Petit Vour September 2015 Box Review
Here are the four products that arrived in my Petit Vour Subscription box this month: Blissoma Rice Cleanser; Elate Lipstick; Mahalo Pele Mask and MSC Skin Care Body Scrub.
This is my second Petit Vour box I have received. Just like last month, there is a product included that I wanted to use but my skin is way too sensitive and so are my allergies. That product this month is the Blissoma Rice Cleanser. Suppose to be for all skin types, it has antioxidants, vitamins, polyphenols and flavonoids so I thought Awesome! a face cleanser I can actually use. Not… I used it in the shower the day after I received it and it lit me up like a Christmas tree. I could not get if off my face and hands fast enough. So I trot on over to their website for a full ingredient list and here you have it:
Infusion of Althea officinalis* (marshmallow), Stellaria media* (chickweed), Plantago major* (plantain), Rosa damascena*, Arthemis nobilis* (chamomile), Glycerin*, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) Oil*, Oryza sativa* (brown rice), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Cocos nucifera (coconut) Oil*, Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernal Oil*, Glyceryl Stearate, Salix alba* (willowbark) extract, Cannabis sativa (hemp) Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Gluconolactone, Echinacea purpurea Extract*, Populus tremuloides (aspen) bark extract, Essential Oils of Lavandula angustifolia, Litsea Cubeba, Cymbopogon martini (palmarosa), Canarium luzonicum (elemi), Boswellia carterii (frankincense), Vetiveria zizandoides (vetiver), Xanthan Gum, Rosemary Oleoresin Extract, Grain Alcohol*+
essential oils in this product contain: linalool**, geraniol**, limonene**, citral**
*from Certified Organic Agriculture
**natural components of essential oils
Do you see what I highlighted in Red, it’s freaking lavender oil! LAVENDER OIL!!! Companies really need to stop putting this in their products this is a highly reactive substance for some people (me) and I should have smelled it before I used it so that’s my bad. Therefore, if you have sensitive skin and horrid allergies like I do, do not use this product.
This product however is a horse of a different color entirely. It is the Mahalo Pele facial mask. I was worried about the same kind of reaction but did not really smell anything in the product so I decided to use it. It is in a powder form and must be mixed with water to activate. Once it turns in to a paste you apply it, I used an old foundation brush, they are great for applying a mask. Oh, and it can be a tad messy, I would recommend mixing it in a little glass bowl with a small spatula. It does turn you a frightful brown/black color but the end result was brighter, smoother and even calmed down rosacea on my face. I really like this product. It is however pricey, it is $64 for 1.7 oz so the sample I received was worth about $4. As much as I like it I don’t think I will be purchasing it just cost too much and I have other masks to try out and use as well. Here is the awesome ingredient list though: Made with the “botox-plant” Hibiscus, anti-inflammatory Turmeric, collagen-boosting vitamin C, anti-aging Neem leaf, oxygenating Cayenne, sebum-balancing Witch Hazel, wrinkle-fading Guava, acne-fighting Holy Basil, toxin-magnet Volcanic Ash Clay and bacteria-absorbing Activated Bamboo Charcoal.
Here is the MSC Skincare Exfoliating Body Scrub. It has raw sugar, shea butter, sunflower oil and rice bran oil plus it smells good enough to eat. It is a definite morning waker upper if you choose to use it in your morning routine. It is a grapefruit/spearmint combination which sounds really strange but it works really well together. The full size is $33 and is a generous 10.5 oz of product. The sample I received was about 1 oz so I figure $3 value give or take a little.
Here is the lipstick by Elate. Well, lipstick is a generous term, it is more like a balm or a gloss. It is made with shea butter and mango butter and scented with organic vanilla essential oil. I usually have a good nose for scents but this one, nah…really didn’t smell vanilla or anything else for that matter, which for me is a good thing. It is the full size product which retails for $17.
So there you have it, the Petit Vour box for September 2015. The subscription is $15 a month and you get 4 products, usually one is full size. I would place the value this month at $40 which is pretty good and it would have been great if I could use all the products 🙁 I am going to give this one more month and if I still have an issue with using basically the biggest product in the box I will be cancelling this subscription and moving on to another. I do love organic, cruelty-free and vegan products but it seems that so many companies use such heavy botanicals that I have a really hard time using them.
Well my lovelies that is it for now and I hope my review has enlightened you or made your day somehow better or at least be entertained 🙂