Look Fantastic Box Review – May 2016

Look Fantastic Box Review - May 2016

 

Now that April is over and May is in full bloom, my Look Fantastic Beauty Box has arrived!  This month they have put together an amazing selection of skin care and hair care treats to help nourish and de-tangle your tired tresses and ensure you have a healthy looking, radiant complexion through the month and give you that gorgeous glow of youth we all lust after!  With top skin care brands like DECLÉOR and Vichy, anti-ageing brand IOMA and hair care hero Uniq One amongst their May beauty box line up, you can be sure that their #LFHELLOBEAUTIFUL Edit will have you looking beautiful, and with nutrient rich moisturising skin care to suit all skin types – your skin will love you for treating it to the mini facial treat included in May’s Look Fantastic Beauty Box!

What’s in the Box?

Price Per Box – £15.00 including P&P

Total Value of Products – £49.47

May’s Look Fantastic #LFHELLOBEAUTIFUL Edit has a great line up of natural skin care treats to sample that will get your complexion sparkling ready for the upcoming Summer!

Your Beauty Treats

Ren Wake Up Wonderful Night-Time Facial – Full Size £32.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - May 2016

Rejuvenate skin whilst you sleep with the Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial from REN.  With a unique three-phase complex, the luxurious facial transforms skin overnight to leave you with a brighter, refined complexion.  Crammed with tropical fruit acids that exfoliate skin to remove dead skin cells, trace minerals that energise cells and omega oils that repair and soothe skin, whilst improving the natural healing process – this leave-on overnight treatment helps lock moisture into the skin, leaving skin looking and feeling healthy and hydrated, and fully rejuvenated when you wake the next day!  This is a fabulous little product, it’s a great way to get glowing skin with minimum effort!  I have only tried a few Ren products in the past so I was happy to see this little pick-me-up product in my May Look Fantastic Box.  I did like the cream, it melted nicely into my skin, and left my skin feeling nice and nourished in the morning, it just didn’t give me the radiance boost I was expecting but I will be trying it again to see if I get some better results!

IOMA Youthful Moisture Cream Day and Night Tabs 7 x 1ml – Full Size £9.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - May 2016

IOMA Youthful Moisture Cream Day and Night Tabs help to restore your skin’s youthfulness, protecting and moisturising the skin, stimulating cellular activity and correcting the first signs of ageing!  Key ingredient Matrixyl 3000 boosts fibroblast metabolism and re-densifies the skin, while natural soya boost the production of collagen and elastin with in the skin, improving the skin’s elasticity and firmness and helps balance the hormonal fluctuations that also come with age and Cotton Oil helps regenerate and tone the skin.  I’ll be honest – I didn’t expect to see much difference in my skin after just 7 days of using these tiny skin boosting capsules, but whether it’s the capsules or the other fabulous skin care I have been testing this week, my skin did look clearer and felt firmer after just a few days using  my weeks trial of this skin loving serum-like moisture cream.  So if you are looking for a skin care treat to take on holiday to enhance your skin’s natural vitality – I would definitely recommend giving these youth boosting ‘tabs’ a try purely for their travel safe format but for me personally they just didn’t hit the spot!

Uniq One All in One Hair Treatment – Full Size £10.95

Look Fantastic Box Review - May 2016

A unique concept in hair care this spray-in treatment provides 10 benefits to all hair types, from shine and frizz control to colour fade protection and UVA/UVB protection this Uniq One All in One Hair Treatment does it all!  Giving you the hair you’ve always dreamt of, Uniq One All In One Hair Treatment adds shine and controls frizz whilst adding silky smoothness and enviable body and volume and it’ also a great de-tangling spray and enhances styling your possibilities and your hair’s manageability too.  Perfect for repairing dry and damaged hair, this exceptional treatment spray also works to prevent split ends, leaving you with smoother, healthier looking hair straight away.  With dry, frizz prone hair that’s a nightmare to deal with when wet, this All in One spray sounds like the answer to all my prayers!  It smells gorgeous and its light-weight texture is easy to distribute evenly through your hair and can be used on wet hair to add heat protection and help de-tangle and tame while drying and styling and on dry hair to tame flyaway and add shine!  I have had this product used on my hair in salons before and it has always left my hair feeling luxuriously soft and shiny so having a stash of this golden elixir at home is just great!

Wet Brush Classic in Pink – Full Size £11.99

Look Fantastic Box Review - May 2016

The Wet Brush painlessly removes knots and tangles from hair.  Featuring thin, strong and flexible Intelliflex™ bristles to glide through any type of hair, the de-tangling brush has SofTips™ to massage the scalp and stimulate circulation at the follicle.  Firm enough to banish knots yet flexible enough to be kind to your hair and scalp, the bristles are designed to bounce back to their original form after every stroke, which helps to reduce hair breakage and damage. This is a super versatile hair brush that can also be used on dry hair and extensions without causing damage, and is perfect for my stubborn tangled tresses when my hair is freshly washed!  My hair is so thick that most standard brushes don’t touch the knots that form while I shampoo, and no amount of conditioner improves or de-tangles them so this handy pink brush is the perfect addition to my hair care routine!  I love it!

Vichy LiftActiv Supreme – Full Size £29.95

Look Fantastic Box Review - May 2016

Combat the signs of ageing whilst intensely moisturising with Vichy ‘Liftactiv Supreme Face Cream’ for dry to very dry skin.  It works effectively to counteract the onset of wrinkles and firm the skin and its advanced formula lifts and hydrates, creating an instant soft-focus appearance with an incredible smoothing effect.  Brightening tired fatigued skin and boosting radiance, the instantly hydrating cream melts into the skin making it feel fresh and soft to the touch!  This naturally active daily moisturiser from Vichy is one of the best products I have tried from this beauty giant and feels luxurious and rich on my skin.  It’s hypoallergenic, paraben free formula is ideal for my sensitive skin and I have really enjoyed trying this supreme day cream.

DECLÉOR Hydra Floral Moisturising Gel – Full Size £40.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - May 2016

I love DECLÉOR skin care so I was excited to see that their best-selling Hydra Floral Moisturising Gel was included in my May Look Fantastic Box.  This deeply hydrating gel-cream has a light-weight, water-based texture for optimum hydration and is delicately fragranced with Neroli Essential Oil to leave your complexion calm and comfortable.  Fortified with Moringa Oleifera Extract, the silky gel-cream creates a protective veil on the skin’s surface to defend against pollution particles and dehydration, whilst anti-inflammatory Centella Asiatica soothes and restores luminosity.  My skin is super sensitive but also oily/combination too making finding a moisturiser that hydrates with out overloading and causing breakouts is not an easy task, but I have always found that DECLÉOR amazing for dealing with multiple skin concerns and this light weight version of their classic Hydra Floral was no different.  Although I usually go for a slightly richer cream, and have used the original Hydra Floral Cream in the past and loved it, I didn’t notice much difference between this lighter version of their rich, nourishing day cream and their benefits were almost identical making this light-weight gel a perfect summer moisturiser for me!

Bonus Treats

As an added bonus this month Look Fantastic have also included you two bonus treats to really help you say ‘Hello’ to your Beautiful during May!

Eve Lom Cleanser and Cleaning Cloth – Full Size £55.00

Look Fantastic Box Review - May 2016

Regenerate your skin with this multi-award-winning, multi-purpose skin cleanser from natural beauty brand Eve Lom.  This exfoliating cleanser includes a unique blend of naturally active ingredients including Clove Oil which has antiseptic properties and encourages clear skin, Eucalyptus Oil which drains away toxins and Egyptian Chamomile and Cocoa Butter to soften and soothe the skin, while deeply cleansing without drying the skin as well.  Suitable for removing even the most stubborn waterproof make-up, this gentle cleanser leaves yours skin exceptionally soft and glowing with a healthy, natural radiance.  I haven’t tried any Eve Lom products, even though it’s a big name in the beauty industry so finding a sample of their best-selling cleanser as a bonus item in this months Look Fantastic Box was great!  I really love cleansers that work with a muslin cloth as I always find they leave my skin feeling cleaner but nourished too and Eve Lom’s Cleanser and Cleansing Cloth were duo were no different and even though it is an expensive product – I can see why it is so popular and has won so many awards!

June’s Edition of Elle Magazine – Full Size Copy £4.10

Look Fantastic Box Review - May 2016

Look Fantastic have been giving you a complimentary copy of Elle Magazine for the past few months and it is always a welcome addition to their beauty boxes. Not only does it make them even better value for money, giving you a magazine subscription along with your beauty box subscription, it also helps keep you up to date with all the latest fashion, beauty and make-up trends from across the globe. Elle Magazine is one of the best-selling fashion magazines in the world, and with Look Fantastic it’s yours for free so you’ll never have to spend out to stay on top of the latest looks, hottest gossip and celebrity style ever again!

My Verdict

May’s #LFHELLOBEAUTIFUL Edit of the Look Fantastic Beauty Box is crammed full of luxury skin care and hair care that will ensure your complexion is looking glowing and radiant, as well as feeling healthy and hydrated, your hair is soft and shiny and with IOMA’s amazing Youthful Moisture Cream Day and Night Tabs being perfect for holidays and handbags, you’ll be able to save all the amazing big beauty brand products included in this month’s box for your bathroom cabinet!  I love the brands that Look Fantastic have chosen to include in this month’s box – DECLÉOR is one of my favourite skin care brands so finding their best-selling Hydra Floral Moisturising Gel in my May Box was a real treat, and I was really happy to get to try out some brands that I have heard about but not tried before, like Eve Lom and IOMA.  The hair care products are perfect for my dry, frizzy and unruly hair and I was really impressed with the Classic Wet Brush as it’s worth almost the price of the box on its own and it’s vibrant pink colour makes it not only an amazing hair care tool, but a pleasure to have on my vanity table too!  I was a little disappointed to see no make-up products in this month’s #LFHELLOBEAUTIFUL Edition Beauty Box as I think some of the skin care included do over-lap each other, and as you’ve got four moisturising products, only one cleanser and no toner meaning you don’t have a full skin care routine to sample which, as this box is specifically designed to help you say hello to your inner beautiful, I would’ve expected all three skin care steps to be covered.  That being said, the products that were included were all extremely good and the fact they added two bonus treats, the Eve Lom Cleanser and June’s Elle Magazine, along with a full size Classic Wet Brush make this box amazing value for money and I have really enjoyed using every single product in this month’s Look Fantastic Beauty Box!  A make-up item would’ve made it better, but if you’re looking for a beauty box that will give you glowing skin in time for Summer – then this is the box for you!

My Beauty Favourite

It’s always a difficult decision when it comes to choosing just one Beauty Favourite in each Look Fantastic Beauty Box, but my May Beauty Favourite is the Uniq One All in One Hair Treatment.  Combined with the Hot Pink Classic Wet Brush in this month’s box, this multi-tasking hair treatment is a real treat for my unruly post-wash hair and has helped to tame my frizz prone locks, smoothing out knots and tangles and left my hair feeling soft, shiny and healthy.  This salon product was a perfect product to get my dry winter hair summer ready and I am very happy that they have included it in May’s box!

For more information about Look Fantastic visit my ‘Which Subscription Box’ Review and to subscribe to the Look Fantastic Beauty Box visit their website!

 

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