve it in my skincare stash for as long as possible, stupid and counterproductive I know but I’ll get into it soon enough. Also theres the Oskia Micro Exfoliating Balm, this is the one product I had reservations for when I bought the box. I wanst sure how my skin would react to a physical exfoliant but after I using the Kiko exfoliating wipes which I raved about here, I want to see now how it goes. If its anywhere near as good as the Oskia Cleansing Gel that ill be a very happy lady. Same goes for the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic and Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel. Obviously with exfoliants I can’t try them all at once, I think my skin would hate me. I’m looking forward to busting them out over the next few weeks though and of course more likely than not they’ll end up on the blog at some point.
Are you interested in the Caroline Hirons Cult Beauty Box? What products look best to you? Have you used any of them before? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!