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. There was an oil in the box and it was securely wrapped in a plastic bag in case of leaks, but mine was perfectly intact!
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. The January 2018 box theme is All Day Beauty!
Everything in my box! I received 6 products this month, let’s see what they do!
Heritage 1933 O.M.G. Seal & Moisturizing Oil (No size listed, card says $14) Vegan Cuts has sent several hair oils in the past year and I really don’t have a use for them in my baby fine hair. However, this one specifically says it can also be used on the face and body. Yes!
I could see some of the herbs in the bottom of the bottle (turns out they are rosemary needles!). This blend includes olive, sweet almond, and coconut oil along with peppermint, tea tree, and lavender essential oils. I used it as a body oil and thought it worked well for that purpose, or you could put some in your hands and run it through your hair, or use the pointy tip to aim it at your scalp before rubbing it in gently.
Oohh, another oil! MintPear Rosehip Night Serum ($13.07) is supposed to be anti-inflammatory and anti-aging and MintPear calls it “Nature’s Retin A.”
Rosehip seed oil, jojoba oil, and various fruit and vegetable seed oils are blended with lavender essential oil, which is calming and a nice touch in a product meant for your evening skin care routine.
I’ve never encountered a dropper that is this long before!
I had to give the bottle a squeeze to get more than a drop out at a time. It glided smoothly over my clean face and no other moisturizer was needed. It smelled very nice, not really like lavender but herbal and floral, and I thought my face looked great in the morning.
According to the Vegan Cuts spoiler video, this Manna Kadar Glo Illuminator ($29) is perfect for mature or dry skin, so I was really looking forward to capturing a bit of a youthful glow. It can be used on the face or body, mixed into moisturizer or foundation, or just used on its own. Try mixing it with body lotion for an all over sheen.
It was very subtle and didn’t have any noticable scent. I blobbed it on in the above picture then blended the rest just above the blobs. I applied to my face and could barely tell it was there, which makes me think this would be best for someone who is new to highlighting.
Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Eye Revive Contour Gel ($19.95) I am always happy to try something new on my under eye area. This product had a runny gel-like consistency and I didn’t care for the applicator. It was easier to place on my finger and then apply to my eye area.
Hyaluronic acid draws water to the skin while plant-based extracts such as alpine rose and white tea leaf soothe, uplift, and tone the area. I prefer more of an “oily” texture to my eye products, so I would prefer to use this in the morning before applying makeup since the oilier products tend to make my eyeliner smear.
auromère Ayurvedic Shampoo Bar (95¢) is a mini bar of soap that can be used on the hair, as a shampoo, or on the face or body. Yep, one-step cleansing!
It can be used on all hair types, skin types, and for anyone who follows ayurveda, any dosha. The ingredients are pretty natural and full of plant extracts.
I used it as a body soap and was happy with how well it lathered up and rinsed off. The scent was herbal and warm but I did get scratched by something in the bar as I rubbed it over my arms. Eventually those scratchy pieces disappeared and I didn’t see any marks on my skin when I exited the shower.
Oral Essentials Whitening Strips ($2.87) If you are looking for natural teeth whitening strips that are free from peroxide and safe for sensitive teeth, give these strips a try.
I found handy instructions on the flip side of the package. These strips are made with coconut oil, Dead Sea salt, and lemon peel oil and there are two strips in the pack. I haven’t tried these yet but may save them for Valentine’s Day or just pass them along to my daughter.
The January Vegan Cuts Beauty Box had 6 products from a variety of beauty categories – I love when that happens! I especially liked the facial serum and love that the hair oil can be used as a body oil. This box had a value of around $79.84, which is more than three times the price paid for the box!
What do you think of this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box? Let me know which product you’re loving in the comments!