It's been a while since Betrousse bought out a new beauty box, but yesterday, their new 'Absolutely Fabulous' box arrived on my doorstep with a weighty thud. Like all of their other boxes, this one features only full sized products. Let's take a closer look shall we?
Duck Island Mandarin & Bergamot Shampoo
(full size, 250ml, £14.98)
Synonymous with hotels, Duck Island are one of those brands that you often see, but rarely hear anything about (if that makes sense). Unfortunately I've tried this shampoo before, incidentally in a hotel, and didn't get on with it perhaps due to the SLS, so I'll be passing this on to someone else.
Organic Surge Pure & Clean Face Wash
(full size, 200ml, £5.49)
I'm always happy to see an Organic Surge product and this sounds very promising. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, this face wash can be used to remove make-up and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Free from parabens, SLS, synthetic fragrances and colourants.
Spa Find Sculpted Silhouette Inchwrap Firming Gel
(full size, 250ml, £25.30)
I haven't heard of this brand before, but I'm intrigued to give this firming gel a go on my 'wobbly bits' when the summer months come around! I don't believe that any external product can drastically reduce the amount of cellulite you have, but I have had success in the past with similar products that can make those areas look smoother and more toned so I'm hoping this will work in the same manner.
Leor Facial Exfoliate Creme
(full size, 100g, £11)
I've actually tried out a travel size sample of this recently, and found it much better suited as a light body scrub than for my face. It's a rich, creamy formula with tiny ground pumice particles that gently exfoliate the skin. Smells very strongly of lavender so ideal to use before going to bed.
Helenere Hedelweiss 24h Cream
(full size, 30ml, £30)
High end moisturiser from Swiss brand Helenere that offers 24 hour moisture and protection from free radicals. My mum has used skincare from them before so I'll likely be passing this onto her.
Helenere Hedelweiss Intensive Serum
(full size, 15ml, £32)
This is the matching serum to the moisturiser above which I think is a really good idea so that you can try out products in conjunction with each other, and see if they work for you.
Summary: Although some of the products in this box don't appeal to me personally, I can still see what great value for money it is if you're more interested in them. I like how they've included a mix of brands and price ranges too, as well as the European brands which aren't that accessible over here so there's something new to try.
The Betrousse Absolutely Fabulous Box* is priced at £19 (plus p&p) and is worth over £119. You can order this box and previous boxes from their website here.
Would you buy this box?