British Brands are very much on top of their game today and are in as much demand as many a rival french or US skincare brand that were years ago thought of as the only origins for really good skincare. In fact, many people don't even realise that many big brands out there are in fact British.

A shining example is the amazing Mintd Box who are in fact British so this month they are gathering up some fellow brits to celebrate Great British Brands with the best in class when it comes to skincare. Being a Brit who lives abroad, I love to support brands of all origin but a British brand always feels special. So grab some tea and cake whilst I tell you all about each of the products and brands included this month.

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I am sure you know MINTD Box by now, but just in case you are new here ....

"When you subscribe to Mintd Box, either every month or every other month, you will only ever receive FULL sized or DELUXE sized high end, a-list, beauty products that are themed for that month which shall save you a small fortune. No Samples, no let downs, just the latest must-haves in beauty. You can, in fact, click 'Mintd Boxes in the Categories section' (top of the page!) where you can see all the previous months boxes and their contents. It mainly features skincare as opposed to make-up but all is only ever 'high end and full size'. It isn't cheap but the products are premium and the savings are huge".

This rather royal edition houses 4 FULL/DELUXE sized British brands, all found in high-end beauty stores. The bejewelled crown detailing on the packaging is just the cherry on a very British cake. I mean, how stunning is it?! You wouldn't even guess it was MINTD Box, but this is just how extra Team MINTD really is.

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This month shall be an indulgence with Great British Brands Votary, Ila Spa, Aurelia and De Mamiel

The products included in this month's curation have all been chosen for their ability to repair, nourish, illuminate, smooth, hydrate, brighten and rescue your skin.

Mintd Box, Great British Brands
Mintd Box, Great British Brands
The 'GREAT BRITISH BRANDS' Luxury Contents:-
1. De Mamiel Pure Calm Cleansing Dew  (Super Deluxe Size £15)
2. Ila Spa Day Cream for Glowing Radiance (Full Size £66)
3. Votary London Blemish Rescue Oil (Full Size £35)
4. Aurelia Illuminate & Smooth Eye Cream (Full Size £48) 

This month's edit is available via monthly, bimonthly, 3, 6 or 12 month subscription plans!
*Free Gift With Purchase * & options to buy at the Gift Store.

The contents of this box have a combined value of over *£164/€186 for which you only pay £70/€78 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £94/€106 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. There are limited numbers of this box so be sure to be quick to secure. 

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This box does, in fact, contain two brands that I absolutely adore thanks to previous boxes being Votary  London and De Mamiel so when I saw that they were included I was very excited to delve in.

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1. DE MAMIEL Pure Calm Cleansing Dew (Super Deluxe 20ml Size £15) (here!)
A clever gel cleanser was designed to counteract the ageing effects of city living by soothing the skin yet also kick-starting a sluggish, lacklustre complexion at the same time. This, in turn, helps to reverse the effects of environmental damage caused daily. 

I love the brand De Mamiel because I know their products work, simple as! They are luxurious yet have a very positive effect on the body. I would not be without their Altitude Oil as that is one miracle worker that I can not recommend to anyone enough (review here). 

So having not used this Cleanser before, it may now just be my favourite product from the box. The first thing you will notice instantly from pumping this cleanser out into your hand is the scent. It is like a spa in a jar as this works on a holistic level, with aromas of cypress and blue tansy helping to 'centre' and restore a sense of wellbeing. The blend of pure raspberry seed oil, ferulic acid ester and prickly pear help repair and protect from free radicals. The aim is to inhale the oil before any cleansing takes place as trust me, you'll want to do this. The wonderful gel-oil texture is a dream to work with and applies all over your skin like a facial oil. You simply massage it all over your face and neck (damp hands work best) then add a little water to create a milk for easy removal. I personally like to use this in the evening as a second cleanse after having removed all of my make up first, then use this as a ritual that relaxes me and my skin for the evening. It is just the perfect way to round off a day trust me! This is a deluxe size, so it's a great travel item although I feel I may need to invest in the larger size now as this really beautiful. If you are looking for a cleanser that is 'extra' than look no further than this one. 

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2. ILA SPA  Day Cream for Glowing Radiance (Full Size £66) (here!)
A light, fluffy day cream that uses Rosa Damascena oil to hydrate, soften and bring radiance to your skin. Fresh Rose Damascene will help restore vitality, Rosehip Seed Oil helps to heal scar tissue, Rose Otto helps with skin regeneration and sandalwood nourishes and rejuvenates. 

Another brand that I have got to love through MINTD as their body balms are out if this world, so if you are looking for a body treat or a gift may be to really pamper someone then its a must (here!). This day cream is an absolute dream to apply in the mornings because it is light, creamy, super hydrating yet absorbs really nicely to leave your skin with a subtle healthy glow. The scent is very unique, almost like smoky roses as the sandalwood really adds warmth and comfort to the initial rose scent. This is perfect for daily use and dry/dehydrated skins, in particular, will love it. Plus their gorgeous Glow Serum (featured in Julys box) makes an ideal pairing with this day cream if you really want your skin to look dewy and hydrated. This will surely be my ideal day cream for the Autumn/Winter.

Ila Spa is a prime example of a great British brand as it took them two years to find the right type of Roses to use in their skincare sourced from India and wild-harvested at dawn; the petals of 38 flowers are in fact used to produce just one drop of oil. Their products are created in a meditative environment by hand in the Cotswolds using natural ingredients and minimal processing and support tribal communities, villages and farmers all over the world. A brand that certainly deserves much recognition I say!

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3. VOTARY LONDON Blemish Rescue Oil (Full Size £35) (here!)
Hand-blended in small batches from the UK, co-founder Arabella Preston’s iconic green bottles are recyclable and filled with nature’s finest ingredients (without any nasty irritants) to provide soothing and age-defying nutrients. Instead of drying blemishes out, Votary treats them with Tamanu and Salicylic oil, a blend of skin-healing natural oils and 2% salicylic acid to help skin recover quickly… without getting sore and angry. 

I LOVE Votary oils and if you are yet to try them, then add them to your list. We all get breakouts lets face it so who doesn't need a little saviour in their stocks and this is what we have here. Now I have a holy grail breakout helper (Cloud 9 Clarity gel here!) and in my opinion, it is the best of the best but I am always open to trying more of course. I love that this is an oil because oil bases ensure that your skin doesn't dry out or scar like lots of other spot treatments can cause. I will report back on this as my skin hasn't had any great emergency of late but I know it will do wonders because Votary oils are just incredible and they really do cater for every skin type. I am a big believer that everyone should be using a good facial oil so if you don't then Votary is a great brand to go to and they last such a great amount of time too.  Votary are 100% one of my favourite brands for facial oils. 

Mintd Box, Great British Brands
Mintd Box, Great British Brands
4. AURELIA  illuminate & Smooth Eye Cream (Full Size £48) (here!)
A lightweight eye treatment that is a cocktail of probiotic ingredients and BioOrganic botanicals, designed to help nurture, brighten and combat signs of ageing and fatigue. It aims to reduce dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles using Arnica with Centella Asiatica and Butcher's Broom to leave skin looking smoother, radiant and revived. Aureila is a brand that I haven't really tried to be fair but is made in Britain, with the purest of BioOrganic ingredients sourced sustainably from around the world.

I love trying new eye creams as I still feel I am forever on a hunt for 'the magic one' so it's always exciting. This eye cream has a very unique balm texture that needs to be applied with a light hand, using just the tip of your ring finger to carefully apply a small amount to the eye area. The balm then warms and transforms into a slippier, more balmy texture. In truth, I wasn't convinced after the first use that this was for me. I am not a fan of balms around my eyes as I hate anything that feels heavy or oily and this felt a little too rich for my eyes. However, it did hydrate intensely to keep my eye area looking bright, dewy and I did find that my concealer sat around my eyes much better as the cream made everything look a lot smoother with less creasing. I definitely need to use it more to adjust to the texture and know what the right amount to use is. If you suffer from dryness around your eyes and always tend to look for rich, hydrating creams then this is your guy and you will love it. I do however worry how long this will last as there is not much in the jar I have to say, in fact, it looks almost empty (I hit the bottom of the jar after pressing down first try) but it does state that it is 15ml because of the concentrated formula so only time will tell and shall have to keep you posted on that. But I do love the uniqueness of this product and the results which it gave me which is most important, and it really is unlike anything else I have tried which I like! 

Mintd Box, Great British Brands
I think many people will be surprised to learn that these brands are all, in fact, British and what a great celebration of skincare goodness. This is why MINTD Box are leaders in putting together, month after month, products that are new, exciting, innovative, high quality and effective. 

The star products of the box for me are most definitely the De Mamiel Cleansing Dew and Ila Spa Day day cream but as the brands go, Votary London is one that I always get excited about seeing included. 

Mintd Box, Great British Brands
Should you want to try this box for yourself, act fast as there are limited numbers available but all subscription details are here if you want to sign yourself up! 

I love this theme and think maybe Mintd should theme a box by country more often as this was a great introduction to brands that aren't so well widespread; agreed?!