Vegan Cuts Beauty Subscription Box Review – December 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.
About Vegan Cuts Beauty 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
Vegan Cuts Beauty Box December 2017 Review
The Vegan Cuts Beauty box usually contains a variety of haircare, skincare, and bath and body products. There’s often one makeup product, as well:
Each Vegan Cuts Beauty Box comes with an information card detailing the items for that month.
Timeless Organics Skin Care Eye Serum (1 oz) – Retail Value $29.99
This has a lot of natural oils, including black cumin seed oil, which has anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties. I am not really having puffiness under my eyes right now and I don’t get dark circles, but I *do* get really dry skin and I like to use eye cream as a preventive measure, so I was happy to try this out. So far I have found it moisturizing and non-irritating (though I need to continue to use products for a week or two before I make a final determination on that). We did receive a rather large container of eye cream last month, as well, so I am hoping they branch out into a new product category next month.
Estate Wet Matte Liquid Lips in “Shade” (0.1 oz) – Listed Value $12
I can’t figure out where to buy this product online (it appears the company has headquarters in Montreal, but their website is a bit underdeveloped at this point and I didn’t see a Canadian sales site, either). I am only guessing that “shade” is the color name since it is on a sticker on the bottom. At any rate, this has a smudge-proof formula that I found to be a bit drying, so I did put a clear gloss over the top once it had set. I had to use makeup remover to scrub it off afterward, though, so I’d recommend it if you were looking for long-lasting color, except I can’t figure out where you would buy it!
Koils by Nature Moisturizing Shealoe Leave-In Conditioner (2 oz) – Estimated Value $3.33 (buy a 12 oz. bottle for $19.99)
This brand is intended for women of color and those with “thick kinky textured hair,” according to the product page. I definitely think it is important for beauty boxes to be conscious of the fact that not all their subscribers are of one race or ethnicity, but as a Caucasian woman, I am not equipped to provide any commentary on the performance of this product for the intended consumer. So I am going to opt to pass this along to someone who does have the right hair type as that seems much less wasteful.
Herbal Transdermal Papaya Enzyme Soft & Silky Mud Mask (3 fl oz) – Retail Value $16
You get a lot of clay and mud masks in the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box, but I happen to like using those and definitely have the right skin type to appreciate them. Papaya enzymes are used in some very gentle peels so this should help with exfoliation. This also has a lot of vitamin C and other antioxidants, which are ingredients I just generally like to see in skincare for fighting sun damage. I found this to be non-drying upon my first use (as well as non-irritating) and I look forward to seeing more skin-smoothing effects over time.
Ellovi Ginger Lemon Lip Butter (0.15 oz) – Retail Value $5
I’ve tried other flavors of this product in the past. It is called “lip butter” but to me, it is pretty much just like a balm. But, I have been using lip balm like crazy lately and it is good to have a few new ones to rotate in. This smells really good and I like that it is made with lemon instead of lemongrass, as is the case with many lemon ginger flavored and scented items. (Also it works well on chapped lips!)
Here is a swatch of the liquid lipstick. That stuff stayed on my arm for hours. (It is pretty long-lasting on the lips, as well.)
Verdict: I calculated a value of $66.32 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. That is a good value for this box. My favorite items were probably the mask and the liquid lipstick. The conditioner wasn’t a lot of use for me and although I was happy to discover a new brand with the eye serum, this happens to be a product type I am just swimming in lately. I would be happy to try other products from the same brand in the future, though!
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 December boxes until their next month’s spoilers launch (typically between the 26th and 29th of each month).
Value Breakdown: At $22.95 for the box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Eye Serum $10.38
- Liquid Lipstick $4.15
- Leave-In Conditioner $1.15
- Papaya Mask $5.54
- Lip Butter $1.73
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What do you think of the December 2017 Vegan Cuts Beauty Box?