Getting Foxy with LILFOX

I received the LILFOX Jungle Glow Rainforest Honey Enzyme Cleanser + Mask in my Beauty Heroes Box.  It came with the Cleopatra Restorative Milk + Honey Beauty Mask as the side kick.  Once you get past the incredibly long names of these products, you will find some treasures.  I have had both of these for quite some time and now that I have about one more application of the Jungle Glow left, I thought it was time to finally write about them.

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First let’s talk about the brand.  LILFOX was created by Alexis Rose, also known as Madame Fox, in Miami, Florida.  She is a certified aromatherapist and essential oil educator.  Her products are made in micro-batches and hand-blended and poured into Amethyst Glass to protect the formulas.  “All products are free of synthetic fragrances, butylene glycol, silicones, sodium sulfates, phthalates, gmos, petroleum, paragons and harsh preservatives”  and they are never tested on animals.  If you want to read why you should avoid these ingredients, you can do so here.

When this product arrived, I was excited to be introduced to a new brand.  After all, that is one of the main reasons I subscribe to beauty boxes.  I think of it as a way to experience new products at a discounted price.

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At first sight, I was in love with the packaging.  I am a believer that packaging is everything!  The amethyst jars and simple, elegant labels are a plus for me.  The mask is a thick, olive greenish-brown color.  It smells earthy with a hint of honey.

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Inside the jar, the Jungle Glow mask is a truly special treat.  It can be used as a mask or a cleanser. This beautiful mask contains Amazonian white clay and raw cacao along with maracuja and rosehip oils for their skin-plumping abilities.  You are probably asking “what is maracuja oil?”  Well, you might not be, but I sure was!

Maracuja comes from the Passionflower plant. One of its many benefits is that it is anxiety-reducing.  Both the rosehip oil and maracuja oil are high in linoleic acid, which is great for decreasing inflammation and calming reactive skin.  The antibacterial properties and the enzymes of the honey not only cleanse, but also help slough off any dead skin cells to give your skin a fresh, radiant glow.  The gentle exfoliation comes from finely ground rosehip seeds.  The Vitamin C rich neroli and pink grapefruit essential oils are not only welcome for their intoxicating and calming aromas, but their antioxidant properties as well.

One of the things I love about this mask is that you can leave it on for a few minutes and gently massage it into your skin to cleanse and exfoliate or you can leave it on for up to 30 minutes for a mask that will make your face feel incredibly clean and so soft.  It is a bit sticky and may separate on your face a little, but don’t worry.  That is just due to the honey and your are still getting an incredible skin-changing experience.

I will share a little story with you.  I convinced my mother to subscribe to the Beauty Heroes box.  This was her first box.  She is 81 years old and not one who is quick to change.  When it arrived, she called me complaining that all she got was this thick, brown stuff in a jar.  My futile attempts at explaining the amazing LILFOX brand and how to use this product seemed to fall on deaf ears.  All I can do is lead the horse to water, right!  I just knew that she would complain that I talked her into this subscription box and then eventually cancel it.

Fast forward a few weeks and during a phone conversation she tells me she finally tried the Jungle Glow and guess what?  Oh, how she loves it!  She can’t believe how soft her face feels…this stuff is amazing!  Couldn’t stop raving about it. She wanted to reorder it soon, because she didn’t want to be without it.  Wonders never cease!

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Now to the Cleopatra Milk + Honey Mask.  When this was included in the Beauty Heroes box, I don’t believe it had been released yet.  It came to us as the sidekick product so it wasn’t in its final packaging.  It is a light pink powder that becomes a mousse-like texture when mixed with liquid.  Dry masks are always great because they last a long time and don’t require any preservatives.  It is made with French Rose Clay, coconut milk, and honey to cleanse, decongest, and tone the skin.  Pineapple and Papaya extracts help exfoliate the skin to leave it feeling soft and renewed. You get antioxidants and vitamin C from the superfruits Baobob and Camu Camu to help repair sun damage, help with hyper pigmentation, and encourage collagen synthesis.

My first impression of this mask is that is stinks!  Sorry Madame Fox, but for me, it does.  Of course, that doesn’t stop me from using it because it too, is magic in a jar. You can use this alone as a clay mask to draw out impurities by mixing it with a little water or toning mist or what I like to do is add about a teaspoon of it to the Jungle Glow and wear it for about 30-40 minutes.  It hydrates, tones and plumps my skin making it feel amazing!

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I was so impressed with this line that I purchased the Aphrodite Rose Toning Mist as well.  This mist is made with 100 percent organic,  Rose damascena distillate and Rose Quartz.   There is a lot of talk about Rose and heart chakras, vibration energies and all that, but I have too much of a science mind for most of that.  I will speak to the science of Rose Oil and say that research has shown that it helps with depression, anxiety and it has strong antibacterial properties.  Rose oil has a strong ability to increase the skin’s permeability.  This means that it opens up your skin and allows it to absorb whatever it is mixed with.  Another great reason to make sure you aren’t putting any toxins or harmful chemicals on your skin.  This mist smells lovely and leaves my skin feeling dewy and hydrated.

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After using these skin care products, I have become a big fan of LILFOX and her magic potions.  I would definitely purchase all 3 of these items again and would like to try more of her product line.  After all, who doesn’t want to feel FOXY?

If you have tried any of her other products, please share your experience with me so I know what to get next!

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