The Vegancuts 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. Vegancuts also offers a monthly Snack Box and quarterly Makeup Box.
This review is of the $22.95 a month Vegancuts Beauty Box.
Vegancuts sends a single package to subscribers who get both the beauty and snack boxes. The beauty items are separated into a little bag, which looks like more of an environmentally-friendly material than the old bags. (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.)
About the Vegancuts Beauty Box
The Subscription Box: Vegancuts Beauty Box
The Cost: $22.95 on a month-to-month basis. Save with 6- and 12-month subscriptions.
ACTIVE DEAL: $40 off. No coupon needed - just use this link.
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: The US for free, Canada for $6.95, and worldwide for $14.95.
Vegancuts Beauty Box September 2019 Review
The Vegancuts Beauty box usually contains a variety of haircare, skincare, and bath and body products. There’s often one makeup product, as well:
The box came with this information card. I am liking the new design of the information cards with animal pictures on the front. There was also a coupon relating to one of the brands in the box. I am not really an essential oil fan as some of them tend to irritate my skin, but I do kind of like the scrub recipe and I could probably make a good foot scrub with tea tree oil which I seem to be able to tolerate. Also they carry Aura Cacia at Whole Foods so I could actually use the coupon if I wanted.
Pistaché Skincare Pistachio Body Butter (1 oz) – Estimated Value $4.11 (Buy 6.8 oz for $28)
This smells like something I would want to eat and it actually did kind of make me hungry. It’s very nutty and it absorbed into my skin well without leaving it greasy. It also is aloe-based, which was a bit surprising, as it’s nice and thick and not at all gel-like as other aloe products tend to be. Finally, I have to say that I love this squeeze tube package for this body butter because I’ll be able to get all of it out without accidentally squirting it everywhere. I wish more companies paid this kind of attention to sample packaging.
Weleda Awakening Eye Cream (0.34 fl oz) – Retail Value $29.99
Naturally I would receive a full-sized eye cream in a subscription box right after I purchase a very expensive one. If you have ever used Weleda products before (I think they have appeared in Yuzen and the Whole Foods Beauty Bag), they have a distinctive odor and that is present here, too. It’s not bad but it’s a little unusual. This is a little thinner than I tend to prefer for an eye cream but is a good weight for daytime, so that’s probably when I will use it. (Please note this has sesame seed oil in it as well, in case you have sesame allergies.)
Dr. Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Regenerating Sleeping Mask (1.01 fl oz) – Retail Value $15.80 (found here for $10.60)
I have taken to calling this the polonium mask because that’s what I think of when I see “Po.” That is the danger of using the periodic table/chemical symbol imagery for non-elements, I guess. (For the record “Po” here stands for “pomegranate.”) This is a British product that seems hard to find in the US. It smells quite nice and has a thick texture – just the sort of texture I like to see in an overnight moisturizer. It absorbs well and doesn’t leave the skin greasy, and it has plenty of antioxidants from the pomegranate, which is something I like to see in skincare.
Aura Cacia Shea Nut Oil (4 fl oz) – Retail Value $11.99
This is meant to be a carrier for essential oils, but I don’t really use essential oils for anything (except if I have a cold, then breathing over a bowl of eucalyptus oil in hot water is amazing). But the information card mentions hair. So what I did is just shampoo and condition, detangle with a Tangle Teezer (no products), and let my hair air dry. Then I applied a bit of this the next day and, honestly, I think it helped a lot. My hair was super soft and pretty smooth as well. Just be careful dispensing it because a lot tends to squirt out of the bottle at once.
Himalaya Botanique Original Neem and Pomegranate Toothpaste (0.74 oz) – Estimated Value $0.84 (Buy 5.29 fl oz for $5.99)
This is free of SLS (yay, that gives me canker sores) but also free of fluoride (a deal breaker for me as I require fluoride in my toothpaste). But I went ahead and tried it because I knew I’d be brushing my teeth again before bed. And. I was not a fan. You might think because of the name that it would have a pomegranate flavor, but it did not. Instead, it was like “hello, NEEM.” (I once bought pure neem oil for the purpose of pest control in house plants so I know what neem is like.) And there was something herbal and another unpleasant undertaste and this was just not fun to use at all.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $62.73 for this month’s Vegancuts Beauty Box. Most of the items worked for me. I was particularly fond of the shea oil, body butter, and sleeping mask, and I will use the eye cream as well. The toothpaste was not a win but it was also the least expensive item in the box, by far. I will definitely be using the entire shea oil package and purchasing more if it keeps making my hair look nice like this.
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. (This was the September package.)
ACTIVE DEAL: $40 off. No coupon needed - just use this link.
Value Breakdown: At $22.95 for the box, you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Body butter $1.50
- Eye cream $10.97
- Sleeping mask $5.78
- Shea oil $4.39
- Toothpaste $0.31
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