Monday, September 3, 2012
Leonor Greyl haircare review: milk, honey, and jasmine
There's something so decadent about ingredients like milk, honey, and jasmine. Such beautiful natural ingredients star in haircare by Leonor Greyl PARIS. For forty years, French luxury brand Leonor Greyl has been formulating hair care products full of active botanical ingredients. The current line of products do not contain silicones, parabens, or sodium laureth sulfate and are not tested on animals. Leonor Greyl is relatively new stateside; it is better known in Europe, where it can be found on the shelves of French Sephora boutiques. As a beauty enthusiast, I'm constantly trying to better educate myself on international beauty brands, so it was a real treat to try a handful of products from Leonor Greyl. Today I have reviews of Leonor Greyl Shampooing Au Miel, Leonor Greyl Lait Luminescence, and Leonor Greyl Masque Fleurs de Jasmin.
Leonor Greyl Shampooing Au Miel, which translates to Honey Shampoo in English, is a gentle volumizing shampoo that adds volume without stripping the hair of essential moisture. The shampoo is the color of dark honey and has an earthy floral honey scent that is absolutely gorgeous. When working it into hair, it is helpful to work it between your hands before massaging it in. The shampoo does not lather well and does require a bit more product to effectively cover all of my scalp. I was worried that because of the lack of lather, it would not clean my hair properly leading to flatness, however this was not the case. After blow drying my hair, I did notice that there was nice added volume, as promised.
Leonor Greyl Lait Luminescence is a detangling milk spray that offers protection, shine, and manageability. The spray comes in bi-phase form and should be shaken before use. Leonor Greyl Lait Luminescence should be sprayed into wet hair after cleansing. It comes out as a fine mist and has a soft sweet milky scent. After several spritzes into my hair, I find that it is so much easier to run a fine toothed comb through my hair; there's no more fighting with knots. When dry, I did not notice any residue; the spray dries to a nice light finish. There is absolutely no heavy or oily residue. Lait Luminiscence would be wonderful those with long curly/wavy hair like mine. It adds a healthy shine and manageability to the hair, though it should be noted that it does not function as a an anti-frizz product.
Leonor Greyl Masque Fleurs de Jasmin is a nourishing hair mask for all hair types that contains essential oils, organic acids, proteins, and softening vegetal oils. The mask has an intoxicating (in a good way) true jasmine scent. I love opening the jar just to take in the aroma. The mask is a thick cream that you can work. This mask is meant to be applied on towel-dried hair after cleansing. It should be worked in, then combed through to ensure maximum contact with all hair fibers. You leave it in for ten minutes then rinse it out. The result is really soft hair with a lingering jasmine scent. This mask is definitely a keeper.
Overall, I had a wonderful experience with my select Leonor Greyl Paris haircare products. Each product is effective, luxurious, and comes with a gorgeous natural scent. Though I enjoyed all three, I'm particularly fond of the Leonor Greyl Lait Luminiscence as it's easy to use and makes my everday post-shower hair detangling routine a bit easier. If you're interested, I would say the line is worth a try. Leonor Greyl seems like a great luxury niche brand that would be a good fit for ladies looking to stay ahead of the curve. Leonor Greyl Shampooing Au Miel ($30 for 4 oz.), Leonor Greyl Lait Luminiscence ($45 for 5.2 oz.), and Leonor Greyl Masque Fleurs de Jasmin ($60 for 7oz.) are available at Leonor Greyl online and Nordstrom. Thanks for reading! Are you familiar with Leonor Greyl? What are you favorite haircare brands? Do you enjoy seeking out international or niche brands or do you stick with stateside basics?
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own