Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Betrousse Organic and Natural Beauty Box Review

Betrousse are the market leaders in France for their beauty kit concept. They have been established in France for the past five years and only entered the UK market about 5 months ago. 
Not another beauty box on the market I can imagine you thinking - Hang on! This is a beauty box with a difference.  The Betrousse boxes contain ALL full size products plus you can see what is in the boxes before you buy.  They have a  few different boxes on sale at the same time so you can pick which one (or two!) you like the most with hefty discounts. You can visit their website here where you can get £3 discount on your first box.

This Organic and Natural Beauty Box retails for £17 and the contents are worth a whopping £72 - it contains 5 full size products. The box was sent to me to review - all opinions are my own and truthful!
The box is much bigger than the usual beauty boxes.
Delivery was fast, the box reached me within a few days of being dispatched from France.
Pink tissue paper hiding all the goodies!
5 Full Size Products
A brief description of the products and a welcome to Betrousse
A list of the products, sizes and prices.
Lightly mist hair before combing to reduce breakages. This is 200ml and retails for £10.99.
This smells like fizzy sweets! I have tried it on my hair and it's lovely and light, doesn't leave a greasy residue or weigh my hair down. I just brush it through and it leaves a nice scent. It is over 96% natural, which is very different than all the sprays I currently use!  The aloe vera leaf juice provides hydration so I am looking forward to seeing if this does make a difference to my coloured hair. 
Formulated with precious oils to reshape and brighten the eye area and lips it is rich in Omega 3 which firms and tones the skin tissue.  Hemp oils reactivates micro circulation and reduces puffiness and dark circles. Rosehip oil acts as a barrier against fine lines while it revitalizes and evens skin tone. The bottle contains 14ml and retails for £31.00.
This does sound like a miracle oil - I need help with my fine lines, dark circles and puffy eyes so this has its work cut out! It is absorbed quickly into the skin and a little goes a very long way - one drop does both eyes. I haven't yet tried it by my lips, my eyes show far more aging signs so they are getting the oil!
A gorgeous glass bottle that contains 600g of salts and retails at £10.00.
In the box is either bath salts or bath/shower gel. I would personally be happy with either as they always get used up. I love the design on the bottle, it will look lovely in the bathroom. My hubby spotted these as soon as I opened the box and tried to claim them for himself! They smell very scented so you would only need to use a small amount in the bath.
The soap is 150g and retails for £4.99. 
It is made with plant oils, enriched with organic olive oil and essential oils. It does not contain parabans, synthetic colouring or animal fats. I love the colours in this soap, it looks handmade. The scent of lavender is strong but not overpowering. I personally love the smell as it reminds me of my Great Nan who always kept lavender soap by the sink. Sadly she is no longer with us but the scent of lavender brings back lots of very happy memories. 
This is a product I have never seen before (well apart from other Betrousse reviews I have seen!) hair mascara to cover grey hairs. Although I can remember an incident with hair mascara when I was a lot younger. It was pink. Hmmm.
The mascara contains 15ml and retails for £12.95. Now I do have grey hair starting to come though at the temples, oh the joys of getting older, but I would never have thought to use a hair mascara to cover the regrowth plus I tend to wear my hair down most of the time as it is at the awkward inbetween length. 
I tried this out and it does actually cover the regrowth quite well! It took a few minutes to dry then I brushed my hair and you really wouldn't be able to tell. I don't know how well it would cope with rain though! I will keep this for any days that I do wear my hair up and I see the sheen of silver poking through (much better than me reaching for the tweezers!)

I really like seeing what is in the boxes before you buy, the subscription beauty boxes were brilliant to start with but we are seeing a lot of repeat brands, items, differences in box values, items that are unsuitable for skin type etc and I sometimes feel like its a waste of money spent on items that I won't use. Also some of the samples that I have received are too small for me to judge whether or not I like the product, which won't be the case with these full sized products.

I am really pleased with the customer service too, I have had lovely emails and quick replies to my questions about Betrousse. I have seen a few reviews online and it looks like I am not the only one who is loving these new boxes!

They have four boxes for sale at the moment and you can find them on the Betrousse website.

Have you tried a Betrousse box yet? Do you think boxes where you can see the contents before you buy are a good idea?


  1. It's a great box, been using the hair spray everyday and smells lovely! x

    1. So many good items, its a right bargain! Made up with it x

  2. The salt bottle is huge!!! The soap also sounds promising. X

    1. I just know hubby is going to steal it! Such a good size isn't it, would make a lovely gift for someone.

      The soap is beautiful, I love it when a scent brings back such fond memories x

  3. love this! and love the blog girl. keep it up! can't wait to read more!

    love, rach.

    1. Thanks Rach, that's a lovely comment - going to have a read of your blog xx

  4. I haven't tried their boxes yet as I haven't heard of most of the brands, but I must say it does look pretty amazing. Maybe I'll take the plunge after all.

    1. I think you should! They have lots of different boxes too and have just put up a new summer one on their website - fantastic value! x

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  6. Wow! I love the look of this! Its like a spa in a box!
    Suzye X

  7. great reviews here! I haven't tried this box yet but it looks lovely xxx


    1. Thanks Meg, and thanks for being my 199 follower! I'll check out your blog too xx

  8. I've not heard of this one before, how great that you can see what's in it before buying xx