Unboxing February 2017 Target Beauty Box!

[ contains affiliate links ]

I had been debating whether to purchase this one or not, as I don’t care for a couple of the items here, but in the end, my love for cleansers won out!  This month’s Target Beauty Box was $10.00 and it is still for sale too ~ click here to order.  These boxes actually went on sale before the end of January, so I do hope this means that Target will follow this schedule going forward.  Normally, the Target Beauty Boxes do not really have a “theme” other than “must-have, beauty finds, blah blah”, but surprisingly enough, this one did.

Hello, Hydration:  So long, dry spell. In this box, you’ll find some of our favorite hair and skin care treats to kick the winter blahs.  Try ’em out and if you love them as much as we do, find the full-size version at Target.

Informational Card

Target Beauty Boxes always come with a coupon that you can use in store or online.  This one expires at the end of the month ~ but if they sell March’s box before the end of the month, that means you can use it.

Schwarzkopf  Gliss Ultimate Repair Shampoo  Schwarzkopf  means black head in German! haha I think they meant it as in non-gray hair or something.  I have used their shampoos and conditioners before and they are okay.  The Gliss line is for extremely damaged hair, which I do not have, but I do color my hair every 3 weeks (I do not have a schwarzkopf) and this will come in handy at that time.  According to Schawarzkopf, this line will help rebuild your hair structure and you will experience 95% less hair breakage, with more shine.  Deluxe Size 1.7 oz RV 70 cents

Description: Heavily damaged hair loses Keratin resulting in a severely weakened hair structure. It requires extreme repair to recover. Gliss Ultimate Repair is a high-performance shampoo with 3x LIQUID KERATIN and precisely repairs damaged hair by replacing lost Keratin leaving your hair ultimately restored.

Ingredients: Water · Sodium Laureth Sulfate · Sodium Chloride · Cocamidopropyl Betaine · PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate · Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate · Sodium Benzoate · Dimethicone · PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil ·  Fragrance · Cocamide MEA · Laureth-2 · Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride · Sodium Sulfate · Hydrogenated Castor Oil · Panthenol · Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil · PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate · Mica · Sodium Citrate · DMDM Hydantoin · Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin · Laureth-4 · Laureth-23 · Hydrolyzed Keratin · Tetrasodium EDTA · Propylene Glycol · CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide) 

Schwarzkopf  Gliss Ultimate Repair Conditioner Matching Black Head Conditioner.. This lines does deep reconstruction, while adding more shine and up to 90% more stronger and shiner hair.  It replaces lost keratin, so your hair is restored and balanced.   Deluxe Size 1.7 oz  RV 70 cents

Ingredients:  Water  · Cetearyl Alcohol · Isopropyl Myristate · Behentrimonium Chloride · Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate · Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine · Cetyl Palmitate · Phenoxyethanol · Isopropyl Alcohol · Citric Acid · Methylparaben · Dimethicone · Fragrance · Polyquaternium-37 · Panthenol · Cetrimonium Chloride · Dicaprylyl Carbonate · Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride · Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin · Hydrolyzed Keratin

L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Masks  Well, the good news is that Target included all 3 types of the L’Oreal pure clay masks.  The bad news is that I do not like the scent of these masks ~ I own the full size versions and dislike the heavy perfume-floral scent.  They work well enough and this does get rave reviews, so if you haven’t tried them and you don’t mind the perfume scents, give these a try. 

image source

Here are the 3 types, with descriptions and ingredients.  Each sample is .34 oz, so there is 1.02 oz of product completely RV $6.60

Exfoliate & Refine Pores Pure Clay Mask~ this is the reddish-peach mask which contains 3 clays + red algae.   L’Oréal Paris Skin Experts have created a super-charged pure clay mask enhanced with Red Algae Extract to exfoliate and refine your skin in just 10 minutes. Our unique and efficacious formula provides a multi-sensorial, fragrant experience while potent pure clays and volcanic rock exfoliate dead skin cells and smooth surface imperfections. Exfoliate & Refines Pores Pure-Clay Mask addresses rough and clogged skin to reveal a polished, pore-minimized and smooth complexion. • 3 Pure Clays and Red Algae • Exfoliates Dead Skin Cells • Unclogs and Tightens Pores

Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Kaolin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Prunus Armeniaca Seed Powder/Apricot Seed Powder, Perlite, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Dimethiconol, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Moroccan Lava Clay, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Montmorillonite, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, Linalool, Parfum/Fragrance cosDNA analysis

image source

Pure-Clay Mask Purify & Mattify ~ This is the green mask made with eucalyptus and 3 types of clay.  L’Oréal Paris Skin Experts have created a super-charged pure clay mask with the power of Eucalyptus to purify and mattify your skin in just 10 minutes. Our fresh, indulgent formula provides a soothing and refreshing spa-like experience, while powerful pure clays penetrate deep into pores to remove impurities. Purify & Mattify Pure-Clay Mask addresses your shiny and oily skin to reveal clarified, mattified, and refreshed complexion. Immediately skin appears purified and healthier. Skin looks less shiny and excess oil is reduced. Pores seem tightened and less visible, without over-drying. Skin looks re-energized and refreshed. Skin complexion appears fresher. Skin is visibly healthier and more beautiful. • 3 Pure Clays and Eucalyptus • Absorbs Impurities and Unclogs Pores • Refreshes and Soothes Skin

Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Kaolin, Montmorillonite, Silica, Lecithin, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Oryza Sativa Starch/Rice Starch, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Moroccan Lava Clay, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, CI 61570/Green 5, CI 77492/Iron Oxides, Linalool, Geraniol, Coumarin, Citronellol, Parfum/Fragrance cosDNA analysis

Detox & Brighten Pure-Clay Mask  ~ this is the dark grey mask with 3 types of clay and charcoal ingredients.  Indulgent. Transformative. Perfectly Clean. L’Oréal Paris Skin Experts have created a super-charged pure clay mask with the power of Charcoal to detoxify and illuminate your skin in just 10 minutes. Our indulgent and powerful formula provides a luxurious experience while potent pure clays and charcoal act like a magnet to draw-out and capture deep impurities (such as dirt, oil, and pollution). This creamy, non-drying formula leaves skin feeling clean, velvety, and rebalanced. Detox and Brighten Pure-Clay Mask addresses your dull, tired skin to reveal a purified, even, and radiant complexion. Immediately, skin looks brighter with a healthy glow. Dirt, dust and pollution are perfectly removed from skin. Skin is perfectly clean and clear. Use After Use, Skin is clean as if detoxified. Skin feels as though it can breathe better. Skin is healthy looking and more beautiful. • 3 Pure Clays and Charcoal • Deep Cleanses & Captures Impurities • Energizes Dull Skin & Brightens

Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Kaolin, Montmorillonite, Lecithin, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, Oryza Sativa Starch/Rice Starch, Moroccan Lava Clay, Charcoal Powder, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Polyglycerin-10, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Linalool, Limonene, Parfum/Fragrance cosDNA analysis

image source

Masque Bar by Look Beauty Hydrating Peel Off Mask  Well, you know I love masks!  I am happy to see this one in here, but it does contain alcohol ~ peel off masks usually do contain alcohol in it, so don’t be surprised that this will smell like alcohol.  I do love a good peel off mask ~ I find they really suck dirt out of my pores and it is both fascinating and perverse to see my skin’s texture on the mask after I peel it off…  lol  The photo shows it to be a white peel off mask, but I don’t know if that is the case ~ but if it is, I will review it on IG with a selfie!  If it is clear, nah ~ a clear mask doesn’t show you anything other than it is clear!  This is supposed to be a hydrating mask while soothing your skin with cucumber extracts.   It has aloe, collagen and vitamin E, along with ginseng extracts, for helping to moisturize and add some anti-aging and antioxidant benefits to your skin.   Oh and this is made in Korea too!  RV $3.49

Description: Gently peels away impurities and dead skin cells while cucumber extract leaves your skin moisturized, smooth and silky.

Ingredients: water, alcohol denat, polyvinyl alcohol, methylpropendiol, PVP, glycerin, celluose gum, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, red ginseng root extract, tocopheryl acetate, monarda didyma leaf extract, jasminum officinate flower extract, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, benzophenone -5, chlorphenesin, disodium EDTA, blue 1, yellow 5, phenoyxethanol, fragrance cosDNA analysis

Sun Bum Sunless Self-Tanning Towelette  Yeah, no. I do not do fake tans well at all. I never got the hang of it  ~ the most I will do now is those lotions for your body that will give a slight color to my legs and arms in the summertime.  For those who know how to use these with success, this is a nice one as it is paraben and gluten free, vegan and cruelty free.  This has a coconut-tropical scent to it and remember, these do not contain sunscreen, so always wear one, even with a fake tan!  1 Wipe RV $3.20

Description: Sun Bum® Sunless Self Tanning Towelette 5 pk is a fast-absorbing wipe that can be used on the face and whole body. This self tanner gives you a healthy and natural color without the harmful effects of the sun.

Ingredients: Water, Dihydroxyacetone, Ethoxydiglycol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Squalane, Polysorbate-60, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Sodium Metabisulfite, Fragrance (Parfum), Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Juglans Nigra (Black Walnut) Leaf Extract. 

W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Pro Mascara  I do love W3LL People products ~ this is an eco-friendly and natural brand that I was introduced to via Birchbox. I am glad to see that they are now available at Target!  If you are looking for a natural mascara that does not have harsh chemicals or dyes, you cannot go wrong with this one. It has a clump resistant wand that will lift and separate lashes and it contains castor oil, a nutrient rich ingredient that will help strengthen your lashes. This mascara is “100% cruelty-free, petroleum-free, paraben free, gluten-free, coal tar-free, fiber-free, talc-free, aluminum-free, clump-free, with certified organic beeswax”  Deluxe Size RV $12.50

Description: This bold boundary breaking natural formula instantly creates length and volume for lush lashes. Premium natural and organic ingredients deliver pro-grade impact without clumping or smudging. This botanical blend nourishes lashes and the sensitive eye area. Our high-tech injection molded rubber brush in a unique cascade shape, precisely separates the thinnest, shortest, hard-to-reach eyelashes and delivers the perfect amount of product.

Ingredients: Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Stearic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera (Brazil Wax), Cera/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnuba Wax)*, Castor Isostearate (Castor Oil), Beeswax Succinate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Palm Glycerides, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Geraniol, Limonene. May Contain + / – : ci77499 (Iron Oxide); *Certified Organic


Raw Sugar Raw Coconut and Mango Body Wash  This was one of the main items on why I purchased this box ~ I am a body wash junkie and if you put the words coconut and mango (heck, any tropical fruit) together, I will be all over this.  This smells amazing ~ coconutty with a hint of mango and it foams up nicely, without stripping my skin.  It is made with cold pressed extracts and many of their ingredients are certified organic ~ this product contains no sulfates, phthalates, dyes or parabens and it is cruelty-free.  I will be purchasing the full size bottle as this is so inexpensive AND  it is eco-friendly ~ 25% of their bottle material is made from post-consumer recycled materials and on their full sized bottle, their caps are made from sustainably-sourced natural bamboo. They also will give a bar of soap to a needy family for every product Raw Sugar sells.   Deluze Size 2 oz RV 60 cents

Description: Raw Sugar Raw Coconut + Mango Natural Body Wash is like a fresh tropical fruit smoothie for the skin. Made from a natural coconut and plant-based blend for pure skin nutrition and processed through ColdPress Technology® to lock in all the good oils, vitamins and enzymes that skin instantly soaks up – Raw Sugar Raw Coconut + Mango Natural Body Wash is free of any of the nasty stuff. The mango brightens and perks up your complexion while the raw coconut has soothing properties tired skin will really appreciate.  Crafted with love in sunny Southern California, this gentle body wash is ethical, sustainable and completely cruelty-free. Smells amazing too.

Ingredients: purified water, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, sodium cocoamphoacetate, sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate, sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate, sodium cocyl glutamate, lauryl glucoside, decyl glucoside, sodium lauroyl glutamate, polyquaternium 7, fragrance, polysorbate 20, citric acid, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil *, cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract *, mangifera indica (mango) fruit extract *, zingiber officinale (ginger) root extract *, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, symphytum officinale (comfrey) leaf extract *, hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract *, sodium chloride, phenoxyethanol, benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid  cosDNA analysis  * certified organic

Soap and Glory Face Soap and Clarity Face Wash  This was another product I really wanted to try ~ it is a purifying, clarifying and non drying facial wash that is made with vitamin C powerhouse yuzu extracts and little beads that will help polish your skin.  It has an amazing scent ~ mint, lemongrass, chamomile, citrus and it is made without parabens.  This is going into my shower caddy today!  It is very inexpensive too, so I cannot wait to give this a try.  I did do a quick pH test on it and it is between 5.5 and 6. Deluxe Sample 1 oz RV $1.00

Description: Soap & Glory FACE SOAP & CLARITY is a three-in-one daily detox facial wash (with vitamin C), to help smooth, purify and clarify the skin. With complexion-friendly, non-drying, easy-rinse ingredients including natural superfruit yuzu, and Ultra-Soft skin polishing-beads, this high-tech foaming wash is a multitasking miracle. Fragranced with refreshing cool chamomile and mint with natural sage, eucalyptus and lemongrass oils, this luxurious facial wash leaves skin fresh and bright. Cleansing, foaming and smoothing. Gently, polishes and purifies. Energizes and brightens. Strategically formulated for oily/combination skin.

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Methyl Isethionate, Synthetic Wax, Dipropylene Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Zinc Laurate, Limonene, Polyquaternium-7, Benzophenone-4, Amyl Cinnamal, Citric Acid, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Citral, Methylisothiazolinone, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Maltodextrin, CI 73360 (Red 30), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 42090 (Blue 1)  cosDNA analysis

Final Thoughts

I actually thought I was not going to like this box, but I found that I use most of the items in here and some of them, happily so!  The Coconut & Mango Body Wash, Soap & Glory Facial Cleanser and the W3LL People mascara make this box just fantastic ~ the mascara is worth more than the total price of the box!  I am looking forward to using the peel off mask from Masque Bar and I will use the shampoo and conditioner.  The only two items that I won’t use are the tanning towel and L’Oreal clay masks ~ I own the full size clay masks, so I will just put these samples in a giveaway ~ there is enough there for about 6 treatments.   I paid $10.00 + tax, but I used my Target Redcard, so I got 5% off (makes up for the tax) and I received a value of almost $29.00, which is almost 3 times the purchase price.  I am actually enjoying my Target Beauty Boxes as I am finding some GREAT deals with some items ~ I loved the lemon clarifying treatment in last month’s box and in this month’s box, the body wash and maybe the facial cleanser will be a haul for the full sizes!  Look for that on my IG account! lol  You can still purchase this box at Target ~ click here to order.

Did you get this month’s Target Beauty Box? What were your favorite items?



  [ blog post contains affiliate links ]

2 thoughts on “Unboxing February 2017 Target Beauty Box!

  1. I got one too! I love the Soap & Glory face wash and liked you, I can’t wait to use the body wash. I agree with the scent of the clay masks but they work so well, I just push past it. I might review the mascara. I’ve gone through so many, I like getting new ones 😊 thank you for the post!


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.