Target Beauty Box “Sunscreen Queen” Review – May 2020
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This is a review of the “Sunscreen Queen” Target Beauty Box which is currently sold out.
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About Target Beauty Box
The Box: Target Beauty Box – Sunscreen Queen
The Cost: $7
- Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen -SPF 50 Mineral Lotion – 1 fl oz
- Sun Bum Original Sunscreen Spray – SPF 30 – 1.75 oz
- Bare Republic Mineral Shimmer Holographic Shimmer Stick – SPF 50 – 0.3 oz
- La Roche Posay Anthelios Melt-In Sunscreen Milk- SPF 60 – 0.06 fl oz
- RoC Multi Correxion 5-in-1 Anti-Aging Face Moisturizer – SPF 30 – 1.7 fl oz
- CeraVe Mineral Sunscreen – SPF 50 – 0.17 oz
Ships to: The US for free
May 2020 Target Beauty Box “Sunscreen Queen” Review
This month Target is spotlighting their best SPF products!
This info card provides a short description of each item sampled and on the flip side a Target coupon good for $3 off a beauty purchase of $15 or more. This month I received an in-store coupon that also includes a promo code you can redeem online.
Moving on to Target Beauty Box’s sunscreen picks for May!
Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen SPF 50 Mineral Lotion, 1 fl oz – Estimated Value $2.08 (Buy 5 oz for $10.39)
This sunscreen formula checks all of the boxes for me. It is non-chemical, smells like a tropical getaway, and it has a matte finish. What more could you ask for? I tend to go for SPF 30, only because it is usually the SPF that is recommended, but I also tend to say “the more the merrier” and “more is more” in these type situations.
Sun Bum Original Sunscreen Spray SPF 30, 1.75 oz – Estimated Value $2.97 (Buy 6 fl oz for $10.19)
I am such a sucker for Sun Bum’s packaging; a wood grain background and a big cheeky monkey will always catch my attention. This is the sunscreen I purchased for our last beach trip (which seems like it was 10 years ago now), and I was impressed with it. This is a clear spray-on sunscreen, and even though it goes on clear, don’t forget to rub it in! It is fast-drying, non-greasy, and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. I was also surprised and happy to find out this is also vegan!
Bare Republic Mineral Shimmer Holographic Shimmer Stick SPF 50 in Diamond Dust, 0.3 oz – Retail Value $8.99
This shimmer stick is exactly what it sounds like; it is full of iridescent purple and pink sparkles. I couldn’t find “Diamond Dust” on Target’s website, so I linked the shade “Sparkling Rose,” which I am also very curious about. This could be fun to wear on your cheekbones on a beach day, right where you could use the most SPF 50 UVA/UVB protection, but as far as everyday wear, I’m afraid it is a little too shimmery, even for me.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Sunscreen Milk SPF 60, 0.06 fl oz – Estimated Value $0.43 (Buy 5 oz for $35.99)
This sunscreen had a great feel to it, but I don’t know how much protection I got with a packet’s worth of product. I was able to cover my face, but my neck had to fend for itself. This product dried very nicely and sunk into my skin without leaving behind any greasiness or shine. It felt velvety on my skin, and my makeup went on nicely over it.
RoC Multi Correxion 5-in-1 Anti-Aging Face Moisturizer SPF 30, 1.7 fl oz – Retail Value $18.69
This is a full-sized product! I was desperate to like this product, but I couldn’t get past the fragrance, which is reminiscent of good old Oil of Olay Moisturizer. I love that it is a combination of anti-aging skincare with broad-spectrum SPF 30, but I think it would work much better for someone without such sensitive skin.
CeraVe Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Face SPF 50, .017 oz – Estimated Value $1.02 (Buy 2.5 oz for $14.99)
CeraVe will never do any wrong for me; I love all of their products including this one. It is a bit heavier than the Ultra-Light lotion (which was included in the Summer Hair and Skin Target Beauty Box this month), and even though I loved the feel of the Ultra-Light, I do prefer sunscreens with zinc. This felt great on my skin and dried completely with a matte finish. Although it took a little rubbing in, the zinc did not leave a white cast on my already pale complexion.
Verdict: Target Beauty Box brought out the SPF nerd in me this month. I love trying new sunscreens, and I was surprised at how far the drugstore SPF products have come from their greasy, perfumey predecessors. Target boxes just keep getting better and better! The value of this box is $34.18, an outstanding value for the $7 box cost (which includes free shipping).
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you order today? No, this box is unfortunately sold out.
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Value Breakdown: This box cost $7 and has an estimated value of $34.18; here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen Lotion: $0.43
- Sun Bum Original Sunscreen Spray: $0.61
- Bare Republic Mineral Shimmer Holographic Shimmer Stick: $1.84
- La Roche Posay Anthelios Melt-In Sunscreen Milk: $0.09
- RoC Multi Correxion 5-in-1 Anti-Aging Face Moisturizer: $3.83
- CeraVe Mineral Sunscreen: $0.21
What do you think of this May Target Beauty Box?