Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Review – May 2019


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Vegan Cuts Beauty May 2019 - 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.

This review is of the $22.95 a month Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. 

Vegan Cuts Beauty May 2019 - 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.)

Vegan Cuts sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Vegan Cuts Beauty May 2019 - Review

About the Vegan Cuts Beauty 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.

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box May 2019 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 May 2019 - Booklet Front Vegan Cuts Beauty May 2019 - Booklet Back

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

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Whole Love Organics Deodorant (orange vanilla, 2.5 oz) – Retail Value $9

The information card says this is baking soda free. But as you can see from the label, it has aluminum-free baking soda. Vegan Cuts let us know Whole Love Organics does offer a baking soda free deodorant in this scent and if subscribers have any questions or concerns, reach out to [email protected]

At any rate, I am highly sensitive to baking soda in deodorant so I will be passing this along to someone else who can use it. It does smell nice, though.

Vegan Cuts Beauty May 2019 - Four Sigmatic Superfood Serum

Four Sigmatic Superfood Serum (1 fl oz) – Retail Value $55

I am familiar with this company because I have received their mushroom hot cocoa in a past subscription box (I was not a fan but I really, really don’t like mushrooms). I was willing to give this serum a try, though. It has a light citrus scent. I feel that it is very moisturizing although I will have to use it for more than a few days to see if there are noticeable effects on my skin. I have relatively oily skin, especially in summer, but if I exfoliate regularly I have no trouble with oil-based serums like this one. It is also suggested to pump a few drops into your mouth but I choose not to do that. I don’t think a few drops are going to have enough of any active ingredient to actually make a difference. I also don’t really feel like it is sanitary to use the same products on my skin and to take them orally although maybe this is just me. Anyway, it seems to be a good serum so far.

Vegan Cuts Beauty May 2019 - Deco Miami Nail Art Stickers

Deco Miami Nail Art Stickers – Retail Value $8

This item is a bit of a miss for me.  I am on an extended break from nail polish because my nails are in poor condition, and I tend to stick to solid colors when I do wear nail polish because I feel that’s what it takes to maintain a professional look at work.  For me, stickers are just not a part of that. (I am not judging anyone who has a different opinion. They just don’t work for me, personally.) I may drop these in the mail to my sister who has a couple of elementary school age daughters who get their nails done and would probably love the stickers. (They are smaller than they look on the page; there is a printed part that extends beyond the border of the stickers.)

Vegan Cuts Beauty May 2019 - Toothbrush 1

The Humble Co. Bamboo Toothbrush and Toothpaste – Listed Value $4

I am using the information card value here because you can’t buy just one toothbrush, and the toothpaste isn’t available in this size.

Let’s take these one by one:

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I have received these toothbrushes in the past and they work well enough. The handles are made from bamboo and are biodegradable (the bristles are soft nylon, though, but I don’t see any way around that). I will add this to my stash of spare toothbrushes and use it when it is next time for a switch.

Vegan Cuts Beauty May 2019 - Toothpaste Label

And now, the toothpaste. According to the Amazon listing (the company website directs you there), this has fluoride and is free of sodium lauryl sulfate (both things I look for in a toothpaste). But if you look at the back of the tube, this clearly has sodium lauryl sulfate (has the British spelling of “sulphate”) and doesn’t seem to contain fluoride. Also. It says “produced in PRC for The Humble Co.” I am not enthusiastic about using toothpaste made in China. I am honestly not sure what is going on here. Is this old product and the formula has changed? Or is the sample different from the full-sized product? I tried contacting Vegan Cuts about this and the deodorant on Twitter a couple of days ago (with pictures) and awaiting a response.

TL;DR: toothbrush good, toothpaste suspect.

Verdict: I calculated a value of $76 for this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. That is just about three times the $22.95 month-to-month cost of the subscription which includes free shipping. The bulk of the value comes from the serum, and I will use that (on my face only), which makes the box basically worth it for me, but I was less enthusiastic about the other items. I do like the toothbrush, but I won’t use the stickers and there were serious labeling/ingredient issues with the deodorant and toothpaste.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Order by the end of the month to get that month’s box.

Value Breakdown: At $22.95 for the box, you are paying approximately the following per item:

  • Deodorant $2.72
  • Serum $16.61
  • Stickers $2.42
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste $1.21

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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).

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7 Comments

  1. This was a disappointing box. I’m really surprised about the stickers. They usually don’t add random items like that. Very odd.

    • Hi Monica,

      My name is Danielle and I work with Vegancuts, I was just reading this review and wanted to add some context for the Deco Miami nail stickers. We’ve worked with Deco Miami before and they make good quality nail polish, so when they told us that they were coming out with entirely vegan nail art, we wanted to help them show off this awesome vegan innovation.

      Most nail art stickers have non vegan glue, like false lashes (which we featured a vegan version of in our Makeup Box a while back). We were excited to share this option for our nail enthusiast out there!

      It’s fair if it’s not your thing, it’s definitely noted. Thank you for your feedback!

  2. The discrepancies are important for a box that is based on natural, vegan (cruelty free) products. I don’t have issues with either but they should do a thorough research on the products they defend.

    • I have a feeling they are honest mistakes (either a miscommunication with the supplier or something similar) but I also think they should have a look at a sample box before sending items out (guessing they use a warehouse/fulfillment center).

  3. Baking soda in my deodorant made my armpits turn dark gray! It took a week of scrubbing to fix that mess. That was thanks to Native. Works great except for the dark pits.

  4. Thank you for a great review! I’m so glad you pointed out the discrepancies, especially the baking soda. I can’t use antiperspirant deodorants because I have a bad skin reaction to most. I also have bad reactions to baking soda when it is the primary odor blocking ingredient as it appears to be here!
    I’m glad you pointed out the missing flouride in the toothpaste as well.
    It seems likely the sub box company had to do some last minute replacements, possibly because of stock issues with the companies they offered, but they should have sent an email to subscribers to give them a heads up.
    Some people don’t read ingredients, and would have just trusted the info card!

    • Toothpaste and deodorant from vegan/cruelty free/natural beauty boxes are like my two big issues so I always check those. There is baking soda everywhere and it gives me a terrible rash, and while I do use SLS-free toothpaste (SLS gives me canker sores) I want toothpaste with fluoride. I’d totally be willing to try the regular Humble Co. toothpaste but it seems the sample provided isn’t the same composition as the regular product.

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