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 November 2018 box theme is Flourishing Beauty!
Everything in my box! 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. There were 6 items this month.
Bogavia Hydrating Body Butter ($5) I know that lotions are good year round but I especially love body butters during the winter, although this wasn’t a rich as I thought it would be.
This lotion has a water and aloe base and shea butter is somewhere in the middle. On the bright side the lotion was absorbed quickly with no greasy after-feel and it smelled sunny and uplifting, like that classic dreamsicle scent. We have weather that is weird here in Central Texas and it will be closer to 80 degrees by the end of the week so I will use this lotion during those warm days.
Andalou Naturals Canna Cell Pressed Serum ($19.99) I didn’t see a whole lot of info on this product but since it is a “pressed serum” I decided to use it after cleansing and before moisturizing.
If you have oily skin you may not need a separate moisturizer as this left my skin soft afterwards. Shea butter, olive oil, hemp seed oil, and jojoba oil make it super creamy while tangerine peel oil gives it a sunny citrus scent (make sure to wear sunscreen though!).
Chamomile extract may help calm angry skin and this is supposed to be good for all skin types. Hemp oil helps keep skin soft without clogging oily skin.
Raeka Tumeric Orange Peel-Off Mask ($5.90) is supposed to help remove blackheads and oil from the face.
Apply to freshly cleansed skin and allow to dry for 15-25 minutes. I have dry skin so I am passing it along to my teenager to see how she likes it. The scent reminded me of Flintstones vitamins!
Auromere Ayurvedic Soap WIth Organic Neem ($1) is hand-made in India and has a nice, clean and spicy scent.
It is meant for aging and delicate skin and contains neem, sandalwood, and vetiver in a base of coconut and sunflower soaps. It’s pretty small for a sample but you can decide if you like the scent or formula before purchasing more.
Derma-E Essentials Radiance Toner ($2.49) is alcohol-free and has glycolic acid to gently dissolve the bonds that hold dead skin cells together so they can fall off faster.
It also has hyaluronic acid to help keep skin moisturized and the scent isn’t strong, which I like. I used it after cleansing my skin and before moisturizing. The product does have some natural color so if you’re using it to see if all your makeup is washed off then you won’t be able to tell. I was happy that it didn’t irritate my skin.
Manna Kadar Beauty Liplocked Priming Gloss Stain ($24) I was happy to get a full-sized lip product, although it did have some drawbacks.
I received the shade Sienna, which is described as “Chestnut Rose”. I thought it smelled kind of stinky and I can’t decide if it’s off or just doesn’t smell good on purpose.
Here’s what it looked like on my arm, but on my lips it was opaque and not a great match. It was just ok in terms of staying power, and I had to really blend it in so it wouldn’t look funny.
Vegan Cuts sent 6 products this month: 3 for the face, 2 for the body, and 1 makeup item. The only miss for me this month was the lip product, mainly because of the scent. The body lotion smelled great and the toner worked well. The facial “serum” was full-sized and I found a little goes a long way. My products had a value of around $58.38, more than double the amount 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!