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Before we launch into this, it is worth noting that this delivery is coconut oil heavy. If you have read my reviews for a while, you know I am not a big fan. Interestingly, the See New team created a blog post specifically around how polarizing this skincare ingredient is. I highly recommend reading it in its entirety because it does touch on the fact that coconut oil (whole super beneficial in many ways) is also pretty comedogenic. If you are acne-prone, keep this in mind. It also mentions (validly) that these products are meant to be washed off, which can be less risky than something you let fully absorb. For the purpose of this review, and in fairness to the brand and readers out there who may adore coconut oil, I am going to focus on other aspects of these formulations. For background, I have drier skin and really don't have acne issues except for around my jawline. These are mostly hormonal and due to the fact that I sleep with my hands tucked under my chin like a child.
Let's dive in!
GOLD Face Scrub, 6.3 fl oz - Retail Value $38.00
This is going to be an opinion that not everyone shares with me, but I think this scrub is too rough for my face. The sugar crystals are pretty big and it is more of a scratching sensation than a polishing one. That being said, it is a dream for my body. It feels incredible on my arms and legs, and even bum. The ingredient list is small and easy to understand: sugar, coconut oil, honey, lemon peel, vitamin C. So, while this might not be something I will use as intended, it will absolutely be used and enjoyed.
SEA Face Mask, 2.1 fl oz - Retail Value $65.00
This was the mask I was the most excited about because of its deepest blue-green color. This color comes from oil-absorbing green clay and nutrient-rich spirulina. It also has moisturizing honey, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E. It smells earthy and herbal. I found that on my face, the coconut oil balanced out the clay, making this mask a lot less drying than it could have been. It washes off pretty easily and my face felt soft and smooth after, without tightness. Side note: it is FREEZING here in Pennsylvania right now and this stuff was really hard from the cold. You can warm it up in your hands first or add a little warm water to make a thinner and smoother mask. You can also add in a few drops of your fave facial oil!
EARTH Body Scrub, 4 oz - Retail Value $35.00
Coffee lovers, get excited! This scrub smells just like freshly ground beans with notes of woods. And, just like the GOLD scrub, it feels insanely wonderful on the body. And, sure, it kind of leaves a mess in the shower, but I personally think it is worth it, and I don't even love coffee. As with the other items from this brand, the ingredient list is simple and everything on it is recognizable: coconut oil, coffee, cinnamon, cedar, lemon peel, cinnamon.
LAVA Face Mask, 2.2 fl oz - Retail Value $60.00
This brown mask smells literally like some sort of chocolate orange dessert. And, actually, with such an ingredient list (coconut oil, clay, honey, cacao, turmeric, orange peel, and vitamin E, you probably could. I didn't (though I did ponder a taste, you know, just for science). This mask has a lot of ingredient overlap with the other one this month, but the ingredients here feel more soothing and glow-focused. I loved wearing this chocolate-scented treat while sipping hot cocoa and adding ornaments to the tree. Again, it rinsed off without dryness and left my skin soft and dewy.
SUNRAY Hair Serum, 1 fl oz - Retail Value $32.00
The last item included this month is a lovely bottle of hair serum. It is oil-based and while that might cause fears of stringy, oily hair, I find that if you put a drop or two in your hands, rub them together, then just comb it through your ends, it adds a nice anti-static element as well as shine. It is a blend of sweet almond oil, avocado oil, and jojoba, with scent notes of rosemary, lemon, and oranges. It also makes an INCREDIBLE cuticle oil!
See New Skincare Box remains one of the best skincare boxes out there in terms of value and the quality of product, but I will admit that this curation is a bit of a miss for me. I don't currently have awful reactions to coconut oil, but I have had issues in the past for sure. And I just think there are better oils out there! I also thought the face scrub was much too harsh for my actual face, but using it and the other body scrub on my, well, body, was dreamy and felt incredible. A+! This box also delivered a fragrance symphony! Seriously, every single item had the most delightful scent, sometimes earthy, sometimes sweet, and sometimes weirdly nostalgic. It would be ideal for someone who isn't acne-prone and who appreciates the sort of ingredient list they can dissect without the need for an ingredient dictionary or excessive Googling. As usual, the value here is good: $230 for $47.
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Value – Was This Box Worth It?
Value Breakdown: At $47.00 for this box, here is what you are paying approximately per item:
- GOLD Face Scrub $7.77
- SEA Face Mask $13.28
- EARTH Body Scrub $7.15
- LAVA Face Mask $12.26
- SUNRAY Hair Serum $6.54
Alternatively, the 5 items have an average cost of $9.40.
To Wrap Up
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