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Laurel & Reed Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 2018

Laurel & Reed is “a luxury-curated, cruelty-free and non-toxic beauty, wellness and lifestyle box. Every month we will delight your doorstep with a mix of 4-6 full-size products with a minimum total value of $100+. Enjoy a mix of makeup, hair care, body & skincare and wellness and lifestyle items.”

This box is being reviewed thanks to an MSA reader request!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

About Laurel & Reed

The Subscription Box: Laurel & Reed

The Cost: $49.95/month + $6.95 US shipping. Discounts available for longer commitments.

The Products: A mix of 4-6 full-size makeup, hair care, body & skincare, wellness, and lifestyle products with a minimum total value of $100+

Ships to: US for $6.95, Canada for $18.00, International for $34.00

Laurel & Reed December 2018 Review

The box always opens to a handwritten welcome note from Natalie but also included a little bonus gift of an herbal smudge stick and matches. So pretty!

The front of the info card features a lovely print on one side, and the items clearly listed out with retail prices and short descriptions on the other.

OSEA Malibu Atmosphere Protection Cream, 2 oz. – Retail Value $48.00

This month’s box kicks off with a product I know and already love. I got one long ago when I first started to review skincare! It’s definitely a gateway product for me. This moisturizer uses organic algae, shea butter, and avocado oil to protect your skin against the elements. I adore the smell which is sort of earthy in a nice way with lavender and geranium. This formula is really lightweight and I use it after a serum but it doesn’t have an SPF in it, so you’ll need to put sunscreen on afterward or use it at night.

PLANT Apothecary Wake Up Bar Soap – Retail Value $12.00

I’ve received PLANT items in the past but in the form of a liquid body wash and that I really like called Calm Down. This is the opposite and is in bar soap form. It uses organic rosemary and lemongrass (my fave) essential oils to help jump-start your day and invigorate you in your morning shower. The scent is much stronger dry than when you are lathering up with water, but I have to say that this left my skin feeling MUCH more hydrated and moisturized than other bar soaps. I ran out of body wash a while ago and have been stealing my roommates, so maybe I’ll just make the switch to solid soap for now!

BKIND Konjac Green Clay Facial Sponge – Retail Value $9.95

Yessss, I am so all about Konjac sponges! They come dry and seem waaaay too rough to use on your face until you get them soaked in warm water. Once they’ve been fully hydrated, just use your usual fash wash and they are gentle and soft and provide just enough exfoliation to scrub away dead skin that is harshing my glow. I’ve used these in grey and pink before but this is my first green clay one! Yay! It’s also shaped like a teardrop instead of circular which may serve me well when scrubbing in the crannies of my nose. BKIND also happens to have gorgeous packaging and I’ve come across some of their other products so it’s nice to see them here. The best part is that because this is 100% organic plant matter, it’s fully biodegradable once you’re done with it.

Ursa Major Bright & Easy 3-Minute Flash Mask, 1.7 oz. – Retail Value $44.00

The fourth and final product is from yet another brand I salivate over. I just ran out of my travel size of Ursa Major’s Fantastic Face Wash and am in desperate need of more. This product is new to me but I got really excited as the promise of a 3-minute mask. One of my joys in life is face masks of all kinds but sometimes it’s late and I just want to go to bed without having something on my face for 15-20 minutes. A recent evening I was feeling particularly lazy but knew that I had so many products to test out this month. Enter- this mask. I remembered it being quick so I jumped to it and started slathering a quarter-sized dollop of this gelatinous mask onto my dry face. After smoothing a thin layer onto my skin, I simply laid in bed for 3 minutes while the flash enzyme did its thing. After the 3 minutes were up, I dabbed at it and it felt a little like when a peel mask isn’t dry enough yet to peel. I splashed my face with warm water and proceeded to rinse it off completely. My skin felt really hydrated and healthy before even adding my bedtime skin routine on top so I’d consider this a success, especially in such a short amount of time. I don’t think it smells as nice as their face wash, but it will certainly do.

Verdict: Laurel & Reed included four luxury products this month from brands I already know and love- most being new products to me though. It’s great to be able to discover new items from lines I already trust and I thought all four are a wonderful addition to my beauty collection. I was especially excited for the Ursa Major Mask and green clay Konjac sponge from BKIND!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Boxes ship immediately for first-time purchases (if current box is available, which this one is) with subscriptions shipping between the 15-20th of the month moving forward. You can also purchase any past boxes still available on their site for a one-time purchase of $49.95 (+ shipping).

Value Breakdown: For $56.90 ($49.95 + $6.95 shipping) I received four luxury products that have a value of $113.95. Here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Moisturizer: $23.97
  • Bar Soap: $5.99
  • Facial Sponge: $4.97
  • Flash Mask: $21.97

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Laurel & Reed Reviews, Natural Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: laurel and reed | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. This looks like a great box!

  2. Great review. I haven’t used bar soap for a long time. I think I would like this one.

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