There are tons of beauty subscription services at this point so it’s tough to stand out. When Vegan Cuts reached out, I was down for a few reasons. I prioritize cruelty-free products so vegan ones fall right in line with that. I have also recently been getting more into indie brands and subscription boxes like this are a great way to discover new ones.
The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a monthly subscription box that gives you 4-7 vegan and cruelty-free products, mostly natural and organic and paraben-free for $22.95 per month. There’s a mix of full-size, travel and sample sizes. Here are the products I received in mine and what I thought.
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Everclen Facial Tonic, $15 value
This was my favorite item. It’s an extremely clean facial toner in terms of ingredients: no parabens, phthalates, fragrance, GMO’s, gluten, petroleum, colorants or sulfates. It’s gentle, soothing and totally refreshing. Some facial sprays totally drench your face and this is just the perfect, light mist. It has aloe, lavender, tea leaf, glycerin and skin soothers like bisabolol and allantoin. Plus, $15 for a full size is a nice, affordable price point compared to many facial sprays. It looks like Everclen has a range of other skincare products too.
Terre Mere Cosmetics Brush, $34 value
So I was surprised that this brush retails for $34, which is a bit on the higher end of synthetic brushes. It’s extremely soft though, distributes bronzers and highlighters beautifully and clients I tried it on commented on how nice it feels. The white bristles will not stay white of course but they’re great because you can see exactly how much pigment is on the brush. They included a 50% off code so I’ll definitely take advantage of it as they seem to make great cruelty-free brushes.
The Granola Goat Amazing Face Serum, $4 value
I liked the name of this company straight off the bat. I love goats. I wouldn’t describe this as a serum, but rather a facial oil. It has a blend of red raspberry seed oil, frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood and something called seabuckthorn berry. The scent is definitely herbal, which I prefer over artificial fragrances any day. I enjoyed this solo and added into my regular moisturizer. Granola Goat products are registered with Leaping Bunny and PETA and are cruelty free.
Medusa’s Makeup Sunkissed Bronzer, $12
I like how this looks on and the embossed texture is really cool but the ingredients are not. While not every product has to be completely clean and green to be vegan, I don’t even get why Medusa’s Makeup would put both mineral oil and parabens in their products. For that reason, I don’t feel great swiping this on my face.
Molly Rose Balms Grapefruit Basil Body Scrub, $2 value
I loved the grapefruit basil scent of this body scrub. I wish I had read the word “body” in body scrub because for some reason, I immediately put it on my mouth. It was super salty! Oops! I tried to use this as a hand scrub and body scrub but it was packed so firmly into the container that I could never get an adequate amount out and when I got any, it disintegrated. The full size scrubs are packaging in more like a deodorant stick format which I assume would work much better. You know what I bet I’d hate the scent of this? This completely bizarre Molly Rose Balm. What. the. hell.
The value of this particular Vegan Cuts Beauty Box was great. I would say it was worth it for the Everclen Facial Mist and Merre Tere brush alone. If you’re seeking out vegan, cruelty-free products from indie brands, this is a really solid option.