Over the summer I decided to sign up for a free account through Influenster, “a product discovery and reviews platform for consumers.”
Surprisingly, after entering in all of my social media accounts, the app rated me as having a HIGH impact score. This means my accounts have a high enough visibility to reach enough of an audience to promote certain products for certain companies.
So far, I have been able to partner with L’loreal’s Color & Co as well as Bobbi Brown. The products were things I could actually envision myself buying and using, so Influenster did a great job matching me with the offers.
I was invited to check out The Clean Academy, a free online information sharing site that uncomplicates labels and ‘debunks myths’ regarding skin care and product safety; information that is increasingly glossed over or concealed from consumers. I was astounded at the information I learned!
Biossance offers education as well as products. They want you to know and trust in their merchandise, but also to become a more educated consumer in general.
In order to apply for a free VoxBox, which is how Influenster refers to it’s product tester boxes, I was required to check out the Biossance website and then share a few details to my Facebook or Instagram on what I learned from the videos, which I did on my private Facebook account. The information I shared was in regards to laws and regulations of the beauty industry; I wrote a quick few sentences and posted a the required biossance link, and waited.
The whole process of completing tasks functions like completing an application checklist. You do all the things, and then they could simply be grateful that you helped advertise for them for essentially free – OR – you could be ‘selected’ to receive a box. Now, some reviewers swear there is a secret formula to how to receive boxes, or how to get them expedited. As far as this blog goes, we won’t go into that. I don’t know anything about it, TBH.
A couple of weeks went by and then I received an email saying “You’re In!” I had been selected to receive a free sample box. My app says it’s being prepared for shipment, and it doesn’t give any tracking numbers or other information. It will just update the app when it goes out for mailing, and I’ll eagerly await!
Sometimes it can take 1-2 weeks between getting the email notice and receiving the VoxBox.
PRODUCTS RECEIVED IN THE BIOSSANCE VOXBOX
The items I received were beautifully packaged in a charcoal bag with metallic rose gold hardware, with “SPREAD LOVE NOT TOXINS” plus the brand name embossed in gold foil across the front.
I also received a reusable metal straw kit with storage bag and cleaning tool , and a bamboo toothbrush:
Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream
Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Mask
Biossance Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel
Biossance Squalane + Rose Vegan Lip Balm
The funny thing about this package is that with my last beauty box by Ipsy, I was given a quiz to define what my favorite and least favorites when it comes to fragrances and flavors, etc. The only thing I ever put down that I wasn’t a huge fan of is rose, but of course Influenster did not get copied on that one! Everything in this package is rose! It made me laugh. If you’re interested in the IPSY unboxing, here it is:
I did learn a lesson about being open minded: though rose isn’t typically a scent I can stomach, the Biossance products were extremely gently scented, and so I wasn’t overwhelmed and – surprise to me – enjoyed the products despite the rose scent. I did have to laugh, though, when I first opened this box!
I’ll be sure to post the video link here, after the full review.
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