30 April 2015

Petit Vour Spring Forward (April 2015)

This month's Petit Vour box is all about spring and building the perfect cruelty-free beauty arsenal.  The April Collection* was curated to include natural and progressive innovations, hand-selected for the spring season.  As always, everything is 100% vegan and cruelty-free.  


The Konjac Sponge Co. Pink Clay Konjac Sponge ($12)
I've never tried the Konjac Sponge Co., but I do like using konjac sponges.  Made from Japanese konjac root, the sponges are fully compostable and offer a deep cleanse and gentle exfoliation.  The biggest difference I notice with konjac sponges - versus cleansing with my hands or a washcloth - is just how clean my pores stay.  I opened a new sponge from another brand just a couple days before this box arrived, but I'm happy to have a backup and will make use of this one in a couple months.  

Box Naturals Lavender/Rosewater Luxe Towelettes (Sample Value ±$1.50)
Box Naturals towelettes are biodegradable, lightly scented with essential oils, and specifically made for hands, faces and special places (*wink*).  I like individually wrapped wipes like this for toting in my purse, but these ones are preserved with phenoxyethanol, so I'll be passing them on to someone else.   

Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen ($5)
Suntegrity's sunscreen is a 5 in 1 product that claims to treat, hydrate, protect, prime, and cover the skin.  This is a well-loved sunscreen/tinted moisturizer in the green beauty world, but not one I've tried before.  The sun protection (SPF 30) comes from non-nano zinc oxide and the formula also contains a whole host of great ingredients including hyaluronic acid, astaxanthin, red algae, aloe vera, and cucumber and green tea extracts.  One ingredient I'm not so crazy about is cetyl dimethicone, although Suntegrity states it is mineral-derived, rather than synthetic.  

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish ($18)
Petit Vour has introduced me to some great nail polish brands in past and I don't have anything similar to #I'mSoLA, the beautiful raspberry pink that came in this month's box.  Lauren B. polishes are made in the USA, 5-free (no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene, or camphor), and claim to be quick-drying, long-lasting and chip-resistant, with a mirror-like, glossy finish.  I can't wait to get this on my toes!  


The Bottom Line
I wouldn't say this month is the most exciting box I've ever gotten from Petit Vour, but there were some great items included.   I'm a little more neutral on the Box Naturals towelettes and Suntegrity sunscreen - purely for ingredients reasons - but I'm excited about the nail polish, and the konjac sponge will definitely be put to good use too.  And, as always, you do get your money's worth.  The April box value comes out at around $36.50.  

Petit Vour boxes retail for $15 (US) / $23 (Canada) and individual products can also be bought in the Petit Vour shop  The limited edition Spring Luxury Box was also recently released for $55 ($123 value!)  and includes some great products too.

Have you tried Petit Vour or used any of these products?  What do you think of subscription boxes?

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4 comments:

  1. I've been interested in trying the Suntegrity 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen, thanks to the beautfiul Lilly of Genuine Glow, but like you I have been hesitant about a couple ingredients. I'm also eyeing the Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish, a brand introduction for me. Currently, I've been obsessed with the affordable 7-free nail polishes from Pacifica.

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    1. I tried the Lauren B polish a couple days ago and it's a really nice formula :) I'm glad to hear you're liking the Pacifica polishes - I picked up their topcoat recently, but I haven't had a chance to try it yet.

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  2. Doesn't look quite as exciting as some of the other boxes have been x

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    1. That's what's I thought too. Still some great things in here, they've just set the bar pretty high with some of the other boxes! :)

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