Beauty oils for skin and hair have been quite popular, and Wella's Luxeoil Reconstructive Elixir is one of them. This special formula claims to soften hair without weighing it down. It can be used on wet or dry hair for optimal nourishing and smoothing effect. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims substantiation.
Cyclopentasiloxane is the primary diluent/vehicle, and it has a relatively high refractive index for creating shine. Additional silicone derivative dimethiconol is more substantive to the hair for a conditioning effect. Alcohol denatured is added to allow for a quicker drying time.
Fragrance (parfum) is relatively forward in the ingredient listings as well as individual fragrance components amyl cinnamal, hexyl cinnamal, butylphenyl methylpropional, linalool, geraniol and limonene. No preservative is required in this formula due to its low water content.
The “bio-active” or cosmeceutical ingredients include tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), argan oil, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Prunus amygdalus (sweet almond) oil and Camellia oleifera (tea) seed oil. I believe that the three natural oils are the basis of the keratin protecting “Lightweight Transform Technologies;” however, I am not able to confirm this from information on the company website.