Time to check out the samples that arrived in my October Birchbox...
Beauty Protector - Protect & Shampoo: New to the Beauty Protector family, this sulfate-free formula adds shine and volume.
It’s powered by pearl powder, which is rich in conchiolin, an ingredient that acts like the hair protein keratin. This fortifying ingredient teams up with other nutrients that guard against and heal the effects of heat styling (think frizz and destroyed ends). The result is glossy, bouncy strands that, yes, also smell amazing.
Beauty Protector - Protect & Condition: Love Protect & Detangle? Use this nourishing conditioner with shea butter before spritzing.
It’s designed to shield hair from the effects of heat styling and environmental damage with the help of pearl powder. (Conchiolin, a major ingredient of pearls, acts like the protein keratin, the main component of hair.) This conditioner is also packed with nutrients that up hair’s volume and shine.
Evologie - Stay Clear Cream: Moisturizer that protect skin and balances oil levels with a patent pending TS3 COMPLEX. Best if used twice daily after cleansing.
It’s the ultimate skincare vicious cycle: In an attempt to banish breakouts, you zap them with acne-fighting concoctions, which strip skin of its natural moisture, causing overproduction of oil, which leads to clogged pores...and potentially more breakouts. Evologie’s Stay Clear Cream breaks the cycle for good by replenishing skin’s moisture—without causing blemishes.
theBalm cosmetics - Stainiac in Beauty Queen: Bestselling stain that gives cheeks and lips a sheer, rosy tint.
The tinted gel leaves a lasting stain on lips and cheeks. Since it’s water-based, it has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, which means it won’t leave any unsightly streaks behind as long as you take care to blend well. Use a single coat for a subtle look or layer it on for a more visible (yet still discreet) hue.
Birchbox Find Alert!
A mass-market discovery was added this month, and in my box was ChapStick Moisturizer Hydration Lock. It gives lips a fuller and smoother appearance with 8 hour moisture.
The clinically tested formula forms a barrier that traps existing moisture while also drawing it in from the outside. Antioxidant CoQ10 delivers protection from free radicals directly to your lips. Vitamin E, that mainstay of skin health, completes the picture for a softer, silkier pout that also appears fuller thanks to the moisture boost. Sensory bonus: This formula smells like delicious Vanilla Crème.