Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a monthly beauty subscription service that sends 5 or more items ranging from unique cosmetics to luxurious skincare. 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.
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 August 2018 box theme is Love & Tenderness!
My products were kept safe in shredded paper squiggles. I always place the squiggles in my compost pile but you can recycle them how you see fit.
Everything in my box! There were 7 items this month, way to go Vegan Cuts!
Dermala Inc Acne Pimple Patches Blemish Treatment ($10 according to the card) There are 36 clear dots in here that you place on a zit to help draw out oil and pus. It says the only ingredient is “hydrocolloid”.
The hydrocolloid is a water-drawing item so the patch should change from clear to white when the nasty stuff is drawn out of the pimple and onto the patch. Also, the pimple should flatten due to the loss of water. I’ll be giving these to my teenager to see what she thinks of them.
Loba Mane Color Vibrante Styling Cream ($7) is for medium to coarse hair types (I have thin, fine hair) so I will pass it along to someone who can appreciate its softening power.
It’s made with coconut, buriti, tucuma, argan, jojoba, and sweet almond oils and is scented with essential oils. Apply to clean, damp hair and comb through then style (or not) as usual. It smells so good, like pineapple, to my nose.
Farmstead Apothecary Face Cream ($4.75) is scented with fruit extracts and is supposed to be good for all skin types. I received Citrus Rose scent.
It has jojoba and safflower oil plus vegetable wax. I don’t think it was quite moisturizing enough for my dry skin, it was almost like using a body lotion on my face and I need something thicker, but I appreciate that the ingredients are all-natural.
Delizioso Skincare Facial Elixir ($48) is specifically for mature or aging skin, which is probably the category I fit in nowadays. Le sigh. Marula, blackcurrant, cherry kernel, safflower seed, rosehip, and Bulgarian rose oils make this very luxurious, while red clay gives it a bit of a pink tint.
It didn’t take much to make my skin soft. What a special treat!
Food For Face Violet Cleansing Essence ($7 according to the card) I’m not sure who thought it was a good idea to put a thick cleanser in a hard plastic jar with a small opening on top. It was almost impossible to get out! The first time I tried it it wouldn’t come out. The second time I tried to use it I took a small plastic disposable knife to the bathroom to try to get it out but the knife wouldn’t fit!
The third time was a charm and the thin handle of a measuring spoon did the trick. I used it after using an oil to remove makeup. It was very creamy, kind of like rubbing a thick lotion over my face. I then washed it off with warm water and a washcloth and followed with toner to make sure all traces of makeup were gone. It worked, and it smelled delicious, like a Dreamsicle. My only complaint is that the container was inappropriate for this product.
Hempz Fresh Fusions Pink Pomelo & Himalayan Sea Salt Herbal Body Moisturizer ($1.81) reminds me of something you might get at Bath and Body Works. It was highly perfumed and I couldn’t wear any other fragrance because the smell lasted all day long. It smells fruity, juicy, and sweet, but I also thought it smelled like purple grape soda.
Dusty Girls Vegan Lip Shine in Argyle Pink ($14) Nice, a full-sized vegan beauty product!
What cute packaging! It will definitely stand out in my makeup bin.
The shade is Argyle Pink, “a gorgeous soft shade of pink with a subtle light-reflecting shimmer to enhance your natural smile”.
You can barely see it swatched on my arm. It provided some shine and helped make my lips feel soft. Think of this as a tinted moisturizing lip gloss. It stayed on longer than I thought it would.
I thought Vegan Cuts sent a fantastic box of products this month! Maybe they were a little heavy on the face care but each product was different from each other so it turned out well. My daughter will love the body lotion and I am especially happy with the face oil and lip gloss. The only downside was trying to get the cleanser out of the jar but it happened eventually. My products had a value of around $92.56! What a spectacular value!
What do you think of this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box? Let me know which product you’re loving in the comments!