NATURAL HAIRCARE FOR THE MODERN WOMAN WITH KÉRASTASE: AURA BOTANICA + DERMO-CALM

Can you relate to that moment when you sit in the salon chair in your plastic cape after shampoo and conditioner & wonder if you’ve always been this ugly. Well, I’m getting the salon experience at home thanks to the Kérastase team who kindly send me their new Kérastase Specifique Dermo-Calm Bain Vital Shampoo and Dermo-Calm Intensive Soothing Treatment Vials and their Kérastase Aura Botanica range. I was curious to try the Aura Botanice range because it contains a combination of oils in each product. My hair generally likes oils because they are nourishing and give your hair enough slip to prevent tugging and dryness, which leads to breakage. The range is also marketed as being silicone free and the ingredients are 96% naturally derived. Aura Botanica refines nature into a luxurious experience featuring handpicked Samoan Coconut and Moroccan Argan oils, with no silicones, no sulfates, and no parabens. and the bi-phase moisturizing oil-mist nourishes hair and controls frizz.

The Aura Botanica collection fulfills a growing desire for responsible luxury. Offering truly effective care to enhance natural, lightly devitalized hair to leave it with a healthy glow. Elevating the sensorial, it introduces the sublime sensation of “nude” hair, uncoated and free of residues. Resplendent, glowing hair, reawakened to its natural beauty. TRUE NATURALITY with formulas composed from an average of 96% natural origin ingredients. Active ingredients are sourced from a responsible purchasing program. All formulas average 97% biodegradable. No Silicones. No Sulfates. No Parabens. TRUE PERFORMANCE, with proven active ingredients which deliver 48 hours of durable nutrition, 72 hours of anti-frizz control and 4 times more shine. And TRUE LUXURY in a complete sensory experience; indulgent textures and a bespoke fragrance, enveloped in elegant packaging. The experience is enhanced by a customized in-salon ritual and relived, as moments of pure wellbeing at home. Pleasure made even more beautiful with the exquisite quality of responsibly sourced coconut and argan oils. Utilising 96% natural origin ingredients, including responsibly sourced Samoan Coconut Oil and Moroccan Argan Oils, the nourishing micellar shampoo gently yet effectively cleanses away dirt and impurities; it transforms into an airy lather and is naturally coloured by caramel pigments. Infused with Sweet Orange Essential Oil, the shampoo will expertly cleanse tresses whilst imparting an aromatic scent. Hair is protected against frizz and looks nourished, three times shinier and re-energised. A 96% naturally derived formula. Free from silicones, sulphates and parabens.

This gentle cleansing shampoo, naturally coloured by caramel pigments, is a unique alliance of natural origin surfactants that transform into a luxurious lather to cleanse away impurities, while preparing the fibre for optimal conditioner penetration to preserve nude touch and healthy glow. Unlike in most sulfate-free shampoos, sulfates have been replaced with natural origin sufactant agents creating it’s remarkable light, airy yet substantial lather and must always be used with Soin Fondamental. The Bain Micellaire shampoo has your typical shampoo like texture – a little gel like and perhaps a little more runny than regular shampoo. It’s my least favourite product of the range, only because the naturally derived cleansers left hair feeling a bit matte and dry. It’s just a feeling I don’t particularly like, even though I’ve experienced this kind of texture before when using other naturally-based shampoos. I thought this shampoo might not leave your hair feeling dry as it contains coconut and argan oil, as I always condition my hair after shampooing, so it’s not a that big of a deal.

Now let’s talk about one of my favorite products that I received which is the Soin Fundamental conditioner. This 97% natural origin treatment’s creamy, indulgent texture coloured by natural caramel is richer than a conditioner, but feels lighter than a masque. Thanks to the certified organic coconut and argan oils, it immediately melted into my hair, repaired with Bain Micellaire, to infuse 48 hours of deep, durable nutrition. It detangled and improved my hair quality immensly! My hair is more nourished, stronger and shinier.  I have noticed that my hair does appear to be shinier after using the Aura Botanica Shampoo & Conditioner. The Kerarastase Aura Botanica Lait De Soie is a heat-protecting leave-in lotion that can be used for all hair types lacking shine and care. The formula is made from 99% natural ingredients, enriched with coconut oil from Samoa and Moroccan argan oil. It gave my hair a long-lasting softness, a weightless silky feeling, and easier investigation and has an anti-frizz effect. Aura Botanica Lait De Soie is heat-resistant up to 230 ° C, and protects your hair during drying with a hair dryer.

The range has a rosemary slash herbal scent but smells fresh. I don’t like overly scented products, Using these products in the bathroom and shower gave me that pampering feeling. I really like how all of the ingredients are sustainably sourced – very often ‘all natural’ and ‘green beauty’ brands don’t discuss sustainability when it comes to plant based ingredients. most of the time, this is just a marketing term.  The products work really well together as expected, but I really like the conditioner and leave-in lotion in particular. This naturally derived haircare line is much better than any natural drugstore haircare lines that I have tried. Besides Kerastase’s Aura Botanica range, Kérastase offers a variety of haircare products for your specific hair concerns. One of the other products I received were their Kérastase Specifique Dermo-Calm Bain Vital Shampoo and Dermo-Calm Intensive Soothing Treatment Vials. I’ve tried the treatment, both the vials combined with the shampoo for a period of three weeks and I did see an improvement. However, I believe that this process needs to be repeated for maximum results. I didn’t have a severe dry scalp, just a sensitive one before starting this treatment.  It’s an excellent product for people with a sensitive scalp and fine hair but for people with severe scalp issues, I don’t know if these products are effective enough to cure their hair concerns. The formula definitely soothes and relaxes your scalp. It was the first time trying out a hair treatment like this and I was pleasantly suprised!

This post was not sponsored. These products were sent to me as a PR package.
All opinions are my own.

 

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