Sunday, 10 June 2018

Product showdown

This product showdown is slightly different, because this time I'm not trying to determine which product I already own that I will buy again. This time, I've bought two tiny sized products and will see which one I will get in full size.

L'Anza Healing moisture Moi Moi hair masque
L'Anza Healing moisture Kuikui nut conditioner


First impressions
L'Anza Healing moisture Moi Moi hair masque
The little bottle itself smells vaguely and deliciously coconutty.

L'Anza Healing moisture Kuikui nut conditioner
This bottle also smells sweet and good.

Effect
L'Anza Healing moisture Moi Moi hair masque
First, I want to extend a complaint: This conditioner is seriously slippery! It made it impossible to work the tiny little bottle and squeeze it dry. I actually had to rinse my hands and the bottle clean, then empty it carefully into my palm while avoiding getting any conditioner on the other hand. It was surprisingly awkward!

L'Anza Healing moisture Kuikui nut conditioner
Same complaint about the slipperiness of the conditioner here! Although this time I was prepared and emptied it in one go, in the same awkward fashion as I did with the Moi Moi one.


Ingredient analysis

L'Anza Healing moisture Moi Moi hair masque
Water (Aqua/Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycereth-26, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycol Distearate, Silicone Quaternium-3, Polyether-1, Dimethicone PEG-8 Benzoate, Keratin Amino Acids, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil,  Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia Nut) Seed Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tahitian Tamanu Oil), Gardenia Tahitensis Flower, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Ceramide-2, Glycerin, Dimethiconol Meadowfoamate, Dimethicone PEG-8 Meadowfoamate, Sodium PCA, Magnesium PCA, Zinc PCA, Manganese PCA, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycine, Alanine, Creatine, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Magnesium Aspartate, Dimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Steartrimonium Chloride,  PEG-4-Ceteth-20, Dipropylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Trideceth-12,  Urea, BHT, Mannitol, Cellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Caprylyl Glycol, Isopentyldiol, Phenoxyethanol,  Fragrance (Parfum), Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool, Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Yellow 5 (CI 19140)

Okay, here is something interesting: This little "sample size" conditioner has a different ingredient list than what I find on the full sized products online?
For this one, it was a lot of the same ingredients, just a different order of them.

This makes this product showdown a little odd, because I intended to buy the full sized conditioner of my favourite, but since the ingredient list for those are different, then...???

Applying the Beauty Brains "First five ingredients rule"
Water (Aqua/Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycereth-26, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycol Distearate
Based on the first five ingredients on the list

Interesting ingredients



22 ingredients in total
2 marked as a "2" for acne-trigger. 9 %
1 marked as a "5" for acne-trigger. 4 %

1 marked as a "1" for irritation-trigger. 4 %
1 marked as a "2" for irritation-trigger. 4 %
1 marked as a "3" for irritation-trigger. 4 %
1 marked as a "4" for irritation-trigger. 4 %

15 marked as "green" for safety. 68 %
5 marked as "yellow" for safety. 22 %
And one marked as "green-yellow" for safety. 4 %

L'Anza Healing moisture Kuikui nut conditioner
Water/Eau (Aqua), Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxyamodimethicone, Keratin Amino Acids, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil (Hawaiian Kukui Nut),  Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil (Hawaiian Macadamia Nut), Saccharum Officinarum (Hawaiian Sugar Cane) Extract, Hydrolyzed Algin (Sea Kelp), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Dimethicone PEG-8, Meadowfoamate, Sodium PCA, Magnesium PCA, Zinc PCA, Manganese PCA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyquaternium-71, C11-15 Pareth-7, C12-16 Pareth-9, Dimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Steartrimonium Chloride, Trideceth-12, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Buteth-3, Propylene Glycol, Tributyl Citrate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyether-1, BHT, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance (Parfum), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Lilial), Limonene, Linalool.

This one also has a different ingredient list than what I find on the full sized products. Odd.
Where the Moi Moi conditioner had a lot of the same ingredients just in a different order, this one was very different from the full size ingredients list I found online: The full sizes have more silicone and qauterniums, and the small size is missing featured ingredients like Tahitian Sea Water and Chlorella Vulgaris Extract. It's no loss for the defect to be missing Tahitian sea water (But... why? What benefit could this possibly have?) or sea kelp extracts, but it is a little odd to pick that out of the ingredient list.

Applying the Beauty Brains "First five ingredients rule"
Water/Eau (Aqua), Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane
Based on the first five ingredients on the list,

Interesting ingredients





27 ingredients in total
1 marked as a "1" for acne-trigger. 4 % 
2 marked as a "2" for acne-trigger. 7 %
1 marked as a "5" for acne-trigger. 4 %

1 marked as a "2" for irritation-trigger. 4 %
1 marked as a "3" for irritation-trigger. 4 %
1 marked as a "4" for irritation-trigger. 4 %

17 marked as "green" for safety. 62 %
6 marked as "yellow" for safety. 22 %
1 marked as "red" for safety. 4 %
And one marked as "green-yellow" for safety. 4 %

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