If a product has the words “vegan” and “travel” in its name, I want to try it. Such was the case with the Vegan Travel Kit from Marie Veronique Organics. This kit, comprised of small bottles of gentle cleanser, anti-aging oil, anti-aging mist and moisture serum, is packaged for the vegan traveler who wants to nourish their face while on the road and skip the hassle of checking in luggage at the airport.

The kind staff at MV Organics sent me a complimentary Vegan Travel Kit to test out and have offered up a second kit for one lucky Vegan Backpacker reader (see details below). After just a week of using their four step process (1. cleanse 2. hydrate 3. replenish 4.repair), my skin is feeling fantastic! It has been a long year of living with next to no facial cleansers or creams; I definitely needed to give my skin some extra love. As a young lady in her 20s, I’m not exactly the target market for anti-age face care, but I find these products leave my skin feeling hydrated, soft and smelling great, which can be appreciated at any age.

I love the smell of the essential oils and root, seed, and plant extracts in the MV Organics products. I find the fragrances quite addictive, actually. There have been a few days when I’ve spritzed my face and applied a little oil twice before noon. I’ve even got John on board! After my first trial on him, he has been spending a little extra time in the bathroom…

Traveling can subject us to extreme conditions. Whether you’re stressed out working overtime on a business trip or looking to pamper yourself while on vacation, this kit is going to give your skin the royal treatment it deserves. Priced at $50, I would classify it as part of a high end skin care regime. It would make an excellent gift for the busy, globetrotting vegan in your life, or a special gift to yourself before heading off on a new adventure.

I like that MV Organics makes their products using “intelligent ingredients,” many of which are vegan and locally sourced near their headquarters in Berkeley, California. They operate responsibly and sustainably, sourcing fair trade, organic, and or locally grown ingreidents whenever possible, and use biodegradable products, labels, and packaging that’s easy to recycle. Not all, but many of their products are vegan.

So what’s in the MV Organics Vegan Travel Kit?

1. Gentle Cleanser

  • Removes the daily accumulation of dirt and grime
  • Gently cleanses without harsh or irritating sudsing agents
  • Naturally soothes and softens skin with green tea, jade, oatmeal, and aloe

2. Gentle Mist or Anti-Aging Mist

Gentle Mist

  • Nourishes and hydrates the skin with green tea, dandelion and kombucha
  • Contains Vitamin A from carrot seed and dandelion, known to regenerate skin cells

Anti-Aging Mist

  • Nourishes and hydrates the skin with green tea, dandelion and kombucha
  • Firms the skin with DMAE and brightens with uva ursi, elderberry and licorice
  • Provides anti-oxidant protection with SOD from melon extract

3. Anti-Aging Oil

  • Combats aging with essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants from sea buckthorn, red raspberry seed and cranberry seed oils
  • Protects and repairs the lipid barrier with essential fatty acids from grapeseed, tamanu and borage oils
  • Seals in moisture and leaves the skin supple, smooth and more refined
  • Provides an environmental protection barrier that prevents the elements from assaulting your skin
  • Prevents moisture loss and dehydration

4.  Moisture Serum

  • Nourishes skin, improving tone and texture with niacinamide, carrot seed oil, vitamin E and beta glucan
  • Brightens with uva ursi and elderberry extract

Update! We have a winner: Congrats to Sally.

MVOrganics Winner

The Prize

One winner will receive the Marie Veronique Organics Vegan Travel Kit, which includes 1. Gentle Cleanser 1oz | 30ml, 2. Gentle Mist or Anti-Aging Mist 1oz | 30ml, 3. Anti-Aging Oil 1/4 oz | 7.5ml, and 4. Moisture Serum 1/4oz | 7.5ml

Who Can Win?

This giveaway is only open to people living in the United States.

How to Enter

To enter, leave a comment letting me know one product you’d like to try from the Marie Veronique Organics store.

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We are accepting entries from Monday, December 13 - Sunday, December 19. The winner will be announced the following week.