Your Purpose is Beauty Episode 36: August Boxwalla Box(es!) Review + EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) Discussion (feat. Lovinah and Votary)

august 10, 2020 | by: mercedes | filed under: podcast, episodes

Your Purpose is Beauty brings you eco/organic, luxury, and niche beauty product reviews and critique, as well as intellectual discussion about the beauty and alternative health industries. Hosted by independent beauty journalist and PhD sociologist Mercedes Lyson, this podcast will also explore why people have chosen beauty as their profession or passion through interviews with brand founders, beauty professionals, bloggers/influencers, and creatives. Exclusive episodes of this podcast are available at, and Mercedes’ 6 years of eco beauty video content can be found at

Episode 36: August Boxwalla Box(es!) Review + EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) Discussion (feat. Lovinah and Votary)

In addition to their regular August Beauty Box, Boxwalla has curated a limited-edition makeup and skincare box – so we’re discussing both boxes today. I first reviewed Boxwalla on Episode 27, and I’m glad to make the podcast Boxwalla’s review home. In addition to sharing my experience with the products featured from Lovinah and Votary, the episode closes with a discussion around EGF (epidermal growth factor) in skincare. This is something I’ve touched on before through encountering Yuli’s Ambrosia Beauty Nectar last summer, which also contains EGF. I talked about this most recently in a Product Crit on YouTube (link below), and in today’s episode I share what is probably a more unconventional perspective than most in the skincare world. Please come say hi on Instagram (@lamouretlamusique) and let me know your thoughts on this!

Episode Notes:

To sign up for the Boxwalla Beauty Box (the August Box is currently out of stock but sign up to be notified when subscriptions come available) –

Limited Edition Makeup + Skincare Box: Two Facets of Joy –

Boxes available as one-time purchases –

Why Does Boxwalla Exist?


Use the code LAMOUR at Pink Moon checkout to have 10% of your order donated to The Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems

Save 10% off your Earthwise Beauty or Pacific Northwest Essences order using the code LAMOUR.

To listen –
Episode 27: June Boxwalla Review // Nini Organics, Pai, African Botanics
Episode 6: Current Skincare Philosophy
Episode 34: What’s in the Cup + On My Mind (Parabens discussion)
Episode 32: Ava Zhan, Earthwise Beauty + Pacific Northwest Essences

To watch –
June 2020 Product Crit

To read –
Oumere post: Your skin care is bad because skincare journalism is corrupt
Allure article: The truth about growth factors in skincare and why they’re controversial

Products discussed –
Votary Super Seed Oil
Votary Super Seed Cream
Viseart Cool Mattes
Roen palette

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