I’m being introduced to more and more independent British skincare ranges lately, and it’s rather interesting to try things that aren’t always from the big brands.
Senzimi Skincare is one of those ranges, created for sensitive skin. They aim to be transparent with their ingredients and avoid things like suphates and parabens. They quite rightly point out that with the influx of ‘organic’ products that aren’t necessarily any better than standard high street shampoo that;
Consumers don’t know whether a product really is suitable for their skin or just designed to appear that way.
So far they have a daily moisturiser, cleanser, shampoo and conditioner in their range. I tried out the Shampoo and Conditioner:
This shampoo is supposed to be particularly good for dry sensitive scalps, which mine is.
This is a 95.47% natural product that combines excellent cleansing action and usability without irritating your scalp.We have carefully combined together the best performing natural, with the mildest synthetic detergents to develop a formula that removes dirt and oil without stripping hair and skin of the natural properties required to function properly. This clear yellow shampoo I found, was indeed very nice for my scalp. It felt quite comforted after, not tight, and not itchy.
However, like with a lot of shampoos that don’t contain silicones to smooth out the hair, my hair felt quite knotted and rough after using it. I would 100% need to condition after this product otherwise there would be no way I could get a brush through it. If you aren’t used to this, you might struggle at first and wonder why your hair feels like that!
Aqua, Lauryl Glucoside, Glycerin, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Lonicera Caprifolium Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare Fruit Extract, Humulus Lupulus Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Viscum Album Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Allantoin, Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Alcohol Denat., Isopropanol, Limonene, Linalool
I do still like this Shampoo though – for one thing it feels pretty gentle – I wash my hair every day so I need something that doesn’t leave my scalp feeling dry. I wouldn’t work it into my ends though!
The Daily Conditioner is once again a nice product and on a normal person it’s probably enough.
I tend to need richer, creamier conditioners as it is, because my hair is so dry and frizzy. Teamed with the shampoo which as I said, makes my hair feel very knotty, this conditioner was not enough (I used Aussie 3 minute miracle instead).
Aqua, Dimethicone PEG-8 Meadowfoamate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, PEG-100 Stearate, Castor Isostearate Succinate, Dimethicone, Panthenol, Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Lonicera Caprifolium Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Clotrimazole, Geraniol, Citonellol, Limonene, Linalool
Both products are £9.99 and are well worth trying out if you have problems with your scalp They’ll certainly work better than high street shampoo’s that say they are devised for sensitive scalps but are full off irritants (naming no names!)