Target “At Home Luxuries” Beauty Box Review – March 2021
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 “At-Home Luxuries” Target Beauty Box which is still available for purchase!
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About This Target Beauty Box
The Box: Target At-Home Luxuries
- Que Bella Professional Illuminating Holographic Peel Off Mask
- Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Calming Relief Hemp Body Oil
- Acure Brightening Facial Scrub
- Hair Food Avocado & Argan Oil Smoothing Hair Mask
- Derma E Hydrating Eye Cream
- Olay Rinse-off Body Conditioner
- SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Illuminating Body Lotion
- artnaturals Collagen Booster Serum
- Gua Sha Facial Tool
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.
March 2021 Target Beauty Box “At Home Luxuries” Review
The back of the packaging lists information about the products included.
The box also came with a coupon for $5 off $15 purchase. I would totally use this, except I am not sure how- I scanned the bar code with my Target Circle app, the app told me to check my “discover” tab for the coupon, and I have yet to see the coupon show up on my account. When I tried to scan it again, it said that the coupon had already been scanned (by me, but I am missing something here).
Update 3/19/21: Thanks to MSA reader Glen I was able to find the coupon in my target circle offers, but it wasn’t under the beauty category. After you scan it head to see the circle offers and click “view all,” and you’ll find the coupon in there. It took me a bit of scrolling, but I do now have it saved as an offer for me to use up until January of 2022.
Que Bella Professional Illuminating Holographic Peel Off Mask, 0.35 oz – Retail Value $2.49
I know peel-off masks are fun (especially shiny and sparkly holographic ones like this), but I am hesitant to use them on my sensitive skin because continued use can actually make your pores bigger if you use them too frequently. This also has a lot of problematic ingredients for sensitive skin- the harsh alcohols polyvinyl alcohol and alcohol denat are in the first three (after water), and added fragrance is high on the list as well. I tried this out on my hand to be safe, and while it looked really neat it took a long time to dry.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Calming Relief Hemp Body Oil, 5.1 oz – Retail Value $8.99
I am on the hemp and CBD train and I have no plans on getting up- this full-size body oil with hemp oil was an awesome find in this box. I found the texture to be a little thicker than I expected, so it didn’t slip across my skin in the way most body oils do. It did absorb quickly, though, and it didn’t leave me feeling like my skin was greasy. My dry skin was definitely softer, and this cocoa butter formula wasn’t too heavy once I applied it.
Acure Brightening Facial Scrub, 0.67 oz – Estimated Value $1.67 (buy the 4 oz version for $9.99)
I have a strong aversion to this facial scrub- I refuse to use it on my face. I have seen some people rave about this scrub, but I hate the size of the grit used to exfoliate- it is just small enough to get stuck in a pore on my face and stay there. That fear is exacerbated in my mind because of how hard this scrub is to wash off- it really doesn’t want to rinse away. I’ll use this sea kelp, lemon peel, and French green clay formula on my hands or legs just to use it up, but this is one of the few products I strongly, strongly do not recommend based on my personal experience.
Hair Food Avocado & Argan Oil Smoothing Hair Mask, 1.7 oz – Retail Value $2.99
I didn’t realize until sitting down to write this review that this mask is made for curly hair, so that explains why my hair liked it so much! This mask is made with argan and avocado oil, and while the texture of the mask wasn’t too thick, it still did a really good job of softening my hair and smoothing the strands so it was easier for me to run a wide-toothed comb through my hair after letting me mask sit for about five minutes. This packet isn’t resealable, but I am storing it upright because I’ll be able to get at least two more uses out of this.
Derma E Hydrating Eye Cream, 0.5 oz – Retail Value $17.49
This product alone is worth more than the cost of the box- score! I would classify this as a standard eye cream- it doesn’t have a ton of bells or whistles, but it also doesn’t irritate my occasionally sensitive eyes or cause milia. This is made with nice ingredients like hyaluronic acid, green tea, and vitamins E and A, and it absorbed easily into the delicate skin.
Olay Rinse-off Body Conditioner, 1.7 oz – Retail Value $1.27 (buy the 8-ounce version for $5.99)
I enjoyed this body lotion- it’s simple in its application and performance (and it didn’t have a discernable scent to me), however it left my skin feeling softer. I love a hottt shower, but all of that hot water can dry out my skin. Plus, if I am doing a hair mask and don’t have to shave my legs, I don’t really have much to do while I wait. This rinse-off body conditioner worked really well at staving off the hot water dryness, and I rubbed it into my skin while I let the Hair Food mask from this box do it’s thing with my curls. Then, I rinsed out the hair mask and the body conditioner at the same time, and I felt pretty pampered when I stepped out of the tub.
SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Illuminating Body Lotion, 3.2 oz – Retail Value $3.99
I like this brand, and I am pretty sure I have tried this body lotion before even though I can’t remember when or where. Nonetheless, this lotion is made from ingredients like coconut oil, hibiscus flower, and songyi mushroom to help moisturize skin and even out skin tone. To get some of those benefits, you’re going to need to apply this body lotion consistently for a month, but the instant effect is moisture to the skin. My body soaked this up, and even though it has coconut oil, shea butter, and cocoa seed butter, it wasn’t so heavy that it left me feeling greasy. I liked the coconut scent too!
artnaturals Collagen Booster Serum, 0.33 oz – Retail Value $4.29 (buy the 1 oz version for $12.99)
This collagen booster serum is designed to help your skin increase its elasticity and firmness, while also adding a boost of moisture. While your skin has naturally-occurring collagen, I am not so sure that topical collagen actually penetrates deeply enough to truly help with anti-aging. That being said, mature skin is usually dry skin and this was able to give my skin a boost of hydration. The texture was thin and watery, and once I applied it I did feel like my face was a little sticky. That problem was easily solved by applying a moisturizer on top, and I was good to go.
Gua Sha Facial Tool – 10.9 x 5.6 x1.5cm
This Gua Sha is unbranded and made of clear resin, so I couldn’t attribute a value to it. While this isn’t my first gua sha, it is certainly my biggest- this thing is almost bigger than the palm of my hand and has a thickness to it that I haven’t seen in others. Using a gua sha comes from traditional east Asian medicine, and if you’re curious about it’s purported benefits you can read more here. That being said, I hold a lot of tension in my face so tools like this help me to relax the muscles in my face that are usually in a constant state of stress. To help it glide more easily across your skin, I suggest applying a facial oil first or using it over a sheet mask. Also, now that I think about it, due to the size this gua sha would probably great for massaging parts other than my face, too, like my arms or legs.
Verdict: I don’t know how Target does it, but man can they curate a great box. This one was especially nice because along with the full-size eye cream and body oil, several of the products were larger travel-sized ones instead of all of the products being small samples. I do think the curation of this kit was on target with the “at home luxuries” name- things like hair and face masks, body oils, and gua shas definitely are small things that may not fit into an everyday routine. All of the values combined (except for the gua sha) totals $43.18, which I think is great for the $14.99 cost of the box.
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 $43.18; here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Que Bella: $0.86
- Palmer’s: $3.12
- Acure: $0.58
- Hair Food: $1.04
- Derma E: $6.07
- Olay: $0.44
- SheaMoisture: $1.39
- Artnaturals: $1.49
- Gua Sha: n/a
What do you think of the Target “At Home Luxuries” Beauty Box?