My body reacts badly to stress - when I get stressed, I'll get a breakout, and my scalp also gets sensitive. I bought this Phytoapaisant Instant Soothing Spray quite a while ago during an episode and I really love it, but I use it very very sparingly because it's quite costly. It costs about SGD 55 (and that's after discount!) for a 50ml bottle, and it feels so soothing that you'll be tempted to use a lot!
It's an aerosol spray with a long nozzle that makes it easy to aim the spray at your scalp (instead of wasting product on your hair). The spray feels really cooling and soothing - immediately my scalp is soothed. The spray has a lovely, calming scent.
Key ingredients (extracted from the Phyto website):
• Purslane and oat extracts: natural soothant that reduces inflammatory effects
• Oat extract: rich in essential amino-acids, moisturizes and protects
• Essential oils of mint and eucalyptus: refreshing
• Angelica fruit extraction (63%): softens
I find the soothing effects are kind of temporary - after a while, the mintiness fades away and I feel tempted to spray again. I think the spray has to be used in conjunction with a soothing shampoo for the best effect. I also occasionally use Phytopolleine, that really famous scalp serum from Phyto, but Phytopolleine doesn't actually soothe your scalp; it helps more to increase blood circulation at the scalp and makes your scalp healthier. More on that in my next post!
Overall, I do like the Phytoapaisant Instant Soothing Spray. I just wish it was more affordable, so that I won't need to use it so sparingly. I believe this comes in a larger 150ml size which is more value-for-money, but I haven't been able to find the larger size in Singapore. Would I repurchase? Yes, but I'm also very interested in trying other products - I have my eye on Intelligent Nutrients Pureplenty Nourishing Scalp and Strand Serum and hope to try it soon!
Rating: Love it!