I have decided to jump on the MINTD-box bandwagon and I could not contain my excitement when the MINTD-box landed on my desk. The products arrive in a gorgeous firm giftbox filled with tissue paper and the MINTD brand logo. This box was delivered all the way from London to my door and let me tell you again that I was very excited to receive my box, it really felt like I was unwrapping a present.
The box is definitely a keeper, you could even reuse the box for someone else’s gift, but I would rather keep it myself and use it to store samples and other small items. In conclusion I love the packaging! It definitely ticks all the boxes.
Every month MINTD releases a new luxurious subscription box with a new theme. This month they have put together some post summer skincare products to help combat any post sun skin concerns which may prevent you from holding onto your amazing radiant look. The box contains 4 full and 1 deluxe size handpicked skincare products worth €165. I have to mention that I am very impressed with the selection of products in the box, and the featured brands. The products are top – quality. Some subscription boxes might claim that they are high end but MINTD keeps her promise. MINTD works with respected brands to make sure that the subscribers only receive the most exclusive products and brands.
Now let me move on to the products.
Anne Semonin Exfoliating Mask
Anne Semonin is a luxurious and very professional French skincare brand. The Anne Semonin Atelier de Beaute (spa) in Paris ranks close to the top. Lots of people rave about this Parisian brand so I was very excited to try out her mask since the spa is a little bit too far away for me to visit. The Exfoliating Mask is infused with red seaweed and kaolin. Anne Semonin created this mask to remove dead skincells and to brighten the complexion. Those are some amazing benefits that come with the mask. This mask is also oil absorbing since Kaolin absorbes excess oil, fights acne, mattifies the complexion and get rid of toxins. I tried it out recently and I am very impressed. I always prefer to invest in clay masks because they have the ability to keep me pimple and oil free for a very long period of time. Have you heard of the double masking technique? Well I like to use this mask as prepping mask and also as an essential part of my daily skincare regime.
I would recommend to start with the exfoliating mask from Anne Semonin and follow up with a hydrating mask. The exfoliating mask can also be doubled up as a cleanser – because of the gentle exfoliating benefits. The Exfoliating Mask will remove product buildup and dead skincells. And you know what I like the most? That I can still move my face during my masking session. I just hate it when masks feel like suction cups or when they leave me very red faced. Overall highly recommended and a great addition to your skincare stash.
How to apply?
As an exfoliant: apply a thin layer to face and throat. Allow to work in for 2 minutes, massage and rinse.
As a mask: apply a thick layer to face, throat and eye area. Allow to work in for 10 minutes, rinse off with warm water.
Full size € 55 / 75 ml – Available at www.Harrods.com
Magicstripes Wake Me Up Collagen Eye Patches – 5 pairs
I have never used eyepatches before. Why? I can’t really answer that since I don’t know what to answer. I think it must have something to do with lack of time.
These concentrated cooling eyepatches reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles and eye bags and revive tired eyes even with one application.
Wow that sounds like something that I can use after a long day of work, after not getting the right amount of sleep or when I have some time left during the hectic weekends. I took a sachet out of the cute box and sticked the collagen eye patch under my eyes . I kept them on for 30 minutes and when I took them off my dark circles were still looking at me but my under eye area definitely looked more rested and better looking.
Infused with hyaluronic acid to provide the skin with enough moisture and with collagen to preserve and increase the elasticity of the skin. I love packing these when I’m travelling. Especially when you have to look more awaken during your holiday due to important meetings and off course because you want to look at your best 24/7.
Full size € 35 / 5 sachets – Available at www.Harveynichols.com
Rosalena Frank & Sense Face Oil
This oil smells a-ma-zing!!!! Wow I was blown away immediately after smelling this. Rosalena Skincare is a range of multi – tasking moisturizing face oils packed with natural high performance ingredients to give you glowing, healthy and radiant skin, every day. Doesn’t this sound like a dream? Frank & Sense Face Oil is created for post sun repair and skin rehydration. I might have an oily skin but I won’t stop buying and investing in face oils. I love to use the Frank & Sense in the evening after my prescription vitamin A, after my toner when my face is still wet, this helps to absorb even better. Although I need to say that the molecules are so fine that they will be absorbed directly and quickly. This oil can also be used as an after sun repair and it will work perfectly during the winter months when my face starts to crack… Plant skincare oils nourish the skin far longer than a cream. This is due to the fine molecules, which makes it easier to absorb deep into the dermis.
Now whats inside the cute bottle?
Buriti Oil – packed with vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Essential Fatty Acids
Safflower Oil – A moisture shot for dehydrated skin
Calendula Oil – Perfect for damaged, dry and irritated skin
Evening Primrose Oil – full of GLA’s, Omega 3 and 6
Camellia Kissi Oil – Renews skin cells
Organic Rosemary Antioxidant – Protects skin from free radical damage
Organic Seabuckthorn Pulp CO2 Extract – Alleviates sun damage
Remodelling intense – Restructures, firms and smooths skin
Organic Rosehip Seed CO2 extract – High in Vitamin A and Omega 3 Fatty Acid
Coenzyme Q10 – Boost skin repair and stimulates collagen production
Bisabolol – Sooths and heals sensitive skin and protects from daily stress
Frankincence – Is like liquid gold for sun exposed skin
Neroli – Promotes skin soothing and anti -ageing
Rose Otto – Provides an instant beauty boost to tired skin
Wow I can’t go wrong whit this oil on my side. Definitely a must have when you are heading to a sunny destination or after a sunny destination .
This oil can be used morning and night but I haven’t used it in the moring so I can’t tell you at the moment if it sits well under makeup. I will definitely use this as a day cream in the winter months since I don’t want my face to look chalky and matte.
Full size €50/15 ml – Available at www.rosalena.com
IOMA Expert Ritual Tabs
Perfect for frequent travelers to use on-the-go. If you want to discover the IOMA range this is the perfect way to do so.
The set with white tabs contains:
IOMA Fresh Gel Eye Makeup Remover (2x 1ml) – A cleanser with natural exfoliating properties to eliminate make-up and other impurities.
IOMA Youthful Moisture Cream Day and Night (2x 1ml) – A rich cream with soothing properties, this cream will help to plump the skin and improve elasticity
IOMA Lip Lift (1ml) – Infused with anti-aging properties
Travel Size € 11,50/ 7 x 1 ml – Available at www.beautyexpert.com
Haeckels Seaweed & Geranium Hand Balm
This handbalm aims to gently encourage the skin to repair and provide essential vitamins for replenishing damaged skincells. I like the green fragrance and the fact that it is 100% natural and toxic free. The handbalm has a very nice texture, I would not call it greasy nor sticky it is just perfect. This handbalm is infused with some amazing 100% natural ingredients like: Serrated Bladderwrack Extract, Geranium, Clay Sage, Sea Lavender and Rapeseed Oil. For an intense treatment I would recommend you to use it overnight to tackle the dryness and cracked hands especially during the winter months. A little goes a very long way since you will only need a small amount of this beautiful handcream.
Full size € 21 / 50 ml – Available at www.selfridges.com
In conclusion I would recommend everyone to sign up for this box! You can chose from 5 luxury beauty plans starting from €76 a month.
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