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Target “Best of Clean Beauty” Beauty Box Review – December 2020

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakDec 23, 2020 | 4 comments

While Target no longer launches a beauty box every month, they still release curated sets from time to time.

This is a review of the "Best of Clean Beauty" Target Beauty Box which 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).

About Target Best of Clean Beauty Box

The Box: Target Best of Box – Clean Edition

Cost: $14.99

The Products:

  • SheaMoisture African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask
  • Bliss Makeup Melt Dry/Wet Gentle Jelly Cleanser
  • Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water
  • TRESemme Pro Pure For Daily Moisture Light Moisture Shampoo
  • TRESemme Pro Pure For Daily Moisture Light Moisture Conditioner
  • Acure Resurfacing Overnight Glycolic Treatment
  • Native Charcoal with Mint Fluoride Toothpaste
  • Pacifica Glowing Makeup Removing Wipes – 10ct
  • Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Moisturizing Cream

Ships to: The U.S.

Good to know: Target has a 14-day price match policy! If you purchase this for full-price and it goes on sale within 14 days, a quick chat with customer service can get you a refund for the price difference.

Check out all of the Target Beauty Box reviews and all of our reviews of Cheap Subscription Boxes!

December 2020 Target Beauty Box "Best of Clean Beauty" Review

The back of the packaging lists the products included and their size.

Everything came packaged in this light blue silicone makeup bag. It's sturdy and cute – I'll be reusing this one.


SheaMoisture African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask, 0.5 oz - Retail Value $2.49

This mask is designed to help with oily and acne-prone skin. It’s made with African Black Soap and fair-trade shea butter along with tamarind oil and tea tree extract. It’s a little much for my sensitive skin, so I actually used this as a body mask on my chest, where I occasionally get acne and where my skin is a bit tougher and can take some stronger treatments. 


Bliss Makeup Melt Dry/Wet Gentle Jelly Cleanser, 2 oz - Retail Value $4

I like this cleanser – it’s one of my top picks for a drugstore cleanser that I’ve tried. It’s gentle on my skin, yet still effective at removing light makeup when applied to dry skin or as a second cleanse after a cleansing balm when I’m wearing heavy makeup. It has a light lavender scent, and I enjoy it. 


Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, 1.05 oz - Estimated Value $0.92 (buy the 3.4 oz version for $3.40)

I love having micellar water handy – it can help to remove eye makeup if I wash my face and still have some raccoon eyes, or in the morning I can use a quick swipe instead of doing a full cleanse and my skin is still ready for the rest of my routine. Plus, it’s really gentle on my sensitive skin.


TRESemme Pro Pure For Daily Moisture Light Moisture Shampoo, 3 oz - Retail Value $1.12 (buy the 16 oz version for $5.99)

My hair needs the opposite of something labeled “light moisture”- it needs heavy-duty moisture in order to appease my curls. I appreciate that this is sulfate-free- but I’ll be passing this along to my mom who has much finer hair than mine and loves when I give her travel-sized shampoo and conditioner. 


TRESemme Pro Pure For Daily Moisture Light Moisture Conditioner, 3 oz - Retail Value $1.12 (buy the 16 oz version for $5.99)

This conditioner is sulfate-free and made with coconut oil. It’s not nourishing enough for my hair type, but it smells nice. 


Acure Resurfacing Overnight Glycolic Treatment, 0.33 oz - Estimated Value $6.66 (buy the 1 oz version for $19.99)

Glycolic acid is a great exfoliating ingredient, and in this product, it’s also formulated with exfoliating lactic acid along with hemp seed oil, avocado oil, and true unicorn root extract. Altogether, this is a gentle exfoliating treatment that can help you to wake up with a glow the morning after applying this. I layered it under my regular night cream, and I didn’t have any sensitivity issues with my skin.


Native Charcoal with Mint Fluoride Toothpaste, 0.85 oz - Retail Value $2.07 (buy the 4.1 oz version for $9.99)

I’m a fan of fluoride in my toothpaste, but I know it’s trendy to be fluoride-free these days.  I have noticed a difference when I brush my teeth with charcoal toothpaste that my teeth look more white, and I like the minty flavor of this mini tube. 


Pacifica Glowing Makeup Removing Wipes, 10ct - Retail Value $3

These makeup wipes have a lot going on, with the exfoliating glycolic acid and papaya extract as well as the added fragrance of orange and vanilla. The wipe itself is made with natural plant fibers, but it’s a bit too much for my skin. I’ve been using it to wipe off makeup after swatching on my arm, and these do fine with light makeup but don’t fully remove bright red pigment or heavy foundation. 


Burt's Bees Renewal Firming Moisturizing Cream, 0.35 oz  - Estimated Value $3.01 (buy the 1.8 oz version for $15.49)

This moisturizing cream has a plant-based retinol alternative in the ingredient bakuchiol, and it’s also formulated with beeswax and sunflower seed oil. This had a nice heavy texture for a night cream, and it sank in quickly on my skin. If you’re looking for an under $20 night cream, I really think this one is worth checking out. 

Verdict: I thought this was a nice collection of cleaner beauty products. It hits on all of your key categories: skincare, haircare, and even your teeth. I calculated a total value of $24.39, not including that cute bag, which is quite a bit below that promised value of $42. I think this set is worth picking up if you’re a fan of clean beauty, especially if you can nab it on sale. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you order today? Yes, as of publication, this box is still available for purchase.

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Value Breakdown: This box cost $14.99 and has an estimated value of $24.39; here’s what you are paying approximately per item: 

  • SheaMoisture: $1.53
  • Bliss: $2.46
  • Garnier: $0.56
  • TREsemme Shampoo: $0.69
  • TREsemme Conditioner: $0.69
  • Acure: $4.09
  • Native: $1.27
  • Pacifica: $1.84
  • Burt's Bees:  $1.84

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Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

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Target is now having a 70% off sale on many beauty gift boxes. I don’t know if these latest ones are included, but others are. FYI!

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Target currently has select beauty gift sets buy one get one 50% off (this one included).

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The toothpaste clearly says fluoride free on it, so…..

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Ragan Buckley

They make a fluoride version, too, which is what is linked to (thought not what was in the box, as you noted) and which has similar packaging. Guessing there was just an error somewhere along the line.

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