I’d read a lot about Marie Veronique Organics skincare from Vivawoman. So much so, my interest was piqued. The problem was that earlier, Marie Veronique Organics did not ship here to Malaysia. I wrote in a few times to query but was told it was in progress so I decided to bide my time. One day, checking out the website again, I saw that Malaysia is now on their shipping list! The problem when I ordered (early 2011) is that when you try to checkout your order, Malaysia does not appear on the Destination Country list (it still doesn’t as of today) so I wrote in, and was told that they do ship here, but I’d have to email in my order. Update: Marie Veronique Organics now ships internationally though a third party – International Checkout.
So I did and received an invoice which I then proceeded to pay by Paypal. Lots of you have emailed me about using Paypal. I’ll write about that some day :)
International shipping is a flat rate of US$12 per order and its free for US$250 and up (Update: June 2011 No longer applicable :( ) I wasn’t going to spend that much on a brand I’d never tried, so I just paid the shipping fee. There was a discount code too when I made my purchase so that softened the blow a little.
Because I was new to the brand, I picked up the Anti-Aging Travel Kit (US$51). I thought it would be a good introduction to the brand. What you get is a Cleanser (choose between Gentle or Exfoliating) 30ml, Anti-Aging Mist 30ml, Anti-Aging Oil+ 7.5ml and Moisturizing Face Screen SPF30 15ml. The last item was the one I was most interested in.
If you are wondering why my photo only shows 3 items, its because I only just realised when I sat down to write this review, that my kit did not contain the Anti-Aging Oil+! I did wonder why there was no “moisturizer” included in the kit while I was using it, but I got so busy I didn’t check. I guess I could let them know, but its been so long since I ordered and received my products I wasn’t sure if they’d believe me :P
So you’ll just read my thoughts based on my trial of the 3 products shown above.