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The October 2018 Bless Box was a collaboration with Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford. This box contained an entire line-up on skincare from the model’s brand, so I decided to do a 2-in-1 post: an unboxing and my first (or second) impressions of the products I received!
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The first product that I tried out is the Lifting Eye Creme – Advanced Formula ($46). This is a lightweight, multi-functional eye cream that helps to diminish the fine lines and wrinkles while reducing the look of dehydrate skin and dark circles.
I was actually really impressed with this. I have only used it a couple of times, but it feels very soothing going on and I do think I’m noticing a subtle difference in my under eye skin. I don’t know about the lifting aspect because that will take using this a bit longer to notice, but my eyes do look less tired and they are definitely brighter after using this.
This next product is the Skin Softening Cleanser ($33). This is a super mild soap-free cleanser that is formulated to maintain skin’s delicate pH balance and deep clean without drying. This is free of oil and fragrance and contains anti-aging super-ingredient galactaric acid, which us a powerful antioxidant extract found in apples!
This is a nice and mild cleanser. It’s really great for everyday cleansing of your face. It made my skin feel really nice and was a gentle, refreshing clean that also doubles as a makeup remover – which I love! I get to skip an entire step in my skincare routine? Sign me up!
This product is actually one that I wasn’t able to try. This is the Overnight Retinol Repairing Creme ($68). This creme features Meaningful Beauty’s signature super-antioxidant melon complex combined with powerful retinol and is designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Unfortunately, I am breastfeeding and you can’t use retinol products if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, so this is being passed on to someone else.
This next product is one of my favorites! This is the Intensive Triple Exfoliating Treatment ($52). This is a peel, a scrub and a detoxifying treatment all rolled into one. This is a triple-active combo of Alpha Hydroxy Acid, enzymes and mineral microbeads!
This was such an amazing treatment. It has such a fine grit that seriously made my skin feel brand new. This isn’t something that you would want to use on a daily basis, but I’ve been using it 2 times a week for the last couple of weeks and I so obsessed with this, it might even be a repurchase when I’m done with this bottle!
This was the only “makeup”-ish item in this box, and it’s the Plumping Lip Gloss ($24). This is formulated with bark root and damiani plant extracts and is supposed to volumize your pout while hydrating and moisturizing the sensitive skin on your lips.
I did like this as a gloss. It’s hydrating, it’s not sticky and it gives my lips a really nice sheen. However, I didn’t see any plumping action. At all. Not even that tell-tale tingle feeling that most plumpers give your lips. I like this as a standard gloss, but as a plumper I think it falls short.
This next goodie is the Environmental Protecting Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($65). This moisturizer hydrates as it reduces the damage caused by environmental aggressors that can lead to visible signs of premature aging.
This is on the thicker side, but it’s a good moisturizer. I love that it has SPF in it, since that’s another skincare step I can skip in the mornings. It does take a bit to get it to soak into the skin, but all-in-all I’m happy with the results of this. Maybe not $65 worth of happy, but happy none-the-less.
The last product in this box is the Youth Activating Melon Serum ($76). This serum is formulated with an innovative microencapsulated delivery system and visibly reduces skin’s firmness and elasticity while protecting skin from future environmental damage.
I personally love the packaging and look of this serum. When I first opened this box, I was immediately attracted to this. It’s a really nice serum, a bit on the thinner side, but it sinks into my skin seamlessly and doesn’t leave me feeling oily, or like there is a residue on my skin. It keeps my skin feeling hydrated and comfortable. This is probably my second favorite product in the box!
Have you ever tried anything by Meaningful Beauty? What product looks the best to you?