Vegan Cuts Beauty Subscription Box Review – June 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
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.
Adoratherapy Mood Boost (Beautiful), 8ml – Listed Value $20
This has lovely packaging like you see gift items coming in around the holidays. This is a mix of floral (lavender, geranium, jasmine) and citrus (blood orange, wild orange) essential oils. I do find the scent appealing although I don’t often use aromatherapy type products.
Little Moon Essentials Beach All You Want Mineral Bath, 1 oz – Value $1.38 (buy 4 ounces for $5.50)
This includes coconut, sandalwood, and tangerine scents, which I love in combination. It is suggested to use this as a scrub if you don’t have access to a bathtub, and that’s what I did because I just don’t have time for a long bath. Because this is mostly salts, be careful around open cuts (I had a few cat bites on my fingers and they stung a bit when the salts got into them).
Earthly Body Miracle Oil, 0.34 oz – Value $4.08 (buy 1 ounce for $11.99)
I had not heard of this before and was not expecting it to be available at Ulta! This is a combination of hemp oil, tea tree oil, vitamin E, and several other oils. It smells a lot like tea tree oil to me. It is suggested to use this to soothe skin irritation, shave bumps, etc., or it can be used as a cuticle oil. I tried mixing a little with moisturizer because I’ve had some breakouts lately and I find that tea tree oil can really help in that regard. Too soon to see if it works, but it did not cause irritation, at least. Also, this will last a long time since you don’t use much at once.
Sade Baron Jasmine Body Cream, 2 oz – Value $9
This brand is new to me. It is made in small batches. It is a lightweight cream and there is enough here for a few uses. The jasmine scent is very light – this doesn’t smell heavily perfumed, at all. I’m going to have to check out some of their other products now.
Clarisea Instant Glow Powder Exfoliant, lavender, 1 oz – Value $2.40 (buy 5 ounces for $12)
I’ve used this in a non-lavender scent before. I like harsh exfoliators for the face and I’m a big fan of Clarisea. If this is too strong for you, mix it with a bit of cleanser (not too much water or it will dissolve) and still get some good exfoliation. The lavender scent works with this. Because this has a lot of salt, don’t get it in papercuts (like with the mineral bath, I learned the hard way…).
Here’s what the body cream looks like.
And here is the exfoliant.
Jing Ai Lip and Cheek Glow in Pink Chiffon, 0.15 oz – Value $10
This is a new brand for me. This has a citrus scent/flavor although for me, this is going to be a cheek color. I like bolder lips and this is pretty light. It blends nicely and is pretty much impossible to get clown face with, as a cheek color. This is free of petroleum-based ingredients and is colored with minerals instead of artificial dyes.
Here is a swatch of the lip and cheek product. This is more of a cheek color for me (I’m super pale so it shows up, no problem).
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $47 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. I think that’s pretty good for a natural, vegan beauty box with a couple of items from smaller producers. I learned about a lot of new brands and products this month, which was also fun. I thought the mix of items was good, although the value was kind of tilted in favor of one item and I’d prefer a more even distribution of values (though I recognize that is difficult to achieve).
What do you think of the June 2017 Vegan Cuts Beauty Box?