Hey Everyone, I don’t know how long some of you have been following me but circa 2012-14 I used to get beauty boxes and review them. It has been a long long time since I’ve purchased beauty or subscription boxes but since going cruelty-free I wanted to look into seeing if there were any cruelty-free boxes out there.
I recently came across a site called Flora & Fauna, which is basically a one-stop shop for cruelty-free, vegan, ethical and eco-friendly products. Flora & Fauna also offer a quarterly box that you can purchase, which is amazing because it allows you to try a range of products.
Today I’m going to share my first box with you, and what I recieved in it.
About The Flora & Fauna Cruelty-Free & Vegan Summer Box
Like I said Flora & Fauna offer a quarterly box that you can purchase, you have the choice of either purchasing a single box or paying for all four yearly boxes at once. However unlike other boxes you basically need to get in before its gone, there is no sign up for the box like with a subscription unless you pay for all four at once then you will be guaranteed to get a box.
Each box costs $34.95 and you receive up to 8 products in the box in both full and sample size, each box is valued at over $100 worth of product.
I picked up the ‘Summer Box‘ earlier this month and I’m excited to be showing you what I received in it.
What I received in my box
In my box, I received 6 full-size products, a greeting card, and a sample product. I’m very happy with the products that I received in this box I love that I get to try something’s that I would never have picked out myself as well as discover some new cruelty-free and ethical brands.
The ANSC Perfume 15ml RRP $29.95
This perfume is by a company called ‘The ANSC’ or ‘The Australian Natural Soap Company’ they are based out of Melbourne and makes a range of soaps, perfumes and essential oils that are all natural, cruelty-free, vegan and made from Australian ingredients.
I certainly wasn’t expecting a perfume in my box but I honestly went into this with no expectations of what I was going to receive. Looking into this brand I love what they stand for and I would love to try some of their other products. I just love trying different soaps and I love supporting Aussie brands or businesses when I can.
Green + Kind Cleansing Bar RRP from $10.95
Green + Kind Konjac Sponge RRP $7.95
Green + Kind are an ethical focused brand that aims to make products that will have a minimal impact on the environment. They believe that we can find better alternatives to the things that we use every day and make sure they are also good for us.
Green + Kind is actually created by the founders of Flora & Fauna, they are very passionate about our planet and want to make products that are eco-friendly, ethical and work. They are also focused on conservation of the environment, as well as both marine and land animals.
I received two Green + Kind products in my box including a ‘Cleansing Bar’ and one of their ‘Konjac Sponges’. The ‘Cleansing Bars’ are developed to support skin types, they are made from natural ingredients and with conscious packaging. they are cruelty-free, palm oil free and without parabens or sulfates.
I’ve never tried a cleanser that came in bar form before so I’m definitely interested in trying it out, I just find it so intriguing and I would love to move towards using more products that create less waste.
The ‘Konjac Sponge’ I also found quite interesting I have never seen anything like this before, but apparently, it is made from fibers from the Japanese Konjac Plant and is meant to gently cleanse and soothe the skin by removing dirt and oil. It has apparently been as a beauty tool for centuries.
Green + Kind have a range of different sponges available for different skin types I’m guessing. From what I’ve read you are supposed to soak them and then they can be used with your favourite cleanser, it also gently exfoliates your face and can be used daily.
This is such an interesting product and I’m really intrigued and can’t wait to give it a go.
Buddy Scrub Charcoal Body Scrub RRP $15.95
I love a good body scrub, I usually go for a standard sugar or coffee scrub but this product looks interesting because I have never tried one with charcoal before so I can not wait to use this in addition to using my other scrubs.
This body scrub is from Buddy Scrub and is Australian Made, natural, vegan and cruelty-free. Its free from sulphates, parabens, synthetic ingredients, harsh detergents, mineral oils, PEG and EDTA.
The Buddy Scrub brand also make a range of coffee scrubs, body wash, oils and lip care products.
This particular one includes sea salt and sugar to gently exfoliate your skin and has activated charcoal and coconut oil to leave your skin glowing. as well as jojoba oil and grape seed oil to help keep the skin feeling soft and clean it also including some essential vitamins and minerals.
I was reading the back of the packaging and I thought the way they wrote the directions and ingredient description was very amusing, I love when a brand takes that extra step to teach you about the product but adding a little bit more than just the standard description.
I can’t wait to try this and maybe in the future try more from this brand, I love a good lipscrub and while I usually make my own I would love to try one from a brand like this.
DR Bronner’s Liquid Soap 59ml RRP $5.95
I’ve heard of Dr Bronner’s before but I never knew too much about it until now. This soap is actually very interesting its a concentrate and it can be used in a lot of different ways and when I say a lot I mean a lot of different ways.
This product can be used as a face, body and hair cleanser as well as a toothpaste (which I found interesting but not really sure if I would want to go there) as well as a cleaner around your house like for washing the dishes or laundry detergent, mopping, all-purpose cleaner as well as washing your windows. It’s so crazy, the possibilities really are endless.
The brand that creates this product is Dr Bronner’s as I mentioned before and in addition to this soap, they also make a range of different types of soap products including variations of the liquid soap, some bars & pump soaps as well as shaving soaps, toothpaste and lotions.
I received the smallest size of this product but it is also available in two additional sizes, a 237 ml & 473 ml.
After reading up on this I’m very intrigued and I can’t wait to try this out, the only question really is what do I try first?
Happy Skincare Perfectly Happy Light Anti-oxidant Cream RRP $34.10
I’m always happy to try new skincare, especially moisturizers or serums. This moisturiser is a light anti-oxidant cream with vitamin c to brighten the complexion. Its aimed toward normal, oily & combination skin.
The brand that created this product is Happy Skincare and they combined pure Vitamin C with exotic Australian bush extracts and the beauty mineral MSM to provide nourishment, brightening and rejuvenation to the skin. It’s also free from parabens and mineral oils.
All Happy Skincare products are Australian made and owned, vegan and made with all natural ingredients. They are based out of Newcastle and specialize in skincare for “mature and sensitive skin, dry skin, acne and pimples, chemotherapy and radiation therapy patients, eczema, irritated skin, diabetics and people living with lymphoedema.” – sourced from the Flora & Fauna website.
I received the ‘Perfectly Happy Light Anti-oxidant Cream’ the larger size or full-size (50ml) but it is also available in a sample size (12ml). They also have a range of other skincare which consists of cleansing balms to different types of scrubs as well as face masks, lip balms and more.
Earth Greetings Blank Greeting Card RRP $5
One of the additional items I received in my box was a cute little handmade card and tag from Earth Greetings. All Earth Greetings cards are made from post-consumer waste and are Australian Made.
I think this is so cute and I love that its made from recycled materials, I might pass this on to my mum I know she will love it or maybe I’ll hold on to it to add to a birthday gift next year. I personally very rarely give people cards because I just feel like most people don’t hang on to them these days so I feel like its a waste but I would love to see more card, gift tags and wrapping paper being made from recycled materials.
Earth Greetings is an Adelaide Based company which is really exciting and they also make wrapping paper, pencils made from recycled newspaper, journals, tea towels, pens and decorations made from bamboo.
All their paper-based products are made from recycled paper and they use vegetable-based dyes for printing their products. I’m loving some of the stuff this brand has to offer and will definitely check them out in the future for things like cards and gifts.
Weleda Birch Cellulite Oil Sample: Fullsized RRP $33.95 for 100ml
Lastly I recieved a sample for a Weleda Birch Cellulite Oil, which is made up of a combination of natural based plant oils and extracts. Its suppost to help reduce the sign of cellulite by supporting the body’s own regulating and regenerating processes.
This is not a type of product that I use very much mainly because I never find them that effective (more so in sample size) I may pass this on to someone else, I don’t know we will see I might just use it to use it up.
We are finally at the end of this post, I’m super excited to try some of these products out, there are some really interesting products that I find quite intriguing.
I’m also grateful for finding Flora & Fauna it really gives me hope for continuing to transition to more cruelty-free, ethical and eco-friendly products in the future. In addition to purchasing this box, I also purchased some organic cotton rounds, a bamboo toothbrush and some reusable produce bags for my mum to use.
I’ve been slowly moving away from using things like makeup wipes (its taken me a while) and regular cotton rounds to more organic and eco-friendly cotton rounds for removing my makeup or for cleansing with micellar water. I’ve also transitioned from a plastic toothbrush to a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush, I’m also currently using herbal toothpaste instead of regular toothpaste, partly because of health reasons.
I’m also trialling organic feminine hygiene products as well, so having access to a site like Flora & Fauna is fantastic because they have so many brands and so many products in pretty much any category you could think of. While its quite overwhelming at first because of the sheer amount of products available on their website it is a great resource for sourcing more eco-friendly and ethical products.
I hope you enjoyed this post,
Until next time
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