Like last month’s box
, Petit Vour included another Juice Beauty sample. As you may have read, I wasn’t too found of last month’s sample only
because it was a little too heavy for my skin, but I was excited to try this one. I’ve heard such rave reviews about this brand and have been wanting to try their line for a while now. I love how this isn’t only vegan and cruelty free, but made with top quality, organic ingredients. Their ingredients list is kind of long (sadly), but most of it consists of pronounceable plant-based ingredients (at least the names in the parenthesis). Unfortunately, this product didn’t perform as well as I was hoping it would. In fact, I liked this one less than the SPF moisturizer I got from last month’s box. This cleanser was too harsh on my skin and didn’t do a good job at getting off my makeup at all. Petit Vour advises users to massage the cleanser onto damp skin, which I did. The milky cleanser felt light and almost watery as I rubbed it onto my face, which I didn’t have much of a problem with. However, as soon as I tried to rub my eye makeup off with it, it started to sting. I had to wash it off and dry my face immediately. When I did, and I could open my eyes (they were kind of burning), I still had makeup on them, only now it was smeared (and I looked like a raccoon). Just to get the remaining makeup off, I had to use a Burts Bees white tea cleansing towelette
and was surprised to see some of my concealer was still on my face too. How do I know that? When I went to clean off my eye makeup I also swiped over the rest of my face, just to be thorough – sure enough I saw peach-colored concealer streaks on it as well. For a cleanser that promises to be ‘deeply’ cleansing, I felt all it did was move around the makeup on my face. Mind you, I tried it multiple times after that first time, and still the same thing happened at night. In regards to the morning, application and cleansing were a little different. I didn’t have any makeup to remove, and it didn’t sting as much (maybe because I avoided my eye area in the morning – no eye makeup to remove, ya know?). Plus, I’ve started breaking out a little bit again. I was doing amazing
for a while – I had been on my longest streak for no new breakouts ever
. Then as soon as I used this stuff? Boom – here comes a pimple. The very next day. I can’t fully blame this cleanser for that, but I’m sure it didn’t help. I don’t like giving products negative reviews, but I think I’ll stick with my carrot butter cleanser
Organic juices of vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, rubus idaeus (organic red raspberry juice)*, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe juice)*, vegetable glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, organic plant oils of carthamus tinctorius (organic safflower seed oil)*, helianthus annuus (organic sunflower seed oil)*, sesamum indicum (organic sesame seed oil)*, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond oil), vitis vinifera (grape seed oil), cetearyl alcohol, gluconolactone, cetearyl glucoside, sorbitan stearate, sodium benzoate, botanical extracts of calendula officinalis (marigold flower extract), chamomilla recutita (chamomile extract), tilia cordata (linden flower extract), boswellia carterii (frankincense extract), tocopherol (Vitamin E), ascorbyl palmitate (Vitamin C), panthenol (Vitamin B5), xanthan gum, tetrasodium glutamate diacetate, allantoin, sodium hydroxide, citrus aurantium dulcis (organic sweet orange & sweet neroli)* , chamomilla recutita (chamomile) and boswellia carterii (organic frankincense) pure essential oils * = Certified organic ingredient
The (quick) rundown
The pros: Surprisingly, not too many pros.
I really admired Petit Vour
‘s ethics as a company.
2) I got a kick out of the summertime minimalism theme this month.
4) The box was so affordable (only $15!) with generous sized samples.
The cons: Sadly, the cons outweigh the pros.
The Juice Beauty Cleaning Milk
made my eyes burn and my face break out (or at least helped it along).2)
I wish this box shipped a little earlier in the month so I didn’t have to rush my review of it as much.3)
I didn’t like how there were two oils in this box (made my skin feel heavier and obviously more greasy).
4) I wasn’t really too impressed with the products in this box overall.
5) I kind of wanted more makeup samples than skincare samples.
6) Most of the items at full-size are kind of pricey.
7) Both the Juice Beauty Cleansing Milk and the Organic Ignite Illuminator made me breakout (which sucks even more because I was on my longest acne-free streak ever!).
Conclusion: Ultimately, I wasn’t too pleased with this box and can’t see myself re-purchasing any of these products (aside from the Illuminator, possibly). Most of the items in the box irritated my skin and made me break out (even the one I liked the most). However, that’s not to say it was a bad box or that I necessarily blame Petit Vour. I still respect Petit Vour and approve of their standards and ethics. This particular box just didn’t work for me. After all, everyone’s skin is unique. If you have different skin than me (not combination/acne prone), these products may work differently for you. If you decide to get one of these products, let me know in the comments section below. I’d love to hear your feedback on it!