Product Review: Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Conditioner

This product was purchased by Nature’s Pulchritude.  All opinions are that of Nature’s Pulchritude and have not be influenced in any way, shape, or form.

(Author’s Note: Aubrey Organics is the name of the brand, however, products that are not certified organic by the USDA do not bear the word “Organics.”)

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It is only befitting my first product review is for this product!  I have been using it for almost 7 years and it still works fantastic!

I have medium density, tightly coiled hair that tends to be on the dry side.  The product delivers on its promises and fantastically moisturizes my hair, makes it feel silky and smooth, removes any remaining tangles, and prepares my hair for styling!

Product Claim:  “The sweet smell of success for your hair.  Trade those dry, thirsty tresses for vibrant, touchably soft hair with this moisture-intensive conditioner enriched with restorative herbal emollients.  Detangles and rehydrates to overcome dryness and brittleness and leave hair ultra-silky and irresistibly fragrant.”

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Product Details:

 “All-Natural Ingredients”

Consistency:  Thick

Color:  White

Scent: Honeysuckle Flower and Roses

Organic Ingredients: Lavender, Shea Butter, Aloe Leaf Juice, Jojoba Oil, Rosa Mosqueta (Rosehip Seed) Oil

Environmental Friendly?: Yes.  Contents Biodegradable, Recyclable Container (HDPE-2)

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Ingredients:  This product has great ingredients, with the exception of the alcohol denatured.  When I first purchased this product the ingredients were not listed in ICNI (Index of Nomenclature for Cosmetic Ingredients) format but as “Coconut Fatty Acid Cream Base,” so I was a bit troubled to find alcohol denatured as the third ingredient.  I’ve done a fair amount of research and am still not quite sure why this is in this product or what its function is, so look for a post about the various forms of alcohol in hair conditioners in the coming weeks.  Denatured alcohol is a solvent that has additives to make it poisonous and undrinkable, in this case the additive is organic lavender essential oil.  It is a low molecular weight, short chain alcohol, which are commonly regarded as drying.

via Aubrey Dictionary of Common Terms:

COCONUT FATTY ACID CREAM BASE — Absorption base containing essential fatty acids, coconut fatty alcohols from palm kernels, aloe vera and vitamins A, C and E. Rich in linoleic and linolenic acids (vitamin F), excellent nutrients and skin conditioners. In hair care products, it is often combined with the important amino acids cysteine and methionine, which are high in sulfur and excellent for the hair and scalp.

NATURAL GRAIN ALCOHOL — Alcohol denat. (38b, lavender). Powerful antiseptic, naturally obtained through the fermenting of carbohydrates in grains. Especially denatured alcohol 38b is pure, natural grain alcohol that has been rendered undrinkable by the addition of an essential oil. The federal government allows for several different types of essential oils to be used as denaturants under the SDA 38b classification; however, the preferred additive for the natural cosmetic industry is lavender. (Many cosmetic formulations contain isopropyl alcohol, a petrochemical that is much cheaper to use and very harsh and drying to the skin.)

This product is not at all drying for me, it has the opposite effect, so I will continue to use it.  If I came across this product recently, I would hesitate purchasing because of the alcohol denatured–aside from the RAVE reviews about it.  This is one of the best hair conditioners I have ever used, and it is a great value for the price.  The alcohol denatured is very questionable to me, so this product will not get a top rating.

 Pulchritude Rating:

Product:  1 Globe

Value:  1 Globe 

EnviroFactor:  .75 Globe

 2.75 Globes = Nature’s Pulchritude Star!  This product works very well, is all-natural and features great ingredients!  I would recommend this product for all hair types, especially those with tightly coily, curly, and wavy hair.

Price & Where to Buy:  11 ounces (325 mL) for $10.93.  Aubrey products are sold at Whole Foods Market, select Vitamin Shoppe stores, and via their website.

Have you tried this product, what was your opinion?  Will you try this product?

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