Say a’glow’ha to vibrant, seemingly poreless skin. These tropical facial cocktails mix aloe vera, exotic fruit enzymes and pore-refining Hawaiian extracts to cleanse, tone and moisturize so skin is soft, smooth and radiant. Discover pure island beauty. Since 1979, Alba Botanica has offered 100% vegetarian personal care products that do beautiful for you, your friends and the animals and Earth you love. We make a full range of products packed with potent, botanical ingredients that are formulated to nourish the individualized needs of your skin and hair. Because we are committed to the health and happiness of all furry friends, we never test our products, or the ingredients that go into them, on animals. We recognize the need to be good stewards of all natural resources. So we try to do beautiful by reducing our environmental impact in everything we do as a business. With our products, the way that we make them, and how we treat others, we want to inspire and uplift women from head to soul.
- Minimizes the appearance of pores for a soft, smooth and radiant complexion
- Papaya and pineapple enzymes gently loosen and dissolve dull skin cells and impurities
- 100% vegetarian ingredients
- No animal testing
- NO: parabens, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances
I had been paying an arm and a leg for a professional strength papaya enzyme mask, so I was so excited to find something over the counter (OTC) at an affordable price. The user reviews for the same product in the single jar were pretty good, but I took the leap of faith by purchasing the 2-pack at a better discount, especially with the 15% off Subscribe-and-Save option.At first, I thought it did not sting at all but when I tried it again, my skin did get the expected tingling feeling. After 2 months of using it religiously 2 +/-1 times per week, Alba’s papaya enzyme mask is now part of my daily beauty regimen. I am about half way through the first jar, so the 2 jars may last 6-7 months (I think closer to 6 months, since I love this stuff). I also bought a large fan brush, which uses a minimal amount without wasting much and effectively spreads a thin layer across my whole face. If you use your fingers, then your consumption rate may be faster. Make sure to wash your face thoroughly and dry with a fresh face towel before applying any mask. Although this mask (feels more like a gel) does not dry (as indicated on the packaging label), I believe the enzymes are effective in softening up the skin and breaking down the oils, dirt and old skin. Every time, I follow up it up with a clay mask, such as mud or mint (different brand), which does dry and pull out the dirt and oils from the pores. Of course, a non-greasy moisturizer is a must as well. Bottom line: I love how this product clears up my pores and helps my skin radiate.These jars with fan brushes would make great personalized beauty gift baskets for girly Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers. With that said, I definitely would recommend this product to family and friends!
Marva Bridger, MT
This is the most amazing beauty product. This is the BEST face mask I have ever used. I used to use gritty scrubs to exfoliate but this mask leaves my skin smoother than anything! It tingles on your face and I feel like its literally eating my dead skin off (sounds gross but when you rinse the mask off your face is so fresh). I’m prone to blemishes around my chin and my sporadic acne has lessened significantly since using this. I’ve never raved about a facial product before but I’m so glad I found this. Bonus: its all vegetarian, no animal ingredients/testing. Alba is awesome!
Margret Shelbyville, TX
You will love this product. It leaves your skin radiant, hydrated, and clear. It is so amazing. I thought my skin looked great until trying this product. After using it the first time, I had forgotten that I did (like an hour later) and when I looked in the mirror I was like “Wow, I love the way my skin looks”. I had forgotten for a moment there that I had just used it. You should try it. It won’t disappoint. I absolutely love it!
Lottie Westlake Village, CA
Brilliant Glossing Conditioner view larger Transform hair’s texture so it can truly shine. This lightweight crème with the brilliance of an oil lavishes hair with rich radiance to leave it smooth and glowing with vibrant shine. Dull frizzy hair is nurtured to shine and smoothness Transforms hair’s texture Infused with olive oil Scented by a fresh floral garden The collection includes Brilliant Glossing Shampoo, Brilliant Glossing Conditioner and Brilliant Glossing Styling Crème. Tip from the Frédéric Fekkai Salon A little goes a long way with this lightweight, leave-in styler. Use sparingly. Brilliant Glossing Collection view larger Brilliant Glossing Collection Because shine can never be too brilliant, there is the Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Collection. Brilliant Glossing Shampoo, Brilliant Glossing Conditioner, and Brilliant Glossing Styling Crème are masterfully crafted with olive oil to polish hair with a richly radiant shine. Each formula gives hair luscious luster as it reduces frizz. view larger Fekkai Hair Care The hair collection from Fekkai is an offering of absolute indulgences that are utterly addicting. Masterfully crafted by brand founder Frédéric Fekkai, who has been styling the world’s most famous hair for over two decades. Through the 5F Principle: Form, Feel, Function, Fragrance and Finish, decadent textures, lush scents and exquisite ingredients unite to deliver an extraordinary hair experience. Fekkai, the most privileged hair in the world. Fekkai Formulas At a Glance view larger view larger view larger view larger Brilliant Glossing Because shine can never be too brilliant Nurture dull hair to lustrous radiance. Infused with olive oil. Technician Color Care Because color can never be too captivating Awaken color treated hair’s radiance and shine. Infused with the oil of pure grapeseed. Full Blown Volume Because lift can never be too lush Fulfill fine, limp hair with luxurious body. Infused with citrus extract and ginseng. PrX Reparatives Because strength can never be too glorious Fortify weakened hair to resist future damage. Infused with argan oil extract. view larger view larger view larger Essential Shea Because hair can never be too rich Smooth coarse, dry hair to fluidity. Infused with pure shea butter. Apple Cider Because clean can never be too pristine Deeply cleans overworked hair for a new beginning. Infused with apple cider. Styling Because effortless style can’t exist without flawless expertise Masterful formulas for a luxurious, modern look. Scented by petals and florals.
- Infused with Olive Oil.
- Glossing cream scented by a fresh floral garden.
- Lightweight crème polishes hair with luxuriantly lustrous radiance.
- Dull frizzy hair is nurtured to shine and smoothness.
- Tip from the Fekkai Salon: A little goes a long way with this lightweight, leave in styler. Use glossing cream sparingly.
I don’t know what is going on when I see other people giving this creme less than 5 stars. I love this glossing creme and have found it to be wonderful for taming my wild and crazy hair, and adding tons of shine as well!I have fine, graying hair which I color treat, and I really am particular about my hair. Fekkai usually comes through with good products, especially for people ( sigh … like me) who have troubles with frizzy hair as well. This product provides a smoothing quality which I find terrific.If you have marvelous, long, thick, silken tresses, hey!!! What are you reading this review for?Go become a hair model for Pete’s sake!But if you have incredibly frustrating hair like mine, try this.Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Creme is a good value price wise, and a very nice product.Thanks,jean
Madeleine Bob White, WV
When Oprah first introduced me to Fekkai either through her O Magazine or her most wonderful things episode I was curious to try out the shampoo and conditioner. I finally found it on sale somewhere and quite honestly didn’t feel it lived up to her hype. Thought I’d try the glossing creme since I’m a hair product junkie.Here are the claims, as listed on Amazon, that the product makes:Infused with Olive Oil.Scented by a fresh floral garden.Lightweight creme polishes hair with luxuriantly lustrous radiance.Dull frizzy hair is nurtured to shine and smoothness.Tip from the Fekkai Salon: A little goes a long way with this lightweight, leave in styler. Use sparingly.Transform hair’s texture so it can truly shine. This lightweight creme with the brilliance of an oil lavishes hair with rich radiance to leave it smooth and glowing with vibrant shine.Used at the legendary Fekkai Salons.First let me reiterate that a little goes a long way. The first day I used this I used about a hefty quarter size glob. I don’t think my hair ever dried that day. From then on I experimented with the amount and finally for my hair length (shoulder) settled on a dime size glob.I’m a big olive oil person. Eating and using as a skin oil and hair conditioner (even though it takes forever to wash it out) so the product says it has olive oil in it and this is a claim I can’t prove of course, but I love the way it feels on my hands and in my hair as I’m applying it.The product does have a nice smell to it. I’m sensitive to shampoos and conditioners and other hair product smells and this is a nice one.My hair is not dull and frizzy to begin with, but it dryer especially in the winter. I did find that the glossing creme brought out the shine in it and helped it style more easily.Since I can’t afford to have my hair done at a Fekkai salon, this is a good alternative when I want glossy and smooth looking hair. I love this product and it more than makes up for my disappointment in their shampoo and conditioner!
Anne Sulphur Springs, TX
I got this for her as I thought she would like it since she complains some times about her hair getting frizzy. I personally never notice this but she does I guess, so here we go. Since she started using it she loves it and says it keeps the frizz down, also she likes the smell.
Tameka Mason City, NE
Treat your hair with the Motions Deep Conditioning Masque, an intensive conditioning treatment for all types of natural hair textures. Conditioning Masque For Natural Hair Textures Whether you wear tightly coiled curls, loose ringlets, or flowing waves, this conditioning masque gives you the freedom to rock your own style. This salon-tested moisture-rich masque is formulated for all natural hair types and provides ultra-rich hydration. Deep Conditioning And Restores Moisture This rich and intense conditioning treatment is infused with shea butter, coconut and avocado oils. Conditioners assist in detangling hair, leaving it soft and intensely hydrated. After shampooing with Motions Moisturizing Cleanser, apply an ample amount of Deep Conditioning Masque, saturating your hair from root to end. For maximum conditioning benefits, cover hair with a plastic cap and keep head under a warm dryer for 5 to 10 minutes. Gently rinse with warm water, thoroughly removing the treatment from your hair. About Motions: Salon-Inspired Hair Care Since 1993, Motions has become synonymous with creating salon-inspired products. Motions is committed to rigorous product research, cutting-edge hair care solutions, and salon-tested, results-driven products. Celebrating the rich and unique beauty of women is at the heart of Motions’ philosophy. Motions Deep Conditioning Masque At A Glance: Conditioning masque restores moisture With shea butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil Salon-tested formula hydrates, softens, and adds shine Infuses hair with long-lasting nourishment Suitable for all curly natural hair textures What’s In The Box Motions Deep Conditioning Masque (8 ounces)
- One 8-ounce jar of Motions Naturally You, Deep Conditioning Masque
- Deep conditioner with shea butter, coconut and avocado oils
- Intensely hydrates and detangles your hair
- Leaves hair feeling soft and healthy looking
- For all natural hair types
This product wasn’t packaged properly so it came to me leaking thru the container. I don’t know if it’s a faulty design or if Amazon didn’t ship it with proper care. I tried to calling Amazon, but since this was sent to me for the purpose of reviewing it, there was either no record of the order, or the rep I spoke with couldn’t locate it. In either case, I don’t know where the fault lies.That said, the conditioner is fine, no better nor worse than others I use. It leaves your hair soft and easy to manage, but so do most I’ve tried.
Caitlin White Owl, SD
My daughter tried it and to her, it felt nice on her hair, the scent was decent, left her hair feeling conditioned, but not any more than just regular Pantene conditioner. She didn’t really like the tub container, hard to use in shower.
Emma Dell, AR
The targeted hair for this product, I have recently learned, is primarily for African/American hair or the like with natural curls of differing appearance.This masque has directions to use with Motions Naturally You Moisturizing Cleanser. The cleanser btw is to be used weekly without a conditoner. Having used the cleanser as directed, it merited a 5 star rating in my own opinion.My hair is fine, straight, medium thick and highlighted.At the time I just used the Cleanser and was happy with the way my hair looked and felt.Now this masque takes it a step further. Once again…it is slated to be used as per package instructions and once each week. The end result was soft, full bodied hair.These are bargain quality products. Just follow the directions and you will be pleased!
Justina Covington, VA
Resilient, beautiful hair starts with the right foundation. Clear scalp and hair has a dual-action formulation: a white stripe of deep hydrating treatment, and an aqua stripe infused with cactus extract. It deeply hydrates the scalp and leaves hair resilient and beautiful.
- Clinically proven to hydrate the scalp
- Helps restore the natural moisture balance of the scalp
- Clear scalp and hair beauty therapy made with nutrium 10, nourishes the scalp, creating the right foundation for strong, beautiful hair
Thirty days is not enough time tell whether this stuff will hydrate or nourish–particularly since my hair is dry and I only wash it three or at most four times a month. It smells great, which I discovered right out of the package, because one-third of the product was all over the inside of the bag. I encourage you to try the product for yourself, but I don’t recommend you buy it online. You may lose an awful lot of it.
Beth Forman, ND
I like this.It smells nice, my hair mostly feels pretty soft when I am using it. Though it hasn’t done anything for the ends of my hair which are starting to hit the really dry point where I can’t ignore my need for a hair cut.It rinses out easily.My hair is really fine, curly and colored, as well as always having been prone to split ends. So finding something that makes it feel soft is great.
Lynn Burlington, WI
update: I have come back to knock this down to three stars and state why. This product makes the hair entirely too oily. The name CLEAR is misleading you into thinking it is not oil you are putting into your hair but it is. When the product says it hydrates your hair, that is misleading. This is because when we get “hydrated” in the hospital it is to get fluid pumped into us, saline. Saline is mainly water and this product is not pumping your hair full of water. I can’t imagine who this product is meant for because if it makes my grey 65 year old hair too oily, whose hair is left to treat? If you want to pump your hair full of oil, the CLEAR products will do this for you. I have also used the shampoo. I think this is the most misleading advertising I have seen in a very long time.My original review giving 4 stars is below.I have senior grey hair which is dry due to age and the different texture of grey hair. Nevertheless, these CLEAR products manage to put a substantial amount of oil into my hair. I have previously tried the shampoo and that was very good but required washing my hair sooner because of the added oil. Then I tried this, the nourishing mask. Well, this must be ten times the amount of oil. I do not know why this product is called CLEAR when it must be filled with oils. Certainly the products themselves are not clear colored. So ONLY for an older person do I think this line of products is good. I think it would be a terrible product for a younger person. I am not sure I will continue to use this. I am using a similar product from Nexus which is not as oily but oily enough to get the job done. If you want to infuse your hair with oil though, this product does achieve that.
Agnes Fitchburg, MA
This nourishing mineral rich hair mask has been formulated from the beneficial ingredients of the Dead Sea
- Promote incredible softness and enviable shine
- Very rich and nourishing
- Minerals penetrate the hair cuticle
- Provide a nourishing drink for your hair
- Tames frizzy ends
I agree with the other reviewer who said this product is not the same as the one she got from the mall. I have used it a couple of times now exactly the same way I did with the mall samples, and it leaves my hair feeling nowhere near as nice. It smells the same as the mall sample, looks the same as the mall sample, feels the same as the mall sample, but in terms of results, it’s nothing like the mall samples. It leaves my hair the same as a regular conditioner would–maybe even worse. Going back to Hask Henna&Placenta.
Hattie Penland, NC
I have been color treating my hair for years and years. I finally found a product where I just use this after my color, and it feels like soft, subtle hair again. I have very thick wiry hair, that needs a deep conditioner. This one is not too perfume smelling, and also keeps penetrating the hair long after others fail.I have never ever found a product I could use at home with the same results as a salon deep conditioner till now.I have purchased about three of these from amazon. One from the mall kiosk where they sell the herstyler products (beware they rip people off at the mall).LOVE IT
Roberta Matthews, MO
LOVE LOVE LOVE this conditioner. My mom bought it in the mall a long time ago with the straightener. Once I used that bottle, I just never bought anymore. I finally recently remembered this stuff and I still love it so much. It makes my hair so pretty and soft without weighing it down and it makes my hair smell really nice.
Ma Elmer, NJ
Brand New You Get a brand new you with Alterna Ten Hair Masque. This super effective hair therapy will revitalize your hair to its best look ever for an impossibly healthy-looking glow. Renews and repairs HydratesThis ultra-concentrated treatment penetrates quickly to renew and repair all hair types for unprecedented results. It possesses a remarkable hydrating property that can absorb nearly a thousand times its weight in water. Especially suited for: All Hair Types
- Possesses a blend of Enzymetherapy – The Science of skincare for haircare
- Infused with certified organic botanicals
- Uses recyclable materials and never tests its products on animals
I think I’ve tried all the Caviar products. This one thrilled me least. The time factor became a problem because I want to finish all my hair care in the shower. This product takes some time to develop and doesn’t produce more noticeable results.
Young Stafford, NY
WOW! Did you know that Gluten is found in many different products that you use every day??? This may not matter to many, however, if you have an allergy to Gluten like I do, this information is of mega importance! Alterna is one of the very few companies who’s entire product line is Gluten Free! I started using their line and stopped using another line that contained gluten (unbeknownst to me) and guess what – My hair started growing like a weed!!! This masque is amazing! Alterna 10 is an absolute 11!
Angel De Berry, TX
I’ve been happy with other Alterna products, so I figured I’d try their deep conditioning masque – and it doesn’t disappoint. A small bit applied to my hair transforms it from the consistency of steel wool to normal, without the heavy, weighed-down feeling you sometimes get. Very impressed, and after three jars, intend to make this a regular in my bathroom.Highly recommended.
Alberta Procious, WV
Moisturizing Mask for Damaged hair with Argan Oil
I rubbed this in to my scalp and it HELPED a lot with my dry scalp.
Beatrice Alto Pass, IL
Great hair repair mask! Smells great and makes my damaged hair feel great! great container and easy instructions to follow. Great product~!
Aisha San Juan Bautista, CA
I have thin shoulder length hair and am generally cautious about any products that might weigh my flimsy hair down. I used this product two days ago. The first day (after I used it, and dried my hair), I found my hair hard to manage and unresponsive to my heat products (straightened). BUT, on the second day, after washing and drying again, PERFECT! My hair is weightless and full of life. It feels more healthy and moisturized.So, my recommendation to those of you with fine hair, I would not use this before you have to go to an event or need to look like a million bucks. Your hair will look so much better after the second wash. I will continue to nourish my hair with this great repair mask!
Susie Browning, IL
Restore mask treatment, 8 ounce – a powerful, deep, weightless conditioning treatment for dry, damaged hair that instantly heals and strengthens hair while adding softness and shine.
- Make dry, damaged hair 20x stronger with 95% less breakage, after just 1 use
- Reduce damage by 95%
- Restore moisture levels to that of healthy, undamaged hair and protect from future damage
I received this mask as a complimentary gift at a salon where I get full blonde highlights on my mostly straight fine almost waist-length hair, and after using it twice, I would not ever buy this. The first time I used it I put two quarter size amounts in, and the second time I smeared on a handful of the mask thinking it would work better, but got the same results. It made my hair feel incredibly dry and stuck together like rope, and impossible to comb without risking breakage. I had to coat my hair with my aveda leave-in conditioner in order to get a wide-tooth comb through it. This did not suit my type of hair at all.
Marylou Kingston, IL
I have damaged, striped, crunchy AA hair that has been chemically treated. This entire RESTORE line actually coats the hair with a moisturizing shampoo, the mask makes stripped hair incredibly shiny and soft and the daily moisturing cream makes the hair softer and splits/breaks less. I bought the full line and I noticed the difference. Stops the acceleration of dry, breaking hair. Worth the 40+ price tag!
Juliette Brighton, TN
I’ve only used a sample of this product and I don’t believe I will be purchasing the full size. Being that it’s 40 dollars or so, I don’t think it is worth the price tag. I put it in my damp hair and then let it dry naturally. It definitely weighed down my hair, which is naturally curly and full-looking. This made my curls a bit more flat and my scalp a bit oily. If you have super dry hair then this might be a good option for you, but in my experience it wasn’t great. I dislike that flat look for my hair, and prefer a bit more volume.
Bridget Holicong, PA