Garnier Whole Blends has been in development since 2010 and is now arriving to the Canadian market. Released as Ultra Doux, in France, this collection of products is the best selling shampoo and conditioner range in that country; I suspect due to the high quality of the ingredients and the very affordable price point
Since I’ve started to test out a few more drugstore products, I thought I’d give this Whole Blends line a shot. There are a few different varieties of shampoos, conditionners, treatments, and sprays in the line, all with varying claims and scents! I picked all of them!
There is the Argan Oil & Cranberry (colour care) , the Honey Treasures (repairing) , the Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter (quenches and softens),Green tea& green apple (revitalize and boost shine), the avocado oil and shea butter (deeply nourishing and hydrating).
I really love that this is another drugstore product that is Paraben free , this is a direct response to consumer demand and, it is not at all the norm for mass market shampoos and conditioners to be paraben free, usually these types of formulas are more expensive and harder to find.
They all have Natural Moisturizing Factors and Antioxidants ,this is the most important part of this range ,truly what sets it apart: instead of relying on heavy silicones and waxes, as the the moisturizing agents, Garnier has opted to use naturally sourced, intense NMFs and Antioxidant ingredients. These types of ingredients are normally found, at these concentrations, in much more expensive products. Garnier has used the various ingredients in the top 50% of the formula, providing high grade actives at an amazingly low price point.
Also, I was really happy to see that it says on the back that the: Argan and coconut oil, and the cocoa butter ingredients are purchased fairly and sustainably to support local farmers and communities