A look at the Age Therapy Shampoo, Conditioner and Root Boosting Volumizing Tonic
I discovered the Nuance Salma Hayek beauty line, a CVS exclusive, while browsing the shelves for a new tinted moisturizer. Since picking up my first product, I’ve been back for items from Hayek’s line of cruelty-free hair and skin products inspired by her Grandmother.
I was excited to review the Flax Seed Age Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as the Root Boosting Volumizing Tonic. They had me interested from the word go as some pregnant women get thick, gorgeous hair because of all those surging hormones. However I got a little of the opposite, which means thinning hair!
The Age Therapy line contains flax seed, faba seed, pea extract, and a thing called tepezcohuite. Tepezcohuite is Mimosa Bark extract that adds body and strength to hair that is weak or thinning. Nuance products are animal-friendly and paraben free. On top of all that they are wallet-friendly as well.
One small thing I love about about Nuance’s Age Therapy line is the shape and elegant appearance of the bottles. I know it’s such a small thing compared to the ingredients but it makes me happy with the soft shades of blue and tapered bottle that allows for easy pick up with wet hands.
I found the Age Therapy Shampoo ($7.99) gave my hair a little thickness along with a nice overall scent. Do not, however, expect this shampoo to have a sudsy lather. That is one of the downfalls of paraben free products. But it did gently and fully clean my hair.
Nuance’s Age Therapy line has a nice scent, somewhere in the middle of fruity and floral but not overpowering. I can’t put my finger on the exact scent but this shampoo and conditioner combination has a lot of fire power inside. The Flax Seed Age Therapy Conditioner ($7.99) however wasn’t a match as I felt it wasn’t hydrating enough for my hair. My guess is that the conditioner is made to be more lightweight to keep from weighing down thinning hair. Those with fine hair should check it out.
The Root Boosting Volumizing Tonic ($12.99) gives my hair a nice boost every day as well as helping to tame the pesky flyaways that are caused by my cozy fleece pillow case. Like the shampoo and conditioner, this tonic is full of more good stuff like keratin, vitamin B-5, and rice bran oil to prevent split ends and breakage. I was even able to keep my curls in shape without using a curling cream.
One of my important factors to purchasing personal care products is finding cruelty-free items that fit into my budget (which can tend to be very small these days.) The discovery of Salma Hayek’s Nuance brand of skincare and haircare products make my life so much easier, especially since I can pick them up at my local CVS.
we heartsters – have you picked up anything from the Nuance Salma Hayek line? What are your favorites?
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Lucy loves Lady Gaga, lattes, trashy television and anything zombies. She’s a geeky girl who likes tech gadgets, reading tons of books, playing with gender roles and is constantly surrounded by a small army of cats.
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skin type: Dry to Normal
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