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Boxwalla Beauty: Moonlight And Silver Sleep

Boxwalla's February Box themed Moonlight and Silver Sleep is minimalist perfection, featuring two full-sized products from Mūn Skincare and Amly Botanicals that have been paired together to lull you into deep, soothing beauty sleep. And while we're still bed-sharing and doing a couple of middle-of-the-night feeds (a whole story for another day), I certainly need all the help in getting the best rest when I can.

Amly Botanicals Beauty Sleep Facial Mist ($70.00 for 100 ml) and Mūn Skincare Aknari Youth Serum ($95.00 for 20 ml)

The Beauty Sleep Facial Mist is the third offering from Amly Botanicals and the second time the brand has been featured in Boxwalla, and it does not disappoint. Imagine silver-rich spring water from an organic wildflower meadow in England, blended with unadulterated, natural and organic botanicals that are celebrated for their beautifying and soporific (read: sleep inducing) qualities, and you have yourself an exquisite product that supports restorative sleep... can I get an Amen?

The headlining ingredient is Snow Algae, a unique alga that thrives in frigid mountainous terrains and can survive brutal tempature changes, and it works by activating overnight collagen production and cellular repair to slow down aging of the skin. It is bolstered by other hardworking botanicals like extractions of Passionflower, Valerian and Hops and a blend of essential oils that include Clary Sage, Linden and Roman Chamomile to calm and soothe the mind after a long day.

I would love this as a tincture that I can add into my evening cup of tea, but for now I use the mist both as a prep for my night oil or serum and a few spritzes again before I go to bed and let the floral bouquet carry me into dreamland. 

Ingredients: Aqua, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Flower Water, Glycerin, Glucose, Maltodextrin, Rapeseed Acid, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Water, Aloe Barbadensis (***Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, *Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Gum Oil, *Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil, *Valeriana Officinalis (Valerian) Root Oil, *Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, *Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Oil, Styrax Tonkinensis (Benzoin) Resin Extract, *Cistus ladaniferus (Labdanum) Resin Extract, *Pelargonium Roseum (Rose Geranium) Leaf Oil, *Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Flower Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Silver Citrate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Passiflora Incarnata (Passion Flower) Extract, Coenochloris Signiensis (Snow Algae) Extract, Hypericum Perforatum (St John’s Wort) Leaf Extract, Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi) Extract, Echinacea Purpurea (Coneflower) Extract, Quartz Powder, Lecithin, Hydroxyacetophenone, ****Pentylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, **Limonene, **Linalool, **Geraniol, **Citronellol, **Benzyl Benzoate, **Eugenol, **Isoeugenol, **Farnesol and **Benzyl Salicylate
*Natural Pure Essential Oils  **Potential Allergens within Natural Pure Essential Oils
***Certified Organic Ingredients ****100% Botanical Source

The Mūn Skincare Aknari Youth Serum features raw, certified organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil (also known as barbara fig oil or cactus seed oil), an ingredient you may have noticed gaining traction recently but actually comes from a long history of culinary and medicinal useIt boasts of the highest Vitamin E content of any plant oil on the market and is very high in linoleic acid, phytosterols and polyphenols, which makes it excellent in repairing sun damage, brightening and evening complexion and addressing aging skin concerns. Its high cost is attributed to the fact that it takes 8 tons of the fruit to product just 1 litre of the oil, but thankfully it is sustainably harvested!

Given the overachieving qualities of the Prickly Pear Seed Oil, you may wonder why Argan Oil is also included in the formula. Founder Munemi Imai explained that most oils high in linoleic acid have a short shelf life of just 4 months, but she discovered from one of the oldest producers in Morocco that the shelf life of the pure form of Prickly Pear Oil can be extended to 2 years (a rarity in green beauty!) when mixed with a certain percentage of Argan Oil, and both ingredients are ethically sourced from a union of women's co-ops.

The pure Bulgarian Rose essential oil adds an aromatherapeutic touch to the lightweight yet luscious product- I recommend you warm the product in your palms and inhale deeply a couple of times before massaging it into your skin. All you need a single pump for your entire face, and it is suitable for day and night use as well as an under-eye treatment!

Ingredients: Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil* and Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil
*Certified Organic (Ecocert)
A Boxwalla subscription costs $49.95 every two months, and a combined value of $165 for this box would have saved you almost 70% 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 $59.95 here, and you can follow Boxwalla on Instagram for themes and spoilers on their next box!

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

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