Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery Review – January 2021
Beauty Heroes is a clean beauty subscription box that focuses on non-toxic ingredients for $58.95/month. Each month they send you one new full-size “hero” product in the face, body, hair, or sun care category accompanied by “deluxe sidekicks.”
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.
About this Natural Beauty Discovery Subscription
The Subscription Box: Beauty Heroes
The Cost: $58.95/month or $137.85 for a 3-month commitment ($45.95/mo). Save even more with longer commitments.
The Products: One full-size face, body, or hair “hero product” plus a deluxe “sidekick” from the featured brand.
Ships to: The U.S. for free, Canada for $11.95, and worldwide for $18.95
Beauty Heroes January 2021 Review feat. Fitglow
Beauty Heroes included a handy info booklet featuring our brand this month: Fitglow. There was also a booklet about the 15% Beauty Heroes discount.
There was also a very cool pocket guide that has a whole list of healthy and harmful ingredients, ingredients listed by their purpose, and more. Though I am a skincare nerd, I still like having things on this on hand because there are just too many ingredients out there to memorize them all and I would rather be safe than sorry.
Fitglow Night Essence, 4 fl oz – Retail Value $68.00
I have mixed feelings about the Fitglow brand because I really don’t love the scent. It is kind of like a sweet floral cheery sort of vibe, and I tend to prefer more natural scents. I also find their packaging to be a little odd sometimes, and this mist is a great example. You can actually remove the inner bottle (it is the deep purple part) and purchase a refill so you can reuse the decorative outer portion. It is an effort to reduce plastic waste (and it does save you $10 to buy the refill over a totally new bottle) but I can’t help but think maybe the bottle should have just had less plastic to begin with? I am going to admit though, that aside from the scent and the bottle, I absolutely LOVE this stuff. It makes my skin feel so good and it is the perfect step before my night serum and cream because it preps the skin, helps with absorption, and adds slip, letting me use less product. And the ingredient list? Strap in! Let’s start with that hyaluronic acid. This formula contains multiple sizes of this moisture miracle, meaning it absorbs at different levels of the skin because different sizes penetrate differently. There is also niacinamide (brightening), bakuchiol (a plant-based alternative to anti-aging retinol), rose water, aloe, and green tea antioxidants. Aside from the scent, this is one of the best essences I have tried in a long, long time.
Fitglow Vita Rich Creme, 1.01 fl oz – Retail Value $65.00
Again, the scent here is really all I have to complain about. And I think the more I use these formulas the less I will care. This cream features another stellar ingredient list. There is a little bit of overlap with this and the essensce (mostly the aloe, rose water, bakuchiol, and hyaluronic acid) but this cream adds in a huge moisturizing boost thanks to shea, sunflower and grapeseed oil, and a ton of antioxidants from fruit like cherry and plum. Altogether this forms an anti-aging, anti-pigmentation, hydrating, and collagen-boosting cream that still somehow feels light enough on the face to wear as a day cream. I have found that at night a spritz of the essence followed by this cream makes my skin look really great in the morning. I would bathe in this stuff if I could.
Fitglow Night Lip Serum, 10 g – Retail Value $48.00
Finally, our last item is a lip serum that looks like a clear gloss at first glance but is really here to do some WORK. That clear gel inside is delightfully plant powered, containing pomegranate sterols, vegetable collagen, shea, coconut oil, plant ceramides, and more. This makes it sound like it is going to taste disgusting, but it actually tastes a little sweet and has a hint of vanilla. The serum isn;t exactly thick, but it still clings to the lips and stays put long enough for me to still feel it in the morning when I wake up with super-smooth lips. This stuff is pricy at $48, but darn it, it works! If you have choronically dry and peeling lips in the winter, it is a godsend.
Verdict: This month, Beauty Heroes sent me three products from a brand I had previously had pretty mixed feelings on, but now I am a convert. Sure, the smell is never going to be my favorite, but the performance of each of these three items is pretty awesome. Like, good enough that I will likely repurchase them. Just not all at once because I am not like an oil heiress or a randomly wealthy person. Luckily, this box delivered a value of $185 for only $58.95. All three had really wonderful ingredient lists and after using the essence at nice combined with the cream for a week solid, I am pretty much in love and I have totally noticed happy and radiant skin in the mornings.
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To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this box has sold out.
Value Breakdown: At $58.95 for this box, here is what you are spending approximately per item:
- Essence: $21.67
- Cream: $21.99
- Lip Serum: $15.30
Alternatively, each of the three items has an average cost of $19.65
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