March Beauty Heroes Subscription Box

Beauty Heroes monthly subscription box has quickly become a monthly favorite. I look forward to seeing what green beauty brand they’re going to highlight every month. This month is Siam Seas. I was so excited to see this as I’ve been dying to try the YEN Heal & Hydrate Toner. Details per Beauty Heroes:

Siam SEAS pioneers a new skincare category with Yen Heal and Hydrate Toner. Because it’s not just a toner. After one spray of this exotic and complex formula, you’ll agree that this description is a misnomer of the best kind. Neither hydrosol nor serum, this souped-up botanical water features a dual action delivery system that effectively penetrates into the sub-dermal layers of the skin, delivering healing actives and reparative antioxidants to quell inflammation at the root. Equal parts refreshing pick-me-up and replenishing humectant, this power-packed #TonerNotToner serves as a 2-for-1 hydration booster and light moisturizer.

This month’s Sidekick, Morning Delight All-in-One Morning Cleanser , is a simple AM cleansing ritual to awaken the skin and senses, and to bless each new day. As an added bonus, the gentle cleanser effectively removes makeup, making Morning Delight an all-day affair.

YEN Heal & Hydrate Toner. Details per Siam Seas:

Envelop your skin with healing botanical water. The combination of organic whole plant Aloe Vera and cooling botanical water will quench your skin’s thirst for hydration and provide refreshment to parched skin.

Twenty-Seven botanical extracts are entwined in the synergistic foundation to infuse skin cells with healing actives and powerful antioxidants. Amino acid-filled protein and polysaccharides work to retain your skin’s moisture, encouraging skin elasticity while providing a transparent layer of protection allowing cells to repair and renew.

Yen Heal and Hydrate Toner helps reset skin balance after cleansing, preventing further damage of the skin barrier. It is formulated with a delivery system that effectively prepares the skin for maximum nutrient absorption during the moisturizing step. The all in one hydration boost toner and light moisturizer is also a perfect pick me up during the day for the beautiful natural glow.

Ingredients YEN Heal & Hydrate Toner

Aloe Barbadensis (whole plant Aloe Vera)*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Hydrosol*, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Hydrosol*, Lavandula (Lavender) Hydrosol*, Matricaria recutita (Chamomile) Hydrosol*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Oil*, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Oil*, Extracts of Terminalia chebula (Chebulic Myrobalan)*, Tamarindus indica (Tamarind) Seed, Camellia sinensis (Green tea)*, Phyllanthus emblica (Amla)*, Punica Granatum(Pomegranate)*, Withania Somnifera (Ashwagandha)*, Vitis Vinifera(Grape Seed)*, Terminalia Bellirica*, )*, Nymphaea Caerulea (Lotus petals and roots)*, Lycium Chinense (Goji)*, Ginkgo Biloba (Gingko)*, Belamcanda Chinensis (Blackberry Lily)*, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry)*, Opuntia Ficus Indica (Prickly Pear) Oil*, Plukenetia Volubilis (Sacha Inchi) Oil*, Labisia Pumila (Kacip Fatimah)**, Areca Catechu (Betel leaf and Kernel)**, Gardenia Jasminoides (Cape Jasmine)*, Psoralea Corylifolia (Babchi)*, Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense)*, Prunella (Selfheal)*, Paeonia (Peony)*, Scutellaria (Skullcap)*, Asparagus Racemosus (shatavari)*, Hydrolyzed Wheat and Soy Protein, Hyaluronic Acid, Beta glucan (Mushroom Polysaccharides) , Squalane (Plant Derived), Sodium PCA (Plant Derived), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger)*, Panax Ginseng (Asian Ginseng)* Magnolia Champaca (White Champaca) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil*, Hedychium (Ginger lily )CO2*, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) CO2*, Glycerin, Sodium Levuninate, Sodium Anisate, Piperine (black and long peper).

That is one impressive INCI list for a toner. I love it’s cucumber scent and hydrating yet liquid texture. It’s like a watery essence. I find this very hydrating you can even see the oils in it when you spray it into your hands. This contains raspberry, cucumber seed, prickly pear and sacha inchi oils, amla extract & squalane. This also contains mushroom proteins, very interesting. I feel like mushrooms are having a moment again. They’re everywhere. I spray a few pumps into my hands and apply for pure hydrating bliss. I’m absolutely in love with this.

The sidekick this month is Morning Delight. Details per Siam Seas:

An exotic, nutrient rich cleanser completely melts away your makeup, excess oil, impurities and sunscreen while unclogging your pores and protecting your natural skin barrier.

Supports skin with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial powers using abundant antioxidants from Sompoy, Mangosteen, Rang Jued, Garlic and Onion – traditional healers from the Far East.

Exfoliating enzymes from papaya and aspen bark work to clear congestion and slough off dead cells revealing glowing new layers while time-honored Ayurveda pulling oil and high linoleic oil deeply clean and nourish acne prone, congested and dull skin.

This oil cleanser emulsifies and rinses mostly clean. I really like it. It has a light floral scent & lighter oil texture. I love that Siam Seas ingredients are so unique. I would repurchase both of these. If you like surprises, skincare & green beauty then this subscription box is for you.

Some extra information on a few of the ingredients courtesy of Beauty Heroes:

Terminalia Chebula or Chebulic Myrobalan  

This South East Asian fruit is high in phenolic compounds, flavonoids and antioxidants that has been known to address hyperpigmentation.  Studies show that when combined synergistically with certain herbs it can be more effective than Vitamin C or kojic acid to inhibiting melanin synthesis and oxidation in cells from damaging UV rays.  In addition to the main properties, Chebula is also shown to be highly affected in collagen support, moisture retention and trans epidermal water loss  (TEWL) prevention.

Libisia Pumila or Kacip Fatimah

This herb primarily grown in Malaysia contains bioactive phytoestrogens, the important component in supporting the skin’s ability to build collagen and naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. Healthy collagen and hyaluronic acid production aid the skin in self-repair, elasticity and its ability to calm inflammation quickly and scavenge free radicals. 

Areca Catechu or Betel leaf

The leaves of this South East Asian species of palm has powerful antiseptic and anti-microbial properties which have been used traditionally in Asia to treat acne. The extract of this leaf is used as a natural exfoliant and to increase cell turnover.

Terminalia Bellirica

The fruits from this tree are widely used in Asia to treat infection due to its powerful antimicrobial abilities. Supadra combined this extract with the other bioactive ingredients in Siam SEAS Yen Heal and Hydrate formula, to have the effect of powerful wound healing, calm inflammation and support our skin’s natural regenerative abilities.

Thunbergia Laurifolia or Rang Juad 

Rang Juad, also known and laurel clockvine, is a traditional herb that has been used in Thailand as an antidote in drug and alcohol rehabilitation for its powerful ability to absorb and neutralize heavy metals and toxins. When applied to the skin, it can help draw impurities from the skin and soothe irritation.

Zingiber Cassumunaror Plai

It has been long used to alleviate pain, swelling and inflammation in Thai boxing camp for the trainees. Due to its very powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory helps alleviate pain and soreness of skin. Plai helps decrease cell damage from inflammation and antioxidants properties help prevent and expedite healing of cells.

Acacia Concinna or Sompoy

This beautiful shrub contains a high level of natural saponins (natural cleansing molecules) that also contain inherent antiseptic properties, making Sompoy one of the most effective natural surfactants for sensitive and problematic skin. It cleanses skin gently while also delivering antimicrobial benefit. 

 

Ingredients Morning Delight

High Linoleic Helianthus (Sunflower oil)*, Carica Papaya (Papaya enzyme and leaf extract)*, Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate, Ricinus Communis (Castor oil)*, Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen extract)**, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquioleate (100% naturally derived), Populus Tremuloides (Aspen bark)*, Thunbergia laurifolia (Rang Jued) extract**, Zingiber Montanum (Plai extract)**, Acacia Concinna (Sompoy extract)**, Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Hibicus roselle extract)*, Centella Asiatica (Gotu kola extract)*, Frangipani (Plumeria oil)***, Allium Cepa (Onion extract)*, Allium Sativum (Garlic extract)*, Fokienia Hodginsii (Siam wood oil)*, Bulnesia Sarmientoi (Guaiac wood oil)*, Citrus Reticulata Blanco (Mandarin Yellow oil)*.

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