I was recently invited to sign up at Influenster to be part of a review panel of various green products. Influenster is an “Exclusive Community of Trendsetters Invited to Receive Free Products” and I was honored to receive the request. . The VoxBox showed up about 2 weeks ago and included:
- Pureology Hydrate Shampoo
- Pureology Hydrate Light Condition
- Desert Essence Oil Control Moisturizer
- Maxim Hygiene Variety Pack
- Kiss My Face Peace Soap
- ZSweet All Natural Zero Calorie Sweetener Box (packets)
- ZSweet All Natural Zero Calorie Sweetener Canister
- Rishi Tea Chocolate Chai Tea
I haven’t tried every product yet, but I have gotten a good start in sampling most of them.
Hands down my favorite is the Pureology Hydrate Light Condition. Made with organic botanical Peppermint, Sage, and Rosemary, it smells heavenly in the bottle, in your hair and even on your hands and body long after rinsing it out! A little bit goes a long way which is great since I tend to have to use a lot. Although it claims to be a “light” conditioner, it has the consistency of a creme rinse, which is mandatory for my thick curls. I have fallen in love with this product.
The Pureology Hydrate Shampoo has also worked great on my hair, although I will say I don’t keep up well with my coloring so I could not test it’s Anti Fade claims. The Multiweight Protein Complex: Soy, Oat, and Wheat and Signature Aromatherapy Blend: Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Anise, and Patchouli make for a great lather and wonderful scented product.
Kiss My Face Peace Soap was another favorite from the bunch. This light Pomegranate Acai scented castile soap with claims to have 101 uses including body wash, veggie wash, laundry and more, has been a great addition to the house. Additionally, 10% of proﬁts from each product sold supports Seeds of Peace and their mission to help young people from regions of conflict develop the leadership skills necessary to advance reconciliation and coexistence. The only place this product fell short so far was the bubble bath. The suds disappeared almost instantly, but it still made for a great scented bath, so all is well.
I have been pushing the Desert Essence Oil Control Moisturizer on my 15 year old son. I was always blessed with fairly clear skin and I cringe at all the harsh chemicals he puts on his face. I love tea tree products, they leave me feeling so refreshed. It works as a great moisturizer, not greasy feeling at all and it almost has a tightening feeling.
On a shorter note, I’m not one to use sweeteners, my preferred option is organic pure cane sugar, so I have not tried the Zsweet products and honestly, I don’t know if I will. However, I did let my mother-in-law have a few packets and she liked it very much. I still have to try the Chocolate Chai, too. Maybe if I need to sweeten it up, I’ll try the Zsweet, stay tuned.
I also tried the Maxim tampon made with Organic and Natural Cotton, Chlorine/Dioxin Free, Synthetic Free, Wood Fluff Pulp Free, Hypoallergenic/Irritation Free, Eco-Friendly & User-Friendly, too. With the long list of healthy pluses and it did the job at hand, I recommend trying these as an alternative to their toxic competition.
Influenster did a great job putting together a variety of great eco-friendly products to try. I really can’t say anything bad about any of them. If you are a blogger check them out on Twitter and Facebook for upcoming boxes to review and too see what others are saying about their VoxBox green products. I think the next box headed out is for foodie bloggers. YUM! Would love to try to qualify for that! Can we squeeze it in with Green Biz??
Have you tried any of the products above? What do you think of them?
Disclosure: I received this VoxBox free of charge from Influenster. All ideas, thoughts, words and opinions are my own and are not influenced by Influenster or the product companies featured.
Danielle Sauers says
Oh no worries, thanks for the reply 🙂
Eco-Office Gals says
I don’t know that everyone did or didn’t. This had been the first one I was sent an email inviting me to review the products, the site wasn’t fully functional at that time. the second box, which I need to review I was invited based upon my participation in the first one. So, I’m not sure how it would work for new people signing on. I wish I was better help. Sorry.
Danielle Sauers says
I just signed up for Influenster and am hoping to get some boxes! I earned a few badges, some are pending approval, but I was wondering–once you earn a badge, is that all you need to qualify for that Voxbox? Meaning did everyone who had the green badge get this box that you reviewed? Maybe you don’t know the answer to this, but I couldn’t find any further info at Influenster so I thought I’d ask here. Thanks!