The September Goodiebox landed with me very recently and I was very excited to try these products.

This month’s box is called: When In Doubt, Dance It Out.

The general idea is: to be happy, means doing things that makes you happy. And therefore, we say: when in doubt dance it out.
Dancing releases feel-good endorphins that makes you relax and feel good in your body, and that makes you completely free from worried for a while.
With this month’s Goodiebox we encourage all women to stop worrying about others opinions and expectations. We need to stop worrying about what others think, and stand by ourselves.
You do you and own it. Less rules, more dancing.

You can also see the review on my YouTube Channel.

We Love The Planet – Deocreme Sweet & Soft

Their words:

A deodorant that is both good for you and your planet? Yes please! We really like the We Love The Planets creme deodorant, that is vegan and filled with ingredients that calms and hydrated the skin. It gets absorbed quickly without clogging the pores and helps you keep fresh in a natural way. Apply a small amount in a clean armpit.

My thoughts: I love that this is a vegan deodorant that is good for both you and the planet! On the other hand, I have only ever encountered one deodorant that I actually want to and remember to keep using. I really hope I like this, and if all else fails, I can use the tin can afterwards.

Applying: Kind of melted in my hands so it became very creamy. I can imagine it being a bit harder and a bit awkward to reapply throughout the day

Feel: I did not have a problem with this at all, it did not feel sticky or wet, even though it looked glistering.

Packaging: The packaging is super cute and reminds me of a mint container.

Scent: The scent is soapy but not overpowering. The soapy scent is more to the “creamy” side. Does that make sense?

Labels: Vegan. Zero Waste. Eco Control.

Ingredients:

Tocopherol: A form of vitamin E. Antioxidant.

Helianthus Annus Seed Oil: Sunflower seed oil. Replenish, strengthen and soothe skin. Good on dry, dehydrated or compromised skin. Can help reduce signs of stress or irritation to the skin.
Coconut oil: Acts as an emollient. Moisturizing. Can help treat dandruff, dull hair, dry and itchy scalp, eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.
Helps skin retain moisture. Suitable for irritated or sensitive skin since it is non-fragrant. Antioxidant and aids against wrinkles and the signs of aging.


Fragrance: Can be sensitizing. Can also be called Parfum.
Salvia Officinalis: Can function as an antioxidant. Sensitizing.

Claims: Definitely got absorbed quickly and felt just fine. Seemed to work pretty okay and did make me feel a bit fresher.

Price:  97 DKK – 13 EURO – 15 USD

Will I use it again: Hmmm. I will use it up but I am really unsure if I will buy it again since I am so bad at remembering to apply deodorant.

DE_CURE – N° EYE5 Revitalizing Eye Repair

Their words:

If Netflix kept you awake a bit too long yesterday, don’t fear! Your new hero is right here. De_Cures Revitalizing Eye Repair is made with a wonderful depuffing cucumber effect. It has a anti-inflammatory effect, that helps the skins restore itself. Use your ring finger to dap the creme carefully in your eye area. Remember the eye lid.

My thoughts: I am truly sorry but I am in that group that thinks that eye creams are not really necessary. They can be nice and a great experience, but how much more do they actually give me compared to a normal moisturizer? I truly don’t know.

Applying: Easy to apply, sank in quickly and made my eye area look brighter in general.

Feel: Felt nice, light and softening.

Packaging: Packaging is very standard I feel like. This small tube concept reminds me of doctors and special treatment creams.

Scent: Has absolutely no scent.

Labels: I can find none.

Ingredients:
↑ Squalane
: Hydrating. Emollient. Great antioxidant while being a source of replenishing fatty acids.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride: Derived from coconut oil & glycerin.  Emollient & skin replenishing. Has a mix of fatty acids that skin can use to replenish its surface and resist moisture loss. Also a thickener.
Sodium Hyaluronate: Replenish. Salt form of hyaluronic acid.
Glycerin: Replenish & restoring. Hydrating.
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract: Antioxidants and skin soothing.
Tocopherol: A form of vitamin E. Antioxidant.
Hippophae Rhamnoides: Sea buckthorn. Great antioxidant. Good source of various vitamins (C, B and E) Soothing.
Ubiquinone: Also known as Coenzyme Q10. Antioxidant and energizing.
Oryzanol: Potent antioxidant
Ferulic Acid: Defends skin against environmental assault. Antioxidant.
Curcuma Longa Root: Tumeric. Great antioxidant.
Almond Oil: Non-volatile, non-fragrant. Emollient. Skin replenishing and moisturizing.
Niacinamide: Also called vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid. Improves appearance of enlarged pores, fine lines, dullness and uneven skin tone. Skin restoring and skin soothing. Antioxidant.
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate: Form of vitamin C. Antioxidant. Helps brighten uneven skin tone.
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1: Is also called pal-GHK or Palmitoyl Oligeopeptide. Helps repair skin damage and strengthens the skin.
Glycine Soja Oil: Emollient and antioxidant.

Claims:  Not many claims to talk about here, and I don’t really agree with the ones they have.

Price: 555 DKK – 74,5 EURO – 86,5 USD

Will I use it again: I will definitely use it up but I won’t buy a new one. It’s just a bit too expensive for how good I think it is.

Valquer – Shampoo Bar

Their words:

Give your hair a mental getaway with Valquers Shampoo Bar, that is both good for you and the environment. Spoiler: it does not come in a plastic bottle. The bar is made of grapeseed and aloe vera and gives a wonderful foaming structure. Massage the bare directly on damp hair, add more water if it is necessary, massage it gently from the scalp to the tips and then rinse.

My thoughts: Oh no no, I haaaate bars. Generally, for my hands, I feel like they are too drying, and for my hair they seem to rough and awkward. I hope this will go well…

Applying: I must be honest with you. I did not use it as they say you should. The rubbing a bar directly on your scalp feel is one that I do not like at all! Instead I used is as a normal hand soap. Rubbed it in my palms and used it in my hair as normal soap. I got to say compared to how sceptical I was I got pleasantly surprised.

Feel: It felt like any other normal shampoo in my hair, and I got a pleasant mindful feeling when using it because I took my time to lather it up in my hands instead of just slapping it on my head. After washing the shampoo out but still being in the shower my hair felt a bit dryer, but as soon as it started drying it felt much better, and just like it normally does after a shower.

Packaging: Packaging is cute, simple and good for the environment.

Scent: The scent is soapy in another way than the deodorant. It is more citrusy.

Labels: Soap free. Vegan. Animal Friendly. Environmentally friendly.

Ingredients:
Glycerin: Replenish & restoring. Hydrating.
Tocopherol: A form of vitamin E. Antioxidant.
Grape Seed Oil: Emollient, non-fragrant, antioxidant. Gives a thin texture and non-greasy feel compared to other oils.

Fragrance: Can be sensitizing. Can also be called Parfum.
Linalool: Fragrant component made of lavender and coriander. Can be sensitizing.
Hexyl Cinnamal: Jasmine-like fragrance. Can be sensitizing.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: SLS. Surfactant, skin conditioning and emulsifier. It is one of the most sensitizing cleansing agents.
Isopropyl Alcohol: This is rubbing alcohol and is sensitizing.
Amyl Cinnamal: Also called Alpha-Amyl Cinnamic Aldehyde. Smells like jasmine. Fragrance and therefore sensitizing.

Claims: Oh yes the foam was great in this. And yes again, this was the only real claim they had.

Price:  90 DKK – 12 EURO – 14 USD

Will I use it again: I will definitely use this up. If I will buy a new one of this exact type I do not know, but I am very interested in trying out more shampoo bars now.

Figs & Rouge – Ultra Prime Blurring Primer & Finishing Fix

Their words:

Say hello to your new hero against greasy makeup skin. There is four reasons that we love this product.
1. The Product has a Silicone-free formula that evens imperfections and removes unwanted shine.
2. It absorbs excess oil and gives a matte look.
3. It smooths and refreshes the skin
4. It minimizes pores, and with it’s anti-blemish effect, reduces imperfections in the skin.
Use it after your moisturizer and dab it gently in the t-zone. Let it dry before putting on your foundation.

My thoughts: Another thing that is not mentioned in their words, is that on the packaging right above the name of the product, they wrote: satin soft. So I am expecting the softest primer ever.
Oh and another quick thing; why do these types of things always say they minimize pores? That is literally impossible. So stop it please.

Applying: Not as soft as I wanted it to be. Went on smoothly though I feel like it clashes a bit with my moisturizer leaving fluff behind, making it a bit harder to look flawless. It did fill my pores in fairly well, and mattified pretty much everywhere but my forehead.

Feel: The product itself feels more creme like, than it feels satin soft and smooth. The area around my nose felt super dry after using it (granted I have been blowing my nose a lot, but it should not make my skin feel more dry after use).

Packaging: Cute pink and pretty packaging.

Scent: I am a bit unsure about this one. It does smell like something but what it is, I don’t know. Compared to the fact that is has both fragrance and limonene, I am wondering why they put these in at all if the scent is indefinable.

Labels: I can find none.

Ingredients:
Glycerin: Replenish & restoring. Hydrating.
Sodium Hyaluronate: Replenish. Salt form of hyaluronic acid.
Althea Officinalis: This is the Latin name for the marshmallow plant. It is skin soothing
Rubus Chamaemorus Fruit Extract: Also called Cloudberry.  Rich source of vitamin E, beta-carotene and anthocyanins. Antioxidant. Contains fatty acids that helps replenish compromised skin. Calming.
Salicylic Acid: Also called Beta Hydroxy acid (BHA). Primarily acts as an exfoliant, but overall addresses many of the causes of acne. Can reduce breakouts, this includes blackheads and whiteheads because it can penetrate into the pore. It has soothing abilities, can help calm aggravated skin, minimize the appearance of uneven skin tone and can hydrate so immensely it may result in smoother skin.


↓ Fragrance:
Can be sensitizing. Can also be called Parfum. When using the term fragrance, it is unknown if there are one fragrance or 20.
Limonene: Fragrance from citrus oils, pine trees or spices of mint. Can be sensitizing when exposed to air but otherwise a strong antioxidant and can calm skin.
Denatured Alcohol:  Drying form of alcohol that weakens and aggravate the skin. If it is listed as the fifth or higher on the ingredient list, there is a great risk of sensitizing skin. In this ingredient list, it is number 10 almost right after parfume…

Claims: Does not really remove shine or mattifies, my forehead was still oily after using this. It does smooth out pretty okay and fill my pores making them look smaller, it does not minimize my pores though.

Price: 295 DKK – 39,5 EURO – 46 USD

Will I use it again: I truly don’t think so.

Vita Liberata – Body Blur

Their words:

Your new favourite for sunkissed skin. Vita Liberatas Body Blur covers the body beautifully and gives a natural and even look. It is not a self-tanner so it can easily be washed off. The colour stays on for up to 24 hours and does not smear. Use in face and body as needed. Remember to wash hands after using it.

My thoughts: Since it is not a self-tanner, but still gives a tanned look, is it just tinted makeup then? This to me seems very weird. Like are you only going to look tanned for one night? Is it an event? When do you need this?
Though I find this product confusing, I also know, that others might not as much as I do – that is because I have never been into that whole “you have to look tan” craze. I actually kind of like my pale ass skin.
And another question; how does it stay on for 24 hours while being easily washed off? Wouldn’t my sweat just smear it out or take it off? Especially since they wrote on the product that it could stain fabric.
Oh and ANOTHER thought: why do they tell you to make a patch test 24 hours before use? Did they put some weird stuff in here, or is it actually more like a self-tanner than makeup???

Applying: This was easy to apply, though I did take too much on when I first used this. It took soooo dang long for it to dry down, but granted I might have put on a way too thick coat.

Feel:  Well first off, I am glad I did not use this on my face, because this colour. Yikes. It does dry down to a more “subtle” colour but just nope. For this to have a tanning effect, for me there is too much glitter in here. If you really rub it in and give it some time, it can give a very nice glow and tan.

Packaging: This packaging to me just look like an ordinary tanning packaging. It is brown and shimmery – just like they want you to look after using this.

Scent: I really wanted this to smell like chocolate mousse, then I would at lease get some use out of it. It does not really smell like anything.

Labels: I cannot find any labels on here.

Ingredients:
Glycerin: Replenish & restoring. Hydrating.
Butyrospermum Parkii: Shea butter. Smoothing properties, is a rich source of antioxidants & has skin-replenishing fatty acids. Great in products designed to improve dry skin.
Tocopheryl Acetate: A form of vitamin E. Antioxidant.
Panthenol: Attracts & holds moisture.
Titanium Dioxide: Thickening, whitening, lubricating and sunscreen ingredient. Protects against UVA and UVB radiation.
Homosalate: Active sunscreen ingredient that primarily provides UVB protection. Non-sensitizing.
Octocrylene: Sunscreen agent that protects from UVB. Helps stabilize UVA sunscreen active avobenzone. Can be sensitizing to some people just like any other synthetic sunscreen actives.

Claims: I went to shower some hours after using this, so I don’t really know how long it wears.
 It did go off super easy though. And when I say super easy I mean; I wanted to see how easy but after stepping into the shower and looking at my arm it was already gone easy. Yup, I did not even get to scrub or rub or anything is was just gone.

Price:  349 DKK – 47 EURO – 54,5 USD

Will I use it again: I really don’t know in what kind of situation I might need this, but nonetheless I will not buy a new one.

So that is all for my the When In Doubt, Dance It Out Goodiebox!

Have you ever tried any of these products before and what do you think?

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time.

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