Introducing the Summer 2022 Welcome to Wellness bundle from bellabox! This special edition delivers seasonally and features only the best in beauty, wellness, lifestyle and healthy snacks. It’s valued at over two hundred dollars and you can expect to receive up to fifteen products. I’m yet to be disappointed and always find myself beaming as I uncover the mystery contents! The summer box has me dreaming of endless fun days in the sun. I can envision myself perched poolside, picnicking with friends at the beach or running through the waves with not a care in the world. Fall in love with taking care of yourself- mind, body and spirit.
First off, I got the PB SKN pump face firmer, valued at sixty five dollars and suited to all skin types. It’s designed for use both morning and night after cleansing and moisturising. Key active ingredients include hyaluronic acid, plant collagen and kakadu plum. This ultimate skin quencher delivers deep cell hydration, especially for thirsty and dehydrated post workout skin. Simultaneously, collagen and elastin production is stimulated, serving to firm and plump your complexion. This serum is non greasy and heroes powerful and active ingredients that combat skin flakiness, itchiness, dullness, fine lines and wrinkles.
Within this face firmer is Hyaluronic Acid of low, medium and high molecular weights. These effectively penetrate different layers of the skin both surface level and deeper. Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant that can hold up to a thousand times its weight in water. Plant Collagen is known to mimic the structure of the body’s natural collagen production. It helps to maintain skin elasticity and suppleness whilst reducing transepidermal water loss. It is moisturising and conditioning. Finally, Kakadu Plum fights environmental pollutants and protects skin from oxidative stress. It contains high levels of Vitamin C and polyphenol that boosts skin luminosity.
Next is the Cove Surface All Purpose Cleaner, valued at seventeen dollars. It cuts through grease and grime instantly with a powerful plant based formulation that is non toxic and contains zero harsh chemicals. It’s also septic and grey water safe. Cove Cleaner comes in a reusable aluminium bottle and with a refill pouch made from eighty percent less plastic. The range has no synthetic fragrances and only a natural eucalyptus and mint scent. Best of all, it’s vegan and cruelty free, ruling out the possibility of animal testing or animal derived ingredients.
Then comes Organic India Tulsi Tea, valued at seven dollars and tasty hot or iced. Cool and invigorating peppermint with the subtle spicy notes of Krishna Tulsi unite to create a refreshing blend that is perfect for enlivening your day or evening. Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil or The Queen of the Herbs is a sacred plant in India known for its restorative, spiritual properties. Tulsi has been used for thousands of years to support a healthy response to stress, promote natural detoxification, boost immunity and restore balance and harmony within the body and mind. Nature’s perfect rejuvenate comes in a box with twenty five tea bags. It’s Kosher, Halal and GMO certified, caffeine and gluten free, abundant in antioxidants and a powerful adaptogen.
Perfect for my Sunday reset night is the Yes to Grapefruit Brightening Vitamin C Glow Boosting Unicorn peel off mask, valued at five dollars. It’s part of the Yes To range, a natural line that utilises the bounty and goodness of fruits and vegetables. This iridescent pink mask dries in under ten minutes and is handy for when you’re time strapped. Antioxidant heavy hitters Vitamin C and Lypocene supercharge your skincare routine, correcting and repairing uneven tone in order to grant you a brighter complexion. This mask contains ninety six percent natural ingredients and is formulated without parabens, SLS and silicone.
The bounce chilled protein ball was a definite hit with me. Getting only the sample size to test out was a tease! They are made with creamy dark choc chips swirled in with lightly salted cashews. A truly decadent treat that is gluten and palm oil free, vegan and made with no junk or refined sugar, just plant protein. It’s naturally lower in sugar, carbs and fats than many supermarket shelf contenders. You can get a box of twelve for thirty six dollars or buy them individually for three dollars. The bounce range is fridge friendly so you can enjoy yours chilled. The energy in bounce balls is made up of nuts, seed, brown rice and a mixed whey protein blend making it a practical choice for gym junkies who need to refuel or get the better of post workout muscle cramps and spasms. As they’re individually wrapped and can be thrown in your bag without making a mess, they’d be great for school, college or work lunchbox fillers.
The Remedy Kombucha Raspberry Lemonade is a great thirst quencher, a nostalgic childhood pastime all grown up. This guilt free fizzy drink is brewed over thirty days and contains live, raw cultures that promote gut microbiome health and population. It’s low calorie, vegan and perfect poured over ice. Real lemon juice provides a zesty balance to sweet aromatic notes of berry. The traditional method of making Kombucha involves a fermentation of sweet tea, wild healthy bacteria and yeasts. The result is a tasty drink with organic acids and sweet and sour flavours. Remedy Kombucha is officially backed by the I Quit Sugar foundation. What a tick of approval! You can get a carton of twenty four cans for fifty dollars.
Cobs Sea Salt and Vinegar + Best Ever Butter Popcorn blends are my top picks for movie night! They have just the right amount of zing whilst still being subtle and put a new twist on classic flavour combinations. Cobs Popcorn is made by popping quality corn kernels in the goodness of high oleic sunflower oil, creating the perfect balance of fluff and crunch. It’s then mixed with a season blend and voila. The entire range has no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives and is gluten free, kosher certified, vegan, nut free and wholegrain. A pack of five is valued at just over three dollars. Prior to this I’d tried the lightly salted, slightly sweet blend made with corn, raw sugar and himalayan sea salt. Absolutely mouthwatering! Other flavours include cheddar cheese and salted caramel.
The Nutra Organics Glow Mist, valued at fifty dollars, was my favourite find in the box. It’s a deeply hydrating mist that plumps skin and protects collagen synthesis when spritzed onto your face, neck and decolletage. Powerhouse micro collagen peptides, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C absorb into the epidermis to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and create a smoother complexion through the formation of a protective barrier. You can also expect antioxidant protection. Over seventy five percent of our skin is made up of collagen which begins to degenerate slowly in your mid twenties. It’s accelerated by lifestyle and environmental factors such as sun and air pollution. Each certified organic botanical included in Glow Mist has proven benefits to support the overall health and composure of skin. Rose flower extract & melissa officinalis leaf extracts are calming, lavender extract is anti inflammatory, pomegranate extract is exfoliating, cucumber extract is hydrating and white and green tea leaf extracts have anti ageing properties. Glow Mist contains certified organic botanicals, is free from parabens and fragrances and isn’t tested on animals.
The Klorane Shampoo with Desert Date is perfect for dry and damaged hair as it has a non detergent base. Kernel extract, traditionally recognised for its high concentration of fatty acids and proteins, works to restore and nourish hair fibres. It has a cleansing effect whilst preserving the natural balance and moisture of the scalp. The creamy texture aids in binding split ends leaving hair supple and resilient. The Klorane range is dermatologically tested and backs an important cause, the Klorane Botanical Foundation. This supports the Great Green Wall, a movement against the desertification in Africa in the south of the Sahara. By planting more than ten thousand dates every year and education the community on their properties and uses, the association contributes to sustainable development of the local economy. The Desert Date formula is biodegradable, vegan and a pea sized amount will do the trick.
Unichi Rose Collagen Gummies come in a pack of twenty and are valued at thirteen dollars. The paw shaped gummies provide a convenient and delicious collagen boost with natural rose petals and marine collagen. Rose petals contain natural oils rich in antioxidants that help fight free radical damage and moisturise skin. Marine collagen repairs elastin in the skin and reduces wrinkles. Furthermore, it aids in nail, joint and bone health. The gummies are a great source source of protein and contain no added sugar. Rose Ragusa, Vitamin C and polyphenols provide antioxidants whilst amino acids hydroxyproline, glycine and proline, unique peptides that cannot be found in other protein sources and exist in high concentration are present. The gummies also contain Acerola, a berry similar to Acai that is sometimes present within the bowls.
Voost Iron and Vitamin C Tablets are valued at five dollars for a pack of ten and come in a delicious raspberry flavour. They enhance absorption of dietary iron and prevent deficiency whilst supporting haemoglobin formation and red blood cell health. They are vegan friendly and effervescent, designed to be dissolved in water or juice. The Voost range contains no gluten or added sugar and is suitable for vegans and vegetarians. It’s made with Australian regulated and approved artificial sweeteners. While it is possible to derive all necessary vitamins and minerals from a balanced diet, it is far from easy for the most of us. Busy schedules and eating on the go means reaching for convenience foods that aren’t nutrient dense and missing the target when it comes to recommended portions for food groups like fruits and vegetables. Vitamin supplements are designed to fill in nutritional gaps. Voost was developed by a leading Australian naturopath and created by market leaders in Germany. With effervescent tablets, you can be sure that you’re delivered an on point and reliable dose of active ingredients.
MCoBeauty Waterproof Full Lash Mascara is valued at twenty two dollars and delivers instant volume for a big, wide eyed doe look. It’s designed to last all day and survive water, sweat and tears with a unique four in one formula. The advanced silicone wand separates lashes while coating them evenly and the dark black pigment creates intensity. You’ll notice a dramatic increase in length, curl and volume. Best of all, the vegan formula does not smudge, flake, run or transfer ensuring a flawless finish and no more panda eyes. However, it’s easy to wash off without the need to rub delicate under eye skin excessively.
Banana Boat Simply Protect Sensitive Face Sunscreen Lotion with SPF fifty is valued at seventeen dollars. It provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection and is made with naturally sourced zinc for those with sensitive skin or conditions like eczema and dermatitis. The light texture is easy to apply, sits cleanly over makeup and is designed for everyday use. It rubs in easily and won’t leave pale streaks. It’s non comedogenic, hypoallergenic and oil free meaning that your pores will be spared and acne won’t be triggered. This sunscreen has been tested for two hour water resistance and does not contain oxybenzone or parabens.