Products That Didn't Work for Me, #4

by Joyce in


It has been a while since I've talked about the products that don't work for me. I've mentioned a few disappointments here and there, but I wanted to show you all two products that I think could be good but just aren't right for me. 

Phyto Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Treatment review
koh gen do moisture spa gel review

First, the Phyto Phytopolleine Botanical Scalp Treatment  is a product I desperately hoped would work miracles. Recommended for unbalanced scalps, this treatment has an intensely herbal scent, as it full of rosemary, sage, eucalyptus, and cypress. I'm not a fan of the scent, and the first time I used it, I feared the herbal almost chemical-y scent would stick to me forever. Thankfully I've discovered that a good cleansing shampoo afterwards will get the scent out, and my Philip B. Avocado & Peppermint Shampoo  was perfect for the job. I also liked the product initially, as it does provide some itch relief when you first apply it. Really, my scalp wasn't terribly itchy for 3-4 days! However, this product is .8oz and $38, and at that price I really expect it to repair my scalp. It didn't, and my scalp is still itchy. Perhaps I could've stuck with it and tried the whole bottle, but I decided it wasn't worth the trouble and returned it. 

The other product I was really excited to try was the Koh Gen Do Moisture Spa Gel, a product that is meant to be a one-step moisturizing product to replace serum, emollient and lotion. I love the idea, and I am a big fan of Koh Gen Do, but this just felt sticky on my face and never went away. I thought perhaps I applied too much, and applying less didn't help... I also wasn't anywhere humid, so I was bummed. I can't deal with feeling any tackiness on my face, so this is a no for me. However, it did feel pretty decently moisturizing, which is great for my super dehydrated skin that never seems to be satisfied. Bummer, cause I really wanted to love this!

What do you think of these products? Have you tried them? Do you have any recommendations for a super hydrating face product or a something that will calm my itchy scalp? I'd love to know!

P.S. To follow this series, do check out the previous posts here..  

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