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See New Skincare Box Review – May/June 2020

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Jun 24, 2020 | 74 comments

See New Skincare May June 2020 beauty subscription box review

See New: The Skincare Box
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The See New Skincare Box is a $44 bi-monthly beauty box filled with green beauty items that focus on cruelty-free, chemical-free, and sustainably sourced ingredients.

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

About the See New Skincare Box

The Subscription Box: See New Skincare Box

The Cost: $44/box bi-monthly 

The Products: An assortment of green, cruelty-free, and sustainably sourced beauty and skincare products.

Ships to: The U.S. for free 

The See New Skincare Box May/June 2020 Review

My box arrived with a handwritten note. I am very jealous of this gorgeous handwriting.

There was a second card with details on this month’s brand, Kahina Giving Beauty and on the flip side, there was a list of included items and more info on each! FYI: The size of the argan oil inside the box is actually 30 mL, with a retail value of $48.00.

 

100% Argan Oil, 30 mL – Retail Value $48.00

Argan oil is one of those oils that I love for nearly anything. Hair, nails, face, body, even as a cleanser if I know I am wearing stubborn makeup. I have noticed that depending on the brand though, there can be a slightly weird scent. Happily, this Kahina oil doesn’t have that aside from a slightly natural and barely-there smell. This oil also feels super light and isn’t greasy, making it a great choice for someone who might not love the heavier stuff on their face but still needs the beneficial antioxidants and moisturizing vitamin E that naturally occurs in this oil. I also like to apply a little of this to my wrists and massage it in before applying perfume, just to make the scent last longer!

 

Toning Mist, 50 mL – Retail Value $46.00

As a toner enthusiast, I am always thrilled to see one in a box. This one feels extra special inside its heavy glass bottle. It smells very delicately like rose petals and is filled with some of my favorite ingredients: aloe, rose water, willow bark, and more. The mister head could be a little more “misty” but that would never discourage me from using such a nice formula. I use toners like this between many steps of my routine, both day and night, as well as just throughout the day to hydrate my skin and give it a little extra dewiness. I have also been using them before masks lately and I really love the extra bit of hydration this one provides, especially if the mask has clay.

 

Antioxidant Mask, 50 mL – Retail Value $62.00

Aaaand here is the perfect sort of mask for just that! This mask smells of mint and eucalyptus and contains argan oil and rhassoul clay. It feels a little gritty on the face which makes rinsing it off a very exfoliating experience! It is packed with lactic acid and AHAs which promote exfoliation and improved texture (but can also make you a wee bit sun-sensitive!). Because I have a drier face, I spritzed myself with my toner and then applied this mask. I made sure to avoid spots I know are already dry, like the area around my nostrils and my eyebrows. After leaving this on for about 8 minutes, I gently massaged it off with warm water. My face felt so smooth and good! It felt like a very gentle detox for my pores too. I see this becoming a Sunday ritual for sure.

 

Facial Lotion, 50 mL – Retail Value $68.00

Ok, I am obsessed with this lotion. While it has some majorly moisturizing ingredients, it doesn’t feel as heavy as the argan oil, raspberry seed oil, shea, and beeswax inside would suggest. It is naturally scented with some sort of magical creamy nutty smell that I really enjoy and applies like a dream. The slightly thin consistency absorbs in a snap, leaving behind skin that is soft and looks hydrated and smooth. It is in such a nice glass bottle that only adds to how fancy and high quality this stuff feels! This has been my daily moisturizer for the last (almost) week and it is one of my very favorites I have ever tried.

 

Moisture Mask, 30 mL – Retail Value $88.00

Finally, our last item is a moisture mask you can either leave on and wipe off, or sleep in. I would never tissue off such a nice mask, so I have slept in it every other night for the last week or so. This is a heavy duty sort of mask, which suits my dry self just fine! The most noteworthy ingredients are antioxidant heavy resveratrol (from red wine grapes), vitamin K (for anti-aging power!), mushroom extract, and other botanicals that fight free-radicals. It is also delicately perfumed with rose, geranium, lavender, neroli, blue tansy, and sandalwood. Delightful!

If you find yourself in need of a super dose of hydration like I did after using that mask, apply a little of the argan oil to your face before applying this moisture mask. It feels a little weird on the face, but I slept in this mix and my face looked SO great the next morning. It was so soft and smooth, and even a few of the little bumps I have along my jawline from wearing masks all the time were nearly gone.

Verdict: The See New Skincare Box certainly did not disappoint! I already know and love the Kahina brand, but my previous exposure to them was limited to their life-altering Beldi soap (I recommend the eucalyptus, though they also have a rose scent!). Their skincare line is just as fantastic and I am floored by how much I loved these products. It felt like being at some fancy spa. I know packaging isn’t the main point of skincare, but there is something about a heavy glass pot or bottle that elevates everything for me, and the black glass felt chic and edgy. Do I sound like I am swooning? I am. This box also had a value of $312.00 which is insanity for a $44.00 box. If you want one for yourself, keep an eye on the See New Instagram profile. They appear to be restocking the box and should announce it there! This is certainly a box I will be keeping a close eye on. Thanks to our readers for the rec!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, this box has sold out. Your first box will be the July/August collection. 

Value Breakdown: At $44.00 for this box, here is what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Argan Oil $6.77
  • Toning Mist $6.49
  • Antioxidant Mask $8.74
  • Facial Lotion $9.59
  • Moisture Mask $12.41

Alternatively, the 5 items have an average cost of $8.80.

If you want more skincare discoveries, check out the best skincare subscription boxes of 2020, as voted on by our readers!

What do you think of the See New Skincare Box?

See New: The Skincare Box is a bi-monthly or quarterly beauty box filled with green beauty products. "In every volume of The Skincare Box experience luxurious green beauty that will leave you with an enhanced perspective of your true beauty. You will See New brands from around the world focused on c... read more.
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.

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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74 comments

meredithparker

do you know what Honua products they are featuring for September?

Jackie

They are on the seenew skincare site now.
Pa’akai Cleansing Cream
Līhau Face Mist
Māhealani – Moonlit Glow Balm
‘Aina Invigorating Face Mask

Tanya M.

Megan, I just ordered the Beldi soap on your recommendation. I got in Neroli on the Clean Beauty website since they had a 20% off sale. I can’t wait to try it as it sounds fantastic and I can believe life altering.. Thanks for the review. I am loving the Argan oil, the masks the mist.. it’s a fab line. I skipped the July Box just because I am still enjoying this one and sometimes I can’t have everything and I chose the soap over the July/August box.. but maybe I can grab later on in August if they don’t sell out.. Meanwhile, girl, that soap is on the way!!!

Inge

The July products are announced!
5 products from Scentuals: Radiance Facial Serum, eye cream, toner, cleanser & scrub.

Anna

Great review and this looks like such an amazing box! I just subscribed and I am so excited! First box will be July/Aug so hopefully it is as good as this one was! Used code REBEKAHS20 for 20% off

Ps. this is my first time ever commenting on MSA 😁 I love this site, so much great info!!

LBB

Megan, I am really glad that this box is finally being reviewed—thanks for your review. I’ve repeatedly emailed MSA requesting that See New Skincare be added to swaps (both before and after Covid hit). I’ve used the email address on the swaps page that is given if you are requesting that a box be added to the list. Any chance you can nudge the powers-that-be and ask that this box be approved since it is now being reviewed on MSA and swaps are open again?? Thanks 🙂

LBB

It looks like the See New box has now been added to the swaps list—yay!

Kathryn E Funk

I subbed to this box after finding it mentioned in the comments..there was quite a stir saying they were being constantly being spammed in the comments for this box and would never sub, (they are missing out!), the value here is INSANE…and one of the best if not THE best I’ve found yet. Somewhere in the glory of MSA there is a 30% off coupon..didn’t save it and haven’t found it since! So my boxes for 12 month were 31 per box. My first was Sonage. wasn’t crazy about the products but realized that I could easily resell it for way more than I paid so I ended up buying 2 more boxes!. As for the Kahuna box..I love all of it and it was my original reason for signing up!

LBB

Lisa, maybe you were the one who posted the comment that encouraged me to check out See New (and that resulted in you being accused as a plant for the company). If so, thanks (and sorry that your good intentions were met that way). I’m glad that people are learning about and enjoying this box now.

Lisa

I was “attacked” by several women who said I worked for the company. I was just trying to share the love ❤️

LBB

^same here—I saw it in the comments and I saw the hubbub in the comments about it too. Meanwhile, I subscribed to an annual with at least a 30% off code (it was 30 or 40), also purchased the Graydon box at a discount and couldn’t be happier. Great products and amazing value. My first box was the Cln & Dyrty box. I’m really happy that more people are enjoying this box now. I definitely think the Kahina box reviewed here is the best one yet.

KatKat

i just signed up for 3 boxes using the 20% off code (REBEKAHS20) so it was $100 total!!! so excited. sad my first box will be the july/aug box bc this box looks amazing! will be putting a pause on my IPSY for the next few months.

SusanY

Same! I have been eyeing this sub for a while. Can’t wait to receive the next one. The discount code worked, so even better!

Shannon

I caved and got a years worth with the code. Fingers crossed they’re all as good lol!

Sara

I subbed starting with the Sonage box, it was also an incredible value and even came with a nice Sonage branded pouch and a promo cloth face mask. The mask is one of the best I’ve found, made from a heavy fabric and very protective and durable. I was so impressed with my cloth mask that I’ve ordered many more for people I care about. The shipping is always fast and I have found items from both Sonage and Kahina that I’ll definitely be repurchasing. The hand written note is a sweet touch.

meredithparker28

Wow! one of my favorites! $300 worth or products for $44?! Sign me up!

Beka

Code REBEKAHS20 gives 20% off! I used it for my bimonthly Subscription. Loving the Kahina collection 🙂 the antioxidant mask is truly lovely

GMforever

@Luna, maybe you can post your code so you could get a free box, you so deserve it as you have been helping us all so much with all the deals you got for us. 🙂
I’ve read about this box briefly a few months back, I wish I was able to get the Kahina box, just read about this a few days ago and I’m sad they’re not restocking this.

Shannon

Used your code for an annual, thanks!

Mimosa

Thanks Beka, just signed up!

Carla Carlson

Bummer i only had a 10% off code. Good 4 U. It says on the website that it will be restocked and more will be available. Did anyone else see that on their website?

GMforever

@Luna, maybe you can post your code so you could get a free box, you so deserve it as you have been helping us all so much with all the deals you got for us. 🙂

Luna

See New Skincare gave current subscribers 20% off codes to share with others. I think it’s for every two boxes that someone uses their code they get a free box… or maybe it’s just the first two boxes where the code is used. Regardless, I hope you get a free box Rebekah! 😀 I hope mine’s still valid when I re-sub to an annual later this year! 😉

Fawne

FYI when I tried to subscribe, the description showed the May/June box but I asked customer service to confirm. They said that any subscriptions now will get the July/August box and NOT the May/June. There will not be another restock of May/June, which is a bummer because that’s the one I was interested in. I guess on the bright side, I saved some money for now.

h

Have you heard which brand of skin care will be July/August? That will be my first month, so I’m pretty curious.

SquirrelyGirl

I believe Scentuals is what’s next in the box.

Honestly, every single box from this sub has been amazing. I canceled all my other skincare boxes. This is the only one I need.

Christy

I’m really disappointed that they’re not restocking this box. I KNOW it’s irrational, but i was expecting to be able to buy this box and I really wanted it and I didn’t find out about it until after it sold out – it makes me not want to get it because I doubt I’ll like any one box as much as this one.

Carla

New SUB box for me based on this review! THANKS so much! I also prepaid and signed up for 6 boxes, so one year and USED MYSEENEW10 code to get an additional 10% OFF. The breakdown with all discounts and codes makes each box $34! A huge value based on the MAY/JUNE box alone. I’m praying to get more of the reviewed box in stock for all of us. THANKS MSA for the review. I’m so happy I clicked to see about this box.

enid

thank you for the code. I signed up to get it qtlry.

Jing

Does it allow you to skip a box for pre-paid?

Luna

That’s awesome they did that for you R! I subbed late in the first month, so all my boxes don’t generate until then which means I don’t receive my box until the beginning of the 2nd month well after many others have already received theirs. I’m okay with it, but it’s nice to know that’s an option for me if I see a box I MUST have now, lol 🙂

R

I’ve never tried, but you might be able to. On the account page, there’s a link to “manage subscription.” When you select “manage upcoming orders,” there is an option to skip the order. If that doesn’t work, the customer service has been very good (at least from my experience). They changed the “order date” on my annual subscription so I can get the boxes earlier in the month instead of toward the end.

Lisa

I don’t think you can which is a bummer. If you or anyone else finds a way, please let me know.

Cat

This box seems beyond amazing!!! Blown away!! I want it!!

Connie

Every box I have received has been great and the handwritten note makes them even more special. I need this subscription box in my life.

Megan K.

i need better handwriting in my life. the handwriting on this note was so stunning and pretty!

Jenn M

I just signed up for this sub based on this review and I’m really excited. I hope all the boxes are this great, but I have to say I still really (really) want THIS box. Lol. I’m so bummed I missed it. I’m at work first thing every morning so I have no doubt if they do a restock I’ll miss it. 🙁

Anita F

I just ordered a 3 mo subscription using MYSEENEW10 for 10% off.

Gintare

I am happy to see this review. I’ve been subscribed for 6 months now, and, honestly the products and the the value are outstanding. I didn’t expect to love Kahuna, but I did. I am currently using every single product I got, which is so rare for me.

Megan K.

I am glad to hear it is a long-term winner! This was my first month and I am beyond impressed.

Jennifer

Kahina was my hg skincare long ago before I found subscription boxes. I had mostly forgotten about it over the last seven or so years as I had samples to try and use and my face has been in varying states of love.

This box reminded me that I should never have left my first love. My skin is healthier and more glowy than it has been in ages and I’m thrilled to see that my first love is once again a true love.

Alice

This is, by far, my favorite subscription. I’m so glad I decided to get it.

Wendy

Wow, this subscription looks amazing, the value and quality is exceptional! Hope it comes back in stock soon or at least allow for subscribing to the upcoming boxes!!!

Luna

Yay! I’m so happy to see this box being reviewed! 😀 Ever since subbing last year, this box quickly moved up to the top of my list of favorite boxes. I can’t wait to see which brand they feature in their next box! Btw, I love those handwritten notes. They include one in every single box, which always adds such a nice personal touch. 🙂

SquirrelyGirl

It’s my favorite box, too! I think we signed up at the same time!

Alice

We did!

Alice

I subbed as soon as you told me about it! Glad I did!

Luna

Yay! 😀

Luna

Oh! And it’s insane seeing the price breakdown of how much subscribers paid for each product! Nice!

Megan K.

<3

Jessica

I can’t figure out how to subscribe. it won’t let me, maybe because they are sold out? but i would for future boxes.

Anna

You can sign up for the next box now.

Luna

I bet you’re right…. it’s probably because they’re sold out. I can’t recall whether any of their boxes have sold out during their current two-month period before.

SquirrelyGirl

They haven’t! This is the first time. They posted a notice on instagram a week ago saying they will be restocking the Kahina box, so those who are wanting to sign up…keep an eye out.

I absolutely love this box and the products are amazing (I think I am on my 5th now). I will say that I REALLY had to hound them to get a response to a couple of C.S. questions. One never got answered, the other (and more important of the two) I wrote several emails and inquired multiple times in DM’s and tagged social media posts on various platforms, without a response. I finally got a response after mentioning that I hesitate to recommend people, because of the lackluster C.S. If you sign up, Just be aware that it might take you a while to get a response from C.S.

Lisa

@ Jessica. If you wait a couple of days you should be able to subscribe, once they launch their July/August box. They’re pretty good at starting it on the 1st.

Jessica

thanks

Lisa

Thank you Megan for taking the time to review this amazing company. I think my favorite option this company offers is the fact you can get their boxes bi-monthly or quarterly if you’re on skincare overload. Can’t wait to see what company they’re going to feature for July/August 😍

Megan K.

It is all thanks to recommendations in reader comments! Didn’t know about the quarterly option. I will add that to the review. Thanks so much!

Anna

The July August box will feature Scentuals Natural and Organic Skincare from BC, Canada! This set will feature five products that will be announced via Instagram during this last week of June.

Luna

Thanks for the info! It’ll be interesting to see how their box compares to Pearlesque’s July box that’s also featuring Scentuals. 🙂

LBB

I am also a fan of the bi-monthly box. It allows me time to use the products and not have skincare overload.

Tiffany

It’s a new brand, delivered every other month. Check out their website. They have a page of Previous Boxes (one time purchase on those), so you can see what they have sent. Sometimes, they offer discounts on those one time purchases, and they do sell out.

Christy

Woah, Nelly.

I’ve never seen this box or brand, but I want this HARD.

Megan, is it possible to post an update when they restock the box? Or do we have any idea when they’ll restock?

Christy

Derp. I just noticed that I should follow their Instagram for an announcement. Thanks for the heads up!

Megan K.

I am now a little confused on if they are restocking this one or just moving to July/August. Fingers crossed you can snag it!

Carrie

This box looks great! I have super sensitive skin and could use most of these products. Really considering this sub!!

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