Love Goodly Subscription Review April/May 2017
I tried it! When Love Goodly, a vegan beauty subscription service that delivers boxes of cruelty-free products to your door every other month, sent me a sample of their April/May box, I was so ready to get my hands on it.
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you may know that I’ve been vegetarian for seven years. I’ve long been wanting to transition into a fully vegan lifestyle (which I practice about three days out of the week, currently). So naturally, the opportunity to work with a vegan beauty subscription box was super appealing to me.
(Photo Courtesy of Love Goodly)
With my diet, I have less difficulty finding vegan options. With makeup — and other beauty supplies and products — I find it a bit more difficult. That’s why Love Goodly is so great; you don’t have to do any of the work! What could be a long, arduous process of shopping around town and oscillating between Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Wild by Nature just to find one specific brand I like, is a simple, timed delivery I can look forward to every other month.
Here’s a shocking statistic that I never knew until Love Goodly approached me. The average woman uses 168 chemicals every day in their personal care routine. Seeing as our skin absorbs 60% of what goes on it (directly into our bloodstream), it really matters what we’re putting on our face. Wouldn’t you want to make sure that it’s good stuff? Healthy stuff? I sure do.
Love Goodly curates about five products per box, which vary from makeup, skincare, personal care, wellness and food, accessories and style, and home. I tried out the April/May box, which featured the following products:
- One Love Organics Love Springs Eternal Youth Preservation Serum, $75
- PureSol Konjac Body Sponge, $12.99
- 100% Pure Maracuja Mascara in Black Tea, $25
- 100% Pure Bright Eyes Mask, $7
- Juice Served Here $10 Coupon
- 15% off coupon at Moo Shoes
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A subscription costs $29.95 per month. When considering the price points of each of the products, $30 is exceptionally reasonable. The serum alone is $75 so to say you’re getting your money’s worth with this box is a total understatement. In comparison to competitors like Ipsy (which is only $10 a month), I think the upshot here is that Love Goodly is higher-end products that are solely cruelty-free.
The April/May box is valued in total at $125 — Love Goodly’s highest value yet. Keep reading to check out my in-detail, product-by-product review.
One Love Organics Love Springs Eternal Youth Preservation Serum
This brand pick came from blogger Liz Cadman, the mastermind behind The Subscription Addiction. It’s a lightweight oil, which I used nightly after washing my face before bedtime, that is infused with sea algae high in protein. The oil also contains active ingredients obtained from date seeds, which are excellent anti-aging properties. While I don’t need a youth preservation quite yet, as I’m only 25, you’re never too young to take care of your skin. The only issue I had with this product is that I saw a few small breakouts during the first few days. Once my skin adjusted, I was in the clear.
PureSol Konjac Body Sponge
Hands-down this was my favorite product from the box. The sponge is a gentle exfoliator meant to cleanse the skin of impurities. It’s specifically beneficial for acne-prone skin and my skin is perpetually oily, especially on my back and lately, neck. Additionally, it balances the pH of your skin and also encourages new cell growth, which gives your skin a brighter, glow-y look.
100% Pure Maracuja Mascara in Black Tea
I really want to like this vegan mascara. Really, really, really. I tried. I’ve actually used it before, the same brand, and was willing to give it another shot when it arrived in the box. (Love Goodly offered the full-size product!) A lot of “normal” mascaras contain parabens, preservatives that release formaldehyde, propylene glycol, and more. Since 100% Pure’s mascara is made from black tea leaves, it’s free of all those nasty ingredients. But here’s the thing: I won’t be switching my normal mascara to this one anytime soon, despite its many benefits. It’s a very delicate mascara that smudges at the slightest touch. Every time I wore this mascara, I had it smeared underneath and around my eyes within two hours of wearing it. If you’re willing to look past this downside, a vegan option is definitely worth it.
100% Pure Bright Eyes Mask
I am living for this eye mask. LIVING for it! This super gel-y and relaxing eye mask is caffeinated, so it brightens the under-eye area while reducing puffiness. The gel-like consistency comes from the material “hydrogel,” composed 95% of organic aloe water and 5% plant cellulose. The longer you leave on the mask, the thinner it becomes as the water seeps into your skin and gradually drains. The hydration from the mask literally leaves the mask and is absorbed by your skin.
Juice Served Here Coupon
I haven’t gotten around to using my coupon yet, so I can’t comment on my experience using it, but I will say that I think it packs an extra punch to include other vegan brands and provide discounts for their products.
Additional thoughts: The April/May box supports Farm Sanctuary, a fantastic organization that protects farm animals from cruelty. (Fun fact: I adopted a turkey from Farm Sanctuary for Thanksgiving when I was in middle school!) Adding in a charity component is just the cherry on top to an overall excellent product with a cause. Interested? Subscribe here.
Check out the unboxing video:
Disclaimer: This box was sent to me for review purposes.