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Laurel & Reed Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2019

Laurel and Reed Review August 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 box is being reviewed thanks to an MSA reader request!

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

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.

COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your subscription!

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: The US for $6.95, Canada for $14.00, International for $20.00

Laurel & Reed August 2019 Review

open Laurel and Reed outer box

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


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.


Harlow Youth Dew Face Elixir, 1 oz. – Retail Value $72.00

I’m loving the simple label and cute logo for this brand, Harlow. The serum is really rich and smells enchanting. I have a feeling this will be a great one for colder months since it feels like it can really boost hydration in the skin and I’ll probably use this one more at nighttime which will make for a lovely routine. The info card from L&R suggests pairing this with a gua sha tool which sounds like a fantastic idea to me.


Terrene Orchid Dew, – Retail Value $34.00

I am coming around to this night treatment. It has a thin milky look and consistency to it but gets slightly gummy or elastic-like once on the skin. Its main ingredients are white orchid milk extract, Aspen bark, rosehip seed oil, ginseng, and ceramides that come together to condition, exfoliate, restore, and help reduce dark spots on the skin. I think I’ll need to use it longer to see if it’s helping me at all, but for now, I like the evening ritual before moisturizing.


PLANT Apothecary Matcha Antioxidant Face Mask, 2 oz. – Retail Value $24.00

YASSSSS! I actually got this mask in another box not too long ago and simply adore it. PLANT Apothecary is a great clean skincare brand and this mask is incredibly calming. Matcha and chamomile are the heavy hitters here, although there’s nothing heavy about them. A few drops of water or gentle toner or mist will turn this light green fine powder to an ultra-creamy mask that feels divine when being spread on the face. This might be one of my favorite masks and is perfect for chilling out irritated or red skin.


BKIND Floral Hand Balm, 50 g – Retail Value $11.99

I am a huge fan of BKIND’s packaging. It’s always so feminine and beautiful and the label on this hand balm is no exception with it’s illustrated flowers and gold foil lettering. This balm comes in a solid form that quickly thins out when warmed in between your palms. Like the Harlow Face Elixir, I think this lightly floral scented balm will be better used come wintertime or the approaching crisp fall days. While I’m not the biggest fan of balms like this, Megan perked up when she saw this, so I’ll be gifting it to her!

The Verdict: Laurel & Reed has presented me with four lovely products from a couple of familiar brands and a couple of new-to-me brands. They always choose beautifully packaged items that get me excited to try. The four items featured this month have a retail value of $141.99 which is pretty darn great for a box that costs $56.90.

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).

COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your subscription!

Value Breakdown: For $56.90 ($49.95 + $6.95 shipping) here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Face Elixir: $28.85
  • Orchid Dew: $13.62
  • Matcha Mask: $9.62
  • Hand Balm: $4.80

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

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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 | 31 comments

Comments (31)

  1. I ordered a mystery box and the August box and received tracking. Today I received the August box but no mystery box. I sent an email but have not heard back yet. Did anyone order more than the mystery box and were they shipped separately?

    • I didn’t order more than a mystery box at one time. My mystery box took about 4 days to ship. But when I ordered monthly box, it shipped the next day. Their customer service is so good. I am sure you will hear something back in no time

      • Thank you! I did hear from someone and they are checking on it for me.

    • Hi Connie

      I just sent you an email regarding your Mystery Box Mini.


  2. I like the sound of the Orchid Dew as I like serums that are tacky on the skin. I have been using Skin Actives collagen serum for several years and the tackiness feels like a glue for the skin. It makes be believe that it is binding and tightening my skin cells together. I will keep an eye out for the Dew serum or buy this box.

  3. I got my mini box today, same items as everyone else! I’m really happy with it. I think I’ll put everything to good use, I’m especially excited about the facial oil and the elixir!

    • Hi Jenny

      So happy you like all of your items. Hope you enjoy some quality self-care.


  4. I love both of my mini boxes, even though they are the same. Same as listed already!!

    • Hi Annette

      So sorry you got some duplicates,
      Shoot us an email at [email protected] if you want to attempt to swap out some items. Either way hope you are enjoying everything!


  5. I ordered two of the mini boxes since they had been sold out otherwise, hoping for no duplicates. Welll…… every item is the exact same fyi. lol Beautiful packaging though and I got a good amount in each box so I hope it’s not a waste of $30 for the extra set. 🙂

    • Ooooh, would you mind sharing what you got in your mystery box? 🙂 They finally sent me my tracking info last night (I never emailed them about it so I guess my box is in a late batch or something), and it’s still in pre-shipment status. I got the big haul box (or whatever it was called), so I can’t wait to see what I get (or what people say they got)!

      • Heya Luna! I got the following in BOTH boxes:

        Revival Grapefruit & Mint Body Scrub Pouch – Good size
        Ogee Seeds of Youth Serum- 20ml
        Provision Purify Spray Deodorant-Full Size glass bottle @ 1.7oz VERY weird lol
        Nebula Face oIl- Small glass vial
        A thoughtful but cheesy little plastic bowl and spoon for masking
        Selia & co Geranium and White tea skin tonic- full size @ 2 oz
        Loli Purple Corn Grains powder cleanser- small glass jar

        I posted a few on the swaps side and will get the rest up later, some of the items have not been in a previous box ie: the deodorant but the brand was included. From what i can tell the items came from like Jan 2019 and on.

        I’m kinda bummed, the only item I will use is the small face oil. lol Oh and maybe I will try one of the powder cleansers, it got great reviews here but I hate mixing stuff to clean my face. hehe

      • Hi Carey, I got the same items as you. I added the value and it comes to $183, not including the bowl and mixing spoon.

      • I’m gonna guess all the mini boxes are the same then. The value is definitely there, BUT only if you can use the items. I spent about $60 and to be honest, I truly feel I did not get a good value for my money. 🙁 BUT BUT I understand it’s a mystery box so no hard feelings towards the company. lol

        I wonder if the other bigger boxes are this box plus some? Or a completely different variation?

        AND one last thing….. I just tried the blue corn powder mask and it was just as promised in the review- spectacular! lol Two tsps. and a splash of water made the prettiest purple mush! It did not smell good at all to me, but the smell subsided quickly and my skin has not felt this soft in I don’t know how long!! Highly recommend giving that stuff a go, it totally surprised me! I have one up for swap if anyone wants one, I still have quite a bit in the current jar.

      • Dang… sorry the box wasn’t a good fit for you (darn mystery boxes 😉 ). Thanks for sharing what you got! If no one has posted their contents from the big haul box then I’ll post it when I get it. 🙂 (or maybe someone already has posted it in the blog post for the mystery boxes… I guess I should check that one out too!)

      • I am getting a big haul as well. Also just got shipping label yesterday so hope we get something good

      • I really wished my box is the same as yours! 😀
        I was bummed with what I got in my box that I’ve been looking around at what others get in their boxes, something I rarely do…. and a bad decision, since I’m now having a mystery box jealousy.
        Though I know it’s just a trivial matter, I couldn’t help writing a long boring rambling comment.

        These are what I got in my Mini Box: (price taken from the brand’s websites at full price)
        – Moonlit Power Down Powder 2-in-1 Mask from Nov 18 – $34
        – Skin Owl Maqui Berry Beauty Whip from Jan 19 – $68
        – Sarisha MARCHÉ AUX FLEURS SALT & FLORAL BATH from Mar 19 – $20 (come with muslin bag + wooden spoon, but somehow mine doesn’t have the wooden spoon)
        – Ursa Major Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant from Apr 19 – $18
        – Inna Organic Myrrh Deep Moisturizing Facial Mask from Jun 19 – $8.99
        – Ogee Gentle Glow Cleansing Clothes (10 cleansing clothes) from June 18 or older – estimated RV $6.33 (pack of 3 x 10 cleansing clothes was sold for $19 at Ogee website)

        So my total RV is around $155.32 or $156 which is $13 less than the promised $169 RV. Not much difference that I usually didn’t really mind.
        The main issue here is I didn’t get any serum/oil/moisturizer at all which is one of the main reason I’m eyeing this box & decided to try the water through this mystery box.
        Also, I’m not happy getting 3 masks in 1 box, though they’re different type of masks: powder, cream & sheet.
        And seeing 1 pc sheet mask & 1 pack of 10 pcs cleansing clothes as 2 of the 6 items I got didn’t help at all.
        I guess I had too much hope for this box from the reviews that when I got my box & got disappointed by it, I meticulously check the items one by one (which I rarely do) to make myself feel better that at least I got a good value. Big mistake! I accidentally found out that I got less than what promised (though only by $13) which make it worse.

        The box’s not bad, though -at least mine- has not-so-good mix of products & lower than promised value.

      • I posted but there is a delay apparently. lol

  6. I am hoping some of these products are in mystery box.

    • Same here!

  7. I just went to try and pick up a mini mystery but it’s sold out again. Not that I needed it, but 🙁

  8. Just ordered a mini mystery box. Can’t wait!

  9. I just saw from the post above that the mystery boxes were back in stock. I was able to order the mini and used GOGREEN for a 15% discount, which almost covered the shipping cost. The email confirmation I received said the order would ship immediately. Very excited!

  10. Both of my shipping conf came yesterday, 1 of those I just ordered yesterday when i saw the Mini mystery was back in stock!!! Hope that helps.

  11. Has anyone received shipping yet for their mystery boxes? Or maybe did they said they’d ship on a specific date and I missed it and I’m just being overly anxious to see what I get. 🙂

    • Hi Luna!! I **think** both of my mini boxes are coming tomorrow! They said shipping was gonna be yesterday and it’s coming Prioirty mail. 🙂

      • Mine is also set to arrive tomorrow!! Soooooo excited!!

    • Thanks everyone! I’ll double check my emails… maybe I missed the shipping email. I know I got something from them last week, but I think it was just a Welcome to Laurel & Reed email. I double check. 🙂

      • I actually received THREE emails from them. lol One was the welcome one, then one said they were shipping and then the last one with the tracking number, lol I have not had any experience with this company before but they seem to be on the ball. They promised to ship on a certain date and actually followed through. 😀

      • Cool! I’ll definitely go through my emails again 🙂 Right now all I see is the order confirmation and welcome email.

      • Hi Carey! I just checked my emails and they actually just sent me my tracking email a little after 5pm tonight! Better late than never! 😀

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