This month’s Beauty Hero selection was enough to make me giddy when unpacking the box. It is brought to us by none other than the glorious Lilfox, with which I had zero previous experience.
This brand was founded by Alexis Rose, a woman who has maintained a fascination and passion for plant alchemy since childhood. Her line of thoughtfully crafted products is notorious for the playful packaging, which features a floral design.
The Hero product this month is the Jungle Glow Enzyme Cleanser + Mask, which retails for $75, and the sidekick is the Cleopatra Milk + Honey Mask, which retails for $26. Again, a box that is worth over $100!
If you are not familiar with Beauty Heroes, it is a luxury green beauty box which features one full-sized ‘hero’ product and one ‘sidekick’ product each month. You can check it out more here.
My first thought was just how impressive Jungle Glow appears. It is packaged in a weighty black glass jar, and is a generous 3.4 oz size. The Cleopatra mask is a great luxury sample or travel-sized item, offering 1 oz of product.
The directions explain that this should be applied to damp skin as either a first or second cleanser. There are small granular bits included to offer a slight physical exfoliation. I opted to first remove my eye and face makeup with jojoba oil. I don’t like using a physical exfoliator near the eye area, and I also feel that is it a bit of a waste to use this lavish of a product as a makeup remover. Instead, I like to utilize it as a second cleanse or as a mask.
For either, I will apply a toner or a little water to my face first and then massage about a quarter-sized amount of Jungle Glow onto my face. For second cleansing, I try to let it set for at least 1-2 minutes to let the enzymes do their job. If I am masking, I will let it set on my face for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with a warm damp washcloth.
I favor this as a mask rather than a cleanser, simply because I feel like I get the biggest bang for my buck. I don’t use it up as quickly, and I find it is more effective when applied for an extended length of time.
Jungle Glow offers a smoothing and radiant effect to the skin, which actually reminds me of my experience with the Leahlani Meli Glow Mask. In fact, included in some of the first few ingredients in both products are raw honey, clay, and rosehip seed oil. Meli Glow bends toward the tropical fruit enzymatic exfoliation side, while Jungle Glow offers cacao for a slightly more softening effect. But the two certainly yield similar results on my skin.
Jungle Glow is not the greatest smelling in my opinion, which I think is due to the petigrain included in the formulation. I enjoy the experience of this product so much though, that I can overlook the scent.
This mask comes in powder form, which I am fine with as it will probably last longer than a liquid mask. The Beauty Heroes card suggests using this alone, mixed with water or toner, or to combine with Jungle Glow to amplify the effects. I have tried each method, and enjoy both. Using Cleopatra alone provides an extremely nourishing and softening result, which I assume is due to the inclusion of coconut milk, while combining with Jungle Glow adds a slightly more brightening and exfoliating outcome. Cleopatra offers a pleasant scent that actually reminds me of a candy— Sweet Tarts perhaps?
Overall I am extremely happy with this box, and have gained two new masks to add to my beauty cache!
*My opinions are my own, and I am not paid to give positive reviews. I will occasionally include affiliate links.