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When you open the box the first thing you find is the information sheet, which lists the products included, their values, and a quick blurb about what they do. After that, you can always expect to find four products safely nestled inside the box waiting for you to enjoy.
Each month comes with an info sheet, and the other side of the info sheet always features a new artistic print.
The Breakdown - What's Inside My January 2022 Petit Vour Box
Habit Bright Lights Organic Highlighter in Gatsby, 0.19 oz - Retail Value $28
This is a cream-based highlighter made with good-for-your-skin ingredients like sea buckthorn oil and sunflower seed oil. The shade Gatsby is a beautiful shimmery bronze that looks gorgeous on the product page model with a deep complexion. For my super fair skin, I will definitely be repurposing this smooth, shimmery shade into an eyeshadow.
Here it is swatched.
Yuni Count to Zen Rejuvenating Hand and Body Cream, 1 oz - Retail Value $9
I supposed that all creams that go on the hands can go on the body and vice versa, but I still feel like I can always use more hand creams so I am happy to see this in the box. This has a thicker texture that absorbs pretty fast, and while this does have a fragrance I didn't find it to be overpowering. This one-ounce size will last me a while as a hand cream- if I chose to use it as a body cream, I would have this empty after a few uses.
Petite Histoire Envie Desoir Perfume Oil, 1 mL - Estimated Value $7 (buy the 4 mL version for $28)
I've really been into perfumes lately, so I was happy to see this perfume oil sample inside my box from a perfumery brand I hadn't heard of before. Petite Histoire is a small-batch perfumery that formulates all-natural fragrances as defined by the International Fragrance Association. I have to say, I found the brand's approach to their all-natural formulas to be incredibly refreshing. In a world where "clean" and "green" brands will take marketing to such an extent that they say their products are made without chemicals (which is literally impossible), Petite Histoire says:
"'Natural' doesn't always mean safer; synthetic isn't a synonym for toxic...I've heard if you can't pronounce it, it's bad for you. I can't pronounce anything on the menu in Copenhagen (I adore the city), but I don't think a kanelsnegl will kill me—it's a cinnamon bun, after all."
I like the brand's philosophy, and I like this perfume. It has key notes of violet, rose, and orris in a base of sandalwood, and it's a sophisticated floral perfume that isn't overpowering. I think fans of floral scents will enjoy the elegance of the composition of this perfume, and it's just a really pleasant scent. They actually make this same fragrance in a candle, and I'm strongly considering clicking "add to cart."
French Girl Fleur De Néroli Charcoal Wash, 1 oz - Estimated Value $9.41 (buy the 3.4 oz version for $32)
Packaging this cleanser in a glass bottle was a bold choice- if the texture wasn't a good match, I knew this would make for a frustrating experience getting the face wash out of the bottle. Luckily, this cleanser has a very runny consistency, so it's very easy to get it out of the bottle. When water was added this cleanser became creamy rather than super foamy, and my sensitive skin liked that this was formulated with green tea extract, aloe, jojoba oil, and activated charcoal. This left my skin feeling clean but not like it was stripped, and I have been enjoying it more than I thought I would at first glance.
Andalou Naturals Argan Oil and Shea Styling Cream, 1.7 oz - Retail Value $1.99
Products from Andalou Naturals are a common theme in this subscription, but I have never had a Petit Vour box send me a repeat. I think this styling cream from them is my favorite from the brand that I have tried- it's very hydrating thanks to the argan oil, shea butter, and aloe vera, and I like that I only need a little bit dispersed through the ends of my curls for them to be smoothed and my frizz reduced a bit.
Value - Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $18
ACTIVE DEAL: 25% Off First Box
- Habit: $28 → $9.09
- Yuni: $9 → $2.92
- Petite Histoire: $7 → $2.27
- French Girl: $9.41→ $3.06
- Andalou Naturals: $1.99→ $0.65
Everything in the box adds up to $55.40, which isn't the highest I've seen for this box but isn't bad for an $18 box that sends exclusively vegan beauty products. Alternatively, each of the 5 items has an average cost of $3.60.
I thought this was another nice month from Petit Vour. One thing I appreciate is that when, even if we receive a full-size, the products seem small, the box will come with a fifth item instead of the typical four. I think my favorite item this month was discovering the new perfume brand- if we received a full-size from the brand in a future month, you won't find me complaining. Overall, I thought this was a well-rounded box with a decent value. If you try to focus on vegan beauty products (or have a friend who does), this is definitely a box you want to check out.
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What do you think of the January Petit Vour box? What was your favorite item in this box?