Laurel Whole Plant Organics Expert Selection

avgust 12, 2016

Let the sun in! The theme of August's Beauty Heroes box*, featuring the one and only Laurel Whole Plant Organics. I have been following the brand on Instagram for quite a while but even before I saw all the beautiful pictures of products and behind the scenes photos, I wanted to try Laurel's magical blends. I heard so many beautiful things about her products and they didn't disappoint. Not at all. Laurel Whole Plant Organics is a leader of the slow beauty movement - Laurel harvests her ingredients from organic farms within a 100 mile radius from her Northern California studio, ensuring that her oils and infusions, each vibrant in color and bursting with plant energy, meet her exacting standards. Now how could you not want to try such a brand? A brand with products created with founders strongest conviction: that beauty should be a loving, ritualistic practice with the finest raw, organic, farm-sourced and hand-crafted materials. Love Laurel's philosophy.
Beauty Heroes has already featured the brand in one of their previous boxes and I'm so excited and beyond happy they decided to feature it again. Like every month, the box came beautifully packaged. August's beauty discovery really made me smile with its vibrant yellow tissue that embraced the products and the theme of this month's box is really speaking to me. I'm a sun worshiper. Excitement was real, let me tell you. Inside August BH box you will find three products and let's start this review with the hero.

Laurel Whole Plant Organics Sun Damage Repair Serum was created especially for sun damaged or mature skin. Not really skin problems I'm dealing with, especially not after July's box and its hero - Kari Gran Three Sixty Five SPF 28. You can also see my previous post about three non-nano based zinc oxide - I really don't have any problems with applying sunscreen on a daily. Nonetheless, I was very excited to test it out. I immediately fell in love with the ingredient list, which is btw all organic (hence the brand's name). Contains ingredients like Rosehip Seed, Red Raspberry Seed, Cranberry Seed Oil and more beautiful oils, and also in-house biodynamic proprietary blend of Calendula, Licorice (which naturally breaks up melanin patches), Chamomile, Marshamallow, and I could go on. Full list of these stunning ingredients here. Due to some oils with vibrant and rich colour, like Sea Buckthorn and Rosehip Oil, the serum has beautiful orange / golden yellow colour. I adore such coloured oils.
The serum helps to reverse signs of sun damage, including freckles and hyper-pigmentation. I was very fortunate to get this box way earlier than previous Beauty Heroes boxes and have been using it for a few weeks already. At first I didn't really see much results on my skin. Like I said, I don't have problems with sun damaged skin so I was thinking I wouldn't see anything special on my skin. But because of the wonderful ingredient list I continued with the use of the serum. And I'm so happy I did. You know what? My skin is not damaged by sun (at least not visibly) but I do suffer from hyperpigmentation! How silly am I for not thinking it sooner? I'm dealing with red blemishes or red acne scars, ugh. This serum really helps with fading these blemishes and is making my skin happier. It's a beautiful oil and I feel so lucky I had a chance to try it out.
Okay so I'm in love with the Hero, what about the two sidekicks? Before and After Sun Body Oil (100 ml, $ 80) acts as prevention and cure. Ultra-concentrated with Avocado, Red Raspberry Seed and Coconut Oil, each ingredient has been proven to help prevent and repair from sun's loving rays. Glide it on in addition to sun protection and then reapply to sun-drenched skin for maximum benefit. I haven't tried it before or after sun exposure like they recommend, so I can't say how it works for that but it did make my skin soft and moisturized. It's lovely but that's pretty much all I have to say since I only used it once, trying to save it for these photos.
Last but certainly not least is Laurel's first product that picked my interest I don't know how long time ago. I'm talking about Honey Berry Enzyme Mask, with 5 beneficial active ingredients. One is my absolute favourite skincare ingredient - Honey. With a capital letter. Have you read my article about the magic of honey? Here is the link if you want to know why you need to incorporate honey into your routine. Okay so there is Honey and also Royal Jelly, Strawberry, Blueberry and Grapefruit Essential Oil. This mask is a favourite among many green beauty bloggers and I can totally understand why. I'm a bit biased 'cause I love honey and yes, as you might imagine I really enjoy using this mask. It's brightening and I'm all about that. I love the scent of it as well - it straight up smells like honey + berries. Duuh. It's literally good enough to eat! Yum. Aah, organic products are the best. <3
It's safe to say I love this month's Beauty Heroes expert selection and Laurel Whole Plant Organics is a brand you would want to try. Trust me. I almost forget one thing, products are literally macerated by Laurel's hands. Whole plant - not exracts. There's a difference.

As you can see you get a whole lot for $39 (+ shipping cost) - the whole box is valued at $102, which is just amazing. If you fancy what you hear, you can subscribe here. It really is a very good value for the price. This month (if you subscribe to the 20th of August) you will get this facial oil and then a facial oil won't be featured again for a few months. I'm also telling you this if you're already a member and have enough serums to go through. Beauty Heroes also attempts to make it so that we international members, don't have to pay any additional taxes. When you are a Beauty Heroes member you automatically receive an exclusive 15% ongoing discount, on all green hero products in their Beauty Store. Talking about the store, there is a beautiful and sadly limited Love More promotion going on - spend $125 and you'll receive a full-size Prickly Pear Seed Oil Rollerball by Kahina Giving Beauty ($40 value!). Looks divine.

That's pretty much everything I wanted to share regarding August's Beauty Heroes Box. Hope you enjoyed reading.

Much love,

Jana xx

*sample generously provided
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