Reviewed: Amarya Beauty Box Products May 2013

Having tried out all the products in May's Amarya Beauty Box (see my original post here) a good few times now, I must say I've been really loving the contents! In this post I'll do a little review and ingredients list for each of the products in this month's box. The box featured several products from Madara so I'll start with those!



Madara Nourishing Soap 250ml RRP £9.00
My box contained the Mild Plum Nourishing Soap (I've heard some subscribers received the Refreshing mint Soap instead). This is more of a body soap for the shower with a sweet scent of plum, which I think smells very similar to fruit cake! At first I wasn't quite sold on the smell, but after using it a few times it's really grown on me! It also lathers up really well, and the bottle is made from 100% post-consumer recycled bottles.


I think this would be great for using in the winter months, partly due to the fragrance (for some reason it reminds me of Christmas!), and partly because it's designed to restore your skin's moisture balance which many people could really do with during the colder times of the year.

Ingredients:
Aqua, Coco Glucoside, Sodium Coco-sulfate, Rosa Damascena (Rosa) Flower Water*, Betaine, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed wheat protein, Glyceryl Oleate, Sorbitan Sesquicaprylate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)***, Aroma**, Limonene**, Linalool**

*Ingredients from Organic Farming

**Natural essential oils
***Pure mineral pigments
99% of total ingredients from natural origin, 5% of total ingredients from organic farming

Madara Time Miracle Day Cream 1.5ml sample (full size 50ml RRP £34)
Considering I'm only in my early 20's, this isn't something I would be inclined to make use of just yet! According to the product description, this cream will make wrinkles look smoother and give skin a more youthful appearance. It has a really nice, very sweet smell. I ended up using this sample as a moisturiser underneath the next product:

Madara Moon Flower Tinting Fluid 1.5ml sample (full size 50ml RRP £23)

I was so excited to see this in the beauty box as I've been searching for a natural tinted moisturiser to replace my current, not so natural, one. I had high expectations after hearing so many wonderful reviews and this product certainly does not disappoint! This tinting fluid is in a rose beige colour and as soon as I applied it I knew it was a winner! With a sheer coverage, the shade blends into my pale skin tone perfectly, really brightening the skin giving a very light and natural looking glow. It has a fresh smell with a hint of freshly cut grass which reminds me of being in the countryside! This is definitely a product I am looking forward to purchasing in full size as a great, lighter, alternative to foundation.

The Madara Sun Flower Tinting Fluid 1.5ml sample was also included in this beauty box, however the golden beige shade is a little too dark for me at the moment, so I'd think about using this one in the summer once I've caught a bit of sun!

Ingredients:
Aqua, Alcohol, Glycerin***, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Camomile) Flower Extract*, Plantago Major (Plantain) Leaf Extract*, Algae (Algae) Extract, Stearic Acid, Palmitic acid, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Aroma*** [+/- (may contain), CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides)]****

*Ingredients from Organic Farming

**Natural essential oils
***Made using organic ingredients
****Pure mineral pigments
100% of total ingredients from natural origin, 15% of total ingredients from organic farming

The final product is the Cowshed Slender Cow Extra Firming Body Butter 50ml, RRP £10.00


This is the first Cowshed product I've tried. This body butter is for firming and toning, targets cellulite and states that it can decrease the appearance of stretch marks by up to 32% after 12 weeks use. I have some fairly obvious stretch marks on my thighs so I would love to reduce the appearance of those, but to be honest I don't think this tube will last me that long to see if this is true! I doubt I will be repurchasing as the (very strong) smell - a mix of ylang ylang, lavender and cinnamon - really isn't up my street! My skin did feel a little firmer after using this though!

Ingredients:
Aqua, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, Isopropyl myristate, Glycerin, Cetearyl alcohol, Glyceryl stearate, Dicaprylyl ether, Polyglyceryl-3 Dicitrate/Stearate, *Cananga adorata (ylang ylang), *Salvia sclarea (clary sage), *Citrus paradisi (grapefruit), *Lavandula angustifolia (lavender), *Piper nigrum (black pepper), *Cinnamomum zeylanicum (cinnamon), *Daucus carota (carrot seed), *Citrus sinensis (orange sweet), Styrax benzoin (benzoin resin), Citrus reticulata (mandarin red), Chlorella vulgaris extract, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Mica, CI 77891 (natural colouring), Rosa canina (rosehip) fruit oil, Calophyllum inophyllum (Tamanu) oil, Sodium stearoyl glutamate, Sodium phytate, Silica, CI 77491 (natural colouring), Sodium magnesium fluorosilicate, Fucus vesuculosus (seaweed) extract, Chondrus crispus (pearl moss) extract, Laminaria digitata (Atlantic kelp) extract, Maris sal (dead sea salt), Carrageenan, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Citric acid, Sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate, **Linalool, **Benzyl Benzoate, **Benzyl Salicylate, **Farnesol, **Geraniol, **Benzyl Alcohol, **Eugenol, **Isoeugenol, **Limonene, **Cinnamal, **Cinnamyl Alcohol, **Coumarin, **Citral, **Benzyl Cinnamate

*natural pure essential oils
**naturally occuring in essential oils, potential allergens

I'm now eagarly awaiting my next Amarya Beauty Box!
                                                                                    

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8 comments :

  1. Great reviews :) The soap sounds lovely, definitely something I'd get in winter as I love that sort of scent around that time of year too :) So glad to hear that you really like the tinting fluid too! I'm so tempted to get this now - seems perfect to use over the next few months x

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    1. Thank you!

      You should try to get a sample so you can test it out! :) x

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  2. What a lovely review Ria!
    I am so curious to try the Madara's products especially the Moon Flower Tinting Fluid..it looks very natural like if you are not wearing any make up, which is great!

    Ila x

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    1. Thank you!

      I really like how natural it looks - perfect for summer :) x

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  3. These products sound great, I definitely have to try these! That picture of you is lovely, so natural! I found you on the bloghop, and I've followed you on bloglovin :)

    http://laurenemma.blog.com/

    Lauren x

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    1. Aw thank you :) You should give them a try!

      I'll check out your blog now! x

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  4. I quite like the tinted moisturiser from Madara too! I just wish it comes with a little bit of SPF then it would be perfect.

    http://skjonnhet.blogspot.com

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    1. It would be great if they added SPF. That would be one less product to layer on your face! x

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