Hiiiii everyone! I hope you are having a nice daaay! Today I want to share my experience with my first Influenster Box! I did receive these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes and I intend to give my full and honest review. If you don't know what Influenster is you can click here to get more info and sign up! Now let's get to the review:)
Upon receiving my Box I was super excited and a little nervous because I wanted to create really good content around these products. If you know me, you know that I love to use beauty products on the more natural side. So I was super excited to get my hands on the paraben, sulfate, etc.- free stuff! When choosing your beauty products it is good to make informed decisions, know where you're products are coming from and just what exactly you are putting on your body.
The Clairol Hairfood came in a small sample size but I was thrilled to try it because it is Paraben Free, Sulfate Free, and Mineral Oil Free! As you can see, it worked really well with my hair type and left it feeling soft, shiny, REALLY CLEAN and literally so bouncy. So I took myself to Target and bought the full sizes right away! This particular product, however, does not state in anyway shape or form that it is cruelty-free or no animal testing. It's also distributed by P&G and well they haven't exactly permanently banned animal testing. Just something to keep in mind.
Next was the EOS Sensitive Shaving Cream. This product is also Paraben-Free, Vegan, Not Tested On Animals (*"We care about our furry friends. eos does not test any of our products or ingredients on animals, nor do we ask anyone to do so on our behalf.") and it is Fragrance Free. I gotta say, I forgot what it was like to use shaving cream. Thick, creamy and easy to apply. So thankful I was sent the "sensitive" one because I remember when I use to use creams my skin would get very irritated. I'm happy to say there were no negative effects with this cream and definitely made shaving as comfortable as possible! So this was a favorite!
The Korres Mask is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates. It's a natural resurfacing face mask that I'm actually wearing right now as I type. To be perfectly clear it contains 87.9% natural ingredients, free of hydroquinone, petrolatum, mineral oil, silicones, propylene glycol, and ethanolamines AND it's cruelty free (“We also are strictly against animal testing, and do not test any ingredients or products on animals, nor do we hire outside companies to do so for us at any stage in production.”) So um yeah... also, a favorite. Did I mention it smells incredible!
The last product was Worth The Hype Mascara from NYX. And well... while Loreal Corporation states that they are committed to producing cruelty free cosmetics it also states "certain health authorities may nevertheless decide to conduct animal tests themselves for certain cosmetic products". It definitely doesn't state anything about being paraben-free or anything like that at all and while it may do an average job as a mascara, there is other ones I personally prefer.
So there you have it. My full and honest review of each product. I hope it helps anyone looking to try these products and I truly had a lot of fun testing and researching these out. It's quite interesting to me, to be honest. Really makes me appreciate the companies that work hard to keep their products clean.