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See New Skincare Box Review – May/June 2021

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Jun 25, 2021 | 9 comments

See New: The Skincare Box
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The See New Skincare Box is a $47.00 bi-monthly beauty box filled with green beauty items that focus on cruelty-free, chemical-free, and sustainably sourced ingredients.

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About the See New Skincare Box

The Subscription Box: See New Skincare Box

The Cost: $47 per box bi-monthly OR quarterly.

The Products: An assortment of green, cruelty-free, and sustainably sourced beauty and skincare products.

Ships to: The U.S. for free 

The See New Skincare Box May/June 2021 Review



Aster Raine Microbiome Face Cleanser, 60 mL - Retail Value $18.00

I think I have been preconditioned to expect cleansers to arrive in these huge tubes and bottles so at first I was kind of underwhelmed with the size of this one. As with so many good things in life though, a little goes a long way! This cleanser is pretty much a dream for all skin types but especially sensitive or dry. It has a combination of copper peptides, panthenol, and a few ferments that cleanse the skin but still soothe it and make sure that it retains moisture. I found this gel to have a nice texture and just a slight foaminess, and I only needed just a little per cleansing.


Aster Raine Firm & Glow Facial Oil, 30 mL - Retail Value $34.00

This is a pretty straightforward oil that I really liked. The main ingredient here is rosehip seed oil, one of my absolute favorites for a few reasons. First, it is a drier oil, meaning it absorbs easily and won't leave you terribly greasy. It also has loads of fatty acids which are a dream for dull and dry skin, like mine! The other ingredients are antioxidant-rich pomegranate extract and essential oils of geranium and frankincense (both are anti-inflammatory). This is a stronger scented oil, but I am way into it.


Aster Raine Reverse Serum, 30 mL - Retail Value $29.00

I want to start on this serum by stating that for $29 bucks, this is a really affordable and wonderfully built goo. Lots of really great stuff inside this black glass bottle: peptides, ceramides, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, vitamin C, CoQ10, and more and more. What does all of this mean? Big antioxidant boost, a stabilized moisture barrier, brightening over time, and anti-aging effects. Win-win!


Aster Raine Rejuvenating Cream, 50 mL - Retail Value $35.00

I was immediately delighted by the sherbert orange shade of this cream! It does have a rather distinctive scent that some are sure to not like, but it didn't bother me. The ingredient list is a dang dream for skin that is dry or needs soothing. Seriously, I counted three different peptides, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, vitamin C, ceramides, shea butter, astaxanthin (an antioxidant that also gives it this color!), and so many more goodies. Although this goodness did seem to absorb pretty well, it is on the heavier side so I recommend using it before bed.


Aster Raine Omni Scrub, 110 mL - Retail Value $29.00

I am going to go there and say that I think the grit in this scrub isn't fine enough for most faces. Granted, I am constantly wary of anything that feels remotely like St. Ives Apricot Scrub, and while this isn't that stuff, it is pretty gritty. So if you use this on your face, massage it gently. Or just save it for your body, especially if you have sensitive skin. Ingredient wise? I loved this stuff. It smells incredible, is creamy and luxe, and leaves skin feeling SO soft after you use it.

Verdict: See New Skincare Box was basically a symphony of colors and wonderful ingredients this delivery. It was my first chance to try Aster Raine and, as usual, I absolutely adore this box because I get to try out an entire routine from a single brand. The value was amazing too. I received $145 worth of skincare in a box with a cost of $47. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but check out the spoilers for the upcoming July/August box here!

Value Breakdown: At $47 for this box, here is what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Cleanser $5.83
  • Oil $11.02
  • Serum $9.40
  • Cream $11.34
  • Scrub $9.40

Alternatively, the 4 items have an average cost of $9.40.

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Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

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Another well-written and informative review by Megan! Keep it up, girl. I have to admit it bugged me to read about the “combination of copper peptides, panthenol, and a few ferments” in the cleanser! It’s a cleanser! You rinse it off! Is it supposed to keep my sink drain and pipes moist and supple? How about a cleanser that just cleanses without stripping, and saving the actives for a product that STAYS ON YOUR FACE? During the Pandemic I developed an accelerated interest in skincare since I wasn’t wearing or buying much makeup and I was laid off for most of it so I had a lot of time to watch videos on YouTube and compare products and ingredients online. Cleansers with actives seem like such a waste to me. JMHO.

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Cheryl Zaccone

This looks interesting and I am desperate for a new skin care routine – I got a bunch of The Ordinary products, but their oil for dry skin are heavy – I like the way you firm & rejuvenate serum. I also broke out from something from The Ordinary. Can you buy these products individually? Going to check it out.

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Janet L

Great box

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Is this set still available for purchase?

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I like that very few other skincare subs feature the same brands that see new does. love their curation lately

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Agree! I never would have discovered any of these brands if not for See New. I am giddy just thinking about all the lovely products I still have to try from this sub (I am seriously backlogged.) Twenty years ago I never would have thought skincare could be so fun, but I am just over the moon by all the wonderful subs out there that fill this need (especially this one.)

To take things a step further, I went for my first “professional” microneedling session last week and oh boy it looked like acid had been thrown on my face after she was done. It was pretty painful as well. My husband couldn’t understand why I would want a bunch of needles pushed into my face, but then again his morning routine consists of waking up and running a brush through his hair. I have two more (torture) sessions in my package so hoping my acne scars will be close to sionara.

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Hey Flora! I have a high tolerance for pain and have microneedled myself for years, but this was truly in a league of its own. I have also tried the diamond microdermabrasion but it wasn’t enough for my acne scars (though super relaxing!) I guess we will see after a couple more sessions, but I’m pretty satisfied so far (all the redness and holes have disappeared and no irritation.) Of course the esthetician also tried to upsell me on additional sessions for dermabrasion, but how much can my face (and wallet) handle? Lol. Good luck with your sessions and I hope you have some success!


ouch! I recently tried dermaplaning for the first time and was pleasantly surprised


I would like to know if all that pain and cost is worth it too. I just went to a “diamond” microdermabrasion session and while it was super relaxing and luxe, I came out with glowing and plump skin, not much in the way of treating my melasma/ hyperpigmentation or clogged pores though. The esthetician suggested multiple hydro facial sessions for melasma if I wanted to stay with gentle treatments.