Biosilk Fruit Cocktail: Not Very Fruity or Very Cocky
Posted Dec 13 2008 10:23pm
Jacy’s fruity request:What is Biosilk Fruit Cocktail?
The Right Brain’s silky response: According to Farouk Systems, the company that makes Biosilk, it’s an “advanced reconstructing treatment that builds volume and strength, restores softness and smoothness.” It supposedly “restores moisture and softness, improves elasticity and strengthens the hair.”
Wow. Those are some of the most boring claims I’ve ever heard of for a hair care product. But we give them a lot of credit for being truthful. Any decent conditioner will do all those things to your hair – at least to some extent. What about the fruit cocktail? Their website doesn’t mention it specifically, so let’s try to find it on the ingredient list.
The first ingredient listed is Rosewater, which is a little disturbing. Not because rosewater is a bad thing – in fact in terms of hair conditioning, it’s no different than regular water – but what’s disturbing is that Farouk isn’t following the proper regulations for cosmetic labeling. If you’re adding water to the product you have to list WATER on the ingredients. We hate it when companies do that!
The next several ingredients are Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Trimethylsilyamodimethicone, with some Dimethicone thrown in. These are all pretty effective conditioners. We’d expect this product would do a pretty good job of smoothing hair.
Show me the fruit
Toward the end of the ingredient list we see things like Chamomile, Rosemary, Nettle, Passion Flower, Lemon, Grape and Pineapple Extract listed. We suppose lemon, grape and pineapple extract qualify as a “fruit cocktail” but it’s not really much of a story. And they certainly don’t do anything for your hair! If you want to see a more interesting way to execute fruit based ingredients, take a look at what Fructis did with fruit acids. At least they’re a little more snazzy about it!
What is Biosilk Fruit Cocktail? It’s a pretty good, albeit pretty normal, hair conditioner. Unfortunately, at $15.00 per bottle it’s also pretty over-priced in our opinion. You can buy Biosilk if you’re brave but, as we always say, let the buyer beware.