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.
The easiest way to discover cruelty-free beauty products without breaking your budget. Each month you’ll receive a delivery of 5 or more new products to try, ranging from unique cosmetics to luxurious skincare.
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. 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.
The flip side of the card listed each item and the retail value. The January 2019 box theme is Reset & Recharge!
Everything in my box! There were 5 items this month.
My first item came in a reusable pouch.
Body B Silk Lash Out Eyelash Serum ($30) Castor oil is thought to help promote thicker and longer eyelash growth. The other ingredients are jojoba and olive oils and lavender oil. You can either apply the oil with your fingers or a Q-Tip. It has a very light scent, more like the olive oil I think, and can be used as a body oil and probably as a face oil in a pinch. I’m not sure how long it would take to see an improvement in lashes, if there is any improvement to be had, but I don’t think there is anything harmful in the product so it may be worth a shot! I will say that the ingredients are very humble and you can buy them all and make your own blend for a fraction of the cost.
Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch ($2.50) is a sample pack of 6 little patches that you place on a zit before bed to help it look smaller by the next morning.
I would normally pass this type of item on to my daughter but I had a couple of whiteheads on my forehead and decided to place a patch on one of them. The patch has something called a hydrocolloid that is supposed to draw out the pimple pus. I placed a patch on one pimple and figured it would fall off over night. In the morning I was surprised to see it was still there and even more astonished to see that the pimple did indeed look smaller than the one above it that was left untreated! Who knows, maybe that was just dumb luck but I think I might keep these around for myself and try it again just to see.
Bean Body Coffee Scrub in Mandarin ($16.99) I’m not sure why the product info card called this “Mr. Bean Body Care” but it made me laugh because I love Mr. Bean! After looking it up online I think it has had a name change somewhere along the line.
Bean Body says that this product’s “key caffeine ingredient targets stretch marks, cellulite and other skin imperfections by stimulating blood flow and promoting cell rejuvenation.”
The magic ingredients are ground coffee, hyaluronic acid, coconut oil, sugar, salt, sweet almond oil, jojoba seed oil, cocoa, glycerin, orange peel oil, and tocopherol (vitamin E). I placed some of the scrub in a plastic container before taking it into the shower, since I didn’t want to contaminate the rest of the bag with water.
It looks and smells like ground coffee, but with orange. I’m not sure orange and coffee go best together, I’m thinking coconut and almond would be better, but it doesn’t smell bad and there are other scents available. I used it like a traditional body scrub, which means I applied it to wet skin in the shower, scrubbed it around, then rinsed it off. It was looser than I expected but as soon as I applied it to my skin it went on very well, and provided a gentle yet effective exfoliation. I didn’t notice until later that I was supposed to wait 5 minutes before rinsing but it’s too cold to sit around in a shower waiting for something magical to happen (and I don’t really believe any claims other than exfoliating and moisturizing). I didn’t need to use a separate moisturizer but I did need to rinse my shower down really well, this stuff is messy.
IBY Beauty Radiant Glow Highlighter in Prosecco ($7.20) Highlighters are usually either powder or liquid, and I prefer powders, they are pretty easy to work with.
I know a lot of makeup is made in China and have come to accept that, but I prefer for it to be free of talc, and was very happy to see that talc was missing from the ingredients!
The shade Prosecco is described as “subtle rose gold” and it looks so pretty!
Here it is swatched on my arm. I used it on my nose, forehead, cheeks, and just above my lip. I don’t think it stayed on all day long but it did last for most of the workday and it was easy to apply and blend.
Herban Body Care Shae Eucalyptus Orange All Over Moisturizer ($5.27) Wow, this little skin soother comes in 15 different scents so you are sure to find something you like!
The all-natural ingredient list is short and sweet, just the way I like it. Only 4 ingredients are listed!
It is extremely moisturizing and just a little goes a long way. I used it as a hand cream but it can also be used on hair, cuticles, nails, heels, elbows, knees, or rashes.
It looks like the January Vegan Cuts Beauty Box had a bit of a makeover this month, with a rose gold shipping mailer instead of a box and a new look for the info card. I was very happy with the new look, and the products were all items that I can use and that fit a variety of beauty categories. I don’t think I can pick just one favorite, they all worked so well! The January assortment had a value of around $61.96!
What do you think of this month’s Vegan Cuts Beauty Box? Let me know which product you’re loving in the comments!