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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Subscription Review – October 2016

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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.)

Vegan Cuts sent us this box for review purposes. (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 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.

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


The All Natural Face Vegan Lip Gloss in “Frosted Berries” (0.43 oz) – Value $4.60

This is a new brand for me. (Sorry, you can’t see the label in the photo. This kept rolling.) Lip colors are my favorite types of cosmetic items to receive (in pretty much any shade) and I thought this was nicely moisturizing. (This was a spoiler item and everyone received the same shade.)


Here is a swatch of the lip gloss. This will be a good color for me on days when I don’t want to be too bold!



Palmetto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask (1.75 fl oz) – Value $64

I’m familiar with Palmetto Derma from vegan/natural beauty boxes. I did not even realize until I started writing this review that this was a full-size product and how much it retails for. Wow! This is a clay mask and it nicely took care of some of the excess oils in my skin and helped clear out my pores without drying out my face. I like using skincare with antioxidants, too (even if I can’t see them working right away). Please note that this contains glycolic acid so be sure to use a good sunscreen after applying.


Eden Bodyworks Peppermint Tea Tree Natural Shampoo (2 fl oz) – Value $1.25

This is sulfate free so it doesn’t lather quite the same way as shampoos with sulfates, but I still feel that it got my hair clean. (I typically use it after long workouts.) The scent is pretty invigorating, too! There is enough here for a few uses.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Body Moisturizer (1.2 fl oz) – Value $2.70?

If you have been subscribing to beauty boxes for awhile, no doubt you are familiar with Juice Beauty. But, I have only tried their facial skincare products before. Their body care line is new to me (I’m not sure I even knew it existed). I tried this on my legs and it made them feel pretty soft and smooth. There is enough for a few uses in this container. (Note: I linked to the firming body moisturizer and used the price from that item because I couldn’t find this exact product on the Juice Beauty site.)


Revive Peppermint, Rosemary, and Lemon Soap Sample – Value $1?

First off, this is a beautiful item. I just love the swirls of colors. It smells very nice, as well – I mostly notice the peppermint and lemon. I never used to use bar soap until I got interested in subscription boxes, but now I switch off between bar soap and body wash as the mood strikes. This is another invigorating scent, although I do wish the sample had been larger since full size bars of soap are not usually too pricy. (The value above is an estimate since I do not know the size of the sample relative to the full bar.)

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $73.55 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. That is an excellent value and is more than three times the cost of the box! However, if the Palmetto Derma mask is not for you, I can see how you would be disappointed, since the overwhelming majority of the value comes from that one item. I happened to like everything but would like to maybe see a more even distribution of value among the items in the future – it really minimizes the risk for subscribers.

What do you think of the October 2016 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.


  1. I recently re-subscribed to Vegan Cuts. I really like the variety, and how they offer lesser name brands, like the gloss from The All Natural Face. I’ve ordered several items from this company previously, and they have a huge selection at fantastic prices.

  2. The interesting thing is that I also got the Vegan Lip Gloss in “Frosted Berries,” however, mine is a mauve color! It really is beautiful and has quickly become a favorite. I’m wondering if the formula makes some lip glosses darker than others.

  3. Ragan, try putting a small rolled up piece of tape or double stick tape under the tube before you take a picture. It works for me when I am doing photos and a review.

  4. Is anyone on the bandwagon of conditioning then washing hair? It makes sense in a way I cannot wrap my head around.

    • I do and have been for a while. I have fine hair cut very short and conditioner weighs it down so does a conditioning shampoo so I put on a conditioner on dry hair then wash it a few minutes later. Works great for me. I only wash a couple times a week since that is all I need.

  5. I had a long term sub to Vegan Cuts that expired a couple months ago. I enjoyed their boxes but decided to take a break because I’m on major product overload at the moment. I’m really glad I did NOT get this box! I’ve received that Palmetto Derma mask several times in sub boxes over the past year or so, and it is WAY too drying for my already-dry skin. Given that the mask was the only high ticket item in the box, I would’ve been really bummed if I’d spent my money on it!

    • Yeah, I have oily skin so it worked for me, but I can definitely see how not everyone would be happy with it.

  6. That exact shampoo (plus the conditioner) was included in the last Target Beauty Box. I loved the smell, but the low-lather formula is difficult to get used to, because I can’t tell if I’ve rinsed all the product out. So some days I ended up with grimy hair, and others I rinsed it so well, I couldn’t get the wetbrush through it.

    • Yeah, I didn’t have the conditioner to try. Last time Vegan Cuts sent shampoo and conditioner it was a set, which was nice. I always use a leave-in detangler-type product (usually from Alterna or It’s a 10) so I don’t have much trouble with brushing.

      Now if I could only convince subscription boxes to send me conditioner bottles that were two times the size of the shampoo bottles, I’d be all set…

      • That would be lovely. I find for every bottle of shampoo I use I go through about 2.5 bottles of conditioner. I found out from trying a lot of conditioner samples this year, that a 1oz tube is the perfect amount of conditioner I need for a one-time use. Two packets work okay too, but I may need a tad more to really feel like I conditioned my hair well.

        • I am the exact opposite. I have an oily scalp so I tend to only condition the ends. I buy two shampoos to my one conditioner. Even if I do conditioner first I run in to that issue. Sometimes just a spritz of leave in conditioner is enough.

          • I never use conditioner near my scalp but the “ends” for me go down almost to my waist…

      • It’s interesting to me, seeing most people say they need more conditioner than shampoo, because I’ve always been the opposite! Definitely fun to see how people differ on things 🙂 Although right now I wouldn’t mind getting more conditioner than shampoo in boxes because I’ve got extra shampoo and no extra conditioner on hand.

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