Hey loved ones! Today I would like to show you wonderful news in my hair care – hit Anwen cosmetics. These are very interesting products with natural ingredients known in the world of hair maniacs for a long time, which is why I am very happy to test these beautifully packaged products. My set for medium porosity hair includes a mask, mini set of conditioners, two shampoos, oil and serum for ends. I can’t wait to wash my hair again to try out more of these things. I would love to shower twice a day! A real home spa for my hair.
I have to admit that their reviews probably won’t be very objective, I’m already so positive because of the great reviews. And Anwen has always been one of my favorite hair bloggers, I’ve been her reader for years. I would also like to add that the products came to me packed very ecologically, in a small cardboard package and cardboard. So if you are curious how these cosmetics worked for me, I invite you to the next part of the post.
Anwen, ‘Grapes and Keratin’ – Mask for medium porosity hair
Mask for medium porosity hair. Is your hair normal but unruly? They don’t cause you much trouble, but sometimes they get frizzy? Are you looking for the WOW effect, but without silicones? This mask is for you! It intensively nourishes and regenerates hair thanks to the content of hydrolyzed keratin and silk. Aloe and glycerin provide additional moisture to the hair, while silica strengthens it. The mask also contains grape oil optimally suited to the needs of your medium porosity hair, which nourishes and improves elasticity.
Apply the mask to washed and damp hair. Leave on hair for 3 to 30 minutes, then rinse.
Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Silk, Maris Sal, Silica, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Parfum, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene.
Anwen, A set of conditioners for medium porosity hair
The key to the beauty of your hair is the so-called PEH balance, i.e. the right proportions of proteins, emollients and humectants in everyday hair care.
Magnolia Protein mask in its composition, it contains an appropriate composition of proteins: milk, oat and hydrolyzed keratin, which, due to their structure, have been optimally matched to the needs of medium porosity hair*. Proteins will rebuild defects in the structure of the hair and make it smoother, flowing and shiny. The pleasant smell of magnolia will make your hair SPA more pleasant.
Magnolia Ingredients: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Hydrolyzed Oats, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cetrimonium Chloride, Starch Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Parfum.
Iris Emollient Conditioner
contains as many as 5 oils: broccoli, which acts as natural silicone, macadamia, moringa, tsubaki and plum seed. Oils rich in appropriate fatty acids have been optimally matched to the needs of medium porosity hair*. The power of emollients will make your hair smoother, shinier and more flexible. The pleasant scent of iris will make your hair SPA even more enjoyable.
Iris Ingredients: Aqua, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Brassica Oleracea Italica Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Starch Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Parfum.
Conditioner Moisturizing Lilac
contains as many as 5 substances that have the ability to bind and retain water inside the hair. A natural ingredient of plant origin – Pentavitin provides the hair with deep and long-lasting (up to 72 hours) hydration and Hyaloveil-P®, which is incorporated into the hair structure, intensively and long-lastingly moisturizes it. The moisturizing effect is supported by aloe vera juice, glycerin and urea, rich in vitamins and minerals. Nanoparticle onion extract penetrates deep into the hair and rebuilds it, and potato starch smoothes and additionally nourishes. The power of humectants contained in the conditioner makes the hair well moisturized, and thus more shiny, smooth and resilient.
Ingredients: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Starch Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Solanum Tuberosum (Potato) Starch, Allium Cepa Extract, Saccharide Isomerate, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Urea, Polysorbate 80, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum, Amyl Cinnamal, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Hydroxycitronellal.
method of use:
To maintain PEH balance, use Protein once a week (or every 3-4 washes), Moisturizing 1-2 times a week (or every 2-3 washes), and Emollient on other days. Resign from applying the Moisturizing Bez conditioner when the air humidity is very high or use it on such days before washing (e.g. as a base during hair oiling). You can also apply the Emoleint conditioner after rinsing off the Protein or Moisturizing conditioner to better protect the hair against the loss of active ingredients provided in the care and to smooth the hair.
Anwen, Peach and Coriander Shampoo – for dry and sensitive scalp
The formula of our shampoo is based on natural detergents with a mild effect. Thanks to the high content of saponins, extracts from shikakai, Egyptian koliba and gypsum paniculata help to effectively and at the same time gently cleanse the scalp. The addition of a liquorice derivative reduces the secretion of sebum and reduces itching. Vit. B3 is anti-inflammatory, it also improves blood circulation in the skin, which stimulates hair growth. Linseed and marshmallow extracts as well as betaine have a moisturizing effect. The scent of peach with a hint of coriander is a pleasure to use, but we made sure that it does not conflict with your favorite perfumes.
anwen shampoo Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Glycerin, Lauryl Glucoside, Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Lauroyl Glucose Carboxylate, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Extract, Althea Officinalis Root Extract, Niacinamide, Acacia Conocinna Fruit Extract, Balanites Aegyptiaca Fruit Extract, Gypsophila Paniculata Root Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Starch Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Linalool.
Anwen, Mint It Up – peeling shampoo
The refreshing MINT IT UP shampoo perfectly cleanses the scalp thanks to the peeling particles of apricot kernels. The addition of an enzyme, which helps to remove excess calloused epidermis, makes the skin more intensively absorb active ingredients from the treatments after using the shampoo. Urea moisturizes the scalp, and licorice derivative prevents excessive secretion of sebum and has a soothing effect, reducing the feeling of itching. The shampoo adds volume to the hair at the roots, which makes them stay fresh longer. Peppermint oil gives it a fresh, pleasant smell, and also improves blood circulation in the scalp and stimulates hair growth.
How to use: Apply a small amount of shampoo on wet scalp. Massage for a while thoroughly and at the same time gently and leave for a few minutes. Then rinse thoroughly with water. Use once a week.
To facilitate the rinsing of particles, we recommend using a conditioner or mask after washing.
Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Urea, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder, Acrylates Copolymer, Propanediol, Polysorbate 20, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Bacillus Ferment, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-10, Mentha Piperita ( Peppermint) Leaf Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Parfum.
Anwen, Apricot Seed Oil
Rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, it is perfect for the care of medium porosity hair. Gives them shine, smoothes and protects against external factors and water loss. Obtained by enzymatic extraction, thanks to which it has higher antioxidant capacity and a beautiful and very distinct smell of marzipan. Perfect for mature, dry and sensitive skin.
How to use hair serum? Ways of use:
- Apply more oil to unwashed dry or damp hair. Leave for min. 30 minutes, then shampoo as usual.
- Apply a small amount of oil (1-2 drops) to the ends of washed, still damp hair.
- Apply a small amount of oil to your face or body and massage in circular motions.
Anwen, Happy Ends – liquid serum for protecting hair ends
Smoothing serum for ends Happy Ends protects hair from mechanical damage as well as high and low temperatures. Thanks to the content of natural oils and butters, it nourishes and tames unruly hair ends.
It contains elderberry, evening primrose, broccoli, baobab, sacha Inchi and pracaxi oils rich in unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and microelements nourish and smooth hair. Babassu, cupuacu, murumuru and mango butters nourish and improve elasticity. Silicones additionally create a film on the surface of the hair, which protects it and prevents split ends. The addition of lanolin protects the hair against low temperatures.The new, liquid formula is lighter and not weighing down, so it’s perfect even for fine hair.
How to use: spread a small amount of the serum on the inner sides of the hands first, and then apply evenly to the ends of dry or damp hair.
Ingredients: Dicaprylyl Ether, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Oeonthera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Oil, Sambucus Nigra Seed Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Brocolli) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter, Mangifera Indica ( Mango) Seed Butter, Pentaclethra Macroloba (Pracaxi) Seed Oil, Plukenetia Volubilis (Sacha Inchi) Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum.
Anwen is a Polish, natural cosmetics brand, created by one of the most famous hair bloggers. All products are handmade and properly packaged ecologically, so I’m not surprised by their price, slightly higher than for cosmetics that I would normally buy in a store. However, looking at the composition, I think they are worth it. In addition, they have great opinions and reviews, collected over the years.
The best thing about these products is that they were created by a person who not only really knows about hair care, it is her passion and work, but also contributed a lot to the hair blogosphere (instead of just repeating long-known facts).
In addition, the cosmetics match the porosity of our hair, i.e. their real problems and needs, and this is something that no brand has come up with yet. (And he probably won’t copy it, because ads like “our shampoo will regenerate your damaged hair in 2 seconds” sell cosmetics better than a niche, ecological company, unfortunately).
Coming back to the cosmetics themselves – of course I had to open them right away, smell and test them, after all, I feel like a child who got a Christmas present a little earlier.
I’ve been testing Anwen cosmetics for only a month, so at the beginning I can write about my first impressions, but I’m sure there will be reviews of all cosmetics here – I know from my instagram that you are waiting for it very much! Me too 🙂 I can’t wait to wash my hair again to test more of these things. I would love to shower twice a day! A real home spa for my hair.
I liked the Anwen Grapes and Keratin mask the most, because of the effects that appeared on my hair – after each use. They are incredibly soft, the strands are silky and shiny even after the gel, and the delicate fragrance lasts for a long time. I already know that it will be my go-to mask to grab before every important exit. You can see a big difference: if not my hair! I really recommend.
I also really like the idea of a set of small nutritional supplements, it’s great for a gift, testing before buying and for any trips. I immediately incorporated them into my hair care routine. Here I like the magnolia scent the most – divine! And when it comes to action, it’s emollient, maybe because I used it most often. I know some people emulsify oils with it, but for me it’s a waste, it’s thick enough to treat it as a quick mask, to keep under a shower cap. Great for closing care and retaining moisture in the hair. I will definitely buy a full size bottle because my hair doesn’t always like every completely emollient conditioner like the one from Anwen. Worth the price? Sure.
I’ve also used oils – apricot oil as a serum for the face and hair ends during the day – I feel sorry for such a small bottle for hair oiling – while I used Happy Ends at night. Although I usually use more silicones and I miss it a bit, the ends remain in good condition. Unfortunately, the serum is a bit heavy, especially for curly hair. I will try to test them on wet hair after washing.
To sum up:
I think that Anwen cosmetics are a great proposition for everyone, not only a beginner hair maniac. We have everything explained what and how to use and we can adapt the products to the needs of the hair. The compositions and smells are simply wonderful! Let’s not forget about the graphic design – printing on cardboard and very aesthetic, floral packaging, look elegant on my shelf in the bathroom.
A great idea for a Christmas gift for a hair maniac who wouldn’t spoil herself with such a beautiful set of cosmetics.
Do you know these wonderful cosmetics? What would you test?