New Giovanni and Desert Essence Products

abstractcurlsabstractcurls Posts: 380Registered Users
Giovanni has a new Wellness Shampoo and Conditioner as well as a new 3-1 shampoo/bodywash.

They are all protein free.

I bought the Wellness conditioner (cause my scalp has broken out with psoriasis) it has a very strong smell and tingle. That being said it has helped my scalp a ton. It also makes my hair shiny.

Purified Water, *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe
Vera) Leaf Juice, *Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract
[Hei Zhi Ma], Embilca Officinalis Fruit Extract [An Mole}, *Eclipta
Prostrata Extract [Mo Han Lian], Sapindus Mukorssi Fruit
Extract [Wu Huan Zi], *Bacopa Moniera Extract [Jia Ma Chi
Xian], Rehmannia Glutinosa (Chinese Foxglove) Root Extract,
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract [Proanthocyanidins] Serenoa
Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita
(Matricaria) Flower Extract, Uritica Dioica (Nettle) Extract,
Camellia Sinemsis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperrita
(Peppermint) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil,
Stearalkonium Chlordie, Behentrimonium Chloride, Hydroxypropyl
Guar, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol,
Menthol, Menthyl Lactate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol

I really like the 3-1 Shampoo. It is much more gentle than my Desert Essence Coconut Shampoo. This will be a staple for me now
It comes in 4 scents. I have Grapefruit Sky.

Purified Water, *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice,
Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium
Cocamphoacetate, Butyrospermom Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract, Camellia
Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract,
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Macrocystis
Pyrifera (Sea Kelp ) Extract, Panthenol (ProVitamin B5), Pyrus Malus (Apple)
Fruit Extract, *Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit), *Citrus Aurantium Dulcis
(Valencia Orange) Fruit Extract, *Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract,
*Echihnacea Angustifolia (Coneflower) Extract, Punica Granadtum (Pomegranate)
Fruit Extract, Xantham Gum, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui Nut) Seed Oil, Limnanthes
Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Faragrance, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol,
Sodium Benzoate, Polysobate 20, Citric Acid

There are also 3 new Desert Essence Conditioners. They are reformulated verison of their older stuff. They are Jojoba Strenghting, Shea Butter Repairing, and Tea Tree Replenishing.

I'm not going to list all the ingredients because it would take up way too much space. The formulas look really good. Has anyone tried these?

P.S. Desert Essence if you are reading this would you please please please make some styling products!!!


  • plunkybugplunkybug Posts: 2,526Registered Users
    Wow, that Wellness conditioner thing is chock full of Chinese herbs!

    Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

    2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

    Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

    Hair bio:

  • mamaherreramamaherrera Curl Neophyte Posts: 886Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Just got that wellness condititioner. I too think it's protein free, anyone check those ingredients and confirm it?? How is it working as a co-wash???
    Medium texture
    Normal porosity
    Normal elasticity
    can get weighed down with lots of oils
    Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
    Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
    Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
    Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
    Gel: Kiss my face gel
    Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
    working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
  • mshieniemshienie Posts: 1Registered Users
    can you message me directly? i was trying to see a bout why this shampoo isn't doing much for me. ty
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Curl Connoisseur Posts: 1,275Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Just got that wellness condititioner. I too think it's protein free, anyone check those ingredients and confirm it?? How is it working as a co-wash???

    No overt proteins that I can see in that ingredients list ("protein", amino acids, "hydrolyzed").
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed
  • SereneCurlsSereneCurls Curl Neophyte Posts: 1,145Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Desert Essence does have a curl cream, and a defining lotion which seems like a different version of the curl cream with protein.
    3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
    Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
    Co-wash: aia, suave coconut, salon care
    R O: Tresume Naturals, gvpcb
    L I: KCKT, gvpcb
    Stylers: cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
    Oils: coconut, argan
    Experimenting with: curls rock amplifier, pantene mousse

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