We’re lucky to have plenty ofÂ non-toxic makeup and beauty products available to us nowâ€”so many that I sometimes find it difficult to choose between the options. While I have Whole Foods and Detox Market in Toronto where I can try products in person, countless cleanÂ beauty brands are only available to me online. Instead of taking the chance on full-size products, I subscribe to Petit Vour’s Beauty Box so I’m able to sample a handful of products each month.
Petit Vour curates personalized non-toxic, vegan, and ethically made beauty products for you in miniature sizes, sometimes full sizes. I’ve received three boxes so farâ€”
Mostly skincare with Juice Beauty’s Cleansing Milk, Lilfox Botanical’s Eye Serum, and Poetic Blend’s Hero Oil. Loved the oils, even though I’ve never used an oil as eye serum before. I wasn’t sure about the Juice Beauty cleanser at first because I was concerned the creamy formula might clog my pores, but it didn’t. It cleaned well and left my skin moist. Fior Minerals Organic Ignite IlluminatorÂ also came in the box. It’s 100% natural, a highlighter that I use on the top of my cheek bones.
I received this box in the summer, so the mini products were perfect to take on vacation. I’m still using the illuminator. I don’t know if I like this better, or Â Tata Harper’s Very Illuminating highlighter.
Receiving a full size Contour Duo from Lily Lolo in this box was definitely a nice surprise. I don’t have any contour sets, so I’ve been playing around with this. I’ve heard good things about True Moringa, so I was also excited to try their Lavender Facial Oil. The smell is a bit funny, but benefits include reducing redness, dry skin, and signs of aging. I don’t usually use body scrubs, but Formulary 55’s Body Polish in Grapefruit and Rosemary was a nice experience. So was Box Natural’s Luxe Toilettes. It came in handy on a camping trip. It’s 100% biodegradable, clean and fragrance-free.
What’s great about Petit Vour is that they actually send me things I need. How did they know I was running out of face cleanser? Osea’s Ocean Cleanser, a gel formula, isÂ a welcome addition to my skincare routine. Meow Meow Tweet’s Baking Soda Free Deodorant Cream is also pleasantâ€”it dries matte. Even though you have to rub it in, I’m starting to like it more than my usual clean deodorant. The OdacitÃ© SerumÂ for hydration was a personalized pick for my skin needs. I feel like you can’t really go wrong with the face oils Petit Vour sends you. The Adorn Mineral & Organic Hydrating Cream Foundation is a shade too dark for my skintone, so I’m using it as an eye shadow base, which the company recommends doing.
The Petit Vour Beauty Box is $15 per month in the US, and $23 for Canada. Yes, I’m paying significantly more as a Canadian, but at least I don’t have to deal with custom fees. Plus I’m getting products, sometimes full-size, that I can’t buy here. The postcards that comes inÂ every box box tells you the retail value of each item. Usually the total value of each box is 2-3x the price of the subscription. I’ve been really pleased withÂ what I’ve receivedÂ so far, so I’ll continue with my subscription.