I'm back with another Jiyubox subscription box mini review because I am a consistent blogger until I decide to get a job. Which won't be for a while if I'm being honest. SO HERE WE ARE. Should I turn being unemployed into a regular topic here on the blog? Would it work? (Pun intended.) Anyhow, getting a bit off topic here so lets go back to the subscription box.
The theme for this season is all things cozy, perfect for fall and featuring all PNW based brands!
If you haven't read my first Jiyubox review yet you can read it here. Before we delve in, please know that this box was gifted to me but all thoughts and opinions are my own! I am also under no obligation to post in exchange for product but I have always loved to share natural beauty brands.
SCHMEARNATURALS Rosehip + Sea Buckthorn Antioxidant Face Oil ($34 CAD retail)
Prior to receiving this face oil I had no experience with sea buckthorn oil but this facial oil has made me a fan of this superstar ingredient. While rosehip oil adds a ton of moisture while reducing inflammation and hyperpigmatation, sea buckthorn oil helps stimulate skin regeneration. I used 3-4 drops as a pre-moisturizer and just gently pressed it into my skin.
BONUS: This box also came with a deluxe sized sample of the Schemearnaturals' Turmeric + Coconut Face Mask. When added with equal parts water it turned into a creamy consistency and the coconut milk and honey made the mask ultra calming. I know what you're all wondering, no it did not turn my face yellow. That is always the first thing I'm worried about when using turmeric products too. (It did slightly stain my mask brush.)
WOODLOT Fresh Face Exfoliant ($28 CAD retail)
This exfoliant reminded me so much of a long-lost-love of mine, the Fable Naturals face exfoliant. Perfect for sensitive skin types this scrub is not abrasive and with a little bit of water turns into a gentle scrub. I added a couple of facial oil drops to add some extra moisture but fret not this exfoliant is not drying! Bonus: no microbeads used and safe to rinse down the drain afterwards.
PLENTY + SPARE SOAPS When Skies are Grey Soap Bar ($9 CAD retail)
Aptly named "When Skies are Grey" this soap is the perfect pick me up during this rainy weather. Handmade with lavender and lemongrass oil this soap combines two of my favourite scents into an uplifting and bubbly blend sure to perk you up always. I am mindful of the fact that being a beauty writer causes my carbon footprint to be larger than most so I make an effort to use bar soaps as often as possible and the fact that it's made just down the street from my apartment is an added bonus!
NOOTKA & SEA Desert Rose & Sage Herbal Buttercream ($24 CAD retail)
This brand was the one brand from the box that I had never heard of prior to receiving this buttercream. Botanically crafted and based in Squamish, this lotion is a heavy-hitter. Extremely moisturizing this was great for post shave and when my skin was feeling extra scale-y. It is very appropriately named "buttercream" because this lotion is thick and a small amount goes a long way! This is probably my new favourite winter skin saver.
MIDNIGHT PALOMA Detox Mask Kit ($18 CAD retail)
What can I say about the Midnight Paloma face mask that I haven't said countless times before? I have gone through two full jars of the mask and tell everyone I can about their free detox mask promo (you can get it here!) For $6.99 you can get this exact same kit of three mask samples and a mask brush.
Part of this will be a copy and paste from my first Jiyubox review.
The retail value of the fall box I received is $113 CAD for 5 items. I like that the box comes with a little info card with all the brands, products and costs listed so that I can determine if I think the value is there per item and contemplate the costs of repurchasing the items again if I enjoyed them.
You have three options when it comes to subscribing to Jiyubox and each box comes with 4 to 6 full size products. For the purpose of breaking down the costs I will go with the average 5 items per delivery.
If you want to save an additional 10% off use code VICKI10 at checkout. This is just a discount code for y'all and makes me no comission whatsoever.
I love the value you get with the Jiyubox and this season is one of my favourites! I love learning about local brands, always, and getting a box full of new goodies is such a great way to be introduced to them. I had tried Woodlot candles, Midnight Paloma and some Plenty + Spare products before but with the exception of the face mask all the products were new to me.
Again, I recognize that this box is a bit on the pricey side but the value speaks for itself, plus you get to support a local female-run business all about introducing people to clean beauty! A great gift for the upcoming holiday season!
The fine print: Some of the links above are affiliate links meaning I make a small commission if you make a purchase through that link.
The code VICKI10 will save you 10% off at Jiyubox and this is NOT an affiliate code.
The code VICKIDUONG will save you 15% off at Midnight Paloma and this is also NOT an affiliate code.
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