Discovering the Most-Wanted Haircare Products to shop at Sephora
It’s a well known and acknowledged truth: Sephora is the Disneyland of Beauty.
Walking through the doors of its malls is like entering a beauty oasis, made of amazing smells, bright colors, millions of beauty products and any kind of beauty tool. Sephora is the place where the beauty and makeup lovers can find almost everything they need and are looking for (and, in most cases, much more than that).
And what about haircare? Is Sephora a good place to shop the latest trends of curls and coils?
Yes, it definitely is.
While at first glance it may seem like Sephora has barely anything for the haircare, it actually carries some of the biggest and best brands made specifically for the care of the hair.
Let’s discover 5 of the best-selling Sephora picks you may want to know more about.
“A commitment to alternative beauty has been at the heart of the Alterna story since we debuted in 1997”
This is the brand mission we read in the website of the luxury haircare brand, founded in California more that 20 years ago and committed to creating innovative haircare and styling products, inspired by skincare science and formulated with pure and effective ingredients.
Since the very beginning of its journey, the company has been a pioneer in offering “Alterna-tive” yet high-performing haircare products, all formulated with sustainable and eco-certified ingredients: Caviar, Seasilk, Bamboo, Kendi Oil and more.
Today Alterna offers a wide range of products, whose formulas are a cutting-edge fusion of nature and science, aimed at delivering the maximum impact on hair with the minimum impact on environment. That’s why Alterna products are free of gluten, sulfates, parabens and synthetic colors, and are never tested on animals.
Alterna’s green-yet-luxury commitment teaches a significant lesson: chemicals do not belong to our hair, pure Caviar extract does.
“Noblesse de hair” exists and in Bevery Hills they know it.
Founded in 2011 by a color enthusiast entrepreneur, Donna Pohlad, CEO of the company, alongside with A-list celebrity colorist Justin Anderson, dpHUE is the leading player in the next generation of hair dye and color products industry.
With products like Root Touch-Up Kit, Color Touch-Up Spray and the best selling Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse, dpHUE has a unique role in the haircare industry panorama, being the only brand dedicated solely to professional color maintenance.
“Fresh color between salon visits” is the promise that dpHUE makes to its customers and the goal which the company has been able to achieve thanks to its super-luxury and high-performance hair colors and haircare products, made with the highest quality and best performing ingredients.
Dull hair, don’t care! dpHUE nourishing products are specifically formulated to help keeping the color fresh and gorgeous. Whenever, wherever.
It was during his time in the Amazonian Rainforest, while doing humanitarian work with the local tribes, that the New York hair stylist Fabian Lliguin first met the legendary oil that the women of the Quechua-Shuar tribe consider the secret of their thick, soft and shiny hair.
Intrigued by the power of the Amazonian precious ingredient, Fabian and his wife studied the effects of the oil on their clients’ hair and were amazed at its revitalizing properties. And this is where it all began.
Rahua (pronounced rah-wa) is the name of the high-quality oil, which the people of Quechua-Shuar tribe obtain from the ungurahua nut through a long and extremely time intensive process of manual extraction (it can take up to a month for the golden oil of the rahua nut to appear).
And today Rahua gives the name to the beautiful brand that Fabian and his wife Anna founded in New York: a luxurious collection of 100% natural hair and body products, all infused with the Rahua oil and all made with the purest rainforest ingredients. Learning from the techniques of the Amazonian people, the Rahua products are all made by organic ingredients which are sustainably grown and harvested by the indigenous community.
Much more than being just a beauty brand, Rahua is very popular for its philanthropic commitment dedicated to supporting the indigenous tribes of the Amazonian rainforest and to sustaining its eco-system.
When Beauty works behind the scenes.
Minimalist, fresh, simple yet elegant and stylish. This is Sachajuan in a nutshell.
The brand of the “uncomplicated beauty” was founded in 1997 by Sacha Mitich and Juan Rosalind, who one day combined their names and opened an hair salon in Stockholm. Their first line of haircare products came just a few years later, in 2004.
Sacha and Juan main aim was to make haircare as simple as possible, creating high quality and effective products that could be “easy to use”.
While many brands today continue to complicate their vision and mission in order to be more appealing and interesting, Sachajuan is taking a totally different direction: its philosophy is based on simplicity and on a easy-yet-powerful balance between quality and innovation. And this is exactly what they are doing today: they are combining simplicity and function effortlessly with high quality and innovation.
Their minimal yet elegant packaging reflects their feeling about styling hair and haircare products: they have to be highly performing and effective but intuitively easy to use.
Take (and make) it easy!
Who wouldn’t want to live the incredible experience of having a real Good Hair Day? Women know what we are talking about. And GHD knows that too.
Let’s meet Good Hair Day, commonly known as GHD, the UK manufacturer of haircare products and tools, whose aim is to “make every day a good hair day”.
Since when it was launched, back in 2001, the brand has seen an incredible and ever growing success. Though the company is mainly renowned for its (award-winning) straightening irons, it also makes dryers, curlers, brushes and styling products, which are used by professional stylists worldwide and are the choices of celebrities, fashion models and A-list customers.
Used and sold in more than 50,000 salons worldwide, GHD is particularly “famous among the famous”: it has been the first hair tool sponsor of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and is endorsed by A-list celebrities including Victoria Beckham, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston.
Why pH of skincare products is important?
The pH is defined as the negative logarithm (base ten) of the concentration of free hydrogen ions in aqueous solution. The pH of skin surface ranges from 4.5 to 6 making it slightly acidic. The acidic nature of the whole skin surface was first claimed by Heuss in 1892; however, the first scientific study was carried out by Schade and Marchionini in 1928, who called it the acid mantle. The “acid mantle” protects the skin by inhibiting the growth of pathogenic organisms, regulating keratinization, desquamation and wound healing. Any disruption in the acid mantle disrupts the activity of enzymes involved in barrier function and anti-microbial protection. The skin pH and the buffering capacity of the skin surface are made up of the components of the stratum corneum as well as the secretions from sebaceous and sweat glands. Sweat is an important contributor towards skin acidity owing to its content of amino acid, lactic acid, and urea, which supplement skin NMF levels. The formation of stratum corneum barrier requires enzymes that are pH dependent. Two lipid-processing enzymes β-glucocerebrosidase and acidic sphingomyelinase require a pH of 5.6 and 4.5, respectively. An increased skin surface pH activates enzyme serine proteases, which causes degradation of corneodesmosomes and affects the skin barrier. pH also has a big impact on the skin microbiome. The bactericidal activity, because of dermicidin and nitrites in sweat, occurs optimally at pH 5.5. The resident bacterial flora changes as pH increases causing increase in population and activity of P. acnes and Staphylococcus aureus which are responsible for acne and eczema. All these result in contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris and Candida albicans infections. Products with high pH cause swelling of skin follicles affecting the permeability of the skin making it dry, sensitive, and susceptible. Most of the skincare products are formulated within the pH range of normal healthy skin except the exfoliating products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s), Vitamin C products and chemical peel which work at low pH. Facial oils, cleansing oils, balms are not pH dependent.
🧡Creator Roundup 🏷 Beauty Year-in-review
Check out these creators’ profiles to see their beauty journeys in 2020! Creator: @Ren14 “What Stayed🍾Cooluli - Classic 4 Liter Small Mini Fridge Cooluli Skincare Fridge: I adore my little fridge! It feels so good to have chilled serums, especially in the morning! I love it so much that I’m thinking I’m going to get a bigger one so I can add more products in! Truly a must have for a skincare lover! Also, the fridge can warm up products too!” Creator:@LindseyRR “2020 is the year I think we all will remember forever. Everything in our lives changed and things have been incredibly difficult. The entire world had a health crisis, so many of our loved ones are no longer here. I myself am taking a journey with a health crisis of my own but as hard as 2020 has been, it has also been INCREDIBLE.” Creator: @briordan2000 “This year has definitely been a wild ride. I’ve learned so much more about my hair and skin in this last year than I ever thought I would or needed to know!“
Dry Shampoo white residue? Don’t worry I got you
I love a dry shampoo with a lot of powder because it is what is absorbing the oil to make your hair look less greasy. However, sometimes there is a little white powder residue that I can’t seem to rub into my dark hair. Simple solution 💡!! Shine spray! It makes it all blend away! Using: KLORANE - Detox Dry Shampoo With Organic Aquatic Mint REDKEN - Shine Flash 02 Shine Spray
🌟Creator Spotlight 🏷Beauty Year-in-review
Check out@jassintadoepost on her exploration on balancing family, creative work, and self-care in 2020. Share your own journey in 🏷 Beauty Year-in-review “From starting 2020 with a seven day old newborn baby and all the crazy hormones and changes to my body, skin and hair which goes with a new baby (yes, this is why I look exhausted and have something spilt on my top in the February photo 🙈😂) to a global pandemic which resulted in my husband working from home and suddenly needing to learn how to homeschool my older daughter this year has been crazy and challenging to adjust and find the right balance.”
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