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Target “Fresh Finds” Beauty Box Review – March 2021

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakMar 17, 2021 | 33 comments

Target Beauty Box
4.2 overall rating
509 Ratings | 46 Reviews

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!

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

About This Target Beauty Box

The Box: Target Fresh Finds

Cost: $14.99

The Products:

  • 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.

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

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.


Face Mask

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. 

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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.

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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Does anyone know when Target will be releasing another box like this? Will it be monthly?


So I tried the face mask over my sheet mask last night. While I love the idea and function of this to keep mask in place and also prolong the life of single use sheet masks….. it was pretty tight and back of my ear starting to hurt… and I don’t have big head/face, so I am wondering how it fits everyone else…


Oh great…I have a big Charlie Brown head so I’m sure I’ll have the same experience! I also bought the box especially for this. Hah! 🙂


I am thinking since this face mask is not branded…. they may not be consistant in sizes… I like the idea of this product, so I am going to stretch mine and see how it goes, lol. I can also used to scare my husband and my son 🙂

Jessica Hapak

Hi Kay,
I didn’t have that happen to me; thanks for sharing your experience!


Same here, Kay. I tried it last night. It hurt the back of my ears, and came uncomfortably close to my eyes.

I *do* have a big head, so I thought that was the problem. I’ll still use it, but I’ll have to hold it away from my ears, which means I won’t be doing any household chores while using a sheet mask.


Went to buy it but with the price hike when I clicked to $18.29 not worth it for a Target box.


I did purchase this box on the app and unfortunately did not notice the price difference, and the CS chat refuses to acknowledge that there was any price difference and won’t price match, even though I’m not asking for a price match to another retailer, I’m asking that they either fix their site price or send a correction to the review sites. It’s not about the 3 bucks and change, I just really don’t appreciate the bait and switch, particularly on app purchases where sometimes you just don’t catch the price difference from what you’re expecting to pay.


Is it just me, or does the packaging for that Hero cosmetics lightening wand mini serum make anyone else want to cringe? And for 5 ml? Seriously? Way too much packaging for such a tiny amount of product. Yuck.

I don’t know, nothing beats the OG $7 Target boxes when they first came out. Whoever decided to get rid of/re vamp those should be fired.


I’m pretty sure the sharp corner of that serum’s outer packaging was what punctured my Luster & Lum packet.

You’re right, Snow, those $7 boxes were marvelous!


I only paid $12 and change for mine today 3-18-21. I used my RedCard to get free shipping and there is 20% off Beauty products right now and that applies to the box. If you were thinking of grabbing it and have a RedCard now would be the time.


I think that 20% off might be a “just for you” circle offer or a regional thing. Nothing shows up for me but my usual 5% red card offer.


I purchased both of the recent beauty boxes. The $5 off of a $15 purchase of cosmetics/skincare/hair care/personal care products coupons in both boxes are good through 1/31/2022!


Is that silicone mask reusable with your own serum?


Yes, it’s silicone so you can reuse hundreds of times. Just rinse off.


I thought Target Beauty Boxes shipped for free? Is that not the case anymore? I’m showing $5.99 shipping.


Nope, not since the price went up

Denise Anderson

Lana… I received a larger bar of this shampoo in an earlier Target box, and I was surprised at how very little fragrance this bar has. I have a feeling there is very little tea tree OR mint in this bar. I would almost refer to it as fragrance free. No tingling or anything like that. Having said that , I REALLY like it – A good basic clean.


Ships free with Target Redcard. I also get 5% off (75cents), but taxes makes back that difference easily.


Ugh, so they don’t ship free anymore? That’s a bummer!


I was interested in the box and I really want to try Spring and Vine, but they just had to pick the tea tree one huh? 🙁


They are putting tea tree in too many things, lately. I cannot stand it.


Yep, it makes my skin super red and inflamed. It’s not a great ingredient in general, idk where this trendiness came from. Same for lemon oil in skincare


I haven’t tried everything yet, but I love the Theory toothpaste and Tom’s deodorant that came in the box. The old Tom’s deodorant in plastic packaging never worked for me, but this does! Also, I recently bought a different Target brand of deodorant (Hey Humans) in this same type of cardboard tube, and I couldn’t get it to push up no matter what I did – I even pounded the bottom with a hammer. Happy to say this Tom’s product pushed up fairly easily.

Unfortunately, my packet of Luster & Lum collagen peptides had a slit in it, and the powder had gotten all over the products, the pretty inner box, and the bottom of the mailing carton. It took me a long, long time to clean it up. All I wanted was another packet of Luster & Lum, but Target’s great customer service refunded me the entire amount of the box.


On the Target app, click on the wallet icon and then click on “saved offers”. Is it there?


I can’t find my $5 off code either…where was yours?


I wasn’t going to buy this box but after seeing this review, I might throw it in my cart!


Follow-up, though: It’s showing as $17.69 in my cart. 🙁


That happened to me, also; I ordered it and then I called Target CS the next day noting the $14.99 price and received a prompt refund for the difference.

Dadrian Campbell

I got both boxes along with some other products, so I’m waiting for mine to be delivered. Unfortunately I got it before the $10 off $40 purchase that they currently have going on, which sucks. Could have saved.


The promo doesn’t apply t beauty boxes, you’re fine


I just bought both boxes and it seems the boxes are not part of that promotion. So you didn’t miss out on any savings.

The other Lee

This looks great and I’m tempted but I have so much product to use up, I’ll probably pass.

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