Unveiling The October 2013 Goodebox

Tuesday October 8, 2013 | Beauty

October 2013 Goodebox

My very first Goodebox!!!

I subscribed to the Goodebox because I thought it would be a great way to discover natural beauty & personal care products.

The products are selected for their clean, beneficial ingredients and eco-friendly packaging and sourcing of ingredients.

My version of the October 2013 Goodebox contained 5 trial size beauty & personal care products and 1 edible.

October 2013 Goodebox

The products in the October Goodebox are:

1.) ANDALOU NATURALS Lavender Thyme Body Lotion - I am a big fan of Andalou Naturals, so I was happy to find an Andalou body product in the mix. The lotion is a light cream that absorbs quickly. I find it sufficiently hydrating, and I love the lavender thyme scent. Price of full-size product: $11.95

2.) POMEGA5 Green Tea Balancing Cleansing Bar - The first ingredient is olive oil. Followed by anti-oxidant powerhouses, like pomegranate seed oil and green tea leaf extract. I’m not sure which is the ‘cleansing’ agent in this product, but I’m very curious to try this one. Price of full-size product: $22.00

3.) KYI Chamomile Lavender Whipped Shea Butter mask - Although this is presented as a face mask, this is a multi-purpose cream that can be used anywhere on the body. I cannot rave enough about the moisturizing and healing properties of shea butter. So far, I’ve been using this as a lip balm. Price of full-size product: $78.00 (for 15ml… WOW.)

4.) ACURE ORGANICS Moroccan Argan Conditioner - An ultra rich hair conditioner formulated with organic argan oil, argan stem Cells, CoQ10, and ingredients that have high fatty acid content. Provides hydration and shine for dry, curly, or damaged hair. Which sounds perfect for my hair type (I have coarse, dry hair). Price of full-size product: $9.99

5.) ACURE ORGANICS Moroccan Argan Shampoo - This was exactly what I needed. A natural argan oil conditioner & shampoo duo. Price of full-size product: $9.99

* Not talked about (because it was devoured instantly): a NibMor Daily Dose of Dark Chocolate. But I can assure you it was perfectly dark and delicious.

Out of all the products, I will probably be purchasing the full-size version of the ACURE Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner.

I can’t say that I was blown away with the contents of this month’s Goodebox.

After my experience with the French beauty box Ma Boîte A Beauté (which often contained numerous full-size products), my standards have been raised especially high.

But as I’ve said, the Goodebox is useful for discovering eco-friendly beauty products and testing them before committing to the full-size.

Price of Goodebox Monthly Subscription: $16.00.

Would you subscribe to the Goodebox?

9 Responses to “Unveiling The October 2013 Goodebox”

  1. Sunshine says:

    The lavender mask looks good, and for it’s hefty price tag it must be a pretty darn awesome product =)

    • Kareen says:

      I’ve tried it, and it IS really good. But not sure that the hefty price tag is worth it. It’s pretty much just straight up shea butter, though a little creamier than other 100% shea butter products I’ve tried before.

  2. Caitie says:

    I’m a big fan of KYI’s products and the mask is lovely if your skin is ever acting up or just feeling a bit sensitive :) I imagine I’ll appreciate it even more come winter!

    Not sure where that $78 price came from – maybe Goodebox had a misprint? It’s actually only $20 for 4 ounces, as per the KYI website.

  3. This looks like a wonderful goodebox. I hope you had a great time at iFabbo last weekend.

    http://www.ohtobeamuse.com/

    • Kareen says:

      Thanks Cheryl! There were definitely some good finds in this box, particularly the ACURE Argan Oil conditioner, the Andalou Naturals lavender lotion and the Know Your Ingredients (KYI) whipped shea butter mask.

      I had a GREAT time at the iFabbo event this past weekend!!:D What about you?? :D And have you gone through your iFabbo goodie bag yet? So many amazing products, omg!!!

  4. Tess says:

    I’ve been thinking about subscribing to this box…so I’ve been reading tons of reviews. Hope you keep posting them!

  5. Ila says:

    I didn’t know about the ANDALOU NATURALS brand but that Lavender Thyme Body Lotion sounds really good and great to use before bed to have that extra relax :)
    I know what you mean about samples..would have been good to have a mix of full products and samples I guess :/

    Ila x

    http://cleanserblog.blogspot.co.uk/

  6. Goodebox says:

    Hi ladies – We thought we’d chime in here to say thank you for the lovely review and we’re so glad you enjoyed your first Goodebox! It sounds like the insert may have had a typo on the price (gah! human error…) so we’re glad Catie and Kareen took a minute to check that out and share the correct price. It’s well worth it! If you ever have questions or comments, we love hearing from you at contact@goodebox.com and always feel free to share your reviews on our Facebook page as well. Have a great weekend!

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