Two of France’s best exports: Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk and Soothing Make-Up Remover Wipes
I’m going to level with you…I’m lazy when it comes to skin and hair care. Like, REALLY lazy. And as I’ve gotten older with a busy “grown up” schedule and time became a precious commodity, the situation seems to have only gotten worse. But thanks to Klorane Laboratories – makers of fantastic and convenient green products – I’ve found I have a fast, simple way to take care of my skin and hair and still save time!
Founded in the 1960s, this beloved French brand was one of the first companies to bring herbal shampoos and hair care to the masses. These botanically enriched, gentle formulas were a big departure from the harsh, even damaging products sold in the aisles of drugstores at the time.
Today, Klorane has expanded beyond hair and into skin care, yet they continue to produce natural and gentle formulas while using only pure plant extracts. After using two Klorane products for a few weeks I’m convinced that Klorane is doing exactly as they promise; combining what they describe is the “best of nature” with the “best of science.”
First up, the Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk ($18). This was my first foray into dry shampoos but the idea intrigued me, as I’m someone who never goes a day without washing my hair because of how oily it becomes. But with a quick few spritzes of the Gentle Dry Shampoo and my hair was revitalized!
Made with soothing oat milk, cleansing cornstarch and oil absorbing microspheres, this shampoo really made a difference – my hair had more volume and was definitely less oily. It also had a nice, fresh smell that lingered for a bit but then dissipated leaving my hair odor free.
Best of all a dry “hair wash” is fast and easy; just apply a few spritzes of the Gentle Dry Shampoo around the crown, let it sit for two minutes, then brush out and through your hair. And while it does spray on slightly powdery white, never fear dark haired lasses! Once brushed my hair looked totally normal and thankfully not like I had been rolling around in flour.
While the dry shampoo was nice, it was the Soothing Make-Up Remover Wipes with Cornflower that I really loved!
These wipes made cleansing my face possible, when I was just too lazy for a full-in bathroom sink face wash. The touted French grown cornflower did exactly as promised; it soothed and calmed skin, reduced puffiness and left my whole face feeling hydrated and clean. The generously sized, super soft wipes did a nice job of removing dirt and gunk, even make-up.
Plus, since these wipes have a pH balance similar to tears and are ophthalmologist tested; they are truly gentle and won’t irritate even the most sensitive of eyes. And unlike other wipes with heavy perfume or soapy scents, these wipes are refreshing with their simple, clean smell. The best part though is that you can find these French favorites at your local drugstore! You’ll find a package of 25 Soothing Make-Up Removal Wipes for only $10.99 at Walgreens!
I think Klorane products have found a place in my daily routine, not only for their great nourishing and cleansing properties but also for how easy and convenient they are to use!
Readers – have you found the joy of French, green beauty legends Klorane Laboratories? Share your fave products in the comments!
Kari is a Minneapolis based artist who drinks too much coffee and enjoys taking pictures of the strange foods she eats. She’s always running 10 minutes behind despite her clock being an hour fast. You can find her musings on art, music and food at her blog, Tuna Fish Casserole.
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