Petit Vour January 2018 Subscription Box Review

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Petit Vour is a monthly vegan beauty subscription box sending the “crème de la cruelty-free.” Petit Vour is $18 a month for 4-5 cruelty-free and non-toxic beauty products, mostly deluxe sample sized but with the occasional full-sized item. Prepay for 12 boxes and the price drops to $15 a box! Each box will have a value of between $45-$60. Petit Vour has around 30 ingredients that they pledge NOT to put in  boxes and of course each item must be vegan and cruelty-free.

The Petit Vour Beauty Box is made for the beauty devotee whose lifestyle leans toward compassion.
Each month we’ll share the best in plant-based beauty, culled from beauty’s kindest. Inside you’ll find generously-sized products (personalized to your beauty profile) for you to apply, blend, buff, lather, soak, and spray.

The items were packed in white paper squiggles and everything was in perfect condition. I usually find a product information card in my box but I guess it was missing this month!

Everything in my box! I received 4 items this month; two full-sized, one sample sized, and a one-time use mask.

Andalou Naturals Instant Brighten & Tighten Hydro Serum Facial Mask ($4.99) I decided to use this in the evening since it had citrus oils in the ingredients and I didn’t want that to cause a reaction once I saw the sun. Tamarind extract is supposed to be anti-inflammatory while vitamin C is supposed to help even skin tone.

I placed the mask on my face after cleansing and toning. I had to stretch the eye holes so I could sit and watch TV for a bit. I also had to keep a towel nearby because the serum was watery and leaked down my neck. I felt some irritation near my nose. I kept it on for 10 minutes and when I removed it my skin looked red so I went ahead and rinsed the serum off, rather than patting it in, and used my regular moisturizer.

Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Revitalizing Face Oil ($15.20) is especially good for aging skin and I always enjoy the lovely oils from Aromatherapy Associates!

I have heard about the wonderful properties of Frankincense oil for a while now and love to see it in skin care items.

Peach kernel oil and jojoba oil form the base of this quick-absorbing oil and I liked the warm scent. I have used it several times and still have some left in the bottle; depending on your use it could last from 3-7 days.

We Love Eyes Tea Tree Eyelid & Eyelash Foaming Cleanser ($20) I’ve tried a cleansing oil from this brand before and was happy to try a new makeup remover. Unfortunately, this goes down as one of the WORST products I have ever tried! I used it following the directions provided, with closed eyes, and was pretty happy when the eye makeup started disappearing, but then, my eyes started to burn. Not a little irritation, but burning so badly that I had to rinse them with water and that still didn’t help. It reminded me of that time in high school when I ran out of dried pepper flakes for a recipe and crushed them myself with my bare hands and forgot all about it until I was on the phone later and absentmindedly rubbed my eyes. I haven’t felt like that until last night, when I used this product.

The dispenser is a pump, which dispenses…

…the foam of fire. After the incident I took a closer look at the ingredients. Among a bunch of stuff I can’t pronounce I found citric acid at the bottom. Citric acid? Have you ever accidentally squirted lemon juice in your eyes? Citric acid should be nowhere near the eyes. Also, maybe tea tree oil is a little strong. I couldn’t believe all the glowing reports on the Petit Vour and We Love Eyes websites. Guess what? This is also sold on Amazon, and that is where I found confirmation that I am not alone in my pain. Use at your own risk people!

K♥Voss Cinnamon Lip Plumper ($18) What the eye product did to my eyes, this product did to my lips!

I couldn’t find a full list of ingredients, only a blurb on the KVoss website that says “recipe #4 Coconut oil / Almond oil / Olive oil / Soy Wax / Cassia oil”. I applied it to my lips and they were immediately on fire! I had to stop chewing Big Red gum because it would make the inside of my mouth swell up and this did a similar thing to my lips, which I believe is the point. It had a weird consistency, like I was rubbing damp dust all over my lips along with the oils, but that eventually went away. It tasted like cinnamon but also had a bit of a weird woody taste.

I always look forward to my Petit Vour box, but this month’s box was a letdown for me. The eye cleanser was painful and cause me to seriously worry about the health of my eyes, the mask was irritating, and although the lip plumper worked, it also irritated my lips. I liked the face oil though! This month’s box had a value of around $58.19, which is well over the price paid for the subscription. Petit Vour is usually one of my favorite boxes, except when it attacks!

What did you think of the January Petit Vour? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this box in the comments! Also, how did the eyelid cleanser work for you? 

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