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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My typical white box arrives beautifully packaged.
And inside was another single box with a single item:
Included were helpful cards and a booklet with loads of details about the product this month from Ayuna. If you were a subscriber last year, you might be experiencing some deja vu here, because we had a similar delivery in December 2020 that had a high retail price but very mixed opinions. It looks like it has been revamped this year with a new formula!
AYUNA Limited Edition Terra Viva Vivifying Skin-D Nectar, 3.4 oz - Retail Value $455.00
My eyes are watering at this retail value. Just like last time! But that doesn't mean I am not excited to dive into this beautiful black pot. Speaking of, each of these vessels is handmade and completely biodegradable. Which is very cool! But still leads to the sort of imperfections that come along with anything made by hand. Namely, the seal is finicky and temperamental, just like last year.
From Beauty Heroes:
It is important to acknowledge that Terra is an extraordinary product, an aspiration of the vision of its founders to craft a truly sustainable, fully biodegradable vessel. Terra, by nature, is not a perfect product. Each vessel was finished by hand and is completely unique. There are slight variations with each vessel, which can vary the performance of the seal and closure, as well as slight variations in the appearance. Ayuna knows this, and it is a part of the organic experience of a fully biodegradable, natural vessel and a signature of the character of Terra, please be aware of this as you unbox your unique, collectable Terra. Imperfections are to be expected.
I did feel like this one sealed better than my vessel last year, though time will tell. My cream actually ended up getting thick and dry by about July this last year, so hopefully, this has better mileage. I ended up emptying it out and using the jar as a very cute catch-all because the design honestly is gorgeous. And I totally get why Ayuna chose to present it this way.
As far as ingredients go, what the heck is in a $455 cream? The main thing the brand is promoting here is vitamin D from a succulent called "Living Stones". As someone who has grown these (temperamental) little plants, I find it quite charming that a plant that loves the sun enough to have a sheer "window" on top to let light in is the source of a vitamin so closely associated with sunlight. Vitamin D is a great anti-inflammatory for skin, which means if you are prone to redness, it is totally worth trying. It also helps boost the skin's defenses and promotes cell growth. The formula also has other great things like anti-aging fruit antioxidants, moisturizers, and ferments. Unlike the cream last year, this one is a medium weight that absorbs very nicely and feels great. I did notice a nice velvet finish and an overall brightened look from using this, but nothing that I wouldn't expect from a good-quality moisturizer. I did like the scent which was a mix of literally everything to my nose: florals, woods, citrus, and spice. It actually smells exactly like you would expect when you look at the color.
Beauty Heroes sent one very big-ticket item this month. So, is this a $455 cream? Sure, the price is literally $455. But I can't imagine ever spending that much money on a cream. This is exactly why getting it in a subscription like Beauty Heroes feels like a huge treat! I think that most subscribers will agree with me on the price, but also really enjoy this cream. Even if it is almost the amount of a decent a car payment.
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To Wrap Up
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This box has a total value of $455.00 for a subscription cost of $58.95.
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