I’ve been more conscious of my beauty purchases since learning more about how many ingredients in our beauty products can be toxic or irritating. I also want to commit more fully to buying cruelty-free and vegan products, because animal testing has always horrified me and there is literally zero reason to inflict such violence and cruelty on animals when animal testing doesn’t even yield conclusive information.
Unfortunately, it can take a lot of time to research the products you’re buying, and a lot of money to try out new products just to see if you like them.
Today I’m excited to share a really fun, easy, and affordable way to discover cruelty-free, natural, and clean beauty brands and products!
Disclosure: Petit Vour gifted me a Beauty Box, but this post is not sponsored. This post contains affiliate links, so I may make a small commission if you shop through my links. If you like my work and want to support me, please consider shopping through my links!
About Petit Vour
Petit Vour offers a monthly Beauty Box subscription of cruelty-free, vegan, natural, and non-toxic beauty. It’s $15-$18 a month for US subscribers and you get $45-$60 worth of full- and sample-sized products each month. I think it’s a brilliant way to discover beauty brands that are kinder and safer to animals, the earth, and our bodies, so I was thrilled when Petit Vour offered to send me a Beauty Box to try out!
My overall impressions:
I really enjoyed my first Beauty Box! I liked every product in the box and will use them all up. It’s great to be able to try cruelty-free, natural, and clean beauty brands that I may not have otherwise heard of, for a cheaper price. There was a great mix of makeup, skincare, and hair care products.
The only other beauty subscription box I’ve tried is Birchbox, which was fun, but frequently sent me products I didn’t really want to use. Plus, there was no way to only receive cruelty-free or natural and non-toxic products.
What I got in my August Petit Vour Beauty Box:
Claims: Waterproof, infused with castor oil to stimulate hair growth, 100% cruelty-free and vegan, paraben-free
My review: 5 stars!
This full size product alone makes the box worth it ($18). I’ve gone through a number of eyebrow pencils in my day before discovering Glossier’s Boy Brow (my current brow MVP), and this one has got to be one of the best I’ve tried. The pencil is the perfect thickness and consistency to give you the best balance between precision and pigmentation. The dark shade that I got perfectly matched my eyebrows, not too brown but not too black. You can use a light hand for a more subtle look or build up for a more defined brow. I like it for days when I want a more defined brow as opposed to Boy Brow’s messier and more natural look.
Odacite Black Mint Cleanser ($14 for the sample size, $39 full size)
Claims: Purifies oily or combo skin with activated charcoal, clay, peppermint, tea tree, and apple amino acids, 100% cruelty-free and vegan
My review: 4 stars
I received a sample sized cleanser that’s perfect for travel. I haven’t used it enough to see if it really makes a difference in my skin, but I did like how it felt refreshing and minty. Anything with tea tree helps prevent breakouts for me, and I didn’t find it drying. The one thing that weirded me out was that the consistency was very watery. I don’t think I would purchase the full sized version of this cleanser, but I will definitely be using up my sample as part of my travel skincare routine.
Claims: Detoxifies, tones, treats, and lightens, 100% cruelty-free and vegan, natural and non-toxic (it’s literally just clay and some other fun stuff like essential oils and matcha powder)
My review: 5 stars
This mask is intended to be used on your body, especially the neck and décolletage area, but tbh I don’t really see the point of neck masking. I do, however, see the point of face masking…so that’s what I did. I used it as a spot treatment on the oily and acne-prone areas of my face and left it on for about 10 minutes. I thought my skin felt softer and my one giant pimple shrank a little, which was nice. I only used a tiny bit of the packet so I think the price isn’t bad for how much you get. I can definitely see this as an occasional player in my skincare routine, maybe for that time of the month.
Claims: Repairs hair damage, locks in moisture, revitalizes and strengthens hair, 100% cruelty-free and vegan, all natural, non-toxic, and organic
My review: 3 stars
This was a plastic packet of coconut oil and other ingredients that you microwave and then slather on your hair before shampooing. It was easy enough to use and seemed to make my hair softer, but I can’t say I was sold on the idea of buying individually packaged hair masks that are essentially just…packets of coconut oil. I’m pretty sure you’ll get the same results if you just buy a jar of coconut oil, and you’ll save a lot of waste in the process.
That wraps up my review of my first Petit Vour Beauty Box! Have you tried out Petit Vour or other cruelty-free, natural, or clean beauty subscription boxes? What did you like or not like?