Go to bed with a WINK and a SHINE #PinkWink

amalie beauty wink and shine

Today I want to introduce you to the second half of my Amalie Beauty skincare routine. I’ve told you about Amelie Beauty SHINE Organic Brightening Face Oil (reviewed here) previously but want to reiterate what I love about it. This terrific facial oil has not only helped my skin but it’s taught me a big lesson about fragrance. When SHINE and WINK were sent for review and I read about them I was a little, or maybe more than a little, worried about the fragrance of SHINE. But I wanted the effects of this: hydration, nourishment, diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, naturally fade dark spots and blemishes, and end up with a more even skin tone.

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

SHINE Organic Brightening Face Oil has a jasmine fragrance so you’d expect this fragrance-phobe to run the other way but that didn’t happen. I love the scent and find it soothing to use at bedtime. While SHINE can be used morning or night I prefer it at night since it’s a little less absorbant than some facial oils.

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

SHINE is not alone in going to bed with me, WINK is right there too. I delayed writing about WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil for a few reasons. First it sells out so quickly that I wanted to be sure that it was in stock for you to buy. And more important WINK, starting on October 1, 2016, turned pink. You are going to hear a lot of BCA this month and what companies are going to do to help fight for the cure. But no one is going to be as unique and helpful as Amalie Beauty. For every tube of WINK sold they will donate one to a cancer warrior to help them regrow their lashes and brows that have been lost through chemotherapy. #PinkWink #BOGOforthe cure

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer (original box)

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer (original box)

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer #PinkWink

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer #PinkWink

If I could do cartwheels I’d do them after using WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil for the last two months. I use this almost every single night on my eyebrows and about 2 – 3 times a week on my lashline. I never had to go through actual chemotherapy but I was on chemo drugs for almost 2 years. In that time my hair loss was considerable and my eyelashes and brows became skimpy. There’s a lot of self-deprecation when this goes on. I wasn’t feeling well and I hated the way I looked. But by the grace of god I came through it all and went into remission. It’s been over 5 years and my doctor tells me I’m good to go. When I fell two years ago and was in rehab I went through the process again though not due to drugs. Having WINK come into my life has been a savior. While I plucked my eyebrows in between my eyes, I just kept watching my brows get skimpier and skimpier. Now I am back to plucking!!!! Who ever thought that would be an accomplishment? We mostly complain about plucking but WINK has helped to make my brows fuller. I know that they’ll never be back to normal but I’m not getting any younger so that’s typical.

WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil

WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil

This is strictly a bedtime babe for me. Directions say to click the pen 180 degrees to get the product to come out on the brush, apply it to brows and/or your lashline, massage it gently in. That’s it. Since I wear eye makeup every day this would interfere but I can and do use it at bedtime.

Amalie Beauty WINK

Amalie Beauty WINK

Why use this? As you can see above WINK conditions, strengthens, and enhances your eyelash and eyebrow hairs. WINK is a mix of Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9 essential fatty acids from a variety of natural nut and seed oils. Studies have been done that have shown that applying essential fatty acids topically can help awaken dormant follicles. It doesn’t promise to regrow hair but personally it has helped me, especially on my eyebrows. A tube should last you 60 days but I’ve used mine longer and can see there’s a lot left in it.

I hope you’ll read the story behind #PinkWink and #BOGOforcure here, I know you’ll be as touched as I am. Do yourself a favor and add this wonderful product to your routine. At the same time you’ll be helping someone who’s in need.  —  Marcia

*product sent for editorial consideration, all opinions are 100% my own

SHINE Ingredients: Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Oil, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Helianthus Annuus Sunflower (Seed) Oil, Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf (Bearberry) Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit Seed) Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil

WINK Information: Each bottle has 72 rotations inside–enough to start the pen and use it for 60 days on either lashes or brows. Therefore “2 month’s usage” is based on the directions, so please follow them precisely. To start the pen, rotate the bottom chamber 10 times (slowly) until a small amount of product expels to the tip. Each night, after removing all makeup, rotate the pen 180 degrees (1/2 rotation) and apply by gliding along the eyelid or eyebrow; repeat for the other eyelid / eyebrow. Massage gently into the skin (optional). Each bottle has 72 rotations inside–enough to start the pen and apply for 60 days to either lashes or brows.

WINK Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Himalayan Cherry/Dhatelo Seed (Prinsepia Utilis Oil), Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil , Punica Granatum (Pomegrenate) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate.

Being the best you can be with Nude Skincare ProGenius Oil

Nude Skincare ProGenius Oil

Nude Skincare ProGenius Oil

There’s a special reason that there’s a heart next to the NUDE PROGENIUS OIL and that’s because I’m loving it. I’ve heard so much about Nude Skincare so when they reached out about this special oil I was happy to give it a try.

Nude Skincare ProGenius Oil

Nude Skincare ProGenius Oil

There are 3 different products in the ProGenius line: Milk, Rescue Oil and Oil. All are Omega Treatments for your skin so picking the one that best suits you will be the only challenge you’ll have with these products. If they are all as great is for your skin as Omega Treatment Oil is for mine, you’re in for a treat.

Nude ProGenius line

Nude ProGenius line

NUDE ProGenius Omega Treatment Oil is an “anti-aging facial treatment oil formulated with a potent blend of omegas and 10 natural plant oils to promote smooth, youthful, luminous skin.” My normal to dry skin is what this particular oil was created for.

Directions call for 2-3 drops of the oil depending on the amount of hydration your skin needs. With the mild fall we’ve been having I usually only need 1 drop but I’ll step that up once the weather becomes severe again.

Nude Skincare ProGenius Oil Dropper

Nude Skincare ProGenius Oil Dropper

I love the packaging of this treatment oil. The dark blue (being a favorite color) keeps light from penetrating and spoiling the vital nutrients and active plant oils and extracts. The dropper assures I won’t spill any and that I can adjust the amount I need.

Nude Skincare ProGenius Oil

Nude Skincare ProGenius Oil

So why Omegas? According to NUDE: “Our signature ProGenius Omega Treatment Oil has 10 carefully-selected, nutritious plant oils that quickly absorb to provide 24-hours of moisture. These replenishing oils —including camelina, seabuckthorn, apricot and macadamia nut— are rich in omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9, and provide essential building blocks for youthful, healthy-looking skin. Vegan and GMO free.”

I take fish oil capsules that were recommended by my internist because she felt that none of us are getting enough of the essential omega oils in our diet. It protects my heart and now the Nude Omega Treatment Oil is protecting my skin too. Omega 6 is great for hydration and boosting the moisture in your skin. Omega 3 works to combat redness and restore skin’s elastcity. Jojoba Oil is a natural ingredient that you want for hydration and Sea Buckthorn Oil is an antioxidant that helps skin look its healthiest.nude progenius oil box side

You can apply this day and/or night; I choose to use it at night after my moisturizer. I love to spread it down to my neck to help keep it looking less lined. While the oil has a slight scent, it’s not enough to scare me away so it should be safe to use for others too.

Nude Skincare ProGenius Oil

Nude Skincare ProGenius Oil

The main reason to NUDE Progenius Omega Treatment Oil is that it helps with the visible appearance of wrinkles as well as hydrating your skin. Keeping my skin looking as youthful as possible helps me feel better about my appearance and allows me to lie about my age. Oops, did I really say that?? I’ve said before that I’m not interested in cosmetic surgery but I am interested in the best skincare and NUDE Skincare definitely is amongst the best.

Have you tried anything from NUDE? — Marcia

*received for review consideration

 

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil – I’m mad about this!

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil

I know exactly what attracted me to MAD HIPPIE ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL OIL. It’s the name. I love the name of this line. My dad was a “Mad Man” and we lived and breathed advertisements, commercials and PR in our house. We didn’t watch the TV shows as much as we watched and discussed the commercials on TV. I know my dad would be as impressed with Mad Hippie as I am.

When Mad Hippie offered to send one of their products I had a hard time deciding which to try but I’m in my oil phase of life and enjoying what they are doing for my skin. I’m so glad that this is what I chose because it’s a wonderful facial oil.

What makes this line unique, aside from its creative name and packaging, is that everything about the line is all-natural yet it has active ingredients that are fabulous for treating signs of aging (meaning what I live with), sun damage and environmental damage.

I’ve been using Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil as my night time moisturizer and my skin is lapping it up and thanking me. I’m probably using more than I need but I love the ingredients and want my skin to enjoy them too. I’m sure I could use this in the daytime with a lighter touch but at night I don’t have to worry about SPF or how something works with my foundation.

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil has the best ingredients. (information from MadHippie.com)

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil ingredients

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil ingredients

“Argan Oil – Providing instant, non-comedogenic hydration to the skin while naturally occurring triterpenoids work to heal scar tissue, reduce inflammation & protect the skin.  Containing over 80% essential fatty acids, as well as naturally occurring vitamin E, this exotic oil works to moisturize & revitalize the skin.

Sea Buckthorn Berry – This berry native to the Tibetan Himalayas, is rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, P, carotenoids, flavonoids, phenols, folic acid & fatty acids. In fact, the buckthorn berry is the only plant in the world to contain omega 3, 6, 7 & 9 all together.

Blueberry Extract – This superfruit is rich in antioxidants including vitamins A & C that protect the skin by neutralizing aging free radicals.  Blueberries have been shown to reduce the rigidity of capillary walls underneath the skin, promoting circulation & aiding in the reduction of redness & flushing.

Pomegranate Oil – Potent antioxidant that is a high source of ellagic acid, a polyphenol that has been shown to inhibit the growth of skin cancer.  Believed to also mediate the effects of ultraviolet rays & skin discoloration.

Camu Camu Berry – Amazonian berry with 30x the vitamin C of an orange.

Broccoli Extract – A recent study at John Hopkins found that broccoli extract applied topically reduced UV induced redness & inflammation by an average of 37%.  This is thought to be a result of the sulforaphane found in broccoli.

Raspberry Seed Extract – High in antioxidants such as vitamin E, vitamin A, and omega fatty acids 3 & 6, raspberry seed extract is also know for its anti-inflammatory and anti-septic qualities.  High in ellagic acid, a natural polyphenol, raspberry seed extract provides UV protective benefits, while protecting the skin from damaging free radicals.

Strawberry Extract – Another antioxidant-rich berry, Strawberry extract has been shown to have UV protective effects on the skin.

Goji Berry – Containing 18 vital amino acids, zinc, selenium, phosphorus and vitamins B1, B2, B6, C & E, goji berries provide the skin with essential nutrients and antioxidants. In fact, the superfruit contains more beta carotene than carrots, and even more iron than spinach.

Hemp Seed Extract –  Rich in omegas 3, 6 & 9, as well as antioxidants, hemp seed oil provides the skin with instant moisturizing and protective benefits.

Grape Seed Extract – One of nature’s most potent antioxidants, shown to inhibit UV generated skin damage and protect skin from free radicals.

Sunflower Seed Oil   Rich in vitamins A, D & E, as well as essential fatty acids, sunflower seed oil has natural moisturizing and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin.”

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil

The Antioxidant Facial Oil comes in a glass jar with a dropper. Now I’m the biggest klutz in the world and when I use this I pray I don’t drop it. I’ve broken way too many items lately. I’m sure though that it’s the freshest and most sanitary way to keep this oil so I’ll forgive them for the packaging. Or maybe they should forgive me for being a klutz.

Mad Hippie

Mad Hippie

This is preservative free and a very natural way to moisturize. The facial oil has a very mellow light citrus scent that’s a pleasure to smell as I’m applying it. I love the feel of this on my face at night and I love what it’s working at doing for my skin while I sleep. At $24.99 for the bottle I think the price is right on (as the mad hippies would say). You can find this for sale at the Mad Hippie website as well as on Amazon, VitaCost (20% off). some Whole Food markets, iHerb.com and more.

In the cold months I think I’ll add some into my moisturizer or use it under my moisturizer but for now it’s just me and the Mad Hippie and we’re a happy couple.

What Mad Hippie items have you used? I’d love to explore more of the line. — Marcia

Follow Mad Hippie at https://twitter.com/mad___hippie #mad__hippie and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mad-Hippie-Skin-Care-Products/235316174370?fref=ts

Mad Hippie is a natural, cruelty free line that is also vegan.

*received for editorial consideration

Oil Essentials has 6 products that could change your beauty routines

oil essentialsOIL ESSENTIALS has come into our lives thanks to the company and we’re both excited to have the experience of using this brand and to learn more about the line.

Oil Essentials

Oil Essentials

Oil Essentials is a collection of oils made with natural and sustainable blends of essential oils. These oils will become your one stop beauty shop when you find that it’s good for all skin and hair types and can be used on your face, body and hair. The more you use it, the more places you’ll want to use it.

There are 6 products in the Oil Essentials line and each have special properties and ingredients that you’ll want to explore

* Seabuckthorn Berry & Borage to nourish

* Omega 3, 6, 9 + Evening Primrose to revitalize

* Neroli & Avocado to stimulate

* Argan & Wheat Germ to replenish

* Sweet Almond & Macadamia to preserve

* Lavender & Rose Hip to soothe

Each of these are fortified with an advanced anti-aging Luxmeadow E™ complex

Sweet Almond & Macadamia Oil Essentials is loved by Marcia

Oil Essentials in Sweet Almond & Macadamia

Oil Essentials in Sweet Almond & Macadamia

Lisa and I chose the Oil Essential that sounded best for our particular needs. I had two reasons for choosing Sweet Almond & Macadamia. First is that this is in the PREVENT category and baby, I need to prevent everything bad at my age! Second though is that it sounded absolutely yummy. It’s a blend of sweet almond and macadamia nut oils that’s been crafted to prevent moisture loss in skin and hair. It’s been fortified with jojoba and meadowfoam sweet oils which are anti-inflammatory oils.

Oil Essentials

Oil Essentials

I love the smell which is more almond than anything else. If you are a fan of Amaretto then you’ll really love this. I don’t want to drink it though because it’s too precious for that. Instead I use it all over my body and to tame my hair. It’s a true multi-purpose product for me.

Oil Essentials Sweet Almond & Macadamia

Oil Essentials Sweet Almond & Macadamia

Here are the benefits of using this according to Oil Essentials:

  • Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 & E with a light nutty fragrance. This oil has nourishing qualities and anti-oxidants for the skin and hair.
  • Almond Oil contains essential fatty acids acid needed for maintaining your skin’s youthful appearance.
  • Macadamia oil contains natural palmitoleic acid, protecting skin similar to the way natural human sebum does.
  • Jojoba closely resembles the natural oils of our own skin and contains myristic acid, a natural anti-inflammatory, which helps with inflamed, dry or damaged skin.
  • Helps skin fight environmental damage and retain elasticity.
  • Tames hair fizz and softens rough heels and elbows.
  • Suitable for all skin types, this oil penetrates and hydrates quickly.oil essentials almond ingredients

Here are the benefits of using this according to Marcia

– Softer than normal skin on arms and legs after applying Oil Essentials

– Lightweight oil that absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave residue behind

– Hair that doesn’t become flyaway, even when driving with the top down

– Delicious fragrant skin and hair

– Reasonably priced ($12.99) and available at Walmart and Rite Aid

 Seabuckthorn Berry & Borage Oil Essentials is loved by Lisa

Oil Essentials Seabuckthorn Berry and Borage Oil

Oil Essentials Seabuckthorn Berry and Borage Oil

The Seabuckthorn Berry & Borage Oil appealed to me because it is all about NOURISHing the body.  Honestly I had even heard of Seabuckthorn before, and was happy to discover it’s a berry with excellent antioxidant powers and lots of vitamin A and E. Another ingredient that attracted me to this oil is the meadowfoam seed oil, a beautiful moisturizer that has worked well for me in the past.

Here are the benefits of using this according to Oil Essentials:

  • Sea buckthorn berry is a powerful anti-oxidant, rich in omegas and vitamins A and E, carotenes and flavonoids.
  • Borage oil is a rich source of gamma linolenic acid which helps restore the softness and moisture of dry skin, while helping fight inflammation.
  • High quantities of Vitamin C provide nourishing, revitalizing and restorative properties.
  • An excellent anti-aging oil for dry, dehydrated and damaged skin, it reduces the effect of UV damage, and fights free radicals while toning and firming the skin.
  • Boosts hydration, easily absorbed.
  • Adds shine and moisture to hair and scalp.

The ingredients include Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Fragrance, Borago Officianalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), and Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil.

Oil Essentials Seabuckthorn Berry and Borage Oil dropper

Oil Essentials Seabuckthorn Berry and Borage Oil dropper

Here are the benefits of using this according to Lisa

– It is a ‘one stop shop’ for the entire body, working just as well on hair as it does on skin

– My skin especially loves this oil when it’s red or irritated because it calms skin and reduces inflammation

– It smells delicious – light, fresh, a little floral, and truly beautiful

– Dry patches on my arms have become a thing of the past thanks to this little jar of awesomeness

– Perfect for traveling because it’s all I need to soothe my legs after shaving, to heal my face after too much time in the sun, and to smooth my hair and eliminate frizz

The Oil Essentials website is http://www.oilessentialsbeauty.com and that features the various products and descriptions of the ingredients and benefits of each one.  Which Oil Essentials oil do you think you might fall in love with?
*received for editorial consideration

Clearly better hair with Isabella’s Clearly

We take the topic of hair very, very seriously at Beauty Info Zone. Great looking hair can completely change the trajectory of your day, so it’s worth testing all sorts of products to find ones that consistently create silky, manageable, lustrous locks. We were totally up to the challenge when Isabella’s Clearly offered us two hair products to test.

Isabella’s Clearly is sold on Etsy and on Amazon.  The line features hair, skin, and body treatments and we each chose a hair product based on our own particular follicle challenges.

Isabellas Clearly Tame

LISA uses CLEARLY TAME ($24.98, on sale right now at Amazon and Etsy for $22.98)

My hair issues?  Humidity takes away my curl and turns me into a total frizz-head. Extremely dry air does the same thing, along with the NOT awesome addition of static. I just can’t win! Plus, my hair is very fine, so many products for frizzy hair leave me with a sad, limp hair-don’t.

Isabellas Clearly Tame

CLEARLY TAME is a hair oil for taming down frizz and eliminating static. Ingredients include Almond and Castor oils with essential oils including Peppermint, Lavender, Sandalwood, Geranium, Basil and Rosemary. It sounds like it would be extremely fragranced but it’s isn’t, and any fragrance quickly dissipates. It also sounds like a heavy oil, but used correctly it doesn’t weigh my fine hair down one bit.

CLEARLY TAME can be used several different ways. Those with very dry and curly hair will want to apply it to towel dry hair before air drying or styling. It leaves hair soft and smooth with lots of shine. Those with an oily scalp can use it as a treatment just on the ends and it is fantastic for fixing split ends.

Isabellas Clearly Tame No Frizz Oil

Dry and color treated hair are perfect for TAME. I also use it on my daughter’s hair as a detangler. I am happy to report that even after humid, rainy spring days my hair has no frizz and still has all the curl! This is a great product and I know your hair will love it.

MARCIA uses CLEARLY LONG

Isabella's Clearly Long

Isabella’s Clearly Long

When given the opportunity to try out an Isabella’s Clearly product I instantly knew that CLEARLY LONG was the one for me.  My hair needs extra help these days and the benefits of Clearly Long are perfect for me. According to the site Clearly Long

  • Promotes hair growth
  • Rejuvenates dry damaged hair
  • Moisturizes and nourishes dry scalp bringing total hair balance
  • Does not weigh your hair down
  • 100% natural essential oil ingredients

This lightweight oil ($22.98 for 2 oz at Amazon and Etsy) helps by transforming hair inside and out. The way I use it is to start with a little (and I mean a little) bit. After washing and towel drying I pour a drop into my hands, rub them together and massage my scalp.  Another way to apply this is to section your hair and comb it through each section but I prefer to use less of the oil and concentrate on my scalp.

Isabella's Clearly Long

Isabella’s Clearly Long

The ingredients help with growth and also with having smoother, less frizzy hair. I know hair growth is a very slow process but I’m doing what I can to get a healthy head of hair again and Clearly Long is helping me on that journey.  It has a very light herbal fragrance that is gone by the time I finish blow drying my hair. I find my hair to be shiny and easy to manage after using Clearly Long.

I’m counting on Clearly Long to help with the follicles and roots of my hair because of their use of therapeutic grade natural ingredients” a proprietary blend of Almond oil with essential oils including Peppermint, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Peppermint, Lemon, Sage, and Rosemary, Cypress, Geranium.” Grow long please with Clearly Long and Isabella!!

We declare both products worthy of good hair days. Be sure to take a look at Isabella’s Clearly on Amazon and on Etsy.

*sent for editorial consideration

Eliminate bad hair days with Alberto VO5 Shine, Glow & Go Beauty Oil

Frau mit zerzausten HaarenThere’s a reason that people often use the expression Bad Hair Day. It can mean that you are literally having a day with hair so bad that you feel drab. Or it can just describe how your day is going. VO5 wants to remedy that situation so they’ve created products to help you avoid that drab feeling. Hopefully your mood will follow.

Alberto VO5 Shine, Glow & Go Beauty Oil

Alberto VO5 Shine, Glow & Go Beauty Oil

Alberto VO5’s newest product (sent for review consideration) is their Shine, Glow & Go Beauty Oil. This is a triple threat and good for the whole family. First threat: use this on your body. Just spray it on after a shower or any time you are feeling dry. It absorbs quickly so it won’t be long until you can be on your way. Second threat: Use this on your wet head by spraying it onto your hair and just comb it through. Then go about styling without the need for any other product. Third threat: use it on dry hair to add shine. When I do this I spray it into the palms of my hands and then rub my hands through my hair. It helps eliminates flyaway hair, static and adds a lovely shine at the same time.

“The Shine, Glow and Go Beauty Oil is a light, natural oil blend for both hair and body. Infused with VO5’s signature 5 essential vitamins, this ultra-hydrating, fast-absorbing oil helps replenish dry hair and skin to feel soft, silky and look more radiant. Free of mineral oils, paraben and dyes.”

Alberto VO5 Shine, Glow & Go Beauty Oil

Alberto VO5 Shine, Glow & Go Beauty Oil

One of the great things about Shine, Glow and Go Beauty Oil is that it’s only $4.99 but one of the not so great things is that it’s so new that it’s hard to find. So far it’s not online, though it will be. But you can go to VO5’s store locator in order to find the best and closest retailer.

We aren’t done though because VO5 makes other great oils for your hair and these ARE easy to find. VO5 Hot Oil Shower Works and VO5 Hot Oil Therapy are both items you need to consider.

VO5 Hot Oil Shower Works

VO5 Hot Oil Shower Works

Alberto VO5 Hot Oil Shower Works ($5.99-$6.99) is a one minute hot oil treatment that works with the heat of your shower to help you obtain and maintain healthier hair in just one minute. It’s great for those of us you have damaged hair, over processed hair or dry hair. The box has enough for 4 treatments (or more depending on the length of your hair).

VO5 Hot Oil Shower Works

VO5 Hot Oil Shower Works

Before you shampoo but after you’ve wet your hair, pour out about 1/4 of the bottle into your hand. Massage it into your scalp and leave it on up to a minute. Don’t leave it on longer though since the beauty of it is that it works well in just a short time. Then rinse, shampoo and rinse again thoroughly. The first time you use it I’d advise not to use a conditioner. I think you’ll find your hair conditioned enough from this to be able to forego conditioner. If it’s not then you know to add it the next time, but I’ve never needed to condition after use. You can use this more than once a week but honestly, once a week really should be enough.

ingredients for Hot Oil

ingredients for Hot Oil

Another way to go is to use Alberto VO5’s Hot Oil Therapy *($4.49) which is an intense moisturizing treatment. This and the Hot Oil Shower Works have a few differences but I think the result is the same. With Hot Oil Therapy there are two treatments in capsules.

VO5 Hot Oil Therapy

VO5 Hot Oil Therapy

The capsule needs to be preheated though not for long. It’s easy to do since you just place the unopened capsule into a glass of very warm water. You can do that while brushing your teeth. Then use it in the same exact way: apply before shampoo, leave it on no more than a minute, rinse, shampoo and rinse! So easy. vo5 therapy back

My personal preference is for the Hot Oil Shower Works because I really don’t need a full capsule since my hair isn’t that long or thick. I find the Shower Works is the fastest and most economical for me personally.

Alberto VO5

Alberto VO5

Whichever you choose you really can’t go wrong. These are all reasonably priced, work in the shower, and leave you with soft, manageable hair. If you can find the Shine, Glow and Go Beauty Oil definitely grab that one up. It’s a treasure. — Marcia

*products sent for editorial consideration

VO5 Shine, Glow and Go Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (SUNFLOWER) Seed Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Mauritia Flexuosa (BURITY) Seed Oil, Fragrance, Lonicera Japonica (HONEYSUCKLE) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (HONEYSUCKLE) Extract, Macadamia Integrifolia (MACADAMIA) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (ARGAN) Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (SHEA) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (COCONUT) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (GRAPESEED) Oil, Polysorbate 20, Biotin, TocopherylAcetate, Panthenol, Ascorbic Acid, Niacinamide.