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Boxwalla Beauty: Summer Comes Softly

I may have lived through almost a decade of seasonal weather, but I have also spent most of my life in perpetual summer and the 90-degree weather and high humidity doesn't bother me much.  In fact, any season outside of summer almost feels like a dreamscape to me, and summer is when I feel most alive in my bones and in my spirit. 
While the appeal of summer is undeniable, it can also produce skin-damaging side effects, so let's hear it for the latest Boxwalla Beauty box themed Summer Comes Softly featuring three full-sized products from Odacité and Henné Organics  that promise to soften and rejuvenate your skin. 

Some of you may have experienced Odacité from Boxwalla's The Wandering Woman Returns box last September. Created by Paris-born Valerie Grandury, the brand is the perfect marriage of Californian green revolution with result-driven French skincare. Their guiding DNA is efficacy and purity, with fully customizable skincare derived from the highest-quality plant-based ingredients sans les toxins.
The Oleosomes Delivery Crème contains safflower oleosomes, which are micro-spheres of oils and Vitamin E encased in a phospholipid membrane and protein coat. The structure  of the oleosomes allows a portion of the nutrients to reach the skin immediately for softer, smoother skin, while the rest are steadily released over the next (estimated) 8 hours for long-lasting hydration. This lush and incredibly lightweight creme also contains a nutrient-dense concoction of hydrating aloe, anti-aging green tea, plumping hyaluronic acid, calming calendula and revitalizing carrot seed oil.
While the Delivery Crème can be used as a standalone product, you can also supercharge it with their serum concentrates for a more targeted treatment, and I've been having fun experimenting with my mini cocktail bar that includes the Pa + G (which I will review next), Ac + R, Gt + L and CaR. In my third trimester I have been avoiding face oils as they tend to feel too heavy on my skin for the summer. This cream has truly been a God-send and I see an immediate difference in my skin texture and radiance and wake up feeling fresh-faced despite sleeping pretty poorly of late!
Ingredients: Aloe  Barbadensis  (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes (and) Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Olivate, Glycerin, Aqua, Cetyl Palmitate (and) Sorbitan  Palmitate, Daucus Carota (Wild  Carrot) Sativa Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Crithmum (Sea Fennel) Maritimum Extract, Rosmarinus (Rosemary) Officinalis Leaf  Extract, P-Anisic Acid and Sodium Hyaluronate 

Confession: I don't actually like papaya as a fruit, but it is one of my favorite ingredients in skincare. This simple but potent blend of papaya oil with geranium and and lemon oils act as an effective dark spot corrector and preventer. Papaya enzymes dissolve dead skin cells to reveal a clearer, more vibrant complexion, while geranium not only has aromatherapeutic benefits to calm the mind but also encourages a more even skin tone and wrinkle reduction.

This serum can be directly massaged onto your dark spots or mixed in with the Delivery Crème. The 0.17 oz bottle is tiny, but given that you only need a couple of drops each time, it should last you a while! 

Ingredients: Highest-Grade Cold-Pressed Certified Virgin Papaya (Carica Papaya) Oil, Certified Organic Geranium, Lemon (Pelargonium Graveolens, Citrus Limon) Essential Oils and Certified GMO-Free Vitamin E (Tocopherols) Oil

Henné Organics is another Boxwalla repeat, having been featured in the first Wandering Woman box last June. They recently released a gorgeous line of lip tints and more flavors of their lip exfoliators that has been giving me major FOMO as I see it all over my Instagram feed, so I am glad that it was included in the latest Boxwalla offering.
This is an indulgent product that elevates the unglamorous task of lip scrubbing to a luxurious ritual, made with all organic ingredients and antioxidant-rich raspberry and blueberry powders. Get ready to be enveloped by the aromatic scent of freshly-picked berries as you massage the product into your lips, and rinse off with warm water or a damp cloth before following up with a lip balm to seal in the moisture.
Ingredients: Organic Sucrose (Sugar), Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Crganic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Organic Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Seed, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Organic Berry Flavors, Organic Vanilla Flavor, Organic Vaccinium Corymbosum (Blueberry) Fruit Seed and Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

A Boxwalla subscription costs $49.95 every two months, and a combined value of $131 for this box would have saved you over 60% off retail prices! A bi-monthly plan allows you to fully experience and appreciate the products that you receive in each box, and the option to switch to their other themes like film, food and books allows you to explore your varied interests.
Good news -a limited quantity of this box is still available for a one-time purchase at $54.95 here, and you can follow Boxwalla on Instagram for themes and spoilers on their next box!

* Boxwalla's August Beauty Box was kindly provided for consideration, however all opinions expressed are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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