Laurel & Reed Natural Beauty Review + Coupon – January 2020


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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 has a minimum total value of $100. I’ve discovered so many wonderful brands through this box and it consistently makes my favorites list.

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 January 2020 Review

Laurel & Reed comes in a beautiful gift box with a black ribbon tied in a bow. For that reason, they pack it in an outer cardboard box so the presentation doesn’t get ruined.

 

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.

 

Onekind Pore-fectionist Refining Facial, 2.5 fl oz  – Retail Value $24.00

This packaging is A+, first of all. Secondly, clay masks are one of my favorite skincare items ever. This tube contains pink kaolin + bentonite clays to draw out impurities in the skin along with lactic acid (an AHA) which promotes collagen production (thus reducing fine lines) and salicylic acid (a BHA) which will help unclog pores. In addition, this mask aims to also balance the skin and reduce redness with barley seed extract which I can use for sure. I want more time with this baby to see more results, but for now, the ritual of using this coupled with all of its benefits is giving me a reason to continue use.

 

Marine + Vine Tahitian Oil, 1.7 oz. – Retail Value $62.00

Kudos for this brand for putting a body oil in a (classy) fine spray bottle. The main reason I don’t use body oil is that it can be so messy and whether I put it directly onto my skin or transfer it from my hands, I just can’t apply it evenly. This is super easy to just spritz onto an area like my skin without drenching it so I can spread it around. It has a bright floral Tahitian gardenia scent to it with a touch of coconut so it smells VERY tropical and lovely. Since I’m not dumping too much onto my skin, this bottle is going to last me quite some time, using in moderation.

 

100% Pure Retinol Restorative Overnight Balm, 1 oz – Retail Value $49.00

Wow- this balm is not messing around. I think this is a real powerhouse when it comes to moisturizing the skin. This heavy balm is made with all-natural ingredients and utilizes “vegan” retinol derived from carrots along with avocado butter, vitamins C + E, and a slew of other helpful ingredients for the skin. I used a small amount to smooth over my face before bed and in the morning my skin felt plumper and really well taken care of. It does feel quite greasy until it seeps in which is why I like using it at night so that it has plenty of time to do its work. It’s especially helpful in this super dry winter climate when my skin just feels dry and dull.

 

Ettitude Bamboo Lyocell Eye Mask in Pepper – Retail Value $15.00

I have been getting an influx of sleeping masks lately but I have to say that this 100% organic bamboo number form Ettitude is my favorite. The fabric is incredibly soft and I appreciate that it’s a vegan alternative to a silk eye mask (which I honestly don’t love that much). Since I like to slather on the facial products at night, I love that this is machine washable as well so if I get anything on it, I can toss it in with my laundry and make sure I’m not transferring any oils onto a clean face. This mask covers my eyes entirely so no light gets through and I found it to be really comfortable to wear too.

The Verdict: For January, Laurel & Reed sent four treats that covered all sorts of care for my body to help me rest better, feel better, and look better. I think the eye mask and clay mask took the cake for me, but all four are winners in my book. The total retail value this month is $150 which is almost triple the subscription cost.

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:

  • Clay Mask: $9.10
  • Body Oil: $23.52
  • Overnight Balm: $18.59
  • Sleeping Mask: $5.69

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 | 14 comments

14 Comments

  1. My “dilemma” is that I’ve been subbing to L & R since October, 2019. I am wondering what repeats there will be. That is why I’m hesitant to pull the trigger, though I really want it.

  2. I just got my mini mystery bag, and I got:

    Terrene Orchid Dew Exfoliating Night Treatment (size not listed, but looks to be 1oz) – $34 value
    Fifth & Root Eye Nectar (.17oz) – $32 value
    Plant Apothecary Matcha Antioxidant Face Mask (2oz) – $24 value
    Captain Blankenship Sea Mist Refreshing Toner (4oz) – $15 value
    BeeCause Grapefruit & Ginger Body Scrub (12oz) – $14.99 value
    Olomi Black Ocean Sheet Mask – $6 value

    Total value: $125.99 (not bad for $36! –> $29.95 + shipping) They promised a value of $125+, and they were spot on!

    Overall, I’m super happy (again!) with this mystery box. For some reason, I’ve never been inclined to sub to Laurel & Reed, but I sure do love their mystery boxes, and think they’re a great alternative to be able to experience the products they include in their boxes. 🙂

    • I agree, i love their mystery boxes and have never been disappointed…….if I wasn’t on such product overload I am sure I would subscribe to this box. Beautiful items and things that are totally new to me and very fast ship too.

  3. I just happened upon the mystery bag link again the other day and the mini was available again. It no longer has a value of $169 , it is now $125 or more. I ordered it and loved the 4 items I got. It was un available after I purchased but see it is available now…..I am tempted to get another. I just love this box!!!

    • Thanks for mentioning 🙂 I haven’t been subbed to L&R since last Summer, and I was waiting for their mystery boxes to come back (or another 20% off discount) to try them again. It looks like it’s been almost 6 months since I last got their mystery boxes, so I figured this is the perfect chance to get a box from L&R again. I absolutely loved the mystery boxes I received last year (I think I bought one of each size last time, lol). Their mystery boxes totally gave me IBE box vibes, which has always been my most favorite box to receive. I can’t wait to see what I get! Would you mind sharing what you received? 🙂

      • I am out of town at the moment, but I see to recall it was 2 items from sept box and 2 from oct I believe , my big item was a $78/serum for 4 items total

      • It was cocovis mist and body elixir from sept box

        • Sorry , I am out of town so I was trying to remember the rest of the 4 items I got, the other 2 were the Harlow youth dew $72, and the BKind hand balm both from August box. I believe my 4 items totaled $128, very happy

          • Nice! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I’ll try to remember to post what I get 🙂 my box already shipped too!

  4. First time I got fomo for this box, the oil sounds devine!

    • And the youth dew serum $72; and bkindbutterfrom August’s box for a total of 4 items, sorry I am out of town so I had to look back at reviews to remember what I got lol….gosh I do luv this box

  5. That spray oil sounds dreamy!

  6. Meant to say clay mask 🙂

  7. The face mask and retinol were my faves. The retinol will last a long time, too, considering how heavy it is

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