Monday, 4 August 2014

Avon Advance Techniques Moroccan Argan Oil 360 Nourishment Mask (review)

Avon Advance Techniques Moroccan Argan Oil Mask
When I used Avon Advance Techniques Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner I found my hair felt heavy, which is no good for me on a day-to-day basis, but it's more tolerable from an occasional intensive hair treatment. And sure enough Avon offers one. With any luck my hair will feel feel even stronger, softer and look shinier after a few uses of this argan oil-based mask.

The Positives
And yes, that's exactly what you get. After each application my hair was definitely well nourished and looked shinier. Whether it was stronger or not, I'm not sure, it doesn't feel any different but if your hair is already in good condition it can be hard to tell. Needless to say it fulfilled its brief: “hair looks lustrous, and feels smoother and silkier.” Plus it works in just five minutes.

The Negatives
This weighs my hair down even more than the basic conditioner! No matter how much I rinse my hair still feels heavier and looks greasier faster as the day wears on. It's not even that hard to rinse out, so it's probably coating m hair in too many silicones, or something. I also think that at £5.50 full-price it's too expensive. Either wait for an offer or look elsewhere (like our alternative below).

The Ecology
Avon tests on animals, which in this day and age is aggravating at best, especially after Avon enjoyed Peta's cruelty-free recommendations for so many years. (It's to do with China who insist on animal tests before you can sell in their country.) The ingredients aren't any better with numerous under-suspicion inclusions – see below for more information.

The Summary
A product that weighs hair down, is overpriced, full of artificial ingredients and tested on animals doesn't sound like the kind of product that's going to score well, and it doesn't. But that's not to say this treatment is without merit. It does condition effectively, leaving hair shinier and softer and offers are available to make the purchase seem more reasonable. But there are better products out there. And by the by, the sheer number of languages included on the back is confusing, making it hard to read especially in such a minuscule font.

Softens hair; leaves it silky
Weighs hair down
Works quickly
It's not worth full-price

Full of suspicious ingredients

Avon supports animal testing

Confusing mix of languages on the tube in tiny print


Brand: Avon

Size: 150 ml
Price: £5.50 (£3.67/100 ml)

Manufactured: Poland

Ingredients: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Dimethicone, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Ceteareth-20, Methylparaben, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Hydrogenated Castor Oil/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/Lauryl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Wheat Amino Acids, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Phytantriol, Glycolic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Amyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene

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