Thursday, November 5, 2015

Decadent Shampoos, Conditioners & Oils for Happy Tresses from Philip B. | An Effusive Review

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Long before Lola's Secret Beauty Blog existed, or was even a germinating seedling, I fell madly in love with Philip B. products. I remember when my mom, sister and I first discovered the line while shopping, and we each purchased several products. We effusively gushed over the scents and textures at the counter, and that first impression paled in comparison to using these decadent luxe products. It was then that I first tried Philip B. White Truffle Ultra-Rich Moisturizing Shampoo, and to say that it was unlike anything else that I had ever tried is an extreme understatement. Philip B. makes ultra luxurious haircare products that are very very worth the splurge. Given that it is the gift-giving time of year, this is the perfect time to treat yourself or the luxury hair product-obsessed people on your list. Furthermore, Philip B. offers so many richly nourishing and hydrating products, that are unparalleled in their efficacy, that they are particularly well-suited to the colder months of the year.
Philip B Anti-Flake Relief Shampoo is an absolutely amazing shampoo that effectively treats dry scalp, dandruff, psoriasis and eczema. While I do not have any chronic scalp issues, my scalp and hair can become quite dry when the weather really cools down. Periodically, when this happens my scalp can dry out and flake, and Philip B. Anti-Flake is my go-to shampoo because it rapidly, effectively and decisively eradicates those unwanted flakes. Furthermore, my hair is left soft, shiny and bouncy! I simply shake the bottle well, apply the shampoo to from my scalp to my tips, and let it sit for 2-3 minutes. I then add a touch of water to lather it up, and then rinse.

According to Philip B.,

Normalizes and soothes troubled scalps with an active mix of 1% Zinc Omadine and 0.525% Coal Tar.
13.6% pure active plant concentrates (Aloe Vera, Tea Tree Oil, Sage, Juniper Berry and Chamomile) inhibit the organisms that aggravate scalp issues without stripping. Perfect for treating dandruff or psoriasis, or to balance a dry or oily scalp. Evens out skin cell turnover to give you a flake-free scalp and shoulders. Provides immediate relief that can last for days.

  • Treats dandruff, psoriasis and eczema
  • Soothing and healing
  • Nourishing and balancing
  • Color & Keratin-Treatment safe
Philip B Anti-Flake Relief Shampoo Ingredients (older formula): Active Ingredients: 1% Zinc Pyrithione, .525% Coal Tar Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Lauramine Oxide, SD Alcohol/Alcohol Denat, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Fragrance/Parfum, Amodimethicone, Urtica Diocia (Nettle) Extract, Burdock (Arctium Lappa) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Polyquaternium-10, Tallowtrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Methylparaben, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panthenol, Isolaureth-6, Octoxynol-40, Geranium Maculatum (Geranium) Extract, Nonoxynol-10, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool

Anti-Flake II Relief Shampoo Ingredients (new formula): 0.95% Zinc Pyrithione Water/Aqua, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Acrylates Crosspolymer-4, Propylene Glycol, Fragrance/Parfum, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Amodimethicone, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium Benzoate, Polyquaternium-7, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Sodium Citrate, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Isolaureth-6, Sodium PCA, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Geranium Maculatum Extract, Sodium Lactate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Limonene, Arginine, Octoxynol-40, Aspartic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, PCA, Linalool, Glycine, Alanine, Coumarin, Cetyl Alcohol, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Styrax Benzoin Resin Oil, Benzaldehyde, Benzoic Acid, Benzyl Benzoate, Cinnamic Acid, Coniferyl Benzoate, Vanillin.

$35.00 for 7.4 oz. from Philip B., AmazonSkinStore, Space NK and Dermstore.
Philip B. White Truffle Ultra-Rich Moisturizing Shampoo is one of the most decadent shampoos that you will ever use, and I cannot sufficiently underscore the extent to which this has remained true since the first time that I used this luxe shampoo all of those years ago. This is an ultra-rich and deeply hydrating shampoo that is formulated for chemically or color-treated hair, but is so nourishing that people with damaged, dry and/or dry curly hair will also covet it.

Hair is left deeply hydrated, soft, supple and shiny– even my naturally curly hair is left shiny, but never weighed down. The scent is an absolutely delectable slightly spicy earthy scent that is just heavenly.

According to Philip B.,

An ultra-rich, moisturizing shampoo containing a herbaceous blend of 23.2% pure plant extracts.
Seductive Italian White Truffle Oil has been infused into the formula of Soy Protein, Panthenol (Vitamin B5) and nineteen pure plant extracts including Hops, Nettles, Thyme, Lavender, Horsetail, and Burdock for supreme lipid restoration of your hair.

  • Drenches parched strands in moisture
  • Softens and smooths with a restorative mix of 23.2% pure botanical hydrators: Italian White Truffle Oil, Hops, Nettle, Thyme, Lavender, Horsetail and Burdock
  • Soy Protein and Panthenol (Vitamin B5) to strengthen and seal split ends
  • Turns blowouts ultra-silky and glossy
  • Color & Keratin-treatment safe
  • Specifically formulated for normal to chemically and/or color-treated hair.
  • See and feel the results from your first use.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Soyamidopropyl Betaine, Soyamidopropalkonium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Polyquaternium-10, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemond) Peel Oil, Dimethicone, Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Bark Extract, Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Equisetum Hiemale Extract, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Geranium Maculatum (Geranium) Extract, Larrea Divaricata Extract, Symphytum Officinale Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Artium Lappa Root Extract, Quassia Amara Extract, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Extract, Frangula Alnus Bark Extract, Methylparaben, White Truffle Oil, Phytantriol, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract, Sambucus Nigra Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Balm Mint) Extract, Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Extract, Citric Acid, Lavandula Angustiolio (Lavender) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Avenua Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Chloride, Citral, Limonene, Eugenol, Linalool.

$54.00 for 7.4 oz. from Philip B., NordstromSpace NK, Amazon, SkinStore and Barneys New York.
Philip B. Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo is utterly unbelievable! This ultra-nourishing shampoo features time-released botanical moisturizers that make hair soft, supple, hydrated and give it a praiseworthy glossy shine. Like the Philip B. White Truffle Ultra-Rich Moisturizing Shampoo, Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo is able to give my naturally curly hair unprecedented shine. Those among you with curly tresses know the extent to which it is difficult achieve shiny curly hair, but this miracle formula really delivers serious shine.

According to Philip B.,

In addition to delivering shine and deep hydration, Philip B. Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo gives hair volume and bounce. The scent is a delicious warm aroma that is utterly intoxicating.

What if your hair became more beautiful as the days went by? Introducing the first-ever shampoo with time-released botanical moisturizers, for sexy volume, shine and a gorgeous scent that go on and on.

A truly new technology: Moisturizing botanicals are treated with high-vapor energy, breaking them into tiny molecules that sink in and strengthen hair from the inside out.

Transforms all hair types with instant, dramatic results: Revives, defines and de-frizzes curls; creates sleek, swingy blowouts; and lends fine hair uplifting body and fullness.

A time-released botanical delivery system (made with natural Safflower Oleosomes) infuses hair with lasting glossiness, bounce, and the light, seductive scent of pure Oud.

Apply to wet hair, work into a lather and let the nourishing moisture sink in for 1-2 minutes. Rinse well. Repeat if desired.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Fragrance (Parfum), Cocamidopropyl, Betaine, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Cocamide MEA, Glycol Distearate, Acrylates Crosspolymer-4, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Polyquaternium-39, Panthenol,Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Linalool, Sodium Hydroxide, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Salicylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Limonene, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica, Amyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Silica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Cinnamal, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Lupine Seed Extract, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Tin Oxide, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Glycine, Alanine, Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Green 5 (CI 61570), Red 4 (CI 14700), Histidine, Phenylalanine, Styrax Benzoin Resin Oil, Benzaldehyde, Benzoic Acid, Benzyl Benzoate, Cinnamic Acid, Coniferyl Benzoate, Vanillin

*Ingredients are subject to change at the manufacturer's discretion. For the most complete and up-to-date list of ingredients, refer to the product packaging. Paraben free; color & keratin-treatment safe.

$75.00 for 7.4 oz. from Philip B., Nordstrom, Space NK, Barneys New YorkSkinStoreAmazon, Cult Beauty (UK) and Net-a-Porter.
Philip B. Oud Royal Forever Shine Conditioner is the embodiment of a luxe conditioner. The ultra emollient formula, coupled with the delectable scent, makes using this conditioner a supremely enjoyable sensory experience. Like its matching shampoo, Philip B. Oud Royal Forever Shine Conditioner boasts the highly innovative and cutting-edge time-released botanical delivery system that imparts hair with unprecedented moisture and shine over a sustained period of time. While one only needs to leave it on for a minute, I prefer to leave it on for 10-20 minutes for deeper hydration. It infuses hair with lasting moisture, glossiness, bounce, and the delectable scent of pure Oud. 

According to Philip B., 

A revolutionary innovation in hair care. PHILIP B® Oud Royal Forever Shine Conditioner contains time-released botanical hydrators, which are molecules tiny enough to pass through the fiber of your hair and moisturize each strand from the inside out. Powered by a botanical delivery system, made with natural safflower oleosomes, for your fullest hair ever and an amazingly glossy shine that goes on for days. Perfect for reviving, defining and de-frizzing curls; creating sleek, swingy blowouts; and plumping up fine, limp hair for lasting volume.

Apply after every other shampoo (more often if your hair is dry or damaged). Leave on for a minute to let the nourishing ingredients sink in. Rinse well. 

To enhance curls and waves: Rub a dime-size amount between your palms and scrunch into clean, towel-dried hair. Air dry or dry with a diffuser for perfectly defined, bouncy ringlets.

Suitable for all hair types.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Amodimethicone, Glycerin, Panthenol, Schinziophyton Rautanenii, Kernel Oil, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Quaternium-91, Cetrimonium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Methosulfate, Citric Acid, Silica, Cetyl Alcohol, Trideceth-12, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Sodium PCA, Styrax, Benzoin Resin Oil, Benzaldehyde, Benzoic Acid, Cinnamic Acid, Coniferyl Benzoate, Vanillin, Hydrolyzed Lupine Seed Extract, Sodium Lactate, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Green 5 (CI 61570), Red 4 (CI 14700), Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Amyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Cinnamal, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate.

Sulfate-free, Sodium chloride–free and Paraben-free. Color & Keratin-treatment safe.

$38.00-$98.00 for 2oz and 6 oz. from Nordstrom and Dermstore
Philip B. Rejuvenating Oil is an ultra light blend of essential oils that deeply hydrate even the most damaged hair. I use it in a variety of ways, from a daily treatment and styling aid to an ultra deep conditioning treatment. Part of its magic is in its versatility, and it is one of those remarkably effective beauty oils that can be used on a daily basis. When I apply a few drops to my hair before styling (it can be used on wet or dry hair) it leaves my hair frizz-free, moisturized, shiny and manageable. My curls become well-formed shiny ringlets that feel and look stunning. When I use it as a deep conditioner, my hair and scalp are left healthy, ultra-moisturized and soft and supple. I often apply it before going to bed, and then wrap my head in a towel and then rinse it in the shower the following day– the difference is absolutely unmistakable. 

According to Philip B.,

Packed with ultra-light essential oils, our legendary conditioning treatment sinks in instantly to transform even the driest, most frazzled hair, leaving it bouncy and gleaming.

  • Restores hair's strength, shine and elasticity. Prevents breakage
  • Detoxes your scalp: Dissolves scalp oils and product buildup for extra lift at the roots
  • Paves the way for luminous, dimensional, healthy-looking color
  • See and feel the results of bouncy, healthy, soft, silky, shiny hair from your very first treatment
Suggested use: Use on parched, damaged hair twice a week; on dry hair, once a week; and on normal hair 1-4 times a month. For a dehydrated scalp, use once or twice a week.

Apply Rejuvenating Oil liberally to dry, unwashed hair, starting two inches from the roots, and work it in with your fingers down to the ends. To help the botanical moisture sink in quickly, warm your hair with a blow dryer for one to two minutes.

For dry hair leave on for 20-45 minutes.
For dry to damaged hair leave on for 45 minutes -2 hours.
For deep conditioning heave ob for 2-15 hours.

Use a clarifying shampoo to lift excess oil from hair shaft. Rinse well. Condition as usual.

Ingredients: Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Seed Oil, BHT, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Gardenia Florida Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Chlorphenesin, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Linalool.

Paraben free; Color & Keratin-treatment safe.

Overall Assessment: Philip B. haircare products are ultra-luxe treasures that are a true joy to use. If you want a real treat for your hair and your senses– then you owe it to yourself to try this exquisite line. Over the years I have used so many Philip B. products, and have to say that I have never been anything other than exceedingly impressed.

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  1. I've never used Philip B haircare products, but after your review it seems I have to try them

    1. You won't regret it, Leelo! They make absolutely amazing and superior quality products!

  2. These sound excellent! My scalp has been craving moisture - maybe this would be the way to go! <3

    1. Philip B. is a truly remarkable line, and I highly recommend the line since your scalp is craving moisture!

  3. What an enticing review of these luxe haircare products, Helen! I wasn't familiar with Philip B., but next trip to Barney's or Nordstrom I must at least get a sniff of the oud scented shampoo and conditioner. Do they smell like oud? My hair could certainly benefit from the Ultra Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. These should go on my wish list to buy when the next Barney's gift bag comes out!

    1. It lacks the woody muskiness and leans more sweet and warm. I'm so happy that you found it to be an enticing review! I wanted to convey how enticing these products are! You should definitely swing by the counter next time you are near Nordstrom or Barneys– maybe they will even have some samples! It/s really a remarkable line, Allison!

  4. OOHH!! I already love this brand already esp the White Truffle stuff and love to try their anti-dandruff/dry scalp shampoo!!


    1. Hi Ursula! Isn't the White Truffle range magnificent?! The Flake-Free is a really effective shampoo!

  5. Philip B is good stuff. I have enjoyed everything I have tried.

  6. Now I'm intrigued to try this brand!!!

    1. You definitely need to, twinsy! It is definitely one of my all-time favorite lines!

  7. How lucky you are to have received these press samples!

    1. I have loved Philip B. products for so many years, and am absolutely smitten with all of these incredible products! :-)

  8. I've never heard of this brand - thanks so much for the review. I'm always on the look out for great hair stuff :)

    1. It is a truly remarkable line, Destany! I'm so glad that you found my review useful! I highly recommend trying the line!

  9. The first time I heard of Philip B was at Space NK in California. I was there for IMATS and my friends all went nuts over finally finding the brand.

    1. It's such an amazing line, Marcia! You definitely need to try it!

  10. OH. MY. GOD. A dandruff/dry scalp shampoo that is keratin treatment friendly?! You had me at hello! Sold. Take my money! And it sounds so divine on top of that! I am definitely getting this. (Very oddly, I started getting terrible itchy dandruff a few years ago. Head and shoulders conditioner is great, but I can't use the shampoo because of the sulfates). I can't really afford the rest of the line but that shampoo is music to my ears! Thanks! ❤đź’‹

    1. Hi Miki! It's a seriously amazing line, and I have been thoroughly impressed with their products for many many years now. It's definitely not inexpensive, but it is definitely worth trying! I think that you will be very impressed by the efficacy of Anti-Flake Shampoo! Keep me posted! I can't wait to hear what you think about it! :-)


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