My October box from Giltbox consists of Avon Skincare & Cosmetics Products. It arrived on Nov 7, 2018 a little too late for October. But it’s still ok for me because I contacted their customer service, got a prompt responsed and they’re deeply apologized for the delay due to circumstances.
Anyway What is Giltbox?
Giltbox is Philippines’ first and leading discovery subscription box*. By subscribing to this discovery service, you will receive a regular delivery of the best beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products from the best brands in the world. In the Giltbox Shop, you can find full-size versions of the products sampled as well as other editor approved products from a vast list of brands. Giltbox pride themselves on providing moments of joy to the subscribers through the pleasant surprise they feel everytime they open their box.
I have a 6 months subscription to them, thats (Giltbox Luxe) worth 2100 pesos(40$) so if we will analyze that, estimatedly its like 350 pesos(7$) per month.
I received the special edition box with a packaging that sponsored Lifestyle Asia’s “Live Happy” Campaign which supports mental health awareness.
So now Unboxing the contents:
1.Avon True Nutraeffects Mattifying Gel Cream 15g(Full size)-P349(7$)
This product is free of dyes & parabens. Allergy tested & suitable for sensitive skin. For oily & combination skin with visible pores
• Reduces shine for fresh-looking skin
• Oil-free cream glides on
• Balances your complexion for an even tone
With Active Seed Complex that matches the goodness of seeds with specific skin needs. CHIA SEEDS & MATTIFYING POWDERS absorb excess oil, remove sebum from the surface of skin, eliminate the appearance of shine, rich in Omega 3
*With this product I can use this as primer, its matte when being absorbed leaving skin moisturized.Perfect for oily skin because of its absorbing capabilities.
Lightweight, oil-free moisturiser instantly mattifies, and keeps skin shine-free for up to 12 hours.Helps regulate oily zones, whilst moisturising dry areas, with broad-spectrum SPF15 protection.Formulated with Avon’s Active Seed Complex with chia seeds and mattifying mineral powders, to help deliver nutrients, whilst keeping oily areas shine-free.
*Using this as my sunscreen. I believe it controls oil formation on my skin.
3. Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Delicate Matte Lipstick in Bitten Apple(Full size)-P399(7.5$)
Delicate color that looks as soft as it feels. No drying, caking, or cracking. Feels lightweight, comfortable and velvety. Glides on smoothly.
*I love its rich red color and matte finish.
4.Avon True Color Oil Control Plus Dual Powder Foundation with SPF24 PA++ in Neutral Shade(sample size), worth P289(5$) in full size
Targets 10 skin needs:
1. Provides oil control.
2. Makes skin look fairer,
3, Protects with SPF.
4. Protects from pollution.
5. Doesn’t clog pores.
6. Smoothens complexion.
7 Brightens skin.
8. Covers blemishes and pores.
10. Matches asian skin tones.
*What they’ve sent me really matched my skin.Blurs my skin imperfections with a brightened look skin.
So Is it worth it?
Yes, its a great deal!
Because with only one full size product that I’ve received it cost P350 already and adding all these products is more than what I’ve paid for my monthly subscription. Plus it comes with a free Walker intimate wear for my men that fits him;)..Overall, I’m quite happy with this surprised box.
Btw Last September, My box consists of luxurious Clinique Products:
1.Clinique Pep Start Double bubble purifying mask- P500
Refreshing gel-mask bubbles away debris to purify and energize skin. A pep rush for skin. In just 2 minutes, this refreshing pink gel mask transforms into a blanket of tiny, debris-lifting bubbles. Add water and it becomes a deep-cleansing lather. Skin looks energized, radiant, feels deeply purified.
2.Clinique Smart Night P1200-The smart nighttime moisturizer immediately plumps skin 75%.Works all night to visibly smooth lines and wrinkles, moisturize, even skin tone and lift.Smart hydration technology helps skin attract and retain moisture to restore supple, delicate and youthful skin.Oil-free.
3.Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer – Raspberry Pop(sample size)P450-Luxurious yet weightless formula merges bold, saturated colour with a smoothing primer. Glides on effortlessly to a modern-velvet finish. Colour stays true, keeps lips comfortably moisturized.
4.Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer -Bare Pop (sample size)-P450
Last September was also a great deal. I save a lot. Thankyou Giltbox!
For Anyone Interested to avail their subscription boxes—
Packaging: White Plastic Screwtop Container Net Weight: 450g Ingredients:100 % Pure/Natural and Premium Calcium Bentonite Clay,No Additives Color/Texture/Scent: A pale yellow-greenish color different from Aztec Brand which is gray in color.Very fine powder.Unscented. Where to Buy: This product was sent by Sample Room but I’ve seen tons of it at Sm Watsons Stores.
Description/Details/Product Claims:Deep Pore Cleansing Mask,World Most Powerful Facial
Achieve clearer and smoother skin with the world’s most powerful facial mask! Packed with 100% pure and premium calcium bentonite clay and other useful minerals, Luxe Organix Bentonite Clay helps detoxify and tighten the skin, clear up acne and blackheads, shrink pores, combat wrinkles, and regenerate skin tissue for that fresher, youthful glow. It can also be used for the hair to aid hair growth and can be added to the bath to absorb toxins.
* Helps control the overproduction of sebum
* Softens the skin
* Exfoliates the skin
* Gives a definite glow to the face with continuous use
* Gives an even skin tone
* Reduces the appearance of scars
Avoid usage of metal spoon and bowl for mixing as it might reduce clay’s effectiveness.
Application/How to use:
Mix clay with equal parts of raw apple cider vinegar and/or water. Stir the mixture well to a smooth paste. Add more clay or liquid as needed.
Safe and suitable for all skin types such as normal, oily, or acne-prone skin.
FOR THE FACE:
1. Smoothen mask about ¼ inch thick on face and other desired areas.
2. Let dry for 15-20 minutes for normal/oily skin, and 5-10 minutes for sensitive skin. Warming and tightening sensation is expected.
3. Rinse liberally with warm water. Slight redness of the skin is normal and will disappear in about 30 minutes.
FOR THE HAIR:
1. Smoothen mask in sections onto damp/wet hair distributing evenly.
2. Let dry for 15-25 minutes.
3. Rinse liberally with warm water. Make sure to wash all clay from the hair.
Add 2-4 cups of clay in bath to absorb toxins.
My Experienced: The first time I opened the container it is noticeable that it was really so full of the product, no empty space literally. They will not deceive you with its huge packaging masking the content inside. Maybe I’m just used to the product that when I opened the inside Tadaaahh —Quarter full sometimes half full.WTH.
Well,Nice one for that.
I’ve used the Aztec brand before and from what I initially differentiate with it, is the color. Aztec has this rich gray color but with this Luxe, it has this pale yellow creamy pigment. It can easily mixed with water or ACV.No lumps forming. When I mix it with liquid and put it onto my face it turns into yellow to somewhat greenish color. You choose (Gamora, Shrek or Hulk)hahaha..
On a serious note this product is really the bomb, I used it thrice a week and every time I have makeup on I add this to my routine. I really feel that its like a magnet that draws out impurities and oiliness on my face. My face feel so smooth, free from oils instantly, no drying finish plus theres a certain glow and freshness that will be observed right away. I’ll definitely recommend this as an amazing alternative to the famous brand Aztec. It is not just effective, widely available in the markets but also a best steal for your money.
Description:A powerful serum with moisturizing, antiaging, whitening, antioxidant, and tightening properties that maintain the moisture of the skin to promote healthy and youthful glowing skin. .
Alpha-Arbutin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Licorice, Alpha Bisabolol, Hyaluronic Acid, Apple Stem Cell & Coq10
Hmmm…😮 with all those loaded ingredients incorporated into this teeny bottle, sounds tempting right! I’m imagining now that it’s literally a bottle thats wearing a cape,like a superhero that saves you from your aging and dull skin.😁😆 haha. Well, enough with this fancy thoughts in my head.😶
So lets begin. The ingredients pretty well justified what it’s claiming. From my analysis…Firstly,for moisturizing/antiaging effect it is (Vitamin E/Hyaluronic Acid/Apple Stem Cell) thats doing the process. Next,for whitening portion its(A.Arbutin/Licorice) and lastly for antioxidant property(Vitamin C/A.Bisabolol/Coq10).From all these ingredients, I am not familiar with Alpha Bisabolol and from what I googled its a component of Chamomile thats a good source of Panthenol commonly known and famous right now–as (Vit.B).What intrigues me a lot is the Apple Stem Cell which refer as fountain of youth from the research I’ve read.It boost production of human stem cells,protect the cell from stress and decrease signs of skin aging like wrinkles,fine lines and so on.Oh im such an OC on this details.😬
Been using this product for a week and may I say that it gives my skin luminous glow each time I used it.My skin feels plump, brighten, hydrated and revive.The consistency of the serum is water based, easily to absorbed in skin.No sticky-icky feeling after.The smell of the product was also refreshing its like powdery scent for me. What also unique to this serum is the superfine gold dust/flakes that is subtle when being applied w/c illuminates my skin. I am loving this product right now. Looking forward for a good skin relationship with you mini serum-Superman😆