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Vegancuts Beauty Box Review + Coupon – November 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 $24.95 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.)

FYI, COVID-19 Update: Learn more about how Vegancuts is focusing on safety and supporting the community right here.

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: $24.95 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 November 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, although there’s been less makeup lately.

 

The box came with this information card. I like the animal pictures.

On to the items:

 

Aster Tightening and Lifting Neck Serum (0.5 fl oz) – Retail Value $34.99

First off, I am happy to get this because (1) it is a new brand for me and (2) it is a type of product that I don’t receive often, if ever, so I’m not overloaded with it. For what it’s worth, none of the plant-based ingredients actually *contain* collagen, because collagen is only synthesized in animal tissues, so the “collagen” on the label is a little misleading. But apparently, the white lupine seeds are supposed to stimulate collagen production. I think this is the kind of thing that you would have to watch for over a long period of time. On the other hand, at least there is a lot of product in this container so I’ll be able to use it for probably months (you only need a few drops at a time). This has a consistency typical of facial oils and it absorbs into the skin reasonably well but there are no immediate effects (which is fine and to be expected from this type of product).

 

Meow Meow Tweet Baking Soda Free Deodorant Cream, Lavender (2.4 oz) – Retail Value $14.00

As you may know, I am not on the natural deodorant bandwagon. I am pleased to see this one is free of baking soda (which definitely causes problems for me), but I live in the Atlanta area and it gets hot and in normal, non-COVID times, I work in an office with other people, and I need odor control and wetness absorption during the summer, only I can’t use fragranced products on my underarms because I have really, really sensitive skin there. I did a patch test in the crook of my elbow and then worked out and this did not absorb moisture to the level I would need. It did not irritate my skin after one application but sometimes it takes a week or two of use for me to see that kind of effect. Your own needs may be different based on your level of exercise and geographic location, though.

 

Bodifresh Toilet Tissue Moisturizer in Baby Scent (1.7 fl oz) – Retail Value $7.95

I appreciate the idea behind this product. Wipes are popular but ultimately not flushable without causing a great deal of damage to the sewer system, and they may not be biodegradable. But toilet paper is designed to be broken down under normal conditions of use. So, turn toilet paper into a wipe, right? Unfortunately, I also have really sensitive skin basically anywhere that toilet paper is intended to touch, and my patch test for this product in the crook of my other elbow resulted in some redness. If your skin is not so sensitive and you like wipes, this is a really nice idea, though.

 

Lavido Thera Intensive Foot Cream (1.01 fl oz) – Estimated Value $7.00 (buy 4.05 fl oz for $28.00)

My feet really need some work in between foot peels. I had some redness as a cat scratch healed (Monkey got spooked and ran into me, causing a lot of bleeding on my part), plus my skin is dry and there are calluses from working out. This has tea tree oil which is naturally a little antifungal, as well, which can be great if you struggle with athlete’s foot but are wearing socks more during cooler weather. This is super thick as I believe any good foot cream should be so I put some on and put on a pair of thick socks. Although it wasn’t an overnight miracle, it did soften the skin a bit and I think with continued use it will be really effective.

 

Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap (sample size) – Retail Value $5.00

Although the information card gave this a value of $10, I’m almost certain this is the sample size you can buy for $5 (the packaging looks identical). I like facial skincare with clay as I think it does a great job controlling oil and clearing gunk out of my pores. This lathers really well and leaves my skin feeling clean. Bar soap is an environmentally-friendly choice for facial skin care because it doesn’t require plastic packaging and because you’re not paying for shipping a lot of moisture, plus it is theoretically travel-friendly, (although no one should be traveling unnecessarily at the moment, with COVID-19 cases reaching new levels all across the country).

Verdict: I calculated a total value of $68.94 for this month’s Vegancuts Beauty Box. I will give them credit for including some new and unusual item types (e.g., neck serum, toilet tissue moisturizer) and for environmentally-conscious choices, even if everything didn’t work for me. I actually did like the neck serum, foot cream, and facial soap fairly well, and those more than cover the month-to-month cost of the box. I am also not minding the lack of makeup because I am still working from home and haven’t worn makeup since March, but it’s getting colder and skincare is definitely more of a concern these days.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! The month in which you sign up is the box you’ll receive.

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

Value Breakdown: At $24.95 for the box, you are paying approximately the following per item:

  • Neck serum $12.66
  • Natural deodorant $5.07
  • Toilet tissue moisturizer $2.88
  • Foot cream $2.53
  • Facial soap $1.81

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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 | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. That is quite the assortment of products in a “beauty” box 😁

  2. A few types of vegan collagen have hit the market recently, derived from seaweed, yeast, & bacteria! Mostly you can find it in supplements, but I recently saw Pacifica launch a vegan collagen line. I hope more companies join in on that!

    • As a biochemist, I remain unconvinced. I did look up some of these products but there is not enough technical information to satisfy me (or really any technical information). I am sure the processes are proprietary and such information will not be forthcoming. Collagen is a structurally complex protein that requires assistance from multiple other proteins to achieve its final triple helical form. It would be quite a feat to express all of them in one microbial culture and have them work correctly to produce folded, triple helical collagen.

      That being said, it probably is possible to express a protein having the amino acid sequence of one type of collagen or another (there are many), just without the final folded structure.

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