Wednesday, January 18, 2012

[REVIEW] Gerovital Plant Thermo-Protective Hair Serum

I often hear how Gerovital cosmetics are so professional and how people actually trust them, without further research, because they are made from the best ingredients. Some of them are quality ones, I give you that, but if they have some good creams and cosmetics, it doesn't mean that you should blindly trust ALL of the brand's product.
I decided to talk about the Thermo-protective serum, because I also trusted the product and bought it without learning more about it. Besides, the package says they are from a line called "Plant", which means ... natural. At least until you read the ingredients.

And the first ingredient you see is... ALCOHOL! 
Now, in case you don't know how harmful alcohol can be for your hair's health, you may think this is not a big deal. In fact, many skin, body and hair products have alcohol in their composition, but not all types of alcohol are harmful, some of them are in very low concentration and they are there for the cream's texture. 
Alcohol (this type) is a drying and irritant agent in cosmetics. You can rarely use it in small quantities if you have oily skin, but even so, it's not advisable. What's getting me mad is the fact that this is a thermo-protective serum. We usually use this kind of serums before blow-drying or straighten/curling our hair. Alcohol, in combination with major heat does exactly the opposite of what the serum promises to do, and that is to PROTECT the hair.
ALSO! Besides alcohol, the product contains other harmful ingredients too, like Perfume, Linalool, Limonene.
My recommendation is: DO NOT use his serum, especially if you curl, straighten, heat blow-dry your hair. There are better alternatives on the market and reading the ingredients may save your hair.

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