Regular readers may be wondering where I've been and the reason for my silence. If you don't follow me on Twitter or Instagram (Skindeepblogger) then you may have missed the news that I've been busily working on a new lifestyle online magazine, Livingologie. Livingologie is dedicated to the art of living well and comprises fashion, health & fitness, food, home, social, travel and love sections, along with (of course) beauty. It's far more editorial in feel than my blog so please feel free to check it out if that's something of interest. I really feel that it offers something for everyone and has been a real labour of love. The only downside is that there are only so many hours in the day and working on that, along with my day job as a writer, has meant that Skin Deep has had to take a bit of a back-seat. I have missed working on the blog, which will always be focussed on providing honest, no-holds-barred reviews. I'm going to try to ease myself back into blogging gently, with a weekly review as a minimum & see how I manage my time from there. I'd love to hear your thoughts. For now, let's progress to today's Speed Review which is of Christophe Robin's Clarifying Shampoo with Camomile and Cornflower.
Christophe Robin isn't a brand with which I'm overly familiar but I was recently sent a selection of hair care products from the PR and decided to incorporate the Clarifying Shampoo with Camomile and Cornflower into my Sunday pampering routine, which always includes a detox shampoo followed by a hair mask.
My first impression was that it was a luxury brand. The packaging is minimalist but chic and I was happy to have it on display in my bathroom. As a brunette, I was slightly concerned that the Clarifying Shampoo was described as a "progressive lightening treatment for natural, coloured or highlighted hair" but there is a brand synergy there owing to Christophe Robin's reputation as an expert hair colourist. The directions were clear and easy to follow and I also appreciated that the label highlighted that the shampoo is free from "nasties" such as parabens, silicones and SLS. I liked that the transparent plastic bottle enabled me to tell how much product was remaining but I'd have preferred the convenience of a flip top lid over the screw top.
In terms of usage, a little of the clear, relatively liquid gel goes a long way. I was impressed at the generous lather which the SLS-free formula produces. It has a fresh, clean and inoffensive scent which rather reminded me of the scent of bar soap! It didn't linger in my hair once rinsed. As a shampoo, it was inherently easy to rinse out.
I felt that Christophe Robin Clarifying Shampoo with Camomile and Cornflower worked effectively to remove build up without irritating my sensitive scalp. At £25 for 250ml, Christophe Robin Clarifying Shampoo with Camomile and Cornflower is undeniably expensive and clearly a luxury product. I enjoyed using it and if you can justify the price, it's worth a look particularly owing to the quality of the ingredients.