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NewBeauty BeautyPass Bundle December 2020 Review

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakJan 14, 2021 | 25 comments

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NewBeauty TestTube is a bi-monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. Every other month they send you a tube full of deluxe and full-size beauty samples and you also get a digital subscription to NewBeauty Magazine.

NewBeauty is also known for creating amazing limited-edition sets. During December, they offered a collection of BeautyPass sets that featured one hero item, two surprise items, and gift wrap in case you wanted to gift the contents.

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

About this Beauty Subscription Box

The Box: BeautyPass Beauty Bundle 

The Cost: $19.95

The Products:

  • Full-size Dr. Dennis Gross Stress Rescue Super Serum (retails for $74)
  • 2 editorially selected surprise gifts
  • Holiday gift wrap to make gifting easier than ever
  • Full-year subscription to NewBeauty Magazine (print or digital)
    • Already a subscriber? No problem. Gift it to a friend!

NewBeauty BeautyPass Bundle December 2020 Review

This box didn't come with an info sheet, but there was an insert about the 5 Days of Gifting special NewBeauty ran.

We also received this gold gift bag and a sheet of tissue paper to wrap up the items in the box (or anything else) for a gift. This box was guaranteed to arrive by Christmas, and mine was delivered on December 23rd. According to this post, however, the USPS wasn't successful for everyone. Did your order arrive in time?


Dr. Dennis Gross B3Adaptive Superfoods Stress Rescue Super Serum,  1 oz - Retail  Value $74.00

This serum is a potent blend of niacinamide (vitamin B3), adaptogens like ashwagandha, maca, and goji (which is also a superfood), and other superfoods like turmeric and Acai. The ingredients list is a bit long on this serum, but since my skin is sensitive and prone to redness, it kinda feels like this serum was made for me. It sinks into my skin well (make sure to massage it so the microcapsules of superfoods dissolve), and I like that it layers well with my toners, essences, and other skincare potions. Because it’s so expensive I would need to use the entire bottle to decide if I saw results worthy of a repurchase, but I’m stoked about trying it at a steep discount through NewBeauty. 

Rusk Puremix Native Fig Replenishing Leave-in Treatment,  6 oz - Retail Value $18.00

This is a leave-in hair treatment for normal hair types that need help with moisture, frizz, and tangles. The formula has quinoa and oat protein along with fig extract, and it’s silicone-free. My hair is a big fan of leave-in treatments, but I usually need products designed for dry hair. That was my experience with this – it added a bit of moisture and shine, but my curls were thirsty for more. I’ll pass this product along to someone whose hair type is less dry than mine. 

Amika Nice Cream Conditioning Cleanser, 8.45 oz  - Retail Value $22.00

I actually had a tube of this in my shower when this package was delivered, so I can give a more in-depth review. This is great for curly hair when you're taking a shower but not ready to shampoo yet. I like to use it after I work out when I want to make sure any sweat isn’t chilling out on my scalp but I don’t want to dry my hair out with a full shampoo. I apply it from roots to end and massage it in, and it adds enough moisture to my hair that I don’t need to follow up with a separate conditioner. Now that I have sworn off Devacurl, this is my go-to co-wash when that’s what my hair needs. 

Verdict: I kind of wish it was the holidays again just so I could buy more of these BeautyPass bundles – what a great deal these were! The serum is fantastic from a well-respected brand, so that is obviously the star. I do wonder why two different hair products were sent when they are designed for different hair types, but since both are full-size I’m not complaining. NewBeauty has a reputation for their curated sets to be fantastic, so if they release one in the future and you’re on the fence, I strongly recommend going for it. This box does also come with a one-year subscription to NewBeauty magazine, which may be exciting or of no interest to you (I still need to sign up via email, and I like that I can choose the print or digital version). Value-wise, the products add up to $114. The promised value was $140, and I think the rest of the value is attributed to the magazine subscription. For the $20 cost, though, this was a truly lovely deal. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box today? It looks like this particular BeautyPass Beauty Bundle is still available for purchase. But be quick as it was supposed to be on sale for a limited time only.

Value Breakdown: For $19.95 here is what you’re paying for the three products (not including the potential value of the magazine subscription).

  • Dr. Dennis Gross: $12.95
  • Rusk: $3.15
  • Amika: $3.85

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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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Laura P.

I received the same two bonus gifts as Jessica – I especially love the Amika, a staple for me and my husband. I bought 3 out of the 5 Holiday options and have enjoyed or shared everything! I’m wondering when New Beauty will resume their BeautyPass deals they were offering every other Friday?

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Hi Laura,

Keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest innovations, editor reviews and sneak peeks 🙂

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Danielle Aguilar

Am I seeing it correctly, but the last date the company posted something was 2019??


Jessica – Why have you sworn off Devacurl?

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I am impressed with gifts. I got Lancome and skinceuticals and both had samples but for the price I am not complaining.

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Thank you for sharing!

We’re thrilled that you loved your bundle 🙂

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Joy-Not the Other One

Svetlana7e do you mind me asking what you thought of the Skinceuticals product? I got that one too and I’m having a hard time with it. It says to use 2 pumps but I feel like that is no where near enough and I also feel like it doesn’t sink into my skin very well or something. I don’t know how to explain it exactly but it just seems off. I was wondering if maybe I got a bad one?

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I am sorry but I have not tried it yet. I just have so much that I am not even sure when I get to it. I did use their ferulic serum all the time and what I most like about it is the sent – smoked sardines:). However the price is totally unjustified.


I got this bundle and one other, with the Lancome eye cream. The one with the Lancome eye cream came with sample sized free gifts so the free gifts being full size on this one made me happy. I didnt get mine until a week after christmas but I was having a lot of issues with packages around that time, not New Beauty’s fault.

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I loved this, I don’t believe mine arrived by the 24th because mail delivery was just awful. But I think I got it shortly thereafter! Luckily it wasn’t a gift! A lot of people on the swap site keep asking if this is full size , 1 oz, and yes it is!! The one in the bi monthly test tube is .5 oz.

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The other Lee

Mine was just delivered yesterday. Fortunately, it wasn’t a Christmas present.

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I just received one of my subscriptions yesterday that was mailed December 10. What normally takes three days first class shipping took well over a month to receive.

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Mine never arrived. It went to the wrong post office never to be seen again. I cannot log into their non-functioning website either. I opened a case with the post office, but I doubt that I will ever see it. Looks like I’m getting stiffed.

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We’re so sorry to hear that Laurie! At your earliest convenience, please feel free to contact us at:

[email protected]

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Great review Jessica love my curly hair friend. Wish I would have got this.

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The Native Fig was amazing on my plague hair.

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That’s great Tat 🙂
We’re glad that the Rusk Puremix Native Fig Replenishing Leave-in Treatment was a hit for you!

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Looks like it’s sold out, unfortunately. Would’ve loved to try the serum.

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They failed to explain that this was part of a 5 days of gifting that New Beauty did in December, and each item was only available for that one day. It was one hero item and then two surprise items (everyone got the same surprise items). These were available if you are a BeautyPass member (I don’t remember how to sign up for it though, so maybe someone can help out with that).

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To sign up for BeautyPass, text BEAUTYPASS to 52705. New members will be part of our waiting list 🙂

Joy-Not the Other One

Joy I’m sorry! I just reread your comment and realized you got this bundle and not the one I asked you about. I received the Eight Saints Cloud Whip in a prior Test Tube and I LOVE IT! Have you tried it yet?

Joy-Not the Other One

Hoppy and Joy, I got the Skinceuticals bundle too. What do you both think of it? I’m wondering if it’s just not suited to my skin because it seems to not fully absorb or something and the recommended usage amount is not enough to me. It’s hard to explain. I would love to hear y’all’s experience with it if you wouldn’t mind sharing! 🙂

Joy - The Best One

I got this bundle but did not get Native Fig, so I’m not sure everyone got the same samples. I got Eight Saints Cloud Whip.


This was the second version of day 5.

I got the original day 5, which was the SkinCeuticals PHLORETIN CF GEL. It also came with philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser 1 oz and a 4 pack of facemasks from the May 2020 box.

Joy-Not the Other One

Coco1-if you have a subscription to the TestTube you can still try the serum. It’s in this months tube! I believe you can still sign up. 🙂

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