I was also lucky enough to be on the Olia trial team and received the PR box for this product which was a huge glossy package which deconstructed what it would be like on a shelf. Right off the bat, it was impressive! (See video for more on that)
The colouring system itself is very similar to any other home colour – add the colour to the developer creme, shake and apply. The little twists that I liked was the hole in the box to hold the bottle to stop spilling and the applicator bottle itself has a really long nozzle so you can get right in to the roots.
No ammonia removes the horrid normal colouring smell with a lot of the others. It’s ultra nourishing and there is no tingling or itching while it’s being applied and it sticks without drips, so I could keep doing things while it was colouring.
I may have chosen the wrong colour (Golden Brown) as it didn’t seem to change as the bottle suggested. No-one has noticed the colour of my hair, although I have had a lot of comments on the condition of my hair so in that way it’s a win. I think that I’ll chose two or three shades lighter next time and hope to see a real difference.
In the end, I have had more vibrant colour, but I’ve never had such a conditioning result from a home hair colouring system. It’s easy to use, beautifully packaged and very clean to apply. Choose the right colour and you’ll be glad you did!
I’ve been using the Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser for about 10 days now (morning and night) but it’s been so drying to my skin that I’ll have to stop. It’s unfortunate, because there are a lot of positives about this product.
The packaging is gorgeous – I was excited to get the Naturals range for it’s pure beauty in the shower – the pump is a little stiff, but eases up after a while.
The smell is heavenly – I think it must be the willow bark (although I’m not sure what willow bark smells like so it could just be the fragrance ingredient) that is so refreshing.
The number of ingredients – often cleansers have up to 20 ingredients, a lot of which are unpronounceable, but this has only 12, of which 10 are naturally derived (and one is water) and all are pronounceable in easy english – a big plus to know what’s going on my face.
The gel formulation was easy to use and it spread to cover what it needed to cover using only a small amount of product. It wasn’t too “chunky” so didn’t need extra water to lather.
However, with all of these good points, the one point that matters to me over all others is how it’s made my skin feel and for that, this product has unfortunately failed. I don’t have problem skin at all, I’m pretty middle-of-the-road, but I think this may work better for very oily skin or perhaps used in hotter weather where the moisture of the air can compensate.
Thanks beautyheaven for the trial, but it’s too drying to buy for myself.