After delivering the spring cruelty-free kit last March, I moved to Germany. While in Germany I started tracking prices for May/June flights to Malta so that I can book a week where I can prepare the Summer kits so that later they can be delivered. Since Summer is the start of the high season, I did not expect to find a cheap flight. Luckily I managed and booked a week-long stay in Malta and moved the deadline for ordering kits to mid-May so that I could give the right total of orders to the companies who collaborated. Once in Malta I collected and customised the kits according to the beauty profiles received. Now that most of the kits are delivered, it’s time for me to write the Summer 2019 Cruelty-free Kit Unboxing post.
Shampoo, shower gel, insect repellent, and one or more product with SPF15, as you might have noticed, I tried to make the summer kit, summer-themed. Whenever I subscribed to a box, I rarely had a box themed to the season and this used to disappoint me. So, I made sure to create a kit I would want to receive.
Catrice Cosmetics (full-size)
Each kit had a different makeup product from Catrice depending on the list of prefered makeup you specified in the beauty profile. If you ticked that you wanted vegan, I made sure a vegan Catrice makeup product was added in your kit.
Essence Cosmetics shine last & go! gel nail polish (vegan, full-size)
I don’t know if it’s because of the traffic which I redirected through their website, with the help of my vegan lists, but essence cosmetics seem to be moving to the next step of the cruelty-free lifestyle. They recently launched a range of vegan-friendly nail polishes.
“Dream nails in a new look and without any compromises! The formula with a gel-effect ensures optimal durability, intense colour and a fantastic shine on the nails. The polishes with a gel-shine finish come in many vibrant shades and allow everyone to achieve cool nail designs in the latest nail polish trends. A beautiful manicure can now also be created at home in a flash, as these new nail polishes dry even faster than the former the gel nail polish range, which is being replaced by the new shine last & go! nail polishes.”
doTERRA On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste (vegan, sachet)
Toothpaste is something you regularly ask for. The reason could be that toothpaste is one of the cruelty-free products we have too little of in Malta. So whenever I find I try to add one.
“doTERRA’s fluoride-free Natural Whitening Toothpaste combines the protective benefits of the proprietary doTERRA On Guard blend of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils with other natural ingredients that help clean teeth, reduce plaque, and whiten teeth with gentle polishing agents. The doTERRA On Guard blend of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils provides an extra cleaning boost. Additional essential oils of Peppermint and Wintergreen, and the natural sweetener xylitol, give doTERRA On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste a refreshingly unique cinnamon-mint flavour that leaves your breath—and toothbrush—fresh and clean throughout the day.”
doTERRA Salon Essentials Shampoo And Conditioner (vegan, 2 sachets)
Maltese summer is so hot that I would need to take regular full showers. My body releases a lot of sweat and grease. Here’s a pack to refresh your hair and scalp.
“doTERRA Salon Essentials Protecting Shampoo is a professional formula with an invigorating complex of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils, gentle cleansers, and botanical ingredients that keep the hair looking clean and healthy. A unique combination of plant extracts, along with Wild Orange and Lime essential oils provide gentle lathering and cleansing to remove impurities collected on the hair and scalp. Light moisturizers leave hair salon soft, shiny, and touchable.”
“doTERRA Salon Essentials Protecting Conditioner is a professional formula of conditioning emollients, botanical extracts, and natural proteins that leave hair looking luminous and healthy. It also includes a proprietary blend of CPTG® essential oils specifically selected to bring hair to life. Other natural ingredients keep hair looking strong and healthy. Nanotechnology smoothes hair and provides an antistatic effect that keeps hair shafts aligned during styling for a smooth, finished look.”
doTERRA TerraShield (vegan, roller bottle)
A cruelty-free insect repellent is also something you don’t yet find a lot of in Malta. For this reason, I thought of attempting to ask my suppliers if they happen to have one. Luckily doTerra happened to have the TerraShield blend of essential oils which can be used also as an insect repellent. Since it’s in a roller form, I imagine that you can apply it on the pulse points. Just as you apply perfume.
“When it comes to outdoor protection, no defense is better than Mother Nature’s offerings. Among these are essential oils which provide a vapor barrier for plants, protecting them from potential threats in their environment. TerraShield Outdoor Blend contains powerful essential oils and other plant oils known to provide outdoor protection in a natural, safe way. This newly updated formula contains a select blend of essential oils including Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Catnip, Lemon Eucalyptus, Litsea, Arborvitae, Nootka, and Vanilla Bean Absolute—all of which possess specific chemical compounds known to protect against environmental annoyances. The addition of Tamanu oil provides added support and through doTERRA’s Co-Impact Sourcing®, the harvesting of Tamanu oil is positively affecting the livelihood of harvesters in Madagascar. TerraShield Outdoor Blend is a powerful yet safe formula that can be used by every member of the family, outdoors and throughout the home.”
Green People Age Defy Tinted DD SPF 15 Moisturiser and other samples (vegan, 4 sachets)
Some days ago I was asked for a list of organic and vegan cruelty-free makeup brand. I have discovered that Green People is one. In your kit, you should find a sachet with this product and 3 other sachets containing products from Green People which are suitable for the skin type you selected in your beauty profile.
“Discover the UK’s first certified organic DD cream, a Daily Defence SPF15. This anti-ageing solution with Sea Fennel stem cells gives blendable coverage for a smooth and even skin tone Sea Fennel stem cells are a complete anti-ageing solution which stimulates cell renewal, reduce age spots and deliver an instant moisture infusion. Suitable for those who may be prone to eczema and psoriasis.”
puroBIO Cosmetics Liquid Foundation / BB Cream (vegan, 2 sachets)
Foundations and bb creams are two of the most requested makeup products in the beauty profile. Each kit has either two foundation sachets or two bb cream sachets or one of each.
“This foundation by puroBIO ensures a silky and flawless complexion and simultaneously nourishes the skin – every day! The revolutionary formula is suitable for all skin types, is nice and light covers reliably and mattifies the complexion. Thanks to high-quality biological ingredients, this foundation is ideally suited for dry and oily skin. It provides for an even skin tone with its high opacity, prevents the skin from ageing with active ingredients and nourishes and protects the skin. Non-comedogenic.”
“The puroBIO Cosmetics BB Cream has a light texture for easy and even application. Give your skin a natural appearance that is fresh and radiant with this medium coverage BB Cream. Enriched with plant ingredients and protects against harmful environmental influences. It also supplies the skin with optimum moisture. Non-comedogenic with a low SPF.”
Tropic Body Wash (vegan, deluxe sample)
A product to keep you refreshed in summer, Tropic is a certified cruelty-free and vegan brand I have discovered recently.
“pH-balanced body wash formulated with gentle, natural cleansers from soapberries and coconuts, tailor-made for those with sensitive skin. Its rich, luscious lather makes it a sumptuous treat to apply, and leaves skin clean, refreshed and smelling delicious.“
Those are the products that I have packed for you in your summer kit. As you can see you can take this kit with you in your hand luggage for your summer vacation as it contains a lot of products under 100 ml and they surely do not total more than 1 l.
As mentioned in my previous unboxing post I calculate the 10 samples as follows:
1 full-sized product = 2 samples
1 deluxe sample = 1 sample
2 sachet sample = 1 sample
In case you haven’t tried this kit and are tempted to give it a try, you are in time for the Autumn 2019 kit. Last order for the Autumn 2019 kit will be taken on August 30th 2019. The reason being that I will need to tell companies, how many samples I would need in total and for which skin type etc.
Tell me, have you liked this kit? What would you change or improve? Are you expecting something in particular for your Autumn kit?
Now that you read my post and might think this post is biased, check the post from Claire Attard, who bought the Summer Kit to give this service a try: