Love Beauty and Planet Range Review

Love Beauty and Planet Range : Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower

I got this when I participated in a trial via Beauty Heaven, a website that I frequent as a member. In the trial pack there are

Volume and Bounty Shampoo and Conditioner, Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower (buy link)
Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Body Wash
And the Lotion that is strangely not sold in Amazon. The Love Beauty and Planet itself boasts to be vegan and cruelty free, as well as free of silicones, parabens and plant based. Coconut and Mimosa flower range is for volumizing hair, or a energizing and refreshing body wash.

The Good

I like it, the coconut is not overpowering, with nice undertones of mimosa flower’s fragrance. The conditioner works great at detangling, and my hair does have a nice bounce after. Body wash though, is a little thicker than I would have liked. The shampoo and wash rinses off well without residue, and there is a nice after scent that is not too stronge.

For the price point in Australia, the size of the bottles are decent. I am still using the set, and it has been 8 weeks plus. For that alone, I think that it is a reasonable choice if you are indeed going the route of organic and vegan skin care….

The Bad

Is it really Vegan and Cruelty free? I have no real answer to that, Unilever does sell to China, and in their statement when prodded by a website, they do if it’s a requirement. While they strongly insist that the Love Beauty and Planet range is not tested on animals, no one knows if the source of the ingredients do. So I might have to say that, they say they don’t but doesn’t mean anything at this stage.

My beef with the product is in the shampoo. Of all the works of going free of paraben and silicones, they add SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate). It is a the front of the ingredient’s list, which is another negative to me. SLS can be a little drying on my skin, hence I usually opt for brands that avoid it. Plus, how is benzyl alcohol or Tetrasodium EDTA plant derived?

My verdict on the Love Beauty and Planet

First of all, let’s admit that people are indeed trying to create products that are better for the environment and the future. Now, it is a big market, because of the movement, and companies like Unilever likes to have a market share. Of course, if they do it properly it would be awesome!

At the moment, I don’t feel like I should recommend the range because they are not very up front about how and why they are cruelty free. The logo must mean something right? Another is that, sure they are organic, but how about sustainability?

I know, such a demanding diva. I do believe that companies like Unilever does have the power to make the world a better place, why just the Love Beauty and Planet range? With their money and knowledge, it can be everything right?


No thanks.

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