Saturday, 13 July 2019

Speed Review: Palmer's Coconut Oil Repairing Conditioner

Palmer's coconut oil repairing conditioner review

I decided to try Palmer's Coconut Oil Repairing Conditioner after seeing a recommendation for it on Twitter. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't have even considered haircare from Palmer's, a brand which I associate first & foremost with cocoa butter body products.

On first impressions, the packaging clearly communicates what the product is and the key ingredient of coconut oil. The style of the packaging is in keeping with the affordable price point of the brand and whilst it doesn't look luxurious or aspirational, it is functional- the tube lends itself well to the rich formula of the conditioner during use. The directions are clear and the packaging text makes reference to various "free from" claims which I usually appreciate, although I did eyeroll at the gluten free claim- after all, I don't know about you, but I don't tend to eat my beauty products!

As aforementioned, the conditioner has a rich texture. It's a thick cream with a rather alarming yellow colour (reminiscent of '80s hair products!) but nonetheless, it was easy to work through my hair. A little goes a long way. During use, I was surprised that it didn't have a particularly notable coconut scent but was instead sweet and synthetic smelling. Rinsability was average. Overall, I found the usage reminiscent of rather dated products.

I never notice or particularly look out for de-tangling benefits but I did notice that it was effortless to comb through my hair when wet, following my shower. I noticed this much more so than with other products so it might be worth looking out for if you do need de-tangling products.

Following use, my hair was left feeling super soft and looking smooth and shiny, but not weighed down. There was no overpowering scent once my hair was dried and styled.

At £4.19 for 250ml, Palmer's Coconut Oil Repairing Conditioner is an affordable hair product but one which I wouldn't repurchase, simply because I personally didn't enjoy the usage.


Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Speed Review: Argan Plus Moroccan Mint Invigorating Body Wash

Apologies readers, it's been a while since I last logged on and shared a review. It's been hectic and with one thing & another, blogging has had to take a back seat. In light of this busy time, the Argan Plus Moroccan Mint Invigorating Body Wash appealed to me- after all, I've needed all the help I can get in the invigorating and energising department!

I picked this up on offer as the green tube, which clearly communicates the key ingredient, appealed to me when I saw it on the shop shelf. I like to have a separate morning and evening (for those post-gym nights) body wash to suit the mood of the time of day and the invigorating promises of this captured my attention, not least because I'm far from a morning person! When it came to usage, the tube proved functional and I liked that it allowed for easy control when dispensing the product.

Argan Plus Moroccan Mint Invigorating Body Wash has a relatively thick, pearlised gel texture. I must confess to not liking pearlised gel formats as I tend to think of them as cheap and poor quality. That said, this was easy to work into a fairly generous lather, perhaps unsurprising given the inclusion of SLS. A bath puff would make it go even further.

As the name suggests, Argan Plus Moroccan Mint Invigorating Body Wash has a refreshing scent which I found to be reminiscent of fresh Moroccan Mint tea. I couldn't detect the scent on my skin following use. I liked the Moroccan link, tying together the scent with the brand's key message (Argan Oil tends to be from the Country).

Following use, my skin felt fresh and clean but a little dry so I couldn't forgo moisturiser. It worked as an affordable body wash which did the job but I'd be unlikely to repurchase as for me, it lacked that indulgence factor which I love to incorporate. Argan Plus Moroccan Mint Invigorating Body Wash costs £4.15 for 200ml.
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