5 July 2014


I have previously reviewed Native Boxes, which focuses on healthier products, including food, household and beauty items. However, there is also a box that focuses solely on beauty products, so here are my thoughts on the Native Box Beauty Winter 2014;  

What They Say:
Our most requested box which we are working hard to get it ready for you very soon!. Ideal for the eco conscious lady who loves to know that all things natural are going on her skin delivered straight to your work or home. A range of the newest and best selling natural and or organic beauty products. A box full of natural skin care and cosmetics for the healthy ladies!

RRP: Quarterly box: $24.95ea (shipping included) – Available from Native Box  

What I Say:
These days there are lots of different beauty boxes around, but I really like that the Native Beauty Box focuses on healthier and more natural products.

And this is what was in the Winter Beauty Box:

Australian Bush Flower Essences Intensive Evening Rose Hand Cream – Sample Size 20ml

This organic hand cream contains Australian Bush Flower Essences and rose stem cells and is an intensive treatment for dry and damaged hands. I am addicted to hand creams, and my hands always get terribly dry during winter, so this small size is perfect to keep in my handbag for emergencies.

Essentially Natural Therapeutic Rose Bath Salts – Full Size, 100g

This pack of bath salts contains sea salts, Epsom salts, rose essential oil, white clay, sunflower oil and organic rose petals – and even before opening the pack, I can smell the amazing scent. It has been a while since I had a good salt soak, so I cannot wait to try this one – and moving house (again) next week, this will be perfect to help soothe my muscles which will no doubt be sore from moving boxes around.

Available from Essentially Natural 

ettitude Pure Bamboo Multi Purpose Cloth – Full Size


This cloth is made from 100% bamboo and is perfect for scrubbing your face and body, as well as it can be used to clean the bathroom – but obviously don’t use it for both!! It has natural anti-bacterial properties and is soft and gentle on the skin. And best of all, it can be machine washed, so you can use it again and again. I have to admit that I do like my mechanical cleansing brush, however, I only use it a few times a week, and on days that I don’t, this cloth sounds perfect. It is also perfect when you’re going away, and don’t want to carry too much around.
Available from ettitude

Seraphina Organics Body Custard – Full Size, 250ml


This body cream is certified organic and suitable for even the most sensitive skin and contains among others shea and cocoa butters, aloe vera, calendula, rose otto and vitamin E, and what’s even better is that it is completely free from sulphates, parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, mineral pils, artificial fragrances and colours. Thanks to the rose otto, it has the loveliest rose scent that continues to linger on the skin, and as it very moisturising without leaving the skin feeling greasy, it will be absolutely perfect to keep my skin subtle during the cold winter months.
Available from Seraphina Organics  

Care You Love Persian Rose Moisturiser – Sachet Sample


This cream from Care You Love promises to deeply hydrate the skin with a rich calendula infusion and exquisite rose oils. The calendula infused with cold pressed kernel oil and made in small batches with love! This sounds amazing, and I am expecting it to smell absolutely divine so I look very forward to trying it – and I just hope that it is not too rich for my combination skin, which is quite prone to breakouts!
Available from Care You Love

Rainforest Remedies Lemon Myrtle Lip Balm – Full Size, 5g

This lip balm is made from all natural ingredients including soothing fruit and nut oil, and lemon myrtle – and as a lover of all things lemon scented, this smells absolutely amazing. I don’t really have dry lips, and generally only apply lip balm before bedtime, but during winter I do up it a little and apply before going for a walk with my baby boy in the pram and my dogs, and this will be so perfect to keep my lips soft and moisturised.

Available from Rainforest Remedies

Refreshed Lemon Myrtle Exfoliating Soap – Sample Size, 40g

Another lemon scented product – so no complaints from me! I am not the biggest user of soap bars, finding them a little messy so generally preferring liquid soap. However, it smells so nice and refreshing that this one definitely won’t go to waste.
Available from Refreshed

Sanctum Hydrating Gel Mask - Sachet Sample


I have heard of Sanctum before, but never tried any of their products, so I am happy about the inclusion of this gel mask. It is made using 100% natural derived ingredients, including vitamin E and aloe vera. With combination skin, I generally don’t feel I need hydrating masks, however, but winter is definitely a time where it would need it more.
Available from Sanctum Australia

Byron Bay Company – Tea samples x 2

These organic herbal teas in calming and energy includes an fusion of herbs, berries, spices, and vanilla bean to care for your skin and body from the inside out. Generally I have to admit that I am a coffee drinker, however, during winter I always have a tea in the afternoon, so these will be perfect, so I cannot wait to try them out. I have also seen that there are Detox and Skin varieties available, and I am very keen on looking further into these.
Available from the Byron Bay Tea Company

La Mav Organic Skin Science Antioxidant Rich Nightly Repair Nectar – Sample Size x 2


This is an anti-ageing serum that helps provide dry skin with moisture and restore glowing softness. These samples are tiny, but at least there are two of them so you should be able to use it for a few goes to see how they perform on your skin. Again, I have combination skin so not sure how a serum intended for dry skin will go on my skin, but regardless I am looking forward to testing it out, as I’ve heard a lot of good things about La Mav.
Available from La Mav 

So there you go, the contents of the November Native box.

As I have mentioned in previous reviews, unfortunately the info sheet doesn’t specify the recommended retail prices, so it is difficult to say how the box performs in terms of value for money – however, I feel that this box is so chock full of goodies including a large full sized body cream that I do find that it is worth its cost.

I also like that the box contains a great selection of products, including serums, creams, hand cream, salts, body cream, and ‘beauty tea’ so there is something for everyone. I guess the only thing that is really is missing is makeup items, but hopefully future boxes will include those. So all in all I am very impressed with this box, and look forward to trying out all the products.
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

What do you think of the products in the Native Box? Have you tried any of these products? Do you use organic or natural beauty products?


  1. I didn't know they did a beauty box too, looks great!

    1. I think its a brilliant idea, with nothing but more natural beauty products!

  2. I love rose scented and lemon myrtle scented products so this box would have been perfect for me! I've used Australian Bushflower's cleanser in that same scent before and it's really lovely.

    1. I like rose too, but lemon will always be my favourite. The Bushflower hand cream is really nice and smells pretty good too.

  3. Hi,
    I have a subscription to the classic Native box and have found it really good. The box always includes a selection of food, home and beauty products. Here is my review of the June classic Native box- http://www.laughinggalah.com/food/native-box-june-2014-box-review/
    After reading your review I'm seriously thinking about purchasing the Beauty box. I already have the Australian bush flower essences hand cream in evening rose and I love it, so a second one would be great for when I run out.
    Kind regards
    Aimee :)
    from www.laughinggalah.com

    1. I do love the classic Native Box too, but the beauty version is also brilliant in introducing you to natural skincare you'd otherwise never come across. I love that hand cream too - and the small size is perfect for the handbag!

  4. I've just signed up for the Spring edition and am jumping out of my skin to get the little bugger! I have also just recieved my first Nature's Beauty Bag - at first I thought the sample sizes were quite small but damn it they go a long way! I'm thinking this is similar - would I be right?

    1. I dont think I am familiar with Natures Beauty Bag, but going from the name, yeah, I think you are right that the concept is very similar, full of beauty products that are more natural without all the nasty chemicals!

  5. Thanks for posting this review. It helped me decide to sign up for the Spring Box. iI didn’t even realise they had a beauty box! I’m new to sub beauty boxes. I get the Nature’s Beauty Bag as well but are there any other similar cruelty-free options you know of?

    1. No, unfortunately I dont know of any others, but I know that the subscription market is exploding so I am sure that there are several around.

  6. Thanks for posting this review. It helped me decide to sign up for the Spring Box. iI didn’t even realise they had a beauty box! I’m new to sub beauty boxes. I get the Nature’s Beauty Bag as well but are there any other similar cruelty-free options you know of?


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