Beauty Heroes is a monthly healthy beauty discovery subscription. Each box features one full-size product + sample items. The subscription costs $115 per per quarter, and ships monthly. Beauty Heroes members with an active subscription receive an exclusive 15% discount on all the products in the Beauty Store.
November’s Beauty Discovery is Ayuna Essence Cream And Oil Peel.
The second step in AYUNA’s targeted regimen is Essence High Protein Cream-in-Oil Peel, a whipped cream exfoliant that reveals skin’s radiance in three phases: First, Alpha-amino acids from Glutamic and Aspartic acids instantly trigger skin’s regenerative capabilities on contact. Next, a grainless gommage polishes and awakens the skin by gently sloughing away unwanted layers. Finally, the formula transforms into an oleo-essence finish that leaves skin irresistibly silky and smooth. An innovation on the essential exfoliator, this skin-sloughing wonder whip reveals immediate radiance and leaves behind a subtle yet hypnotic aroma.
November’s Beauty Discovery is valued at $205.
The information card is loaded with info on this month’s brand and featured items!
Every month includes instructions on how to use the included products, plus an extended expert beauty ritual.
Every Beauty Hero box comes with its own sidekick item, and this month there’s two – the Ayuna Rejuvenating Cream and Artisan Soap!
The booklet comes with useful information like the product ingredients and a short history of this month’s featured company.
Everything in the November 2017 Beauty Heroes box!
Ayuna Essence High Protein Cream-in-Oil Peel ($145) Such an unusual product! This has 3 actions: acids help exfoliate and regenerate skin, then a “grainless gommage” polishes skin by physically sloughing off layers, and third it leaves an “oleo-essence finish” that moisturizes the skin.
I typically prefer to use treatments like this before my shower, because I don’t like remnants on my brows, hairline, or clothes. However, I did it post-shower (after using the soap as suggested in the expert ritual) for the purposes of this review, as the peel is moisturizing. It’s got a great whipped texture and does ball up and definitely helps physically exfoliate the skin (i wouldn’t call it grainless – I’d call it superfine), but it had too much residue apart from the oil for my liking. I had to rinse with water and a towel (which is one of the things I find silly) to remove it all. I followed up with the cream.
I liked this product, but I personally wasn’t a fan of it post-shower, but it’s one of my pet peeves! If you regularly scrub or mask after the shower, I wouldn’t hesitate to grab it.
Ayuna Rejuvenating Cream ($55) I would have preferred this pricey cream be the Hero, but I can’t have it all. It’s a small 0.5 oz pot – see above group photo for comparison size.
This cream is rich but light.
Ayuna’s Natural Rejuvenating Treatment Cream II – Rich is a scientifically advanced, botanical formula that boasts an array of high-performance natural ingredients. Phyto-peptides and plasmas, rich in botanical cell factors from green carrot, arabian cotton, pomegranate and phyto-peptidic fractions from turmeric root and centella, help skin maintain a feeling of regeneration. While rich in nutrients, its light application makes skin feel soft and moisturized, while leaving behind a supple, revitalized appearance.
The card calls it “addictively fragrant” and (very sensitive to scents on my face) I would call it lightly and neutrally fragranced.
Botanical activated carbon absorbs impurities, excess sebum and environmental pollutant, giving skin a beautifully deep detox. Skin is left feeling clean, soft and radiant.
This soap definitely left my skin squeaky clean! It was a nice start to the ritual. The card suggests massaging into face and chest and then using a steaming warm towel to remove. I used it in the shower, but next time I’ll use it pre-shower, do the peel, wash off, and then apply the cream!
This month’s box wasn’t my personal favorite because of my odd objections to doing facial things after my shower, but I thought the product was really inventive, and I can’t help but get excited about a good exfoliant. I think it’s rich enough that it will still leave my skin moisturized after washing it off entirely!
What do you think of the November Beauty Heroes box?