Tuesday, July 25, 2017

June Good Green Box*




Hello! I'm back with another Good Green Box* feature! If you missed the last one, you can read up on that here: April Good Green Box.  This is the June box, and it's a little bit different to what I've come to expect from this natural beauty subscription box service! Instead of a plethora of natural and organic beauty samples, the box contains a tin with 'Esse' written on the front. On closer inspection, this is a Trial Pack tin for Normal Skin, housing of a bunch of Esse Skincare samples! Let's have a look!



Contents
Esse Skincare Cream Cleanser (10 ml)
Esse Skincare Gel Cleanser (10 ml)
Esse Skincare Cocoa Exfoliator (10 ml)
Esse Skincare Clay Mask (10 ml)
Esse Skincare Deep Moisturiser (5 ml)
Esse Skincare Rich Moisturiser (5 ml)

We are also provided with the usual information card along with a booklet explaining all about the probiotic Esse skincare range. I hadn't heard of this brand before, but I was interested to read of their approach to skincare using probiotics. Apparently, optimal skin condition depends heavily on the probiotic microbes living on and in it. Probiotics help to reduce sensitivity, slow ageing and improve skin hydration. Without microbes, your skin is unable to perform basic functions, thus increasing the rate of skin ageing. Esse skincare uses prebiotics to selectively feed good microbes, and there are even live probiotic microbes included in two of their serums. I would have loved to try this but unfortunately the trial pack doesn't contain a serum.

Esse are certified organic, vegan and cruelty free. They also support fair trade and are a carbon neutral company. I'm impressed with their ranges, as they have skincare lines for sensitive and reactive skin, a Premium range for anti-ageing benefits and and the extensive Core range for normal skin.



The Deep Moisturiser smells amazing and is perfect for Winter since it's super-rich and packed full of prebiotics to feed beneficial microbes. It's ideal for people with very dry skin, and feels really nourishing when rubbed in. The Rich Moisturiser is creamier and takes longer to absorb, but leaves the skin feeling soft and supple. I really like both of these moisturisers.

The Gel Cleanser contains peppermint and spearmint oils to aid in micro-circulation, also making it a really refreshing wash. The Cream Cleanser removes dirt by binding with oil-based impurities. It contains marula oil for moisturisation and both this and the gel cleanser are ph balanced. Both cleansers are quite gentle and thin in consistency; my favourite is the gel one.

The refining Cocoa Microderm Exfoliator contains Kaolin and Calcium Carbonate to stimulate blood circulation and remove dead skin cells  and micro-particles to polish the skin's surface. It's really dark brown in colour which takes some getting used to, and is quite gritty in texture, providing a satisfying exfoliation. The Clay Mask is great for dehydrated skin as the inclusion of vitamins B, E and C work to reduce pigmentation, aid in cell regeneration and feed and nourish the skin. It's creamy and has a thin consistency.

If you're interested in Good Green Box you can check out their website here.



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Disclaimer: * This box was provided for editorial consideration. Reviews are my honest opinion. There are no affiliate links in this post. Please see the Disclosure page for further information.

Have you tried Esse skincare?


30 comments:

  1. The contents of this months box looks amazing! I have not tried Esse before but I now want to :)

    Amy | http://www.herquarters.com/

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    1. Yes it's a great trial set, I'm glad I discovered the brand! :)

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  2. I love how they provide you with different types of cleansers and moisturisers!
    Isabella | www.digyhu.com

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    1. It's a great idea because not everyone loves cream cleanser for example. I love the gel version!

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  3. So many products in this box! I like the sound of the deep moisturiser, especially for winter!
    X Izzy | www.izzywears.com

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    1. Both these moisturisers are lovely Izzy, but yeah the deep one is awesome for the colder months! xx

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  4. I love this box! SO many great natural products to be discovered!

    Tahana x

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  5. Oh wow, it all looks gorgeous. I'm not really using any range of skin care products recently. I ran out of my Nutrimetics moisturiser this past week and bought Olay moisturiser cos it was on sale at Woolies. My skin is super dry and peeling so I figured I should use something!

    I love the idea of a little surprise being delivered and this Esse pack (and the box) looks tres cute! #teamlovinlife

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    1. I love Olay moisturiser! I've been using Olay Total Effects for years!

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  6. This looks like a great box, the packaging of the products is so beautiful.

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    1. Yes the packaging is great! Thanks for reading Preet!

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  7. I've never heard of this brand before, but the products sounds pretty good! I like the idea of probiotic skincare as I've seen first hand how good probiotics can be for you (I've taken them in tablet form on & off for years).

    Shell // The Novice Life

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    1. Yes I haven't really seen anything like it before, it's a great idea making a probiotic skincare line!

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  8. I love a good box set! Great review, loved reading it.

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  9. I've never heard of Esse before but they look beautiful - beautifully packaged and presented! I also love what they stand for and the description about them and their products has me intrigued. I'll be checking out their web page for sure! Thanks Di! :-) #TeamLovinLife

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    1. That's fantastic, thanks for reading Min! Hope you like the products too!

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  10. I like the idea of probiotics on the skin as well as in the tum - & that exfoliater & clay mask sound great. I've never heard of Esse before. #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Neither had I, but that's why these Good Green Boxes are so great!

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  11. Great selection! I`m trying to incorporate more organic skincare products in my routine, so I`ll definitely check this brand out.

    http://www.beautynerd.co.uk

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    1. That's fantastic! I hope you love Esse skincare too Georgiana! :)

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  12. I would just love the opening bit. The surprise element of it all. The beauty of it all packaged up. Forget actually using what's inside ... #teamlovinlife

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    1. Yes I totally get that! Opening it and wondering what's inside is half the fun!

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  13. I caught your last one and was so excited to see what was in this one! xxxx such a stunning selection of amazing sounding products! I also love the surprise of opening up a beauty box - it feels like christmas day all over again! x
    Marina xx
    https://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Oh that's great Marina! Yeah opening up a surprise each month is so much fun! x

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  14. These sound like they would so wonders for the skin, especially the moisturizer for winter time! xx Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

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    1. Yes, they really are lovely products! Thanks for reading Nikita :) xx

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  15. Beautiful presentation and a great way to trial a whole range from a brand!

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