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Laurel & Reed Natural Beauty Review – August 2020

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 3+ full-size products each month with a minimum total value of $125.

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.

COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your subscription!

The Products: A mix of 3+ full-size skincare, body, wellness, and lifestyle products with a minimum total value of $125+

Ships to: The US for $6.95, Canada for $14.00

Laurel & Reed August 2020 Review

 

The first card is just a general L&R info card while the second has specific info about the items in brands included inside.

 

Province Apothecary Rejuvenating + Hydrating Face Serum, 30 mL – Retail Value $76.00

This serum is a dry skin savior. Seriously, I can’t wait to spoil myself with this when it starts to get cold outside. If you don’t have dry skin, this might feel a little heavy for the end of summer, but you should totally give it a shot, even if it is just on dry spots. I used it a few different ways. I liked this on my bare face at night after my full routine, under a sheet mask, as well as all over my face right before applying a warm towel. It’s like a faux-spa! This oil also smells incredible because it contains some seriously earthy and resinous oils like frankincense, myrrh, rose, patchouli, and neroli. If you like incense scents, you’ll love this! Aside from the scent, it hosts a massive amount of fatty oils that are so nourishing for skin, like jojoba, apricot kernel, camellia seed, pumpkin seed, avocado, and more. My skin looks super smooth and hydrated every morning I have slept in this.

 

Blüh Alchemy Eye Oil Serum, 10 mL – Retail Value $82.00

This is looking like a more oil-heavy box, which is just fine with me! Winter is coming. This eye serum arrived in a glass roller with a metal ball that applied the serum evenly as well as provided extra cooling to my undereye. Inside are lots of goodies like rosehip seed oil, camellia oleifera (green tea) seed oil, raspberry seed oil, and coffee bean oil for instant brightening. These oils provide a super dose of moisture to skin as well as a pretty significant antioxidant boost! I like to apply this before my last night cream step and let it absorbs a little before covering my whole face with a heavier cream or oil. I did notice that it has some lemon peel and lavender oil, which, honestly might not be the best ingredients on the eye area for those with super sensitive skin. My skin never really reacts to essential oils in a negative way, but it was worth a callout for my sensitive friends out there! I do think most folks should be just fine since these are likely very small in proportion to the other lovely oils inside.

 

Naked + Thriving Renew Resurfacing Night Serum, 30 mL – Retail Value $68.00

This final bottle was a totally new brand to me. I love any sort of peel treatment and this one (though I found it super gentle) has some power players: hyaluronic acid, AHAs, glycolic acid, and aloe. I found this formula may be a little too mild for my skin which has gone through some pretty aggressive peeling treatments regularly for the last few years. But if your skin is more reactive or sensitive, or you are new to peels, this is such a great product to try out. The texture is a thicker (and slightly slimy) clear gel, that absorbs very easily. A little goes a long, long way here! I like to use serums like this after cleansing and toning, and before a night cream. Any sort of peel can make your skin sensitive to sun, so do wear that sunscreen. I would start by trying this maybe twice a week and seeing how your skin reacts over time; those acids go to work exfoliating and promoting cell turnover, for a smoother and more glowy face.

The Verdict: This Laurel & Reed box was stocked with three really great products this month! I was pretty impressed with all of them. My personal fave is that Province Apothecary serum. The scent and what it does for my dry face is marvelous! I also really enjoyed the eye serum and found the roller is so easy to use at night. Just leave it on your nightstand! The peel serum was also really great, even if it wasn’t as high strength as I personally like for my own face. It’s a great intro to peel serums! The value here was also wonderful, coming in at a whopping $226, which is certainly respectable for the box cost.

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To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You’ll likely start with the September box.

COUPON: Use code MSA15 to save 15% off your subscription!

Value Breakdown: For $56.90 ($49.95 + $6.95 shipping) here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Province Apothecary Serum $19.13
  • Blüh Alchemy Eye Serum $20.65
  • Naked + Thriving Serum $17.12

Alternatively, each of the 3 items has an average cost of $18.97

Read all of our Laurel & Reed reviews if you’re still wanting more!

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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Laurel & Reed Reviews, Natural Beauty Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: laurel and reed | 10 comments

Comments (10)

  1. Can I just sub for the August box w/the 25% off and cancel? How easy is it to cancel this sub? Thank you.

    • The discount is only for August box. You don’t have to subscribe at all. There is an option of just getting one box at a time. That’s what I do all the time.

  2. Hey Megan! I always enjoy reading your reviews! I just wanted to say thank you for always taking pics of the ingredient list for all the items you review! I really appreciate that because I’m allergic to some very popular ingredients. (Coconut, almond, corn ex- propanediol, 😣) It saves me so much time In trying to find ingredient list for items I might be interested in. 😊
    Hope you have a great day!!

    • Hi AnnaMarie! I can’t take credit for that one. MSA has a rather incredible photographer, Andy, who makes sure to get every detail! I will pass along your thanks. I know its super important to show ingredients so I always appreciate his attention to those details too! Hope you also have an awesome day. ♥️

  3. Got me. Lol. Came to $44 and change for me with $6.95 shipping.
    Looking forward to the oil, I know the last serum will be too gentle for me so that I’ll put up for swap but still a win overall. 🙂

    • what discount did you use? thanks

      • Code LABORDAY gives 25% off of the August box only

  4. Darn, too bad that 25% off isn’t for subscriptions…. that would have enticed me to re-sub at least to a 3-month subscription again. 🙂

  5. I wasn’t going to get this box originally because I still had that eye oil roller from BH box, but yesterday I was looking at Laurel & Reed website to see if they had any September spoilers. I saw that August box was 25% off, so I got it.

    • September spoilers are on their Instagram!

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