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About the See New Skincare Box
The Subscription Box: See New Skincare Box
The Cost: $44/box bi-monthly OR quarterly.
The Products: An assortment of green, cruelty-free, and sustainably sourced beauty and skincare products.
Ships to: The US for free
The See New Skincare Box September/October 2020 Review
There was a second card with details on this month's brand, HONUA!
Pa'akai Cleansing Cream, 1 oz - Retail Value $16.00
I've tried this cleanser a few times and while it isn't my favorite, I can't deny it feels nice on my face! It does a great job of cleansing my mostly make-up free skin without drying it out. There is always something about the scent that I don't love, even though according to the ingredients list I totally should! This pretty pink potion has loads of goodies inside: witch hazel, seaweed, botanical extracts from roses, hibiscus, and lavender, and sesame oil. Though I might not ever add this one to my shopping cart, I still like when it comes in boxes because it is very nourishing and a great choice for dry or reactive skin.
Māhealani Moonlit Glow Balm, 1.2 oz - Retail Value $82.00
This balm was a DREAM. If you have dry and redness-prone skin, this combo of shea, jojoba, squalane, and blue tansy is a soothing skin treat. This balm is on the heavier side, though if you use just a pinch it should be suitable for most skin types. This is a thicker balm and it doesn't all absorb when you apply it, so I would recommend it for nighttime use. I can't imagine makeup would play nice on top of this! I like to slather on a thicker layer and massage before I drift off to sleep. That one of a kind blue tansy scent is super relaxing and in the morning my skin looks so soft and hydrated with a lot less redness. This stuff is also great for dry cuticles!
'Aina Invigorating Face Mask, 1.7 oz - Retail Value $38.00
While I long for the day when I no longer use the word 'maskne' in my reviews, I am still suffering breakouts along my chin and jawline. The upside to this is that before 2020 I never really liked or used charcoal or clay masks because I found them too drying. Now I like to apply a little mask "beard" or "goatee" 1-2 times a week! This is a thicker mask that stuck to my face really well. The formula is a blend of charcoal powder, honey, squalane, willow bark powder, and more. I found this a little drying (it does have alcohol inside) but thought it made a pretty excellent spot treatment, shrinking bumps, and soothing some redness. It has a very earthy scent of clay and citrus that I quite liked too.
Līhau Face Mist, 1 fl oz - Retail Value $18.00
My last item was a smaller bottle of face mist. I know, I know, loads of people don't love getting mists, but I use them constantly (especially between skincare steps) and they are just such an easy way to add nutrients to my skin with zero effort. I really wanted to love this one but I noticed that while it smelled great, it burned just a little bit. I am guessing this is because it has alcohol in it, which is a bummer. If that wasn't there, I would really love this mix of blue tansy, sandalwood, aloe, and hyaluronic acid.
Verdict: I really enjoy how See New Skincare Box delivers so many items from the same brand. It really lets you try out an almost complete regimen. I know lots of folks adore this brand, but I have to say it isn't my favorite. This mainly stems from the fact that my skin is dry and half of the items included were probably for oilier skin. Always weigh my opinion against the fact that my mid-30s skin is dry! You might absolutely love products that just don't work for me. I find it hard to complain though because that blue balm is one of my favorite products of 2020 and it covered the entire cost of this box almost twice over. I truly believe that not all brands have the best of everything, so mixing and matching the products that do work from the different months of this box still makes this one more than worth it to me and gives me some gifting opportunities too! The brands have been consistently great and the value outstanding. This month has a total retail value of $154 which is pretty awesome for a $44 box.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, but these do sell out!
Value Breakdown: At $44.00 for this box, here is what you are paying approximately per item:
- Cleanser $4.57
- Balm $23.43
- Mask $10.86
- Mist $5.14
Alternatively, the 4 items have an average cost of $11.00.
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