Apparently, I missed out on the hype 8 months prior. This was a Metro-wide phenomenon as far as I know. Several beauty bloggers went a bit crazy over the discovery, after the Watson’s Beauty Lab event last year, that this Php199.00 Watsons Pure Beauty Treatment Conditioner was a great department store dupe for Shiseido’s Tsubaki Damage Care Conditioner, I’m presuming they meant that one based on research. Then to the dismay of the Conditioner’s hugely excited fanbase due to the spread of the hype the Pure Beauty hair care range sold out and it disappeared from shelves completely for several months. Watsons did not replenish its stock of the line, until suddenly 3 days ago, my friend Kira of kira-ramirez.com made a discovery at Mall of Asia, Pure Beauty Hair Care had silently returned. She was so happy she bought 3 bottles on the spot (ooh, a happy camper!), and ahem, a day later I did, too. I got one bottle for mom and two for me :).
The funny story behind Kira’s announcement is when we were together with other bloggers at an event a few days ago they all began talking about the awesome Conditioner that was. The conditioner is known for containing Camellia Seed Oil from Japan. However, to make it clear the conditioner is NOT from Watsons Japan, it is made in Korea.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH IT: The Pure Beauty Treatment conditioner is great also because although it isn’t an organic product it is Paraben-Free and SLS free (although the Pure Beauty shampoo in the silver bottle does contain SLS). This is a white, smooth fluffy cream, which is your typical conditioner texture, and it smooths over the hair really quickly. It’s got quite a silky kind of slip as you work it through your strands, if you call that “working” at all. It’s not quite as hydrating and curl defining as the Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner which is still at the top of my Conditioner list (although I can’t purchase), but this Pure Beauty one definitely gives your hair that silky smooth shine and some definition. The smell is a powdery, warm, slightly musky type. I actually prefer brighter fresher scents when it comes to bath and body but I still consider it a pleasant scent. It doesn’t give tons lot of volume and bounce but it doesn’t make my hair limp at all. Overall I think this would be an EXCELLENT shampoo for girls with straight hair and wavy hair, for girls with extremely curly hair you may want to use a more hydrating shampoo before using this.
It was a consensus of yearning and in my case a protest of the hype that I missed out on. I kept repeating myself “Isn’t there any chance they’ll bring it back?” and Kira shrugged her shoulders but said “Sana, I really wish they would. When you go to Singapore, Julia, kukulitin kita, baka you can get for me…”. Happy for my blogger friends and for myself that our conversation about it was heard out in the universe and we were blessed as a result with the return of this well-loved product. Who says God doesn’t listen in on girl talk? 🙂 I told Kira “Hey, maybe we should gather again and start talking about phased out products,” LOL.