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.
ACTIVE DEAL: Get 10% off any subscription!
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 March 2021 Review feat. Ranavat
Beauty Heroes included a handy info booklet featuring our brand this month: Ranavat. This is a brand I already know and love so this delivery feels extra special! The products this month are new to me, but this brand has always been one of those that smells incredible, nourishes my skin, and is just gorgeous to look at.
Ranavat Imperial Glow Facial Polish, 100 mL - Retail Value $42.00
Our first item is a tube of face polish. The tube itself is metal and the deep green color is beautiful. It has a soft rose scent and is very creamy. The texture of the exfoliants is very, very gentle and made of rice powder. You can totally feel the texture but it is not aggressive at all. In fact, I found I could scrub as firmly as I wanted with this polish and it never felt harsh. It turned milkier the longer I massaged it and felt really nice on my skin, though I wouldn't say it left behind that stereotypical "clean" feeling. Since I am someone who already oil cleanses, I am used to that sort of finish, but it is worth noting. I also noticed the calming sensation I felt after using it due to the gentle massage effect and probably also the inclusion of ashwagandha!
Ranavat Mighty Majesty Fortifying Hair Serum, 50 mL- Retail Value $70.00
While I don't use a ton of hair products regularly, I do use a lot of hair serums, especially on dry ends to smooth them and prevent frizz. This formula is an absolute dream and it is beautifully simple, limited to just three ingredients: amla extract, jasmine oil, and sunflower oil. You can also use it on your scalp overnight to soothe irritation and dryness. I always seem to get redness around my hairline, and this serum really helped. I also rubbed it in my eyebrows too! Even if this stuff wasn't absolutely dreamy, I would use it for the wild blooming jasmine scent alone. I had a woman stop me in the grocery store to ask me what I was wearing. The fact that we are wearing masks around here and she could still smell it is a testament to its subtle strength.
Ranavat Sacred Rose Hand Cream, 1 oz - Retail Value $32.00
The third item is a little tube of hand cream with a beautiful bird and botanical package. It smells just like rose petals! As someone who grew up going to rose shows (and even competing a few times!), this scent is very nostalgic for me and takes me back to warm summers as a kid, in my tiny rose garden. Aside from smelling lovely, rose also softens and hydrates skin, and this formula has paired the rose with aloe, sesame oil, sunflower oil, and sweet almond oil. This is a heavier sort of cream that feels especially wonderful on hands that are chapped and dry from hand washing and hand sanitizer. I actually applied a thicker layer last night and then wrapped my hands in a hot towel, and it was pure bliss.
Ranavat Eternal Reign Renewing Bakuchi Crème Sample, unknown size - Buy a full size 50 mL for $85.00
Also included this month was a little foil of a renewing cream. I was immediately a big fan because the hero ingredient here is bakuchiol, which is a plant-based alternative to retinol. Whenever I have a client who wants the benefits of retinol but has reactive or super sensitive skin, I always recommend they try a formula with this much gentler ingredient. In fact, these two ingredients aren't related at all, but they both change skin cells in the same way, meaning you get the benefits of fine line reduction, improved texture, and more without the harsh effects of a typical retinol. Bakuchiol is derived from a plant called Babchi and has long been used in Indian and Chinese medicine. If you have struggled with retinols before, this is totally worth a try. I also loved that this little plant extract was boosted with the inclusion of niacinamide, sesame, and licorice root to make the whole formula really wonderful for skin. Because the weight is a little heavier (but still somehow whipped?) I liked it for before bed use, as the very last step in my routine.
Verdict: Beauty Heroes was amazing this month. I knew it would be because Ranavat is such a fantastic line. I also thought the range of products included was nice. We had a skin product, a hair formula, and a hand cream. It felt nicely rounded and very pampering. This is one of those brands that you just enjoy using so much. The textures, the scents, and the active ingredients all come together to deliver a real sort of experience. We did great value-wise this month too, with the retail landing at $144.00 without the value of our sample.
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To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this box has sold out.
ACTIVE DEAL: Get 10% off any subscription!
Value Breakdown: At $58.95 for this box, here is what you are spending approximately per item:
- Face Polish $17.19
- Hair Serum $28.66
- Hand Cream $13.10
Alternatively, each of the three items has an average cost of $19.65. I did not include the sample foil in this breakdown.
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