Target “Fresh Finds” 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 “Fresh Finds” Target Beauty Box which is still available for purchase!
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About This Target Beauty Box
The Box: Target Fresh Finds
- Hero Lightning Wand Dark Spot Brightening Serum
- Luster & Lum Collagen Peptides
- Theory Freshness Care Essential Mint Toothpaste
- Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo
- Cocokind Texture Smoothing Cream
- Spring & Vine Tea Tree & Mint Scalp Soothing Shampoo Bar
- Tom’s of Maine Natural Strength in Creamy Coconut
- Humphreys Soothe Witch Hazel with Rose Alcohol-Free Toner
- Face Mask
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 “Fresh Finds” Review
The back of the packaging lists information about the products included.
The box also came with a coupon for $5 off a $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.
Hero Cosmetics Lightning Wand Mini Serum, 5 ml – Retail Value $9.99
I was really pleased that this was included in this set. I have been wanting to try this dark spot correcting serum for a while since I really like the pimple patches this brand makes. This serum is designed to tackle the hyperpigmentation that acne can leave behind. It features the exfoliating glycolic acid along with the brightening ingredients in niacinamide, tranexamic acid, and vitamin D. Products like these do take a while to see results (run far away from a product that claims to get rid of dark spots overnight) but one neat feature is that this serum has a translucent yellow tint to color correct dark spots while being invisible on your skin. The stainless steel rollerball applicator is an interesting packaging choice, but it did distribute the serum effectively on my skin.
Luster & Lum Collagen Peptides, 0.37 oz – Buy the 10.5 oz version for $29.99
Collagen supplements can be pricy, so trying them out first is a great way to learn if you want to make the investment. You won’t see the purported benefits of collagen (collagen is a source of protein that can help support healthy hair, nails, and skin) from trying it once, but you will be able to tell if you like the taste or if it blends easily into your beverage of choice. What is neat about this one from Luster & Lum is that it is also made with biotin and prebiotics for a more complex supplement. I added this to one of my Daily Harvest morning smoothies, and I didn’t detect a change in the flavor.
Theory Freshness Care Essential Mint Toothpaste, 3.7 oz – Retail Value $3.99
I was really excited to see this toothpaste in the box (no, really!). Most toothpaste boxes send these days are fluoride-free because that’s what is trendy, but I prefer my toothpaste to have fluoride in it — just like this one. Made with fluoride, peppermint oil, and stevia, this toothpaste contains no artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors, or parabens. This is also gluten-free, which makes me wonder if other kinds of toothpaste are made with gluten or if it’s just a marketing trick. All that aside, this was a good toothpaste. It’s a clear gel that is thinner in texture than my crest toothpaste, and it didn’t leave a bad taste in my mouth. I wish the after-effects were a bit more refreshingly minty, but I have always just preferred and enjoyed a strong mint flavor.
Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo, 0.75 oz – Estimated Value $4.50 (buy the 1 oz bottle for $6.00)
I have never had an oily scalp unless I straightened my curls and was trying to extend the life of the style. My curls, though, can sometimes lack volume at their roots, and I like to use dry shampoo to add a slight boost without adding so much texture. I really like the Eva NYC brand –their packaging is colorful and fun, and they make a truly awesome hair mask for how affordable the brand is. This dry shampoo didn’t disappoint — I liked the light floral fragrance, and I think it did give a bit of bounce to my hair without being too drying.
Cocokind Texture Smoothing Cream, 1.7 oz – Retail Value $19.99
I’ve been seeing this brand a lot on Instagram, so I’m excited to finally be able to try it — and a full-size one at that! Made with extracts from celery, ginseng, and cucumber this also has squalane, cucumber water, and sunflower oil. The texture is a light cream that isn’t too heavy but still is nourishing as it absorbs into my face. I really like this moisturizer — I like the way it makes my face feel (softer, a bit smoother), and how it isn’t heavy or greasy while still giving my dry skin plenty of hydration. Honestly, I may purchase another one of these Target sets just for this moisturizer — doing it that way would save me $5, and get me everything else in the kit for free.
Spring & Vine Tea Tree & Mint Scalp Soothing Shampoo Bar, 1.1 oz – Retail Value $2.99
Through personal preference, I don’t like shampoo bars, but I do like the smell of tea tree and mint. I gave this to my boyfriend to try out, and he said it did a good job of cleaning his hair and the tea tree and mint were refreshing. When he was out of the shower, I took a sniff and can confirm that his hair smelled really nice.
Tom’s of Maine Natural Strength in Creamy Coconut, 2 oz – Retail Value $4.99
Fans of true coconut scents and natural deodorants, rejoice– this is for you. The natural coconut scent is strong, so if you don’t like the way coconut smells you won’t like this. The formula was creamy and glided on smoothly, and it’s formulated with hemp seed oil for sensitive skin. The packaging on this is completely plastic-free, and I am not quite sure what ingredient helps the deodorant to last because the formula is free from aluminum and baking soda.
Humphreys Soothe Witch Hazel with Rose Alcohol-Free Toner, 8 oz – Retail Value $10.99
I don’t reach for witch hazel products for my dry skin, but I am still happy to try them out– especially when they are alcohol-free. I like the faux wooden cap on this packaging, and that the formula has hyaluronic acid, rosewater, and aloe vera. This does have a strong witch hazel scent that may be a turn-off to some, but it didn’t dry my skin out or irritate it in any way.
I don’t know where this mask is from since it came in unbranded clear plastic packaging, but boy is it a great idea. If you don’t like wearing sheet masks because they slide down your face while you move around, wearing this stretchy silicone mask over your sheet mask will keep it in place even if you’re standing up and doing the dishes. As a frequent sheet mask user, I love it. As someone who has seen enough horror movies, wow does this look a bit weird in photos.
Verdict: Target nailed it with their Fresh Finds box — I definitely found some new products that I really enjoy, and the sizing of the products included was really nice with almost everything being a full-size or travel-sized item. The Cocokind moisturizer was the star for me, and the value of everything except the collagen supplement and face mask adds up to $57.44 — a steal for the $14.99 cost.
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: At $14.99 for this set, the cost per item breakdown is $1.67 per item.
What do you think of the Target “Fresh Finds” Beauty Box?