April 2012 GlossyBox: Natural Beauty Box

Hi Everyone. I hope you have been enjoying the weekend despite the rubbish weather. Today I have my April GlossyBox to show to you and my initial thoughts of the products. 

This month's limited edition box is 100% biodegradable

The ethical products inside

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Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst-Quenching Serum ~ £29.00 For 30ml

The Information:

This newly launched ultra-concentrated high potency serum collects and continuously and deeply spreads water to restore skin's water balance, and make it supple and fresh. Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum is a highly hydrating serum, ideal for extremely dehydrated skin and is suitable for all skin types. Thanks to an association of hydrating active ingredients, including Organic Grape Water and hyaluronic acid, this serum restarts skin's internal moisturising mechanism, regulates water exchange and restores moisture balance in your skin. Upon application, your skin is instantly moisturised, supple and soft with a bouncy feel. Deeply resourced and soothed, your skin’s well-being remains for longer. This serum contains 97% of natural ingredients, is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and oil-free. The fragrance is light, citrusy and very uplifting with mandarin blossom, lemon leaf, cucumber water and fresh mint.

Key Benefits:

  • Intense and long-lasting hydration
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Anti-hyaluronidase


Apply Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum in the morning and in the evening after cleansing the face and follow with your moisturiser. Avoid the eye contour area. Can be used to give a "dewy" look to the skin.


Aqua, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Water*, Glycerin*, Butylene Glycol*, Ethylhexyl Palmitate*, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dimethicone, Palmitoyl Grape Seed Extract*, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Squalane*, Potassium Sorbate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice*, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Oleate*, Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan, Citric Acid, Sorbitan Laurate*, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Phytate*, Disodium Acetyl Glucosamine Phosphate, Myristyl Malate Phosphonic Acid.*Origine végétale.

Against animal testing. Non-comedogenic. Nickel-tested.

Caudalie products are free of:

Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Mineral Oil
Artificial Colouring 

My Thoughts:

This has a very subtle scent to it. The consistency is a milky cream that sinks into the skin nicely. The price is a little more than I would usually pay for a face serum, but I will enjoy trying it out.

Inika Cosmetics Certified Organic Lip Liner (01 Safari) ~ £11.75 Per Liner

The Information:

An organic mineral lip liner formula designed to glide easily over lips while delivering lip definition and even colour. Use to define your lips or to give your lipstick shade even greater depth of colour and staying power. INIKA Certified Organic Lip Liners are a creamy blend of cold pressed plant waxes and oils added to natural mineral pigments to create beautiful long wearing colour. Certified Vegan. Cruelty free. 


  • Beautiful long wearing colour and staying power.
  • Creamy blend of cold pressed plant waxes and oils.
  • Natural mineral pigments.
  • Accentuates the shape of your lips.
  • Gives your lipstick shade even greater depth of colour.


To create fuller lips draw slightly out side of your lip line with your chosen Inika Mineral Lip Liner. To make full lips appear smaller draw just inside your natural lip line.


Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate; Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides; Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil; Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil; Carnauba Wax; Black Lovage (Olus) Oil; Candelilla Wax; Mica; Sesame Seed (Sesamum Indicum) Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides; Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate; Glyceryl Caprylate; Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate); Sorbic Acid. May contain: CI77289, CI 77510, CI77742, Iron Oxide (CI 77499); Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). 

This shade is described as an earthy, warm brown. Silky and rich to compliment brown shades of lipstick.

My Thoughts:

I'm hoping that I can make this deep brown lip liner work in some way as I don't tend to wear a lot of brown lipsticks. I think I may use it as a base for lipstick and/or lip gloss to perhaps deepen the shades. It's good that it's full size, but I believe these pencils usually come with a sharpener in the lid so is this the older design?

Ayuuri Natural Body Wash (Sensual Indian Rose) ~ £4.95 For 235g/200ml

The Information:

Enriched with Indian Rose, Jasmine & Aloe Vera. The Ayuuri Natural skincare range is based on fruit, plant and flower extracts that have long been used in India to enhance skin’s natural beauty. This luxurious body wash is enriched with…

  • Indian rose – hydrates dry, mature and sensitive skin and smells divine.
  • Jasmine – calming for mind and body and ideal for both sensitive and dry skin.
  • Aloe vera – soothing, cooling and calming.

This delicately scented Indian Rose body wash gently cleanses the skin, leaving it irresistibly soft. Ayuuri Natural are against animal testing

Moisten body, apply a small quantity of Sensual Indian Rose Body Wash. Gently work up a lather with a circular motion. Rinse off & pat dry. Avoid contact with the eyes. If product enters the eyes, rinse well with warm water. External use only.

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium laureth sulfate, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Cocamide DEA, Polyquaternium-7, Coco-glucoside, Glyceryl oleate, Decyl glucoside, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerin, Parfum, Rosa centifolia (rose) flower water, Jasminum officinale (jasmine) oil, Aloe barbadensis, Sodium chloride, Dicaprylyl ether, Lauryl alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium nitrate, Methylisothiazolinone, Magnesium chloride, CI 17200, Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, Citronellol, Limonene.

My Thoughts:

My bottle just says Rose not Indian Rose, but I take it that it's the same product. When searching for various links of this product I noticed it showing up with different packaging as well so is my packaging old or new? Anyway on to the product. Another full size which is fab. This product has a pretty, soft rose scent.

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Figs & Rouge Lip, Face & Body Balm (Cherry & Vanilla) ~ £3.29 For 8ml

The Information:

Figs & Rouge Cherry & Vanilla Balm deeply hydrates your lips and skin and tastes sweetly divine. Figs & Rouge balms are 100% Soil Association certified organic and made from only natural, petroleum-free botanical ingredients. Packaged in a beautifully decorative vintage inspired Art Nouveau tin. Made in the UK. These collectable tins can be re-used as pill boxes. Fully recyclable packaging and components.


Apply to dry lips and skin as and when needed.


Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit Butter, Cera Alba, Glycerin, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Prunus Ceratus Fruit Extract, Mentha Piperita Leaf Oil, Limonene*, Linalool*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Benzyl Salcylate*, Farnesol*, Gernaiol*, Isoeugenol*, *Eugenol, Citral* (organically produced).
*Naturally occurring component of essential oils.

My Thoughts:

I really love the design of this vintage tin and it's very compact to carry around. It does have a cherry & vanilla scent which I am undecided if I like. A good price though and the one I received is full size.

Yes! Nurse Protect Your Lovely Hands ~ £5.45 For 50ml

The Information:

Yes! Nurses' 'Protect Your Lovely Hands' is a natural emollient cream developed to counteract lipid barrier depletion and subsequent transepidermal water loss (TEWL) amongst users. The product has been independently safety assessed and certified the following:
  • Dermatologically tested as a 'Non-Irritant'
  • Compatible with hand hygiene agents (Alcohol Gels/Sanitisers & Hand Washes) regulated to EN1499 and EN1500 standards
  • Compatible with surgical gloves
This 24h 'Super Moisturiser' is packed full of essential Omega's and antioxidants to hydrate and revive tired skin.

My Thoughts:

This has a very natural scent to it. It's very smooth, soft and cold on application. It does take just a little more effort than other hand creams I have used to work into the skin. Not enough to be overly critical though. I have the full size version which is great. The packaging fascinated me when it arrived as I was dying to know what was hidden inside. Although it's a product I will use I was a little disappointed to discover another hand cream. The packaging that it came in was really cute inside. I feel that this product is marketed at customers that need to be extremely hygienically clean like nurses, caterers, beauticians etc. I would not say that this is aimed at the average consumer, but that is not to say it will not work well for everyone. Although my GlossyBox information card says this is £5.45 the actual yesnurse website says it's priced from £5.49. Just a small detail, but I thought I should mention it.

So overall this is an average box for me. I like that GlossyBox have made another themed box with a very organic, earthy feel. With Earth Day this month it is very appropriate. I will use the Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst-Quenching Serum, the Ayuuri Natural Body Wash (Sensual Indian Rose) and the Yes! Nurse Protect Your Lovely Hands products. The other two I may give away as I'm just not sure I like the scent of the balm and the shade of the lip liner.

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So which products did you receive in your April GlossyBox? Were you happy with them?

Love to you all

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