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Love Goodly Review: April/May 2023

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoApr 19, 2023 | 0 comments

Love Goodly
4.5 overall rating
19 Ratings | 8 Reviews

Love Goodly is a non-toxic and cruelty-free vegan subscription box that sends a mix of 4-5 full-size beautywellness, and lifestyle items every other month for $34.95 (with free shipping). They also offer a VIP subscription for $48.95, which comes with an additional full-size product (or two). Every purchase supports a different cause each month.

This review is for the VIP subscription for $48.95 every other month.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Note to Canadian Customers: "As of October 28, 2022: At this time, we have paused shipping our bi-monthly subscription boxes and prepaid box plans to Canada; however, you can still purchase the Single Essential or Single VIP Box to ship to Canada. Current active Canada customers are not affected."

Inside the April/May 2023 Box


Love Goodly items always come packed neatly in a small cardboard box, with recyclable paper sizzle padding the items. It's a simple but thoughtful presentation.


Info about each product is listed inside the folded card. Here you'll also find info about which charity this month's box supports, plus a 15% a discount code for purchases made from their shop. Speaking of their shop, they're currently transferring their inventory to the NOVICA warehouse, so it's not available. When it's back up and running you'll notice each month's items show up in their shop shortly after the box begins shipping. In the meantime, if you know you want to stock up on more of any product from this month's box, you could buy a gift card with your discount to use later! Similar to the last bi-monthly box, we are presented with a complete routine here. It's so lovely, and I can't wait to show you.

True Moringa Face Mask, 2 oz – Retail Value $24


Love Goodly starts us off with a simultaneously purifying, detoxing, moisturizing, and restoring face mask using superfood ingredients sourced directly from True Moringa's family of farmers throughout Ghana. This has a classic clay mask feel and smell, and a little I'll show you what it looks like when all mixed up for use.

Novica Teak Wood Bowl + Spoon – Estimated Retail Value $10


Those who have been following along for awhile will know that Love Goodly was acquired by NOVICA, an ecomm site that promotes the work of artisans, in 2020. But this is the first time I've ever seen a product from them pop up in a box! This small bowl and spoon are beautiful. They're simple, smooth, and light. I love that we're sent a dedicated mask mixing setup along with the mask itself. Mixing masks in the palm of my hand usually leads to a mess, and I don't do them enough to have a dedicated bowl already established.

RAEKA Beauty Pro Mask Applicator – Retail Value $12


Here's yet another clutch mask ritual addition! This beauty tool is specifically designed for face mask application, with a soft and flexible silicone tip. This seems to be sold out across the internet, so receiving it through Love Goodly makes me feel like quite an insider!


Here are all my mask supplies from this box. The next photo shows one wooden spoonful of mask, and one wooden spoonful of water. Next time I'll do two spoonfuls of mask and maybe three or four of water, because as you can see from the final image, the consistency was a bit too thick to spread smoothly across my face, and the amount with one scoop didn't make quite enough to cover my whole face. It did, however, feel wonderfully cooling and smell beautifully earthy. And when washed off in the shower (after only a few minutes) my face felt extremely soft and smooth.

Toutalou Immunity Wellness Shot, 2 fl oz – Buy a 6-pack for $38.99


This immunity shot is provided for a little act of additional self-care while you're waiting 15-20 minutes for your mask to do its magic. It's packed with 15 high-quality herbs and roots like goji berry, lungwort, vitamin A, and more to pack a natural punch of immune-boosting protection, but you'd never know it, as it tastes light and peachy. I suppose there's a faint herby after-taste, but compared to a lot of immunity shots, it's really quite mild.

Only With Love Rose Elixir, 1 oz –  Listed Value $25


Finally for regular subscribers, we're sent this rose and amethyst face oil that is an Only With Love and Love Goodly collab. The oil itself is mild and neutral to the smell and touch, but it's charged by amethyst and infused with rose petals. I haven't been using oils on my face while I have bangs because it always finds a way to make them greasy, but have been enjoying this on my chest, upper arms, and elbows after I moisturize my face in the mornings.

RAEKA Beauty Illuminating Turmeric Polish, 1.7 fl oz –  Retail Value $28


For VIP subscribers, Love Goodly also included this turmeric face scrub. I cook with turmeric plenty, and have taken turmeric capsules, but I've never experienced it in a beauty product. I love the sinus-clearing scent it has. You can see that its deep yellow-orange color tints the creamy scrub, which is dotted with walnut and oat granules to exfoliate. It's only meant to be used a couple of times per week, which Love Goodly suggests you could try alternating with the provided face mask. For me, this scrub feels more realistic to use regularly than the face mask does, but I admire those who have created space in their everyday for a mask or other skincare moment!


I'm so pleased that Love Goodly stuck with the concept of offering one cohesive self-care theme. This edition starts with a face mask and the necessary accoutrements, bolsters your system with an immunity shot, and finishes you off with a hydrating oil. All are eco-friendly, nontoxic, vegan, and cruelty-free, of course! Some are also handmade, made in the USA, gluten-free, and/or non-GMO to top it off. I hope Love Goodly continues on with this type of connected curation to their boxes—although, I haven't met a Love Goodly box I didn't love, so whatever they come up with is sure to please!

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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 June/July 2023 box renews on May 28, 2022.

Note to Canadian Customers: "As of October 28, 2022: At this time, we have paused shipping our bi-monthly subscription boxes and prepaid box plans to Canada; however, you can still purchase the Single Essential or Single VIP Box to ship to Canada. Current active Canada customers are not affected."

Value Breakdown: The Love Goodly bi-monthly VIP box costs $48.95 + free US shipping. VIP subscribers received 6 items this month. That breaks down to $8.16 per item, which ranges from fair-to-a-steal across the board. There's not one item in here I wouldn't pay at least double for. The total retail value I calculated for the VIP box is $105.50, using provided values for both the RAEKA items (which weren't available online at the time of this review) and a prorated value for the immunity shot (which is only sold in packs of 6 or more). For regular non-VIP subscribers, the promised value is $101+, which this month doesn't technically hit according to my calculations, but I still find this box to be a great deal.

What did you think of this April/May Love Goodly box? 

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LOVE GOODLY is a bi-monthly eco lifestyle subscription box curated by the founders and experts at LOVE GOODLY. Each box will include a mix of nontoxic beauty and skincare products, personal care, wellness, healthy snacks and eco style accessories. Every box has a value of $60+ of natural and eco pro... read more.
Christen Russo
Christen Russo

Hi there, I'm Christen. I am all sorts of things:

🌳 a writer who loves to convey feeling

🌲 a mother who wants to have just as much fun as my kids do

🌳 an outdoors-lover who's achieved #1000hoursoutside with my family

🌲 a low-maintenance self-carer

🌳 a general hungry person with an unstoppable sweet tooth

You'll find me collecting stationery and squirreling away stickers, riding bikes and swimming with my family, creating outfits in colors and silhouettes that make me feel amazing, wearing big earrings, drinking beer and asking my husband to feed me harmonies to sing, taking my vitamins, living for dancing to live music, roping everyone into a craft, being human and vulnerable, and celebrating the phenomenon of being alive.

...and doing it all with energy, delight, and jokes along the way.

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