Laurel & Reed Review – November 2022

Take the first step to an all-natural beauty routine with a Laurel & Reed subscription! Laurel & Reed is the luxury beauty, wellness and lifestyle subscription box that features non-toxic, all-natural and cruelty-free full-size products carefully curated to help you live a more green and gorgeous life! They kindly sent us this box for review.

Every month Laurel & Reed will delight your doorstep with an assortment of all-natural, non-toxic and cruelty-free beauty that truly works! You will receive a mix of 3+ full-sized top-shelf products with a minimum total value of $125+. Each box comes beautifully gift wrapped in their signature white box and black satin ribbon with the option to personalized a gift message on the included tag.

Laurel & Reed believes in the integrity of the products they bring to our clients through their subscription and promises to showcase beautiful products that are not loaded with toxins and chemicals. They’ve committed to continue to contribute to the clean beauty movement by delivering discoveries that go beyond the mass market beauty products of the past and are excited to be able to create an experience for our subscribers that allows for them to discover new healthy products that you will fall in love with!  Their goal is to inspire you in your search for gorgeous healthy skin, and bring you clean products that truly work!

Subscription Details

Laurel & Reed is a monthly subscription providing several subscription options at different costs:

  • One time purchase: $59.95/box
  • Month-to-Month: $54.95/box
  • 3 Month Pre-paid: $47.95/box or $143.85 billed every 3 months
  • 6 Month Pre-paid: $45.95/box or $275.70 billed every 6 months
  • Annual Pre-paid: $43.95/box or $527.40 billed annually

Each subscription box will ship on the 15th – 20th of the month, or immediately when you order if current box is still available. Shipping costs are as follows: $6.95 Shipping to US, $14.95 shipping to Canada, or $23.95 for international shipping. The subscription will auto-renew every 25 days from purchase date. There are no contracts, no commitments, and you can cancel anytime.

November Box Details ($171 total value)

“This month’s box contents come from One Love Organics, a natural and environmentally conscious, Ecocert certified skin care company offering products that use innovative skincare science to harness the healing power of plants with a speciality in holistic skincare essentials packed with vitamins and antioxidants for fresh, radiant skin.”

Here’s a look at what’s in the box:

ONE LOVE ORGANICS Botanical C Body Polish ($48)

“You’ll love this all-in-one body polish that cleanses, exfoliates and moisturizes! Plus, it never separates, so there’s no mess, fuss or mixing involved. Uncover your skin’s natural radiance with this decadent skin treatment that simultaneously cleanses, exfoliates and moisturizes skin in one simple step. Unique among scrubs for its multi-tasking capabilities, our gently foaming, sugar-based Botanical C Body Polish features an ultra-concentrated combination of Vitamin C Ester and raw, organic sugar crystals to deeply exfoliate and help increase radiance, plus natural emollients like shea butter and aloe to soften. The results? Soft, supple and oh-so-dewy skin.”

I love finding body scrubs in boxes and this one sounds extra divine! It’s benefits and nutrients sound perfect for refreshing and nourishing skin, and it’s aroma is amazing! It smells bright and juicy, like fresh pineapples. I’m intrigued by the description that says it foams up and am curious how it feels on skin after application. Many scrubs can be a bit greasy, so I’m hopeful this one isn’t!

ONE LOVE ORGANICS Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser ($25)

“Meet Easy Does It, a gentle, refreshing cleanser that lathers into a soothing, non-drying foam perfect for face and even body and hair. With a unique combination of Chilean soap bark, cold-pressed apple oil and vegetable glycerin, Easy Does It lathers into a soothing, non-drying foam that cleanses face, body and hair. This gentle, refreshing cleanser removes dirt and sweat without stripping the skin.”

This product sounds so interesting in that it says it’s a multi-use product for body, face and hair. I’ve never tried a product that applies to each of those uses, and am still unsure if I’ll try it on all three, but maybe! I guess I am curious which it works best for. It smells nice a fresh, with a light fruity aroma.

ONE LOVE ORGANICS Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum ($39)

“Gardenia + Tea Body Serum is a lightweight, antioxidant-rich body serum mist for smooth, beautifully-scented skin. Fast absorbing without a greasy residue, it leaves the skin feeling radiant and velvety. It also features ultra-light packaging with a mister that is perfect for easy application. Customers especially adore its natural, light aroma of freshly blooming gardenias. With each decadent mist, Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum intensely nourishes, hydrates and promotes the look of firmer, smoother and more supple skin with a velvety finish. This formula features clinically proven Antileukine 6®, an antioxidant powerhouse, to help defend against environmental stressors and elemental dryness with skin loving moisture. Ultra-light and easily absorbed, Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum can be used alone or layered with your favorite sunscreen or lotion for an intensely hydrating treatment. A “dryer” oil, this lightweight mist is packaged in a bath-friendly spray bottle for easy after-shower application.”

I think I’m most intrigued to try this product out! My skin always feels so dry so I’m hoping this will be a perfect soother to help it feel better. I love the ingredients, what it says it does for skin and also the scent. It’s a really pretty floral scent, very spring-like. The spray application is so handy too and it rubs into skin so nicely and really doesn’t leave a greasy feeling just like they say. I bet this is a great item to use following the body scrub for smooth and soothed skin.

ONE LOVE ORGANICS Botanical E Neck & Décolleté Firming Cream ($59)

“Your neck is one of your most sensitive and exposed parts of your skin, but it often doesn’t receive the same type of love as your face. That all changes with Botanical E Neck & Décolleté Firming Cream, our a product specifically formulated to address the skin concerns associated with the area from your chest to your chin. Ultra-lush and certified organic, this cream features Active Plant Cell Technology from Vitamin E-rich barbary figs, premium-grade hyaluronic acid and anti-blue light actives to address early signs of aging like skin firmness, texture and tone for the neck and décolleté. The delicate neck and décolleté area — from the chin to the chest — is one of the first places on your body to reveal signs of aging and perhaps the most noticeable. The skin of the neck is thin and fragile compared to other parts of the body, with less oil glands than the skin on your face, so it requires dedicated, richer moisture. Combine that with gravity, and it’s an area uniquely at risk for dryness, fine lines and sagging.”

This product sounds awesome too, so maybe it’s between the body serum and this for which I’m most excited about! I like that this targets a specific area, not only since skin on the neck is different from face and body, but also because it will lead to an intentional ritual for caring for it. The ingredients in this sound amazing and really thoughtful. I like how they go so far as to include anti-blue light actives, as the neck is rarely covered from that type of exposure, not something I would have thought of before. The texture is nice a creamy and the aroma is super light, maybe a hint of almond? Whatever it is, it’s not overpowering. I’m looking forward to trying this and only regret not considering something like this before, but better late than never!

Final Thoughts

What a treat this month’s Laurel & Reed box is! This is one of the first brands I tried when switching over to green beauty and for whatever reason went on to try a ton of other products without returning to try these specific products, though I’ve certainly eyed them before when I see others sharing about them on social media. So in short, I’m really glad to find this brand and products in this month’s box. I love that they are body focused products for a change of pace from skincare since my skincare collection can get a bit overwhelmed sometimes. Also, I have all over skin issues so am always looking for ways to soothe my dry and fussy skin and these seem like they’ll really help. Plus, with the changing seasons this selection is extra fitting for skin’s transition. Overall, this is a trusted brand that’s been around for some time that is always raved about so I’m excited to try everything out!

The Botanic Gal –

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