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
- 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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Did you grab a BeautyPass Beauty Bundle? What was in your box?