LaRitzy Box, $24.99 per month for full size box, $14.99 for smaller LaMini Box; ships worldwide -- add $5 shipping for Canadian orders, $10 shipping for all other international orders
"Cucumber? I thought orange meant carrots!!!" Poor little Eleanor was disappointed by the lack of carrots in the February LaRitzy Box. She still loves LaRitzy, though, because she knows that none of the products in the box were tested on her relatives.
LaRitzy is a vegan and cruelty-free beauty subscription box. Each box contains four or five full size or deluxe sample size beauty products. I have not noticed any customization in the boxes; I believe all subscribers get the same products. Besides the full size box, they also have a LaMini Box, which contains two to three samples. I get the full size box.
My February LaRitzy box contained the following:
- Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask (full size, worth $64)
- LATHER Cucumber Milk Facial Cleanser (deluxe sample, worth $6.33; full size costs $19)
- Doe Beauty Bora Bora Hair Pact (full size, worth $17)
- LOVEFRESH Natural Cream Deodorant in Moroccan Rose Absolute (full size, worth $24)
The February box was worth $111.33. That is an incredible value for a $25 box. Three of the four products were full size and the fourth was a good size sample.
I was looking forward to trying this hair treatment. This was the first spoiler for this month's box that LaRitzy released. Doe makes only two products: the Bora Bora Hair Pact and the Provence Hair Pact. The Bora Bora has a more tropical, coconutty scent to it and contains avocado and coconut oils; the Provence has a lavender scent, as you might have guessed, and contains grapeseed and babassu oils. They are both meant to give your hair intense moisture. You're supposed to thoroughly coat all your hair with the pact, allow it to set for at least thirty minutes, and then shampoo and condition your hair. This has a lot of oil in it, so I was worried it would be difficult to rinse out. Fortunately, it wasn't as hard as I expected. My hair was really soft and in beautiful condition after I was done with this. One pact is supposed to give you four to five uses if you have shoulder-length hair, so it isn't very expensive at $17. I suggest checking this out if you have hair in need of some serious hydration.
If you read my January Kloverbox review, you know that I got this same Palmetto Derma mask in that box. I'll be mostly repeating my review of the mask from the Kloverbox review because my opinion of it hasn't changed. Most of the value ($64 out of $111) in the February LaRitzy Box was in the Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask. This is a clay mask meant to give your pores a deep cleaning, reverse damage to your skin, and give you an overall radiance. Emily and I both tried this mask. I was surprised when I opened the seal and saw that it was white because most clay masks I've used have been more on the tan or grey side. Clay is the third ingredient after water and aloe, though, so I'm sure that is part of the reason for it being so light. The consistency of it wasn't all that thick and it went on easily. We left it on for thirty minutes and were again surprised when the masks dried clear. We used warm washcloths to rub the mask off in a circular motion, giving us a little exfoliation. It looked like it had actually gotten rid of my sebaceous filaments, which I wasn't expecting. (FYI, if you think you have clogged pores on your nose at all times, those are most likely sebaceous filaments, a part of your pore.) Both Emily and I had bright, clean skin. I would highly recommend this mask. It is definitely on the pricey side, but it should last you a while. I love it, but I'm going to be giving this jar away to a friend because I don't need two of them.
This is my first time trying a product from Lather. The cleanser smells like cucumber in the bottle, but then has a spicier scent when you rub it on your face. It contains cucumber and sea algae to deeply cleanse your skin, minimize pores, and prevent sagging. Lather recommends this for those of us with dry skin, combination skin, or aging skin. I liked this facial cleanser a lot. My face felt clean and tight after using this.
Finally, there was the LOVEFRESH Natural Deodorant in Moroccan Rose Absolute. As you probably know, I have never found a natural deodorant that I've liked. This deodorant isn't perfect, but it's the best natural deodorant I've tried so far. My only complaint about this is that it has a gritty feel to it. I love the soft rose scent of this and found it worked well. Best of all, it's in stick form, not those horrible jars of deodorant that you have to rub into your armpits with your hands. At $24, the price is a bit of a drawback, but if you have the money and want a natural deodorant that is effective, smells good, and comes in a stick, give this a try.
I'm loving the February LaRitzy Box! Everything in this box was amazing. I'm happy to have finally discovered a natural deodorant that I can actually use. The hair pact, the clay mask, and the cucumber cleanser were also fabulous. I strongly suggest trying a month of LaRitzy Box if you haven't already. Don't let the fact that it's a vegan box scare you away. I'm not a vegan and I love LaRitzy, so it's a box that can work for anyone.
Did you get LaRitzy this month? What did you think? Did you like the natural deodorant? Does anyone know what was in the LaMini this month?