Green Eco Box - Green Beauty box review

Now, as it is 2018 most of us have dabbled in the world of beauty boxes and as the ethical and cruelty-free market has expanded, there has been plenty of options for vegan/cruelty-free consumers. However, some still leave much to be desired in the way of ethical consumerism; even cruelty-free boxes come in plastic packaging and aside from the cruelty-free aspect are not much different from other beauty boxes out there.

That being said, I was pleasantly surprised when I received my beauty box from Green Eco Box as the sheer attention to detail and consideration put into its creation. When you first open the box, the first thing you see is some pretty standard pieces of paper detailing what is inside. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to see the first thing to catch my eye (detailing what the charity box supports) was actually made from seed paper! I have heard about this a few times but I've never actually seen it for myself and think its such a sweet idea! I will have to find a spot to plant it! You also receive a one tree planted certificate, which I also think is a nice concept.

From every box sold 3 euros go to the WWF and a tree is planted with each purchase. The thinking behind the box, is that you can discover artisans boutique style beauty products, while also doing some good for the environment which I think is great!

In the box, there are four large products and then some bits and bobs like organic teas and choccy. The first product that caught my eye was a soap by Dessine -moi-un-savon, mainly due to the bold packaging. I read in the pamphlet that comes with the box that this is a vegan, palm oil free soap without and nasty parables silicons etc. The smell is really strong on this and it smells like a strong soapy smell if that makes sense... I think I will use it but the smell was a bit too strong and soapy for me!

The next thing I pulled out was a shampoo bar by Savonnerire Aubergine, which I was very happy about as I have been really disappointed with the last one I got from Lush. I tried this one straight away and it was quite nice on my hair. It cleans well and there is no scent but the main thing for me is that the ingredients are all natural which is perfect for me! This left my hair beautifully clean! 

I have also already tried the Jung and Schon cleansing milk. This is by far my favourite product and is really nice on my skin. I have very combination skin so finding a cleanser of any sort, that is soft enough without being drying is quite hard; but I was really happy with this is kept my face really smooth.

The last beauty product is a bath melt by Autour du Bain and I can't wait to use it as soon as I can find a bath, as I don't think my frogs would appreciate me using it in the pond! It smells really strongly of cranberry's which I love, and has beautiful natural ingredients too!

All in all, I love the concept of the box and that they support small artisan brands. It is so clear that a lot of thought has gone into every aspect of its creation and that they are really passionate about the environment which I love. However, I do think the guide is difficult to read and it is on the pricier end of subscription boxes. But that being said you don't have to get one every month and they can make a really nice gift for the vegan/environmentalist in your life that leaves you feeling perplexed at every celebration. It is s easy to make meaningless purchases and buy into an idea that we need products that we just don't, it is wonderful to see brands taking responsibility to be conscious and help all of us engage with what we are buying.

No comments

Post a Comment