Review of Emma S Sensitive Facial Oil Serum

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Pros:

This is the first facial oil I can use without getting pimples or my skin starting to itch.

Cons:

A bit pricey and small bottle.

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Emma S is a Swedish brand, whose products I have reviewed before, which was started by supermodel Emma S Wiklund. I really like the idea of using products from small brands with strong ideas and ethics rather then the multi-billion dollar cooperations who already made enough money, and therefore I get extremely excited when finding a brilliant product made with love and strong beliefs.

I love oils and I love serums, so this is a great combination for me, especially since its specifically made for sensitive skin. Because despite my love of oils my skin can not handle them, and I tend to break out or get blackheads after just a few days of use. Since oils are so hyped, I keep on trying my luck (yes im one of those people who purchase things after reading about them in a magazine) and getting disappointed.

The serum oil has a nice silky feeling, is perfume free, sinks in fast and works well with my regular cream (does not get sticky or takes ages to sink in). I started using it at the end of the summer, when my skin was hydrated, and it still blended in well without causing the usual pimples my skin is prone to when getting over-hydrated or when I use oil. The best part is that I can really see an instant result on my skin when using it, I wake up with smoother and more radiant looking skin. The minuses are that the bottle is 30 ml making the product a bit pricy.

Overall: starstarstarstarstar

Value for money: starstarstarnostarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarstar

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Alterna Caviar Repairx: RE-TEXTURIZING PROTEIN CREAM

 

Pros:

Controls frizz. Light weight.

Cons:

Expensive.

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The Caviar Repairx Protein Cream is free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates and synthetic colour. It promises to be a “A deeply restorative leave-in treatment for coarse, porous, severely damaged hair.”
I wouldn’t categorise my hair to be severely damaged, nevertheless, I definitely feel a difference when using the Repairx Protein Cream; it controls frizz, softens and detangles my hair (normally, I spend a little while brushing out my hair, using this cream my brush just goes right through it and it takes no time brushing my hair).

The cream is easy to use, you simply apply it to freshly cleansed hair, focus on the lengths and that’s it.

Overall, my hair feels soft and looks healthy. The cream feels thick and gives weigh to my hair without weighing my hair down or feeling “heavy” in a bad way. The scent is nice and not too much.

I believe the product has softened the texture of my hair. If I use oils, my hair gets weighed down and quickly feels greasy. This leave in blends in with my hair in a very natural way and does not make my hair greasy or feeling like it’s filled with products.  I don’t colour my hair, but I could imagine that this leave in treatment is great for coloured or sun damaged hair.

This is an expensive products, so I would categorise it as a luxury purchase that is worth the money.

This is one of the best leave in treatments I have used to date because it is easy to use and it softens my hair without weighing it down or making it greasy.

 

Overall: starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarnostar

 

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Alterna Caviar: Repair Instant Recovery Conditioner

 

Pros:

Makes my hair soft and easy to detangle

Cons:

Expensive

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I did a review of the Caviar Repair Instant Recovery Shampoo the other day, and I’m in love with it. The same goes for the conditioner. It has the same easy to use “cap system” as the shampoo, which makes it easy for me to get the conditioner out of the bottle. The conditioner has a lovely low key smell, and I don’t have to apply a lot of it to get the desired effect.

The conditioner is very good for damaged hair or to prevent damage. It’s supposed to keep hair healthy and repair any split ends or damages. I have a hard time actually testing that and seeing effects, but my hair definitely feels well maintained, healthy and smooth.

The Caviar conditioner is free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates and synthetic colour.

The conditioner (and shampoo) is fairly expensive, but if you have the money and are willing to give a little extra for great haircare, I can recommend it. There are most likely cheaper alternatives out there, that also does the trick, but I have to say that this conditioner gives me what I’m looking for all the way from bottle design and functionality to smell, ingredients and the effect it has on my hair.

 

Overall: starstarstarstarstar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarstar

 

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Alterna Caviar: Repair Instant Recovery Shampoo

 

Pros:

Makes my hair SO soft. Love the “cap system”.

Cons:

A bit expensive.

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I’m in love with this shampoo. It comes in an elegant bottle and the “cap system” makes it easy for me to get the shampoo from the bottle in my hand (hard to explain, but you simply twist the top, turn the bottle upside down (facing your palm) and press it gently. No shampoo is spilled or sits on the bottle and “dry”). Further, the shampoo smells nice without being too heavy, it makes my hair SO soft and I don’t have to apply heaps of it.

On top of that, the Caviar shampoo is free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates and synthetic colour.

I’ve been using this shampoo together with the conditioner (will write review soon) for a while now, and I’m a fan.

One of my friends mentioned that it can be a little tough on your scalp if you have a very sensitive scalp (she does), so she had to use another (very light) shampoo every second time. However, I have not experienced anything like that.

I can really recommend this shampoo. I love it.

 

Overall: starstarstarstarstar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarstar

 

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Tromborg: Herbal & Vitamin Shampoo

 

Pros:

Nice smell. Cleans my hair and makes it soft. No “fuss”

Cons:

I would like to know more about the ingredients in the shampoo and whether Tromborg tests on animals.

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The Herbal & Vitamin Shampoo from Tromborg is a really simple, down to earth shampoo that does what it promises. From the simple bottle and scent of the shampoo, I get the feeling that this shampoo has what I need without making crazy promises (like all the over-commercialised shampoos that has invaded my TV-screen for the past many years).

I have a small travel bottle with this shampoo, and I’ve used it when I’m travelling for a long time now. Normally, I use conditioner and once a week a hair mask, but this Tromborg shampoo actually does it for me (without conditioner) when I’m travelling – and I don’t even have any problems brushing out my hair.

The shampoo is very mild and doesn’t irritate the scalp.

On the negative side, I couldn’t seem to find that much information on the shampoo other than the “sales pitch” with all the vitamins it contains… No answers on: Organic? Perfume? Parbens? Is it animal tested? I couldn’t find answer to my question on the bottle or on their webpage. I tried Googling around and got some mixed answers… I found a blog comment that said that Tromborg didn’t test on animals, and on Amazon this shampoo should contain organic ingredients. But I would like some more information before I can make any conclusions.

 

Overall: starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarnostar

 

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Clinique: High Impact Mascara

 

Pros:

Good for a natural look. No clumping.

Cons:

It doesn’t really do the job for me. I have to apply it three or more times to get some long lash/volume effect.

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I was pretty disappointed with this mascara. I saw some good reviews of it around the web and wanted to try it out. The brush doesn’t really apply that much mascara to my eyes in one stoke, so I have to re-apply two or more times before I get an OK effect. This takes time and increases the chance of me getting mascara elsewhere (around my eyes) and having to use a cotton bud to remove it.

When applied three to four times in a row, my lashes looks fine, but no more than that. I use the mascara for every-day. For parties where I want to have a long and voluminous effect, I will not use the Clinique high impact mascara.

The mascara should be good for sensitive eyes, and my eyes didn’t “complain”.

Overall: starstarnostarnostarnostar

Value for money: starstarnostarnostarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarnostarnostarnostar

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