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Vegancuts Beauty Box Review + Coupon – May 2020

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.

COUPON: Use code MSA to save $5 off your first box!

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 May 2020 Review

The Vegancuts Beauty Box usually contains a variety of hair care, skincare, and bath and body products. There’s often one makeup product, as well.

The box came with this information card. I like the animal pictures they have been using lately.

 

sf. The Pore-Fect Strip – Retail Value $4

This is a new brand for me. I have combination skin with an oily T-zone and my nose is a trouble spot. A lot of times, I can’t really get items like this to work (they show up in K-beauty boxes from time to time) but I definitely noticed a difference after using this one. A lot of times my face will get oily during the day and my glasses will start sliding down my nose (I have contacts but they are dailies and I can’t go to the eye doctor to get more at the moment, so glasses it is), but that didn’t really happen the day I used this. At $4, it may not be practical for daily use, but it was useful the day I tried it, for sure.

 

Derma E Vitamin E Fragrance-Free Therapeutic Shea Body Lotion (8 oz) – Retail Value $12.95

I love about 95% of Derma E products I have tried, and some I buy over and over again. I shaved my legs for the first time in two months (I am so lazy while working from home) before trying this and it really offered a nice after-shave experience. My skin was super smooth and soft into the next day and even though I sometimes have reactions to body lotions, the lack of fragrances and dyes in this meant no irritation. Sometimes fragrance-free products have an odd smell (just the ingredients, I suppose) but this did not. I am a fan.

 

Dr. Botanicals Cocoa and Coconut Superfood Reviving Hydrating Mask (30 mL) – Retail Value $10.99

This brand has shown up in the Vegancuts Beauty Box before, also a mask. I note that the outer box and the tube have contradictory directions, with one saying to wash off after a few minutes and the other one saying to just leave it on all night. Based on the consistency, I opted to leave it on all night (not sure it could be washed off, honestly). This was a lovely, hydrating sleep mask, basically, and although it allegedly has cocoa and coconut, it wasn’t strongly fragranced. (As an aside, I think the “Co” is funny — as a chemist, it makes me think of cobalt, which isn’t something I’d want to put on my face, but better than the “Po” of the pomegranate mask, which reminds me of polonium, which is even worse. Maybe brands shouldn’t use things that look “sciency” without actually checking up on them first?) Anyway, this will be nice for using a few times a week, I think.

 

Mahina Beaute Turn on the Light Face Serum (0.33 oz) – Estimated Value $15.51 (Buy 1 oz for $47)

This has lots of antioxidants from sea buckthorn, rose, and blood orange, and I do like antioxidants in my skincare (they may help fight free radical damage, although you should also use a good sunscreen). This also has a great consistency, it’s not too oily, so it’s definitely compatible with my skin type. And if you are short on time, it’s pretty moisturizing. But we have to talk about “Orbitally Rearranged Monoatomic Element” which is listed in the ingredients. Yeah, nope. Not meaningful, scientifically, in the least. If you would like to know more, please read this post, which nicely sums up all the claims about this substance and why they’re meaningless. I will keep using the product because it has worked well with my skin, but there is no such thing as a “spirit-driven product that will lovingly embrace you with high vibrational energy” (language direct from the manufacturer’s website).

 

Crazy Rumors Lip Balm (0.15 oz) – Retail Value $3.79

This brand shows up every now and then in the Vegancuts Beauty Box. They’re great for vegan lip balms in that they last a long time, don’t get grainy when stored at room temperature, and have nice flavors that really remind me of what the package label says. Several flavors were possible this month. I am not going to put this on my face for highlights as the information card suggests (!) but I have recently used up a few lip balms so this came at a good time.

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $47.24 for this month’s Vegancuts Beauty Box. Although that is not the highest value I’ve ever seen for this subscription, for me, personally, it is one of the better boxes lately. Every single item worked for me and it was a nice mix of useful everyday items (lip balm, body lotion, serum), occasional use items (mask), and single-use fun thins to try (pore strip). Also everything seemed good for sensitive skin. And honestly, I am not missing makeup from this box because I haven’t worn makeup since March 13 (my last day in the office before working from home). Skincare is what I need right now.

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 May box.

COUPON: Use code MSA to save $5 off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $22.95 for the box, you are paying approximately the following per item:

  • Nose strip $1.94
  • Lotion $6.29
  • Mask $5.34
  • Serum $7.54
  • Lip balm $1.84

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Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Vegancuts Beauty Box Reviews| Tags: vegancuts beauty box | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the body lotion in the box. I’m probably blanking on seeing other products, but I didn’t even know Derma E did body care. I’m really looking forward to trying it. I thought it was weird how the card said to use the lip balm as a highlighter. I assumed it was a mis-print on the card, and they got two products mixed up. Overall, another great box!

  2. I had to laugh about not shaving your legs. I’m right there, with you! It’s been over 2 weeks, probably closer to 3, for me. It’s been chilly here still; when I do run to the grocery store, I’m not showing my legs! Finding an after shave lotion, that doesn’t cause irritation, is a task. I usually just use creamy baby oil.

    • No leg shaving, no hair dye (that is just laziness, I bought it a month ago, I have discovered an interesting patch of gray right in front), no makeup, no contact lenses, no bra unless it is a sports bra, only stretchy pants (but I have been exercising and have stayed the same weight).

  3. Hi Ragan!
    Thank you for the super-informative and thorough review. I love Vegancuts’ stance towards animal welfare, which is why I’m being a bit restrained in my comments. But your take on the Mahine Beaute Turn On The Light serum is one of the many reasons I love your reviews. I had to check out the link you provided. That, and your review, are hilarious! You must let us know when the inclusion of the ORME ingredient yields those mind-reading powers. Unfortunately, its inclusion in the Vegancuts box makes me less confident in their own Vegancuts brand because it makes it seem like they are into the product’s spiel. I admire your willingness to embrace that serum despite the … er …. incredible claims. Apart from that, the box would be great! I might look for that strip and body lotion. Thanks again for the great review and interesting link. Bookmarked it straight away.

  4. my first box comes today..hope I like it or I will cancel…

  5. At least the Co has blue accents & printing, perhaps as an homage to cobalt. 🤓

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