Love Goodly is a non-toxic and cruelty-free vegan subscription box that sends a mix of 4-5 full-size beauty, wellness, and lifestyle items every other month for $34.95 (with free shipping). They also offer a VIP subscription for $48.95 that comes with an additional full-size product (or two). Every purchase supports a different cause each month.
This review is of the VIP subscription for $48.95 every other month.
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Inside the February/March 2022 Box
Updated on 3/28/22 with a note about the Z Skin lotion's SPF.
Hi, everyone! Big deal! After nearly a year-long hiatus from reviewing Love Goodly, I'm back and oh so pleased to have the goodness of this box back in my life. Welcoming us into the February/March 2022 experience is this folded card. On it is information about a giveaway for those who share images of their box on social, info about each item included in the regular box, and on the back, a subscriber discount code for the LG shop.
For VIP subscribers, an extra card is included, offering info about the additional product just for them.
ADA Lip Beauty I.am.Whole Matte Lipstick – Retail Value $29
As someone who doesn't receive many beauty boxes, and who has a really low-maintenance (almost nonexistent) regular beauty routine, I get pretty thrilled when something with bold color comes my way. It's a great excuse to spruce up my everyday and play around with pigment. I recently did an under-bathroom-sink clean-out and threw away all but one lipstick because I hadn't worn any in literal years and they were all long expired. So this is great timing to receive something fresh and bold. Enough about me, now about the product itself! To start, the packaging is gorgeous. It comes in a matte box that feels so good to handle, and the tube itself is also matte, with a satisfying magnetic closure. Really quality.
Note: subscribers will be sent one of two shades at random.
The color itself is pigmented with radishes, beets, and turmeric. Some of my favorite things to eat! It glides on smoothly but mildly—I know from past experience with beet-derived pigments, while quick to stain your hands and clothes when you cook with them, don't quite have that rich immediacy of color when swiping it on your lips. A past, more frequent lipstick wearing, self may have found that frustrating, but my current self is pretty into it. The color itself is a little more berry-ish than I prefer—I tend to go for slightly more orangey reds—but it's still beautiful and feels nice and smooth on my lips.
My last comment about this lipstick is how it wears. Can you see the pale ridge along my top lip? When I rub my lips together as you do when applying lipstick (oh dear...I just looked up what to call that motion, and the internet is telling me to stop doing that), there is some color fallout. It's quickly remedied but another swipe, of course. I haven't worn this lipstick for a full day yet, but I imagine that having it at the ready for reapplication will be a necessity. Fine by me! Sometimes I fatigue of lipstick maintenance, even for non-natural types that are engineered for long-lasting wear, so the option to just wipe it off midday is a bonus in my book.
Only With Love Custom Lavender + Eucalyptus Sugar Scrub – Retail Value $21
Lavender and eucalyptus—I can't think of a more soothing scent combo. The classics! This sugar scrub is so nice and light—not heavily weighed down by oils like they sometimes can be. It comes in this small pouch, which has printed in small letters on the back that it's compostable. It doesn't have a weight measurement on it, but per my food scale it's 2.2 ounces. I knew I wouldn't use it all in one go, and I envisioned the pouch being a nightmare to navigate in the shower, so I emptied the contents into a small vitamin jar I had been saving. I appreciate that it's a small volume, as I like trying new products and don't have a ton of bathroom storage for items that are next up.
Z Skin Face Lift Lotion, 2 fl. oz. – Retail Value $21
This face lift lotion from Z Skin is my favorite product of the box. I love that it has SPF, and they're not messing around with small change SPF, it's SPF 45! Despite that, it wears extremely light. It absorbs beautifully, moisturizes effectively, and perhaps the best of all is the scent. The words that come to mind for me are "botanical berry"—it's lightly fruity, but super earthy in a spa-evoking way. I haven't used this moisturizer enough times to speak to whether it truly lifts, firms, or erases dark marks and age spots, but to me that would simply be a nice feature rather than my reason for using it.
And, my jaw dropped when I looked at the ingredients list, so I'm going to share it here. Look at all those natural ingredients. I'm sitting here imagining a magical being wearing a leaf crown mixing these ingredients from vials in the woods. It kind of blows my mind that all these familiar things can mix to create something that's fairly mild and easy to reach for day to day.
Ashwaghanda, Wakeme, Cinnamon, Maca, Triphala, Kuikui Nut, Bitter Melon, Aloe, Carrot Seed, Taminu, Pumpkin Seed, Hibiscus, Amalaki, Bhringaraj, Almond, Avocado, Baobab, Moringa, Coconut, Watermelon Seed, Raspberry, Cranberry, Pomegranate, Rosehip, Frankincense, Lavender, Geranium, Chamomile, Grapefruit, Bergamont, Patchouli , Myrrh, Clary Sage, Rose Absolute, Water, Naturally Formulated Plant Wax.
Update 3/28/22: After some of our community members brought to my attention in the comments that this ingredient list doesn't offer any FDA-approved SPF, I reached out to the LG care team for more info. They shared this article that Z Skin provided to them with a note that some natural ingredients in this lotion (such as raspberry, carrot, avocado, almond, and coconut) provide natural sun protection, but that not all of them protect from UVA and/or UVB rays. They suggest to incorporate this lotion into your face sun care routine, rather than replacing it. Their care team was stellar, and are very open to conversation about this topic if anyone feels called to reach out with additional questions! [email protected]
Jing Ai Vegan Lip & Cheek Glo in Pink Chiffon, 0.5 oz. – Retail Value $15
The last product for regular subscribers is this vegan lip and cheek stick. It's petroleum and palm oil free, cruelty free, and NON GMO. The scent is faintly citrusy and the application is smooth. I'll never say no to an extra lip balm!
Note: subscribers will be sent one of two shades at random.
However, I really don't like the shade I was sent for myself. The other one that could have been sent appears to be deeper and richer, which would've been my preference. Because my coloring is so light, I feel that pastel tones look juvenile on me, but my mum, who has similar coloring, is more drawn to lighter makeup hues so she'll be thrilled to take this tube in.
Koa + Roy CBD Massage Cube, 3 oz – Retail Value $40
I received this CBD cube in a past subscription box, over a year ago, and liked it so much that I gifted it to my dad. That may sound counterintuitive, but I just thought it was a really special product that I knew he would like and use. I'm glad to see it come back to me through Love Goodly! The cube is solid but softens from the warmth of your skin, and goes on with a buttery smoothness that's just as soothing feeling as it is smelling. The scent is a combo of bergamot, cedar, eucalyptus, and other oils, offering a gender-neutral scent that's somehow both deep and bright, and is really relaxing. I can't wait to use this cube up!
Oh how I've missed Love Goodly! I am so pleased with the February/March box. True to form for this subscription, it offers a wonderful variety of non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free beauty and skincare goods that are thoughtfully made, truly unique, and span categories so you aren't overstocked on any one type of item. The scents and ingredients are earthy and wonderful. I can't say enough good things about this subscription.
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To Wrap Up
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes - Sign up today to receive this box. The April/May 2022 box renews on March 28, 2022.
Value Breakdown: The Love Goodly bi-monthly VIP box costs $48.95 + free US shipping. That means each of the 5 items within breaks down to $9.79. For such special, specialty items, this feels like a fantastic value to me. I would recommend this box to anyone looking to explore the clean beauty world, but who, like me, doesn't want to be too crowded with too much product.
What did you think of the February/March Love Goodly box?