Vegan And Cruelty-Free Boxes You Need To Try

The beauty community evolves just as quickly as the world around it does. When Rihanna launched her ground-breaking, diversity-focused Fenty foundation, it sparked a conversation about inclusion in the beauty world. In a similar vein, this industry has had to adjust to changing consumer demands when it comes to vegan and sustainable products as well. As more and more people switch to vegan and plant-based diets for both personal health and environmental reasons, it has many consumers taking a look at how their beauty products are made. Cosmetic companies like The Body Shop, LUSH, and more have adapted to the trend, most notably with many of them moving away from animal testing.

The switch to an entirely vegan and cruelty-free personal hygiene routine can sound very overwhelming at first, but we've got your back. What better way is there to test a lot of products at a lower cost before deciding what you like than a subscription box? Keep reading to find out which of the growing number of vegan, cruelty-free, and clean beauty boxes are worth your time and money!

The Kinder box was created by two actresses

Kinder is a vegan and cruelty-free makeup company founded by actresses and animal rights activists Daniella Monet, of the Nickelodeon hit "Victorious" and Evanna Lynch of the "Harry Potter" series. Their website boasts a wide variety of vegan makeup and skincare products, as well as their monthly subscription Kinder Box. The Kinder Box comes with three subscription plans: the monthly plan for $26 per month, the three-month prepay for $24 per month, or the six-month prepay for $23 per month.

Each Kinder box comes with a new set of specially curated vegan and cruelty-free products from luxury brands, like Pacifica and Osea, every month. Everyone who signs up gets the Kinder Faves box — a selection of the founders' favorite products — as their first monthly option. According to reviews on My Subscription Addiction, fans of Kinder particularly enjoy that their boxes introduce them to high-end vegan products, with one reviewer even saying that they "never" have to worry about non-vegan ingredients being included. Another reviewer raved that Kinder is the "only" clean beauty box they could recommend. This box contains five full-sized products, and 1% of all sales are donated to various animal rights groups.

Vegan Cuts offers a variety of options

The company Vegan Cuts says that their mission is "to celebrate the vegan lifestyle, regardless of how you live it, and bring you vegan snacks, beauty, and makeup products you can trust." Their monthly subscription box includes up to six full-sized skincare, cosmetic, or bath products. They also have a range of subscription plans: a monthly plan for $24.95 per month, a three-month plan for a one-time fee of $74.85, a six-month plan for a one-time fee of $134.70, and a year-long plan for a one-time fee of $258.60.

Vegan Cuts has been recognized by several major magazines and news outlets, including Elle and Veg News, for the quality of their products and their customer service. The Vegan Cuts beauty box is also curated by members of their team; while it doesn't allow for customization, it uses its proceeds to donate to animal sanctuaries as well as other charities. Reviews from sites such as My Subscription Addiction seem to illustrate that the lack of customization is offset by the excitement of "very unique" products. One user talked about the cost-effectiveness of the box, saying that while the boxes are "hit or miss" in terms of products, the price is worth it for "even one of the less thrilling boxes." Vegan Cuts also offers a specially-curated monthly vegan snack box as well. 

The Love Goodly box is women-owned and women-centered

The co-founders of Love Goodly set out to help women find non-toxic, healthier products more easily. Their site emphasizes the importance of evaluating the chemicals in cosmetics and skincare, and even includes a list of banned ingredients that are not found in any of the products in their subscription boxes. The Love Goodly subscription box typically contains up to six full-sized products, and if you're interested in the inclusion of the occasional accessory, home item, or vegan snack, this is the box for you.

Love Goodly offers two plans for their subscription boxes: the essential bi-monthly subscription option for $34.95 per box and the VIP bi-monthly subscription box for $48.95 per shipment. Love Goodly also has a wide selection of products on its site that can be purchased without the commitment of a subscription box. Reviews from Hello Subscription consistently praise the Love Goodly box, specifically citing the high retail value of each box, which, according to reviewers, can reach up to $95. Love Goodly also supports a wide range of charities, including Farm Sanctuary, Paw Works, and Cancer Support Community.