Our mission is to provide access to the best animal-free products and make kindness the standard in the luxury beauty market because we believe that animals shouldn’t have to sacrifice their lives for our pursuit of beauty. – Petit Vour
Monthly Subscription, $15
Loved it/bought it since ★★★★ • Good stuff ★★★ • Not for me ★★ • Hated it ★
Blissoma • Free Cleanser • ★★★★
Value, $16 (full-size, $32)
Description: Picture the perfect facial cleanser. It cleanses, but doesn’t strip. It nourishes and feeds, leaving skin in a better state than before. It heals. This concoction is 100% natural – a potent, botanical recipe filled with vitamins, antioxidants, polyphenols, and flavonoids. // TO USE: Moisten face. Dispense 2-3 pumps into hands and apply to skin. Massage gently to remove daily impurities. Remove with warm water and pat dry. Tone and moisturize.
In the past I’ve loved Blissoma products and this month’s wasn’t any different. [Read reviews from Dec ’14 and Feb ’15] This free cleanser is gentle yet effective. It contains beloved herbal ingredients like, yerba mate, alfalfa, self heal, plantain, raspberry leaf, olive leaf, and linden. I loved the light herbal scent.
Elate • Lipstick, Lively • ★★★
Description: Keep your smile *elated* with this beautiful, all-natural, tinted lipstick. Made with shea and mango butter for ultimate softness and scented with organic vanilla essential oil – because who needs toxins in their life? // HOW TO USE: Simply sweep a single coat of the lipstick over your lips and you’re ready to paint the town pink.
I love the carved wood shell that holds this lipstick. It’s gorgeous! Lively is a coral-pinkish nude with some shimmer. Their formulation makes it more than a lipstick, because it is seriously hydrating and nourishing as well.
Available at Elate
Mahalo • Pele Mask • ★★★★
Value, $7 (full-size, $64)
Description: Ready for a truly unique home-spa experience? Pele Mask is a concentrated, intelligently detoxifying bioactive mask that transforms problem, tired skin to unveil glowing, paradise-radiant complexion. Activated by water, this astute formula metamorphs from dull powder to dark velvety mousse, swelling and sizzling as it brings to life the luxurious botanicals. // HOW TO USE: Once a week activate dry mask by mixing 1 teaspoon of powder with 1-2 teaspoons of pure water or hydrosol in a bowl. When swelling and bubbling, sweep the soft mousse on clean face and neck using fingers, avoiding the eye area. Treatment time is 20-40 minutes, or until dry. To remove, soften with a warm, wet washcloth and wipe off. Also use as an immediate spot treatment.
I’ve taken this mask on a few weekend getaways for a little ‘spa time’ while on the road. It sure is great! It’s recommended for all skin types except very sensitive. I handled it fine but left it on for less time than suggested. I suggest removing it before it’s completely dry, about 10-15 minutes.
Mask benefits: detoxifies and tightens pores • boosts circulation and cell renewal for a radiant, healthy glow • calms inflammation • combats and heals blemishes • fades dullness and signs of aging for a revitalized, youthful appearance
Available at Mahalo
MSC Skin Care • Exfoliating Body Scrub • ★★★★
Value, $4 (full-size, $33)
Description: We’re not exactly morning people, but this delicious, invigorating body scrub has us eagerly rolling out of bed! Raw sugar exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, while a combination of shea butter, sunflower oil, and rice bran oil nourish fresh skin. Yum! // HOW TO USE: While showering, massage a generous amount into wet skin from the neck down, paying extra attention to dry spots. Use 2x/week.
This body scrub is gorgeous and smells so refreshing!! I received the grapefruit/spearmint scent and it is perfect!
// Overall value, $34 • Actual cost, $15 //
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