Selasa, 15 Maret 2011

Speed Reviews: d'Anu Hair Care, Oskia and Melvita

D'Anu Vital Complex Shampoo & Hyaluronic Age Defying Conditioner


I had quite high hopes of this pair that promise to restore sad locks with antioxidants, proteins, minerals and amino acids. The conditioner contains hyaluronic acid said to penetrate deeply into the hair and lock in moisture. The shampoo is a low lather which improves considerably on the second wash, and two were definitely needed. The conditioner is a lovely texture, not too thick and with a fresh smell. It rinsed away reasonably easily. However, the set is not for my hair. My hair is normal to dry, not coloured or treated in any way, and rather than boost hydration, it seems to have had the opposite effect. It's rather dull looking the following day and feels drier than usual. I think at £18 and £23 respectively, I'd be disappointed if I'd bought these, but have a feeling they probably do wonders if your hair runs to oily. The website doesn't indicate, other than 'damaged' quite what hair type these formulas are best for. 

Oskia Renaissance Mask



I'm already a fan of Oskia Cleansing Balm, and this mask is also an absolute joy to use. Passionfruit and Papaya enzymes whisk away old cells to reveal a fresher, more glowy complexion. I didn't get any of the familiar sting that comes with energetic enzyme treatments and my skin looked infinitely more lively post mask. The texture is gorgeous - a silky balm, the smell is beautiful (roses) and the whole package is one I'd be happy to treat my skin to on a regular basis, even at £48.


Melvita Quintessential Oils


Melvita is one of the few natural (ECO Cert) brands that behaves way ahead of expectations, every single time. If you harbour a secret view that natural or organic can mean wishy-washy, you won't find that the case here. I already love their pure Argan Oil and use on a regular-ish basis. There are three Quintessential Oils - I plumped straight away for Moisturising Care, but didn't like the smell (a bit too hempy for my liking) so moved on to Soothing Care for Sensitive Skin and it's lovely. A beautiful slick texture that leaves skin feeling pampered. There is also Re-Balancing Care but I don't have combination skin so gave that one a miss. I think any of these would be a great introduction to skin oils if you haven't already tried any; prices are £28 each for 30ml.

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