See New The Skincare Box November 2021 Subscription Box Review + Coupon

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See New, The Skincare Box, is a bi-monthly beauty subscription box that features one clean and cruelty-free skin care brand. They send 4-5 products so you can get a real feel for the brand and also it is just about a whole routine in one box. The featured brands are from companies that are focused on cruelty-free, chemical-free, and sustainably sourced ingredients. See New makes donations to Dress for Success, Pride Foundation, and Australian Red Cross. See New is $47 a box, or you can purchase it one time for $65. Prepay for longer terms and the price drops even more. See New was voted by our readers’ as one of the best skincare subscription boxes for 2021!

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Recently See New added a 3-product subscription called The Essentials ($37) and they now sell wellness products on their site. Subscribers to either box can save 20% at the See New shop.

I can’t wait to see what’s inside!

The items were tucked into recyclable packing materials.

They get a second life as “toys” for my cat Sunny, she loves the noise they make as she pounces!

A card gave some ideas of self-care rituals to complete in an allotted amount of time.

Next, I found a card about how to use the products in this box.

Each item was listed as well as directions. It also had a tip and the key benefit of each product.

Everything in my box!

GOLD Face Scrub ($38) Our first item is a sugar-based face scrub that reminds me of similar products that I have used on my lips before.

It has ingredeints that I can find in my kitchen and in fact, it would probably be really easy to make of batch using sugar, honey, and coconut oil. While I don’t mind coconut oil on my body, I’m not a fan of it on my face because I feel like it seals my pores, it won’t rinse off easily with just water.

This scrub smells like a combo of honey and lemon, like the drink I would make whenever I would get a sore throat as a child. The grains felt rather scrubby for my sensitive face, and I made sure to use SPF afterwards because lemon can make the skin more susceptible to the sun’s burning rays. I will repurpose this as a body scrub or just use it on my lips.

EARTH Body Scrub ($35) Now that my face is exfoliated, it’s time to turn my attention to my body.

The ingredients are sugar, coconut oil, coffee grounds, cinnamon, and a couple of essential oils.

This is a dry scrub, and as soon as you apply it it starts to fall off so work quickly! The grains exfoliated well without irritating my skin and the scrub smelled so good. Coconut oil doesn’t rinse off very well so I didn’t need a separate moisturizer after showering, but be aware that this will make a mess in the shower — I tend to use products like this just before cleaning my shower.

LAVA Face Mask ($60) This is the second of three exfoliating face products. I wish there had been a bit more variety, but then again, this brand only has 6 items total in their line up (the 6th item is a hair mask).

Here’s the ingredients, which include coconut oil, clay, and turmeric. The mask is supposed to moisturize and brighten skin while boosting circulation.

The instructions on the included card said to mix this mask with some water before applying, although the website says to apply it as-is. Mine looks different from the version shown online, theirs looks glossy while mine looks (and smells!) like thick brownie batter, or maybe a chocolate orange, it’s divine. I had a hard time mixing it in a bowl and ended up rubbing the water in with my fingers and applying it like that. I rinsed in the shower and had a layer of coconut on my face afterwards.

SEA Face Mask ($65) Our next face mask is supposed to help the skin look smoother and brighter while removing toxins.

Honey, coconut oil, and spirulina are some of the ingredients in this mask.

The top of this product sparkles, it’s another pretty touch (but you can’t see it in my picture). I can smell the rosemary but sadly there is an underlying scent of something rancid, either the coconut or almond oil. While the other mask quite literally smelled like chocolate, this one was not pleasant and distracted from the experience. Again, it left a layer of oil on my face afterwards.

SUNRAY Hair Serum Essentials ($32) Our final item is a hair oil that could probably double as a face or body oil! It’s supposed to fight microbes, nourish the scalp, and promote hair growth.

The ingredients include sweet almond, avocado, and jojoba oils plus essential oils.

It has a warm herbal/citrus scent, the lemon stands out the most to my nose. Burdock oil is said to help simulate hair growth. This can be applied the night before washing hair or applied after washing as a detangler.

The November/December assortment from See New X Tbg was an interesting one! I think this subscription started out sending a complete routine, like cleanser, moisturizer, treatment, etc., but they seem to be sending different types of products lately, like hair and body care, too. I love trying body care products, so the coffee scrub was my favorite of the box! The face scrub will also get used on my body as the grains were a little too rough for my sensitive skin. I also enjoyed the Lava face mask, it smelled good enough to eat! In fact, a lot of these items were made from ingredients I already have in my kitchen! The retail value of this box is around $230, which seems high for ingredients like coconut oil, sugar, and clay. I liked the miron glass jars, they look sleek and may help extend the shelf life but it’s still probably best to use these up within a few months after opening as oils tend to turn rancid quickly.

What do you think of this box?

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  • Joy

    Thanks so much for the honest review. The dry-looking textures of these are unappealing and impractical to me. Hearing that the products left a residue after rinsing, I’m really glad that I skipped this.

    • Deb

      Thank you for reading the review Joy and letting us know how you feel about the box!

  • Lydea

    I too use the coffee scrub only when planning to clean my shower. It smells amazing, but is a mess! I haven’t tried any of the other products yet but will likely open my mask and use since it seems like it may have a short shelf life. I will be using the sugar scrub as body scrub. Thank you for the review.

    • Deb

      I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who needs a good bit of cleaning afterwards, although sometimes a bowl full of water will do the trick between cleanings. I hope you enjoy the rest of your products Lydea!

  • Kath

    Oof the addition of so much coconut oil is not appealing at all. I get face and body acne so easily, this box would’ve been a huge dud for me

    • Deb

      I must say Kath it’s not my favorite ingredient for my face, I don’t mind it much on my arms and legs though.

  • Snow

    I have been patiently WAITING for this review… 😁
    I know this particular box’s contents might not be for everyone, but I am seriously in love. Usually I try to use up my other products first, but I couldn’t resist. My favorite I think is the SEA mask. I don’t know if you got a bad batch, Deb, but mine smells DIVINE!! I add several drops of squalane oil and some water and then go to town. I wish I could take this mask out into the woods and be a serious green goddess, but my bathroom will have to do. ☺️ The lava mask smelled like chocolate and adding a little squalane oil to that helped thin it out as well (but no water!) The coffee scrub is messy but I don’t care. I love drinking it (iced) and now I love rubbing it all over my body as well lol. The golden face scrub I think would be better if combined with an oil cleanser for a little grit action and the hair serum smells lovely and is something we have never received before. I don’t know if it’s the simple ingredients (I’m a huge coconut oil fan) or the way everything looks and smells, but this month’s box really spoke to me. Thanks Deb for the review. Sorry not everything worked out for you, but different strokes….☺️

    • Deb

      Snow, I love the green goddess comment, I would probably do the same if I lived in a secluded forest somewhere! I definitely feel like my mask had rancid oils, it was super unappealing but I won’t mention what it smelled like, but the chocolate mask I could almost eat! I am so glad you are loving your box!