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Vegan Cuts Beauty Subscription Box Review – August 2018


Vegan Cuts Beauty August 2018 Box

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 August 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 August 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 August 2018 Review

The Vegan Cuts Beauty box usually contains a variety of hair care, skincare, and bath and body products. There’s often one makeup product, as well:

Vegan Cuts Beauty August 2018 Booklet Front Vegan Cuts Beauty August 2018 Booklet Back

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

Vegan Cuts Beauty August 2018 Patches

Dermala Inc. Acne Pimple Patches, 36 dots – Listed Value $10 (currently out of stock)

These are listed as “sold out” on the manufacturer’s website so I used the value from the information card, but at the link, you can sign up to be notified when they’re back in stock if you’re interested. I did have a mini-breakout so I tried one of these and I don’t think it’s an overnight miracle, but I saw some improvement, so I’ll keep at it. This is made from “hydrocolloid” which *sounds* scientific, unless you have a Ph.D. in biochemistry like I do, and then it sounds really vague. Especially since a lot of hydrocolloids contains gelatin but this is a vegan product so I don’t know what is taking the place of the gelatin?

Vegan Cuts Beauty August 2018 Face 1 Vegan Cuts Beauty August 2018 Face 2

Farmstead Apothecary Face Cream in Citrus Rose, 1 oz – Estimated Value $4.75 (buy a 4 oz jar for $19)

There is a definite floral theme with the skincare products this month and this smells really nice to me. Plus, it is a thicker cream, which is great for my nighttime routine (when I prefer thicker moisturizers). This absorbed reasonably well although I don’t think I would want to try to put makeup over it.

Vegan Cuts Beauty August 2018 Elixir

Delizioso Skincare Bulgarian Rose Facial Elixir, 0.5 fl oz – Retail Value $48

All right, with this one product, you have more than the value of the box! Anyway, this just has the scent and texture of a really luxurious product (which I guess it is, at $48 for a half ounce). It definitely has a rose scent, but I happen to like that. It is listed as being for mature skin or as being an anti-aging product but I don’t mind that, seeing as I’ll be 41 in a couple of months. This does have ingredients with some antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, which is nice, and it works well paired with the face cream from up above.

Vegan Cuts Beauty August 2018 Hempz

Hempz Pink Pomelo and Himalayan Sea Salt Lotion, 2.25 fl oz – Estimated Value $3.04 (buy 17 fl oz jar for $23)

You’ll get Hempz body lotion every now and then. It’s not an expensive product, but it does work for me, and this is a good way to sample new scents without buying a huge bottle first. I like this scent although it’s not as grapefruity-smelling as I thought it might be.

Vegan Cuts Beauty August 2018 Styling 1 Vegan Cuts Beauty August 2018 Styling 2

Loba Mane Coconut + Buruti + Tucuma Color Vibrante Styling Cream, 2 oz – Estimated Value $6 (buy a 6 oz jar for $18)

This is designed for color preservation and frizz control, two properties I’m definitely interested in. However, this product does not work for me. Which is too bad, because I really, really like the way it smells. Unfortunately, my hair was just as frizzy as ever after using this so I am not likely to try using it long enough to see color preservation. (I have something of a track record of Vegan Cuts hair products not working for me, though.)

Vegan Cuts Beauty August 2018 Cleanser

Food for Face Violet Cleansing Essence, about 0.5 fl oz – Listed Value $7

This product is not available on the Food for Face site, which currently only lists a moisturizer. This does smell nice, and it is quite effective as a first pass cleanser even for removing full foundation. However, this little bottle is not a good packaging idea. This stuff is so thick, it needs to be either in a jar or a squeeze tube. I turned the bottle upside down overnight and the product did not flow downwards due to gravity. I have to hold it under hot running water in a sink to thin it out a bit.

Vegan Cuts Beauty August 2018 Lip 1 Vegan Cuts Beauty August 2018 Lip 2

Dusty Girls Makeup by Moogoo Vegan Lip Shine in Argyle Pink, 0.07 oz – Listed Value $14

This brand is not available for purchase in the United States. It is kind of fun to see products from around the world, though. (This is an Australian brand.) This does kind of make the lips shiny but doesn’t add a lot of color. It is moisturizing. I will probably mostly use it over lip stains since I find those drying.

Vegan Cuts Beauty August 2018 Swatch

Here is a swatch of the lip product. I think this is the result of like 10 passes over my arm, though.

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $92.79 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. That is one of the highest values I think I’ve seen for this subscription, and it means you get way more than your money’s worth, EVEN if you don’t like the expensive $48 product (though I did). The only thing that really didn’t work for me was the styling cream and I thought this was one of the best Vegan Cuts Beauty Boxes I’ve received in a long time.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, the August box is still available. 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:

  • Patches: $2.47
  • Face Cream: $1.17
  • Serum (elixir): $11.87
  • Lotion: $0.75
  • Styling Cream: $1.48
  • Cleanser: $1.73
  • Lip Shine: $3.46

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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).

Posted in Food & Drink Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, UK Subscription Box Reviews, Vegancuts Beauty Box Reviews| Tags: vegancuts beauty box | 17 comments

Comments (17)

  1. Thank you for the great review! After writing this I’m actually going ti be signing up for this subscription after reading your review! Can I just say that I was in disbelief that you’ll be turning 41 in a couple of months! I thought for sure I read it wrong because I did not think you were that old! Also your talents know no bounds, between the beautiful jewelry you make from the bead subs to finding out you have a freaking PhD in biochemistry! Seriously you rock!

  2. I love Ragan’s reviews, but her hands are very distracting, I agree – it makes me uncomfortable. And I don’t like to see hands in ebay listings, either! I think they detract from the item.

  3. Well, after seeing the reader comments below, I think it’s safe to say you are well loved by your MSA peeps, Ragan 😊. And I second that emotion—real woman hands and all!

  4. Wonderful review Ragan. I was going to pass on this box but now decided I will purchase it for the good value after reading your review post. Thank you

  5. I love looking at the Vegan Cuts reviews but I get really distracted by the reviewers hands. I mean you’re reviewing beauty products but no manicure and peeling skin on fingers is hard to look at. Sorry to be negative but I felt it needed to be said as it isn’t the first time!!!! Thanks..

    • If you really have a problem with this, a discreet note to the reviewer or Liz would be more appropriate then so cruelly pointing something like this out in a public forum. It isn’t necessary to try to publicly humiliate someone for having dry hands.

    • Lisa,
      Extremely petty comment and expressed in a tactless way. Hope something good happens to you soon so you don’t feel the need to say such things

      • Agree. I didn’t even notice and focused on the products and her insights about them.

    • She’s not a hand model. She’s a normal person reviewing subscription boxes, which is exactly the type of opinion I want to hear, someone similar to myself.

      • I agree. Those hands could have been mine….her reviews make me want to buy!!!

    • I read the whole review and didn’t notice a thing about her hands. I always enjoy what Ragan has to say about products. It’s really hard to believe that 1, you’re so easily distracted, and 2, that you actually thought that this was an appropriate way to mention this. Seriously? Inexcusable.

    • Sorry, I rarely post comments and I was actually looking at products rather than the hands and now I went back to look and see that Ragan is such a dedicated biochemist! Her hands show it all! Keep being yourself and show those hardworking hands when reviewing for MSA.

    • You get really distracted by the reviewers’ hands? Did you zoom in on them? Her hands are barely noticeable.

    • While everyone is entitled to their own opinions I don’t think that you handled your “concerns” in an appropriate manner. You should have respectfully submitted your concerns in a private email instead of publicly demeaning another person. I personally have dry hands and don’t often have the time, patience or desire to do my nails. After reading your comment I scrolled back to the top of the review and zoomed in on each picture and I’m truly confused as to what exactly makes you “distracted”. Her hands appear to be in considerably better shape than mine. I’m sorry that you are so negative that you feel the need to put others down.

    • I did not notice dry or peeling hands. What I did notice is how the reviewer shows the products in her hand and how that greatly helps show the product’s size. A lot of times when products are pictured alone it’s hard for me to get a sense of product size. Thank you, Ragan for showing products in your hands.

    • I do agree the comments about the reviewers hands are inappropriate to be shared publicly in a negative way. As a 50+ lifetime eczema sufferer…kudos to the gal doing the great review 👍 I enjoyed her descriptive take on the items and didn’t even notice her nails 😊

  6. Getting one. I’ll use everything in it, happily!

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