Friday, 16 October 2015

L'oreal extraordinary oil oil-in-cream

Matas had these for a really good price, so I grabbed three of them.

First impression: Pretty tube (And hard to get the details of. So shiny)
Second impression: Smells good. Vaguely fruity.


Aqua/water, cetearyl alcohol, Cocos Nucifera Oil / Coconut Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, CI 15985 / Yellow 6,CI 19140 / Yellow 5,Chamomilla Recutita Extract / Matricaria Flower Extract, lactic acid, phenoxyethanol, Behentrimonium methosulfate, trideceth-6, chlorhexidine digluconate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil / Sunflower Seed Oil, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, benzyl alcohol, cinnamal, linalool, Linum Usitatissimum Flower Extract, amodimeticone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, caramel, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Rosa Canina Flower Extract, bisabolol, bht, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glycine Soja Oil / Soybean Oil, parfum/fragrance
(And WTF. It's so cringe-worthy that L'Oreal doesn't have the ingredients listed on anything on their website! Seriously, seriously unprofessional!)

COSDNA spits out this analysis of the ingredients:

Hm! Kind of a mixed bag here: Even parts green, yellow and red? Not so good.

2 marked as a "2" on acne
1 marked as a "3" on acne
1 marked as a "4" on acne
1 marked as a "1" on irritant
2 marked as a "2" on irritant

23 ingredients are marked with colours for safety:
13 marked as "green" which is 56%
6 marked as "yellow" which is 26% (And a cluster of four of them are fairly high up the list)
4 marked as "red" which is 17%

Statistics-wise, this is perhaps the least impressive product I have analysed.

Also, I took a double-take at that it contains "Chlorhexidine Digluconate". Hm.

I'm a little confused about the "6 precious oils", so I took a look at what they were.
I found exactly 3. That's half of what it was supposed to be.

Cocos Nucifera Oil

Coconut oil. 

Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil
Sunflower seed oil.

Glycine Soja Oil

Soybean oil.

Had a bunch of flower extracts though. I wonder if those were supposed to count as oils?

Matricaria Flower Extract


Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract

Linum Usitatissimum Flower Extract 

Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract

Rosa Canina Flower Extract
Dog rose

So: 3 oils + 5 flower extracts = 6 precious oils.
That's some advanced math right there! 

Anyways. The product itself though turned out to be pretty nice. Good hold, pretty glossy effect. The scent is barely noticeable once it in my hair, but Hubby still approves.
Fairly easy to rinse off my hands too.

The verdict

I'm honestly a little put off by the COSDNA analysis, but the product is pretty much exactly what I look for in a leave in product. Sooooo...
I guess I will figure out if I will repurchase or not when I have run out... If I can still get it by then. Leave in products seems to pop up and disappear randomly on the Scandinavian market.
For now, I will enjoy the product, but be on the lookout for any skin reactions.


  1. So no greasy,tacky feeling? I like their (Precious oil I think ? ) serum in the thick glass bottle with pump,but the conditioner is horrible,too heavy and no slip.

    1. No, it seemed to give me no real residue, just the hold and glossiness I wanted. But maybe it just feels (a million times) better than the Mane 'n tail leave in that I just threw a major fit over XD
      I never tried the conditioner, but I will definitely think about your warning if I'm ever tempted to get it!