Laurel & Reed Review + Coupon – July 2019


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Laurel & Reed Review - July 2019

Laurel & Reed is a cruelty-free and non-toxic beauty subscription for $49.95/month + $6.95 shipping to the U.S. You’ll get 4-6 full-size products each month that have a minimum total value of $100+. This month goes above and beyond with a value of over $245 that features four brands.

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

Laurel & Reed box with lid off

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

All four included items surrounding Laurel & Reed gift box with box

About this All-Natural Cruelty-Free Beauty Subscription

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 $14.00, International for $20.00

Laurel & Reed July 2019 Review

Laurel and Reed gift box inside plain cardboard shipping box

Your box will ship in a plain outer box to preserve the lovely ribbon.

  • Laurel & Reed brand info card

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  • back of Laurel & Reed brand info card

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  • Front of product info card that says "Love Yo Self"

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  • back of product info card with four included items listed

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    There’s a card which simply states all of the things you can expect from the subscription and another info card that features a lovely print on one side with the items clearly listed out with retail prices and short descriptions on the other.

    • Moss Skincare Illumina Vitamin C Perfecting Treatment Intensif

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    • drop of Moss Skincare Illumina Vitamin C Perfecting Treatment Intensif on glass to show consistency

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      moss Skincare Illumina Vitamin C Perfecting Treatment Intensif, 30 ml – Retail Value $145.00

      I’m familiar with moss brand since I got it last month in another subscription. This vitamin C treatment, Illumina, is new to me though. To be used as an overnight treatment, this is a double-duty product that exfoliates and delivers concentrated vitamin C to the skin which should help battle wrinkles, discoloration, and acne. It also says it’s a “safe alternative” to retinol for those who have extra sensitive skin and may experience irritation with more common retinoids. The pump allows easy application control of this somewhat thick opaque serum with a creamy color. It glides on with a great viscosity that isn’t too heavy or too thin. My skin immediately feels hydrated and plump so I’m excited to see what this can do for my skin over a prolonged amount of time.

      • Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil with box

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      • close up of dropper with Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil in it

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        Dr. Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil, 30 ml – Listed Retail Value $37.97

        I’ve received Dr. Botanicals in other subscriptions, and like those products, I’m not sold on this facial oil. It feels more like a thin serum than an oil and left my skin feeling kinda sticky instead of hydrated. The scent is also a little overwhelming instead of gentle and smells like candy instead of botanicals. This one is a miss for me this month.

        • Lanima Skin Sustain Refining Clay Mask with box and sppon

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        • Lanima Skin Sustain Refining Clay Mask with lid off and spoon stuck in powder

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          LANIMA Skin Sustain Refining Clay Mask, 4 oz. – Retail Value $55.00

          Oh yea, come to Mama. Y’all know I love a clay mask and this one is taking my breath away. The rose gold metallic print against the black box screams high-end and I see right on the side of the box that it’s inspired by the Indian Haldi wedding ceremony. This specific mask contains turmeric, white sandalwood, marshmallow root, activated coconut charcoal, and French clay, among other fantastic ingredients. It also comes with a small wooden spoon to scoop the powder out and into your hand or a small bowl. I love to mix powder masks with rosewater or whatever facial mist I have on hand in addition to (or instead of) water. The deep rose-colored powder turns to a deeper shade once wet and takes on a rich whipped texture. Spreading it on my face feels wonderful and the directions tell me to leave it on for 15-20 minutes while it dries. Once dry, it looks just how you’d assume: cracked clay, but in an almost lavender color. The amazing part of this mask is that once washed away, my skin feels well moisturized and soft. Not dried out at all. I’m a big fan!

          • BKind Konjac Facial Sponge infused with Pink Clay wit box

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          • BKind Pink Clay Konjac Facial Sponge

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          • side view of BKind Pink Clay Konjac Facial Sponge to show thickness

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            BKIND Konjac Facial Sponge Infused with Pink Clay – Retail Value $9.95

            Ahhh yes, I love a good konjac sponge! The green one I received from L&R back in December was getting a bit old, so as soon as I got this one, I swapped the old one out with the pink clay! If you aren’t familiar, konjac sponges are made with the all-natural vegetable fibers from the Japanese konjac root. Many are infused with different beauty ingredients, this one being French pink clay. They are hard and porous when dry, but once you get them soaked with water, they become extremely soft and gentle enough to exfoliate the skin on your face. I like to add my normal facial cleanser in the shower, then do a light scrubbing with the sponge to polish away dull skin. However, this clay-infused version can be used without cleanser at all. The best part is that since it’s made of plant matter, it can be composted and won’t take up space in landfills!

            The Verdict:  Laurel & Reed sent me three hits and a miss this month, but overall I’m still pleased with their selections and the $247+ value is out of this world. This is a wonderful option if you want to try just a small amount of full-size products while supporting a smaller operation than some other subscription offerings.

            Looking for more clean skincare boxes? Check out our Best Niche & Specialty Beauty Boxes list!

            To Wrap Up:

            Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Boxes ship immediately for first-time purchases (if the 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) here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

            • Vitamin C Treatment: $33.28
            • Facial Oil: $8.71
            • Clay Mask: $12.62
            • Konjac Sponge: $2.28

            Read all of our Laurel & Reed reviews if you’re still wanting more!

            You can also keep track of your subscriptions by adding this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

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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 Australian Subscription Box Reviews, Beauty Subscription Boxes, Canadian Subscription Box Reviews, Laurel & Reed Reviews, Natural Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: laurel and reed | 9 comments

            9 Comments

            1. Did anyone else look over the ingredient list and were not able to find any rose ingredients in the dr botanical rose facial oil??

            2. Is this easy to cancel?

              • Yes, I believe I cancelled through my account, then I received an email confirming my cancellation.

                • I just ordered and WOW, very impressed with CS. I got an email asking me which box I wanted. If I wanted July or previous boxes. They listed 5 or 6. I replied I wanted this box. And it’s already shipped. I figure I got to cancel pretty quick so not to be charged for next month.

                  • I was surprised by their offer on the 1st box too! I thought that was pretty cool 🙂 I started my 3-month sub in May, but I chose the November 2018 box because that appealed to me most out of their past boxes, then I received June & July boxes like normal. July’s was my favorite (although I think in general they’re all pretty good). 🙂

            3. I like using the Dr, Botanicals oil for my décolletage & shoulder areas, which I like to keep super hydrated but not waste my pricier skincare on.

              • Great idea, A.M.!

            4. This was the final box in my 3-month subscription, and I thought it was the best one yet. 🙂 I’m glad it went out with a bang for me. I cancelled for now, but I’m looking forward to keeping an eye out on future boxes.

            5. I agree on the facial oil, it felt sticky and didn’t feel like a facial oil at all. Which sucked because I ordered it for a facial oil to take on a trip to wear under my makeup

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