Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription service that sends 4-7 items ranging from unique cosmetics to luxurious skin care. Best of all, they are 100% cruelty-free and vegan, plus most items are natural and non-toxic! Monthly recurring shipments are $22.95 with free shipping in the USA (there is an additional charge for other countries). This sub is also available in 6 or 12-month terms that do not renew but that do earn you a discount.
Vegan Cuts doesn’t offer customization and sends items that are suitable for almost everyone. They promise not to send foundation or other items that match a specific skin tone and instead send makeup items that are as inclusive as possible with possible variations in shades. They also promise a value of at least $30 but have sent boxes that are significantly above that mark. Vegan Cuts sends deluxe “travel” sized or full-sized products and rarely sends single use packets.
Everything arrived safely packed with brown paper squiggles and bubble wrap.
There was a product information card that included a coupon code for a shop purchase and info on how you can win a free box by sharing your box on social media.
The flip side of the card listed each item and the retail value. October 2017 box theme is Revitalize Your Look!
Everything in my box! I received 5 products this month, let’s see what they do!
Simply Wicked Matcha Green Tea Face Mask ($3) will have you looking like the Wicked Witch of the West in no time!
It’s made of betonite clay and matcha green tea powder – that’s it! Matcha contains antioxidants that may help reduce signs of aging while the clay draws out oil and gunk in the pores.
I mixed it with water but yogurt or honey might be a good idea too. I left it on my skin for several minutes but since I have dry skin I didn’t let it dry all the way. I washed it off and went about my day.
Vedic Botanicals Ayurvedic Skin Cream Healing Herbal Blend in Unscented ($14.99) is an all-natural blend of sesame oil, ashwaganda, bala, coconut oil, shea butter, sunflower wax, and calendula hydrosol.
My product was grainy, which may have happened during shipping. It wasn’t off or anything, and the grains melted away as soon as I applied it to my hands. It had an oily feeling at first and smelled of shea butter. It wasn’t enough to keep my hands moist over night but I will use it on dry spots such as my elbows.
Moon Rivers Naturals Coconut Milk Face Wash ($9) is very nice, and left my skin soft. I always start with a cleansing oil to remove makeup but then I used this liquidy wash to remove all the leftover junk and it lathered just enough for me to feel like it was doing its job. Coconut, jojoba, and olive oils left my skin soft but not greasy while coconut milk helped it feel creamy and gave the barest hint of a scent.
The Innate Life Rose Hair Elixir ($15) I often wish I had hair that was somewhat poufy so I can use natural oils and such on it. Instead I have hair that is easily weighed down, which the slightest bit of this product did to my hair. My poor bangs were oil slicked but then again this product isn’t for my hair type. It features a blend of 15 natural oils and smells just like roses. It would also probably be effective as a body oil or overnight hair treatment.
Z Skin Cosmetics Pumped Volcanic Mineral Mascara ($18.99) “Extend, add length and volume and make your eyes stand out. Our Waterproof Mineral Mascara will help grow and extend your lashes for an A-List Hollywood look.”
Apparently stinging nettle can be used as a hair growth stimulator but I’m not sure I want that near my eyes.
The brush is extremely small and the product itself looked almost milky. I saw no definition, no lengthening (at least not in the way mascara usually lengthens lashes instantly), and I couldn’t even tell that it was on my lashes at all.
Here is what the product looked like after I brushed some on my arm. It never even dried and then it wiped clean away, so not “waterproof” as advertised! This is one of the worst mascaras I’ve ever tried. If it is meant as a growth serum then it should be marketed as such, although the company sells a separate “mascara primer” with almost the same ingredients.
The October Vegan Cuts Beauty Box had 5 products from a variety of beauty categories – I love when that happens! This was the second hair oil in a row, and my fine-hair would appreciate some love too next box. I really liked the face cleanser and even though it was grainy, the skin cream will be used up. The mascara was a total miss. This box had a value of around $60.98, which is more than twice the price paid for the box!
What do you think of this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box? Let me know in the comments!