Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Subscription Review – July 2016
The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box. All of their products are vegan (and they tend to be natural, too). They also typically include a nice mix of full size and sample beauty items.
Vegan Cuts sends a single package to subscribers who get both the beauty and snack boxes. The beauty items are separated into a little bag. (If you do not get the snack box, I don’t think you get the little bag.)
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Vegan Cuts Beauty Box
The Cost: $22.95 on a month-to-month basis
The Products: Each box contains a mix of 4-7 full and sample size cruelty-free beauty must-haves, ranging from cosmetics to skincare to haircare. All items are void of toxic ingredients and animal byproducts.
Ships to: US for free, Canada for $9, and worldwide for $15.
Keep Track of your subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each Vegan Cuts Beauty Box comes with an information card detailing the items for that month.
There was also a coupon for one of the brands in the box.
Molly Rose Balms Snips and Snails Lip Scrub (0.15 oz) – Value $7
I do use lip scrubs regularly. I have about three others, but none are in stick form, and I expect I will be using this one frequently because of that. You get less exfoliant stuck to your lips afterwards and you don’t have to stick your finger in a tub!
Hello Toothpaste in Mojito Mint (0.75 oz) – Value $0.67
Unfortunately, this contains sodium lauryl sulfate so I can’t use it (SLS gives me canker sores). However, in researching this, I learned that Hello makes an SLS-free toothpaste for adults so I will have to check that out. Meanwhile, this will go into the stash for when my husband travels or runs out of his regular toothpaste.
Modicum Essential Serum (10 mL) – Value $18.33
This has lots of plant oils (and no water!). I have recently discovered that if I am good about exfoliating, I can use facial oils on my combination skin without breaking out. This seemed pretty moisturizing and I like that it had vitamins C and E, although it’s too soon to tell what kind of effect it is having.
Nature’s Shea Butter Tangerine Lime Shea Butter (1 oz ?) – Value $2.08
I can’t take unscented shea butter but the essential oils (tangerine, lime, and thyme) make this work for me. This is imported from a fair trade co-op, which is cool. I find shea butter on its own to be quite thick so I will be using this on my heels once the remnants of skin from my last foot peel are gone (I like to use really thick lotions/butters on my heels along with gel heel socks for hydration and softening).
Zoe Organics Refresh Oil (0.35 fl oz) – Value $14
This has peppermint, ginger, and lime essential oils and is supposed to help calm the queasiness of morning sickness and/or motion sickness. I am not pregnant and have not experienced any nausea from other sources so I can’t say how well it works for that. But, it smells good and is a great inclusion in a summer box, when people are more likely to be on boats, planes, etc.
Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen and Primer (0.25 oz) – Value $6.62
I’ve had this before from somewhere (maybe one of the times I subscribed to BeautyFIX since I notice Dermstore sells this?). I use SPF on my face every day, even in winter, and this is a mineral sunscreen so I will definitely use it. It is a pretty small tube, though, and there’s a fair amount of air in it. But, it’s enough to see if you like it.
Bodisafe Nourishing Lip and Cheek Highlighter (0.5 fl oz) – Value $20
This has a light, almost whipped sort of texture and a little goes a long way. It is the only color cosmetic in the box and is great for those days when you want to get out the door quickly. Bodisafe products have only shea butter, jojoba oil, and castor oil, plus natural pigments, which is great if you are looking to minimize ingredients lists in your cosmetics.
This came out a little blurry, sorry about that. But you can see the color against my skin tone. I prefer a bold lip, but this is an excellent color for my cheeks since it is fairly light (read: no clown face).
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $61 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. That is more than twice the cost of the box, and I think the products were really well-chosen for summer – a travel-sized toothpaste, sunscreen, the oil for potential motion sickness, antioxidant serum, etc. I definitely noticed more of a theme here than I usually do with this box. I think this is another good month from Vegan Cuts Beauty!
What do you think of the July 2016 Vegan Cuts Beauty Box?