Laurel & Reed Natural Beauty Review + Coupon – November 2019


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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!

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.

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

Laurel & Reed November 2019 Review

 

There’s a card that 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.

 

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer, 2 oz. – Retail Value $85.00

I really like this moisturizer a lot! At $85, I wish it had fancier packaging, but as long as the product does its job, I’m a fan. This cream is light yet feels really nourishing at the same time. It’s packed with things like camu camu extract, jojoba seed oil, and shea butter to name a few and contains really wonderful essential oils like cedarwood, rosewood sage, myrrh, blue cypress, and more. Once smoothed onto my face it takes a few minutes to fully sink in and has a slightly greasy feel to it but my skin feels so incredibly soft and once my skin drinks it all in, it feels plumper as well. I just love it and the scent really makes me happy! It sort of smells like rosemary though I’m not seeing that specifically in the ingredients list (perhaps it’s the sage).

 

Pura Botanicals Neroli Eye Ritual, 0.3 oz. – Retail Value $48.00

I received this same roller back in 2018 from another beauty box and still love the lavender and rosehip scent today. Getting eye serums in roller form is always preferred for me since it is less messy and allows for more consistent application. This one promises to decrease lines and signs of fatigue although I find that to be a tall order! Lines I can see diminishing over time, perhaps, but I don’t know how well this will tackle any dark circles which seems to be another claim. It certainly has a calming effect though so it can be useful for immediate soothing when eyes are puffy or stressed.

 

Graydon Skincare Aloe Milk Cleanser, 1.7 oz. – Retail Value $33.00

This is my new go-to cleanser since my last one ran out. I’ve been using it daily and it’s like cleansing with moisturizer since it has a similar consistency and leaves my face feeling soft and clean. Graydon has been a favorite for a long time and I’ve used this in the past and their foaming cleanser as well. This one is a bit more elevated and really replaces my skin’s moisture while getting it clean.

 

Lhamour Rosehip Facial Oil, 1.01 oz. – Retail Value $30.00

The fourth and final product featured this month is a facial oil! I have always used oils before moisturizers, but it looks like there are varying ways to do it, sometimes depending on whether it’s your day or night routine. Normally, I’d cleanse, tone, then put on an oil to let soak in for a few minutes before adding my final moisturizing step. No matter which way you think it right, this bright amber-colored oil is penetrating though feels pretty lightweight. It does have quite a strong scent that I’m not sure I’m on board with, to be honest. The ingredients are rather simple, which I like to see and include some of my faves like carrot oil, sea buckthorn fruit oil, and lavender oil but I think they may have gone heavy one of those oils (perhaps even the rosehip?). At any rate- this oil does a great job moisturizing but is a little too heavy-handed on the scent for me to enjoy. Luckily, I’ve passed it on to Sara at MSA who is loving it!

The Verdict: Laurel & Reed sent a winter wonderland of skincare this month. My favorite is the Luxe Botanics moisturizer this time around and you can pry it from my cold dead fingers. The cleanser was a welcomed item since I needed a new one and I like the ritual of the eye-roller. Only the oil was a miss for me this month, but I quickly re-homed it. The four items for November have a total retail value of $196 which is incredible for this box under $60.

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. It’s best to reach out to them directly to find out which box you’ll receive. 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:

  • Moisturizer: $24.68
  • Eye Roller: $13.93
  • Cleanser: $9.58
  • Facial Oil: $8.71

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| Tags: laurel and reed | 18 comments

18 Comments

  1. Great review and these seem like wonderful skin care products. I’m sticking with TT for my only beauty sub box as its in my price range. I would get this one if I could.

    • What’s TT?

      • My guess is she means Test Tube. 🙂

  2. I agree with the above, BEST customer service EVER! Great products also. I have only purchased this Nov box so far but starting in January I will sub monthly as my only beauty box.

  3. Crate Joy most definitely charged me shipping. When going through Crate joy you are locked in subscription which you can cancel any time, but still it’s a subscription. When going direct through Laurel & Reed, you can just buy boxes you interested in as past boxes

    • If you do cratejoy, press gift then it will take you to another page where there is a do not renew choice.

      • I’ve been loving my Laurel & Reed boxes since subbing a few months ago. Super high quality products, excellent curation, and wonderful customer service. I subbed through cratejoy, customer service reached out to see which box I wanted to start with. Shipping is fast and I feel like I’m opening a gift because of the beautiful packaging. Highly recommend.

    • Laurel and Reed does have to pay a fee to Cratejoy, so consider buying it directly from their site 😉 they also have mystery boxes (which are awesome) from their own site.

  4. Has anyone purchased through create joy? What’s the difference? It looks like maybe create joy is not charging shipping?

    Laurel & Reed is showing December 2019 as a past box available for purchase with full spoilers.

    • Definitely purchase through their website, as you will pay shipping either way and L&R keeps more of the money if you buy direct from them. And like Nat said, if you buy from their website, you can buy individual boxes as well as mystery boxes (when available).
      PS their customer support is top-notch and they really do send it wrapped like a gift…this is one of my favorite subscription boxes because I like buying based on spoilers.

    • They charge shipping on some boxes, it is more like a huge conglomeration of sub boxes, all kinds. Some have free shipping, some do not. They often have specials, and if you search “free shipping” it will show all boxes that do not charge shipping. But it is so big and sort of impersonal, so do not worry Liz, MSA is still number one with me! I love the reviewers here, cratejoy only publishes user reviews, which is fine, but no pics. I love MSA!

      • Sorry but I must add I have been burned more than once just listening to user reviews with no pics.

      • Thanks! I had no real idea what Craig joy was. Laurel & Reed says you can purchase through there but I was not sure why they would want you to do that or what the upside was.

  5. I ordered this box when they had 20% off sale just before thanksgiving. So impressed with these products and this box as a whole as I’ve gotten boxes from them before. The only thing I’ve used so far has been the eye roller and absolutely love the scent and how it works. This box is now sold out so I better go and grab December box before it does the same.

  6. Great review. I went to purchase this box but shows sold out. Purchased a couple of mystery boxes (hope they are different) to try out. This may be the box I have been looking for. Fingers crossed the Graydon will find a way into one of my mystery boxes.

    • I bet if you contacted their support, they could make sure the mystery boxes are different! They have stellar support.

      • Thank you! I will contact them. Another great reason to subscribe when customer service is great.

  7. I really loved this box. This is the first box I received from them. My favorites are also the moisturizer and the cleanser. The cleanser is so smooth and rich, just like the moisturizer. I love the scent of the rollerball oil, but I’ve never found anything that helps my dark under eye circles. But I do use it sparingly underneath my eyes and sometimes on the inside of my wrists for the scent. As far as the facial oil goes, I noticed that using it alone was enough moisture for my face — for a while. That is not anything against the facial oil. I’m one with very dry skin with the occasional pimple once in a while. I think it was a great box with great curation. And I’m already using the box with the black ribbon for use to hold a Christmas gift for my mom. I think they have great CS (reached out about some FAQ’s as I wasn’t familiar with the company and was given a quick turnaround via e-mail). Their December box looks great.

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