Look Fantastic June 2019 came in a beautiful box that has an artistic world map on it. It reminds me a bit of the Look Fantastic August 2017 box, which also showed a world map.
Fitting to the design of the box, the theme this month was “Around the world” and the box contained products from all around the globe. A great theme with a beautiful box and interesting products to try.
This beauty box always comes with a quote under the lid and this month it said: “Travel makes us all storytellers”. How true!
The Look Fantastic box also always comes with a small monthly Beauty Magazine that has a little more information about the products contained and some other featured products, and a travel size, but full edition, of the ELLE magazine. This beauty box is such an amazing value for money. To subscribe to Look Fantastic and get £5 off your first box click here.
This month’s box contained 6 products as usual, of which 2 were full size.
Let’s have a look at the products in more detail. These are short reviews that cover first impressions and experiences from using the products. For full reviews, including ingredient analysis and if I would recommend a product or not, check out: Beauty In-depth Reviews & Ingredient Analysis (all articles here). Bear in mind that these are my personal opinions and that beauty is a very personal thing, we all have different skin, requirements and biological build which can influence things. What worked for me might not work for you and vice versa, please leave your comments below
SVR Topialyse Palpébbale Dry + Sensitive Eyelid Cream
If you’ve never heard of an eyelid cream before it’s because you don’t need one. This cream is supposed to sooth irritated and itchy skin (I don’t know about you but I’ve never had irritated and itchy eyelids) as well as moisturise.
Eyelids are definitely a skin part that we neglect, not only with our cleaning but also with SPF and moisturiser applications. However, that doesn’t mean that you need a specific product for your eyelids.
Nevertheless, this white cream contains some good ingredients, feels moisturising to the skin and is absorbed quickly.
A15mL tube retails for £15 and lasts for 9M. This product is from France. SCORE = 7/10
Ecooking Peeling Mask
This peeling mask is supposed to help you maintain youthful skin. It contains some good ingredients such as lactic, salicylic and glycolic acid, and works by removing dead cells. Although some of the ingredients are good, almost all of them are listed after sodium hydroxide which is a base and a skin irritant. This means that the amount of the good ingredients is either low or the amount of sodium hydroxide is high. Either way it’s not ideal.
In fact, it even says at the lid of the jar “No panic if skin turns red – it works. Add moisturiser after”. That’s just bad advice. Anything that gives you a skin sensation or changes your skin in a visual way, especially turning it red, is also potentially damaging it and you should avoid it. There are plenty of salicylic and glycolic acid products that are gentle enough to not turn your skin red but yet work perfectly at removing dead cells.
My skin didn’t turn red when I used this product, which is also bad because according to the company’s statement, then this product didn’t work on me. Obviously, that’s not necessarily true, those ingredients can exfoliate without turning your skin red and it’s strange that the company would make you think that their own product didn’t work.
Although perhaps the product didn’t work because it’s supposed to be a peeling mask but mine didn’t form a layer at all. It just stayed on my skin like a transparent gel-cream.
This 15mL Danish mask is vegan, retails for £11.10 and lasts for 12M. SCORE = 4/10
This Icelandic anti-ageing serum contains a replica of a human protein which is said to reduce wrinkles and fine lines while boost radiance.
It comes in a cute glass bottle with a dropper which sadly, fell apart while I was trying to unscrew it off the bottle. The plastic tit came off the metallic rim and the glass part fell off into the bottle. It was a mess but I was able to put it back together.
The serum is colourless and it feels like oily water. It doesn’t have a scent and it spreads easily. It is absorbed quickly but it leaves a sticky, oily residue behind.
This 3mL bottle is a promotional size which essentially means you could get it from the brand for free. Although there are 3 interesting ingredients in this serum, its price is steep. For a full size 15mL bottle you would pay a whopping £125. SCORE = 5/10
Bumble and Bumble Go Big Spray
Another “not for sale” product, my disappointment with Look Fantastic constantly containing samples or small sized products is only being fuelled even further.
This thickening styling spray from the US, has a refreshing shampoo-like scent and it makes the hair feel a little thicker. However, I’m really unsure as to what advantage this would give you, thicker feeling hair doesn’t mean that your hair is actually thicker and I doubt if the effect is enough to give you “thicker hair properties”, like avoiding breakage etc.
Nevertheless, this product does what it says without adding much volume which is great. This travel size 30mL bottle would retail for 2.40 and lasts for 24M. SCORE = 8/10
Korres Natural Pure Greek Chamomille Soap
This soap is mild enough to be used for both face and skin and it lasts 12M. It’s not meant to be used on a makeup face, but rather on relatively clean skin.
It works well and it leaves the skin feeling soft. It’s not a bad soap as far as soap bars are concerned. The reasons why I wouldn’t buy this is because soaps are not as sanitary as bottled cleansers and they can clog pores. Plus, the 90’s called and they want their soap back!
This 125g soap retails for £5. SCORE = 8/10
Filorga Lift-Structure Créme
Third “not for sale”, sample size product in this box! Not great Look Fantastic, not great. Additionally, this product is created by a French dermatology clinic and while that’s great, it is the second French product in this box. Come on Look Fantastic there are products from other countries too that would be great, like for example, Omorovicza from Hungary.
This cream contains a lot of excellent ingredients and it’s worth not only a try but perhaps also its price of £65 for 50mL. In fact, there are creams around that price that do not contain as many ingredient goodies as this one. Plus, it doesn’t contain fragrance which is great.
This thick white cream spreads easily and feels moisturising to the skin. It gives a soft feeling and is absorbed fully. SCORE = 9/10
Overall, the design of the box and the theme were great as usual. However, also as usual, the products contained were mostly small sample or travel sizes and “not for sale” products. Look Fantastic is not very expensive (£15) but still when you pay anything, you want to get products for your money, not samples that you could perhaps otherwise get. This is starting to worry me and month over month has started putting me off Look Fantastic.
Initial box score, in terms of products and first feelings = 6/10
Overall box score after product testing (average of product scores) = 6.8/10
Star product = Filorga Lift-Structure Créme
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Did you get this month’s Look Fantastic box? 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 2018 and which one is worth your money, check out “Battle of the Beauty Boxes – Conclusions from the 2018 Unboxing and Reviews on Birchbox, Glossybox, Look Fantastic and Cohorted”.
For general subscription box reviews see the: Birchbox, Glossybox, Look 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?”. You can also see pictures from all beauty boxes (2017-current) on my Pinterest beauty box board.
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