NewBeauty TestTube Subscription Review – May 2021
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. It’s a little pricier than other beauty subscriptions, but in general, the value is usually great.
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 Subscription Box: NewBeauty TestTube
The Cost: $29.95 a box plus $8.95 shipping (ships every other month)
The Products: Deluxe and full-size beauty products. (This subscription also includes a subscription to NewBeauty Magazine).
Ships to: The continental U.S. only
Our May 2021 Review
Usually, this subscription arrives with a very informative booklet, but it looks like they have gone digital.
Now, on to the items!
GLO Skin Beauty Anti-Stress CBD Drops, 1 fl oz – Retail Value $125.00
Honestly, after the month I have had I am prepared to bathe myself in CBD. Stressful weird life stuff aside, I tend to really enjoy CBD skincare because I find that it helps my redness and calms my skin very effectively. The ingredient list is targeted for soothing (aloe), softening (squalane), and skin clearing (salicylic acid), which is a great combination for someone who is always flushed but also sleeps with her hands under her chin causing jawline zits. The texture here is thicker and milky, but it absorbs a lot easier than I would have thought from the density. For that reason, this was a great choice for daytime use before my sunscreen.
U Beauty The SUPER Hydrator, 10 mL – Estimated Value $33.60 (buy a full size 50 mL for $168.00)
This serum had a similar white look to the first item this month, but was much, much heavier. I tried it out in the AM and decided this was a PM sort of deal for me. I also think this is geared towards drier skin, so if you are oily, maybe try a drop or two in your normal moisturizer to cut it down a little. Though I would never pay the full retail for this product (or, most any skincare item at this price) I was impressed by the ingredient list. Here are some standouts: shea, panthenol, multiple sizes of hyaluronic acid, mandelic acid, and loads more. I liked this serum a lot and would be thrilled to get it again someday in a box or tube.
Dose & Co. Unflavored Collagen Peptides, 10 oz – Full Size! Retail Value $24.99
I know loads of readers might have some initial opinions of this stuff because Khloe Kardashian is their spokesperson, but I have actually been wanting to try it for a while. Collagen is one of those things that is great for you because it helps boost the health of your skin, hair, and nails. But sometimes, depending on the brand of collagen, it can create really disgusting lumpy clumps in your drink, especially if it is cold. This collagen was so fine that I had no issues with clumping when I used one of my many blender bottles to mix it. Because it is unflavored and has no real taste at all, you can mix it with anything. My go-to’s for this stuff are both from a brand called Alani Nu. I love their Cereal Milk Protein and their Key Lime Pre Workout. I have been using this for about three weeks and I absolutely think my nails feel stronger and I feel like my joints hurt less after an extreme gym session. Again, this could totally be in my head, but for $25 I will keep trying it long term.
Hello Lavender + Eucalyptus Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Spray, 2 fl oz – Retail Value $3.99
This stuff smells exactly like my favorite gin + lavender cocktail which made me like it immediately. Sure, it feels a little like an afterthought in this tube, but I can always use more hand sanitizer and this one is gentle on my hands. Cheers!
Davids Premium Natural Toothpaste in Herbal Citrus Peppermint, 5.25 oz – Retail Value $9.95
I always feel a little left out of the fun natural toothpaste trend because my enamel is crappy and I need fluoride in my toothpaste to protect what I have left. If I was able to fully partake of this stuff I would tell you that I loved the slightly weird citrus and peppermint taste and I thought the metal tube and tuning key was really cool. I ended up using this only once then passing it on to a friend with brilliantly perfect teeth, but if you are on the lookout for a natural toothpaste with a quirky but delightful flavor, this would be a great one to try.
Floss Lip Advocate in ‘Proof’ – Retail Value $18.00
As someone who really doesn’t wear a ton of makeup anymore, I always appreciate balmy lip products like this that I can wear with a bare face and not feel like I look too weird. This shade is a sheer pinkish berry and I think it is super flattering. Like most sheer balms, it is buildable, so you can customize the depth of the color. It is easy to apply with or without a mirror and the texture is soft and smooth, leaving your lips moisturized and cute.
Here is an arm swatch.
And here it is on my face!
Daily Concepts Daily Exfoliating Dual Texture Scrubber – Retail Value $5.00
My last item was a little body scrubber. This is, in my opinion, absolutely not for the face, so keep it to your arms, thighs, knees, etc. It features two different scrubbing textures and a little loop to slip over your hand.
Verdict: This NewBeauty TestTube didn’t look all that exciting when I first opened it, but I ended up really enjoying it and appreciating the value. I haven’t really loved GLO Beauty products in the past, but I like these CBD drops a lot. And though the U Beauty sample was on the smaller end, a little goes a long way and they make my face feel great. I was most excited for the Dose & Co collagen and I can see myself buying that regularly since it is so effortless to mix with the other random assortment of powders I already consume daily. The Floss balm is a great color and texture, and even if hand sanitizer isn’t exciting, it is still useful. The scrubber will be used daily until it wears out and the toothpaste was a treat for a friend. Overall, the value here lands around $220.53 which is pretty darn good for the cost of this Tube.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box will be July.
Value Breakdown: At $38.90 for this box, here is what you are paying approximately per item:
- CBD Drops $22.05
- Super Hydrator $5.93
- Collagen Powder $4.41
- Hand Sanitizer $0.70
- Toothpaste $1.76
- Balm $3.18
- Scrubber $0.88
Alternatively, each of the 7 items in this box has an average cost of $5.56
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