My new order for the Marie Veronique Organics MVO Desert Island Duet just came in and I was so surprised that the two products came individually packed in a box! Check them out! I know the brand made some adjustment to the names of their products like the Marie Veronique Organics Moisturizing Face Screen SPF30 is now MVO Everyday Coverage SPF30. But packaging too? I’m guessing it is a new positioning they’re adopting to make their brand more premium, especially given the fact that they now have a store front at Mill Valley and their products are being carried in some spas.
The Marie Veronique Organics MVO Desert Island Duet consists of the MVO Everyday Coverage which is a moisturizing sunscreen and MVO Face Oil which has some sun protection properties. The kit retails for US$115.
Frequent name change is confusing
I started using products from Marie Veronique Organics since 2009 and changes to their product names are not new to me. Their sunscreen started out as Creme de Soleil and it became Moisturizing Face Screen and now, MVO Everyday Coverage. It’s a bit confusing especially because the changes are kinda frequent and Everyday Coverage was a different formulation with SPF20 previously. I truly hope this current name is staying put!
Apart from the name, I was also a bit confused by the tints that I ordered the wrong one last round. I’ve always used the non-tinted version but it is now known as extra light tint. I ended up ordering light tint by mistake. If you’re new to the brand and would like to know the swatches for the various tints, you can look up this post.
Okay, back to the packaging. Although I don’t mind the extra paper box and it doesn’t influence my purchasing decision, I’d thought that reducing packaging components is more eco-friendly especially for a brand promoting green beauty. In fact, I noticed that even the mainstream brands are trying to be go green by reducing their packaging.
MVO Face Oil
Anyway, I’m headed back to using facial oils, at least for the day now. This is after laying off facial oils for about two months. I really miss facial oils and so I decided to order the MVO Face Oil and hence, the duet. know I can easily use a cheaper facial oil but I’m in the mood to splurge. In addition, this facial oil comes with lots of goodies like krill oil, argan oil and blackberry seed oil.
Here’s the complete ingredient list of the MVO Face Oil:
Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil*, vitus viniferi (grapeseed) oil*, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil*, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, argania spinosa (argan) oil*, rubus fruticosus (blackberry) seed oil*, borago officinalis (borage) oil*, emu oil, oenotherus biennis (evening primrose) oil*, sclerocarya birrea (marula) oil*, rosa rubignosa (rosehip) seed oil*, tocopherol (vitamin e), rubus idaeus (black raspberry) seed oil, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil*, actinidia deliciosa (kiwi) seed oil*, hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) oil*, calophyllum inophyllum (tamanu) oil*, lecithin*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) oleoresin*, lycopene, euphasia superba (krill) oil, daucus carota (carrot) seed essential oil, lavendula angustfolia (lavender) essential oil*, rosa centifolia (rose) essential oil, rosa damascena (rose) essential oil, pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) essential oil, helichrysum italicum (helichrysum) essential oil, citrus aurantium bigaradia (neroli) essential oil, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) essential oil*
*organic % organic ingredients: 83%
Complimentary face mist
The MVO Face Mist was given free with the MVO Desert Island Duet and doesn’t come with a box. For those interested to know, the MVO Everyday Coverage should last around six months with daily usage. For more information on the products, check out their website.