Aaaand we’re back with my all time favorite clean beauty subscription box, Mapleblume. If you’ve never heard of it, Mapleblume is a Canada-based luxury, non-toxic beauty box that delivers 4-6 full sized products every second month. I’ve received so many of my now holy grail products through this subscription box and can’t recommend it enough!
Here’s what came in the Mapleblume October 2018 box!
- Pai Skincare Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil ($40CAD/$40USD)
- Inlight Beauty Face Cleanser ($65CAD/$59USD)
- Lavido Alert Eye Cream ($64CAD/$49USD)
- Vapour Organic Beauty Halo Illuminator ($47CAD/$36USD)
- Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eye Color in Ace ($28CAD/$22USD)
The featured product this month is the Pai Skincare Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil and it’s also probably what I’m most excited to dive into. It’s known for it’s skin healing properties and has high concentrates of omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9 as well as antioxidant carotenoids that help to repair and protect skin from environmental stressors and damage. It feels almost like a dry oil and you are meant to apply 2-3 drops to damp skin. Normally I save oils til the end of my skincare routine, but because of the super lightweight, somewhat dry oil feel to this, I will likely layer it under my serum because it absorbs so quickly.
I’m also really looking forward to using the two Vapour Organic Beauty products included in this month’s box! The Halo Illuminator is a gorgeous not quite white but not quite champagne shade that provides such a natural looking glow to the skin. I love that it contains frankincense, tulsi and lotus to sooth, calm and protect skin. Makeup + skincare all in one is my favorite!
The Mesmerize Eye Color in Ace, a smoky plum shade, is also gorgeous, but I’m not sure how well this will work on my lids as they tend to crease a lot more easily as I’m getting older and my eyes become a bit more hooded. I’ll have to report back on this, but if anything, I can always use it as a base for a smokey eye and pack pressed shadow over top. Like the Halo Illuminator, this contains ingredients that make the product work double duty as skincare. Vapour’s Herbal Eyebright complex contains chrysanthemum and horsetail herb to moisturize, tone and firm the skin.
The last two products this month are from brands that have been included in the box before, Lavido and Inlight Beauty. I feel like I’ve tried the whole Lavido skin care line via Mapleblume at this point (this is a bit of an exaggeration, haha, but we’ve got a few products from them over the past year) and normally I’d be over seeing the same brand repeatedly, but the Lavido line is actually really nice so I’ve been pleased to see a new product from them the last few times they’ve been included!
The Alert Eye Cream is water-based (much better for people like me who can’t use oil-based or rich products in the eye area because of milia) and full of hyaluronic acid, cold-pressed avocado and pomegranate seed oils, and citrus extracts to hydrate and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
I’m very happy with the Inlight Beauty Face Cleanser inclusion in this box, too! It’s a nourishing cleansing balm that smells so delicious with hints of lemon, lavender and cypress. This cleansing balm will be amazing to have come full-blown dry winter skin!
The Mapleblume October 2018 box is still available, but they sell out quick these days (and I’m sure you can see why!), so don’t hesitate on subscribing if you want to get your hands on this one. Mapleblume is $120CAD (approx $92USD) with a subscription or $130CAD (approx $100USD) as a one-time purchase. If you’ve got a clean beauty lover in your life (especially those just starting to make the switch and not knowing which products to try out first), this would make an awesome Christmas present!
If you want a chance to win the Mapleblume October 2018 box, make sure to enter over on my Instagram!