Target Beauty Box Women’s Recline & Unwind Review


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Target released three new Beauty Boxes celebrating Black History Month.

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The Black History Month exclusive boxes include two women’s and one men’s box: Women’s Maxing & RelaxingWomen’s Recline & Unwind, and Men’s Moving & Grooming. Learn more about each box here!

This is a review of the Women’s Recline & Unwind box which is $14.99. This box is still available for purchase!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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About Target Beauty Box

The Box: Target Beauty Box – Women’s Recline & Unwind

The Cost: $14.99

The Products:

  • SheaMoisture Fruit Fusion Shea Butter Lip Balm
  • SheaMoisture African Black Soap Face & Body Bar
  • Urban Skin RX 3-in-1 Even Tone Cleansing Bar
  • Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Bath Bombs

Target Beauty Box – Women’s Recline & Unwind Review

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Target Beauty Box - Info Card Back

This Black History Month exclusive box features 4 refreshing beauty products perfect for boosting your mood. The back of the info card provides a short description of each item and little tips for making the best use of the products.

Let’s check out the pampering products included in this box!

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SheaMoisture Fruit Fusion Shea Butter Lip Balm, FULL SIZE! – Retail Value $3.29

This vegan lip balm is made with shea butter, coconut water, imbe oil, and fruit fusion. Apply liberally to replenish and rejuvenate dry chapped lips.

While I love that this lip balm is vegan and has great ingredients, I’m not a fan. I found it to be way too thick making it difficult to squeeze out and difficult to apply evenly across my lips. The worst part is the applicator. It’s hard and scratched my already dry and sensitive lips. It also doesn’t smell a great as I thought it would be considering the fruit fusion. I suggest using it as a lip mask, applying a small amount to your fingers and gently rubbing the balm across your lips while doing another facial treatment like the Coconut & Hibiscus mask in the Maxing & Relaxing box (review coming soon!).

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SheaMoisture African Black Soap Face & Body Bar, FULL SIZE! – Retail Value $2.99

Made with natural and organic ingredients, this African black soap cleanses and hydrates both face and body. Perfect for acne-prone and oily skin, this bar promises to calm, clear and balance your skin revealing a clearer complexion.

I tried this soap on both my face and body. On my skin, the soap lathered well and left my skin feeling clean and soft as expected. On my face, I’ve tried a number of different brands of African black soap. My skin isn’t very oily but can be acne-prone. What I noticed different about this SheaMoisture bar was the scent. I can’t place it but there is something in this bar that makes it smell much more pleasant than other African black soap bars I’ve tried. It left my face clean but feeling slightly dry and tight which was also expected. I’ll hold on to this until the summer months when my skin tends to be much oilier and when I find that African black soap works best for me.

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Urban Skin RX 3-in-1 Even Tone Cleansing Bar, FULL SIZE! – Retail Value $6.99

This multi-use cleansing bar is made with black tea extract and coconut oil and can be used as a cleanser, mask or exfoliator. This bar claims to even out skin tone and brightens dark spots improving the overall appearance of your skin and leaving your complexion bright and clear.

I enjoyed using this product. It comes with a little sponge used to rub the cleansing bar and create a lather. Using the sponge, I massaged the soap onto face and let it sit for 2 minutes per the instructions. My skins felt great after! It was clean and soft and a little brighter – likely from the exfoliating effect of the sponge. Time will tell if this bar helps clear up my dark spots and even out my complexion. I can’t wait to continue using it. Now, I wish the larger 2oz size was included!

Target Beauty Box - Bath Bombs

Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Bath Bombs, 2 bath bombs – Estimate Value $5.00 (Buy Pack of 6 for $14.99)

Take a relaxing bath with these effervescent bath bombs. With its sweet tropical scent, these bath bombs will leave your skin clean, soft and smelling delicious.

First off, these bath bombs really do smell amazing! I daydreamed of fresh fruit on the beach of a faraway tropical island. But, these bath bombs are really small and my bathtub is really big! I had to use both bath bombs to get the full experience. I wish the full-size box with 6 bath bombs was included. That would have been great considering that I’d need to use them two at a time to really enjoy them.

Verdict: I enjoyed trying all the products in this box. With this being a Black History Month exclusive box, I love that the box includes clean products from black beauty brands. The Urban Skin Rx cleansing bar is my favorite and the bath bombs smell delicious. The lip balm is a bit challenging to use but has super hydrating ingredients that may make it worth the hassle. The African black soap stood out for its great lather and smell.

This box cost $14.99 has an estimated retail value of $18.27. That is only slightly above the cost of the box and not a good value on its own or compared to other Target Beauty Boxes. Most Target Beauty Boxes cost $7 but I have seen other exclusive Target beauty boxes sold for $14.99. For the exclusive boxes, I expect to receive mostly full-size and high-quality items and I expect the box to be a great value. Three of the four products in this box are full-sized but, there is a larger size Skin Rx cleansing bar available and the bath bombs come in a pack of 6. Adding the larger and full-sized items or additional products would have increased the overall value of this box.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box is still available!

Value Breakdown: At $14.99 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • SheaMoisture Fruit Fusion Shea Butter Lip Balm – $2.70
  • SheaMoisture African Black Soap Face & Body Bar – $2.45
  • Urban Skin RX 3-in-1 Even Tone Cleansing Bar – $5.73
  • Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Bath Bombs – $4.10

What do you think of this Target Beauty Box – Women’s Recline & Unwind?

Written by Shatae Hutchinson

Shatae Hutchinson

Hi, I’m Shatae; pronounced shhh-tay! I work in IT Healthcare, I’m married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 cool kids. I am obsessed with black culture, lifestyle, travel and art made by and featuring women of color. I also love trendy plus-size fashion and accessories, eclectic and bohemian home décor and all things self-care, mental health and fitness. My favorite box is Izzy & Liv’s Brown Sugar Box; a monthly box offering tees, accessories and lifestyle products designed for black women. I also subscribe to TheSelfCareBox, FabFitFun, CauseBox and Merkaela. Being a wife and full-time working mom, subscription boxes are one of the few things that are just for me! They are fun, convenient, reasonably priced and full of surprises.

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17 Comments

  1. Great review, as always! I’m looking forward to getting the “maxing and relaxing” box but waiting for it to go on sale. The box selection is not worth $14.99.

    • Hey Nich! I liked the maxing and relaxing box the best but it’s not the best value. If I catch the box on sale, I’d get another for myself!

    • I’m waiting too. With so many of us not willing to pay the current asking price, I feel it’s likely to get cheaper. Then it will be a good box to buy.

  2. I agree about the value. If it goes on sale I may buy it after reading your review. Thanks for being so unbiased and honest!

    • Thanks for the comment Maria! Definitely grab it if you can catch it on sale.

  3. Does anyone know if there Will be a february box and when?

    • I went on Target.com and did the online chat and the person said there will be a February box. She said they’re a little late getting it out. So stay tuned.

      • Thank you Justine! 🙂

    • It came out today!

  4. That African Black Soap saved my skin! I started using it last year and my skin is the clearest it’s every been. I have PCOS, so I have pretty bad adult acne and that soap was a lifesaver. I cut small pieces of it off and use them to wash my face rather than using the giant bar.

    This looks like a great box, but I agree the price point isn’t my favorite.

    • Thank you ladies! I’ve been struggling with breakouts on my back and chest and will give this soap a try. And for $2.99, it is a steal. Thanks for your great review, I appreciate your honesty! Have a great day. 🙂

      • I hope it works out for you Jenn! And, thanks for the compliment.

      • Jenn, if you prefer there is also black soap body wash. I buy it for my son who has terrible back acne and it has worked fantastic! I get mine off of Amazon and while body wash is more expensive it was easier to use and a little goes a long way.

      • Tea tree soap also helps with acne….

    • Hey Jackie! Yeah – I saw rave reviews about the soap as well. I think it will be lifesaver for me in the summer months when my skin really starts acting up.

  5. I’m assuming these are the February boxes and we aren’t getting other choices 🙁 bummer!

    • The regular February boxes were just released!

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