The Detox Market's GWP for Sunny Days
If you happened to have a Detox Market cart full of products that you were just waiting for the right time to purchase, that time might just be now. Starting today, they're offering The Sunny Days Bundle gift-with-purchase for orders $190 or more, and the bundle itself is worth $253 with everything being full-size except 2 travel size products. I appreciate the diversity of the 9 products in the box, you get to try haircare, skincare, makeup & wellness, plus I've never tried any of these products before so the discovery aspect was exciting for me. I got to sneak peek the GWP products for a couple weeks, and I have a few first impressions to share! I haven't done thorough testing of every product, some I've only used a handful of times, and one product I haven't cracked open yet, but I thought I'd still give a rundown of what's available in the GWP if you're interested and want a few details on the bundle.
Odacite: Black Mint Cleanser ($39): I'll admit that my immediate reaction to this cleanser was, "this is going to dry my face out." For some reason the combination of charcoal + mint makes me think it wouldn't be suited for my skin, but y'know what, it was totally fine. There is a cooling sensation to it from the peppermint oil, but nothing tingly or aggressive, and the gel foams up and leaves your skin feeling clean but not tight. If you have especially sensitive skin or very dry skin you might want to note the peppermint & tea tree oils that could cause some irritation. I think this is working well for me right now because I've been dealing with some majorly hot and sweaty days, and this really gets in and takes the day off. If you want a refreshing, deep cleanse this is a really enjoyable option.
Ingredients: Water [Aqua], Algal Betaine [Capric/Lauric/Myristic/Oleic Amidopropyl Betaine], Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl/ Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Xanthan Gum, Activated Charcoal, Rhassoul Clay [Moroccan Lava Clay], Tea Tree Leaf Oil [Melaleuca Altemifolia], Peppermint Oil [Mentha Piperita], Rosemary Leaf Extract [Rosmarinus Officinalis*], Sunflower Seed Oil [Helianthus Annuus*], Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate I *Organic Origin
Graydon Skincare: Matcha Mint Shampoo ($25.00): I've had my ups and downs with natural haircare, but I'm always open to continue trying more in hopes of finding one that can be both gentle and give my oily scalp a good cleanse. I don't have full thoughts on this quite yet because I've only used it once, but I'll update when I'm at least halfway through the bottle. So far, it smells good, comes out green and offers up a light lather. What I'm hoping to get out of the shampoo? A formula that doesn't dry out my already dry ends, but can break up the buildup I get in my roots. Fingers crossed!
Ingredients: Aqua, *Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Coco-Betaine, *Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, *Lauryl Glucoside, Glycerin, *Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, *Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, **Lauryl Glucoside, Stearyl Citrate, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Jojoba Esters, Chlorophyll, **Coco-Caprylate, *Coco-Glucoside, *Glyceryl Oleate, ***Glyceryl Caprylate, ***Glyceryl Undecylenate, Triethyl Citrate, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Citric Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Cellulose Gum, Tocopherol *Plant based cleansing agent **Vegetable wax ***Natural vegetable preservative
Graydon Skincare: Hair Smoothie ($25): the conditioning counterpart to the matcha shampoo, but also claims to be a multi-tasker that can be used as an overnight mask or leave-in conditioner. Another one that I'm hoping to get more use out of before doing a full review, but after my first use I will say it was helpful at detangling my knotty ends! I use a super wide-toothed comb in the shower to help disperse my conditioners, and when I used this it easily glided through my hair.
Ingredients: Purified water (aqua), distearoylethyl dimonium chloride, coco-caprylate, glucoside, polyglyceryl-2 dipolyhydroxystearate, vegetable glycerin, cetearyl alcohol, hydrolyzed jojoba esters, jojoba esters, lauryl glucoside, glycerin, broccoli (brassica oleracea italica) seed oil, coconut (cocos nucifera) oil, sunflower (helianthus annuus) seed oil, olive (olea europaea) fruit oil, matcha (camellia sinensis leaf) green tea, vitamin e (tocopherol), glyceryl caprylate, glyceryl undecylenate, citric acid, chloropyll, parsley (carum petroselinum) oil, sage (salvia sclarea) oil, rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) oil, thyme (thymus vulgaris) oil, lemon (citrus medica limonum) oil and nothing else!
W3LL PEOPLE: Bio-Bronzer Powder in Natural Tan ($21.99): a loose powder bronzer with a super short ingredient list, including mica, silica, chamomile & aloe (a star ingredient in their whole range). In contrast, they have quite a long list of ingredients they stay away from, including synthetic fragrance & dimethicone. In terms of the actual application, I must admit I was wary of a loose powder bronzer because I'm afraid of going overboard and typically prefer my bronzers pressed for that reason. I did the dip, tap & swirl in the cap technique with a small fluffy brush, which actually worked out totally fine to disperse the product. The color seems dark in the pot, but it's actually quite sheer and goes on very natural. I'm a neutral/medium skin tone and I'd say that for anyone with deeper skin than me, this likely wouldn't show up. I built it up quite a bit and it still maintained a natural, warmed up look and blended out easily. I checked to see if there were more shades, and right now they only have one available. They did label it with a number 1 though, so I'm guessing they're planning on expanding at some point!
Ingredients: Mica, Silica, Iron Oxides (CI77491), Iron Oxides (CI77492), Iron Oxides (CI77499), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Pearl Powder, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf* *USDA Organic
The Beauty Chef: Antioxidant Inner Beauty Boost (travel size, $15 for 100 ml): a probiotic concentrate in liquid form that is focused on giving you radiant skin "from the inside." This uses antioxidants via bio-fermented papaya, pomegranate and green tea to improve your gut-health which in turn could recharge and revitalize your skin. I've only been taking this for a week, so I can't report on any noticeable differences as of yet, although I do enjoy taking probiotics in general to support my gut-health. You can mix this in smoothies, or how I've been taking it which is by mixing a tablespoon in a cup of water. The taste is super subtle and a smidge tangy - it's easy to drink, and if it's good for my digestion I'm on board.
Ingredients: Flora Culture Plus Blend™ (papaya fruit and leaf extract, green tea extract, pomegranate extract, vitamin E, lactobacillus acidophilus, l. casei, l. plantarum,l. bulgaricus, l. fermanti, bifidobacterium lactis, b. bifidum, saccharomyces cerevisiae), glycerol (422) (derived from sustainable palm)
rms beauty: Eye Polish in Lunar ($28): I've been DYING to get my hands on an RMS eye polish because they look stunning and I love a good glossy eye. You can use it on your eyes or as a highlight, and the creamy consistency of it stays creamy on the skin (versus other cream products that dry down matte or satin). Lunar is a champagne shade so you can't really see a pigment on my medium skin, but it leaves a subtle, shimmery gloss on the lids and high points that looks natural and doesn't feel like it's gonna melt down my lids. It does crease because of its texture, but when it comes to a glossy eye I go in expecting that. Eye polish on the lids + a bright lip is definitely a look I can wear all summer.
Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Tocopherol (non-GMO), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract*, and may contain [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Mica CI 77019]. *Certified Organic
Herbivore: Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner (travel size, $22 for 2 oz): a lightweight mist that includes jasmine & aloe to soothe, green tea extract for antioxidants, and willow bark extract for it's natural exfoliating properties. I actually haven't cracked into this yet because I have a backup of toners and mists I'm currently working through, but I have repurchased their rose mist many times over and am excited to try a different toner option from them! Have you tried this?
Ingredients: Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Flower Water, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Leuconostoc (Radish Root Ferment Filtrate), Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Floral Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract
FitGlow: Lip Colour Serum in Bliss ($42): a hydrating lip serum that also claims to plump the lips without irritation. It smells of mint/vanilla and goes on like a gloss, feels like a gloss & looks like a gloss, although more on the subtle end. It's a light champagne shade that leaves a wash of shimmer on the lips, or you can pair with a lipstick and use as a glossy topper. I can't attest much to the plumping benefits, although it didn't irritate my lips and added some moisture to them. Simple & pretty!
Ingredients: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Vegetable Collagen, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Sterols Beta Vulgaris Rubra (Beet Root) Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) Root Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil & Lecithin & Yeast Extract (Organic Plump)*, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E) Sorbic Acid, Vanilla Extract May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI77499), (CI77492), (CI77491). *CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
COOLA Sport SPF 30 Citrus Mimosa ($36): this is a mineral sunscreen that smells of citrus, claims to be 80 minute water resistant (I haven't used this in the pool yet), and touts ingredients like kukui oil, aloe & avocado oil to moisturize & soothe. When I was testing this on my face, it did leave a white cast & started pilling up around the outer edges. Once I finished application though, it didn't leave my skin feeling greasy at all, just moisturized with the slightest tackiness to it. This is something I'll likely keep using on my body or if I'm out at the pool.
Ingredients: Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil (Kukui)*, Aluminum Hydroxide, Arnica Montana Flower Extract*, Beeswax*, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (ORGANIC Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Coco-Glucoside, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Methyl Abietate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein / PVP Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract, Myristyl Alcohol, Myristyl Glucoside, Plankton Extract, Tocopherol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Water, Xanthan Gum. *Certified Organic Ingredient
Have you tried any of these products? Would you be interested in testing any of them out? So far the highlight of the box for me is the cleanser, even though I wasn't expecting to like it so much! Although the eye polish is a pretty close second.
*this bundle was gifted, but all opinions are my own
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