Friday, August 15, 2014

From the Lab August 2014 Review- Summer Essentials Collection #2

This review is for the August 2014 From the Lab box.  I think this is the earliest I've ever received my box and I'm really happy to see that there are THREE items included this month! I don't have any other subscription boxes like From the Lab and I love this box SO much!

From the Lab partners with some of the best independent cosmetic labs in the world to procure their most groundbreaking products before prestige beauty brands introduce these same formulas, patents, and ingredients to the retail market. They do not use elaborate packaging and deal directly with the labs.

The Cost: $29.95/month or get a 3 month for $69/month + $10 to spend in their store

What You Get: Full size, luxury skin care, hair care or color cosmetic products with at least a 30 day supply. They will send 1-3 products of their choice every month. You will also receive access to their members store where you can re-purchase the products you love (before you can only get them retail) or try new ones they are offering at discounted prices.

All From the Lab products are cruelty-free. They only choose products with plant-based and synthetic ingredients that have never been tested on animals. They also will not send a product with any ingredients of animal origin.

From the Lab Face Scrub No. 597-  This is a gentle scrub made with jojoba exfoliating beads.  It's pink! This will gently cleanse your face without damaging your pores.  The microbeads used in this scrub are environmentally friendly and will help clarify your complexion and purify your skin.
This also smells really good.  It's a very light scent but I like it.  It's more fruity than soapy which is probably because it has grapefruit extract in it.  Or maybe it's because it has Kaolin in it?  I love this already.

From the Lab Body Serum No. 580- This body serum is rich in antioxidants and will nourish your skin while replenishing essential vitamins and minerals.  This product features Swiss thermal water and penetrates deeply into your skin because it's made of smaller molecules than regular moisturizers.  This helps promote the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.  Stay healthy and hydrated with this lightweight serum.
This is a HUGE 6.7oz bottle!  It smells a little flowery and sinks into my skin so perfectly.

You can always use From the Lab items with complete confidence.  All From the Lab formulas are free of parabens, benzene, formaldehyde-releasing ingredients, irritants, nanoparticles, nitrosating ingredients, PABA, phthalates, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, toluene, and mineral oils and other comedogenic actives that clog pores.  No worries with any of these products!

From the Lab Transforming Hair Cleanser No. 724- Whether your hair is oily, dry or in between, this combines healing oils and patented stem cell technology to easily and effectively clean, condition and detangle your hair.  It will help eliminate frizz and minimize split ends.
I'm not big on hair stuff but I'll use this tonight and see how I like it.  It smells good and isn't too strong.  It doesn't seem like it will suds up really well but I'll find out later!

VERDICT:  This is another really great box from From the Lab.  Not only were there THREE items but they are of a great variety.  I am already loving the face scrub and I'll find out later about the hair cleanser.  I still can't get over how big all the sizes of these items.  From the Lab promises a full size, 30-day supply but I think these will last longer than that!  These are not wimpy samples like I'm used to but are great, useful products!

If you would like to sign up for From the Lab or learn more about them, head over to their website!  Their customer service is phenomenal and they also have a shop where you can purchase items.  It's far better to purchase those as a member, though, so keep that in mind!  You can also just sign up for a free account that will give you access to the store and any deals they may have running.

If you do decide to sign up, make sure you use code GETFREE30 to get $30 in store credit!  You can cancel anytime, right from your account so there is absolutely zero hassle.  

*referral links were used in this post


  1. I think this subscription looks so unique and fun. To be able to test products out this way looks so nice. Especially intrigued by the face scrub you got. I love me a good scrub, and it sounded great ^_^

    1. Hi Marita! <3 The face scrub is perfect, not too harsh and it smells good so I'm going to continue using it. I didn't end up loving the hair cleaner but I don't really love hair stuff to begin with.
      I think this is a fun and unique subscription and I really like it. Plus the customer service is SO good. Not like Memebox. :P