The Skinfood brand prides itself on creating beauty products that are sourced from real foods that are found in nature. They aim to harvest the nutrients from such foods as avocados to the more exotic yuja plants, and produce treatments that will improve and revitalize your hair and skin.
I tend to feel the same way about hair products as I do about online dating. Expectations rarely meet reality. However, I am a sucker for a sale so I was able to score the Avocado Leave-In Fluid by Skinfood for $8 instead of $10. It may not seem like much, but the thrill of the discount helps circumvent the usual disappointment I have with the product itself.
Not to say that I think hair products are a sham, but I have pretty uncontrollable hair. It’s thick and curly and loves to sprout off my hair line in a frizzy disarray. Most days I see it as a lost cause as soon as I wake up in the morning and feel the curls spiraling like Medusa. The only way my hair can even look presentable is with the help of seriously effective products.
Usually I end up spending a small fortune on a conditioning cream that either leaves my hair weighed down, destroys my curls, or just feels as dry as it was while virgin. I’m looking at you, Kerastase. But I thought I’d try a drugstore-priced Korean hair conditioner to see if I would have better luck in treating my coarse hair successfully.
The hair treatment is packaged in a simple and unassuming tan bottle with the brand’s signature guardian angel logo stamped on an avocado drawing. It has a pump applicator that dispenses small quantities of the very lightweight lotion. I would say the scent is reminiscent of fruits, and the texture is very luxurious.
This leave-in conditioner is heavily marketed for its use of avocado oil to nourish and soothe dry, damaged hair. After showering, I pumped two squirts of the lotion into my hands and worked into my hair focusing on the ends. Once my hair dried I noticed a visible improvement in the smoothness and shine of my hair. I couldn’t stop running my hands through my locks since they felt so so soft, which is a next to impossible feat for my hair. I was also truly impressed that throughout the day my hair had a great bounce to it, and that frizz was not a factor for me. Overall, this product is just incredible and a must buy for curly girls.
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cyclohexaasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Nonoxynol-15, Propylene Glycol, Peg/Ppg-20/15 Dimethicone, Polysorbate 80, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Quaternium-80, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Parfum, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Triethanolamine, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Carbomer, Polyquaternium-68 , Disodium Edta, Fd&C Yellow No.5 (Ci 19140)
I was a bit surprised to see how low ranking avocado was in the ingredient list. The product also doesn’t smell of avocado at all, so marketing this as a food based treatment for hair may be a little generous on their part. Based on the ingredients it seems more heavily weighted on silicone’s to deliver the smoothing effect to hair. Either way, this stuff works, so I’m sold!
A 110 ML bottle runs for $8-$10 depending on the store. As this is the best thing that’s ever happened to my hair I see this as an amazing value for the money.
Where to Buy
Skinfood is an Asian beauty brand with an established US presence online and in stores. Check out their official website where you can browse their full range of products and find the translated ingredient list for its formulas. Free shipping over $50.
Skinfood has also recently collaborated with ULTA, and now you can pick up a few products from their collection at ULTA stores. However, this specific food therapy for the hair is not yet available at ULTA.
+ Silky hair
+ Conditions hair without greasy residue
+ Glides easily when distributing product through hair
+ Recyclable packaging