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 February 2020 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.
We are back to having information cards this month. I like the animal pictures.
Dr.'s Remedy Enriched Nail Polish in Relaxing Rose (0.5 fl oz, full size!) - Retail Value $17
This is a new brand for me. And it is totally a "me" color. I have it on my toes right now, I'd say it took about two coats. I wasn't really paying attention to drying time, just working on other things and remembering to add a coat after awhile. This is 5-free (well they say "10-free" but that doesn't have any kind of standard definition from what I can tell, whereas "5-free" pretty much always means the same 5 things). It has a lot of added ingredients like biotin that are unlikely to do anything because by the time this touches your nails, the nails have grown and are not going to be changing. The tea tree oil may help keep nail fungus at bay and some of the proteins may add an external layer of strength (i.e., in the polish). Anyway, it is perfectly functional as a polish.
Aethera Sunrise Botanical Reboot Serum (0.16 fl oz) - Estimated Value $4.80 (Buy 1 fl oz for $30)
This has hemp seed oil. I have to admit, I am not really on the CBD/hemp bandwagon (although I do use hemp seeds in my smoothies for the fatty acids, protein, and fiber) but I do really like this serum. I took a big risk and tried it in the morning and it dries on the face really well so that I can put on makeup later and it stays in place and I don't have a shiny face at the end of the day. It smells a little bit herbal but the scent doesn't stick around long. It is totally non-drying on the skin and it has a lot of plant extracts that provide vitamin C and other antioxidants.
SugarBearHair Women's Multi (60 count) - Retail Value $29.99
This is a somewhat nontraditional item for Vegancuts to include but I get the point. These have a lot of B vitamins and some minerals that vegan and some vegetarian diets may be missing or low in. They don't have gelatin, of course (it is hard to find vitamins without gelatin in drugstores these days, trust me on this). These have some nutrients that allegedly support hair growth although when I have taken these nutrients individually in the past, I have not noticed much difference (e.g., biotin). They also have some nutrients that are supposed to support collagen production. There is no vegan collagen source and oral collagen does have some benefits for the hair, skin, and nails, and "collagen promotion" may be the next big thing in vegan beauty products (we also got a collagen promoting protein powder last month). I am personally interested in seeing whether this can do something for my aching, 42-year-old knees, but they do taste good and they don't have too many calories per serving so I will at least finish the bottle. I would still take a separate algae-based omega-3 product because this appears to have only ALA, which is not a very active form (look for something with DHA and EPA).
Bonus Item: SugarBearHair Scrunchie
This was just a bonus item. It is useful to me. I have reasonably long hair and find that scrunchies pull out fewer hairs than other elastics (hair ties don't work for me at all) and I am always losing scrunchies (I blame cats) so I am happy to have another.
Terra and Co. Brilliant Black Dental Floss - Retail Value $10
It is my understanding that the waxes on most dental flosses are not vegan, and that if you are dedicated to only using vegan personal care products, floss can be a difficult one to handle. This is kind of spendy for floss but it does work well. It's a little thicker than my usual product but that helps in some areas where my teeth aren't quite as close together. It is marketed as "fluoride free" but I've honestly never seen floss that had fluoride (I do highly recommend brushing with fluoride toothpaste, your visits to the dentist will be much more pleasant and also less expensive). The charcoal is supposed to have anti-inflammatory properties as well.
Theo Sea Salt 70% Dark Chocolate (1 oz) - Retail Value $1.59
This was listed as a bonus item, too, but you can actually buy them individually in this size. I think of it as a Valentine's Day gift. You can definitely taste the sea salt and it works well with the chocolate, which, at 70%, isn't too intense even if you don't eat a lot of dark chocolate.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $63.38 for this month’s Vegancuts Beauty Box. This is just shy of three times the month-to-month cost of the box, which I think is pretty good. I really love the serum and the floss was a pleasant surprise. The jury's still out on the vitamins for now but at least they sent enough to try for a few weeks. Honestly, I thought the whole box was pretty good, although I can see how the vitamins would be controversial for some people and they did make up a pretty hefty chunk of the value here. But I also see how they are relevant since they *may* help with the condition of skin, hair, and nails over time.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, if you order before the end of the month, you'll receive the February box.
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:
- Nail polish $6.16
- Serum $1.74
- Multivitamin $10.86
- Floss $3.62
- Chocolate $0.58
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What do you think of the February 2020 Vegancuts Beauty Box?