Shampoo -Rene Furterer - Melaleuca Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Safin 2/20/2012 10:38:00 AM
My new hairdresser works with Rene Furterer and she advised me to use the Okara Shampoo and the Melaleuca shampoo (for oily hair)every other wash. She promoted the product as very safe and very natural and with beneficial plants that are good for the scalp. I had a small patch of SD at that time so she thought that the Melaleuca would be very beneficial for my scalp as Rene Furterer is not only good for the hair but also for the scalp. My scalp is very sensitive, so I thought that this brand wouldn’t do a lot of harm. When I came home I saw that the ingredients were not very natural at all. Actually these products represent the worst of both worlds. The irritating plant oils that are used in natural products and the irritating chemicals (fragrance, parabens, dyes) that are used in regular products. For my hair the Melaleuca Shampoo performs okay (at least there are no silicones), but after rinsing the shampoo out, it feels as if it is coated with something sticky. For my scalp this shampoo is a nightmare. After 4 weeks of using these two products my scalp is red, irritated and full of painful pimples. The package is in a tube, not very convenient. The price was 13,50 euro. Obviously I will not buy again. I don't have a complete ingredient list (the ingredients were on the box, that I threw away), but a few of the ingredients are: Zinc Pyrithione, Essential oil of Melaleuca, dyes and fragrance.
Shampoo -Rene Furterer - Okara Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair
Safin 2/20/2012 10:30:00 AM
My new hairdresser works with Rene Furterer and she advised me to use the Okara Shampoo and the Melaleuca shampoo every other wash. She promoted the product as very safe and very natural and with beneficial plants that are good for the scalp. I had a small patch of SD at that time so she thought that the Melaleuca would be very beneficial for my scalp as Rene Furterer is not only good for the hair but also for the scalp. My scalp is very sensitive, so I thought that this brand wouldn’t do a lot of harm. When I came home I saw that the ingredients were not very natural at all. Actually these products represent the worst of both worlds. The irritating plant oils that are used in natural products and the irritating chemicals (fragrance, parabens, dyes) that are used in regular products. For my hair the Okara Shampoo performs fine (at least there are no silicones), my hair is smooth and soft, but for my scalp this shampoo is a nightmare. After 4 weeks of using these two products my scalp is red, irritated and full of painful pimples. The package is in a tube, not very convenient. The price was 13,50 euro. Ingredients: water, disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, sodium laureth sulfate, cocamide mipa, laureth-3, glycol palmitate, propylene glycol, coco-glucoside, glycine soja protein, benzoic acid, citric acid, disodium edta, fragrance, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, hamamelis virginiana leaf extract, methylisothiazolinone, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, polyquaternium-10, propylparaben, red 33, red 4, sodium chloride, sodium cocoamphoacetate, sodium sulfate, sorbic acid, styrene acrylates copolymer.
Lotions/ Creams -Vaseline - Intensive Rescue Soothing Hand Cream
Safin 2/8/2012 11:39:00 AM
This handcream was a bit disappointing for me. I use the bodylotion of this range already for many years and love it, the handcream is not moisturizing enough for my dry hands. The good thing is that it is fragrance free and doen't leave an oily film, so it is good to use at daytime, but for night I need something more heavy. And you need a lot of the stuff, the package is very small, so it is finished very quickly. I loved the Eucerin handcream, so will buy that one again next time.
Gels/Soaps -Unlisted Brand - Decubal - Shower & Bath Oil
Safin 1/30/2012 6:41:00 AM
I love the Eucerin Shower Oil, but there is parfum in it what I don't like. This Decubal is fragrance free, but it is packed with a small sachet with a fragrance oil, so you can add a little fragrance if you want (I did not). I use this as a shower oil and I like it very much, but the lid of the bottle doesn't close good enough, so I cannot take it with me when I travel. And the bottle is small and expensive so it is finished quickly. Will I buy again, yes, because it is the only frrangrance free shower oil on the market. Ingredients:MIPA-Laureth Sulfate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocamide DEA, Simmondsia Chinesis, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Ricinus Communis, Laureth-4, Propylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3 Caprylate, Water, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid
Conditioner -John Masters - Bare Unscented Detangler
Safin 1/15/2012 4:26:00 PM
The citrus neroli detangler is my favourite leave in conditioner, this is a very good fragrance free version. My hair is fine, with a scalp that becomes oily quick and ends that are a bit dry. As a rinse out this works as a very good detangler, but is not very moisturizing. As a leave in this is perfect for my hair. I use just a little bit in the ends after I have washed my hair, it makes my hair soooo soft. The price is a bit lower than the citrus neroli one and because this is fragrance free I will continue buying this fragrance free version. I have always liked leave-in conditioners more than rinse out, because if you buy a good one, it is much more effective. Besides that it safes me time in the shower, so it safes water and my skin does not become overly dry from too much water on my body and face.
I have never used dry shampoo before, but I was in Paris and wanted to buy this already for a long time, so this was my chance. I have the version for oily hair, what I have on the second day after washing. Pro: it is effective it does leave a white mist, but after a little massage it is gone it gives your hair more grip and volume it is quick Con: it is finished very fast my hair feels dirty after using I don't like styling products in my hair, because it always leaves me with the feeling that I want to wash my hair again, this gives me the same feeling. But for emergencies it does its job, so probably I will buy it again.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Decubal - facial moisturizer vital
Safin 1/15/2012 4:00:00 PM
On paper this moisturizer is perfect, it has Niacinamide, Ceramide and does not have harmful ingredients. After a few days of use my face became very soft and I could use the moisturizer day and night because it was not too oily. I loved it. But after the first week I started to break out in pimples on my chin that took a long time to heal. I don't know which ingredient caused this, maybe the cetearyl alcohol, such a shame. Ingredients: Aqua, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Niacinamide, Simmondsia Chinensis, Glyceryl Stearate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Butyrospermum Parkii, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Methyglucose Dist., Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Sorbitol, Ceramide 6 II, Ceramide 3, Phytosphingosine, Galactoarabinan, Cholesterol, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hydroxide.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Biodermal - Cleansing mousse for sensitive skin
Safin 11/27/2011 9:08:00 AM
I could have known that this was not a good option for me, because lately every cleanser that foams is drying out and irritating my skin. This is no exception. There is no fragrance in it and no sulfates, but the score in the cosmeticsdatabase is 5, because of all the PEGs and the Diazolidinyl Urea. Ingredients: Aqua; Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate; PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate; PEG-4 Rapeseedamide; Methyl Gluceth-20; PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate; Glycerin; Sodium PCA; Urea; Diglycerin; Diazolidinyl Urea; Bisabolol; Zingiber Officinale Root Extract; Ethylexylglycerin; Disodium EDTA; Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein; PCA; Lactic Acid; Allantoin; Sorbitol; Lysine; Sodium Chloride; Phenoxy-ethanol; Citric Acid
Cleansers -Paula's Choice - Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser
Safin 11/27/2011 9:03:00 AM
I have sensitve acne and dermatitis prone oily skin. Maybe this cleanser is fine when your skin is oily and younger, but for me (in my forties) it was much too drying. There is no SLES in it, but another sulfate, which has the same drying effect as SLES.
Cleansers -The Body Shop - Nutriganics - Softening Cleansing Gel
Safin 11/26/2011 9:01:00 AM
Somehow Nutriganics and I don't match very much. I bought the foaming cleanser before and my face got worse every day, and now the same seams to happen with this gel. I am used to cleanse my face with oil (olive, almond), I did this a few months ago and I like the feeling of that, you can gently massage oils into your face and the skin becomes very soft. The problem is how to remove the oil, because my face does not tollerate foaming cleansers. So I thought this would be a good sollution. A gel/oil cleanser that can be rinsed. But the cleanser is so thick and is so difficult to massage in, that it doesn't do my skin much good. After a few days I broke out on my forehead (what I normally don't have), so I realised that this cleanser is not for me.
Shampoo -Avalon Organics Botanicals - Rosemary Shampoo
Safin 11/21/2011 5:23:00 AM
I realy don't like this shampoo. I am on the search for an organic shampoo that cleanses good enough, doesn't strip my hair and is gentle on my scalp. After using this I wonder why I want to find an organic shampoo, because (for example) this one is packed with irritating plants and oils that realy harms the skin. Also the smell is awfull. Okay there are no silicones and SLS or SLES, but that doesn't mean that it is good for you. My scalp started to itch after a few hours and didn't stop untill I stopped using this sampoo. For the volume part, there wasn't any. My hair became dry and my scalp oily very quickly.
Cleansers -La Roche Posay - Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser
Safin 10/12/2011 1:15:00 PM
Over the past years I tried a lot of samples of this cleanser and never knew what to think of it. Finally I bought the full pump size, because I wanted to try something else than my beloved Body Shop Aloe Vera cream cleanser. My skin is oily, sensitive, acne and dermatitis prone. This cleanser is indeed very mild, but I don't like how it works on my skin. First of all, your face and hands have to be perfectly dry, otherwise the product glides from your skin and does nothing, so you cannot use it in the shower. It says to clean your eyes too, but it doesn't remove mascara very well. As with the Cetaphil a bit of the mascara mixes with the cleanser and sticks to your cheeks the other half stays on your lashes. So I remove my mascara with Bioderma H2O and than massage the Toleriane cleanser on my dry skin. Than I remove the cleanser with a muslin or wash cloth and at the end I rinse my face with water. After that my skin feels a bit sticky, what I don't like. The Aloe Vera cleanser from the Body Shop removes even my mascara, is mild and fresh and doesn't feel sticky afterwards, so I absolutely prefer that one. Update 11/2011: I had to stop using this cleanser, because it broke me out and clogged my pores very much. I checked the ingredients on Zerozits and the first ingredient scores 5, which is very bad. So if you are acne prone like me, don't use this!
I visited my hairdresser last week and he adviced me the Young.Again product for my fine frizzy long hair. Product description: Immortelle infused treatment oil. Indulge yourself with intensely conditioned smooth, soft hair. Apply daily to infuse hair with shine and protection from heat and the environment. Directions: Apply to damp, freshly washed hair before styling. I love the Angel.Rinse and in general I have a good feeling about the Kevin Murphy brand, because they care about the planet and use a lot of good ingredients in their products. So I purchased the Young.Again. I was shocked by the price (35 euro) and at home I was more shocked because the first 2 ingredients were silicones. Okay there are oils too, but also a lot of bad stuff (the score is 7 on the cosmeticsdatabase), because of that I will not buy again. About the results; it works fine, my hair is less frizzy, smooth and glossy and indeed not heavy or oily, but not different than with ordinary silicone serums. I use this after shampoo on wet hair, as a kind of leave-in conditioner and protector, it detangles very well.So if you want to spoil yourself and do not care about the chemicals, buy this, otherwise use a few drops of a plain oil in your hair or buy one of the cheaper serums. Ingredients: cyclopentasiloxane, dimethiconol, aesculuc hippocastanum seed extract, arctium majus root extract, behentrimonium chloride, betaine, butylene glycol, camellia sinensis leaf extract, carthamus tinctorius seed oil, cetearyl alcohol, citrus medica limonum fruit extract, citrus aurantium dulcis oil, citrus aurantium, citrus limonium, cyclohexasiloxane, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, ginkgo biloba leaf extract, glycerin, helichyrusum stoechas extract, hexapeptide-11, hexylene glycol, hydrolyzed soy protein, myristyl myristate, propylene glycol, pyrus malus fruit extract, quaternium 91, saccharum officinarum extract, sodium methoxy PEG-16, maleate/styrene sulfonate, copolymer, vanillyl butyl ether, vitis vinifera seed extract, water, violet 2, citral, geraniol, HMPCC, d-limonene, linalool
I was on a holiday in Greece and needed a shampoo. I wanted to try Korres already for a long time, so Greece was the perfect place to buy one of their products, because Korres is a brand from Greece. My hair is fine, with a scalp that becomes oily quickly, but with very dry ends. I was surpriced how gentle and moisturizing this shampoo is. For one day (after washing) my hair looks very nice, but the second day it is too flat and heavy. There is wheat in this shampoo, so maybe that is too much for my scalp. Because my hair is fine, it tangles a lot, with this shampoo it doesn't, I can even go without a conditioner. I will finish the bottle with pleasure because I like the smell, but will not purchase again, because it is too heavy for my hair type.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - A'kin - Vitamin Masque
Safin 8/3/2011 7:09:00 AM
The complete name of this hair mask is Ginko & Jojoba Intensive Moisture Vitamin Masque for hair that needs extra care. My hair is fine and long, a bit oily at the roots and dry at the ends. I am used to hair conditioners without silicones, so I know that organic conditioners and masks give another feeling to the hair (not as silky) than the ones with silicones. This mask is pricy, smells herbal and is thick. My hair feels nice when I rinse it out, but when it starts drying (I let it air dry) it feels like I haven't used a mask at all. My hair is frizzy and even a bit static. I tried to use it in different ways. As a normal conditioner, a lot of product and also not rinsing the product out completely, but nothing worked. So I will not buy it again. aqua (purified Australian water*) *BP 2007 standard citric acid (botanical source) glycerin (botanical source) glyceryl laurate (botanical source) sodium gluconate (from GMO free corn) behentrimonium methosulfate (from GMO free rapeseed) (and) cetearyl alcohol (botanical source) potassium sorbate simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil (cold pressed Australian grown) persia gratissima (avocado) oil (certified organic cold pressed Australian grown) panthenol (pro Vit B5) hydrolyzed wheat protein (GMO free) lecithin (and) tocopherol (and) ascorbyl palmitate (and) hydrogenated palm glycerides citrate syzygium aromaticum (clove) flower oil fusanus spicatus wood (West Australian sandalwood) oil lauryl glucoside (from coconut, palm & glucose) rice amino acids tocopheryl acetate (Vit E) (botanical source) cetearyl alcohol (botanical source) sorbitol (from GMO free maize) elettaria cardamomum seed oil pogostemon cablin oil pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower oil maltodextrin (GMO free) (and) camellia sinensis (white tea) leaf extract maltodextrin (GMO free) (and) ginkgo biloba extract squalane (from olives)