A Very Expensive Baby Powder

After using a different dry shampoo that is much cheaper than this, I'm very unimpressed. I have found that the bottle is hard to use. It also broke on me. This product is way too expensive for what it is and its performance. If you have long hair, it's also not economically smart for most.
Published:
Pros:
Can be used as a body deodorizer and skin smoother, Blends roots
Cons:
Doesn't add body, Messy, Way too floral smelling, A nightmare for long hair, Bottle broke, $
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

I recently got into dry shampoos when I was asked by a company to review one for them. That particular one comes in a spray can, like hairspray. I can really tell a difference when using it. It's also easy to apply. With Principessa Beauty's Dry Shampoo for Lighter Shades I don't feel like it works nearly as well, it's messier, and it makes me smell like babies. It is supposed to freshen up a mane when you don't have time to shower and reduce the oil in your hair. It also claims to add body and volume while magically blending roots. I prefer to use it for its other use - all over body smoothing. It's much better at being a powder for in between the legs and thighs, in shoes to reduce blisters, or just pretty much anywhere. For that, it's expensive and the jar it comes in is a pain in the butt!
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bridal gift
    • Hygeine
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • All over body
    • Hair

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

Looking like and feeling like baby powder, this dry shampoo acts much like it. Breathe too heavily, it will go everywhere. The powder is hard to control since it has a tendency have a mind of its own. If you rub it between your fingers, it feels like regular corn starch and can make the same crunch sound corn starch does. It smooths out easily on skin but is trickier on hair.



Ingredients: Zea Mays (Corn) starch, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Aloe Barbedensis Leaf Juice, Organic Chamomille Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Organic Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tocobiol.

-Zea Mays (Corn) starch: A starch obtained from corn, The base powder, Thickening agent
-Silica: Most commonly found in nature as sand or quartz, Flow agent in powders
-Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E, Sunflower Seed Oil): Softener, Conditioner
-Aloe Barbedensis Leaf Juice: Enhances the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking
-Chamomille Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract: Fragrance Ingredient, Skin-Conditioning Agent
-Organic Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract: Heals skin lesions (could not find a purpose in dry shampoo)
-Caprylyl Glycol: Hair Conditioning Agent
-Phenoxyethanol and Sorbic Acid: Fragrance Ingredient, Preservative
-Tocobiol: Antioxidant

Most of my info came from Cosmeticsinfo.org and ewg.org
    • Light
    • Powdery

Taste / Aroma

The powder is scented their signature fragrance, Isolina (little island in Italian). It is described on their website as having top notes of "violet leaves and mimosa blended with middle notes of rose petals and neroli. Heliotrope and precious woods round out this ultra feminine elixir that is best described as pureness in a bottle." Thankfully, when added to powder it isn't as strong and soap like. It is still very feminine and floral, but is more tolerable for me. The scent in my hair seems to go away after about half an hour, even if I'm just sitting in my apartment. If you don't like the smell of baby powder, you won't like this.
    • Strong smell

Performance

I'm not impressed with this dry shampoo at all. For one, it's a pain in the ass to use. It's probably easy as pie for someone with short hair (I mean like able to spike, short hair), but it's a nightmare for people with long manes, like me. I can try to put some in my hand rub it together and then rub it on my hair, but it gets everywhere and I lose a lot of it, or it takes such small quantities to not make a mess, that it takes forever. If I try to hold my pony tail, sprinkle it on, and then spread it around, again - I end up losing a lot and it's just awkward. I don't even see that big of a difference unless I damn near use half the container. I also found that it totally does not add body or volume and you can't "style" your hair with it. Taking picture of it didn't work out so well, but here goes it...


Here is my hair before

My hair after.

So, what is it good at? It's much better for small areas like the roots of your hair. It's also better for all over body use. I like to powder between my legs and behind my knees where they hit when I cross my legs if I am wearing a skirt or dress. This works wonders for that. If your thighs touch or you have other areas that might chafe, this can help reduce that. I like to put a little powder in the back of my heels to reduce the formation of blisters.

But compared to my other dry shampoo, this is just inconvenient and not as good in terms of performance.

Packaging

Currently on Eden you can only buy the large 4.4 fluid ounce version of this. On their website, their is a smaller version of 1 ounce that is the one I have. It comes in a rectangular metal can. The majority of it is a painted pink metal. It has a vintage like label on the front and a printed description on the back. What isn't smart is that the direction are on the bottom. This becomes an issue if your top breaks like mine did after only two uses. It has a black plastic top that twists to open the holes for the powder to be shaken out. Mine no longer slides to close. So if I want to read the instructions I have to lift it above my head or flip it over in my hand and try not to get the powder everywhere.

The company claims that their packaging is reusable and/or recyclable, and 100% biodegradable, but I don;t understand how this could be biodegradable...

Anyways, I think this stuff is really expensive and not worth the price.
    • Discreet looking packaging
    • Messy dispenser
    • Would make a nice gift

Special Features

This version is for lighter hues. As you can see, my hair isn't super blonde or light, but it blends fine in my hair and roots.
Follow-up commentary
I honestly don't use this stuff. After using a spray dry shampoo, this stuff is just incredibly INCONVENIENT. I don't recommend it.
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  • ~LaUr3n~
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    Welcome
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    Nice review.
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    sweetpea12  
    Thanks for the great review!
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    Thank you sweetie
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    welcome!
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    Thanks!
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  • Mrs.Tee
    Mrs.Tee  
    Seems like this powder is just good for the smell. Not ideal for long hair wouldnt be good for me. Great Review, thanks for sharing
  • SilverMinxxx
    SilverMinxxx  
    Great review! I think I'll skip this one. I hate the smell of baby powder.
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    U3H  
    thanks
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