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. It looks like some neutral color coordinating going on here!
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 February 2018 box theme is Spread The Love!
Everything in my box! I received 5 products this month, let’s see what they do!
Hmm, this is a new-to-me brand!
Jivi Exfoliating Face Wash In Lemongrass ($12) I’ve never heard of this brand but they say their products are so pure you can eat them!
This is a unique pump and Jivi says it is a “German-engineered airless bottle” that helps keep this stuff fresh for 12 months.
Fuller’s earth and chickpea powder helps draw oils from the skin while fruit enzymes help break down dead skin cells for gentle exfoliation. The cleanser was creamy and left a bit of a moisturizing film on my face.
No, it’s not too pretty although it smells pretty darn good, like lemon and honey. I experienced a bit of irritation when I rubbed it on my face, which may be due to the pineapple enzymes. I didn’t see any redness afterwards. I used one pump and still found traces of makeup on my toner-soaked cotton pad. I used two pumps the next night and again, some color was on the pad afterwards. I used it in the morning and followed with toner, thinking maybe the cleanser was leaving behind the color but no, it was clean. I would suggest using this as the second step in cleansing, after using a makeup removing wipe or oil.
Saiva Naturals Relaxing Foot Balm ($17.50) is another product that smells absolutely wonderful!
Cocoa butter and various oils melt on contact while peppermint, rosemary, and lavender oils lend a lovely fresh scent, naturally.
Just rub this on feet before bed and then wear a pair of socks to help avoid smearing it on your sheets, plus you don’t want any slippery trips in the middle of the night. What a luxurious treat for my feet.
Derma-E Hydrating Night Cream ($8.14) Derma-E is a very popular beauty brand and this night moisturizer has been in boxes before. I do not care for the floral fragrance, which is described as “plumeria.”
Hyaluronic acid helps draw water to the skin, while vitamins and aloe provide antioxidants. My skin absorbed it quickly and it was non-greasy.
Art Naturals Konjac Facial Sponge Set ($9.50) Konjac sponges are another product that shows up from time to time, especially in natural beauty boxes.
Konjac is the root of a plant from Asia and is known for being gentle to skin and can even be used to wash the face without a cleanser.
There were two sponges in the box. The black one is infused with bamboo charcoal and is meant to be used for deep cleaning once a week. The white one is for daily use and is just the konjac in its natural state.
The sponges are dried out but you just soak it in warm water, or run it under the faucet for a bit, then squeeze it out and wash away. Rinse after use and then hang to dry on the included suction-cup hook. The sponges have strings for hanging so it’s convenient to hang in the shower. They may not dry all the way, especially if you use one twice a day, but if you only want to use one every once in a while then rehydrate as necessary.
Luscious Cosmetics Pout Maker Lip Contour Crayon ($12) I received the shade “Perky.” These lip crayons contain argan oil and are long-lasting. They can be used to both line your lips and as a lip crayon.
Perky is described as “universal taupe nude.” I kind of feel like the bottom of this container doesn’t match the color coming out of the top!
I think this looks more like “Hypnotic,” which is described as “rosy nude.” What do you think?
Here it is swatched on my arm. I liked the formula since it was matte and wasn’t sticky at all. It isn’t transfer-proof, and left a ring on my mug. I can’t help feeling like this is a factory second due to the inconsistencies with the container, but other than that it worked just fine.
I look forward to discovering new vegan and cruelty-free beauty items each month with Vegan Cuts! I received 3 products for my face, 1 makeup item, and 1 product for my feet this month. My favorite item this month was the foot cream, it was just perfect to help get my feet ready for spring and sandals! My items had a value of around $59.14, which is terrific for 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!