December has been a pretty rough month for me, with an unending stream of bugs that marred my festive celebrations, I was therefore really looking forward to the Lookfantastic beauty box arriving; which always reliably lands within days of the month’s start and brightens my day with an array of beauty treats to discover.
The box arrived a few days ago and once again was chocful of premium top-to-toe beauty treatments to nourish skin, hydrate hair and relax body and mind. Let’s take a peek at this month’s offering!
First up is a travel sized version of Philip Kingsley’s Daily Damage Defence (60ml, £5.50). I use Philip Kingsley Elastizer faithfully and this product, which I’ve also tried, is described as his daily Elasticizer; an award winning conditioning spray that offers protection from daily aggressors such as pollutants, UV rays and heated styling aids, but also instantly improves your hair’s overall condition. I use this when I’m heat styling my hair and it really does leave it feeling smooth and looking sleek. It’s definitely become another must in my haircare routine!
The second product is another generous travel sized hair product – 3”’ More Inches by Michael Van Clarke Pre Wash Treatment (100ml, £9). Most people have healthy hair at the roots but due to heat styling, colouring, sun, sea etc can’t grow healthy hair to the length they want. 3”’ More Inches by Michael Van Clarke Pre Wash Treatment is a wonder treatment with a unique cashmere protein and amino acid blend which slows the ageing process and helps your hair grow longer faster. I’m currently growing my hair so I have high hopes for this product!
Next up is an amazing full sized skincare product – Nuxe Crème Fraiche de Beaute Mask (50ml, RRP £19.50). Hydrating and nourishing skincare is a must during the winter months, even for the likes of me with my oily / combination skin. With an abundance of potent natural ingredients including 8 plant milks, aloe vera sap, almond and orange white flowers, the Nuxe Crème Fraiche de Beaute Mask immediately infuses the skin with moisture, but also offers 24 hour rehydration for thirsty skin. It’s particularly suitable for sensitive and dehydrated skin types.
The fourth item is from a brand featured before, Gatineau Strategie Jeunesse Eye Pads (1 Sample Pack, value £5). These pads are drenched in a soothing, marine-based collagen solution, which promises to reduce dark circles, plump out wrinkles and relax your eye area for a more youthful, toned appearance. After suffering with a few bugs over the Christmas holidays, which have resulted in tired looking eyes, i’m very much in need of this treatment.
I was ecstatic to see a product from luxury brand Molton Brown included in this month’s box as it’s a brand I lust after often but rarely splurge on! I received the Templetree Body Wash (100ml, value £6), which is described as a blissful blend of purifying templetree flower extract, jasmine, rose and sandalwood. With moisturising algae extract and a gorgeous aroma this is the perfect choice for a January box as everyone needs some indulgent “me time” after the excesses of the festive season.
The final product is MyVitamins Vitamin C Effervescent Tablets (20 tablets, RRP £4.49). Again, at a time of year when our immune system is really put through its paces by stress and viruses, the inclusion of these effervescent vitamin C tablets are a genius idea. I’ve been taking a similar sort of tablet recently and was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed them and that they helped shorten my flu symptoms, so i’m very pleased to get some more to bolster my reserves! As what you put in your body shows on the outside I think they’re a perfect addition to a beauty box and i’m sure they’ll be a welcome boost now my toddler’s back at nursery and bringing bugs home!
This is a great box to kick start the New Year with and again it features a great variety of products and brands! Priced at £15 it’s a great way to discover new brands and sample products that would otherwise be too expensive to justify!
The January box is available now here!