Sunday, September 20, 2015

Wellness VoxBox - Influenster

Its been quite sometime since I've been selected for a VoxBox from Influenster but recently I received the Wellness Voxbox. This box was loaded with fullsize products for all different aspects of your beauty wellness.  Now if you follow my blog you know that I have converted almost my entire beauty routine over to indie (independent) products. I haven't tried any new mainstream products in awhile so this was a good fix.  Lets jump in and take a look at what I was sent!

Olay Active Botanicals - Refreshing Gel Cleanser (retail $5.99)

Discover a rush of moisture with Olay Active Botanicals Refreshing Gel Cleanser. This gel cleanser washes away impurities, leaving skin soft, fresh, and ready for the next step in your daily skincare regimen. The lightweight formula cleanses, leaving skin healthy-looking and glowing, without over drying. Snow Mushroom is a naturally-derived botanical traditionally used for centuries by women in China. Snow Mushroom is known for its powerful ability to hold up to 500x its weight in water. 

When I saw that this product was made in China I was immediately turned off, but I decided I would give it a try and after a few weeks of using this (at night only) I'd give it a thumbs up. You only need a small amount of this product which has a light and pleasant sent to get lots of foamy, refreshing face wash. It does take off make up and my skin almost "tingled" after washing with it. It leaves a kind of cooling sensation to your skin and it was definitely hydrating.

Now I'm curious about the rest of the line. In addition to the gel cleanser there is a moisturizing toner, day cream, night cream and overnight moisture mask. Available at Target stores nationwide.

Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer 
JERGENS Wet Skin™ Moisturizer glides onto wet skin and instantly absorbs for twice the moisturization in half the time*. There's no need to wait for skin to dry before applying or to rinse away sticky residue. The revolutionary formula goes –and stays—on your skin and not down the drain. With this one-of-a-kind lotion, just apply to wet skin before you dry for a superior way to moisturize—quicker than ever.

I feel like lots of mainstream body brands are finally catching up to the in shower body lotions that Lush has been offering for years. First there was one from Nivea (which you had to rinse off) and now enter Jergens version, applied to wet skin after a shower or bath.  I was sent the nourishing, floral scent of monoi oil. Enjoy the soft and smooth benefits of the monoi oil formula. Wrap yourself in the scent of the Tahitian gardenia flower and get on with your day. Now I am not a fan of gardenia scent so I was turned off by the smell. Its just too floral for me. There are two other scents, one with refreshing coconut oil and the other with calming green tea oil - both of those I would have likely preferred.

Its hard for me to get into using a product like this for myself because I have a lot of various whipped body butters and lotions from fabulous indie brands, but if you are looking for a good amount of moisture and quick this definitely does the trick. I have actually been using this on my toddler when she gets out of the tub and is still wet.  Then I wrap her in the towel and its off for PJ time! It eliminates a step (which she hates) of applying body lotion after drying and her skin is silky smooth. Score!

My verdict? I want to smell the other scents but I might buy this to continue using on my toddler.

Attitude - Volume and Shine Shampoo (retail $9.99)
ATTITUDE Volume & Shine Shampoo was developed with uncompromised safety in mind and is made with worry-free ingredients. While cancer-causing chemicals, mutagens and reproductive toxins are still legally tolerated contaminants in hair care products, you won’t find them in ours. It has been specially formulated to give you all the extra volume and shine you want! Carcinogen free ingredients or by-products. Vegetable-based and biodegradable. Certified eco-friendly by EcoLogo. Fragrance derived from natural ingredients, hypoallergenic. Vegan & Not tested on animals.

The first thing I do when a shampoo is look at the ingredient list, and I'm looking for one thing: sulfates. This shampoo has sulfates as a second ingredient. While sulfates are what helps make shampoo foamy this is also the main cause for fading in color treated hair. So while there was nothing bad about the shampoo I won't be using it once I get my color done. I did see that they offer a color protection shampoo and conditioner so perhaps I will give that a try. For $9.99 it did clean my hair really well, it smelled great and I do love that it has worry-free ingredients (without the Lush pricetag).

Attitude offers a wide range of products for babies, kids, adults and even cleaning your home. Visit their website to learn more. You can find some Attitude products at Target stores nationwide.

Colgate Enamel Health Mouth Wash
  • Helps replenish natural calcium back into enamel
  • Strengthens enamel to help prevent cavities, even where brushing may miss
  • Freshens breath with sparkling fresh mint flavor
I'm glad I got to try this mouthwash as I really like it! It has a light, minty, fresh taste but its not overbearing and there was no burn. Fresh breath and strengthens nail enamel? Will buy again.

UrgentRx® Fast Powders™
If only we just got sick in the comfort of our own home. Unfortunately, that ain't the case. Bad things happen away from your medicine cabinet - and that's where Fast Powders come in. UrgentRx® makes credit card sized packets of great tasting, powdered medicine so you can be ready when and where you need it.  Pocket-Friendly Packs of fast-acting medication. No Water. No Waiting. Just Right Now Relief. RIP open the credit card-sized packet. POUR the fast-dissolving, flavored powder into your mouth. RELIEF when and where you need it.

Luckily I haven't had any aches or pains as of late so I haven't needed to use this product yet. I really like the concept and convenience though. I think I should check out having some other formulas on hand for travel or emergency.  Headache, Heartburn, Allergy, Upset Stomach and Critical care formulas also available at Walgreens, Amazon and other retailers. You can find out more about all these products online.

There you have it, another amazing Influenster Voxbox. What do you think of this box? Have you tried any of the products? Any that appeal to you? Want to receive boxes like this? Just join Influenster here!
Let me know your thoughts! I love to hear from you.\

*This box was sent to me for my use and honest review. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated.

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