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About this Natural Beauty Box
Pearlesque Box is a green beauty box that includes high quality, non-toxic, all natural skincare products from around the world for $39.95 per month with free shipping in the US!
Each Pearlesque Box includes a double-sided card that lists the monthly brand and products. Dirty Lamb is the featured natural beauty brand, founded by Ahlam Abbas (Lam). Lam is based in Ohio and her products often highlight kitchen staples from the Palestinian dishes that were cooked by her grandmother. Dirty Lamb products are handcrafted in the US, unisex, vegan, cruelty free, preservative free, and paraben free.
Each September 2019 Pearlesque Box contains four Dirty Lamb skincare products which include ingredients such as turmeric, cardamom, coffee and more. These four skincare wonders are considered the hero products of Dirty Lamb! Read on for more details. You might need to grab a snack before you go on.
Turkish Coffee Mask 4oz – $44
This mask is meant for brightening, moisturizing, and gently exfoliating all skin types including sensitive skin. Dirty Lamb recommends this product to treat acne, blackheads, dull skin, dry skin, oily skin, fine lines, scars, uneven skin tone, and eczema. It’s made from top quality arabica beans sourced from Turkey and ground to powder. Don’t drink it 😉 Coffee is also great for skin. Coffee powder is finely milled, antioxidant-rich, and helps skin retain moisture. The mask also contains turmeric, cardamom, and mint. The package is pristine clean and sealed.
The product is sludgy, gritty and dark brown. The brand is called Dirty Lamb, after all? The coffee aroma is strong (but pleasant when applied). It’s normal for the product to harden in the jar due to the coconut oil. So I definitely agree with the recommendation to run under hot water before use. I wouldn’t say it liquefied but it softened up dramatically after a stir. I was put off by the texture and concerned the exfoliation would be abrasive, so I put this on the back of my hand. My hand was so soft. I couldn’t resist it as proper face mask. I applied it extremely gently so it didn’t feel abrasive. Brightening and softening results were evident as soon as I washed it off. I’m impressed.
Turkish Coffee Face & Body Scrub 2oz – $22
Pearlesque includes a body coffee scrub from Dirty Lamb as well. You’re getting a fully immersive topical caffeine experience with this box. The body scrub is similar to the face mask, with more mint. It’s like getting safe, well formulated DIY skincare without any effort. It has only coffee, coconut oil, peppermint oil, mint leaves, and water. Dirty Lamb recommends this product for a number of inflammatory skin conditions including poison ivy and mosquito bites! The caffeine may help reduce cellulite by stimulating the lymphatic system.
Before this product is ready to apply, Dirty Lamb suggests warming it up to a liquid consistency. Keep the jar closed tight and heat it up while you’re in the shower or run under warm water. I used this on my legs and it’s slightly gritty as you would expect for a body scrubs. The cooling sensation was noticeable after a few minutes. While fun to use, it left the tub messy so this is probably better for shower use. My favorite of the two coffee products is the face mask with less mint, but I enjoy both.
Ultra Day Serum 1oz – $44
Ultra Day Serum is in a clear glass bottle with a white capped dropper. It is designed to be fast absorbing and hydrating. Rice bran oil helps brighten skin and is known for its anti-aging qualities. Other key ingredients are hemp seed, neem and sunflower oil. Finally, there are sage and lemon oils. It sounds like a summer harvest and it’s certainly looks yellow in the bottle. The light texture is great although the scent reminds me of citronella. Just as the label promises, this formula provides a non-greasy smooth finish which is great for day use. SPF goes on easily afterwards (which you should definitely do since there is citrus in the product).
Ultra Night Serum 1oz – $52
This looks nearly identical to the day serum but it’s formulation is different and the black cap helps identify it. Instead of rice bran and lemon oil, this serum features wheat bran and lavender to foster a hydrating glow and infuse skin with a source of vitamin E. It also contains sweet almond oil, avocado oil, hemp seed, and jojoba. I didn’t know this existed but it’s a ‘clear’ jojoba oil and the serum is nearly translucent on skin. Ylang ylang and orange oil further add to a natural fragrance that I find relaxing and yes, even a little dreamy. The scent is on the stronger side which is perhaps for aromatherapy benefits. If I had to choose, this one is my favorite serum in the box but I love having the duo for a complete day/night routine. Facial oils are ubiquitous in subscription boxes but this is such a good set. I’m glad Pearlesque included it.
The Pearlesque September 2019 box reaches a hefty total value of $161 and featured three full size facial products and one travel size body product! I feel that’s amazing value for a box that costs $39.95. The Dirty Lamb coffee scrubs were fun and my sensitive skin fared well. I have tons of serums and oils but I embrace these news ones because they have top-quality ingredients. I am really happy with this month’s box from Pearlesque.
Is this box still available?
Yes but hurry! You must sign up by the 5th to receive the current month’s box so if you sign up for Pearlesque now through 9/5, your first box will be September.