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November 2015

Subscription Boxes

Petit Vour November 2015

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Petit Vour is one of my favorite non-toxic, cruelty + vegan ethically made beauty products monthly subscription box.  Petit Vour caters their boxes to beauty devotees interested in living a more compassionate lifestyle.  They deliver 4 personalized beauty products in samples, usually deluxe and sometimes (most of the time) include a full sized product.  This is a great way to try to figure out if you like the products before you splurge for the full sized or if you’re trying to change to non-toxic beauty products.  The monthly box only costs $15 a month, unless you live in Texas, then you pay taxes (poor us-still worth it).

Modern Minerals Lotus Wei Infused Emotive Lip Gloss “Violet Rose” Full Size $24

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This is a gorgeous color lip gloss called “Violet Rose.”  It’s a violet mauve with pink and lavender shimmer, but I think it probably looks different on everyone.  I’m more of a lipstick or lip whip type of gal, but I really like this lip gloss because of the shade and it’s not sticky.    When I first put it on there is a scent, not quite sure how to describe-kind of floral, but then it goes away.  The lip gloss is a collaboration between Modern Minerals and Lotus Wei.  They created  a special lip gloss infusion of pink camellia flowers and pink tourmaline gemstone.  The gloss infusion is a special MOODS collection, an emotive formula that helps to magnify Love of Life, Inner strength, Compassion and Living in the Present Moment.  Hmm…sounds good to me.  The lip gloss comes in four different shades:  Violet Rose (I received this one); Coral Glow; B of Love (Pink); and Love of Attraction (Clear).  I really want to try them all, especially the B of Love, which is from an appreciation for the poem by E.E. Cummings, “Be of Love.” I digress-moving on.

One Love Organics Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder Value $12/Full-sixe $29

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I’m already a big fan of One Love Organic products and love to see their products in subscription boxes.  The One Love Organics Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder works great if you like using dry shampoos.  The powder is white, but not clumpy and doesn’t turn my roots white.  The powder also smells good too.  It is a unique blend of Georgia Kaolin Clay, hyularonic acid, and silica rich bamboo extract.  A little sprinkle of powder goes a long way to help lift and nourish hair between shampoos.  To use just sprinkle a tiny amount onto your hands or apply directly to scalp, let it sit for three minutes, massage into scalp, and brush through.  This size is great for travel too.

Pelle Beauty Luxe Beauty Balm $9 value/Full-size $65

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This is described as a super-emolient and easily absorbed beauty balm that keeps skin soft, smooth, and protected.  The balm is free from water, preservatives, dyes, fillers & synthetic fragrances.  It’s formulated with floral waxes, essential oils and antioxidant ingredients.  This can be used any time you need it and a little goes a long way.  Apply to face & neck after cleansing and using your beauty mist to seal in moisture. It can also be applied as a spot treatment onto drier areas of the face that require more protection.  I really like balms and Pelle Beauty Luxe Beauty Balm is lovely.

Organic Bath Co Stress Less Organic Body Oil $2.25 value/Full-size $45

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This is the first time I’ve received anything from the Organic Bath Co. in a subscription box and I was excited to try it.  The sample oil is lightly scented and absorbs quickly.  Body oil is a must for me during these cold days and I really like that this oil is light weight  (not greasy) and doesn’t have an overpowering scent.  The oil is scented with pure Bulgarian Lavender and a blend of calming essential oils. It is hand crafted in small batches and gluten and vegan free.

The November Petit Vour did not disappoint, as usual.  I can’t say enough about the curation of Petit Vour boxes.  I also love that I can earn points to buy products in their shop with product reviews and every time you shop their cruelty free shop they give 20% back in store credit.  If you’re going to try a non-toxic, vegan subscription box I would highly recommend Petit Vour.  Just click here for more information.

Green Passion Beauty

[Disclosure:  Green Passion Beauty paid for this box.  All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.]

Subscription Boxes

Kloverbox October 2015

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If you’re looking for eco-friendly products curated monthly to incorporate better products into every aspect of your life Kloverbox is a great way to do this.  Kloverbox is a monthly subscription box service that sends you natural, cruelty-free and organic beauty, lifestyle, nutrition and healthy home products for $25 a month or less with a 3 month or 6 month subscription.  I really like Kloverbox because some months are beauty products and others are lifestyle or a mix of both.  I can’t get enough of green beauty products, shall we say obsessed, but I also need to incorporate the lifestyle products into my world.  Now let’s see what was in the October 2015 Kloverbox.

This month Kloverbox came a little late in the month via USPS, but they emailed subscribers to let us know that they had some vendor issues.  Full disclosure with subscription boxes is hard to come by and Kloverbox is great with open communication and customer service.  The Kloverbox October 2015 theme was “A pinch of patience a dash of kindness a spoonful of laughter and a heap of love!”   Always included is a handwritten thank you on the back of the information card that describes all of the products, costs and usually has a discount to buy more products.  Love the personal touch!

Foxy & Winston-Organic Kitchen Towel -$16

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Foxy & Winston

There were 4 different towel designs that subscribers received.  I really likes my purple artichoke towel that is 100% GOTS Certified Organic.  The towel is 18 x 27 inches and has  a hanging loop, which is great to use in my kitchen.  The towel is designed in Brooklyn and manufactured fair trade in India.  I really like getting dish towels like this in subscription boxes, because I don’t always buy these kind of towels for myself.  I also like that the artist of the printed towel, Jane Buck, named her brand after her parents and takes inspiration “from a love of animals and nature, with a spot of humor thrown in for good measure.”

Red Flower Hand & Face Towelettes-$1.50 for 1 towelette/$5.00 set of 7

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Red Flower hand and face towelettes

I received one of the Red Flower hand and face towelettes in italian blood orange and one towelette in wanderlust.  I personally love hand and face towelettes because they’re easy to carry in my purse.  The italian blood orange uses anti-material soft fiber cloths with whole essential oils of pink grapefruit.  The wanderlust towelette uses whole essential oils of hinoki cypress wood, gurjum balsam resin and others oils and ingredients to moisturize and stimulate.  Most importantly, Red Flower is free of synthetics, parabens,dyes, petrochemicals and sulfates, made with certified organic ingredients and cruelty free.  I like the italian blood orange better than the wanderlust because the scent is more subtle to me.  I don’t like to be overwhelmed by scents, but I still like the idea of these towelettes.

Bee’s Wrap Sandwich Wrap in Clover Print-$10.00

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Bee’s Wrap in Clover Print

The Bee’s Wrap Sandwich Wrap is a sustainable food storage that can be used to wrap your sandwich in and used as a placemat.  Bee’s wrap is a Green American certified Company and their products are reusable, biodegradable and compostable.  Such a great item to replace plastic bags and the design is cute too.

Goodie Girl Cookies Quinoa Chocolate Chip 10 oz-$1.00

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Goodie Girl Cookies Quinoa Chocolate Chip

These Goodie Girl Cookies Quinoa Chocolate Chip are great.  They’re little bite sized chocolate chip cookies that are gluten free and made with Quinoa.  More please.

I’m happy with my October Kloverbox and the sustainable lifestyle products and the cookies I already ate.  I would highly recommend Kloverbox if you want to try natural, organic, eco-conscious lifestyle and beauty products.  If you want more information click here.

Green Passion Beauty

[Disclosure:  Green Passion Beauty paid for this box.  All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.]

Ingredients

Ingredient of the Week: Phthalates

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What the heck are Phthalates and what are they doing in my personal care products?

Phthalates are chemicals linked to endocrine disruptions, developmental and reproductive toxicity and cancer.  Phthalates are banned from cosmetics in the European Union (EU), but are still in personal care products in the United States.  We need the United States to prohibit the use of phthalates like the EU, but until the cosmetic industry is mandated by law to forbid the use of phthalates, consumers need to know how to avoid them and buy products that are phthalate free.

Phthalates pronounced THAL-ates can be found in:

  • color cosmetics
  • fragranced lotions
  • body washes
  • hair care products
  • nail polish and treatment

If you see the following on the label try to avoid it:

  • phthalate
  • DEP
  • DBP
  • DEHP
  • fragrance

According to Breast Cancer Action phthalates are known to be hormone-mimicking chemicals, which many can disrupt normal hormonal processes, raising concerns about connections to breast cancer risk.  Also, in laboratory animals exposed to phthalates during pregnancy and after birth the chemicals are known to cause a broad range of birth defects and lifelong reproductive problems.

TIPS TO AVOID PHTHALATES:

  •  Read the labels for the ingredients to avoid
  • Look for products that indicate they are “phthalate-free”
  • Try to use fewer products
  • Do it yourself (DIY)
  • Use resources like Think Dirty, EWG’s Skin Deep Database
  • Check the list of products that are Phthalate-Free Cosmetics at Breast Cancer Action (the list is not exhaustive)
    • If your products aren’t on the list of Phthalate-Free Cosmetics find out the company that makes the product and look for ingredient lists on the companies website.
    • If the company’s website doesn’t have the ingredients listed try emailing or calling the company for information.
  • Take Action-get involved by telling cosmetic companies and lawmakers that you want safe cosmetics available for everyone
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Think Dirty -Fragrance-could contain phthalates

Avoiding phthalates may be difficult because if the product contains fragrance then phthalates may be a component.  Companies are not required by law to disclose the ingredients that are in the fragrance because of trade secret laws.  Many cosmetic companies not only argue trade secret, but that the level of harmful chemicals in any one product is not enough to harm you.  However, we all know that we use more than one product a day which could possibly contain harmful chemicals like phthalates.  As a result of the exposure of multiple products a day for extended time periods, scientists are finding accumulations of chemicals like phthalates in our bodies.  This is crazy, I don’t want toxic chemicals in all my beauty products and in my body.

Hopefully, one day all over our products will be free of the toxic chemicals, like phthalates, but until that time we need to empower ourselves with knowledge and choose our beauty and personal care products wisely.

XO

Cynthia

Green Passion Beauty

[Disclaimer:  Information gathered from  Campaign for Safe CosmeticsBreast Cancer FundEWG’s Skin Deep Database, Breast Cancer Action where they have done and continue to do the research to keep us safe from toxic products.]

Subscription Box Review, Subscription Boxes

Goodebox November 2015

GPB Novmber Goodebox

Good being formerly known as Goodebox is a premium discovery and trial service providing expertly curated, healthy beauty products, non-toxic cosmetics, natural wellness and sustainable, toxin-free living goods.  This box is $21.00 a month or cheaper with a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month membership.  I first joined Goodebox when I was beginning my green beauty and non-toxic beauty product journey.  If you want to get some full size, deluxe and sample size non-toxic beauty products I would definitely recommend good being formerly Goodebox.

The November Box contained the following:

Mychelle Dermaceuticals New Refining Sugar Cleanser (Full Size 3.5 oz/$25.00):

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MyChelle Refining Sugar Cleanser is a new multi-tasking product described as a natural sugar exfoliater and cleanser with rich lather for smoother skin.  The cleanser uses natural crystals from Cane Sugar to gently exfoliate, remove make up while refining and smoothing skin. It also contains anti-defying ingredients for added firming and wrinkle-fighting power.  Amazing, I hope it really does all it claims.  I haven’t used it long enough to notice any difference.  However, it does make my skin feel smooth with the fine granules that dissolve into a lather and it smells wonderful due to natural vanilla extract.  I’m very pleased that Goodebox included this lovely full sized cleanser.

Ellovi Butter Mint Chocolate Body Butter (Sample $2.50/Full Size 3.5 oz $26.00):

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This butter smelt just like it’s name “Mint Chocolate.”  The aroma is amazing and yummy.  Strange that when I wear it I crave thin mints, I wonder why?  No, I didn’t taste it.  I also love that this soothing body butter is made with only 6 ingredients:  Mango; Hawaiian coconut; African shea; European cocoa; peppermint; and non-GMO corn starch.  The butter can be used on your hands face, feet or anywhere for all over body butter.  With the change in weather my hands have been pampered with the creamy body butter.

Alima PURE Natural Definition Brow Pencil (Full Size 1 stick $18.00) shade Light:

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Alima PURE eye brow pencil comes in light (blond/Ash), medium (brunette), and deep (brunette/raven).  I received the blond in my Goodebox and the shade works well with my skin tone and blondish/brown hair.  I really like that the eyebrow pencil is natural and glides on smoothly.  Also, I was in need of a new non-toxic eyebrow product so it came just in time.

S.W. Basics of Brooklyn Cream (Sample .7 oz $12.50/Full Size 3 oz $32.00):

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The directions on the cute glass bottle says to apply to thirsty skin whenever you need it-for face or body.  This label isn’t difficult to read because it is made with 3 non-toxic ingredients:  (1) Fair trade shea butter; (2) organic coconut oil; and (3) organic olive oil.   I’ve received the cream before in another subscription box, but I can always use another one.

Odacite PURE ELEMENTS Baobab Sarsaparilla Serum Concentrate (Sample $17.38/Full Size 5ml $42.00):

GPB Goodebox Odacite

Odacite is a brand I haven’t used before and I’m excited to try.  The Pure Elements collection contains 18 different targeted remedies.  The Ba+S serum concentrate in my box is formulated for the delicate, thin skin of the eye contour.  The ingredients support wrinkle reduction and help to relieve puffiness and dark circles.  Yes, please.

I was really happy with the November good being formerly Goodebox.  Not only was it a great value for $21, there was some new non-toxic products that I haven’t tried before.  I highly recommend good being (Goodebox)  If you want a monthly treat of health beauty + natural wellness delivered to your door every month.   Click here for more information.

Green Passion Beauty

[Disclaimer:  Green Passion Beauty paid for this box.  All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.]

Product Reviews

AILA 3-in-1Nail Color Remover with Pure Argan Oil Review

PB AILA Nail Color Remover

AILA 3-in-1 Nail Color Remover with Pure Argan Oil

Who knew that nail polish remover could smell good and safely remove nail polish while promoting healthy nail growth.  I must confess I used the non-acetone nail polish removers before I knew what toxic ingredients were inside.  Plus they were so cheap in cost, no wonder with all the toxic chemicals that are commonly used to dissolve varnishes, paints, resins, plastics and glue.  I’m so happy I found AILA Nail Color Remover which is vegan, made without Parabens or Phylates, cruelty free and made in the USA.

AILA Nail Color Remover not only takes off nail color safely and without the residue, it claims to promote healthy nail growth by hydrating, conditioning and strengthening the nails, treats some conditions of the nails and cuticles with blend of Vitamins A, C, E and Pure Argan Oil.  The Argan Oil also has natural anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.  Amazing!

Most importantly AILA Nail Color Remover doesn’t have the harsh chemicals that we should avoid like other nail polish removers that may cause reproductive harm and organ toxicity.  The ingredients in AILA are soybean methyl esters, dimethyl glutarate, dimethyl adipate, Vitamins A, C, & E with Argan Oil (Arginia Spinosa).

I ordered the AILA 3-in-1 Nail Color Remover from Petit Vour for $19.00.  I know it seems like a lot of money for nail polish remover, but this isn’t just nail color remover it is so much more-it’s non-toxic.  What I liked about AILA was it didn’t have that unpleasant chemical smell that stays in the room for hours after taking off nail polish like the other toxic products I’ve used.  A little bit of the product goes a long way and takes off the nail polish without too much work.  Also, my hands and cuticles felt soft from the Argan Oil.  I really liked this product and would highly recommend AILA 3-in-1 Nail Color Remover.

Green Passion Beauty

[Disclaimer:  Green Passion Beauty purchased this product.  All opinions are my own and no compensation was received]

Ingredients

Ingredient of the Week: Parabens

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With all the harmful ingredients/chemicals in our cosmetics and personal care products we need to arm ourselves with knowledge.   So let’s take some baby steps, one ingredient a week for in depth learning on what these ingredients are, which may include research from both sides of the argument and how to avoid these chemicals of concern in our beauty and personal care products.  When I first started learning about the nasty toxic ingredients that could be in my products I kept hearing about Parabens, but I wasn’t sure what they were and how to avoid them.  So for our first “Ingredient of the Week” let’s start with Parabens.

The Breast Cancer Fund categorizes Parabens as an endocrine disruptor, found in preservatives for food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.  Parabens are used to prevent the growth of yeasts, molds, and bacteria in cosmetic products.  Generally, Parabens are found in products that contain a significant amount of water, such as:

  • Deodorants and antiperspirants
  • Shampoos and conditioners
  • Lotions
  • Facial cleansers and scrubs
  • Shower cleansers and scrubs

CONCERNS

According to the Breast Cancer Fund, Parabens are found in products that are applied to the body or hair and are absorbed through intact skin and from the gastrointestinal tract.  Parabens are estrogen mimickers, meaning the chemicals interfere with the body’s natural hormones and may cause developmental and reproductive toxicity, allergies and immunotoxicity.  The other side may argue there is only a weak, if any, endocrine disrupting effect from the use of Parabens in beauty and personal care products and connection to cancer may only be observed in extremely high doses.  So what does extremely high doses mean?  Does extremely high doses of Parabens mean when the average woman in the United States uses at least twelve (12) or more products containing Parabens once or twice a day for their lifetime?

TIPS

Here are some tips to avoid products containing Parabens.  Look for products labeled “paraben free” and read labels to avoid products with the following:

  • ethylparaben
  • butylparaben
  • methylparaben
  • propylparaben
  • other ingredients ending in “-paraben”

For example, see the label below, the cleansing product contains methylparaben (see the end of the ingredient list):

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Parabens are not regulated at this time in the United States, but consumers are becoming educated and concerned about the use of Parabens in their products.  So for now, it’s up to us to read labels and avoid buying products with Parabens.

Green Passion Beauty

[Disclaimer:  I’m not an expert, merely a passionate green beauty sharing my opinion and information gathered from  Campaign for Safe CosmeticsBreast Cancer FundEWG’s Skin Deep DatabaseBreast Cancer Action where they have done and continue to do the research to keep us safe from toxic products.]

Resources:  The Breast Cancer Fund, Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Cosmeticsinfo.org

Legislation/Take Action

Regulation of the Cosmetic Industry

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Who regulates the Cosmetic Industry?

We hear about laws and regulations over food and drugs, but what about the cosmetic industry?  In the United States the Cosmetic Industry is regulated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act, codified into Title 21 Chapter 9 of the United States Code) and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA), which were enacted over 75 years ago.  I used to think that if products were on the market they were safe and had to go through some kind of approval before I could buy them.  However, I was shocked to discover the cosmetic industry does not have strict laws to protect consumers.

The law does not require FDA premarket approval for cosmetic products and ingredients, like drugs, biologics and medical devices.  The FDA only does premarket approval for color additives.  This means a cosmetic manufacturer may use any ingredient in the formulation of a cosmetic, except for color additives and ingredients that are prohibited or restricted by a regulation.  Under the law, the ingredient and finished cosmetic still needs to be safe under labeled or customary conditions of use, properly labeled, and the ingredients can not cause the cosmetic to be adulterated or misbranded under the laws the FDA enforces.  This basically means the FD&C Act prohibits manufactures from using poisonous or deleterious substances, packaged and prepared under insanitary conditions rendering it injurious to health, or has false or misleading labeling.  This is why so many beauty and personal care products available to us have toxic ingredients and chemicals of concern.

Under the FD&C Act cosmetics are defined by their intended use (FD&C Act sec. 201(i).  The products included are:

  • Skin moisturizer
  • Perfumes
  • Lipsticks
  • Fingernail polishes
  • Eye and facial make-up
  • Cleansing shampoos
  • Permanent waves
  • Hair colors
  • Deodorants

The FD&C Act and the FPLA or FDA regulations do not require companies to demonstrate the safety of individual products or ingredients.  The companies and individuals who manufacturer or market the cosmetics have a legal responsibility to ensure their products are safe, but the laws do not require the cosmetic companies to share their safety information with the FDA.  Also, the laws do not give the FDA authority to recall cosmetics, the manufactures or distributors may take voluntary actions to recall their product if they are hazardous or defective.  Although the FDA doesn’t have authority to mandate a recall of a cosmetic, it can request that a firm recall a product.

We have a right as consumers to have safe products available to us all.  Until the FDA is granted further authority, we need to be diligent about checking our products for ingredients/chemicals of concern and we can demand the cosmetic industry and law makers pass stricter laws for safer products.

Green Passion Beauty

Resources: FDA  http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/GuidanceRegulation/default.htm, Office of the Law Revision Counsel United States Code Title 21, Chapter 9

Ingredients

Avoid these ingredients

It would be great if all products available on the market were safe and we didn’t have to worry about checking labels, but they’re not.  The products we use everyday have the potential to cause long-term health concerns like cancer and reproductive problems. The Cosmetic Industry lacks the regulations other industries are under when it comes to labeling and safety standards.  Therefore, it is up to us to figure out what products are safe to use.

Seems easy enough to avoid certain ingredients/chemicals in our products by looking for them on the label, right?  Not really,  some of these ingredients are difficult to decipher, pronounce and they may not even be disclosed.  However, due to the potential toxic chemicals we need to educate ourselves so we can protect our families and communities from these chemicals of concern.

Thankfully, research has been done and continuing through groups, such as the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a project of Breast Cancer Fund and the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The following are some of the chemicals of concern from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics:

  • 1/4-Dioxane
  • Benzophenone & related compounds
  • Butylated compounds
  • Carbon Black
  • Carcinogens in Cosmetics
  • Coal Tar
  • Ethanolamine Compounds (MEA, DEA, TEA and others
  • Fragrance
  • Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
  • Homosalate
  • Hydroquinone
  • Lead and other heavy metals
  • MICA
  • Nail Polish Removers
  • Nitrosamines
  • Octinoxate
  • Polyacrylamide
  • Polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE, AKA Teflon)
  • P-Phenylenediamine
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Quaternium-15
  • Resorcinol
  • Retinol and Retinol compounds
  • Synthetic Musks
  • Talc
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Toluene
  • Triclosan

I know the list seems daunting and you’re probably wondering how you will ever remember all of them.  Let Green Passion Beauty help with “Ingredient of the Week” to discuss one ingredient at a time so we all can learn about the specific chemicals of concern.  Also, I will share any educational tools I find through my research that might be helpful, like the RED LIST example below.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics enlisted scientists to make a shopping list or “RED LIST” for chemicals of concern to avoid when shopping for the following products:  shampoo, conditioner, creams, sunscreen, color cosmetics, hair color and skin lighteners.  Below is the Red List for cosmetics:

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Hopefully one day we won’t need to use any lists of ingredients to avoid when shopping and all of the products will be safe!  But for now please read your labels.

Green Passion Beauty

Subscription Boxes

Petit Vour October 2015

GPB Petit Vour October 2015

Petit Vour  is one of the first beauty boxes that made me passionate about non-toxic, cruelty + vegan, ethically made beauty products.  It’s a great way to start your journey to change from toxic products or to find products to add to your beauty routine.

According to their website, Petit Vour (peh-tee-vohr) means a small, cruelty-free-luxury-non-toxic, vegan, and ethically made.  Petit Vour curates the box with 4 personalized beauty products delivered monthly to your doorstep.  The products are generously sample sized and may even contain a full sized item.  The box costs $15 monthly (but expect to pay taxes if you live in Texas like me) and can cancel at anytime.  Products in the box  are a surprise and there can be some variations in shades (which may induce box envy).  I’ve been so impressed with their monthly box and finding new products.  They also have a shop to buy all the products you fall in love with.

Their products do not contain ingredients from their current “Never List”  which includes:  BHA+BHT, Peg compounds, Parabens, Phthalates, Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, Sulfates, and Triclosan.  Check out Petit Vour for more information if your interested in subscribing.

Now onto the October 2015 Petit Vour box.  The monthly box contains an information card describing what products are in the box and usually with the value of the sample and price for the full size product. I’ve noticed the print for the theme is amazing and worth keeping- just look at the print for October above.  The October box included:

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Petit Vour October 2015

HABIT Nail Polish Full size received $I8– I received 17 DEEP SEA-a gorgeous dark blue shade, the new black.  I heard via instagram the colors varied in boxes.  I’m in love with this color and the bamboo cap.

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HABIT 17 Deep Sea-only 1 coat

HANA Organic Skincare Eye Oil-$18 (Full size, $40)-This is an oil for the delicate area around your eyes.

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Hana eye oil-a little drop of oil goes a long way

URSA MAJOR OF VT Fantastic Face Wash-$6 (Full size-$28)-this is described as a foaming cleanser with a natural brightening complex.

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URSA MAJOR-gel face wash

Essence of Vali SLEEP A Bedtime Ritual-$1 (Full-size $18)-described as floral, herbal, woody sleep drops for the corner of a pillowcase.

The October 2015 Petit Vour had a great variety of non-toxic products and value.  If you want a pink Petit Vour box full of non-toxic, cruelty-free and vegan products delivered monthly to you click here for more information.

Green Passion Beauty

[Disclaimer:  Green Passion Beauty paid for this box.  All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.]