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Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery Review – February 2021

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Mar 4, 2021 | 9 comments

Beauty Heroes
4.6 overall rating
20 Ratings | 7 Reviews

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 February 2021 Review feat. YINA

 

Beauty Heroes included a handy info booklet featuring our brand this month: YINA.

 

YINA Recovery Body Treatment, 200 mL – Retail Value $125.00

First off, this pot is HUGE! I mean, it should be for $125, right? The golden color of the balm inside is gorgeous, and the scent of spices, ginger, and orange is so earthy and comforting. The texture here is hard and dense, and since it’s cold outside, it can feel a little challenging to scrape the right amount out of the pot. I am guessing that will improve with warmer weather. It takes very little of this stuff to cover a lot of skin, and that hard balm quickly starts to melt with the warmth of your body, turning into more of what feels like an oil treatment. It might feel heavy if you are not used to body oils, but take a little extra time to massage this golden goodness, and I think you will love it! I did notice on my super fair skin that it left behind a little golden tint, but it was actually pretty flattering and made me look like I had had a little sun recently (which I totally haven’t!). Ingredient-wise, the main influence behind this blend is traditional Chinese medicine and the power of massage to flush out harmful toxins and ingredients. The inclusion of ingredients like cinnamon and ginger are warming and stimulating to the skin, and the Chinese herb bai zhu has been used for generations to brighten the skin and prevent water retention. Even aside from all these benefits, this balm is wonderfully hydrating and a true treat for winter skin, or even just chronically dry skin (hello!) due to the shea butter inside. I love using this before bed, right after a shower, to lock in moisture on my notoriously break-out prone legs. It has totally upped my hydration game, and feels like a really nice comforting and calming ritual at a time where a lot has been going on behind the scenes in my life. Combine it with the item below? Magic.

 

YINA Gua Sha Bian Stone – Retail Value $50.00

I am already a huge Gua Sha fan, and so are my facial clients! I love using a chilled jade or opal glass Gua Sha in the middle of a massage and hearing how delighted they are when the coolness touches their skin. Gua Sha stones are stimulating to the skin and promote circulation. They also have those harder edges that allow them to massage those muscles that we often don’t even think about in our faces or that fingertips simply can’t work as effectively. They are also known for their ability to move lymph and toxins and flush them out, though, truthfully, if you are after that kind of result I recommend a whole-body treatment! All of the stones I already own are smaller and sized for the face, so this larger body version is really exciting. It is made of Bian stone, which means I can disinfect it between clients if I want, which adds a while new level of appeal. I don’t know if I could give this one up from my own personal use though, so I guess I should just add to cart, right? Anyway, my favorite use for this is on my legs and arms. The coolness of the stone combined with the warming effect of the balm that also arrived in this box is a calming sensation that feels incredible. Kind of like a spa at home! I wasn’t familiar with Gua Sha techniques for the body, so I was also thrilled to see this stone arrived with an informative booklet filled with details on how to use it on your body as well as explanations regarding the different surfaces of the stone shape itself.

Verdict: Beauty Heroes was pretty darn fantastic this month. I know a lot of people are kind of on Gua Sha burnout because so many tiny ones arrive in different boxes, but in my opinion, this one was extra special. I absolutely loved the golden balm that arrived with it, and found the extra info that accompanies the tool really helpful! As someone who wants to learn more and more about this ancient practice, this box was a pure joy. The value was nice too, with a retail of $175 for an investment of $58.95. I can’t say I would have ever thought to invest in either of these items at full price, but trying them at this sort of subscription box discount really won me over. I totally plan on splurging on an extra stone for my clients, and if I ever get to the bottom of this massive pot of body treatment, I would consider treating myself to it again at full price as well.

If you’re curious about other great skincare boxes, check out our Best Niche & Specialty Beauty Boxes list!

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:

  • Body Treatment $42.11
  • Bian Stone $16.84

Alternatively, each of the three items has an average cost of $29.48.

Check out all of our Beauty Heroes reviews and more of our best beauty subscription boxes of 2021!

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Beauty Heroes sends you a “hero” item each month (a.k.a. a full-size item) and a “sidekick” item (which is sometimes full-size, sometimes deluxe-size) from one featured brand.
Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.
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9 comments

Gloria

Thanks for this lovely review! This are exactly my feelings about the February month. I bought another month since I loved the balm and my bf enjoyed the gua sha passage so I got him his own stone.

They did a master class for the gua sha and I loved it! Very happy to know that is available in youtube so I can watch it again.

Mellissa

I sent the balm to my sister who then gave it to my mom. I could not get over the spicy scent and neither could she. This box has been a miss for me 2 of the 4 months I’ve subscribed. Thankfully February was better for my skin and the scent was bearable. I’m learning that I am way pickier about scents than I ever thought possible. I did keep the hard stone thing and use it with coconut oil on my legs. I get sore often and it feels nice.

Gloria

I feel your pain regarding the smell of some products. Although BH has been a hit for me, Im not enjoying the smell of the hair serum included in March discovery. I do love the way my hair looks after using it so I might just put up with it.

Elaine

I loved this box! I’d hardly call Chinese medicine “pseudo science” 🤣 The creators are both TCM doctors I believe. I watched their info session. Delightful stuff. Love that it had medicinal value as well. It’s helped the appearance of my cellulite as well. I’m always happy with BH. It’s my favorite indulgence

BG

I loved this box too. One of my faves from BH. FYI – there’s a MasterClass from BH with the YINA founders showing some interesting ways to use the gua sha on YouTube.

I’ve never bought a second box but I wanted to gift to my MT but it sold out so fast!!!

One added bonus for me – my knees keep me up, they don’t hurt, it’s like they are restless. (Not sure what it is & doctor blows me off, anyway.) This helps! I read after one of the founder’s wanted something to help with circulation after flying, don’t know if it’s related. Your mileage may vary but I’m thrilled.

Snow

Man, you made everything sound like a dream! Sometimes I feel like life is too hectic/crazy/fill in the blank to indulge in such a ritual, but I’m definitely intrigued.

The balm consistency sounds like coconut oil which can be very hard as well, but once it melts, feels good on the skin (and it’s easy on the wallet if a huge tub is purchased.)

Ragan

I like the products in this box (I subscribe on my own) but sometimes the pseudoscience they go on about gives me a headache. There aren’t “toxins” that need to be massaged out of the muscles. (Truthfully, though, I stopped using the gua sha because I felt like cleaning it was a pain.) The balm totally turns my legs YELLOW. Which I guess is not a problem since I’m wearing sweatpants 100% of the time these days.

Lydea

I don’t know if I believe the science/ pseudoscience, but I do know that sweating out all the crap(!) I put in my body always makes me feel better. Same for massage and drinking water. I have found that using the tool at night before I go to bed has made my legs feel amazing – I think it due to increased blood flow?

One of my favorite yoga instructors always tells us “you don’t have to believe it in order to get the benefit from it”. I kind of feel that way about this- not sure I believe all the claims, but I do know I love it!

Kristin

I love the balm too. It is hard as a rock so I had to use a little spoon to scoop it out.

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