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Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery December 2021 Review

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Dec 22, 2021 | 4 comments

Beauty Heroes
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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."

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we review boxes.

First Impressions

My typical white box arrives beautifully packaged.


Included were helpful cards and a booklet with loads of details about the products this month from Arcana.

The Products

Arcana Lightwave Enzyme Cleansing Balm, 1.7 oz - Retail Value $55.00



There, now that I have that out in the open, let's discuss this especially marvelous one! First, can we discuss the color? What even is this? I have never seen a beauty product with this shade of piercing neon yellow. I am obsessed with it. It even stays pretty yellow when you rub it on your face. You can apply this balm on dry skin or on wet, and it feels so great to massage it in circles along my cheeks and forehead. It also allows for a great jawline massage for those of us who have been clenching with these crazy holidays. It leaves skin feeling softer and clean, but no real heaviness is left behind. It even has a great lathering effect when you add water. No real strong scent here either. Inside this yellow dream is a mix of nourishing oils (plum kernel, macadamia, sunflower, castor, bilberry) that latch onto dirt and grime and help wash it from skin while adding moisture. There are also extracts from papaya to provide a gentle exfoliation. Finally, this balm has antioxidants from turmeric to help protect skin from aging and pollutants. The instructions say you can also apply this as a flash mask and leave it on for 5-10 minutes which sounds like a dream.

Arcana Holocene Intense Lipid Repair Balm, 1 oz - Retail Value $90.00


Before your skin completely dries from your cleansing balm experience, warm a little of this amber-colored balm between your palms and massage it onto your face! This orange magic contains so many botanical oils like pomegranate seed, murumuru, and carrot seed. Because this balm is anti-pollutant, the main focus here is strengthening the skin barrier with antioxidants and adding moisture to stressed skin. It has a nutty scent that I quite enjoy and is a texture I would consider more ideal for the evening than daytime since it is pretty slippy and shiny. It does absorb well and feels amazingly calming on my face. I am guessing some of that warm color is due to the sea buckthorn oil inside, as it tends to be one of those oils that is so beneficial for the skin (lots of antioxidant power here along with Omega 7 acids!). Sea buckthorn also stains my skin, so finding it in a balm-like this is a safer bet for me. I also loved this stuff on my knees and cuticles and I don't even feel bad about using it there because a little bit of this goes a long way.

Here is a beauty shot of these two amazing colors!


Beauty Heroes does it again. Gosh, I loved this delivery so much and I think other subscribers will too. You can tell that these balms were crafted with a lot of attention to detail and I think sending them in the winter months was the right choice since so many of us are drier right now. I also think there is something to be said about a formula that requires the user to take time and massage it on the face to use it. It is a great reminder to take a few seconds for yourself during this busy season and relax.

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To Wrap Up

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Value Breakdown:

This box has a total value of $145.00. While that is a little lower than many Beauty Hero curations, it is still a good value.

At $58.95 for this box, here is what you are spending approximately per item:

  • Cleansing Balm $22.36
  • Repair Balm $36.59

Alternatively, the items have an average cost of $29.48.

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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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Beauty Heroes

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with our December Discovery featuring Arcana, Megan! You captured the intention of each of these products so beautifully and we’re thrilled to hear you’ve enjoyed this duo as much as we have! -The Beauty Heroes Team

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If you like that moisturizer, I recommend Badger Balm’s Rose Beauty Balm moisturizer. It has organic, natural ingredients too and is only $17.

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I shamelessly haven’t even opened mine yet, as I’m a bit behind on my skin care boxes. Beauty Heroes has done such an excellent job this year, I think I’ve liked nearly every single box! They are truly my deserted island box. I just love their company and the customer service is spectacular.

Now that I’ve read your review, I’m even more excited to try these products! I always like your reviews Megan, and I’m so glad you review this box. Here’s hoping the products work for me as well as they did for you!

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Beauty Heroes

We just love hearing that we are your ‘deserted island box’, Lauren! What a glowing testimonial. We’d love to hear what your favorite Discovery of 2021 was and we can’t wait to hear what you think of Arcana. -The Beauty Heroes Team

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