Vegan Cuts Beauty Subscription Box Review – January 2018

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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 also offers a monthly Snack Box and quarterly Makeup Box.

Vegan Cuts Beauty January 2018 Organza

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 January 2018 Review

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 January 2018 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:

Vegan Cuts Beauty January 2018 Booklet Front

Vegan Cuts Beauty January 2018 Booklet back

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

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Eye Revive Contour Gel

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Eye Revive Contour Gel (0.6 fl oz) – Retail Value $19.95

Like most eye creams and gels, this is advertised to reduce fine lines, puffiness, and under-eye circles. I had been looking for a new eye cream because I’d had some sensitivity to the previous one I’d been using. I had high hopes for this one. It is a very lightweight formula that absorbs easily, and it has just tons of antioxidants. But it also kind of burned when I applied it (the feeling didn’t last long). I am going to hang onto this for the summer time when my skin isn’t as dry and see if it works better for me then.

MintPear Rosehip Night Serum (0.27 fl oz, about 8 mL)

MintPear Rosehip Night Serum (0.27 fl oz, about 8 mL) – Estimated Value $13.07 (Buy 30 mL for $49)

It’s interesting that the website for this product touts the vitamin A content of rosehips because what I’d always heard about them was that they were high in vitamin C. Anyway, just think of this as having lots of antioxidants. And be sure to use a good sunscreen in combination with this. There are a lot of purported benefits for this product (reducing age spots and hyperpigmentation, reducing the appearance of scars, treating fine lines and wrinkles, etc.), but they will take some time to see. Still, just a few drops of this were enough for my whole face and it DID feel moisturizing but didn’t make me feel greasy, so that’s a good start.

Heritage 1933 OMG Seal & Moisturizing Oil

Heritage 1933 OMG Seal & Moisturizing Oil (2 fl oz?) – Retail Value $14

I am not sure what is going on with this item. If you look at the picture on the website (linked in the product name), there are no solids in the bottle, but as you can see, there is clearly a lot floating in mine. Not being sure what that is, I have opted not to try this item (in case it is some kind of microbial growth). Although I am really not the target market for this product anyway; if you go to this brand’s website, it seems their primary market is women of color.

Oral Essentials Whitening Strips (1 upper, 1 lower)

Oral Essentials Whitening Strips (1 upper, 1 lower) – Estimated Value $2.86 (buy 14 sets for $39.99)

I have never used teeth whitening strips before. I’ve been afraid and a lot of them are said to cause sensitivity and/or are not safe to be used on crowns, fillings, etc. These are supposed to be gentle, and I have had great luck with oral essentials mouthwash in the past, so I decided to give them a try. I drink a lot of tea, so my teeth are probably not as white as they could be. I like to think I saw some results, enough so that I’d be willing to buy more in the future, anyway. (I’m getting Invisalign next month so maybe when I’m done with that…)

Auromere Shampoo Bar with Neem (0.71 oz)

Auromere Shampoo Bar with Neem (0.71 oz)

Auromere Shampoo Bar with Neem (0.71 oz) – Retail Value $1 (buy a 4.23 oz bar for $5.95, found here for $3.15)

This is sulfate-free and it smells really good (like tulsi tea, which is something I happen to love). I think this could be very good for travel if you are trying to avoid carrying a lot of liquids. I’m not sure it’s right for me to use on a regular basis, though. Granted, I had worked out before using this, so my hair was sweaty and gross, but I’m not sure this really got me as clean as other shampoos. I’m going to give it a few more tries, though, because I may need to work on my technique a bit.

Jersey Shore Cosmetics Lip and Cheek Rouge in Red Hibiscus (0.15 oz) in box

Jersey Shore Cosmetics Lip and Cheek Rouge in Red Hibiscus (0.15 oz) uncapped

Jersey Shore Cosmetics Lip and Cheek Rouge in Red Hibiscus (0.15 oz) – Retail Value $20

I find that with “lip and cheek” colors, I really only want to use the product for one or the other. I have this product in a pink color from a previous beauty box and I use that for cheeks, but this is a lip color for me. You can see my skin tone in the swatch below – I would have a hard time managing this as a cheek color! But I love a bold lip and this is pretty moisturizing as well. Plus you can build up coverage for a darker color if you want.

swatch of Jersey Shore Cosmetics Lip and Cheek Rouge in Red Hibiscus on wrist

Here is a swatch of the lip and cheek rouge.

Verdict: I calculated a value of $70.88 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. That is an excellent value for this box. My favorite items were probably the lip/cheek rouge and the serum, with the whitening strips being a runner-up. And I am holding out hope for the eye contour gel during the summer. This is the second month in a row of a hair product (or two) that isn’t right for me, but I have also bought at least one hair product in full size that I discovered in Vegan Cuts, so they do have their good moments for me with hair products (and I’m sure the oil in this box is excellent for some subscribers).

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you would receive the February box. They don’t have a standard cut-off date, but boxes ship until their next month’s spoilers launch (typically between the 26th and 29th of each month). If you are interested in trying some of the items, though, watch the Vegan Cuts shop for sales – they offer large bundles of past items fairly regularly.

Value Breakdown: At $22.95 for the box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item: 70.88

  • Eye contour gel $6.46
  • Serum $4.23
  • Hair oil $4.53
  • Whitening strips $0.93
  • Shampoo bar $0.32
  • Lip/cheek rouge $6.48

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What do you think of the January 2018 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).

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  1. The hair oil is coconut oil, which goes between solid and liquid depending on the temperature, and takes a long time to fully melt into liquid. I have a jar from an old Vegan Cuts sub and I still use it. It’s mostly solid, but if the house is really warm, it becomes liquid or mixed.

    • The first three ingredients (i.e., the ones present in the greatest amounts) are olive oil, sweet almond oil, and grapeseed oil, which should be liquid at room temperature, and which, in a mixture, should lower the melting point of coconut oil (which should be miscible with the other oil types).

      It’s hard to see in the photo, but the suspended material was several different colors.

  2. My hair oil didn’t have any solids in it. It looked clear like a typical oil. I was thinking it could have been due to the cold temps in your area, but I’m sure by the time you took your picture it had already been exposed to room temperature for a while.

    • Yeah, it had been in the house for almost a day before I got around to taking the photos.

  3. I wouldn’t buy any of MintPear’s items. They may be cruelty-free, but most of their ingredients are atrocious. I have an all-natural rosehp serum made entirely of oils from plants, seeds, etc. It’s interesting that this is making the rounds in beauty boxes, too (like a few times in Ipsy in the past – I no longer subscribe to them).

    • Rosehip*

  4. The Heritage Hair oil mixture might be from some of the oils solidifying. I know it happens with coconut oil and it looks like that’s one of the main oils present. Maybe try shaking it up and warming it to see if it blends out. If it doesn’t, I wouldn’t use it either.

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