At this time of year, we are bombarded by the words 'detox, diet, fitness, health etc' which sometimes forces you to turn the other way because getting motivated can be really hard. We know we can't ignore the fact that we may have indeed had a little too much indulgence over the past month, but when it comes to detoxing your skin, thank god it is a lot easier. You simply need some magical beauty gems in your life that shall awaken, brighten and revitalise your skin to make you feel recharged and ready for the new year ahead. Of course having a healthy diet and lifestyle is most important to your skin's health so start one step at a time because that way you are more likely to succeed.

I must admit I find getting motivated physically hard, but when it comes to skincare I am more than ready to change things up and I look forward to what my Mintd Box has to bring, as I know that they shall help me get through any month... *sigh* if only Mintd did fitness boxes too, then I would be skinny with fabulous skin. Looks like I shall have to settle on fabulous skin for now! Which brings me on to telling you all about the January edition box themed Recharge. 

Mintd Box, Recharge Box, January 2018
Once again I will just reiterate in case you are not familiar with Mintd Box exactly what they are as I review them each and every month here on the blog. In brief, when you subscribe to Mintd Box, every month or every other month, you only ever receive FULL sized or DELUXE sized high end, a-list, beauty products that are themed for the month and shall save you a small fortune. No Samples, no let downs, just the latest in beauty. You can in fact click Mintd Boxes in the Categories section in the header bar (top of page!) where you can see all previous months boxes and their contents. It mainly features skincare as opposed to make-up but all is only ever 'high end'. 

The January Recharge box contains 4 FULL SIZED + 1 SUPER DELUXE SIZED products all of which are all stocked in high end beauty stores such as Space NK, Harvey Nicols and Net A Porter.

All products featured in the Recharge box bring formulas and ingredients that are warm, uplifting, gentle and full of vitamins to help both our skin and body. They shall all help to hydrate, boost and renew the skin and give you your glow back. 

What better way to get your skin feeling and looking great than with this little lot and the bright colours alone instantly make you feel energised .... let the recharging begin! 

Mintd Box, Recharge Box, January 2018
Mintd Box, Recharge Box, January 2018
The 'RECHARGE' Luxury Contents:-
1. Sunday Riley C.E.O. Cleansing Oil (Full Size £35)
2. Anne Semonin Radiance Cubes (Full Size £50)
3. Rodial Dragons Blood Hyaluronic Mask (Full Size £45)
4. Scentered Escape Balm (Full Size £14.50)
5. Quinteassential Cleanse Loose Leaf Tea (Super Deluxe Size £8)

The contents of this box have a combined value of over £152.50/€171 for which you only pay £70/€79 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £82.50/€93 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. A brilliant saving as always and is exactly why Mintd Box is the ideal way to try new brands. 

Mintd Box, Recharge Box, January 2018
When I saw the line up of this months box, there were two brands in particular that got me very excited so let me tell you about the first one that did ... 
Mintd Box, Recharge Box, January 2018
1. Sunday Riley C.E.O. Cleansing Oil (Full Size £35(link here!)
A Cleansing Oil that is suitable for both wet and dry use and instantly dissolves make-up, dirt, excess oils etc to thoroughly clean your skin. It contains ingredients that are naturally rich in AHA's, BHA's and antioxidants like Vitamin C, Tumeric and Lime Pearl extract to ensure your complexion is left feeling soft and calm. 

Sunday Riley is a brand where every product intrigues me and whatever it is, I want to try it. I think this is solely down to Instagram where Sunday Riley products are always a hot topic. Thanks to Mintd Box I have tried a few things now and I did love the Luna Sleeping Oil (here) so I had high hopes for this product. I love cleansing oils in general and this one is very different to any other that I own. It is a very loose, slippy oil which makes it great for facial massage yet it's very lightweight which I love. I used it on a dry face only (not on the eyes) to remove my face makeup and it did the job well. The oil smells of tangerines which I really love as it makes the oil feel fresh and clean. Being a Vitamin C based cleanser this really does help to brighten the skin and would be a great first step for those who like to use brightening Vitamin C serums also. I don't know if it is just me, but when I wash it off, my skin smells of bar soap! It did leave my skin looking very matte and I felt my pores were tighter which is a great bonus to this product. However I wouldn't advise using it on the eyes as I feel it could cause them to feel sensitive and sore. But all round, this is a lovely cleanser that I think would be more ideal used as a second cleanse to help with large pores and super ideal as a summer cleansing option! 

Mintd Box, Recharge Box, January 2018
2. Anne Semonin Radiance Ice Cubes x 8 (Full Size £50(link here!)
An innovative creation in the form of facial ice cubes; think of them as cucumber for the face! Designed to be used straight from the freezer, they are based around 'cryotherapy' of lowering skin temperature, to instantly calm, de-puff, tighten, lift and brighten. By cooling the skin, blood vessels are forced to constrict which accelerates drainage and awakens skin and senses which is ideal for times when you need 'perking' up! Each cube contains a cocktail of ingredients such as wild indigo, marine spring water, red micro-algae, azaelic acid, primrose oil and lysine (all goodies!). To use, you take out your frozen cube from the freezer and wrap it inside one of the gauzes provided then rub it all over your face and neck. Simple.

These are super fancy pants I know and not at all an 'essential buy' but they're good fun plus they really help your skin in times of need. Another reason why Mintd Box is such a good deal as these are the type of products that you probably stalk online but are not likely to click 'buy' as they not cheap. I love the Anne Semonin eye cubes featured in a previous box (here) and are in fact in my freezer as we speak. I have to say having used these Radiance Cubes myself they do in fact work well. My skin definitely looked fresher and had more of a glow about it so I think there is a lot to be said for cryotherapy. The cubes are quite large in size so you may be rubbing for a while just to get value for money! These are definitely worth setting aside for special occasions or for when you have had a lack of sleep, woken up too early, over indulged and so on, which all contributes to puffiness so they will be a god send. I am a big fan of the Anne Semonin Exfoliating Mask as it has been a cult favourite of mine for a while now so I do recommend this brand if you are looking for a new line to try.

Mintd Box, Recharge Box, January 2018
3. Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Mask (Full Size £45(link here!)
A super hydrating gel mask that is designed to make skin look plumper with clever 3d filling spheres and gransil, a high performing spherical powder which provides enhanced aesthetics to formulations. The mask shall help to plump out fine lines and maintain hydration giving you a more comfortable feeling skin. The Dragon's Blood line, which is in fact an ingredient found by Rodial's founder Maria whilst travelling in Asia that has been used for centuries as a healing extract, works to form a second skin like film around the face to protect it against the environment.

I am a huge fan of the Dragons Blood line and absolutely love the velvet cream (here) plus the scent is delicious! I cannot put my finger on the smell but it's so fruity and gorgeous which makes me love the products even more. This mask is beautiful and it woks. It is all of the things that it claims; lightweight, hydrating, plumping and best of all, easy to use. I like to apply a generous layer and leave it on overnight to fully absorb and my skin loves it. You really don't need to wash this gel mask off at all as your skin shall drink it all in and reap the benefits. It does indeed plump up your skin making fine lines look less visible making it in my opinion, a tad magical! In fact this would would make a perfect in-flight mask and I absolutely love it. highly recommend it to anyone needing hydration and plumping ... I mean, who doesn't?!

Mintd Box, Recharge Box, January 2018
4. Scentered Escape Therapy Balm (Full Size £14.50(link here!)
A highly luxurious balm that helps you to recharge your batteries through essential oils. Escape is a woody, exotic blend featuring Oud, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Amber, Patchouli and Rose. The idea is to apply the balm to your pulse points and inhale, then reset your mood. Escape was designed for times in your life when you need to do just that and gain perspective and inspiration or to let go of your worries and frustrations. I think we could all do with one of these! 

First off, love the brand name Scentered, very clever! I love anything involving high quality essential oils as I am a firm believer in their power but I am not a big lover of a stick balm I have to admit. They just end up in a box somewhere kicking dust and going out of date, but after taking the lid off of this balm to sniff it, I am a new balm convert, .... well, only to this brand. This is me in a balm; all the essential oils that I adore. Oh and .... it works. Little story, my husband is a sceptic of anything like this but these are all his favourite notes so after telling him to 'sniff this' and him replying "my god what is that, it smells amazing?!" I was already applying it to his pulse points. Within seconds, I thought he was pulling my leg, he told me he was feeling odd! It literally got to work that quickly on him and it really helped to chill him out (work stress!) and that was him sold. I may have to wrestle him to get it back in fact. These balms are way more mighty than they look and 100% worth having in your collection. Little tip, don't apply too much as the scent is very strong and as your body warms, you will inhale the full force of this beautiful balm. 

Mintd Box, Recharge Box, January 2018
Mintd Box, Recharge Box, January 2018
5. Quinteassential Cleanse Loose Tea (Super Deluxe Size £8(link here!)
Quinteassential was created by Bernadine Tay, who used her scientific knowledge to create unique blends and has won 7 Great Taste Awards out of her 13 blends and is now tea judge. This 'beautea' holds some serious powers. Cleanse is a loose leaf tea that was inspired by chai tea and is designed to heal and rejuvenate containing, Top notes: ginger and cardamon, Middle notes: dates and oats, Base notes: Cacao and Pepper. Recommended after exercise, a meal or chocolate. 

The tea smells incredibly festive and very much like Chai. You are either a tea or a coffee person and I am so a tea person, especially being a Brit as I cannot function without a big mug of Assam first thing in the morning! I discovered this brand Quinteassential (again, brilliant name!) in a previous Mintd box here and loved their whole philosophy. You can actually see small pieces of dried ginger in the tea so if you like high quality tea then it doesn't get much better than this. Cleanse is an acquired taste, but knowing it is doing you the power of good helps! The tea comes with infusing pouches and stirrers so you can let it infuse resting over a cup and I love the clever QR code which you scan to play a music track that acts as your tea timer so you get the perfect brew time. It is details like that which make me love this brand and I am a strong believer in tea being good for the inside as well as the outside. 
Mintd Box, Recharge Box, January 2018
What a way to start the year; cleansed, recharged and brighterI have enjoyed each and every product in this box but for me the stars are definitely the Rodial Hyaluronic Mask and Scentered Escape BalmI have reviewed every monthly Mintd Box for over a year now and I say it post after post, Mintd Box are the only beauty subscription worth investing in if you are serious about skincare as you shall never be wasting your money.

If you are interested in the Recharge box for yourself don't forget your are saving  a massive £82.50/€93! Sign up to Mintd Box here with free delivery in the UK and free delivery worldwide on your first box using code MB2018! Available online Worldwide and ships to UK, W Europe, North America and Australia.

Another fabulous box don't you think?