Petit Vour, $15 per month US, $23 per month Canada
My two-week-old Holland Lop is hanging out with the Petit Vour buns. She loves that products in Petit Vour boxes are never tested on her friends. She wonders how someone could see her adorable little face and want to test beauty products on her or her relatives.
Petit Vour is a monthly vegan and cruelty-free beauty box. Each month, subscribers get four products. You can review the items in your beauty box to get additional points to spend in their online shop. If you're new to vegan and/or cruelty-free beauty, this box is one of the best ways to get a solid introduction so you can discover which products, ingredients, and brands work best for you without spending tons of money.
Here's what came in my June Petit Vour box:
- EVOLVh SmartVolume Leave-in Conditioner (deluxe sample, worth $9.54; full size costs $27)
- Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening SPF 15 Moisturizer (deluxe sample, worth $11.18; full size costs $38)
- Precious Skin Elixirs Sea Pearl Exfoliating Clay (small sample, worth $5.22; full size costs $70)
- Suntegrity Lip C.P.R. SPF 30 in Sunburst Pink and Solar Rose (two sample sizes, worth $10; full size costs $28)
My June Petit Vour was worth $35.94. That's over double the purchase price of the box, so the value is definitely there. Before April, all subscribers got the same products each month, but there has been some product variation in the past two boxes. I saw on Petit Vour's Facebook page that all subscribers would receive the Suntegrity lipstick samples and the Precious Skin Elixirs clay, but I don't know if everyone also got the Juice Beauty moisturizer and the EVOLVh conditioner or if there were other products subscribers could get.
First up was the EVOLVh SmartVolume Leave-in Conditioner. Yep, more volumizing stuff! With all the volumizers I get from my boxes, I wish I had hair that wasn't so full so I could actually use these products. When I was with my ex-wife, I made her try the products because she needed every bit of volume she could get, but my current girlfriend, Emily, has hair that is as thick as mine, so she won't try them out for me. I test the products just so I can review them, but I have a lot of puffball days because of it. This leave-in smells really good and gave me a lot of shininess. Besides giving you volume, it's also supposed to prevent breakage, give you some protection from heat and UV rays, soften and dentangle hair, and keep flyaways in check. It's so good for my hair that I wish it didn't have to give me even more volume. While this didn't volumize my hair as much as some products I've tried, it gave me more than I wanted. If you do happen to need volume, I would highly recommend this product.
I used to dread seeing Juice Beauty products in my boxes, but I'm slowly warming up to them. Juice Beauty is one of the biggest vegan beauty companies out there, so, if vegan boxes are your thing, you'll be seeing a lot of them. My dislike of Juice Beauty started because I absolutely hated the scent of their Age Defy Moisturizer and I kept getting samples of it. I was worried that the Green Apple Brightening SPF 15 Moisturizer would smell the same, but it actually has a really nice, soft fragrance to it. My skin could use some brightening right now and I can always use sunscreen, so this was a good day moisturizer for me. The texture of this is not what I expected, though. It's very thick, similar to diaper cream, and it takes a minute to fully absorb. If it's a cloudy day or you won't be outside much, you can probably get away with this as being your only facial sunblock. If it's sunny or you'll be outside for an extended period of time, you'll want to use something stronger than SPF 15. This isn't my favorite moisturizer ever, but I like it and will be happy to use the sample.
Precious Skin Elixirs' Sea Pearl Exfoliating Clay will make your skin feel like new. I could not believe how soft my skin was after using this. The exfoliation is incredibly gentle, so I was surprised by how smooth it made my skin. This is a clay powder that you mix with a little bit of water and then scrub your face. The water activates the vitamin C in it, which will help brighten your skin. At $70, the full size bottle of this is a little pricey, but a little goes a long way and it would last you quite some time. It might be expensive, but, with the way it made my skin feel, I dare say it's worth it.
I've tried several of Suntegrity's products before, but I didn't realize they made lipstick. While you often remember to apply sunblock to your face, the lips are often left out because regular sunblock on your lips would be gross. Lips can get sunburned, too, so Suntegrity's lipstick will help prevent any damage. Normally, this product comes in stick form, but they sent two sample pots with a brush so you can try them out. The colors subscribers received varied. This lipstick has good pigment and average staying power. The colors are okay, but they aren't colors I would choose on my own. The color selection is pretty limited. There are no reds or purples or any really bright or dark colors. While the colors in the line are good summer colors, sometimes you want something bold. I hope they add more colors to the collection because lipstick with sunblock in it is good to have around.
I'm happy with my Petit Vour this month. I absolutely loved the Precious Skin Elixirs cleanser and can't recommend that enough. I like that the other three products give you sun protection for your hair, face, and lips, as that is so important this time of year. Petit Vour put a lot of thought into the curation and it shows. If you're looking for a good vegan or cruelty-free box, this is definitely one to check out. Even if you don't keep vegan, I recommend this box. I've never seen a product in Petit Vour that is inferior to a comparable non-vegan product, so don't think you have to sacrifice quality for ethics.
What did you think of this month's Petit Vour? If you subscribe, did you get all the same products or was there some variation this month? Did you love the cleanser as much as I did? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments.