Beauty

May 2017 Beauty Heroes: Max and Me

May 15, 2017

The May Beauty Heroes box arrived, and with the anticipation of a kid on Christmas morning I ripped it open to find the brand Max and Me featured this month. The hero product is the ‘Circle of Protection‘ body oil, 100ml, (retails for $75) and included are two sidekicks, a 2ml size of the ‘Enchanted Face Oil‘ (retails for $5) and the 10 ml ‘Circle of Protection Travel Size’ (retails for $15).

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.

So my initial thought was why did they send us two different sized bottles of the same oil? I realize that it is handy to have smaller sized options for traveling, but for a subscription box I would rather be able to give a variety of products a good test run, than be stocked up on various sizes of the same one. Just saying. My next thought was my goodness, this face oil sample is teeny tiny! And it is. It measures in at just 2ml.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that the body oil soaked into my skin quite nicely, even when massaged into dry skin. It has a light and silky texture and the finish is far from greasy. While I have not cracked open the travel sized bottle yet, I could imagine that it would be handy for traveling. Or maybe to pass onto a friend.

This body oil has quite a strong fruity scent, which is not my personal preference. I like something more along the lines of lavender, bergamot, cedarwood, and whatnot. But it is not off-putting enough to prevent me from using it. The full sized oil is packaged in pour-top glass bottle with a twist-off cap. I cannot help but wish this had a pump or dropper mechanism to make the application a little more precise.

While I had mixed feelings about the body oil, the Enchanted Face Oil is right up my alley. After cleansing my face in the evening, I apply several drops of the oil to my skin, concentrating on areas where I tend to get dryness. It absorbs into my skin very quickly, as if my face is just waiting to lap up every drop of moisture that this provides. And what’s better, my skin is always extremely soft and even-toned the next morning.

Truth be told, this box was a bit mediocre for me. The body oil did not floor me, and while the face oil worked well for my skin, the size was quite small. I understand that not every product works for every person, and that is okay. Hoping for better luck next month!

If you received the May Beauty Heroes Box, what did you think?

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