Livestream Recap: Unboxing Self-Care in Time for the Weekend

Highlights from Influenster's Aug 21 livestream

Caitlin U.
ByCaitlin U.

In a time, a world, a place, where many things may seem uncertain, we know this much: Fridays are for movie nights in, Zoom drinks with friends and lunchtime LIVE videostreams with your Influenster fam. And if we know anything else, it’s that weekends are for kicking back, relaxing and indulging in a little self-care.


This week, we were all about unboxing beauty favorites that could play a part in your self-care routine.  And we had you covered from the hair on your head to the hair on your ankles. Because, yes, sometimes self-care can be as simple as taking a shower.


Take a look at what our very own Jess K had the pleasure of unboxing live:


Briogeo Hair Care

We got started with the Briogeo VoxBox which featured the line’s Be Gentle, Be Kind Aloe + Oat Milk ShampooConditioner and Detangling Spray. Free of harsh sulfates, parabens, silicones, phthalates, artificial dyes and DEA, these products delivered smooth, nourished looking hair. Jess had shampooed and conditioned with the products before joining, and her lengthy locks gleamed through our phone screens.


Jess also made sure to mention that this line is fragrance, lactose, soy and gluten free. So, people with those sensitivities won’t have to worry about irritation if their hair happens to brush against their face, neck or back.  



Beauty Counter and Goop Glow Skin Care

A leader in the clean beauty world, the Beauty Counter VoxBox that Jess unpacked next included the Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion and Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer. She tested both products, layering the lightweight lotion which features Squalene as a key ingredient over the tinted moisturizer. The result was a super luminous, hydrated glow. 


And as we shared live and on our actual VoxBox that was sent to chosen members, BeautyCounter is encouraging everyone who would like to ask Congress to promote legislation for safer beauty laws to text "BETTERBEAUTY" to 52886.



We also got to take a peek into our Goop Glow VoxBox, which featured three products to enhance your skin from the inside out. The GOOPGLOW Morning Skin Superpowder mixes into water, so hydration and ingredients that combat toxins and free radicals can become a simple part of your morning ritual. Jess also shared the Goopbeauty Goop Glow Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator and GOOPGLOW 5% Glycolic Acid Overnight Glow Peel Light. Both products will help refine skin texture by removing built up dullness.




Venus and Native for Target Body and Oral Care

Most of us can agree that if Target is not the happiest place on earth, it comes pretty close to it. And if your Target runs have been less frequent lately, we feel that pain. To help subdue it, Target joined with Venus and Native to share a VoxBox full of everyday essentials with just a little extra flair.


Talk about a designer collab we can get behind, the Vera Bradley + Venus ComfortGlide Sugarberry Women's Razor + 2 Razor Blade and Vera Bradley + Venus Pure Honeyflower Women's Shave Cream, bring a little fashion to a functional part of self-care. The razor is equipped with comfort glide features and the shave cream is formulated without parabens, sulfates and smells just delightful with a honeysuckle scent.

And no full body self-care regimen can be complete without touching on your pearly whites. Jess shared the Native Charcoal with Mint Fluoride Free Toothpaste, which commenters seemed to really like compared to other charcoal toothpaste options out there.

Which products will you be adding to your cart? We want to know, tell us in the comments!

Missed this week's livestream in the Influenster app? Watch it here.