I had recently bought a Garnier Fructis mask that was on sale, and here I have to admit I’m always a bit lost to what the name of a Garnier product is because there are always so much writing on them.
It says “Intense mask” and “Ultra-nourishing 3 minutes” on the lid and “Nutri repair 3 intense” on the side.
Then it says “3 fruit oils: Olive, avocado & shea + apricot micro grains” on the side as well as a bunch of other fluff about “Deep nutrient mask” and “Anti rough effect”.
I then tried to find an ingredient list for this online. No luck. It always leaves me slightly creeped out when companies don’t want to share these on their product pages. Why the secrecy? Are they afraid people will be able to tell their claims of super fancy hype-tech © molecules with deep-penetrating oil complex are in reality just a bunch of cones?
Oh well, too lazy to hand-type it all.
I just skimmed the list…
(Even skimming the list made my eyes hurt. Print it a bit better, will ya??)
Mineral oil high on the list. Oh my gosh, you will, like, get hair-cancer or something from this!!
(Really fantastic to have a head of hair that is so easy to get along with and that doesn’t listen to positive or negative hype. As long as I keep aloe vera and coconut oil away from my scalp, it is all good. But I digress)
Colour high on the list.
Blackcurrant seed oil. Odd that they don’t brag about that one when Fructis has such an obsession with fruit oils and fruit extracts?
Sugar cane extract. Sweet.
Olive fruit oil.
Camellia leaf extract. My hair loves this oil. Strange that this one is unlisted on the front too.
Linalool. Hah, my previous ingredients-checks have had an effect: I remember this one.
Europe, Linalool is included on the list of “allergenic” substances. The European Cosmetics Directive requires manufacturers of cosmetics and personal care products to indicate the presence of certain “allergenic” substances in the list of ingredients if they are present above certain levels in the product (see Annex III). The presence of Linalool must be indicated in the list of ingredients when its concentration exceeds: 0.001% in leave-on the skin products 0.01% in products that are rinsed off the skin
This one is about in the middle of the ingredient list, so I doubt it is below the 0.01% concentration.
Apple fruit extract. Ah, remember when Fructis smelled like horribly artificial sour apple bubble gum? This takes me back… *Swoons in memories of being off on the boarding school and smelling like sour apple bubble gum for like a year. It didn’t mix well with wearing CK One by the way. Ah, the mid 90s… *
Shea butter. Hm, not “extract” or anything, just shea butter.
Lemon peel extract.
Apricot seed powder.
Seems like your typical Fructis product. So far so good.
I opened it.
What is this?
…In a conditioner?
Is this what they meant with “Anti rough effect”? That you exfoliate your hair smooth?
I went over the ingredient list again, but found nothing, not even in the annoying fluff on the front about any sort of grains. It does mention “apricot seed powder” as one of the last items on the ingredient list, but hmm, this doesn’t look like apricot seed powder does it?
I decided to put it in my hair anyways and did a Nodosaurus.
The bag immediately started slipping though. They really weren’t kidding about the “anti rough effect”! I couldn’t even keep the Nodosaurus in and ended up having to rinse it out before going to bed.
Odd product all the way around.