Vegan Cuts Beauty Subscription Box Review – April 2018
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 April 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:
Each Vegan Cuts Beauty Box comes with an information card detailing the items for that month.
I also got a coupon code for Crazy Rumors!
I think something is up with the Derma E items being provided to Vegan Cuts. A few months ago I got a moisturizer that was as hard as a rock and this one also looks completely dried out (it did not leak). As it happens, this is actually a product I have used and loved in the past and it is not supposed to look like this. If you are looking for a physical exfoliator that is safe to use daily, this is one to try, and don’t let the condition here turn you against the product.
Orglamix Cream Highlighter in “Illume” – Retail Value $18
Orglamix has their own subscription box, which I also review, so I’m familiar with this brand. I am not tired of getting highlighters in beauty boxes yet (I know some of you have had enough). This is very subtle and not too shimmery and I would totally wear this to work (though I tried it out on a weekend first, just to be sure). There’s a swatch below.
Crazy Rumors Color + Balm in “Pearl”, 0.15 oz. – Retail Value $4.99
We’ve received plain balms from this company (which is located in the next town over from where I live) in the past and I’ve been happy with them. The color here honestly doesn’t show up much on me but it is moisturizing and I can always just put it on over some lip stain. There’s a swatch below.
This is a sulfate-free, color-safe shampoo. It lathers all right for something lacking sulfates, and I like the lavender scent (I shower at night and find it soothing) but I think it is not quite the right shampoo for my hair, personally, after trying it a few times.
One soapberry was also included. If you boil these, you can use them as a naturally-antibacterial soap. I haven’t done this yet because I just don’t find it convenient to boil them for 5+ minutes (keeping in mind that you have to bring water to a boil, first) if all I want to do is wash my hands. You can buy a whole bag and use it as laundry detergent, though (I think you would need more than one soapberry for this to work). I’m probably going to plant this in my backyard and see if it grows (another suggestion from their website).
Mr. B’s Necessities Lavender Facial Mist + Toner, 2 oz – Retail Value $16.95
I will admit it, I just don’t get facial mists. I would never actually spray anything on my face during the day! However, since this has witch hazel in it, it makes a pretty good toner and I am happy to use it that way (just putting some on a cotton pad first). The lavender scent is pleasant and this is gentle on my skin and I do feel some toning or tightening.
Yes to Carrots and Kale Facial Wipes, 30 ct – Retail Value $5.99
I’m not sure how much skincare I get from the way I use wipes, which is basically just for eye and lip makeup removal (I can’t get my foundation off with any wipes I’ve tried, have to use dual phase cleansing for that). However, these do have antioxidants, which I like on general principle, and they were non-irritating near my eyes, and I was out of wipes and almost out of dual-phase makeup remover as well, so I was happy to see these. I also like the package closure, which is more substantial than a flap with adhesive.
Here are swatches of the lip balm + color and the highlighter (top and bottom, respectively).
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $58.06 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. That is a good value for the box and is actually pretty close to last month’s. I was disappointed that the Derma E product was all dried out because I am a fan of that from past experience. But, pretty much everything else was new to me (even though I knew some of the brands, I was unfamiliar with the included products).
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you would receive the May 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, you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Derma E Scrub: $3.21
- Highlighter: $7.12
- Lip Balm + Color: $1.97
- Shampoo + Soapberry: $1.58
- Toner/Facial Mist: $6.70
- Wipes: $2.37
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What do you think of the April 2018 Vegan Cuts Beauty Box?