Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Review: Asience Moisture Balance Shampoo & Conditioner

The summer heat is almost over here in the Philippines as rain already started to make its random downpours for the past 2 weeks, but the warmth and humidity is still a frienemy for our hair and scalp, which lead me to purchase a new pair of Kao Asience Moisture Balance Shampoo & Conditioner. If you have been following my blog for a while you might know that I adore japanese products, from skincare to point makeup; heck even their junk food! Hello Pocky? That's another story. ;)

Kao Asience Moisture Balance Shampoo & Conditioner
Ingredients include: Water, ammonium laureth sulfate, alcohol, glycol distearate, lauramidopropyl betaine, dimethicone, myristyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, sodium laureth sulfate, cocamide mea, isodecyl glyceryl ether, malic acid, eucalyptus globulus leaf extract, glycine soja(soybean protein), panax ginseng root extract, camellia japonica seed oil, hydrolyzed conchiolin protein, polyquaternium-10, polyquaternium-7, laureth-4, laureth-16, sodium benzoate, butylene glycol, benzyl alcohol, toluene sulfonic acid, potassium hydroxide, caramel, fragrance

Meant for normal to oily  asian hair, the shampoo cleans the hair and scalp very thoroughly without making it feel like its been stripped off its natural oils (moisture balance - check!), rather leaving the hair refreshingly dirt and oil free. Followed by the conditioner, it makes the hair smoother (of course), shinier and smelling like sweet flowers (sorry, I suck at describing scents). It makes my hair feel lighter too which I like very much because its more manageable when its lighter.

If you sniff it straight from the bottle, the fragrance might be overwhelming for the senses, but for me it just means that my hair will smell great after I use it (I love it when my hair smells good!) and it did not disappoint, if you're like me, who involuntarily sniffs your own hair (weird, random fact!), you will love this as the scent can linger the whole day. :)

Only downside is I still have to go to our local chinatown to get it, which means its not very accessible. Price is Php550 (approx. $12)  per  530ml bottle. Also, I'm still alternating between 4 types of shampoo/conditioner (a clarifying shampoo included) to maximize product potential and prevent product build up.

I hope you're all having a good week so far! Stay gorge! ;)



  1. we dun hav this range in our drugstore!no fair :P
    i've tried the gold amber bottle before..its too rich for me..make my head itchy :(

    hav fun with your new shampoo flavor!
    my 550ml tsubaki shampoo & conditioner last me a good 5 months!! its aboutthe same price with Asience usd13

    haha am one of those involunterily sniff my own mode :D

    thanks for your cheery comments! you are as excited as me~~ seeing those haul keke
    ohh so far i've been using the OCEAN blue daily..not too does go well with my apparels yay*

  2. i have yet to try this brand even though its so accessible to me. i saw from the ad their range are suitable for asian hair..

  3. Hee hee...I love Pocky too! ;) this new? I haven't seen this white bottle before. Only the gold one. I love that the scent lingers all day. If I know my hair is smelling good, I like to sniff it too...keke. :P Thanks for the review babe!

  4. oh yay. i really want to try this but i need to finish up my current shampoo first =x

  5. ^ I agree with Lisa. I can seriously finish off a 10 pack of pocky in a day! haha
    I have yet to find a shampoo that actually smells all day long =( i honestly loveee the smell of shampoo !!!

  6. this sounds like a yummy shampoo, although it is a bit pricey. my fave asian shampoo is tsubaki (the red one). have you tried it before? it makes my hair nice and soft, and smells lovely too.

  7. ooh i tried this brand but the gold colored
    i dont know wat is the difference though

    which is the clarifying shampoo u are using?

  8. i have never tried asian hair products before! i reallyyyy want to but at the local stores they're REALLY expensive compared to the widely available western brands ><

  9. where exactly did you bought this here? i know one in rob manila but i think it costs more...

  10. I'll have to look for this! Usually they cost about $13-18 per bottle around here...T-T;

    For product alternation, do you use 4 shampoos and 4 conditioners? What about hair treatment? Do you need to alternate hair treatment as well? After reading your posts I've tried it too, wherein I alternate between 2 shampoos and 3 conditioners (um. cause I need to finish them anyway?) but I only use one hair treatment, once a week. Am I doing it right? LOL I noticed a difference the first few weeks but now I'm starting to feel oily again...

  11. Oh sounds like a great shampoo/conditioner! I have oily hair yuck so this sounds superb.

  12. coffretgorge!!!!
    Thank you for sharing.
    I am thailand . :)

    It's great reviews

    and thank you for commentator

  13. I've only tried Tsubaki!
    They have this in Manila? Sana makahanap ako :)

  14. yes! i bought my set at chinatown :)


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