Subscription boxes are nothing new. I'm sure you've at least considered signing up once, right? Perhaps you've already joined and currently receive one or two or three... a month. Haha yes, I see you beauty box addicts ;). Well, if you're still on the hunt or just purely curious, how do you know when a box is worth it? Well, it all depends on what you are looking to gain. If you're new to incorporating organic and green beauty products into your life, these bountiful trial-filled boxes can be a great way to gain exposure to brands. Personally, I've avoided these kinds of subscription boxes. Why? Well to put it simply, I'm picky. Haha, it's true though! I'm not an expert, but I definitely do my research and as a result know what ingredients I want and don't want in my products, including some natural safe products that just don't mesh well with my skin. I have a pretty good idea of what works on my skin and what doesn't. All this to say, a box filled with 5-10 travel-size medium-level products are not going to interest me. I'd rather save up for one quality product that I know I'll love. Anyone else feel the same?
Well if you do and would describe yourself as: relatively comfortable with green beauty, having exceptionally high standards, and a willingness to invest in a product if you've experienced the powerful benefits and believe in the craftsman/woman behind it... then hurray! I've found the perfect match for you!
Enter: Beauty Heroes! That's right! I finally discovered the ideal beauty box for us more selective consumers—a box that I personally feel confident subscribing to and even recommending to you here today! Let's talk about why I love it so much and why perhaps you should give it a try too :).
Beauty Heroes Beauty Box
The drive behind the creation and continuation of Beauty Heroes is the desire to connect the consumer with the craftsman or craftswoman behind uniquely golden products in the industry today. The founder, Jeannie Jarnot, has been elevating the artists of green beauty since 2014. She seeks out the champions, the Heroes, of nourishing, safe, highly-effective, beauty products, shares their story in an approachable educational manner, and makes a celebrated (full size) product available for trial all at a very economical rate. Oh annnnnd there's also always a surprise sidekick, a tester size of another celebrated product just to seal the deal.
There are maaaany beauty boxes, even green organic beauty boxes to be had, but Beauty Heroes caught my attention because of their unique attributes:
+ HIGH-Quality Products:
Jeannie's hand-selected Heroes include the kind of nutrient, safe, powerful ingredients you only dream of bottled in glass or heavy protective packaging to maintain potency and longevity. They are also created by makers that have incredible experiential and industry experience—wise natural artists.
+ Full Size:
Most (all) beauty boxes provide trial/travel size products. Meaning that you may run out before you can really tell if the products are a good fit. Seems a bit wasteful, if you ask me. Beauty Heroes provides one solid full-size product and then, yes, adds in a sidekick that may or may not be a trial/travel size. It depends, but it's really a bonus item anyway.
Speaking to the quality and quantity I mention above, if you don't have the flexibility in your budget to invest in products without knowing the effect on your skin or body, then this is the perfect way to trial it! Example: I have admired Josh Rosebrook and his products for a while now, but my skin is sensitive, combo, breakout-prone, and well just all around hard to please so I'm often hesitant to try higher-ticketed products unless I know they'll work well. Once I know, I'm more than happy to invest, but I didn't have a good trial method. Until Beauty Heroes, I often had to pine from afar. Now for the price of one or even less, I get to try three products (plus all the sidekicks) in the course of three months! Carry that out over a year and wow. All I can say is, Jeannie, you are an angel.
+ Education & Maker Support:
Lastly, a point that is near and dear to my heart—understanding the care and intention that goes into the inspiration, the sourcing, the ingredient combining, and the packaging of every product I own. Beauty Heroes provides this and more. Each monthly box contains a detailed booklet covering all there is to know about the products and their maker. It perfectly satisfies my longing to understand the value of the products, my wish to know why I should choose a product over another. I believe each maker has a story to tell and I want to hear it. Don't you?
Beauty Heroes is also a lovely online resource for clean green beauty. If you fall in love with any (or all in my case...) of the products sent to you over the months, they can be found in Beauty Heroes' online shop and, since you're a subscriber, you can take 15% off, everyday! Yes, please...
I could go on and on about the incredible value of these boxes, but I'll stop here and just continue to gush every time I receive one in the mail—if you follow me at @jessiagadoni you've seen my stories and you know what I mean... ;). If like me you've been looking for the right fit and want to take a peek at the pricing and general breakdown of the subscription, here's a direct link to the specifics. I highly recommend at least visiting their shop and learning more about ingredient integrity, their personal standards, and the brands they carry and feature as a result. I plan to share my personal experience with the products I receive, so you're also welcome to wait for my reviews before investing in a product. It's truly an honor to ease your purchasing decisions.
Well, that's a wrap! I hope this little taste of Beauty Heroes has been helpful. Keep an eye out for my review of the gorgeous Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream and the Vital Balm Cream featured in this June box. Oh and my August box with Mahalo's The Bean Beauty Mask arrived last week, so this little decadent concoction will also receive a feature, if it's a winner... I can't wait to share it all with you!
À votre santé!