How is your Summer going? Very well I hope! I am sure most of us have maybe had plenty of fun in the sun with our friends and families, or are doing just that as we speak or are planning more of it in the months to come! Mine has been glorious and beauty wise, I have been very well stocked and very organised. We have done the holiday beauty prep, sorted the luxury travel essentials now it is time for a beauty recovery regime as we need a different array of beauty items to help us recoup from all the holiday fun so this month the wonderful Mintd Box have introduced a selection of goodies that could end up being your new bff.

I don't know about you but I like to change up my routine over the summer and use more products in my routine to make sure my skin is being well taken care of under all the environmental damages as well the 'too much eating and drinking' of course, but that is what holidays are made for after all. The more products I can cram in, the better in my opinion. 

So when the August Mintd Box, themed The Recovery Edit, landed on my desk I was doing a little dance around the room because I spotted one particular product that I had been wanting to try since forever as well as a brand that has been a favourite of mine for sometime now. Hence I am delighted to tell you all about some beauty gems that really will help you to recover in the most luxurious of ways.

Mintd Box, August, Post Holiday Recovery Edit - Skincare
If you are a regular reader to my blog (first of all thank you and hello!) you shall certainly know all about Mintd Box and what the whole concept is but just in case you are new then head over to a previous post which explains it all here or search Mintd where you can see all the previous boxes. 

The products all mentioned here shall certainly indulge you in a spot of luxury healing to help repair and revive your skin leaving it hydrated and radiant with some much needed TLC should you have had too much of a good thing this summer. Wherever you go and whatever you do  (name that song) you can be rest assured that your skin is left in good shape. Most important! 

Mintd Box, August, Post Holiday Recovery Edit - Skincare
The Recovery Edit contains 4 FULL SIZED products and 1 DELUXE SIZE of which are all stocked in high end beauty stores such as Space NK, Harvey Nicols and Net A Porter. 

Mintd Box, August, Post Holiday Recovery Edit - Skincare
Mintd Box, August, Post Holiday Recovery Edit - Skincare
The Luxury Contents:-
1. Su-Man Rehydrating Toning Essence (Full Size £38) 
2. Ameliorate Smoothing Body Exfoliant (Full Size £17.50) 
3. Cocolux Tonka Bean and Lime Zest Candle 100g (Full Size £20) 
4. Earth Tu Face Immortelle & Rose Face Balm (Full Size at £60) 
5. Sjal Skincare Deep Pore Cleanser (Deluxe Size £9.40) 

For any new subscribers who purchase a 3 or 6 month plan, you shall receive the amazing newly launched Argentum Illuminating Bar worth a whopping £104 (from Net a Porter)! See last month's blog post for a full review of this product here

The contents of this box have a combined value of over £145/€159 for which you only pay £65/€71 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £80/€88 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. That's a large beauty saving. 
Mintd Box, August, Post Holiday Recovery Edit - Skincare
So into my thoughts about each product that I have been testing out over the last few weeks and excitedly the ones that I think you indeed need whether you are a subscriber to Mintd Box or not ... yet. 

Mintd Box, August, Post Holiday Recovery Edit - Skincare. Su-Man Rehydrating Toning Essence
Mintd Box, August, Post Holiday Recovery Edit - Skincare. Su-Man Rehydrating Toning Essence
1. Su-Man Rehydrating Toning Essence 100ml  (Full Size £38) For all skin types [here!]
A very unique reinvention of a toner with this liquid-gel essence. The gel turns into a soothing liquid hydrator upon application leaving you instantly refreshed and primed. Using a combination of hyaluronic acid, rose petal essence and green tea it aims to replenish moisture, repair and soften your skin. 

This is the product that once spotted in the box had me dancing around the room as it has been on my wishlist for some time now. Ever since I received the Su-Man Velvet Brightening Serum (March Mintd Box here) I have been hooked on the brand. I have been using the serum all summer and the difference it has made to my skin is phenomenal and once it runs out I shall be very upset indeed as I can't be without it now quite frankly. It made me realise that once again I seem to fall for brands that are of a spa background or have come from a Facialist themselves (as is Su-Man) as they know skincare better than anyone in my opinion. Having worked as a facialist myself, I get really excited when a product goes above and beyond what you expect and you see fast visible results. Being a toner addict, I always love to try new ones and this Rehydrating Essence got my attention immediately. I love the fact that it is a gel-liquid because you are working it into the skin more directly hence getting a better result. It may sound a tad fussy to use, but it really is so quick and easy to do this step. It feels absolutely incredible and smells divine. Cooling, soothing, hydrating and it has made my skin appear a lot more plump and firm. Imagine using this after a long flight or just a long day ... heavenly!  I cannot say enough good things about it other than yes sadly, it is not cheap, but when a product works this well and if it is within your budget then it's a no brainer. I can tell already that it shall last longer than an average toner so I highly recommend you try this one or an even better reason to sign up to Mintd Box if you are not already!  Having a facial with Su-Man herself is now on my dream wish list. 

Mintd Box, August, Post Holiday Recovery Edit - Skincare. Ameliorate Smoothing Body Exfoliant
2. Ameliorate Smoothing Body Exfoliant 150ml (Full Size £17.50) [here!
A very unique Body Exfoliator that has been designed for people with very dry skin, dehydrated skin, bumpy skin, rough skin, Keratosis Pilaris and ingrown hairs ... and it will leave all skins smooth. It cleverly uses Biodegradable Microdermabrasion granules combined with Lactic Acid, to speed up your skins surface renewal. 

This does what your average body scrub can only dream of doing. I have been a huge fan of Ameliorate for some time now thanks to Mintd Box introducing me to their products. I have spoken about this product and the Transforming Body Lotion (blog post here) many a time as both of those products combined are the only products I have found to actually work in ridding my skin of Keratosis Pilaris on the arms and legs i.e. those annoying little red bumps. The range WORKS. Simple as that. You have to use them on a regular basis but the results are incredible. If you suffer with keeping the skin on your body looking smooth and hydrated then this is the range for you. The good news is that they also sell smaller sizes so you can try them out before investing in the large size because you shall see results instantly and the more days you use, the better! Ameliorate is another brand that has fast become a staple brand for me and one that I am glad to be seeing in more and more stores in the UK, as they really deserve every success for creating such a great line. A perfect addition to this August box seeing as most of us need some body TLC! 

Mintd Box, August, Post Holiday Recovery Edit - Skincare. Cocolux Australia Candles
Mintd Box, August, Post Holiday Recovery Edit - Skincare. Cocolux Australia Candles
Mintd Box, August, Post Holiday Recovery Edit - Skincare. Cocolux Australia Candles
3. Cocolux Tonka Bean and Lime Zest Candle 100g Travel Candle (Full Size £20) [here!]   Cocolux Coconut Candles are hand poured in Australia and made from natural Coconut wax. They are 'earth friendly' meaning they are clean burning with a pure cotton wick free from Paraffin wax, Palm oil wax, oils and Soy wax. They are then infused with the most delicious fragrance combinations such as this Tonka Bean and Lime Zest version. 

If ever there was a time where I wished smell-o-vision existed, it was now. Candle lovers; (like myself) you need these candles in your life because I am obsessed to say the least! This candle is the very essence of summer. Being a huge coconut oil fan and anything that remotely smells of coconut sells me so this is my dream candle even more being so clean and natural too. First off the stunning packaging of the weighty black jar and rose gold writing makes this my ideal to start with. This is actually one of their travel candles (such a great idea!) so you can if you wanted to, take this wherever you wanted so you feel like home where ever you may be. They also have a onyx, brass and copper line .... just go ahead and drool, I did [here]. Tonka Bean and Lime Zest is just beautiful combining spice and citrus makes it a very soft, sweet scent. I am so thankful to Mintd Box for including this within the box as I feel I may have a new brand obsession. 

Mintd Box, August, Post Holiday Recovery Edit - Skincare. Earth Tu Face Balm
Mintd Box, August, Post Holiday Recovery Edit - Skincare. Earth Tu Face Balm
4. Earth Tu Face Immortelle & Rose Face Balm 25g (Full Size at £60) [here!]
This face balm consists of a blend of Immortelle flowers, Rose Petals and Australian Sandalwood all in an organic creamy base. This luxurious balm offers intense hydration and intensive tissue repair. Rose petals give relief from redness and irritation as the beeswax seals in moisture and protects the skin. Sandalwood acts as a scar prevention and helps to tone the skin whilst Coconut and Raw Cocoa Butters hydrate. 

"INGREDIENTS:  Organic Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Unrefined Cocoa Butter, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Safflower Oil, Organic Sesame Oil, Organic Beeswax, Sunflower Seed Wax, Vegetable Glycerin, Rose Absolute, Organic Australian Sandalwood, Organic Immortelle, Organic Lavender, Organic Palmarosa, Non-GMO Vitamin E". 

Earth Tu Face is totally new brand to me so I did a little reading up and discovered that the brand was set up by two herbalists who basically 'grew' their own skincare line from the ground up choosing plants that heal, restore and rejuvenate skin cells, hence the name Earth Tu Face ... I like it. They believe that you should never put on your skin what you wouldn't put in your mouth hence the products are all food grade meaning you could actually eat them! So as you can tell this is a plant based, natural skincare line. I am not an 'all green beauty user' as you know but if the results are there then it's good to know that there is a good ethos behind the product. I was unsure about this product at first glance I have to admit because as much as I love balms, I prefer to use them more for cleansing as opposed to moisturising and not having dry skin I was unsure this would be for me. Boy was I surprised; it is b-eautiful. The way to use this is not to use too much as with any balm. A pea sized amount is all you need and then massage into cleansed/toned skin. It smells very aromatherapy like which I love and is most definitely very hydrating. The texture is in fact really creamy and not as hard as it looks. It's not at all greasy nor heavy and absorbs very easily into your skin leaving it feeling soft and smooth. For me, this shall be perfect for the cooler months or as a night treatment as I love how hydrated it left my skin feeling. Dry/Sensitive skins, this is for you, you'll love it!
Mintd Box, August, Post Holiday Recovery Edit - Skincare. Sjal Deep Pore Cleanser
Mintd Box, August, Post Holiday Recovery Edit - Skincare. Sjal Deep Pore Cleanser
5. Sjal Skincare Deep Pore Cleanser 30ml (Deluxe Size £9.40) [here!]
A  luxurious, non-foaming gel cream cleanser designed for all skin types and aimed to help hydrate, calm, soothe, detoxify, minimise pores and brighten the skin. Ingredients such as Silver and Gold Colloidal help to calm as they are known for their anti-bacterial benefits. African Whitewood Extract helps to control excess oils to reduce pore size. Pearl extract helps to detox, oxygenate and brighten the skin. Fig leaf extract helps to fight moisture loss and Rice Bran and Vitamin E help to soften and soothe. 

Again this a brand that is new to me but having looked at their website it does indeed look very high tech and luxurious. Obviously with a travel size like this you sadly don't get that feel but you do get the chance to try it before making the investment seeing as the full size is £47 plus travel sized cleansers are so handy! Sjal was founded by Mother and Daughter Karen and Kristin Petrovich, who both look incredible I have to say! (website here). The brand is all about anti-ageing skincare that bridges elements of ancient eastern medicines with the latest in biotechnology infused with the energy through precious minerals and gemstones. I love this mother and daughter connection and I am a big believer in crystal healing powers so this certainly intrigues me more. I love cleansers and this  one was .... ok. Extremely gentle and it does indeed leave your skin feeling very fresh, clean and brighter looking but in all honesty just nothing mind blowing for me. I didn't see a difference in my pores but think it needs longer use perhaps. I personally prefer an oil or balm cleanser which is maybe why this didn't wow me but if you love gel cleansers then you could love this one. The brand definitely intrigues me to want to try more, hence sizes such as this are a god send! 

Mintd Box, August, Post Holiday Recovery Edit - Skincare
I can safely say that once again Mintd Box have come to the rescue with these post holiday TLC steps. As you can maybe guess for me the stars of the show are without a doubt Su-Man Rehydrating Essence, Ameliorate and Cocolux Australia. All products I recommend you look into and maybe try out for yourself and another good reason why I can recommend signing up to Mintd Box if you aren't already because the savings are incredible for the standard of brands that you receive every month. 

As you know I am such a genuine fan of Mintd Box and am never swayed in my opinions that I give. For me, they just get it right with being so on the ball with the brands that they work with plus they make the task of 'reviewing' an absolute joy for me as a blogger.  

Just  to remind you! 
You can sign up to Mintd Box here with free delivery in the UK and free delivery on your first box using code WELCOME17. Available Worldwide and ships to UK, W Europe, North America and Australia! Don't forget, any new subscribers who purchase a 3 or 6 month plan shall receive the amazing newly launched Argentum Illuminating Bar worth a whopping £104 (from Net a Porter)!

For those of you who followed my Instagram Stories you will have seen some of my Summer adventures #YachtLife .... hence all these products are being put to good use! (a few holliday snaps below ☀️).

Any products caught your eye? 
What is your Post Holiday must have!