It’s been a couple of great skincare weeks thanks to the contents of my September Petit Vour Box. In case you haven’t heard of this subscription before, the company endeavors to provide subscribers with access to the best animal-free products for the cost of $15 per month. The website is filled with great products and additional details about their mission so be sure to take a peak.
Now, while I love my subscription, not everything was a hit. What can you do? Such is life and you move on.
Unboxing & Product Reviews
ELLOVI Tinted Lip butter
This lip butter is light weight and nourishing, but not very pigmented and it has a bit of an earthy scent and taste. I know it is a tint and that I shouldn’t expect it to be pigmented, but it's too close to my lip color to really show up and for me to really appreciate it. Suffice it to say that I wasn’t a big fan—not like I was of last month’s MI-ME Tangerine Hydrating Lip Butter Duo. That one leaves the loveliest taste on your lips in addition to nourishment.
INGREDIENTS - Source
Hawaiian coconut, sunflower, hemp, macadamia, Ghanaian marula, and shea +/- red root of a Mediterranean flower called alkanet
LIL LOLO Mineral Eyeshadow – Choc Fudge Cake
The color is amazing!! Add a primer and it works beautifully—without it, it creases beautifully on my oily eyelids. I wore it as soon as I received it without primer and next thing I knew I had raccoon eyes (due to fallout) and quite a bit of creasing.
In the pot, it looks like a dark lilac (unfortunately my lighting doesn't really prove my point) but it’s actually a lovely subtle brown. I think that’s part of the mineral shadows charm.
INGREDIENTS - Source
Vegan Friendly, Gluten Free. Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide. 2g in a 10ml sifter jar
ROOT Science Skincare – RS Youth Serum
Now this beauty was the star of the box! Had I not received any other product I would have been totally happy with my delivery—I may have been disappointed at first with just a single product but once tested out, I would have been quite understanding. This is the most nourishing serum I own—or should I say thick. The only other one I own is the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate—which I love, but honestly I think I prefer this one now. I exfoliate at night and my skin tends to get quite dry. This serum hydrates like I’ve never experienced before—and that is saying a lot as I’ve lived in a very dry area most of my life and now I wonder, where has this item been my whole life!?
INGREDIENTS – Source
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil*, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed*, Opuntia Ficus Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil*, Calophyllum inophyllum (Tamanu) Nut Oil*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn CO2) Fruit Extract*, Rosa Canina (Rosehips) CO2 Total Extract*, Helichrysum Italicum (Helichrysum) Essential Oil*, Proprietary Blend of Organic and Wild Harvested Essential Oils, Non-GMO Tocopherol (Vitamin E). *Certified Organic **Naturally Sourced
YAROK Leave-In Conditioner
This product has a citrusy scent and is quite lightweight, hence I loved it as well. At first I was a little apprehensive as I honestly didn’t know how well it would protect my hair. I’ve given it a shot for the past few weeks and I’ve noticed that my hair is a bit shinier and that it gets less greasy in between washes.
INGREDIENTS – Source
Vitamin aqua (water), Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, Olea europaea (olive) oil, Vitis vinifera (grapeseed) oil, Prunus armeniaca (apricot) oil, Oenothera biennis (primrose) oil, plant sourced kosher vegan xanthan gum & potassium sorbate; essential oils of: Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) & Litsea cubeba (may chang)
Of the four subscription boxes I have, this is the one I look forward to the most—don't get me wrong, I look forward to all of them but this one especially. I think their lovely Instagram helps feed my anticipation.
The overall value of the box is $50.20. The card notes the price of a full size bottle of the youth serum & I think I received a sample size which sells for $20 on the Root Science website. So, yes, I am quite satisfied with the value I’m getting—& what’s even better is that the products are actually really great!