Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Moisture Shampoo

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Moisture Shampoo
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3.6

55 reviews

50% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water/Aqua/Eau, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycol Distearate, Glycereth-26, Algae Extract, Amodimethicone, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Phospholipids, Soy Amino Acids, Sodium Phytate, Polysilicone-15 Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Glycerin, Laureth-9, Caviar Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ascorbic Acid, Superoxide Dismutase, Polyquaternium-10, Trideceth-12, Tocopheryl Acetate, C12-13 Pareth 23, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Lauryl Alcohol, C11-15 Pareth-7, Butylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-7, Decyl Glucoside, Dihydroxypropyl PEG-5 Linoleammonium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Benzoic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance (Parfum).


on 11/21/2016 5:31:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I got a free sample of this shampoo from Sephora. At first try it seemed thicker than most shampoos, but it was gloriously moisturizing on my very dry, sensitive scalp and damaged hair. It has a pleasant, fruity smell and and has cute, purple packaging. The shampoo comes in three sizes: 1.35 for $9, 8.5oz for $32, or 16.5oz for $49. It is not cheap, but it is a very high quality shampoo. I highly recommend it for those with dry, sensitive scalps and damaged hair, particularly if you need a sulfate-free product like I do.



Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I really like this shampoo- its really moisturizing. Even if I wash my already dry hair daily, it does not become dried up with this shampoo. It also smells amazing and the scent lingers all day. A very nice, clean scent. Its a bit pricey, but I only need a quarter sized amount.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I tested the shampoo and conditioner as a set, alternating between this set and others and blow drying my hair with no product in it. My hair is highlighted blonde but otherwise not really fine or thick, about medium. When my hair consistently dried like silk and hence took about a decade off my hair's appearance compared with the others, I used it several days in a row to see if it would weigh my hair down. No, it didn't. This is my new HG set. I don't like the fragrance at all, and I almost threw it away after the first use before I'd dried my hair. ONE IMPORTANT CAVEAT. This is not a sub for a deep-conditioning treatment, IMO. If your hair is really fried, I recommend a weekly or bi-weekly mask or treatment. (I leave mine on in the shower a few minutes, Aveda's damage remedy intense restructuring treatment, but I'm sure there are home remedies, too. I left treatment out when testing the Caviar set.) What makes it good for daily use is that it's not too intense. When I didn't wash my hair every day, it looked greasy, but I was testing in hot weather. I do believe even in cold weather that this is sufficiently moisturizing to require daily shampooing. I would also definitely use it before a big event. I was surprised by negative reviews and highly recommend this, as I'm really picky about shampoo.


on 5/14/2016 10:32:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Background on my hair: waist length, bleached and toned, olaplex treated, fine in quality - thick in quantity. I have an oily scalp yet even moisturizing formulas have stripped my hair. Yes, it's difficult.

This doesn't contain sulfates per se, but close alternatives. I found this shampoo to be very drying. It's supposed to revive hair, hence the fancy "anti-aging" ingredients... but my hair felt like hay afterwards. This DOES contain silicone, which is a pro to me as silicone adds slip and locks in moisture on *my* hairtype. I know a lot of you out there are anti-silicone however - so I'm pointing this out now.

I do like that fragrance is very last on the list, it's so minimal of an amount I doubt any of you with sensitive scalps will be bothered by it. I do like that this contains various oils and extracts...even if I didn't reap the benefits. The different saccharomyces ferments are actually anti-oxidants so in theory this should reverse free-radical damage. My only hesitance regarding that is this is a shampoo, so it's not going to have much contact time with your hair. A leave in product containing those ingredients would be better for long term results. Editing to add: This lathers a lot.

Alterna as a brand has generally disappointed me. The ingredient lists are fancy yet the performances have always let me down. Honestly, some of their advertising is gimmicky. But I see that with nearly every brand these days. I will not repurchase.

Ingredient list for this shampoo: Water/Aqua/Eau, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycol Distearate, Glycereth-26, Algae Extract, Amodimethicone, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Phospholipids, Soy Amino Acids, Sodium Phytate, Polysilicone-15 Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Glycerin, Laureth-9, Caviar Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ascorbic Acid, Superoxide Dismutase, Polyquaternium-10, Trideceth-12, Tocopheryl Acetate, C12-13 Pareth 23, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Lauryl Alcohol, C11-15 Pareth-7, Butylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-7, Decyl Glucoside, Dihydroxypropyl PEG-5 Linoleammonium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Benzoic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance (Parfum).

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on 5/5/2016 3:52:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought this shampoo because I rec'd a sample of the Alterna Caviar volume mist and it did a great job. Youtube reviews made me try this shampoo. It lathers well. I notice a coating similar to silicone that concerns me and over time I am not confident that it will improve the health of my hair, but it seems to give a bit of volume to my fine hair. I have tried this 3 times and not sure this will truly moisturize as well as Bain De Terre Moisturizing Shampoo (which was AMAZING and provided certain moisture at first use) that is a fraction of the price at $10. I have seen rave reviews about this shampoo and will alternate it with my others and use the product until complete since it's sulfate free. I am afraid it will be harsh to use as a constant shampoo. I always complain about high prices of products but buy them anyway hoping that they will perform better. The performance of his shampoo is definitely not worth $30.

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on 1/18/2016 11:18:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I was really disappointed with this product. I really like Alterna products and they are the only products I use for my hair. Since this is their most popular product, I decided to try it. I have very fine hair that is prone to breaking and is dry at the ends. I thought this would be moisturizing since it has the word 'moisture' in it. Well, it does the opposite. It is extremely drying. My hair looks absolutely terrible when I use it, all dried out and poofy hairs sticking out. It is volumizing but not in a nice way. None of my other alterna products have done this to me, they usually make my hair look really nice. The only way I can make this work is if I put conditioner all over my hair including scalp, and normally i dont need conditioner or only use it on the bottom half of my hair. Really disappointed with this, especially with the high price tag. Also, it has an unpleasant smell like some chemical cleaning product but luckily it disappears once your hair is dry. If you have a similar hair type to me I would recommend the caviar rx instant recovery shampoo, it is way better and the same price.

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on 12/17/2015 9:14:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

My hair is extremely coarse & thick, in addition to being slightly dry, color-treated, and heat-styled. I also just turned 40, so the anti-aging aspect appeals to me. I need color protection, moisture, and strength. I prefer sulfate free shampoos on my hair, and this fit the bill. The shampoo itself is a thick, creamy, pearlescent white liquid with a spectactular fragrance. Like a mixture of blackberries & cardamom. It smells incredibly luxe & delicious. The shampoo lathers well, unlike a lot of sulfate-free products, and you don't need much product at all. I find that it leaves my hair feeling clean, but it can leave my hair pretty tangled if I don't comb through while rinsing. After conditioner, it feels great. I do think this could be a little more moisturizing, but it does the trick. If your hair is truly, truly parched, this probably won't be hydrating enough. On my slightly dry hair, it's fine. Upon blowdrying, my hair looks gorgeous - shiny, smooth & sleek. I definitely notice less breakage after using this, and it does help preserve my color. This is pretty pricey, but a little does go a long way. I would probably repurchase this.


on 12/1/2015 12:45:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I didn't find this shampoo to be very moisturizing at all. And it's outrageously expensive. So no, I would not buy this again.

Moisturizing shampoos that I would recommend over this one are Philip Kingsley's Moisture Extreme, Joico's Moisture Recovery, Nexxus' Therappe, and Herbal Essences' Hello Hydration.

This is a perfectly fine shampoo, it cleanses nicely and rinses cleanly. But it costs $32. Definitely NOT worth it.

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on 11/21/2015 7:17:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Some fancy lady left a half finished bottle of this shampoo at my friend's place. My friend dutifully used it up, and was so impressed she went straight to Sephora after finishing the bottle and, after a little initial sticker shock, repurchased. I'm a sucker for a word-of-mouth recommendation, so when I needed some new shampoo and conditioner, I purchased the Caviar Anti-Aging Duo at Sephora for the slightly discounted price of $54.

My friend has color treated hair and sort of oscillates between blonde and dark brown, so dryness is a huge issue for her and I think she really notices a difference with this product. My hair, on the other hand, is not color treated and stays pretty shiny and healthy looking as long as I condition, trim regularly, and use a low residue shampoo. However, I do get dry flaky patches on my scalp and I've noticed they have disappeared since I started using sulfate-free shampoos.

This shampoo kept my scalp feeling happy, and is probably the most luxurious sulfate-free shampoo I've ever used. It also smells delicious (like cardamom! yum!) but I'm still not sure it's worth the $27 price tag. You're not getting a lot of product. The bottle is also really stiff and it can be tough to turn the lid and squeeze out shampoo when you're all slippy in the shower. For $27, the packaging should be perfect and I think the product should be doled out a bit more generously.

I will be sticking to sulfate-free shampoos going forward, and I might treat myself to other products from the Alterna line in the future, but I probably won't try this particular shampoo again. I really appreciate the quality and luxuriousness of Caviar Anti-Aging, and Alterna's commitment to good ingredients, but while I'm happy to spend my dolla dolla bills on skincare, haircare, and makeup, the hair on my head is just not high maintenance enough to warrant a $32 shampoo that only lasts me three months.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

If you have weak hair that is needs BOTH moisture and strength, like a lot of "aging" hair, this will improve your hair. If it is porous (dull, tangly, and probably frizzy) I recommend it. Basically if you have all-over problem hair due to aging or even heat damage, this is going to work!

For my mid-20's, my hair is overall quite healthy, it is just dehydrated and is very difficult to infuse moisture into it to penetrate it. My hair cuticle isn't significantly porous, and this is a moisturizing shampoo for hair that is quite porous. But just because it didn't work for MY hair type, doesn't mean it isn't an amazing shampoo.

Because this shampoo CAN transform and greatly improve the hair type that it advertises for (anti-aging) and would also probably be really good for heat damaged hair!

My only problem with this shampoo and conditioner is the scent. I know it is like a "caviar" or sea-mineral ingredient based line... but it smells a little fish-tanky. In my opinion, it smells like... wet dog fur. Not necessarily dirty/stinky dog -lol- just like, wet fur of a normal/clean house dog. It is distracting to me and I don't like it at all! That being said, no one else has ever noticed or been bothered by it.

Alterna products are very quality and effective! I would recommend this to others, even if it wasn't what I needed for my hair.

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