Review Giovanni 2Chic Repairing Conditioner and By Sarah London Organic Facial Oil

Giovanni 2Chic Repairing Conditioner and By Sarah London Organic Facial Oil
(Gifted PR Samples)

I never know if anyone cares about a back story to products but circa 2011, I regularly used Giovanni hair care and my review for Giovanni 2 Chic Ultra-Sleek Flat Iron Styling Mist remains one of my most popular blog posts. As new conditioners came to my attention I moved on from Giovanni and for the past two years I've been happily using Madara Colour & Shine Conditioner but I fancied a changed. Long story short it's one of the last remaining products I use which contains linalool. I decided to re-visit the brand and try Giovanni 2Chic Repairing Conditioner.

Giovanni is a long standing company (est. 1979) who I appreciate to be cruelty free (leaping bunny certified) and the vast majority of their extensive product range is suitable for Vegans. Giovanni 2Chic Repairing Conditioner is marketed to damaged and over processed hair claiming to protect, nourish and restore with a formula that contains blackberries and coconut milk. For reference my hair is fine but plentiful, I colour it regularly and use heat styling tools. Lets talk about performance of this conditioner. In comparison to Madara it doesn't have the smoothing and detangling effect on application and it's not until styling that I notice softness. The aroma is pleasant and remains me of a salon brand, it's fairly perfumed which admittedly disappointed me at first since I had expectations of a fruity tropical scent from blackberries and coconut milk. The scent is strong but not too over powering and more noticeable after styling in comparison to Madara. I enjoy the overall feeling to my hair but it just misses the mark on softness and oddly I've experienced more static. I like the price point but it's not making me want to ditch my other conditioner any time soon however I would definitely like to branch out and try another from their range. I'll happily recommend but I don't think it's quite right for me. It's super tricky to find linalool free hair care so I celebrate that Giovanni fits that requirement.

Moving onto facial oils, I picked up By Sarah London Organic Facial Oil which is registered with the Vegan society and fragrance free (no essential oil allergens). I love a good facial oil and over the years I've tried out what feels like a million of them. Despite their popularity they do vary between brands. For me it's about the blend of ingredients and this one contains almond, apricot, pumpkin, argan, evening primrose and vitamin E. It's a good choice for most skin types but it is going to lend itself very well to those with sensitive skin. It feels great on my skin without greasiness. If facial oil isn't your thing then the By Sarah London range also includes cleansing balm (contains beeswax), bath salts, lip balm (contains beeswax) and body oil.

If you missed my last review then follow this link - Jason Organic Soothing Aloe Vera Hand Soap & Organii Cream Soap Almond

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