Beauty Product Discovery – Cohorted Beauty Box April 2018 – Unboxing and Product Reviews

Last month’s Cohorted was a bit of a shambles. It arrived very late, was missing an item and the biggest product contained in the box, a contour palette, was too dark for me and therefore, unusable. If you missed the Cohorted March 2018 post click here.

However, they let people know that they had an attempted break in and that’s why the box was late and an item was missing, which they said will add to this month’s box. I didn’t really mind at the time, things happen and if you still get the item next month no biggy right? Well now I am actually annoyed. This month’s Cohorted did not include the missing item, which was meant to be a MAC mascara. On top of that, according to this month’s Cohorted magazine there was also meant to be another item, this month, a Clarins Complexion Perfector that wasn’t in the box either. Come on Cohorted! It seems to me that this box is getting worse and worse and it is saddening because it used to be amazing.

Cohorted April 2018 4_20180424131626737

The Cohorted box was as always the standard black, square box that closes magnetically and ties with a ribbon. The box also comes with a monthly, small beauty magazine (about 30 pages) that tells you a little bit more about each product and some featured products or artists.

Cohorted April 2018_20180424132155885

This month’s Cohorted box contained 6 unique products of which only 1 was full size and the rest were travel size, from left to right: a lip strobe, a mascara remover, a balancing cream, a hair shampoo, conditioner and a hair mist.

Cohorted April 2018 2_20180424132310934

Let’s dive in a little more deeply into how each product performed after a week’s use. Bear in mind that these are my personal opinions and as beauty is a very personal thing, we all have different skin, beauty requirements and biological build which can influence things. What worked for me might not work for you and vice versa. If you tried any of these please leave your comments below!


Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Colour Angelic

This lip strobe is gorgeous and it swatches even more gorgeous! It looks amazing and the color is, did I say it’s gorgeous? It is a nice rose gold color with the rose being more pronounce than the gold. It can be worn casually or even on fancy looks.

Although it looks amazing it is a little sticky and it doesn’t dry. It of course comes off when you eat or drink. The packaging and wand are of standard quality.

Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Colour Angelic 3_20180424131844169

This full size lip strobe retails for £17. For me it is a little on the expensive side considering it is a bit patchy and you will need to re-apply it a lot. SCORE = 7/10


Too Faced Mascara Melt Off

It’s not a secret that I love Too Faced and this product is not an exception.

This is an oil that is meant to help remove waterproof mascara. It definitely works but I must admit I found the wand or lack of a bit strange.

Nevertheless, this oil formula conditions your lashes too and contains anti-oxidant rich, Green Tea Extract.

All you have to do is coat your lashes from base to tip, leave for 60 seconds or more and the wipe away. Super easy!

Too Faced Mascara Melt Off 2_20180424133823894

This is not a full size product but rather a travel size/freebie item and Cohorted valued this at £10. A full size of this product retails for £17. SCORE = 8/10


Jorgobè Balancing Cream

This is a balancing cream that is suitable for all skin types. However, the oily ones might benefit a little bit more as this cream can control your oils slightly. I still got a little bit shiny, so it’s not as amazing as my top two day creams for oily skin. It’s also not as nutritious for the skin as them either.

If you missed that post check out: “Best day creams for oily skin – Estée Lauder Daywear Matte vs Omorovicza Balancing Moisturiser. In Depth Reviews and Ingredient Analyses

This cream contains a patented Palm fruit extract (=patented means no one else can use this mixture commercially) Regu®-Seb that can apparently help the skin regain its natural balance. It also contains Jojoba oil which can help moisturize the skin as well as Argan and Sesame oil which also moisturize, soften and nourish the skin. Finally, it also contains liquorice root, sugar beet and rosemary that can smooth the skin tone an white tea to protect against premature ageing. These ingredients are definitely great and work well.

You can use this cream for day and night, so if you are traveling and don’t want to take much with you, this can be a great choice.

The cream comes in a plastic bottle with a pump. It is minimally designed but it still looks nice and elegant.

It feels really nice on the skin and it gets absorbed quickly. It doesn’t leave any sticky residues behind but it does feel slightly, only slightly oily though. This cream lasts for 12M and it has a very light pleasant scent.

This 50mL tube retails for £22 which is a good price. SCORE = 8/10


Sacha Juan Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo, Conditioner and Mist

This little trio is so cute. All three bottles look very simple but still beautiful and elegant and all three products also smell really nice. The scent is very fresh and not exactly ocean like but close. A cosmetic ocean maybe. It is pleasant nevertheless.

Sacha Juan Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo, Conditioner and Mist_20180424134341922

The shampoo contains wheat protein that can give your hair structure, volume and strength. The conditioner is meant to lift and give volume to fine and sensitive hair and the mist is meant to give you that after beach/sea natural volume.

Sacha Juan Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo, Conditioner and Mist 2_20180424134420548

All three products worked well and I thoroughly enjoyed them. The shampoo and conditioner retail for £15 were the mist retails for £10. They are definitely expensive but if they work for your hair they are worth it.

The shampoo and conditioner have won a Swedish Cosmetic Industry Award. SCORE = 8/10


Cohorted April 2018 3_20180424132357138_20180424132754591


Overall, this month’s Cohorted contained some nice products but at the same time it was also disappointing as it was missing the item they didn’t include last month and another item that was meant to be included this month. Let’s hope that Cohorted gets better in the coming months. This month’s box was actually worth what the Cohorted magazine stated, £89.  

Initial box score, in terms of products and first feelings = 7/10

Overall box score after product testing (a sum of product scores) = 7.8/10

Star product =  Sacha Juan Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo, Conditioner and Mist


Did you get this month’s Cohorted? What did your box contain? What did you think of the products? Have you tried any of the products listed? Let me know your experiences!

For all the details on how Cohorted, Glossybox, Look Fantastic and Birchbox performed in 2017 and which one is worth your money, check out “Battle of the Beauty Boxes – Conclusions from the 2017 unboxing and reviews on Cohorted, Glossybox, Look Fantastic and Birchbox!

For general subscription box reviews see the: BirchboxGlossyboxLook Fantastic and Cohorted general review posts. For help on how to choose the right subscription box for you check out “Which Subscription Beauty Box is right for you?”.

I am not affiliated with any company or brand. These are my views and experiences.


This article is from but you can also find me on:

Instagram: @bondsofbeauty

Twitter: @bondsofbeauty1





Influenster: Bonds B


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Pingbacks & Trackbacks