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NewBeauty TestTube Subscription Review – November 2018

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Nov 21, 2018 | 45 comments

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NewBeauty TestTube
3.5 overall rating
122 Ratings | 31 Reviews

NewBeauty TestTube is a bi-monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Every other month they send you a tube full of deluxe and full-size beauty samples and you also get a digital subscription to New Beauty Magazine. It’s a little pricier than other beauty subscriptions, but in general, the value is usually great.

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

New Beauty Test Tube October 2018 all the goodies

About This Box

The Subscription Box: NewBeauty TestTube

The Cost: $29.95 a box plus $8.95 shipping (ships every other month)

The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty products. (This subscription also includes a subscription to New Beauty Magazine).

Ships to: US only

Our November 2018 Review

The NewBeauty TestTube has recently been reimagined after tons of hard work and careful attention to customer feedback. You have to appreciate a company that listens to and values customer input enough to evolve and change for the better! It is obvious that this revamp was a labor of love by the New Beauty Team. I absolutely love the new tube design. It is so pretty! I was also tickled that although the sub now comes with that bangin' new tube, the goodies included this month were far too numerous to fit so they had to send it in a large box. That is exciting!

Now, on to the items!

New Beauty Test Tube October 2018 bath salts

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Mini Valerian & Hops Mineral Bath Salts, 2.1 oz- Retail Value $4.00 (found here for $2.00)

I like salt soaks but usually find them underwhelming. Compared to some of those crazy glitter filled bath bombs they are downright old school! I passed the one to my husband after he had a particularly strenuous day at work. He really liked the scent and found the combination of the salts and a hot bath very relaxing.

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Daily Concepts Daily Body Scrubber - Retail Value $10

While I always give my face the celebrity treatment, I am terrible about exfoliating my body. I get eczema on my calves so I am always really nervous about agitating the spots when they appear. This scrubber was more gentle feeling than others I have tried, but I don't think I will be using it on my legs. The spongy center helps create a nice lather with your favorite soap or body wash and I love that the little tag fades when it is time to replace.

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Kneipp Night Cream, 1.0 fl oz - FULL SIZE! Retail Value $33

Another new brand for me this month! Immediately I love that it is plant based, lacks harmful ingredients like paraffin and silicon, and the company doesn't test on our furry friends. The texture is silky and it has a scent that is botanical and light. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was that it does tend to pill if you over-rub it into your skin. This does matter much less because it is a night cream.

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Supersmile Quikee, 0.17 oz.- FULL SIZE! Retail Value $18

This might have been the only product this month that I wasn't super excited about and found minimally effective. Admittedly, I am never super thrilled to get teeth related products in my subscriptions. I did try this product and didn't notice a difference in tooth whitening, although my teeth aren't very yellow. This little tube has approximately 30 uses.

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Glytone Enhance Brightening Complex, 1 oz - FULL SIZE! Retail Value $74

This little bottle has some super power ingredients. I have recently been doing tons of research on acids and I find them really interesting. The two ingredients that deserve the most attention in this formula are Azelaic Acid and Glycolic Acid. Azelaic Acid is super helpful for minimizing those pesky acne and blemish scars. Its friend Glycolic Acid is an incredible exfoliant, so after extended use, you will notice your skin looking brighter and feeling smoother. This formula is fragrance-free and absorbed quickly into my skin. As with any AHA products, be extra mindful of sun exposure!

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Briogeo Rosarco Leave-In Conditioning Spray, 5 oz - FULL SIZE! Retail Value $20

This leave-in conditioner is super light, which is a win for me. I really dislike the heavier leave-ins because they weigh my hair down and make my hair too silky. What can I say? I like my natural texture! This has a very clean scent and tons of hair healthy ingredients such as rosehip, argan oil, and coconut oil.

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LaRitzy Dew Pot, 0.12 oz- FULL SIZE Retail Value $20.00

As seen on Liz above, this dew pot is a gorgeous rose gold color that will work well with most skin tones. You can use it as a highlighter or a cream shadow. It blended very easily and did not crease on my lid. I could also see it making a great primer for other coordinating metallic shadows.

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YouTheory Collagen Powder, 1.89 oz- Estimated Value $4.53 (Buy 10 oz for $23.99, found here for $19.19)

This collagen powder has a vanilla scent added, making it perfect to mix in with your morning coffee or in my case Earl Grey. I didn't notice much of a taste difference, which was good! I did have a hard time getting this to dissolve because it tends to clump when added to hot water. If collagen gives be better hair and stronger nails, I can deal with a little extra mixing effort.

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Beth Collins MD Pour Le Bouche Lemon Lip Balm FULL SIZE! Retail Value $6.99

Beth Collins is a world-renowned plastic surgeon operating a practice in Connecticut. She has her own product line that she created for her patients and it includes some really great skincare items. This lip balm is heavy duty, which is perfect for winter's chill. I used this throughout the day and also applied it on extra thick as a lip sleeping mask. It is very effective! I appreciate it has minimal ingredients (lanolin, essential oil, and honey) but I could understand why this would be a no-go for my vegan beauty friends.

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Beth Collins MD Pour Le Bouche Peppermint Lip Balm FULL SIZE! Retail Value $6.99

The second flavor of this lip balm is a bright potent peppermint. I keep this one in my purse and the lemon one at my bedside. The formulas are identical aside from the choice of essential oil.

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Perricone MD Face Firming Serum - FULL SIZE! Retail Value $99

WOW. I have been wanting to try this product but the price tag always scared me off. I was so thrilled to get this product. Fine lines are one of my main concerns in my early 30s and I am hoping this product might help me out in that area. I really only have the faintest of lines on the sides of my forehead but I am always looking for ways to reduce and prevent them. The brown frosted glass bottle is absolutely in line with my love of minimal product packaging and the serum has a light medicinal scent. I know it isn't for everyone, but I really enjoy a more natural smell in my products. It absorbed quickly into my skin and didn't leave me sticky. I used moisturizer after waiting a few minutes and it went on easily, avoiding that pilling effect that sometimes happens when you mix products. I am really looking forward to trying this our long-term and seeing if it is worth the hype!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $296.51. That's an INSANE value compared to the $38.90 bi-monthly cost ($29.95 a box plus $8.95 shipping). All items except the collagen powder are full size, so in addition to an amazing value, you also get enough products to try out over a long period of time. If you are an anti-aging skincare nut like myself this box is a no-brainer for the Perricone MD serum all by itself, but with this box, you also get the amazing Glytone and night cream. I am blown away this month.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Make sure to email [email protected] before you order to confirm which box will be your first shipment.

Value Breakdown: At $38.90 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Bath Salts- $0.52
  • Body Scrubber- $1.31
  • Night Cream- $4.33
  • Supersmile- $2.36
  • Glytone- $9.71
  • Leave-In Hair Conditioner- $2.62
  • Dew Pot- $2.62
  • Collagen Powder- $0.59
  • Lemon Lip Balm- $0.92
  • Peppermint Lip Balm- $0.92
  • Perricone MD Serum- $12.99

Alternatively, each item in this box has an average cost of $3.54.

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Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

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I used a small amount of the Kneipp Mineral Bath Salts for a foot soak more than two weeks ago. It stained my skin and nails a vibrant turquoise; my toenails are still patchy blue! I did contact the company, but they said I’d used the product incorrectly. I have done the same with many other colored bath salts over the years and this has never happened, but be careful if you decide to use the same way I did!

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Melissa W.

I threw mine away! I filled my bath water one day and sprinkled some in the water, just less than a teaspoon, and my water was the brightest, darkest blue! I immediately stopped putting more baths salts in and threw the rest away. It was the worst bath I ever took. I felt dirty in that dark blue water. I had to empty the tub and refill with clean water..lol. I have no idea why a company would put that much blue dye in their products. No company should use dyes like that, they are bad for the skin.

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Eeek thanks for the heads up!!
I’m still patiently waiting for mine in the mail 😬

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If anyone wants to get rid of their box, I would love to buy it off you!

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I’m so excited I just called CS and they said as long as I ordered tonight I’ll be getting November-December’s box!!! She said tonight was the cut off and on top of that I received a email with a 10$ discount code so everything was 30$!! Can’t wait to get my box! Talk about a superb value!

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How did you call CS? I can’t find a phone number anywhere for them. I ordered on 12/22 and was told I’d receive a tracking number within a week, I have yet to receive one, let a line a reply to my emails asking about it.

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I signed up on 12/24 and just received my Jan box today. I never received a tracking email so you know


I ordered this box really late in November, but I received this reviewed box. The customer service rep offered me the choice to start with this box or wait until the next one. Like others, I only received peppermint lip products too. I will use them, but since I really love lemon, I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t get one of each. Other than that, this box is great.

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I was really wanting this box. It looks amazing!! But when I tried to sign up in hopes for this box the cs lady told me I wouldn’t be receiving this box. So I decided to hold off and not sign up. I called once I read this wonderful review

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I just called and was told as long as I ordered by tonight I’d get December’s box. You might wanna do it tonight if u really want this box! Good luck!


I just received this box and very happy to try all-new-to-me products! I received 2 peppermint instead of one lemon which I wished to receive one each. Great value. If they offer free shipping like other sub boxes, I will stick around, but paying for shipping and receiving no tracking information is a little disappointing.

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Pat Greene

Well dang. Test Tube was one of my first subscriptions and then I became really disappointed as time after time I found myself saddled with a bunch of drug store stuff. Looks like they have upped their game. Wish I had gotten this box.

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I really liked the box, but I received two peppermint lip balms instead of a peppermint and lemon. Disappointing for me because I hate mint scents/flavors!

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Nicole Dunlap

Imo, the New Beauty Test Tube has really stepped up their game. With the new packaging came a whole new Test Tube. I think this box is incredible. While I don’t like every product in the box, I am still more than satisfied with this month’s shipment. Way to go New Beauty!!!

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I wrote and asked about starting a sub yesterday and they twice confirmed this morning that this box is no longer available and the first box would be January/February. Yes, it is every other month. I am a former subscriber to this box and if I ever received a box as good as this one, I would never have cancelled. Whomever got this box was fortunate and I don’t think anyone would use all of the products but there are a lot of nice and unusual products in this one and I would have been happy to receive it.

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I got an email from them yesterday offering me $10 off on a new subscription. I used another email address to subscribe. There was no code- just a link. I got an email confirming my new subscription was going to be November box. Has anyone else received this email?

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Luna, I received this email a couple days ago and grabbed a second box. It shipped the next day, what an unbelievable deal! I ordered some other perricone items from them directly, their black Friday and 12 days deals are amazing!


I emailed and was told I would receive the Nov/Dec box if I subbed by Dec 7.

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That’s what I was told too

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I LOVED the lemon lip balm. I use it before bed and wake up with no dryness in my lips at all.

While I do think this box has a good value for the price, I really ended up not liking most of the products sadly. But that’s why we get subscription boxes, to try new things.

I will say their customer service is horrible. After a total of four emails over two months (which never got replies), first in regards to a bad product and then about canceling, and also messaging on social media, I still had not been able to get my subscription canceled. I checked back to their website a few days ago, and they finally now have the option to cancel directly through the website instead of saying you have to email them to cancel. So thank goodness for that. I’ve finally been able to cancel.

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Melissa W.

I loved this months box except for the bath soak. I didn’t like how dark blue it made my water. I wish they would have left out the blue dye which I imagine, isn;t good for your skin. Also, the perricone md serum is okay and was super excited to try it, but it smells strongly of hair dye to me. I ended up only putting it on my skin a half and hour before my shower so I don’t smell all day. I’m hoping thats long enough for the ingredients to soak into my skin, I also wish they didn’t include 2 exfoliating products. The glytone is amazing, but the perricone md has glycolic acid in it too, but I just ended up rotating days. Overall, I’m happy about the box. I might get another one.

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Is this box still available?

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A few things about this box –
– those salts make your bath tub look like you have a toilet bowl cleaning tablet in it! but i loved the smell, and it was very relaxing. i was in a car accident last week and i used this the next day to soak my aches, and it definitely helped calm me down. it smells like a fancy citronella candle.
– the leave-in conditioning spray is very light in weight and scent.
– the peppermint lip balm is STRONG. i smelled it as soon as i opened the main box. the test tube container still smells like it 2 weeks after i emptied it.
– i don’t know if this is normal, but i think the perricone serum smells like hair perm chemicals. BUT, it did absorb quickly and i haven’t had any bad reactions or breakouts. it’s too soon to tell if it works, but with all the hype, i’m using this until it’s gone.
– the collagen powder needs to be mixed with a liquid with flavor. i used water the first time and it was a struggle to get down. it’s not as bad as most protein powders, but it definitely should be paired with something else.

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This is my first box ! The only thing I won’t use is the collagen powder. It’s an amazing deal. I haven’t tried anything yet. I’m going to treat myself to some pampering in January!

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I know this response is late, but I finally used the collagen powder and want to share that it is GREAT in coffee. It mixed perfectly and although it says vanilla, I really could only taste coffee. There is even a little measuring cup included. I would gladly swap or purchase this from anyone, cuz this is definitely a product I will continue to use!!

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I’ll buy the collagen

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Did you just sign up? If so are they letting you receive this oct box?

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I signed up October 25 and received this box.


Same here, that collagen powder is not for me. Plus it’s not worth swapping because of it’s bulk. I don’t want to toss it, but I don’t think I can give it away either 🤷

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This was my first box with this sub and I am beyond thrilled with it. That Glytone stuff is no joke, my skin looks SO much better just after one week of use!

I can’t wait to see how they do with the next installment!

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Megan K.

I loved it too. It absolutely has been making a difference in my skin.

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I have that up for swap right now, should I take it back, lol? Can I ask, in what way do you see a difference?
I’ve gotten 2-3 of these boxes and I love them. The value is so good, even if you only like 1-2 things, it’s worth it, imho. But I like almost everything.

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Hahaha, same question! What are your skin concerns and what has it done?


Great box (or tube). This is actually my 1st time subscribing and super happy with this tube – but not so happy that they charged me twice! Customer service not replying to my emails too. I’m really frustrated. If they sent me two tubes that would be fine but charging me twice for just one? Argh.

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I used to get an email reply the very next day or so, now I received an email that their email address has changed(along with other changes) so I emailed the new one and have not gotten a response in almost a month. I resent it a few weeks ago and still nothing, calling is your best bet. Their customer service has always been great!

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800) 313-0210
Call them, their customer service is awesome. Maybe not so quick on emails but I’ve never had a problem with calling them. Know that it is Thanksgiving week though so maybe no one is there till Monday after the holidays.

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I just called and gale told me that if I were to sign up right now I would receive Decembers box 😐 even though I’m sure dec will be good. Oct is what I’m wanting.


I want the lip balms!

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