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Reviewed and rejected: Philip B Rejuvenating Oil

April 7, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 2 Comments


Philip B Rejuvenating Oil is a pre-wash conditioner that you leave on dry hair for half an hour before shampooing. I bought a few months ago but somehow only got around to trying it out yesterday. It definitely put the bounce back in my locks. The primary ingredient is olive oil, plus sesame, almond and walnut.

However, it made my scalp itch and it is itching as I write this. I've done some digging around and think I have found the culprits. Hydroxycitronellal is a perfume that is poisonous to fish and a contact allergen. Then there is isoeugenol, another perfume allergen that has been restricted since 1998. Philip B Rejuvenating Oil also contains benzyl benzoate, commonly used in insect killers and to be avoided by people with perfume allergies.

Another ingredient that I don't like the look of is butylated hydroytoluene (BHT). This is banned as a food additive in Europe and in the US it can't be used in baby food. Finally, there is geraniol - another perfume that should be avoided by those prone to allergies.

I can't believe I used this, let alone bought it without checking out the ingredients first. A lesson learned.

  • June 2, 2015

    by Sue

    Someone on health board / messaging site said how the Philip B rejuvenating oil, had really helped her irritated scalp, redness, and sudden hair loss. She said she had spent thousand's of dollars on doctors, dermetologists, etc to find the issue and a solution. I felt bad reading her comments and story, because I know how depressing this can be. I'm a cosmetologist of over 25 years; so after reading this thread and seeing the actual ingrediants; I'm SHOCKED. I've been dealing with allergens as well now that I'm getting a bit older. Thank you Marta; for taking the time to leave a review. This was an eye opener; considering I almost bought a bottle. I've looked into: Rene Furterer Paris / products this week. But, I still need to read .. ALL .. of the ingrediants, before making a purchase. I tell everyone, .... please, please read your labels. There are so many companies, that seem organic / healthy, but they sneak in additives, etc. that can irritate the skin.

  • October 4, 2011

    by Nnickie e

    after reading the product review I was shocked by all of the ingredients to be avoided in this high priced "rejuvanting" oil. I suggest using AnataNaturals this all natural hair care line is just as it's name implies. Found at & is also less expensive.

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