Laurel & Reed Natural Beauty Review + Coupon – December 2020
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About This All-Natural, Cruelty-Free Beauty Subscription
The Subscription Box: Laurel & Reed
The Cost: $49.95/month + $6.95 U.S. shipping. Discounts available for longer commitments.
COUPON: Use code MSA15 to 15% off.
The Products: A mix of 3+ full-size skincare, body, wellness, and lifestyle products with a minimum total value of $125+
Ships to: The U.S. for $6.95, Canada for $14.00
Laurel & Reed December 2020 Review
As always, the packaging and presentation are beautiful!
The first card is just a general L&R info card while the second has specific info about the items and brands included inside.
Pura Botanical Princess Clementine Lite Nourishing Daily Face Cream, 2 fl oz – Retail Value $58.00
First, how adorable is the name ‘Princess Clementine’? And the frosted glass and gold packaging is such a nice touch. This is a day cream you can apply before your makeup that feels really incredible on the skin. Though it says “lite” on the front, I still thought this was at least a medium-bodied texture. It isn’t heavy, but you notice it! It also has a soft clementine scent that is in no way overpowering. Inside is a blend of sunflower seed oil, lactobacillus ferment (a great soother), aloe, chamomile, and more. The main benefits I noticed immediately after using this was a softer finish to my skin, a hydration boost, and a visibly improved texture.
Radiće Cosmetics Honey and St. John’s Wort Mask, 1.69 oz – Retail Value $140.00
This is a pricy little mask! You can use it as either a treatment that you rinse off or sleep in, which means I slept in it because the less I have to do the better. And I really enjoy sleep masks! This definitely felt a little greasy, but again, I don’t really care since I am snoozing while it’s on. The ingredient list makes it worth it anyway, and this Rome-made mask has a lot to sing about. A few callouts: sunflower seed oil, cannabis sativa seed oil, sesame seed oil, and more. One heads up: I did notice the ingredient list on my box was different from the ingredient list on the brand’s site and on Laurel & Reed’s site. This might be due to a reformulation perhaps, but I just wanted to call that out. Regardless, I found this mask to be incredibly hydrating and feel great on my skin.
Eu’Genia Shea Dermatological Strength (Most Shea), 2 oz – Retail Value $20.59
While this was the least expensive item in my box this month, it might be my favorite. Shea is such a delightful treat for anyone’s skin, but especially dry skin like mine and it has so many vitamins inside. And since the is 100% shea and non-comedogenic, I can use it literally anywhere. Face, legs, elbows, LIPS (try this!), anywhere I need moisture. The adorable little cube that this butter arrived in makes it feel somehow even more special, like a little block of gold. It is pretty perfect for your purse, your vanity, or your office desk. Natural shea like this does have a pretty specific natural scent, but I happen to like it and I think even if you might not at first, it might grow on you.
The Verdict: This Laurel & Reed delivery has a value of $218.59 which is a TON value for a $49.95 box. This was also an ideal assortment for dry and/or winter-weary skin because it was full of loads of nourishing ingredients. I also like how I felt like my entire day was covered by the day cream, the night mask, and the anytime shea. As usual, L&R has delivered new and exciting brands that I haven’t had the chance to try yet. When you have been reviewing boxes for as long as I have, new brands and new formula never fail to excite! And if you are a fan of smaller brands and natural ingredients, this is a box that continues to impress.
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To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. You’ll likely start with the February box.
COUPON: Use code MSA15 to 15% off.
Value Breakdown: For $56.90 ($49.95 + $6.95 shipping) here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Face Cream $15.10
- Mask $36.44
- Shea $5.36
Alternatively, each of the 3 items has an average cost of $18.97.
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