Product Reviews Skincare and More

So I purchased a subscription to BirchBox. Here I will be sharing my take on the products for you. Just in case you have been wondering about one you’d like to try. Prices have changed.

NOTE: I am not an affiliate of the Birchbox products, so I am not getting paid for these.


Magnitone London

Wipeout! SWIPES Eco-Friendly Makeup Remover Pads | Full-size 6 pack $20

Magnitude Wipeout product reviews

Use: to cleanse your skin. Says can just use warm water to remove makeup with a circular motion. No need to apply anything. Main ingredient: Polyester Microfiber

Top 5:

  1. Polyester Microfiber

Mary says: These are so soft, they don’t irritate skin (I don’t rub vigorously). I just applied my cleanser right on the wipe but it says you don’t have to use a cleanser. Conveniently wash by throwing in with your laundry and then the drier. Comes out like brand new. Nice product beats using cotton balls and having them shed.


Kush High Volume Mascara | Full-size $25 | 0.34 fl. Oz

Milk Kush Mascara product reviews

Use: Mascara | Clean product that delivers formula and performance. Ultimate volume that conditions as it adds pure pigment fibers to your lashes. Main ingredient cannabis seed oil.

Top 5:

  1. Water (Aqua, Eau)
  2. Paraffin
  3. Glyceryl Stearate
  4. Synthetic Beeswax
  5. Stearic Acid

Mary says: I really like how easily this mascara goes on and I experienced no clumping, awesome. Pigment does hold color well.


Alchimie Forever

DRY SKIN BALM | Full-size, 3oz $25

Use: Moisturizer | The hands are your second face! Silky cream provides instant relief from dry, chapped, uncomfortable skin. Apply on any dry skin area. Main ingredients: shea butter, jojoba, willow bark and watercress.

AFFILIATE | available in 1 oz. trial size. (I purchased the travel size.)

Top 5:

  1. Water/Aqua
  2. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  3. Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
  4. Cetearyl Alcohol
  5. Cetearyl Glucoside

How cool a full ingredient list is available with definitions!

Mary Says:

FIRMING GEL FOR NECK AND BUST | Full size, 8oz $49

Use: Treatment | Clinically proven to immediately lift and firm. Apply after cleansing. It is oil free improves appearance of neck, bust and arms. Treat your forgotten decollete. Main ingredients: green tea and rosemary.

AFFILIATE | Also available in 1 oz. trail size. (I purchased the travel size.)

Top 5:

  1. Water/Aqua
  2. Glycerin
  3. Polyacrylamide
  4. Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
  5. Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract

How cool a full ingredient list is available with definitions!

Mary says:

KANTIC CALMING CREAM| Full-size, 1.7 oz $69

Use:  Moisturizer |Your happy skin cream. Apply morning and night. Mid-weight miracle worker to calm redness with just one application. Rich in natural antioxidants, also revives dull skin and minimizes signs of stress and fatigue. Ideal for redness-prone skin (rosacea hello). Main ingredients: European blueberries and grape seeds.

AFFILIATE | I choose as one of my sample packets.

Top 5:

  1. Water/Aqua
  2. Cetearyl Ehtylhexanoate
  3. Sodium Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
  4. C15-19 Alkane
  5. C14-22 Alcohol

How cool a full ingredient list is available with definitions!

Mary says: This actually is a miracle worker! It is amazing stuff; all it takes is one application to see a difference. My skin redness reduced and turned a light pink. Was hydrating and left my skin soft. Unfortunately, I just had this sample pack and only enough for a couple uses. I have to think about purchasing, the $69 is a bit steep for my budget right now. But this is a Great product for rosacea!

REJUVENATING EYE BALM | Full-size, 0.5oz $45

Use: Treatment: The solution for fine lines and dark circles. Pat gently morning and night to eye contour area. This hydrating anti-aging eye cream restores youth while defending against premature aging. Main ingredients: Jojoba, cocoa butter, European blueberries, Vitamin K and grape seeds.

AFFILIATE | I choose as one of my sample packages.

Top 5:

  1. Water/Aqua
  2. C14-22 Alcohol
  3. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  4. Glycerin
  5. Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Plant Extract

How cool a full ingredient list is available with definitions!

Mary Says:

TIGHTENING EYE GEL | Full-size, 0.5oz $45

Use: Treatment | Like a shot of espresso for your eye contour. Apply morning and night gently pat to eye area. Men can use too! This eye gel absorbs instantly to reduce puffiness and improves under eye bags. Gives the result of an immediate lift. Main ingredients: Alchemilla, caffeine from mate, organic apple stem cells and jojoba.

AFFILIATE | I choose as one of my sample packages.

Top 5:

  1. Water/Aqua
  2. Glycerin
  3. Isononyl Isononanoate
  4. Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
  5. C15-19 Alkane

How cool a full ingredient list is available with definitions!

Mary Says: I'm not sure how I feel about this one. This is another one of the sample packets I choose so I haven't used it enough to see a difference, I guess. I did use morning and night four days. Came out as a brown gel. Did feel cool.

Balance Me

Congested Skin Serum | Full-size, $23 0.51oz

Balance Me Congested product review

Use: Treatment | apply after cleansing to entire face or as a spot treatment on blemishes. Refines and balances your skin. Main ingredients; 99% natural Spruce knot, Kanuka essential oil, Roman Chamomile, Lavender & Eucalyptus, Aloe, vitamin E.

Top 5:

  1. Aqua (water)
  2. Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil
  3. Glycerin
  4. Moringa Oliefera (Moringa) Oil
  5. Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract

Mary says: I used this mainly as a spot treatment for blemishes I have most mornings around my nose because of rosacea. It did tend to inflame my skin even when I patted on. The product is lightweight and not drying. Peculiar scent. Didn’t really work for me.

Clark’s Botanicals

Deep Moisture Mask |Full-size, $72 way expensive (see it’s come down) 1.7oz

Clark's Botnicals Mask product reviews

Use: Treatment | Apply after cleansing for 5-10 minutes or leave on overnight (I chose the latter). Main ingredients algae extract and Japanese green tea extract

Top 5:

  1. Water
  2. Glycerin
  3. Isododecyl Neopentanoate
  4. Propanediol Dicaprylate/Caprate
  5. Cetearyl Alcohol

Mary says: really loved this product. Can take the place of nighttime moisturizer. Very hydrating and clean pleasant fragrant not overpowering. Great for dry skin relief. Texture was smooth and somewhat greasy like vaseoline. Had a pink tint to it.

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Lemon Superfood All-in-one Rescue Butter | Full-size $19.90 50ml

Use: Moisturizer or as treatment | Multi-purpose high performance butter. Can be used on your face or body for dry areas to rejuvenate, renew and invigorate.  Main ingredients minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. Lemongrass oil, Coconut oil, Grapeseed Oil, and Sea buckthorn Fruit Oil.

Top 5:

  • Aqua (Water)
  • Cetearyl Alcohol
  • Stearic Acid
  • Glycerin
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride


Mary says: I really like this it has a faint lemon scent and is a thick cream. It was very hydrating and plumped my skin when first applied to my face but tended to dry my skin out after half an hour. If I rubbed it in my rosacea flared. So I would use on body areas.

Freedom Deodorant

Bergamot Mint Everywhere Deodorant Spray | Full-size $14.99 3.4oz

Berg-E-Mint (Eco-friendly paper) Natural Deodorant | $16.99 Single

Bergamot Eucalyptus Shower Mist | Full-size $29.99 4oz

Grace & Stella

Rose Water Facial Mist| Full-size $25 240ml

Grace & Stella product reviews

Use: Treatment | spray 10-12 inches from face to freshen up. Says it’s calming, hydrates skin and reduces redness. Therefore good for acne, dermatitis, eczema, and healing scar tissue. Main ingredients; Rose water, Aloe vera extract (we know how great this ingredient is) and Hydrolyzed collagen.

Top 5:

  1. Deionized Water
  2. Butylene Glycol
  3. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water
  4. Rosa Rugosa Flower Extract
  5. Hamamelis Extract

Mary says: I love the concept of the mist it’s refreshing and an eye opener! I’m not one for the rose fragrance though not overwhelming (just me) I would try another scent. I guess BB only has this one. This doesn’t irritate my rosacea and I use often through the day.

Like they say it does have a calming quality and hydrates my skin so maintaining my skin’s pH balance and reducing redness. Recyclable bottle.


Tea Tree Facial Sheet Masks | Full-size $16 5 Sheets

Rael Tea Tree Mask product reviews

Use: Treatment | apply to clean face leave on for 10-20 minutes. Then pat remaining serum into skin. Says mask clears skin and prevents clogged pores. Main ingredient tea tree oil and natural antiseptic ingredients.

Top 5:

  1. Water
  2. Glycerin
  3. Butylene Glycol
  4. 1,2-Hexanediol
  5. Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract

Mary says:

Always love it when the mask is saturated. I think I get my money’s worth. And know it’s gonna be super hydrating. No scent. Chilly right out of the package very soothing.

Calming for rosacea and acne plus antiseptic tea tree. Was a bit worried with this ingredient but was fine. No issues with flares. Love this! Would purchase again!


BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator |Full-size, $34 4.23 OZ

Vasanti BrightenUp

Use: Treatment| to exfoliation skin | help with dark spots | reduce Fine lines and wrinkles

This is a gentle exfoliating cleanser to use after cleansing as spot treatment or on entire face. Says can use a pea size amount 5x a week. Main ingredients papaya enzymes (used in peels) Aloe Vera to smooth skin

Top 5:

  1. Aqua (Water)
  2. Aluminum Oxide
  3. Cetyl Alcohol
  4. Decyl Glucoside
  5. Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Mary says: Texture has very tiny and fine granuals, no scent

I used pea –size drop on my (Magnitone wipe). Wasn’t irritating on my rosacea face. Dapped on dark spots a couple times a day.  Helped smooth off top layer of my Seborrheic Keratosis. I saw results so I would purchase again.