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Vegan Cuts Beauty Subscription Box Review – October 2017

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Vegan Cuts Beauty October 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 Beauty October 2017

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. 

Vegan Cuts Beauty October 2017

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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Vegan Cuts Beauty October 2017

Vegan Cuts Beauty October 2017

Each Vegan Cuts Beauty Box comes with an information card detailing the items for that month.

Vegan Cuts Beauty October 2017

Moon Rivers Naturals Coconut Milk Face Wash – Value $9

This had separated a bit but was fine after I shook it up. I did not find this to have a strong coconut scent. I used it as the second step in a double-cleansing routine and I did not find any makeup on my face on the cotton pad when I used toner. I am not sure I would use this as the only step to remove makeup, but there are definitely several places I can fit it into my skincare routine.

Vegan Cuts Beauty October 2017

Vedic Botanicals Ayurvedic Skin Cream – Value $14.99

Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine associated with Hinduism and the Indian subcontinent. It is considered more of a complementary or alternative medicine, though this is the same tradition that gave us the neti pot, so at least some of the practices have gained acceptance in the West. At any rate, my face is not in a good place to try new moisturizers right now (just getting over a breakout from another beauty product) so I used this on my inner thighs, which are seriously chafed from exercise pants. It did not irritate my skin but it will take a few more uses to see how well it helps.

Vegan Cuts Beauty October 2017

Z Skin Cosmetics Pumped Mineral Mascara – Value $18.99

So I used this, this morning, and it didn’t do much for me. The formula was thin and the brush (see below) was tiny, and even with a lot of coats, it hardly looked like I was wearing mascara at all. Here is a quote from their website:

See visibly thicker, longer, fuller lashes! Using our combination of exotic minerals and herbs, this revolutionary mascara will help stimulate lash growth while giving you a natural makeup free appearance!

Obviously, I can’t see lash growth after one use. The wording here is a little ambiguous but something called “waterproof mascara” seems to me to NOT be a lash serum only, but then there is the “makeup free” language in the description. (For the record, I did look rather “makeup free” and did not see thicker, longer, or fuller lashes.)

Vegan Cuts Beauty October 2017

Here is the wand. I left my hand in the picture for size context – this brush is smaller than my thumbnail.

Vegan Cuts Beauty October 2017

Simply Wicked Matcha Green Tea Face Mask (0.5 oz) – Value $3 (buy a 2.5 oz. jar for $15)

This, however, I was a big fan of. I really like antioxidants in skincare and also clay masks (this has only two ingredients – matcha and bentonite, which, for what it’s worth, is the primary clay in cat litter…). You use a teaspoon of powder and a tablespoon of liquid and I would strongly recommend one of these mixer sets, which are really cheap on Amazon, for getting proportions right without wasting product. I put a thin layer on my face and left it for about 10 minutes. I think this did help absorb excess oils (I have oily/combination skin) and I look forward to the antioxidant benefits over time.

Vegan Cuts Beauty October 2017

The Innate Life Rose Hair Elixir – Value $15

This has a bunch of different oils in it and a strong rose scent. I used two drops only this morning, some on the part of my hair (I tend to get flyaways) and some along the length and on the ends, and it gave me a nice shine and controlled frizz pretty well, too. Actually, it is one of the better products I’ve tried for this purpose lately and I would consider buying more in the future. I lucked out with the number of drops I used, which ended up being just the right amount (I have long hair that is not particularly thick at the moment and I am normally TERRIBLE at predicting how much of a hair oil to use). Throughout the day, I would occasionally get a whiff of rose. I think this would be nice in combination with one of the rose scents from the Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar!

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $61 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. That is a pretty solid box from them. I liked most of the items and was particularly enthusiastic about the hair elixir and face mask, so I am happy with the box overall, even though the mascara was a miss for me.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? They don’t have a standard cut-off date, but ship October boxes until their next month’s spoilers launch (typically between the 26th and 29th of each month).

Value Breakdown: At $22.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item: 60.98

  • Moon Rivers Naturals Coconut Milk Face Wash: $3.39
  • Vedic Botanicals Ayurvedic Skin Cream: $5.64
  • Z Skin Cosmetics Pumped Mineral Mascara: $7.15
  • Simply Wicked Matcha Green Tea Face Mask: $1.13
  • The Innate Life Rose Hair Elixir: $5.65

What do you think of the October 2017 Vegan Cuts Beauty Box?

Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

6 Comments

  1. I don’t subscribe to this box, but I thought that most of the products sounded really good based on Ragan’s review. I’m going to look for some on the swap site.

  2. Oh no! This box looks terrible this month! Ergh!! I’m gonna have to goggle the benefits of putting that cat litter ingredient on my face, bentonite. That “Mascara” is a joke. Only thing of interest is the Hair oil and the size is so small like all the other products this month. Booo

    • Bentonite clay is used all the time in skincare. Not sure why you’d be super wary of it.

      • Yeah, if I wasn’t clear above, bentonite is in most clay masks and it does a really good job of soaking up excess oils without drying my skin out. It’s just a generally good absorbent material. Obviously it is a less coarse grade here than you would find in cat litter, and likely with fewer impurities.

  3. For the prices these vegan companies charge, I expect nicer-looking containers and packaging from them. These containers look unprofessional and like kitchen-table assembly.

    “Stimulate lash growth” with a product that does not come into contact at all with the part of the lash that actually grows – right. I guess they rely on sales from people whose intelligence they can insult.

    Thank you for the honest review, Ragan!

    • Vegan Cuts sometimes sends indie brands. For this box, everyone had a nice-looking (and non-Etsy) website, but these days, that is no longer an indication of the size of the company making the product. I suspect at least some of the brands from this particular box were pretty small and don’t have the resources to put into sample packaging that larger brands might have.

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