I wanted to share with you the Glossybox June 2016 box* as it's full of products that are perfect for summer and it's spectacular value for money this month.
The highlight of this month's box (£10 per month from Glossybox) is the Spa To You Natural Konjac Sponge (worth £6.99) as it's ideal for holiday cleansing. It's a facial cleansing sponge that's made from 100% natural and organic vegetable fibre. It's soft, but has a texture that gently exfoliates the skin. You soak it in water, then add a small amount of your cleanser to it before cleansing your skin with the sponge in circular motions. If you look after the sponge by rinsing it well and hanging it up to try, it will last you a couple of months before it needs replaced.
You also get one of three Origins miniatures in the box - either their Ginzing Energy Boosting Moisturiser (full size £24 from Glossybox), their Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream (full size £20) or their Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask (full size £23). I got the moisturiser and I really like it - it contains ginseng and coffee to boost the skin and up its radiance, and also provides good hydration too. I would have rather received the mask sample though as I think this would be more useful for travel.
Two travel-perfect products that are in the box however, are a handy one-use sachet of the Aussie Haircare 3-Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner Mask (£1.09) and a deluxe travel minature of the De Bruyere After Sun Lotion Monoi (full size (£9.48). The hair conditioner smells lovely and sweet. It contains Australian Balm Mint extract which helps mend split ends and damaged hair cuticles. You apply to clean, wet hair and leave for 1-3 minutes - ideal for after a day in the sun and heat. The after-sun lotion has a beautiful tropical scent. It's a light milk that calms, hydrates and nourishes skin that has been over-exposed to the sun.
One product that I don't think fits in a summer box is the full-size Emite Lip & Cheek Tint (£12.50) as it's definitely an autumn or winter shade to me. It's a deep red berry, so I've put it away to use later in the year. This is from a brand created by makeup artists for makeup artists and the formula itself is really good - it does stain and it has a workable and blendable texture.
Finally, there's a full-size Ladival Sun Protection Spray SPF 15 (£19.99). This spray has been proven to protect skin from the broadest spectrum of the sun's rays, compared to other sun protection. It's really easy to apply (being a spray), is waterproof, and it abosorbs into the skin nicely and doesn't feel greasy. It's free from perfume, preservative and colourants, so even the most sensitive skin can use it.
What do you think of this month's Glossybox?
This post contains press samples, but all opinions are my own.
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