It’s that time of the month again, when Allure sets out to release their exclusive Beauty Box. But before you rush to grab your subscription, we’re taking a closer look at some of the products that are featured in the May 2019 Allure Beauty Box and users’ reaction to these products. Towards the second half of this story, we’ve also curated five products that you should be buying in anticipation of summer. Check them out below!
Featured Products in This Month’s Allure Beauty Box
1. Laneige Water Bank Hydrating Gel
This cooling, non-oily gel cream moisturizer is powered by six hydrating ionized minerals—zinc, potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, and manganese—in hydro ionized mineral water that immerses skin in hydration. It features winter cypress polysaccharide extract that soothes the skin in a lightweight formula that melts into a silky texture that’s just perfect for the summer weather. It’s also formulated without parabens and phthalates so you know it’s perfectly safe for your skin. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars at Sephora.
Promising review: “This stuff is glorious. It feels so soothing on my skin and makes me feel so fresh and hydrated. I have combination AND sensitive skin and this stuff (along with the rest of my routine) is helping me get rid of flakiness on my cheeks without causing an insane amount of oiliness on my forehead and nose. It’s my favourite night cream by far and will purchase again.” Carodch
2. Amorepacific Youth Revolution Radiance Creme & Masque
If you’re ready to roll out some serious cash on serious skincare products, go for Amorepacific’s Youth Revolution Radiance Creme & Masque, which is a two-in-one daily treatment that nourishes and improves skin tone, as it fights loss of firmness and elasticity, dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. It features a sherbet-like texture that is indulgent and easily absorbed by the skin. It’s powered by Green Tea Polysaccharides, which has anti-pollution benefits and soothes and protects skin from environmental aging factors, and white peony, an antioxidant that brightens and purifies the skin. Rated 5 out of 5 stars on Sephora.
Promising review: “A very rich, hydrating mask. Love the result the next day. I have sensitive skin and it didn’t cause any irritation even though it has fragrance.” Nousha
3. Amorepacific Treatment Cleansing Foam
Powered by olive oil, sunflower seed oil, and mango seed butter that together cleanse the skin from impurities, this foaming cream cleanser is tough on makeup buildup and dirt but gentle on skin. It features natural sugars that gently hydrate and micro-encapsulated vitamin E beads that deliver antioxidant protection. It’s formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, so it’s perfectly safe for all types of skin. This product has a 4.5 out of 5 stars rating on Sephora.
Promising review: “I have randomly developed painful hormonal acne for the past year and this is the only cleanser that actually helps to keep it down. It has also helped diminish oil production to a more normal level. And it cleanses without giving you that uncomfortable tight feeling other acne cleansers cause. I have sensitive skin and this doesn’t cause my skin to flake or become red with prolonged consistent use. My face actually looks brighter immediately after using this. I use this with my Clarisonic and follow up with the treatment toner.” Michelle
4. St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist
Summer is weeks away, but for those who want to get a tan fast, go for the St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist, which provides a natural looking golden tan that lasts for days. It features a tropically scented, hydrating and weightless formula that is lightweight and transparent so it’s easy to wear anytime. It contains 100% natural tanning agents, Hibiscus extracts with antioxidant properties, and Fresh Green Mandarin Water with its refreshing tropical fragrance. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with a 92% recommendation rating on Ulta.
Promising review: “This gives my face such a natural tan! I spray this on my face after the shower before applying any other skin care products and it dries to a beautiful bronze instantly and develops a natural glow over time! I’ve worn less makeup since I started using this. Love it!” Colby of Boca Raton, FL
5. Amorepacific Vintage Single Extract Essence
If your skin is suffering from dullness and uneven texture, uneven skin tone, and loss of firmness and elasticity, go for Amorepacific Vintage Single Extract Essence, an anti-aging essence that effectively rejuvenates the appearance of skin clarity, tone, and texture. It features the antioxidant power of Single Extract Formula™, crafted using the patented Full Body Extraction™. It promotes probiotics to prevent further signs of aging. Its Vintage Tea Leaf™ contains the antioxidant catechin from green tea that works on skins’ texture and elasticity. Formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with an 85% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “I have had really awful skin since I was 13 and nothing except prescriptions have worked to clear my skin. I have acne, blackheads, acne scars, large pores and combo skin that leans more toward oily. After a week of using this stuff the blackheads are gone, the texture is gone, the skin looks healthier and just all around better.” Rebecca
Our Recommendations for Summer Skin
6. Soap & Glory Call of Fruity Summer Scrubbing Cooling Body Scrub
This summer, stay cool with this Soap & Glory body scrub that features an EXOTI-COOL formula, made of a refreshing blend of naturally exfoliating coconut shell and pink jojoba exfoliator balls that polish to reveal fresh, glowing skin. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with a 100% recommendation rating at Ulta.
Promising review: “A little of this goes a long way, so I’d recommend using it sparingly. My arms and legs are so smooth after using this and are literally GLOWING when I get out of the shower. The glow lasts for about a day, but my legs stay smooth for several days after.” Cat from California
7. Bali Body Watermelon Tanning Oil SPF6
Get that summer glow with this tanning oil from Bali Body, which is enriched with watermelon seed oil to naturally enhance your tan. It’s also packed with minerals and antioxidants to nourish and replenish the skin and leaves a sweet, lightweight scent that leaves you smelling like summer! Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with a 100% recommendation rating on Ulta.
Promising review: “This stuff is amazing, a little goes a long way and it smells great. I’m fair skinned and resistant to tanning and this stuff has been a miracle for me. I love that it has a little spf so my skin has some protection as well. Phenomenal stuff.” Danielle E. from Taylor, PA
8. Coola Mineral Liplux SPF 30
Add a hint of natural color to your lips with Coola Mineral Liplux, which features protective SPF30 that’s perfect for those sunny days. It features organic cupuacu butter and mongongo oil that provides a creamy texture that results to soft and smooth lips that’s protected from the sun. It also provides moisture to help improve the appearance of aging and thinning skin. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with a 91% recommendation rating at Ulta.
Promising review: “Bought this for my vacation in Maui. Wore it for a full day of snorkeling and boating, and it worked great. My pet peeve about lip balms with sunscreen is the nasty taste or after taste, but this doesn’t have that. The multiple colors make it a great alternative to lipstick on minimalist days, too.” Donna W. from Frisco, TC
9. The Body Shop Banana Body Butter
This summer, quench your skin with this nourishing body butter from The Body Shop, which is enriched with Community Trade organic banana puree from Ecuador. It features a vegan formula that delivers up to 24 hours of moisture, leaving skin softer and smoother than ever before, with a light tropical banana scent that’s just lovely to smell! Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars with a 100% recommendation rating at Ulta.
Promising review: “Just bought this a few days ago and I am 100% obsessed. The smell is so nice and it does an amazing job at moisturizing. It dries quickly and doesn’t leave my hands feeling oily or sticky. It’s honestly the perfect lotion. Definitely going to buy again.” Emily from Auburn, AL
10. Sephora Collection After-Sun Mask in Watermelon
It’s never too early to stock up on these fun After-Sun Masks from the Sephora Collection. These cooling bio-cellulose masks are expertly designed for sun-burnt skin, dehydration, and dry skin. It instantly soothes sun-exposed skin, bringing back moisture and hydration. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with an 84% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “I adore this mask set. I applied it the day after i was extremely burnt spending hours in the sun. Upon application it felt cooling, and had a sweet but not overwhelming scent. After I took it off and rubbed in the extra “mask” I immediately felt more hydrated. The next day, my skin healed dramatically from redness and dryness.” Sidlap
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