• Esanth Moyo

Take Time love You Pause and Unwind in Luxury

By now it’s public knowledge that every month I talk about the current mintdbox or should we call it a skincare box, because let’s face that’s what it is. A perfectly edited luxury skincare collection. 

April’s theme is Pause and Unwind, so how do you stop to unwind in a hectic world? I say you do it in style and luxury thanks to mintdbox, you can confirm my theory by checking their  previous  boxes  here

What is in the box this month 

• African Botanics Marula Bunchu Enzyme Polish £60

•Omorovicza Rose Quartz Facial Roller £55

•Siskin Frankincense & Jasmine Night Facial Oil £48 

• Aromatherapy Bath & Shower Oil £21

All these are full size products to help you relax and unwind and make the most of yourself selfcare routine. The contents of the box if bought individually come to a total of £183 yet you can get this delivered on your doorstep for  a flexible subscription fee of £70. 

You can choose to receive it every month to grow your collection or if you can’t quite stretch get one box every two months. 

Plus if you go to their website you will realise that they do have one time offers to purchase some  boxes. I highly recommend taking advantage of this if you want to test out their product choice before you commit. 

Thank me later I have no doubt you will be hooked. 

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What I think of the products this month

Let’s go in order of use, if you are truly minimalist with your skincare routine all you need to add to this collection is a cleanser and a toner.

After cleansing you would apply the African Botanics Marula Bunchu Enzyme Polish which has fine granuals to help you gently massage and slough away dead skin, I never thought I would use a physical exfoliator but I am a convert.  

The scent of the exfoliator will not be for everyone but I love it as it’s earthy and resonates with the smell of African trees which is home to me. So you see to me this smells of home and my childhood I would say the fragrance is derived from the Buchu plant and crushed Baobab fruit. 

KEY ACTIVE BENEFITS Papaya and Pineapple enzymes for clearing the pores while minimizing their appearance and improving radiance. Marula, Kigelia Africana, Green Rooibos Tea, Honeybush and Aloe Ferox - renowned for their protective, regenerative and anti-aging properties to help smooth and plump skin. Stimulating and soothing essential oils of Bergamot, Rose Geranium and Tea Tree are blended to balance the secretion of sebum, detox skin, calm and comfort with anti-inflammatory properties. 

Siskin Frankincense & Jasmine Night Facial Oil

This is beauty sleep in a bottle and I can attest to that, as I woke up every morning with plumped well nourished skin after having applied this oil the night before, it’s divine. 

Made of 100% organic oils this intensive overnight skin boosting treatment is a rich blend of 17 certified organic luxurious, highly active, botanical oils. Blended with the amazing, vitamin rich Organic Rosehip for its antioxidant properties to help combat free radical damage and to increase collagen production plus soothing and calming Organic Calendula and collagen boosting Organic Baobab to aid skin maintenance, this is according to Siskin website,  If you are new or wary of trying face oils this is a perfect place to start. This blend has the highest linoleic acid content of all their face oils producing a blend genuinely excellent for all skin types. As a night time oil, blended with a slightly slower absorption rate than our day oils, it will leave your skin feeling balanced and nourished by morning. It's all the extra beauty sleep you need. 

The Facial roller

Once you are done applying a liberal amount of face oil now is the time to treat that face and décolleté to a good massage using the Rose quartz facial roller.

Benefits include 

• Better absorption of product into the skin 

•Improving elasticity of the skin by exercising the facial muscles.

• Encouraging lymphatic drainage 

•Reducing pore size and many more skin benefits.

This is how you would use the facial roller 

1. Start at the forehead, apply gentle pressure and begin rolling using upward and outward movements. 2. Apply a serum and moisturiser as normal. 3. Move slowly to cheeks and jawline, through to neck, finishing on neck and décolletage. 4. After 2 minutes of rolling, remove excess product with a cleanser or Queen of Hungary Mist on a cotton pad. 5. Apply a serum and moisturiser as normal. 

The bath oils

These are perfect blends to bring tranquility and calm into your life. They are gently scented so the senses are delighted not aggravated. 

Ingredients include 

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetivert) Root Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Parfum**, Fusanus Spicatus (Australian Sandalwood) Oil, Ormenis Multicaulis (Wild Camomile) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Camomile Roman) Flower Oil, Benzyl Salicylate*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Farnesol* 

All tailored to give you a sensual experience for example English Camomile soothes, comforts and helps to calm emotions. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and can help to relieve pain. Camomile Essential Oil relaxes the mind and body. It also conditions and improves hair growth.

This is the selfcare beauty box of dreams get yours here

Simply complete your ritual by drawing yourself a nice warm bath and add any of the aromatherapy perfect partners to enjoy some me time be sure to breathe, pause and unwind all the stresses of the day.  

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