One of the best ways to explore cruelty-free beauty is through a cruelty-free subscription box. Not only are they a fun surprise in the mail once a month, but they’re an awesome way to discover new products or try things you might be hesitant about. Cruelty-free beauty subscriptions also make great holiday gifts. They’re ethical yet indulgent, and they’re a wonderful way to support the animal lovers in your life or recruit new members to the cruelty-free tribe.
Below are four of my favorite cruelty-free subscription boxes. For most of these, you’ll get your best deal by paying a flat rate up front, though you always have a monthly, pay-as-you-go option if you don’t have the extra cash or want to try a service before fully committing.
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Want a little bit of everything? Try the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box
When I was first in the market for a cruelty-free beauty box, Vegan Cuts Beauty was the first one I tried, and I fell in love with it. Not only have I gotten great makeup and nail polish from these boxes, but they’ve allowed me to discover personal care products I now can’t live without (i.e., my beloved Schmidt’s deodorant). If you’re looking for an option with a lot of variety, this is the box for you.
• 100% vegan
• 4-7 products in each monthly box
• Average retail value of $40-$60 (or more)
• Mostly full-size products & deluxe samples (no single-use sample sachets)
• Mostly organic and natural, always paraben-free
• Starts at $18.50 per box
Are you looking for luxury? Try the Petit Vour Beauty Box
The Petit Vour brand prides itself on offering the crème de la cruelty-free, so their monthly beauty box is a treasure-trove for luxury-minded beauty addicts. After choosing a subscription, you’ll be asked to fill out a beauty profile so that each box is specifically tailored to your needs.
As a bonus, Petit Vour has an excellent rewards program. In addition to earning $4 in PV Points for rating your box every month, you’ll automatically get 20% off any purchase on the site back in PV points (except subscription boxes). With a diverse product range, including everything from designer vegan handbags to ethically-sourced clothing and even eco-friendly paper products, you’ll have no problem earning or spending those rewards.
• 100% vegan
• 4 luxury-brand products in each monthly box
• Average retail value of $45-$60
• Curated by your beauty profile
• Earn $4 in PV Points each month
• Starts at $15 per box
Need more makeup options? Try the Vegan Cuts Makeup Box
If you just want a cache of new makeup products delivered to your door, consider Vegan Cuts’ quarterly Makeup Box that gives you seasonally-themed, full-size products every three months. Each box is tailored to your individual beauty profile, so you don’t have to worry about getting a lipstick that’s the wrong shade for your complexion. The selections in the Makeup Box will always be different than the Beauty Box, so you won’t risk duplicates if you subscribe to both.
• 100% vegan
• 4 (or more) full-size makeup products in each quarterly box
• $70+ value per box
• Customized to your beauty profile
• Focus on organic & natural makeup, always paraben-free
• $39.95 per box or $150 for the year ($10 savings)
Love color? Try the Medusa’s Makeup Beauty Box
This is another great option if you just want to give/get makeup, though note that the difference here is that this box is not an assortment of brands, but an assortment of products from Medusa’s line. With a lot of high-pigment options, this subscription is great for any makeup lover that loves bold, bright color. Plus, it’s a real bang for your buck!
• 100% vegan
• 3-5 full-size products per monthly box
• Average $40+ value
• $15.95 per box
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