Target Naturals Beauty Box Review – April 2019
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This is a review of the $7.00 Naturals Box, featuring a variety of all-natural beauty products.
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About This Box
The Box: Target Beauty Box Naturals
The Cost: $7.00
- African Black Soap Clarifying Facial Wash and Scrub
- The Good Stuff Repair Balm
- Schmidt’s Cedarwood + Juniper Bar Soap
- Love Beauty & Planet Muru Muru Butter Mask Sachet
- Love Beauty & Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Hand Cream
- Burt’s Bees Enamel Care Mountain Mint Toothpaste
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The box comes with a card detailing each of the items included. This box was specifically curated for items containing all-natural ingredients. The back of the card also has a $3 Target coupon, so if you use that it brings the cost of the box down to only $4!
African Black Soap Clarifying Facial Wash and Scrub, 1.5 oz – Retail Value $3.99
This is a clarifying face wash meant to help with blemishes and to purify the skin. It combines African black soap, shea butter, and kaolin clay to gently exfoliate and cleanse the skin. It’s a creamy consistency with small exfoliating beads, and it has a very clean scent. I felt like I could smell the shea butter the strongest, but overall this face wash has a very mild scent, which is great! It was very cleansing without being super drying, and I felt like I had that squeaky-clean feel after washing my face with this product.
The Good Stuff Repair Balm, 2 fl oz – Estimated Retail Value $2.35 (full size retails at $7.89)
This was my favorite item in the box! It’s a leave-in conditioner that not only works like a smoother, de-frizzer, and detangler but also takes the place of your regular conditioner. The product is silicone-free and contains natural ingredients, and it’s also good for the environment in that it saves water by saving you the step of using conditioner in the shower. The formula is thin and creamy and spread easily throughout my hair. I used this product alone the first time I tried it in order to get a true sense of how it worked and then blew my hair out. I have lots of fine, wavy hair, and I thought I got a lot of softness and smoothing effect from this product. I didn’t feel like it helped as much with frizz as other leave-in conditioners I’ve tried, but the upside is that it is incredibly light. I had way more volume than I’m used to, and my hair was oh-so-soft after using this. I plan to use this in conjunction with a frizz-fighter and I think that will be a winning combination for me!
Schmidt’s Cedarwood + Juniper Bar Soap, 1 oz – Estimated Retail Value $1.10 (full size retails at $5.49)
This bar soap has a very interesting scent! It’s not super strong, but it’s definitely noticeable. It smells very masculine and woodsy, and definitely different than what I’m used to using. The black color of the soap is fun and unique as well, and I was interested to try it out. Unfortunately, I wasn’t super impressed with this product – it didn’t seem any different than any other bar of soap I’ve used before, and I was disappointed that the black color meant that the white tiles and grout in my shower got stained after using it.
Love Beauty & Planet Muru Muru Butter Mask Sachet, 1.5 oz – Retail Value $2.49
This was another great find in this box! The Love Beauty & Planet brand is one of my favorites, and I was excited to try a new to me product from them. This hair mask is thick and creamy, and it has a great subtle flowery scent. I only used about 1/3 of the packet for my medium-length hair, so I love that I’ll be able to get multiple uses out of it. I also really like that it’s designed to act quickly in only two minutes – sometimes I don’t have the time to wait 15 minutes for a mask to start working!
My hair felt extra soft and smooth after using this, and I didn’t think it was weighed down too much the next day as it can look after using a hair mask. This is a product I can definitely see myself using again in the future.
Love Beauty & Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Hand Cream, 1 fl oz – Retail Value $4.99
Yay! Another Love Beauty & Planet item! The Coconut Water and Mimosa Flower scent is my favorite from this brand, and the lotion does not disappoint. It has a lovely subtle scent that is clean and floral, and I like that the scent didn’t linger too much. This tube is perfectly purse-sized, and I think it’s great for using on the go. I live in a very dry climate, and I found that this formula gave great lasting hydration. I was pretty impressed!
Burt’s Bees Enamel Care Toothpaste, 0.85 oz – Estimated Retail Value $1.00 (full size retails at $4.99)
I might be in the minority here, but I love that toothpaste was included in this box! In full disclosure, I’m actually a practicing general dentist (so take my excitement with a grain of salt), but nonetheless I’m glad this was an item in the box. I was especially thrilled to see that this Burt’s Bees toothpaste contains fluoride, as most natural and/or organic toothpaste lines don’t, and fluoride is the best preventative we have to fight against tooth decay. Once in a while, I have patients ask about natural products, and I am happy to be able to recommend this line to them in the future.
The formula is very creamy and on the runnier side, and it has a strong spearmint flavor. I found the taste to be fresh and clean without being too overwhelming. This toothpaste is also SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) free, which is always important to me in a toothpaste. SLS can cause a burning sensation for some people who are sensitive to it, and I’m happy to report that the Burt’s Bees toothpaste was very gentle and caused me no discomfort whatsoever.
Verdict: This box has a total estimated retail value of $16.42, which I think is a good value for the cost of $7.00 for this box, and even better when you factor in the $3.00 Target coupon that is included. This also doesn’t take into account that the travel sizes of the leave-in conditioner, bar soap, and toothpaste likely retail for more than the estimated value above (we just couldn’t find the individual travel/deluxe sample sizes for sale). I thought this was a great mix of different natural products and enjoyed seeing some tried and true favorites of mine, as well as getting to try some new-to-me products! The Repair Balm is definitely something that’s going on my shopping list next time I’m at Target!
Value Breakdown: At $7.00, here’s approximately what you are paying for each item:
- African Black Soap Clarifying Facial Wash and Scrub – $1.70
- The Good Stuff Repair Balm – $1.00
- Schmidt’s Cedarwood + Juniper Bar Soap – $0.47
- Love Beauty & Planet Muru Muru Butter Mask Sachet – $1.27
- Love Beauty & Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Hand Cream – $2.13
- Burt’s Bees Enamel Care Mountain Mint Toothpaste – $0.43
To Wrap Up: Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this kit is still available on Target’s website for both delivery and free ship-to-store!
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What do you think of the Target Beauty Box April 2019 Naturals box?