June 2018 Clean Beauty Box

Featured Brands: Ursa Major + Hannes Dóttir

$89 value

art of organics unboxing and review by erika summers

cover art by Crystal Walden. theme: LAGOON

Art of Organics is a monthly subscription box featuring clean beauty brands. Products are full size, mostly organic, all natural, and luxurious! You save a substantial amount of money when you buy the box versus the retail cost of each product. This box is a great for someone who enjoys monthly mail surprises, wants to try a variety of new products + brands, isn’t looking for super specific items, open minded, and/or trying to build a natural skincare regiment on a budget. Also, a gift for yourself or someone else; you can buy a gift subscription. The products featured are very luxurious which is why you get an average of 2 full size versus other sub boxes at lower price points that offer lots of sample sizes. You can read more about my role and the company ethics in a previous blog post here.



ursa major flash mask review

3-minutes to exfoliate + brighten skin with natural ingredients

Bright & Easy 3 Minute Flash Mask full size

1.7 fl oz / $44 value

Do you mask weekly? Twice a week is ideal for maintaining smooth, clear skin. This mask exfoliates with pomegranate enzymes to gently slough off dead skin cells. When dead cells linger on the surface of your skin they clog pores, cause your skin to look dull and block skincare from penetrating. Exfoliation is key to cell turnover. Leaving a smooth canvas for serums to penetrate. Ever wonder why your foundation isn’t sticking or it looks dry and patchy? Probably have an excess of dead cells sitting on top of your skin. I can always see a huge difference when applying foundation after an effective exfoliation. My foundation will look more like skin and not cakey. Try this easy flash mask, no mixing or alchemy required. 

Side note: if you want to know my favorite foundations, look here.

How To Use: Massage a quarter-size dab onto clean, dry skin. Leave on for 3+ minutes, then rinse with warm water. Use 1-2 times a week or as needed. Gentle enough for most skin types. I leave on for 10+ minutes when I have time. 

ursa major flash mask review by erika summers ecosummerlife. green beauty enzyme mask to gently exfoliate and brighten dull skin quickly

texture resembles light jelly and goes on clear.

Pomegranate Enzymes – exfoliates

Hibiscus – brightens

Pineapple – smoothes

Alfalfa – promotes elasticity

Aspen Bark – soothes

Sodium Hyaluronate – retains moisture

hannes dottir mineral mist review

Mineral Mist full size

Hydrating and Calming Mineral Toner

100ml / $45 value

“Supremely calming, Hannes Dóttir’s multi-vitamin Icelandic Mineral Mist tones your skin while infusing your complexion with vital nutrients. Formulated with unique ingredients to balance moisture, calm redness and promote a healthy, luminescent glow. Vegetable Glycerin and NaPCA hydrate and draw oxygen into skin while silica promotes collagen production and elasticity. Choline, a B vitamin, protects cells from free-radicals to help prevent sun-damage while iodine encourages cell regeneration to help reduce fine lines. Spearmint oil calms redness and refreshes — perfect for the summer months.” -Art of Organics 

How To Use: Shake to activate minerals. Mist on face and body after cleansing or any time you need a refreshing pick-me-up or additional hydration.

Pro tip: Mist after makeup application for a dewy finish.

Glycerin + NaPCA – hydrates

Choline – protects

Silica – promotes elasticity

Tincture of Iodine – regenerates

Spearmint – calms

Citric Acid – brightens

A little about the company…

California-based skincare line, Hannes Dóttir [’daughter’] is founded on a vision of Icelandic ancestry and formulated around nutrient-dense Icelandic sea kelp. Hannes Dóttir’s whimsical brand story began when founder Janis Kristjanson received a visionary list of ingredients from her Icelandic father, Hannes Arthur, while meditating in the twilight before sleep. After careful research and tedious formulation, Janis created what is now known as Seamasque. The Seamasque and each product in the line boasts minerals that are vital to skin and life. Formulated without synthetic ingredients, each product is packed with micronutrients from unique sources. All ingredients are edible and vital to proper cell function.

Now you know how valuable June box is! Order soon because usually by mid month Art of Organics boxes are sold out. Click here to order


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*hi there, welcome to my blog where I share my favorite stuff. This post is not sponsored but I am an ambassador for Art of Organics which means I receive a monthly complimentary box. I’m under no obligations. But I do happen to love this month’s features. Affiliate links used, meaning if you buy a box, I receive a small commission. Thank you for your support!