Hi guys. Today I’m reviewing the Beauty Heroes May box featuring Mahalo Skincare. Beauty Heroes have done it again. This month has got to be my favourite box of eco-luxury so far. Beauty Heroes features a different brand each month and sends you the “hero” products from the brand with a sidekick at a bargain price. The subscription service* is $39.90 (£27.40) per month plus shipping to the UK which costs an extra $18.95 (£13.31). This month’s hero product is The Rare Indigo Balm with the sidekick The PETAL Mask.
The Rare Indigo Balm retails for $110 (£76.21) which is already worth more than the subscription service (and might I add, it’s expensive!). Having said that, it is advised to use only half a pea size amount of product on application and there is 30ml of product in the jar so I can see it lasting a very long time. The packaging is the cutest thing ever and it comes with a tiny spatula which is great for hygiene. On opening the jar you will notice two things; the pretty purple hue of the balm and the scent of vanilla, iris, ylang ylang, frankincense and lavender. Generally I’m not a fan of sweet smells but this is not too sweet.
The Rare Indigo Balm is suitable for all skin types and is said to be good for hydration and moisture balance, inflammations, acne, eczema, rosacea, dermatitis and other skin irritations. It is also said to restore elasticity to dull, prematurely aging skin, fade wrinkles, age spots, reduce puffiness, and helps heal the skin. It’s made up of organic hemp, murmur, babassu, grape seed and kukui oils, chamomile and acai, rose, Vitamin C, iris, carrot seed, bergamot, and of course indigo plant (which gives it it’s lovely colour) so it has some really amazing ingredients. I’ve been using this every night after I’ve washed and toned my face, applying it as usual and then pressing the product into my skin with my fingers for 30-60 seconds to really allow my skin to absorb in all that goodness.
This months sidekick is the 15ml travel size The PETAL Mask which retails for $17 (£11.76). It has a very sweet floral scent, mostly rose, vanilla, jasmine and ylang ylang, with hints of honey. The scent is not my favourite but I’ll put that aside for the hydrating glow that this mask left me with. You’ll notice that the mask is pink which is so cute. I love that the Mahalo Skin Care products come in pretty colours; it’s a nice change from traditional skin care. I was so surprised by the texture of this mask. It’s not like a paste or a gel like most face masks, infact the texture is borderline gross; it’s sort of slimy but I’m weird and this made it fun for me.
Th PETAL Mask is made up of honey (natural exfoliant and has great hydrating properties), rose clay and cacao (soften and detoxes the skin), hibiscus, chamomile, jasmine, ylang ylang and rose geranium. It’s been quite hot in London recently and it’s left my skin feeling a little dehydrated but this mask gave my thirsty skin the moisture it needed. This mask is so gentle, it would be safe to use a few times a week.
Like I said, this months box has been my favourite Beauty Heroes box so far; it was pure LUXURY. The Rare Indigo Balm has quickly become one of my favourite night time treatments and I was never one for hydrating masks really but I really enjoyed The PETAL Mask. This months Beauty Heroes box has actually blew me way, I don’t know if I would have taken the risk to try out Mahalo Skincare if it had not been for the Beauty Heroes box because they are a very expensive brand and if it turned out that I did not enjoy the products, it would have been a lot of money down the drain. If the sound of The Rare Indigo Balm sounds good to you but you don’t want to spend the money maybe try the Herbfarmacy Skin Rescue Balm which I have previously reviewed. All in all, great subscription service and great products.