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7.30.2016

Travel to San Francisco with Juice Beauty and Pearlesque Box

Pearlesque Box
Pearlesque Box is taking us to the sunny shores of San Francisco this month with a box of clean beauty goodness from award-winning organic skincare and makeup brand Juice Beauty.
Some of you may know the brand from their recent collaboration with Gwyneth Paltrow, but the journey for Juice Beauty began over a decade ago when serial wellness entrepreneur Karen Behnke decided to reform the personal care industry with conscious chemistry formulations using botanical juices rather than unhealthy or unnecessary fillers. All the products contain 70 – 95% USDA certified organic ingredients and are clinically validated by independent laboratories, so you know their performance measures up to your conventional brands.

Pearlesque Box
GREEN APPLE® Age Defy Serum ($52.00 for 1 oz)

This month's headliner is their best-selling GREEN APPLE® Age Defy Serum, and its value alone exceeds what you pay for the box. The ingredients list reads like a healthy recipe, with organic juices of green apple, white grape, aloe leaf and lemon, sugar cane and green tea leaf extract to name a few. It does contain alpha/beta hydroxy fruit acids which can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so make sure you wear sunscreen, and you probably would avoid this product altogether if you have have sensitive skin or rosacea. 
Designed for most skin types, this serum is targetted at lightening your dark spots and discolorations thanks to the malic acid in the green apple and visibly firms and plumps your skin with peptides and vegetable hyaluronic acid. I am devoted to my 5Yina Enlighten Spring Oil for my evening routine, but I have enjoyed using this in the morning as a primer since it smooths out my complexion and gives my face a lasting glow. 
I use a single pump for my face and neck, and it has a gel consistency that leaves a slightly sticky feel which disappears once the product is fully absorbed into the skin. My only complain is that the pump dispenses awkwardly, although the website shows an updated packaging. 
Ingredients: Organic Juices of Pyrus Malus (Organic Apple Juice)*, Vitis Vinifera (Organic White Grape Juice)*, Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Leaf Juice)*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Organic Lemon Juice)*, Vegetable Glycerin, Polysorbate-20, Sclerotium Gum, Capryl Hydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane), Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone (Vitamin P), Steareth-20, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Xanthan Gum, Organic Plant Oils of Oenothera Biennis (Organic Evening Primrose Oil)*, Linum Usitatissimum (Organic Linseed Oil)*, Borago Officinalis (Organic Borage Seed Oil)*, Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin Peel Oil), Botanical Extracts of Salix Nigra (Willow Bark Extract), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon Extract), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea Leaf Extract), Algae Extract, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), Thiotic Acid (Alpha Lipoic Acid), Sodium Hyaluronate (Vegetable Hyaluronic Acid), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Neroli), Litsea Cubeba (Organic May Chang), and Cinnamomum Camphora (Ho Wood) Pure Essential Oils
 * Certified Organic

Pearlesque Box
Reflecting Gloss in Champagne ($15.00) and Defining Eyeliner in Black ($16.00)

I was really excited when I was found out that the box contained both full-sized skincare and makeup, and it truly is a nod to Pearlesque founder Rochelle's impeccable curation. 
Forgive my pun, but the Reflecting Gloss is berry delicious, with a cocktail of organic acai berry, goji berry, blueberry, cranberry, strawberry and raspberry seed oils providing antioxidants and rich pigments on a conditioning base of castor seed, coconut and sesame seed oil. It The champagne gloss can be worn on its own if you want to highlight your natural lip color, or you can apply this over any lip color for a more three-dimensional pout.
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Organic Castor Seed Oil)*, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut Oil)*, Sesamum Indicum (Organic Sesame Seed Oil)*, Hydrogenated Glyceryl Abietate, Theobroma Cacao (Organic Cocoa Seed Butter)*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Wax), Butyrospermum Parkii (Organic Shea Butter)*, Rosa Canina (Organic Rosehip Fruit Oil)*, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil (*), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil (*), Vanilla Planifolia (Organic Vanilla Oil)*, Euterpe Oleracea (Organic Acai Berry)*, Lycium Chinense (Organic Goji Berry)*, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange Oil), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Potassium Sorbate, May Contain (+/-):, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide
 * Certified Organic

The Defining Eyeliner has some of the cleanest ingredients I've seen and surprised me with how easily it glided over my eyelids. It is more of a soft, charcoal grey than the rich black I was expecting, but you can darken it by layering the liner, or you can create a smokey eye effect with the sponge at the end of the pencil. I would recommend setting it with a finishing powder so that it has more lasting power, otherwise it may not withstand a full day of summer humidity. 

Ingredients: Organic Plant Oils Of Ricinus Communis (Organic Castor Seed Oil)*, Cera Alba (Organic Beeswax)*, Sesamum Indicum (Organic Sesame Seed Oil)*, Vitis Vinifera (Organic Grape Seed Oil)*, Vaccinium Corymbosum (Organic Blueberry Seed Oil)*, Punica Granatum (Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil)*, Rubus Idaeus (Organic Raspberry Seed Oil)*, Actinidia Chinensis (Organic Kiwi Seed Oil)*, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Organic Cranberry Seed Oil)*, Fragaria Ananassa (Organic Strawberry Seed Oil)*, Euterpe Oleracea (Organic Acai Berry)*, Lycium Chinense (Organic Goji Berry)*, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Agave Americana (Agave Leaf Extract), Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme Extract), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Extract), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Extract), Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange Oil), May Contain:, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides
 * Certified Organic

Pearlesque Box
Travel-sized GREEN APPLE®  Cleansing Bar ($5.00), GREEN APPLE®  Body Moisturizer ($5.00) and GREEN APPLE®  Age Defy Moisturizer ($18.00)
The box also features three travel-sized products from the GREEN APPLE® Brightening range, including the Cleansing Bar for renewing and revitalizing your skin, the Body Moisturizer for firming and nourishing your body from head to toe and the Age Defy Moisturizer designed for use with the Age Defy Serum. I am saving these products for when I next travel so I won't comment on them here, but there are plenty of reviews on the website for you to go by.
Pearlesque Box
I love that this month's box allows you to try Juice Beauy across both skincare and makeup, which makes a great introduction to the brand. The six products have a combined retail value of $111, making the $39.95 subscription an absolute steal! You can also repurchase most of the items that you have tried and loved from the previous boxes in their online shop and orders above $50 always receive free shipping. 
You may want to hurry because the number of boxes are limited and the deadline to sign up is on Friday August 5th. You can use code TRICIA15 to get you 15% off your first box!

What do you think of Pearlesque Box?
Are there any brands or cities that you would love to see featured in the future?

* Pearlesque's August Beauty Box was kindly provided for consideration, however all opinions expressed are my own.

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