Beauty Heroes September Box: UMA for the Win

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I’ve made it known a few times here that I struggle with fine hair and an oily scalp.  This is definitely a first world problem, but it’s just not the ideal combination, especially in hot, humid Charleston.  I have to do a lot of fluffing and primping and use just the right products if I want my hair to look thick and full and pretty all day long – and I’d rather be doing something else, trust me.  So, when UMA Intensely Nourishing Hair Oil showed up on my doorstep in the September Beauty Heroes Box, I was like, great, just what I need, oil, anywhere near my head

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But, as a Beauty Heroes Ambassador, it is my solemn duty to try and honestly report back on the monthly selection (we are not being paid in exchange to write a positive review, and we can decline to write a review for any reason, anytime).  So, one morning after my workout and before parking myself in front of my laptop, I doused the ends of my hair with a dropper full of the UMA Intensely Nourishing Hair Oil, and worked the remainder through…my roots.  I did not look cute.  I looked like I hadn’t showered in…. a while.

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I also applied the September Beauty Heroes Sidekick: UMA’s Ultimate Brightening Face Mask.  I loved the pudding-like consistency, and it smelled great.  As it dried, I felt a warming sensation, but it didn’t make my skin feel too tight as other clay masks do.  So far, so good.

Time to shower.  I washed, conditioned and styled my hair as usual, and mentally prepared myself for a bad hair day – except my hair was full, voluminous, shiny, silky, and it looked thicker than usual.  And, it stayed that way all day.  Huh?  I was dumbfounded.  My face?  Brighter, less inflamed-looking, softer.  Okay!  I wanted to know more.  Let’s see what the heck is in these very special products!

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UMA Intensely Nourishing Hair Oil is a secret Ayruvedic family recipe that’s been handed down through generations.  This formula treats dull and damaged hair while simultaneously balancing  the naturally occurring oils in the scalp.  It is so rare to find a product that is grown, crafted and bottled all in the same place.  There is literally no changing of hands from field to bottle, giving UMA complete control of the outcome of the product.

Ingredients: All Organic Essential oils of Grapefruit, Lemon, Cypriol, Hibiscus, Yerba de Tago in a base of Grapeseed, Indian Gooseberry, Moringa and Jojoba oils.

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UMA Ultimate Brightening Face Mask: This traditional Ayurvedic recipe of papaya, tomato, aloe vera, honey and rose water spiked with warming cinnamon, toning saffron and heady sandalwood revitalizes and nourishes dull, tired skin. Finished with a touch of brightening bentonite clay and orange peel, this mask is meant to bring out your skin’s healthiest glow.

Ingredients: Saffron, Sandalwood, Orange Peel, Papaya, Tomato, Cinnamon, Neroli, Rose and Almond Extract in a base of Bentonite Clay, Aloe Vera, Honey and Rose Water.

This month’s box is a great deal, as usual.  This duo would normally retail for $100, but Beauty Heroes members only pay about $38.  And, Beauty Heroes members get 15% off everything in the Beauty Heroes Shop, every day.  Join here.

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This month’s Beauty Heroes Love More Promo: Each month Beauty Heroes offers a GIFT WITH PURCHASE from the Beauty Shop.  September’s Love More promotion is a complementary Discovery Set by UMA Oils ($40 value) with any purchase in the Beauty Shop over $125.  This gift with purchase is available to members and non-members who shop with Beauty Heroes. No code is needed, this gift with purchase automatically accompanies qualifying orders.

Also, I have to tell you: I just opened my October Beauty Heroes box (ambassadors get them a month ahead of time for testing purposes).  It is a product I’ve reviewed before, and it is fabulous; definitely one of the best in its category.  Just FYI, in case you were trying to decide on whether to join up!  🙂

Have you ever used a hair oil before?  Do you have a favorite?