Friday, June 6, 2014

Review: Skinfood Argan Oil Silk Hair Shampoo (400g) and Skinfood Argan Oil Silk Hair Shampoo Conditioner (400g)

Hi there!

Today, I’ll be reviewing two hair care products from one of our favorite Korean brands, Skinfood.

Everyone, meet:

Skinfood Argan Oil Silk Hair Shampoo and Skinfood Argan Oil Silk Hair Conditioner



 These babies were bought separately, but I decided to present the reviews in one blog post.


According to the packaging:

Skinfood Argan Oil Silk Hair Shampoo

A shampoo that contains nourishing argan oil and silk to transform dry, damaged hair into healthy, shiny tresses.

Directions: Wet hair and scalp with lukewarm water. Lather up and massage into hair. Rinse off thoroughly.


Skinfood Argan Oil Silk Hair Conditioner

A conditioner that contains nourishing argan oil and silk to transform dry, damaged hair into healthy, shiny tresses.

Directions: After shampooing, squeeze out excess water. Pour an ample amount into palm. Apply evenly to hair, avoiding scalp and focusing on ends. After 1-2 minutes, rinse of thoroughly with lukewarm water.  


In other words, these two products are for dry and damaged hair. Mine is dry and damaged, too. Let’s see if these two babies could keep up with their promises.

MY EXPERIENCE/IMPRESSIONS

Packaging

I have no qualms about the packaging. Both products are extremely gorgeous, and uniquely designed. Who would have thought that a shampoo (and conditioner) bottle would look like fancy syrup jars? These jars, by the way, are made of some sort of plastic. They’re cute and handy, nonetheless. Not to mention that the pumps work perfectly just fine; a couple of pumps, at most, is all you need to have your hair covered.


While 400g may sound like a lot of product, it is conveniently packed in these gorgeous containers. In addition, the batch code, manufacturing date, and expiry date were all printed on the bottle.

Although both products didn’t come in with a box, for me, it doesn’t really matter. It serves its purpose just the way it is. Both bottles contain product descriptions and directions in English, which is very, very important for us who couldn’t understand Korean. Also, the labels are waterproof and they don’t come off easily even though you leave them at the bathroom.

Formulation

The Skinfood Argan Oil Silk Hair Shampoo is just like your typical shampoo; color is close to a shade of yellow, and it’s somewhat runny. It smells okay, because the fragrance is really subtle.

If you’re looking for a shampoo with a scent that would last for a couple of hours or more, this may not be for you. Scent is only good for half an hour, or probably less.

Skinfood Argan Oil Silk Hair Shampoo


The Skinfood Argan Oil Silk Hair Conditioner, just like the shampoo, is not something special.  It’s your typical creamy conditioner, and it smells just fine. Also, just like the shampoo, its fragrance doesn’t last long – half an hour, at most.

Skinfood Argan Oil Silk Hair Conditioner
I have tried both the shampoo and conditioner for over two months now, and sadly, both didn’t live up to my expectations. In my opinion, the two products didn’t improve the appearance of my hair; it’s still frizzy, and all. Plus, I think the formulation has not prevented (or possibly, caused) itching and flaking on my scalp. I know it’s disgusting, but it’s really something to think about before buying this.

One thing I love about it though, is that didn’t dry out my hair; some shampoos do, and create a disaster on my already-ruined hair. However, I’ve seen other shampoos (and conditioners) do a better job than this. The Skinfood Argan Oil Silk Hair Shampoo and Skinfood Argan Oil Silk Hair Conditioner are not bad, and they’re not great either.  In other words, there’s nothing really special about them.

Cost Efficiency

I’ve been using these since April 2014 - that’s roughly around 2 months; I would say that the 400g worth of shampoo and 400g worth of conditioner could go a long way. I guess I could finish up the bottles in a month, and that’s not bad. Three months’ worth of product is just a LOT!

However, if you’d ask me, I would rather go for a cheaper alternative. Skinfood Shampoo and even Conditioner, costs quite a fortune, and I could hardly see the benefits that I want to see. Yes, it is a lot of product, it is somewhat costly and it’s not readily available here in the Philippines. I was expecting a lot more from Skinfood, but I guess that’s all there is to it. Maybe it is meant to suit Korean hair, unlike mine, which is, you know, Filipina.

RATING:

·         Packaging  - 5.00 out of 5.00
·         Formulation – 4.50 out of 5.00
·         Cost Efficiency – 3.70 out of 5.00

Average Rating: 4.40 out of 5.00

Pros:
  • ·         Excellent packaging
  • ·         Easy to lather and apply on to hair
  • ·         A little product goes a long way
  • ·         Doesn't dry out your hair

Cons:
  • ·         Didn't prevent flaking or itching/ Caused flaking and itching (to be verified)
  • ·         Expensive at around Php700 per 400g bottle (to be verified)
  • ·         No visible improvements on hair

Repurchase? I guess I’ll take a pass on this one. I've seen better alternatives.

Have you ever used this before?

Post your comments below! J

Love lots,


NEWBEE


[DISCLAIMER] This is NOT a sponsored or paid advertisement. NEWBEE (the author of this blog) chose to buy the said product at her own expense. Please note that the reviews are not by any chance made by an expert on makeup and skincare; these reviews are all based on the author’s limited knowledge, thoughts, and opinions. 
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