After receiving and loving the Salon Science Swiss Apple Shampoo and Conditioner from one of the Libbie Club Box reviews (which you can read about here), I was contacted by Salon Science to see if I would like to try more products from their different collections and so naturally, I said yes please! Salon Science is a revolutionary beauty regime for your hair and the products contain a fusion of powerful active ingredients and the highest concentration of plant stem cell extracts within the formulations, replenishing and reviving the hair from the inside out.
The range of products are formulated and developed by leading biochemistry experts in Switzerland and are designed to tackle a series of hair problems, concentrating on four key areas… and there really is something for everyone!
PhytoCellTec Swiss Apple – Anti-ageing and restored volume
AnaGain Organic Pea Sprout – Targeting hair loss
GSP-T Swiss Grape – For repair and radiance
AquaCacteen Organic Cactus – For hydration and scalp relief
The first range I was sent products for is the GSP-T Swiss Grape, for repair and radiance, and I was kindly sent the Retextuluxe Shampoo and Conditioner, Recorrect Leave in Treatment and the Reglosse Smoothing Serum. The GSP-T Swiss Grape formula is a powerful and luxurious multi-tasking range which contains a potent antioxidant complex that binds to the hair’s surface to instantly revitalise and strengthen damaged, over-processed hair.
The Retextuluxe Shampoo (£11) and Conditioner (£12) is a restorative cleanser and conditioner to instantly repair, strengthen and retexturise lifeless hair that has been stripped by chemical treatments – we’ve all been there! The duo is formulated with GSP-T which combines Swiss Grape seed procyanides and natural tocopherol to protect from damage and shield against colour fade. Scientific vocabulary aside, it is a shampoo and conditioner that works wonders for damaged hair that needs intensive nourishment. It also smells divine! For an extra treatment, leave the conditioner in a couple of minutes, or longer if you are having a nice, relaxing bath, and enjoy the softness afterwards!
Another product from the GSP-T Swiss Grape range is the Recorrect Leave In Treatment (£14), which is a deeply nourishing corrective treatment for hair that is well and truly frazzled! It contains agents which will immediately saturate, restore and retexturise porous and damaged hair and is formulated with the GSP-T to help prevent colour fade, leaving your hair looking much more vibrant and radiating health. It is super easy to use too – once you have shampooed and conditioned, towel dry the hair, and apply the Leave In Treatment throughout the hair from root to tip. Then simply comb the formula through and style as required. Salon Science recommend using the treatment at least twice a week and it is gentle enough to be used every time you wash your hair.
Finally from the GSP-T Swiss Grape range I have been trying out the Reglosse Smoothing Serum (£12), which is definitely one of my favourite products in the collection as it is not a sticky, tacky kind of serum, and makes my ends super smooth. It is a rich, smoothing serum containing the tocopherol and grape seed extract to tame and instantly nourish dry, frizzy, uncontrollable hair. It is a little like a glossy top coat for the hair and it works so well at repairing those pesky split ends and smoothing flyaways for a radiant, silky soft finish. It can be used on dry or towel dried hair, by applying one pump of the formula into your hands and smoothing throughout the mid to the ends of your hair.
The Salon Science range which I had originally tried in my Libbie Club Box was the PCT Swiss Apple, which also smells insanely beautiful and it is for targeting anti-ageing within the hair and for adding and restoring volume to the hair. Swiss Apple is a powerful, youth restoring range which is formulated with award-winning plant stem cell extracts of a rare Swiss Apple for stronger, healthier and younger looking hair.
As I have tried both the Shampoo and Conditioner, and have been really pleased with the results, I was excited to try the Cellutensive Masque (£19), which is a rejuvenating anti-ageing treatment which is enriched with the advanced plant stem cells as mentioned above which protects the longevity of hair cells, whilst also improving the hair’s health, strength and thickness. It has been formulated with Keratin and Wheat Protein and contains powerful repairing actives to prolong vibrancy and shine. It is a lightweight mask, which is to be applied to damp hair after using the Shampoo and before you use the Conditioner, and is to be left on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing off and is to be used once a week or more often if required. One thing I did try with this Masque, when my hair was crying out for nourishment and volume, was to leave the product on my hair overnight and then rinsed it off in the morning. It doesn’t feel the greatest when you wake up, but as soon as you rinse it off well, my hair was in such better condition and then I top it up once a week for 5-10 minutes.
The final products I have been trying are from the AquaCacteen Organic Cactus range for hydration and scalp relief. This collection is a nourishing, gentle and luxurious range of products that instantly restores moisture levels to parched hair and distressed scalps and is infused with an extract of rare organic cactus to soothe and rehydrate the hair and scalp. I think a lot of the time people associate scalp relief products with dandruff, and they are sometimes misunderstood. For example, the heat, the cold, and hair products, and tying my hair up all call my scalp to get a little stressed sometimes, and I don’t suffer from dandruff, but it can do the skin on the scalp wonders by giving it a little TLC, and if your scalp is happy and healthy, then your hair is more likely to grow quicker, and be much healthier too.
The first AquaCacteen product I am going to talk about is the Hydrafoliant Scalp Scrub (£12), and which the packaging looks quite funky, a little like a toothpaste tube! It is a luxurious pre-shampoo scalp treatment which contains powerful exfoliants to lift and remove skin cells for a visibly smoother and clearer scalp. It looks like pretty much other, regular body scrubs and you can see and feel the tiny scrub particles within the formula which rids the scalp of excess dead skin cells, to leave the scalp feeling so much healthier.
It is formulated with the water-binding compounds of a rare Organic Cactus, known for its hydrating and soothing properties and gives relief to irritated and itchy scalps, and the Hydrofoliant works at nourishing and nurturing the scalp, clearing the way for healthy, radiant hair. As mentioned, it is a pre-shampoo treatment, and is to be applied to damp hair using the directional nozzle to target the scalp. You then gently massage all over the scalp, leaving it on for 5-10 minutes and then rinsing thoroughly. I have certainly not seen a hair scrub before but I definitely love it!
Earlier I spoke about the Swiss Apple Masque, and there is also a masque in this collection too – the Hydrasorb Intensive Masque (£14), which is an intensive, scalp purifying treatment which is formulated with anti-irritant actives and ultra-hydrating, water-binding compounds of the rare Organic Cactus as within the Scrub. As I also mentioned, with the Masques, you can leave them on inbetween shampooing and conditioning for 5-10 minutes and then rinsing off, or you can leave them on overnight, which I tend to do, as I find it gives the most amazing results.
From the first use, my hair and scalp becomes saturated with high levels of moisture to instantly hydrate the hair and soothe and protect those irritable, itchy scalps. I have loved being able to try out some of the other products in the Salon Science haircare collection, and although they are not the cheapest products on the market, they are certainly worth the spend, as they are also definitely not the most expensive either. I have found my Swiss Apple Shampoo and Conditioner has lasted me around a month or more now, as a little goes a long way!
You can check out Salon Science’s amazing haircare collections online here.
*This post contains PR samples, but all views are my own