Vegan Cuts Beauty Subscription Box Review – March 2017
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 also offers a monthly Snack Box and quarterly Makeup Box.
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.)
This review is of the Vegan Cuts Beauty, $22.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Vegan Cuts Beauty Box
The Cost: $22.95 a month with discounts for 3, 6, and 12-month pre-paid subscriptions
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: U.S. for free, Canada for $9 CAD, and Worldwide for $15
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Each Vegan Cuts Beauty Box comes with an information card detailing the items for that month.
Plantlife Therapeutic Mineral Bath (3 oz, “detox”) – Value $5.95
This is a new brand for me. I’ll be honest, I don’t buy all the “detox” language on the product page, but I do like relaxing baths with bath salts. In addition to sea salt, this has magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) and a few other salts, plus olive oil and a few soothing plant extracts (calendula and chamomile). It was moisturizing and felt good on my muscles after a workout. I am having a hard time describing the scent and the company is kind of secretive about what the specific essential oils in this are. I would definitely be interested in trying some other products from this brand, though. They have a pretty full line of bath and body care products as well as essential oils.
Hempz Fresh Coconut and Watermelon Herbal Body Moisturizer (2.25 fl oz) – Value $3.04 (full size is 17 fl oz for $23)
I’ll be honest, at first, I wasn’t super excited about this because Hempz is a mainstay in Ulta GWPs and I have SO MANY bottles of it. But then I saw the scent: “fresh coconut and watermelon.” And I have definitely not tried that before. It smells really, really good. More body products should be watermelon-scented. This performs well as a body lotion (non-greasy, absorbs nicely). Also, it is affordable if you want the full size.
Modicum Essential Cleanser (0.34 fl oz) – Value $9.52 (full size is $28 for 30 mL or about 1 fl oz)
This cleanser is quite gentle (my skin has been dry and irritated lately so that is important) and has lots of moisturizing ingredients (argan oil, avocado oil, squalane, etc.). It is full of plant extracts that will have antioxidant properties (like black seed oil) and also includes some anti-acne ingredients (MSM, a source of sulfur, and willow bark extract, a source of salicylic acid). I am finding this wonderfully balancing for my skin right now as the weather transitions. It doesn’t lather as much as you might expect since it is sulfate free.
Modicum Essential Exfoliant (0.34 oz) – Value $6.12 (full size is $18 for 30 mL, or 1 fl oz)
This was interesting. The only two ingredients are MSM (a source of sulfur, which can be good for acne-prone skin) and aloe. I tend to prefer strong, physical exfoliation, whereas this is something you mix into a paste, for example, by adding to the cleanser (although the cleanser already has aloe and MSM in it…). If you are looking for a gentle exfoliant, this may work for you, but I like my scrubs to be a little harsher and/or more abrasive (this was super gentle by my standards). Still, it was nice to sample multiple items from a skincare line that was new to me and to get enough of each to try a few times.
Lakur Enhanced Colour by Londontown in “Brill-Ant” (0.4 fl oz) – Value $16
This looks silver but has a hint of rose in it – it is a really pretty color. It is also vegan and “9 free” (I understand “4 free” and “5 free” but am not sure about the 9). I haven’t gotten a chance to put this on my nails yet but it is supposed to be infused with hydrating and strengthening compounds and that is definitely something I need right now since my nails are in terrible shape. This one is moving to next up in the rotation.
Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shea Butter Lip Balm (0.5 fl oz) – Value $3.99
I like this. I like to use really thick balms in squeeze tubes like this right before bed so this is in my nightstand. It is clear and thick and you do need to rub your lips together a bit to get the coconut oil in it nice and melted. I don’t think it has a strong scent.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $44.62 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. That is pretty close to last month’s value and is well over the cost of the subscription. I thought the items this month were nice in that they can be used by pretty much everyone, regardless of skin color or hair type or anything along those lines. I also felt the value was better distributed among the items than in some other months. And, it was nice to see a few more luxe items (like the Modicum cleanser) alongside some affordable, easy-to-find choices from Hempz and Shea Moisture.
What do you think of the March 2017 Vegan Cuts Beauty Box?