Reviewed by Darryl Ryznar
During this odd period of unprecedented-Covid-life, I’ve really been embracing the ‘self-care’ trend. From skincare essentials, like creamy cleansers and fun facemasks to bubbly bath salts. It’s been an education! So, when offered the chance to try out a new hair care treatments, I positively jumped at the chance to add to my newly acquired collection.
Relatively new to the beauty scene, Nereus London are a UK-based beauty brand founded by James Inglesby and Diana Ziegler. They developed the brand and products out of the need for “genuinely sustainable luxury beauty products”. This means Nereus London use only natural formulas in their products. Continuing the natural theme, Nereus London products contain absolutely no plastic – from the products through to packing, they only use fully recyclable, biodegradable materials. And, if that isn’t enough, they also vow to recover 1kg of ocean-bound plastic for every single bottle that is bought.
I was super excited to try out their Australian Buddha Wood and Bergamot Shampoo and Conditioner set. It arrived in a beautiful black and gold ribbed cardboard gift box. The perfect present to myself, one might say – or for someone else as a festive favour. And, as I mentioned before, while their product packaging is plastic free, it doesn’t come with a trade-off. The packaging simply oozes opulence, using their clean logo design and a matte black and gold finish. The bottle, instead of being plastic, is made from aluminium, with a wood pulp label (which naturally breaks down over time). Everything truly has been designed with the environmental impact in mind, without compromising on quality!
The shampoo and conditioner themselves are also extremely high quality – they’re incredibly luxurious and soothing, to the point I can honestly say I’ll be using the excuse of “sorry, I can’t make it. I’m washing my hair” more often!
The fragrant aroma combination of the natural Australian Buddha Wood and organic bergamot is wonderful. Citrusy and sweet, with woody undertones, it isn’t overpowering or underwhelming. The balance is gorgeous! And it doesn’t just smell great – from a week’s worth of usage, I can already see and feel a noticeable difference in my hair. The shampoo has a rich lather that feels like it’s cleaning deep into the roots, while the conditioner is super thick without feeling stodgy and really feels like a sumptuous moisturising treatment. Overall, my hair is healthier and has a beautiful shine. My normally fine and easily-broken hair is stronger, and reinvigorated.
Nereus London don’t only do hair care products though. From a nosey round their website, you’ll find they’ve got a full range of opulent beauty products including a Madagascan Pink Pepper body wash and Eucalyptus & Fresh Ginger Antibacterial hand gel. I’ve been tempted to put a few of the products on my list to Santa, I can tell you!
The Australian Buddha Wood and Bergamot Shampoo and Conditioner set is RRP £50 but currently on sale for £32.50. And, while it might seem pricey, it’s a small price to pay for lovely luscious locks.
The perfect present for someone you love or add to your own Christmas list – go on, enjoy some ‘me-time’, and indulge in some luxurious self-care Nereus London products this Christmas.
This product can be purchased from the Nereus London website here.