Sunday, November 3, 2013

Yuzen - November Winter 2013 Reveal/Review

Hello Everyone! Today, I received my very FIRST Yuzen box, and hopefully I will have many more Yuzen boxes to review in the future. :)

How Yuzen Works (straight from their site):

The Simplicity of Yuzen…
We will send you a little Zen for every season – a different box of Yuzen surprises for summer, fall, winter, and spring… Four boxes in all (sent May, August,  November, and February).
Each box has the very best eco-conscious products to nourish the body and soul. They are carefully chosen for excellence, mission and integrity and always put to the Yuzen test before we share our favorites with you!
You can cancel anytime (but we don’t think you will!).
Zenfully simple. Beautifully Yuzen! 
One of my favorite things about this box, is how much time and thought seems to go into each detail of this box. I particularly enjoyed the info card that came with it, and the greeting (as seen below). All of the descriptions below are from their card as well.
Now lets move onto what fabulous product's where in this quarter's box...
Jane Iredale 24-Karat Gold Dust - a shimmering accent that loves candlelight. Add dazzling gold to your eyelids, a subtle shimmer to your hair, or highlights to cheeks and shoulders to light up your holiday look. All-natural ingredients and colors, cruelty-free, company supports dozens of nonprofit organizations and causes. I haven't quite figured out how I am going to use this product yet, but I think it is a great product for winter to bring a little bit of sparkle in your life.
Jurlique Rose Hand Cream - a rich and protective hand treatment. Rose, calendula, and viola deeply moisturize and restore smoothness. Eco-friendly, cruelty-free, sustainable sourcing, company supports several nonprofits and causes. I love, love, love the smell of this hand cream. It smell's like a wonderful floral scent of roses, and its not over powering. Yet, another great product for the cooler month's, and it will defiantly get used.
Kerstin Florian Fub Balm - an invigorating foot lotion featuring menthol, rosemary, pine, and lavender. It provides nourishing, protective care for feet while softening cracked heels. Provides cooling, soothing, and antifungal benefits, no parabens or petroleum, and cruelty free. This product I can't quite figure out where I have smelled this scent before, but it seems so familiar. I would say out of all the scent's mentioned it has more of a pine scent. I have used this product for a few days now, and I must say I am very impressed with how well it works.
Level Naturals Travel Candles - packed full of incredible natural fragrance that will enliven your senses and refresh your space - wherever you find yourself in the world. 100% natural, vegan, soy candle, lead-free wick, and has a toxin-free scent. There were quite a few options I noticed you could have gotten, and I believe I got either an apricot or pear scent. It was nice and refreshing yet very subtle. Another little bonus is not only can you take it wherever you go, but my husband liked it as well which is rare in my book! haha. The only minor negative thing I would say about this product is that it did burn really fast, but in some ways I liked that it did disperse the scent into the air so it wasn't such a bad thing.
Pino Facial Mask - contains natural and nourishing ingredients, including pro vitamin B5, vitamin E, and horse chestnut seed extract. Avocado and jojoba oil refresh those with sensitive skin. No chemicals or preservatives, 95% organic ingredients, and cruelty-free. I love these type of mask's! This is one of those mask's that come on what I would call a paper stencil of a face (see my Gardiner review for an example), and cover's the whole face. I like that while it wasn't burning your face you could still feel it working at the same time. It is great for someone with a more sensitive face like mine.
Sanitas Moisture Mist - maximizes the delivery of active ingredients deep into the skin. It effectively hydrates and heals the skin while also enhancing the spreadability and penetration of your moisturizer. Active, biogenic ingredients, no parabens or preservatives, no artificial ingredients, and is kosher. This product reminds me a lot of a product in one of my Ipsy bags, which included a facial mist. Although, unlike that product you can put this one all over your skin. It has a very light scent, and makes your skin feel moisturized like lotion, but without that oily or thick lotion feel.
Sparitual Golden Rule Lacquer - a dynamic and festive hue that will bring your nails to life for the holidays - or anytime you need a pop of color. This company is committed to creating eco-conscious products and packaging. It is also free of DBP, formaldehyde, and toluene, naturally colored and free of synthetic dyes, and is vegan. I have tried Sparitual nail polishes in the past, and I like using their polishes because not only do they work well, but they represent a good cause. I think this gold sparkly color is going to look great over another solid polish to sort of embellish the polish. I can defiantly find some use for this polish.
Sun Cups Dark Chocolate Mint Cups - a sweet delicious treat made from natural and organic goodness. You might find it difficult to eat just one. It is Non-GMO, Rainforest Alliance Certified, Does not contain soy, gluten or nuts. I got confused when I first saw this because it looked like a peanut butter cup, but its actually a mint cup! While I am not a fan or mint dark chocolate, my husband is so I will be passing this on to him which I know he will enjoy. I still can appreciate the diversity of this box, so I wasn't that disappointed about this product.
Tara Spa Therapy Stress Relief Roll-On Remedy - a topical aromatherapy treatment that can be applied anytime, anywhere, for instant balancing, energizing, and stress-relief benefits. Made with certified organic herbal extracts, no parabens or preservatives, no artificial colors or dyes or synthetic fragrance, and petroleum-free. This is one of my favorite products in the box, just inhaling this in right before I go to bed makes me sleep a little bit better. It has a very relaxing smell almost like a lavender. While its not something I would buy, I appreciate that it was in this box so that I could try it.
Overall, I think my first Yuzen box was a hit! What did you think about this box, and what variations of the box did you receive? Did you like your box or were you disappointed in it? I love hearing your comments/questions so feel free to leave me any feedback! :)

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