Biolage R.A.W.

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I am all about green beauty so I love when renown brands lean towards launching more natural lines of products.

Biolage is the latest hair care brand to have decided to go towards the more wholesome and natural route. Their brand new line of products Biolage R.A.W. is not only good for you but also good for the environment. Their 70-100% natural-origin shampoos and conditioners provide the same professional results without harming your beautiful locks. These products are biodegradable and made from 100% recyclable packaging. R.A.W. is also free of any sulfates, silicones, parabens and artificial colorants.

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Biolage R.A.W. offers 3 different types of products: Recover, Nourish and Uplift. Recover has as a purpose to restore shine to stressed hair using ingredients such as yucca, goji berry, coriander oil and kaolin clay. Nourish uses coconut oil, honey, quinoa husk and kaolin clay to transform dry hair into healthy-looking soft locks. Finally, Uplift uses black sesame, grapefruit, kiwi and kaolin clay to purify flat and fine hair. All three product lines offer a shampoo, conditioner and also a hair mask.

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I was drawn to the Nourish line because of all the swimming I’ve been doing lately, the chlorine and salt water has really dried up my hair. Using the shampoo and conditioner allows my hair to not feel so coarse and also lot smoother than before. The shampoo is 71% natural and easy to lather whereas the conditioner, which is 95% natural can easily be combed through my hair. What I also like is the gentle and natural fragrances found in the product. Scents like ginger, eucalyptus, honey and nutmeg are nice because they are not too overpowering.

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Finally, the brand’s website offers a comprehensive guide to all the ingredients found in the Biolage R.A.W. products. It gives the ingredients’ origins as well as their benefits and why they are being used.

To find out more about Biolage R.A.W. visit the Matrix website here.

This post was written in collaboration with the Matrix Canada but all opinions are my own.

 

Friday Faves

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1) PAI Copaiba Aha Deep Cleanse Mask – I recently discovered this brand of certified organic, vegan and leaping bunny beauty products. Pai started in London in 2007, having as a goal to create a line of products that were clean and plant-based. This mask features ingredients like rosehip, strawberry leaf (who knew?!), copaiba and pink pomelo. My skin is pretty fair and sensitive so I enjoyed the delicateness of this mask. My skin always feels super smooth afterwards.

2) Saint Cosmetics Precarious Peach Blush – This vegan and natural brand of cosmetics is from Pickering, Ontario. Their products are created from naturally occurring and derived ingredients from nature. They are all free from parabens, sulfates, petrolatum or any products that could be harmful for the skin. I’m a big fan of the packaging, it looks very high-end. I also really like the color of the blush, it doesn’t look too bright and also feels very light!

3) Pureology Red Illuminating Caring Oil – Though I have natural red hair, I sometimes like to give my natural color a little boost. I recently heard of this vegan hair oil that I’m very excited to try. The problem with dying your hair red is that it always comes out so incredibly fast so I’m hoping that this oil will help make it last a little longer. I like that the brand is a Global Green partner and is working to create a sustainable future in the salon professional community. I’ve always disliked going to the salon because of the heavy use of chemicals in their hair products but it’s nice to see that brands are slowly moving towards more natural alternatives. Here’s hoping it continues that way.