The Klip Shop and the Revlon Professional Daily Normal to Thick Hair Care Line – In Depth Review and Ingredient Analyses

There are many places where you can buy beauty products from but I must admit I’ve always preferred to buy mine online. Of course, it is an absolute must to go to a beauty counter, see a product first hand, try it out on you and then make a decision, but sadly, most of the times, I found that buying cosmetics from online sources is a cheaper solution.

Beauty items are not like clothes, sales are more rare, likely because beauty items are less seasonal than clothes. Nevertheless, there is always an online offer somewhere online and most of the time you can also get some freebies with your order too.

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I have a list of a few online sources that I usually look out for deals and the Klip Shop is one of the places where you can make a saving at. They offer free shipping on orders over £15, which let’s face it it’s likely just one beauty item, and at the moment they also have a 10% off offer. Their shop is mainly hair and body care items but they also have a small collection of makeup, fragrance and men’s products. What I like most about it is that it has hair and body care products from known brands that you wouldn’t easily find in your local beauty stores, like for example Revlon Professional, L’Orèal Professionel, Schwarzkopf etc, products and brands that are often sold exclusively in places like hairdressing salons. You can get them at the Klip Shop without the added hair dresser price tag!

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Grab a coffee and check out the Klip Shop e-shop at https://klipshop.co.uk/  they also have quite a few items on a 35% sale at the moment!

Speaking of products I couldn’t get otherwise, the Klip Shop was very kind to send me some hair care products that I haven’t been able to find locally, the Revlon Professional C.R.E.A.M shampoo and conditioner for normal/thick hair and the complimentary anti age hair serum. I’ve recently noticed that my hair changed, going from the crazy 20s to the lovable 30s and I have started making a more conscious effort to take care of them, especially since I’m growing it super long.

So without further ado, are the Revlon Professional C.R.E.A.M shampoo and conditioner worth your time and money and do you really need the complimentary anti age hair serum?

Here’s my chemist’s verdict:

 

Colour

Both the shampoo and conditioner have the standard white shampoo colour whereas the anti ageing serum is cloudy yellow. All expected and suit the type of products they are. Neither have any added colours so the colour is natural from the ingredients contained.

 

Texture

The shampoo has a gorgeous silky look and texture whereas the conditioner is a bit more on the creamy side. The serum on the other hand, has a typical serum like texture and feel, an almost oily-like liquid.

The shampoo foams nicely when is massaged into wet hair whereas the shampoo goes on as a cream. The texture of the hair is neither squecky clean or dirty after using the shampoo and it noticeably changes when the conditioner is used, to a more manageable, stronger and less tangled feeling.

The serum is meant to be used on towel dried, damp hair and it gets absorbed really quickly. It doesn’t add heaviness or dirt to the hair and it doesn’t feel oily on the hands either. I was actually quite amazed of how the hair kept its volume and didn’t heavy down after using the serum as it would almost be an acceptable trade off, that’s what almost all other serums, oils or styling products do. For me that was a great selling point and it means that I will definitely be using it as I don’t have to trade off anything!

All products had expected textures that worked well.

 

Smell

The shampoo has a fresh but cosmetic smell that is fairly faint. The conditioner on the other hand, has a stronger, sweet, cosmetic hair product like scent that is also fresh but yet feminine. The serum has a subtle but sweet and cosmetic scent, more like the shampoo.

All three products smell really nice and the scent actually makes you want to use them. All products contain fragrance ingredients so obviously the scents are not “natural”.

 

Price

The shampoo retails for approximately £15.09 but is at the moment on a 35% off sale at the Klip Shop for £9.81!

The conditioner retails for approximately £15.98 and is also on a 35% off sale at the Klip Shop for £10.39!

Lastly, the serum retails for approximately £21.30 and is also under the same 35% off sale at the Klip Shop for 13.85!

You can find these and more hair and bodycare items at: https://klipshop.co.uk/

 

Packaging

This Revlon Professional line is gorgeous looking. I love the pink and purple colour scheme and I even love the expensive feeling texture of the outer packaging.

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The actual product packaging is made of sturdy plastic of high quality and all bottles are a gorgeous pink colour. The serum even comes with a long dropper so that you can control more accurately how much of the product you are using. It’s a great touch!

 

These products definitely stand out and would have caught my attention if I saw them somewhere in a shop. Too bad they are not easily accessible but then again that’s what the Klip Shop is for!

 

Skin compatibility

These products are for normal or thick hair.

I have thick hair and they all worked really well for me.

 

Other perks

Revlon Professional is meant to be sold in hair dresser salons so these are “professional hair care” products.

All three products last for 12M which is much longer that the time you will need to use them up which is a plus. This means you won’t be throwing them away before they are empty.

 

Results

The shampoo was really nice and silky and cleaned my hair well without using too much of it. I didn’t need to go through the hair twice, one wash was more than enough. The hair wasn’t squeaky clean but neither dirty. It felt just right.

As soon as I applied the conditioner I felt an immediate change in my hair’s texture. They became softer and more manageable, a bit more calm and less tangled. All things you would expect a conditioner to do.

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I used the serum after pat drying the hair and while still dump. It was absorbed pretty quickly and it didn’t weigh down the hair or strip them of their volume. My hair looked natural, clean and had its usual volume. I don’t know if the serum offered any anti ageing effects, what is anti ageing for hair anyways? I might need to right another post on this but anyhow it is impossible to tell if the serum did anything amazing. Without any laboratory testing all I can say is that it felt nice and my hair seemed to like it as they absorbed it pretty quickly.

Overall, after using this a couple of times I actually felt that my hair was a little stronger which I admit is a very strange thing to say or describe. I truly thought that my hair was less prone to breaking but that was just a feeling, I do not have any quantifiable testing.

I really liked all three of the products and I will be using them up.

 

Ingredients

Hair care products are not like skin care products, they are mostly made of functional ingredients and there aren’t often many extraordinary or special compounds inside them. They are mostly made of standard hair conditioners and compounds that are used to make and preserve the formulation.

As a result, I will only be listing the interesting ones, there are many more ingredients in these products that I am not mentioning below.

 

Ingredient positives:

Shampoo:

  1. Aqua (Water (Eau)) – Water based formulation.
  2. Cocamidopropyl Betaine – A mild cleansing agent that can minimise static.
  3. Betaine – A humectant and anti-irritant that gives the product a “silk” effect. Also has anti-static effects.
  4. Silicone Quaternium-22 – A premium conditioning agent with hair fibre protection properties.
  5. Creatine – A natural amino acid not just for bodybuilding! Although not fully researched, some studies show it to increase hair growth and thickness and even limit hair loss. This agrees with what I noticed after using this shampoo.
  6. Panthenol – Form of vitamin B5 and a hair conditioner.
  7. Quaternium-22 – A hair conditioner that can improve the texture of even damaged hair.
  8. Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride – A hair conditioner and anti-static agent.
  9. Wheat amino acids – Hair and skin conditioner and moisturiser. Some studies suggest that wheat amino acids can penetrate the hair shaft.
  10. Tocopheryl Acetate – A hero anti-oxidant, vitamin E. A conditioner that can also help minimise inflammation.
  11. Hydrolysed hyaluronic acid – Hair conditioner.

 

Conditioner: 

  1. Aqua (Water (Eau)) – Water based formulation.
  2. Stearamidopropyl dimethylamine – A hair conditioner and anti-static agent. A mild cleanser with pearl-like properties.
  3. Betaine – A humectant and anti-irritant that gives the product a “silk” effect. Also has anti-static effects.
  4. Glycerin – A good hair conditioner.
  5. C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate – Hair conditoner that gives light and silky feel.
  6. Silicone Quaternium-22 – A premium conditioning agent with hair fibre protection properties.
  7. Creatine – A natural amino acid not just for bodybuilding! Although not fully researched, some studies show it to increase hair growth and thickness and even limit hair loss. This agrees with what I noticed after using this shampoo.
  8. Panthenol – Form of vitamin B5 and a hair conditioner.
  9. Cocamidopropyl Betaine – A mild cleansing agent that can minimise static.
  10. Tocopheryl Acetate – A hero anti-oxidant, vitamin E. A conditioner that can also help minimise inflammation.
  11. Hydrolysed hyaluronic acid – Hair conditioner.

 

Serum: 

  1. Aqua (Water (Eau)) – Water based formulation.
  2. Glycerin – A good hair conditioner.
  3. Maltodextrin – A hair conditioner. Some studies suggest it might have anti-ageing properties.
  4. Panthenol – Form of vitamin B5 and a hair conditioner.
  5. Tocopheryl Acetate – A hero anti-oxidant, vitamin E. A conditioner that can also help minimise inflammation.
  6. Bisabolol – Some believe it can enhance hair growth.
  7. Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract – A skin conditioner, not much data on hair care.
  8. Baicalin – A skin conditioner with anti-oxidant and anti-ageing properties. Not much data on hair care.

 

Ingredient negatives:

Shampoo:

  1. Sodium Laureth Sulfate aka SLS – This is a gentle cleansing agent that has received some controversy. Some claim that it is an irritant and potentially harmful where other studies state that the compound is safe.
  2. Parfum (fragrance) – This is a general term that refers to thousands of ingredients meaning that we don’t know everything that is in this product. I would prefer if this term was not used and companies listed them out.

 

Conditioner:

  1. Behentrimonium chloride – An anti-static and conditioning agent with strong evidence of it possibly being a human toxicant or allergen but is considered overall safe to use in cosmetics.
  2. Parfum (fragrance) – This is a general term that refers to thousands of ingredients meaning that we don’t know everything that is in this product.
  3. Methyl paraben – An anti fungal preservative. Parabens have been the subject of controversial studies with some showing links to hormonal imbalances which can lead to things like cancer and others proving that there is no link.
  4. Ethyl paraben – Also a preservative. Whether you avoid parabens or not is your choice.

 

Serum: 

  1. Parfum (fragrance) – This is a general term that refers to thousands of ingredients meaning that we don’t know everything that is in this product.
  2. Coumarin – Limited evidence of cancer. Like with parabens though, there is no solid proof so it is up to you whether you want to avoid this or not.
  3. Benzyl Benzoate – Not for children and toxic to cats.

 

Ingredients that can cause irritation to some:

This is actually really case specific, as different people have different sensitivities and allergies. Just because a compound has been reported by some to cause sensitivity, it doesn’t mean you will have an issue. “Sensitizer” compounds being present is not a negative in my opinion, as this is the case with pretty much everything out there and funnily enough I’ve seen products that are targeted specifically for sensitive skin, containing some compounds that have been reported by some, or are known to be, sensitizers.

With that being said, the following compounds present in these products have been either proven or claimed by some to be sensitizers, irritants, allergens etc:

Shampoo: Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol stearate, Citric Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3-caprate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Linalool, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Phenoxyethanol.

Conditioner: Behentrimonium chloride, Dipropylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3-caprate, Citric Acid, Isopropyl alcohol,  Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Linalool, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Phenoxyethanol.

Serum: Tocopheryl Acetate, Linalool, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Coumarin, Benzyl Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol.

 

Final Verdict

All three products worked well and I thought that my hair was thicker and less prone to breaking. These observations also make sense after looking at the ingredients contained.

In terms of ingredients, the shampoo is the best with the conditioner second and the serum last. I think that the shampoo is very good and so would be the conditioner if there were no parabens. Again, there is no solid proof against parabens but with so many options in the beauty market, it’s almost easier to just avoid them for the peace of mind.

Lastly, I didn’t think that the serum added much and the ingredients were not that impressive either.

If you want my opinion, I would purchase the shampoo, consider the conditioner and wouldn’t purchase the serum.

I’d like to thank the Klip Shop for sending me these products for free to review. If you want to try these products or more, check out their affordable e-shop at https://klipshop.co.uk/

 

Have you ever tried these products? Did they work for you? Let me know your experiences below!

Beauty is a very personal thing, we all have different skin, requirements and biological build which can influence things. What worked for me might not work for you and vice versa, please leave your comments below!

 

I am not affiliated with any company or brand. These are my views and experiences.

 

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