It’s a case of ‘out with the old and in with the new’, with the release of YOU Beauty Box’s Changing Seasons edit this month. The edit is a truly fabulous shortlist of products, each selected because they tick all the necessary boxes for head-to-toe transeasonal skincare. Just like our wardrobes, this gorgeous bevvy of beauty products will help us breeze into autumn in style and be ready to face whatever the elements throw at us.
Below we reveal an overview of the products that made the Changing Seasons cut and why we’re loving – and wanting – them all!
Indeed Labs Hydraluron® Sheet Mask. Sheet masks are still one of our favourite things to come out of the skincare industry in the last year or so and Indeed Labs have really impressed us with this timed-release mask. There’s a whole lot of science going on with this one but the upshot is that it delivers longer-lasting hydration (up to 24 hours) after just 15 minutes on the skin and instantly counters dullness with a glowing and dewy complexion.
Mandara Spa Shea & Coconut Hand Butter. Keeping the hard working skin on your hands nourished and healthy now will really pay off a few months down the line. Part of the luxurious Mandara Spa range, this deluxe and super pampering hand butter will transform your mitts in under a minute with its potent moisturising blend of shea butter and coconut oil to nourish the skin and condition nails.
Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Soft Cream. This anti-ageing blend, for face and neck, is a soft day cream that promises to leave the skin with a silky, matte finish – the ideal base for make-up, whilst delivering a skin smoothing and plumping treatment. The formula delivers two of the most powerful anti-aging ingredients, Stabilized Vine Resveratrol and Micro-Hyaluronic Acid, co-patented between Caudalie and Harvard Medical School.
Olverum Bath Oil. Because classics simply do not date, Olverum – which was created way back in 1931 – is often dubbed ‘The Best Bath Oil Ever’ and is steadily making a return to peak popularity. The thing that makes this bath oil really stand out from the crowds is the strength of its ingredients – they are powerful individually but together they are borderline heavenly. This bath oil is a must for aching muscles and true relaxation.
OWAY Colour Protective Hair Bath Shampoo. If you have coloured or highlighted hair then you’ll already know what havoc the elements can wreak on even the healthiest of hair. The ‘bath’ title is a clue to the saturating effect that this shampoo/hair treatment has on the tresses. Not only does it deliver the deepest of cleanses with every wash but it also prolongs shine and protects from sun, water and pollution.
Masque Bar Green Tea Sheet Mask. Sometimes our skin needs a bit of a reset and a change in seasons is one of the best times to take care of such skincare business. This Masque Bar peel off face mask is an exceptional mask that helps to detoxify, purify and deep cleanse within half an hour. It contains a cocktail of ingredients including Green Tea which helps to draw out dirt and oil, unclog the pores and leave skin looking refreshed and resurfaced.
Aromatherapy Associates Revive Body Gel. One use of this brand and you’ll immediately notice a difference between it and its contemporaries. The quality of ingredients is just so much better than the competition and you feel like you’re receiving a spa-worthy treatment with every application. This reviving body gel contains the invigorating powers of grapefruit, rosemary and juniper to even the skin tone and texture and maintain healthy micro-circulation. Massage into the skin every day – focusing on any specific problem areas – it works wonderfully on hips, thighs, the stomach and ankles.
ESPA Optimal Skin ProSerum. This was launched a couple of years ago now but, as with most cult beauty products, it has taken a while for word to get out and consumers to fully appreciate the difference between this serum and its opposition. It’s no exaggeration to say this serum is a groundbreaker! It is 99 per cent natural, suitable for all skin types and ages, leaves skin silky soft and radiant, boosts collagen, prevents moisture loss, evens skin tone, regenerates and balances the skin – it’s the ultimate multi-tasker and we were thrilled to see it on the monthly edit.
FRUU Coconut Lip Balm. Not only does this smell like Pina Coladas but this lip balm is so packed full of vitamins and antioxidants and enriched with tropical coconut milk, soothing aloe vera and moisturising banana extract that it delivers a rush of intense moisture and hydration with every slick. Swipe it on and feel the difference right away…
FRUU Avocado Lip Balm. Super refreshing and light, simply replace coconut oil with South African avocado oil and enjoy the same comforting sensation and enduring hydration. It’s worth noting that both FRUU lip balms on the shortlist are organic, vegan and contain no petrolatum formulation.
Foreo Day Cleanser. Famed for its revolutionary Luna™ skincare devices, Foreo have taken another bold step forward as they become the first skincare brand to introduce cleansers that have been specifically formulated for day and night use. By giving the skin exactly what it needs (and when), these powerful and natural ingredients and textures, refined by extraordinary technical advances, penetrate deeper into the skin for instantly visible results.
As well as the Changing Seasons shortlist, every YOU Beauty Box member will also receive a selection of additional freebies. These include a £25 off Everdine discount pamphlet, some Montagne Jeunesse softening glove or sock masques and, for Gold members only – an extra something from Dentyl Active.
Finally, if you were are a lucky Gold member this month (and one of the first, these chocolates don’t hang around!) you might have also received a gorgeous and extremely delicious box of chocolates from master chocolatier GODIVA. 16 cloud-like meringue pieces nestle within a smooth and sumptuous mousse, generously enveloped in GODIVA’s signature dark, milk or white Belgian chocolate. These delicious chocolates come in various delectable flavours including: fraise, citron, praliné piemont, and mandarine amande. Inspired by the themes of contrast and duality, each bite reveals a tantalising new textural sensation. Our box didn’t last long…!
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