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Is this my secret to good skin? What’s Love Aiki got to do, got to do with it

I received Love Aiki’s November box in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

I hope I won’t jinx it by saying this out loud, but despite the stress of the season (compounded by little sleep and a lot of baked goods) my skin has been clear as day and not at all puffy or haggard. (Then again, it’s early days yet.) I’m thinking it must have something to do with the skincare products I’ve been trying the past couple of weeks. They’re from Love Aiki, a subscription box that delivers four to five full-size organic and natural skincare products customized to your skin type every other month.

Love Aiki November 2019

Love Aiki offers three subscription options (all prices in USD):

  • Gift a box commitment-free for $29.99
  • A bi-monthly subscription for $38.99/box
  • A three-month subscription for $104.97/three boxes

Shipping in North America is free for subscribers and $8.99/box for non-subscribers who purchase a gift box delivered in North America. Love Aiki ships worldwide (international shipping costs vary).

Love Aiki November 2019 open box

This is the second Love Aiki box I’ve received and like the first, the contents were carefully packed and arrived in brand-new condition. No leaks or spills. You can see the product card there on top, which includes brief descriptions of everything enclosed.

Love Aiki November 2019 Earth Harbour Glow Juice mask

Earth Harbor Glow Juice Refining Enzyme Mask ($40/60ml)

A purple paradise, this fast-acting AHA/BHA gel mask naturally resurfaces and cools and firms skin with red seaweed, fruit enzymes, white willow bark and aloe leaf juice to reveal greater clarity, improved skin texture and a more youthful glow — all without irritating your skin. Suitable for all skin types. 

This mask feels wonderful going on — it’s cool, light and clear, with a lemony scent and the tiniest tingle. My skin always feels clean and refreshed after using it, and not at all irritated or tight. Highly recommend!

Love Aiki November 2019 Niu Body Hydrate serum 2

NIU Body Hydrate Moisturizing Facial Serum ($38/30ml)

Is your skin feeling as dull and tired as your ex? Break up with dryness, eczema and rosacea once and for all. My ultra-hydrating properties come from my sweet almond oil which is loaded with omega 3s.

I’m convinced that using oil on my face will make it break out (‘tho I don’t actually have any evidence to support it) so I haven’t used this serum. In fairness to you (and to Love Aiki), I should have asked a friend to try it and share their thoughts. Let me do that and get back to you. ❤️

Love Aiki November 2019 Linne Refresh Mineral Mist

Linné Botanicals Refresh Mist ($8/120ml)

Mist face, neck and body with Refresh to hydrate skin as needed and enhance the absorption of other products. Contains ingredients know to reduce inflammation, minimize pores, promote elasticity, suppress bacterial infections, and stimulate, oxygenate and protect cell health. 

I love mists and use this one a couple of times a day on my face and neck. It feels refreshing and luxurious and smells like the spa. Apparently it’s a bottomless bottle because I’ve been using it all the time and I’ve barely made a dent. And $8 for this size is a bargain. I would buy it for sure.

Love Aiki November 2019 Blaq Charcoal Wipes

Love Aiki November 2019 Blaq Charcoal Wipes close up

BLAQ Dual-Sided Charcoal Wipes ($20)

These dual-sided black cloths are pre-soaked with detoxifying charcoal, exfoliating glycolic acid and other alpha hydroxy acids to cleanse and gently remove the top layer of dead skin cells — revealing brighter, more even skin. 

I am deep in hermit mode over here and have only worn make up a couple of times in the past few weeks but each time these wipes did a brilliant job taking it off, with zero irritation to the skin. $20 for 25 wipes is dear so I’ve got these sealed up in a container to make doubly sure they don’t dry out between uses.

Love Aiki November 2019 full contents 2

November’s Love Aiki box is valued at $106 USD or about two and a half times the purchase price. I’m very happy with the products I’ve tried and the full sizes should be enough to carry me through the holiday season to January’s delivery. If you’re looking to try a clean skincare box or gift one to someone else, I think Love Aiki is a safe bet.

What do you think of Love Aiki? What are some of your favourite clean skincare products?

1 Comment

  1. Phyllis says

    Great package – I think I would enjoy all of it. Love the thought of those mists. I admit I don’t use face masks… Lazy ?? yup but would give that one a try. My skin would thank me for it I’m sure. I use rose water as a toner and Cetaphyl as a cleanser. I am a creature of habit and reach for the same products regularly. Lucky you to have the benefit of all the variety… Enjoy

    As always, love your pics

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