When my pH strips arrived in the mail, I spent the rest of the day testing EVERY product in the house. I was surprised to find that Mineral Fusion Anti-dandruff shampoo had an acidic pH. This is the shampoo my husband uses everyday…for something like the past 3 years. I buy it because it isn’t tested on animals.
I am writing a few posts on shampoo because it affects the scalp, which is skin. And also because while researching the pH of facial products, I learned that pH is also important for shampoo/conditioner. A high pH shampoo may lead to cuticle damage and frizzy hair. When I was researching pH strips, I found a lot of comments made by women who were using them to test their hair products because they wanted to reduce frizz.
I’m a big fan of Davines products in general. I really like the Well-Being Shampoo from their naturaltech line and love the artwork on the bottle. I recently switched to silicone-free hair products and was happy to find that they offer a lot of shampoos and conditioners that are silicone-free.
In our pursuit of the best bar soap that you can use on the face and body, we’ve ended up with Vanicream Cleansing Bar. It is marketed as being for sensitive skin and being free of dyes, lanolin, fragrance, parabens and is non-comedogenic. This seems to be highly recommended by dermatologists and has received pretty good reviews from most of the folks over at MUA for use as a facial cleanser.
I use Hada Labo Tokyo Replenishing Hydrator every day specifically because it includes hyaluronic acid as an ingredient. We all have hyaluronic acid in our skin and it keeps it plump and hydrated. Applied topically, it is a great moisturizer and can boost the moisture content of skin. It is definitely on the list of products I cannot live without!
Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple was my only cleanser for six years. I had a love/hate relationship with it and sometimes felt that there were better cleansers out there and I just couldn’t find them. Mostly, what I loved is that when I used it with my clarisonic brush, it didn’t sting my eyes.