Win a Vegan Beauty Kit From Marie Veronique Organics (Worth $189!)

by , 04/20/11   filed under: Contests, Eco-Friendly Beauty

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Tired of assaulting your body with caustic chemicals and visions of swollen-eyed bunnies in stocks? It’s time to truly love the skin you’re in. Marie Veronique Organics is kicking off Earth Day by offering our readers a shot at winning a four-piece vegan beauty starter kit. The 100 percent cruelty-free collection comprises the Gentle Cleanser ($30), which strips muck and soothes without harsh irritants; the Gentle Mist ($30), which hydrates and regenerates skin; the Anti-Aging Oil ($70), which seals and protects your moisture barrier; and the Moisture Serum ($80), which uses elderberry extract and carrot seed oil to nourish and brighten your punim. Plus, in honor of Ma Earth, Marie Veronique Organics is giving 25 percent of all proceeds to the Center for Environmental Health. This giveaway ends on Friday, so enter now to win!


1. SIGN UP FOR THE ECOUTERRE NEWSLETTER (This is important because we’ll be announcing our winner there.)

2. LEAVE A COMMENT telling us your favorite cruelty-free fashion or beauty product. Although it doesn’t hurt to get fancy, we’ll be picking a winner at random.

We’ll pick our favorite comment and announce the winner in our newsletter on Wednesday, April 27. The deadline to enter is 12 midnight ET on Tuesday, April 22, so ENTER NOW for a chance to win!


At Marie Veronique Organics, what it puts in its products is as important as what it doesn’t. You won’t find toxins, petroleum-based products, nanoparticles, or anything else that’s potentially harmful. You don’t need those ingredients to make your skin look and feel younger. Wherever possible Marie Veronique uses natural, organic, and fair-trade ingredients, packaged in 100 percent recyclable materials. And it sources them as close to its Berkeley headquarters as possible to keep its footprint super small. To make the planet a better place, the company donates 10 percent of its profits to the Acumen Fund, which is dedicated to creating better opportunities for women and children in third-world countries.

+ Marie Veronique Organics

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126 Responses to “Win a Vegan Beauty Kit From Marie Veronique Organics (Worth $189!)”

  1. veener says:

    my face wants!!!!

  2. kristincampbell says:

    Earth moms angel baby products are a great product for moms and babies. When pregnant you are even more limited to what you can come in contact with and they make it better.

  3. kodamanea says:

    My favorite cruelty free beauty product is Purity Spot Treatment from 100% Pure Cosmetics. It is really an efficient product that helped me clear my skin (though I didn’t had any sever acne, just some breakouts from time to time).

  4. ladyboarder969 says:

    I love alicia silverstone’s eco set of brushes!

  5. samf359 says:

    Arbonne is my favorite!!

  6. lilibeelee says:

    I’ll Take that please! I need some new skin care!

  7. AngieLilly says:

    Love love love 100% Pure brand bath/body stuffs!!!!!

  8. ScottL. says:

    One of my favorite vegan brands is Sun & Earth. They sell everything from reusable shopping bags to laundry detergent to hand soap!

  9. a_icequeen says:

    I adore Burts Bees!

  10. Marco says:

    writing from Prague, Im using local based Nobilis cosmetics which is on similar principles as Marie Veronique so I do like & glad to find out about MVO-these products sound great! and big up to those 10%, that’s how things should work:).

  11. petalsofmemory says:

    I wear contacts and have very sensitive eyes. I love using Beauty Without Cruelty Eye Make-Up Remover! Its very gentle.

  12. EK says:

    I love Dr. Bronner’s soap!

  13. learue (@leabullard) says:

    I use organic coconut oil (the kind used for cooking) as an all-purpose moisturizer. I use it as a body lotion, face cream, lip balm, and even as a hair smoother.

  14. picklesandfudge says:

    This would be fabulous to win! I heart MV organics! I also LOVE Bubble and Bee organics products :)

  15. Trudee Lunden says:

    I also have very sensitive eyes. Beauty Without Cruelty Eye Make-Up Remover is a winner in my book (and hopefully me too!)

  16. jcaneal (@jesscaneal) says:

    Crazy Rumors lip balm, hands down! Cheap, effective, and oh so delicious! Plus they have all of your favorite childhood chapstick flavors :-)

  17. Modelle1 says:

    Yeay!!! I love to make my own rose toner… by boiling rose petals in a large pot with the lid on upside down and a heavy bowl in the center to catch the steam drippings. I also love the C’s the Day moisturizer from Kiss my Face…


  18. rbighley says:

    My favorite cruelty free product line is simply organics, its local to me (minnesota) and all their ingredients come locally and from withing 20 miles. They small fabulous, work fabulous, and my clients love them!

  19. Loreto says:

    I’d loove to try Marie Veronique Organic beauty kit, i use this organic products named organik here in Chile. So if I win, will you send them here?

  20. chonnie says:

    I use apple cider vinegar as a toner

  21. Beatriz says:

    Though there are many products I LOVE, right now I MUST have ALL THE TIME:) Badger Balm Cocoa Butter lip balms. They are AMAAAAAZING! SOOO luscious & luxurious. The poetic pomegranate is just that, poetic:) The vanilla is just like a high quality chocolate bar!! And the plain Cocoa Butter (with no added natural essential oil flavor) is SO decadent!! LOVE THEM :)

  22. mariandersen says:

    Anything natural, organic, toxin-free product recommended on

  23. kale8 says:

    Say Yes! To Carrots night moisturing cream with vitamin E and dead sea mud is cruelty free. Smells good, works well and is available at many stores.

  24. bakergeek says:

    I have been using Burt’s Bees but would love to try something new

  25. santinobee says:

    I want it!! I’m allergic to all the chemical rubbish!
    I like mineral makeup. You can use it anywhere, multi-purpose… and doesn’t make you all icky! :)

  26. melissa mc says:

    I like Red Flower brand but don’t have a particular fave product of theirs since all their stuff is good and cruelty-free — ty for the chance!

  27. joer says:

    My favorite cruelty-free beauty product would be the green apple peel from Juice Beauty.

  28. heatherspeaks493 says:

    i like Beaute Mineral’s lip balm.

  29. greenmomali says:

    haven’t tried it yet, but i think i’d love the juice beauty green apple peel!

  30. AlisonF says:

    This would be the perfect gift for my 1 year being Vegan anniversary!!! Memorial weekend of last year I decided to eliminate all animal products from my diet. I am very proud of myself and have never felt better!! My favorite cruelty-free beauty product is John Masters Organics natural mineral sunscreen. It goes on wonderful and blends in beautifully!!

  31. veganwheekers says:

    I love Marie Veronique Organics kids sunblock! Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

  32. medddd says:

    I have used Burts Bees in the past as well as Say Yes to Carrots. I’d like to try this!

  33. veganista says:

    The one thing I REALLY couldn’t live without is a good creamy facial cleanser. I love Mychelle Honeydew. And John Masters’ Linden Cleanser. Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Milk. Or OHA Cleansing Milk.

  34. HeatherHiett (@h2photos) says:

    Marie Veronique’s Moisturizing Screen Tint rocks: a moisturizer, sunscreen & complexion smoother in one! Cannot live without it.

  35. carynkelley (@carynkelley) says:

    I have been vegan for 3 years but I haven’t tried many beauty products that are vegan. Honestly I don’t really use much products. I would love to try this and it just seems like such a great place to start. What a great line of products! Thanks for considering me on Earth Day. Go Green! :)

  36. djbelieve says:

    Kiss My Face lotion!

  37. beautylab says:

    I make my own toner by combining organic green tea, a few drops of fresh lemon and one drop of organic lavender oil. Put it in a spray bottle and spray it on the cleaned face. I would love to try MVO :)

  38. beautylab says:

    I make my own toner by combining organic green tea, a few drops of fresh lemon and one drop of organic lavender oil. I would love to try Marie Veronique Organics :)

  39. KnotSewCrafty (@@tsubi) says:

    Badger Sunscreen!

  40. mgn says:

    My favorite is Dr. Bronner’s Lavendar castile soap

  41. lserecin says:

    I’d love to give this to my beautiful vegan friend who needs a pick-me-up right now. She inspired me to become a vegetarian, and is a wonderful friend….

  42. aharlan says:

    I use Juice Beauty products…love them!

  43. sugarystitches (@sugarystitches) says:

    I love using Lush products! My favorite thing is the “None of Your Beeswax” lip balm!

  44. soccer_nsa says:

    I use Burt’s Bees products and I would love to try these products as well!

  45. rawbean (@veganrawbean) says:

    I like Humphrey’s. Some of the other brands mentioned are not vegan, as was requested. Burt’s Bees does have some products that do not contain bee products, and I have enjoyed their products in the past but since I went vegan, I don’t use bee products anymore. I would have tried Badger products, but every one of their products I have checked contained bee’s wax. I also only buy cruelty free. Organic is a huge plus.

  46. ktdearest (@@littlemingo) says:

    Love the serum from this line…takes care of my tired wrinkly skin…heck you don’t even know I have tired wrinkly skin

  47. spiderhugs says:

    i love the gentle scrub!!

  48. telsa9 says:

    I love a product that gives 2 Charity!

  49. lindseyc73 says:

    I like plain old olive oil for moisturizing my hands while I cook! When I don’t want to get lotion taste all over the food :)

  50. BlairD says:

    I love MVO products, especially the tinted face screen. Hope I win!

  51. kimbergill (@@kimbergill) says:

    I love Mod Skin Care; it’s local, organic and sustainable. Find them if you live in CT!

  52. intensev5 says:

    I really like the Lush Gorgeous Moisturizer.

  53. kendall516 says:

    I love coconut oil as a moisturizer!

  54. dmc000 says:

    So hard to tell what is safe to use anymore. Even things that are labeled natural and such, really are not! I would love to try this brand!

  55. reeseong says:

    Love using natural handmade soaps especially a range by this Taiwanese brand, Yuan

  56. TahminaUrmi says:

    Marie Veronique Organics kids sunblock is one of my favorite product!

  57. blugrn (@blugrndesign) says:

    I’m going to add something different to the list- a Fashion product.
    Fossil jewelry. It’s free, natural and easy to rehab & reuse…. since it hasn’t been “in use” for quite some time. ;)
    AND It makes for some stunning fashion statements.

  58. msalcott says:

    Dr. Bronners has definitely been a long time favorite. Their soap bars are simple and great plus they last forever!

  59. VeganAnn says:

    I like Origins ginger products!

  60. Clare says:

    I love the Body Shop’s affordable range of cruelty-free goodies!

  61. sararoxyoursox (@sararoxyoursox) says:

    Dr. Bronner’s Soap is the best!

  62. kaiping (@kaipingchea) says:

    i love the first natural skincare product that i bought, from Kiehl’s, the midnight recovery concentrate. it’s full of good oils and works two ways, nourishing my skin at night and as a part of aromatherapy, it smells really good, a mixture of lavender and something sweet that i can’t pinpoint. been using it religiously ever since January this year and i still excited to use it every night before i go to sleep.

    currently i’m using another oil that i formulated on my own as a serum that i use before my moisturizers day and night. smells mainly of rose hip seed oil and eucalyptus lemon. my second fav.

  63. iciae says:

    my selfmade brown-sugar body scrub!

  64. Sab1 says:

    I Love Marie Veronique organics face screen spf 30+ , it leaves a nice finish and best of all the ingredients are too good! I have the one in the medium tint. I have not found any sunscreen that is better than this one. The ingredients in this sunscreen actually protects your skin and benefits your skin with wonderful organic and natural ingredients! A big plus is that it’s made out of 100% recycable materials! I love it!

  65. glennstog says:

    i LOVE the veganese hair conditoner from lush. It’s really hard to make a good conditioner without the use of lanolin.

    Other than that i prefer natural dead sea products.

    Hope i win :)

  66. Justinia says:

    I love my Hoggwash lavender brown sugar scrub! It’s made locally and smells oh so lovely.

  67. swax85 says:

    I love products that are animal-friendly, earth-friendly, and skin-friendly! It just makes sense not to put chemicals on your skin and protect the world we have to live in!

  68. julie kelly says:

    I love Jason moisturizer and Alba sunless tanner. I have never tried your products but I adore the packaging!

  69. sydneybookie says:

    Stewart+Brown is my absolute favorite designer and I love Evan Healy. Thank you for the chance to win your products. My 7 year old son just noticed some wrinkles and a couple of stray grey hairs today and exclaimed, ‘Momma, I don’t want you to die! It looks like you are getting old!’ Help!! I am only 42 ;)

  70. leeleesop says:

    I have used Bare Minerals for 7 years! Love it! Also love Aveda.

  71. EdwardHall says:

    My favorite product is Grandpa’s Pine Tar Soap

  72. premasutra says:

    My favorite vegan skin and hair product is Coconut oil….Indian lady secret……

  73. nique says:

    yes please. I would like to win this.

  74. JenniG-P says:

    my favorite was Kiss My Face All Day Creme De Jour but they discontinued it =[
    I haven’t found a replacement for that but I love Tom’s toothpaste in the soft squeeze tube!

  75. Pamidomi01 (@BellaAngelCraft) says:

    Fav’s are Burts Bee’s and Dr. Bronner. . .ALSO Arm & Hammer baking soda! Use it for shampoo and facial/body scrub. My hair has never looked healthier and my natural red highlights have come back!

  76. sophie says:

    My favorite product would have to be

    It works like nothing else I’ve ever used (even the full of chemicals crap I used to wear unknowingly!) It’s all I use on my face! And it evens out skin tone nicely.

  77. geriaranjo (@@lasamarastudios) says:

    One of my favorite things is organic coconut oil as a body moisturizer after the shower…my little schipperke doggie waits for me to put a bit on my palm to lick off…would just love to try Marie Veronique Organics too!!

  78. raychnguyen says:

    i love using organic jojoba oil on every part of the that needs moisturizing!

  79. gingerpye says:

    My fav. is Beauty without Cruelty.

  80. kimmer says:

    I’ve just discovered (for myself, I know many have been using it for ages) Coconut Oil – have only used in my hair so far, but was VERY excited about all it’s uses. I also love Dr. Bronner’s Multipurpose soap!

  81. jcream07 says:

    My vegan face would LOVE to win this, so hard to find good vegan products where I live!!

  82. Amylynn H says:

    I signed up for the newsletter.
    I love my makeup from Pink Quartz Minerals!

  83. momof4 says:

    Earth Mama Angel Baby is our family favorite but I would LOVE to try out Marie Veronique Organics!

  84. ecologikai (@ecologikai) says:

    my favorite beauty products right now are:
    my Celadon Road unscented mud mask and my Purifying Rice Toner from L’Occitane!

  85. mikivanmom says:

    I mix it up with different oils and butters… I love organic, all natural stuff! it’s so yummy!! My motto is: if you wouldn’t eat it – don’t put it on your skin!

  86. christined says:

    My favorite go to beauty product is one that has been around for a long time now. It’s Indian Earth, the first mineral based powder makeup, and it’s fabulous! It gives a rich warm natural color to my skin.

  87. amanakita says:

    I LOVE the Beauty Without Cruelty Fragrance Free Facial Lotion. I’ve been using it for years!

  88. cfung1003 says:

    Italian Red Mandarin with Rose Facial Cream by Pangea Organics is one of my favorite facial creams.

  89. Elizabeth Rangel says:

    Hey Ecouterre,

    Gosh, I really like Berkana Way because she is local and she makes it herself. I like supporting other woman-owned businesses. The Acai cleanser is the best. All natural! My skin loves me and I love my skin.

    You skin is the largest organ in your body. Let’s take care of it. It’s cool how people make their own cleansers and beauty products. That’s great! I heard avocado/oatmeal (plain) is great mask. Also, I have heard organic coconut oil is great dry skin reliever. It goes on smooth. I used it during the nasty Chicago dry winters.

    Best of luck to everyone and a million and one thanks for Ecouterre for organizing this giveaway!! Fun times.

  90. madfishmonger (@madfishmonger) says:

    My favourite so far is Dr Bronner’s, but I’d love to give this stuff a try.

  91. heavenlycg37 says:

    Yes to Carrots products, my hair is thick and tough!

  92. Leaceae says:

    I love Dr. Bronners Baby Mild

  93. SIew Fong says:

    so far my favourite beauty products are from Clinique and Simple. I would like to try this organic and natural product and see how well it works.

  94. dreama says:

    Your skin drinks what you put on it, my skin is thirsting for Marie Veronique organics.

  95. dreama says:

    Skin food for vegans!

  96. jstrauss says:

    I use Pangea Organics right now but would love to try a new, responsible line. I’ve been looking forward to trying the MV Kid-Safe Sunscreen, followed by the other products.

  97. jazwoman says:

    I like to make my own organic cosmetics – creams, lotions, massage oil, lip gloss, scrubs – AND I’m teaching my favorite 11 yr old neighbor to make hers as well!

  98. Permeate says:

    I love Burt’s Bees

  99. Tracey S says:

    I am still searching for a favorite cruelty free beauty product so would love to try these out. Right now my pair of Sparrow shoes by Neuaura are my favorite fashion item.

  100. michele says:

    Burt’s Bee’s for lips. Organic olive oil for moisturizing skin.

  101. makeupintentions says:

    MV Organics are incredible. Marie Veronique used to consult at Elephant Pharmacy in Berkeley. She is cutting edge–as is Mandy Aftel of Aftelier Perfumes, a natural perfumer based in Berkeley. Her perfumes are evocative of hearing a masterful symphony piece. For fashion, I get my kicks from Toms and Earth’s vegan line of shoes!

  102. trishamishra says:

    Wow these seem great !!Would love to try them .
    Moreover I am a design student and I really like the simple and minimalistic packaging.
    I am in India and here my favorite ones are the Fabindia personal care products.

  103. KK89 says:

    I love Eco-Tools Eco-Brushes because they don’t hurt animals or you! And… I would LOVE LOVE LOVEEE to win this amazing beauty set.

  104. Kirstin26 says:

    I’ve been loving Burt’s Bees products for years!

  105. shellthebell says:

    I am addicted to my Burt’s Bees chapstick. I also love “Say yes to cucumbers” eye gel. It wakes up my sleepy eyes in the morning!

  106. abhayiari says:

    Beauty Without Cruelty (BWC) Vit C Facial Lotion…

  107. SummerJune says:

    I have been using Burt’s Bees and Best bath Store products for a while now, but I found out about Marie Veronique Organics a couple of months back, and would love to try some of their products.

  108. capemalbar says:

    Who would not benefit from products like this? We need all the help we can get! Remember, beauty takes alot of time!!!

  109. crickettb says:

    I am a bare minerals user for years and I love their cruelty free products. Also I can’t get enough of Burt’s Bees lip stuff…I have tubes everywhere!

  110. arianeski says:

    My personnal way of being green is buying vintage, used or re-utilise. I try to buy second hand as much as I can. For my personal care products, I go with Zorah, a bio-cosmectic compagny from Montreal! HAPPY EARTH DAY EVERYONE!!!

  111. shellm says:

    There are so many natural products that I love that it’s hard to pick, faves are Pratima Skincare, Acure Organics and Strawberry Hedgehog natural soaps and body butter! Also, love using shea butter and coconut oil as natural conditioners for skin and hair!

  112. Ceri jones says:

    Ive mainly started to make my own skin care and have started to research more into more cruel free ways, some of my products have even come from my own back garden such as lavender and mint (which has been grown eco freidnly to) also fashion wise being a fashion student ive created an entire collection made from vintage kimonos, old shirts and waste fabrics!! so im in love with everything eco freidnly right about now!

  113. jennymae1016 says:

    Love organic beauty products! Good job promoting all these amazing lines!

  114. tirnansorcha says:

    I use and love Marie Veronique products and California Baby products for my chidren!

  115. KarolynB says:

    My favorite is the MV sunscreen … fantastic

  116. ashleyhsu says:

    I use extra virgin coconut oil to remove make-up!

  117. lmarticorbin says:

    I would like to win this for my daughter. It sounds right up her alley

  118. inochi00 says:

    I love anything that is gently on my very sensitive skin.

  119. emmageag says:

    I like Bath and Body Works Plumeria body splash. I think that’s all I have that is cruelty free.

  120. pialou (@piaxlou) says:

    avocados for facials and guacamole!

  121. rayrayn says:

    I LOVE Marie Veronique’s Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin C Supplement. It is simply amazing. Your face will feel different in one use. Love love love!

  122. jssk6 says:

    eco-tools (eco makeup brushes)! they can now be found at your local pharmacy.

  123. Sylvia Erickson says:

    I love the Anti Aging oil!

  124. vegankit says:

    Thank you for making vegan beauty products. Kind to my face and t unkind to the animals!

  125. vegankit says:

    Thank you for making vegan beauty products! Kind to my skin and NOT unkind to the animals!

  126. jjlawz says:

    Pangea Products