Conditioner -ARTec - PureHair Chamomile Aloe Moisturizing Balm
velveteen 9/6/2003 1:46:00 PM
This is a great, intense conditioner for once or a couple times a week. I love the PureHair line (except the meadowfoam mousse- don't try that!). I have fins, wavy, shoulderlength hair and can use this without fear of it weighing my hair down. I only use it on the bottom 5 inches or so as my scalp tends to be oily. I switch this up with the Basil Mint Detangler which is my everyday conditioner. Perfect if you want something healthy, without artificial fragrances or colours and need some extra conditioning.
I've used the rosemary shampoo and the basil mint and they are both great. I can't think of how they are different for my hair- I've used them both for about a year. I prefer the rosemary smell and rosemary is very good for your hair, especially for dark hair. I am so happy to find a salon brand that is high quality and no artificial frangrances of colours, and it works great. They leave my fine, shoulderlength hair clean and bouncy.
I was not happy with this at all. I was looking for a lightly coloured gloss...this one had no sample so I couldn't try it first. It's so sticky, goopy, and the smell and taste are terrible, so fakely honey. It doesn't really have any colour on my lips even though it does in the container. Yuck, I won't buy it again, I never even use it.
Styling Products -Salon Selectives - Control(d) Substance Molding Putty
velveteen 9/5/2003 11:15:00 AM
I picked this up with a few other products when the one I usually use was out of stock and am quite happy with it. I scrunch it into my the bottom half of my shoulder length hair and then put some on my bangs as well and let my hair air dry. It lets me wear my long bangs straight, swept across my forehead, tames my front cowlick, and keeps the waves in the rest of hair. It does dry a bit stiff on my waves, but that's easily solved with a little more scrunching. And the next day my hair still looks good, even after sleeping on it! It looses a bit of waves but still has nice body...impressive! And it's so cheap! The down side is the smell and colour- too stinky for my taste- and the container, maybe a squeeze bottle would be better. So I'd say maybe I'll buy again depends on what else I find!
I love this moisturizer. I actually have the regular Facial Therapy but that hasn't been up for reviews yet and I'm new here so... I've sold this to many happy women in the health food stores I've worked in. I am very fussy about my facial moisturizers b/c I often find they are too heavy for my oily skin. It's about $45 cdn, so it's not cheap, but it does go a long way and it works great. The smell is lightly herbal, which I prefer to strong perfumes, and the smell dissipates anyways. It absorbs quickly and is not heavy on your skin. It has really smoothed out my skin and made it visibly healthier and with a more even skin tone. It's so gentle I can use it right around my eyes as well...I like to be minimal products! My only suggestion would be to make it in smaller containers since it lasts so long...I'd rather buy it more frequently for a fresher product.
Lotions/ Creams -Burt's Bees - Milk & Honey Body Lotion
velveteen 9/5/2003 10:54:00 AM
I switched from this one to the Carrot Nutritive Lotion after getting a sunburn this summer. This one is nice too, but not as moisturizing- better for less dry skin. It is a little thin, and it does go on sticky which I didn't like at first, bit it seems to sink in after a few mins. Some days though I think I can still feel it hours later. I like the smell, like coconut, people often comment on it and say it smells nice, and also that it smells like something from Lush, if you like Lush...the coconut I guess. In all, good for a light moisturizer, but for dry skin go with the carrot one.
Lotions/ Creams -Burt's Bees - Carrot Nutritive Body Lotion
velveteen 9/5/2003 10:50:00 AM
I bought this after getting a bad sunburn this summer and it saved my skin! I hardly peeled, and still have my tan 2 months later and I've hardly been in the sun since...amazing! I thought I'd peel tons for sure but no! I don't mind the fragrance- kinda coconutty/carroty- I prefer a 'natural' smell to fake smells anyways, and it isn't too strong after a few mins. It is a bit sticky, yes, but I find it sinks in after 5 minutes or so anyways. I'll keep on using this through the winter as my skin gets drier. My skin has never been so soft and smooth!