I reviewed some products from The Natural Source some time back on my old blog. At the time, I thought some of the products weren’t too bad. I didn’t actually buy into the “natural” hype, despite what their advertising claims, but I have to admit they did really hype it up.
Australia being a country that seems particular about the environment and natural stuff, I naturally thought that this line of products would have passed muster there. I liked the Tropical Sugar Cane Body Whip and I tested their hair products. Everything was fine and dandy initially.
But later, I found that the body whip, although it sank into my skin, didn’t leave it feeling moisturised. My dad who has cracked heels, tried this moisturiser and pronounced it a disaster, for it did nothing for his cracked heels. On the other hand, some cheap brand of body butter did the trick. That got me thinking.
The next thing was my hair. After using the shampoo and conditioner, my hair felt nice. Initially. As I went on, I felt that my hair was feeling drier and drier. I previously used Redken which did not dry out my hair, but my hair was now feeling like straw.
I had also tried the AHA antioxidant cream for the face which was given by a friend. It, unfortunately, did nothing for me. I’m only glad it didn’t break me out.
So, in conclusion, I think this brand has disappointed me overall. It feels nice initially, but after a while, it doesn’t anymore. And someone people who previously commented on my post said their products contain a lot of chemicals which totally undermines the “natural” element. I wouldn’t know, as I’m not familiar with the long words printed under “Ingredients”, but only because I’ve used it and found it didn’t work for me, I’m going to scrap it from my future shopping lists.
UPDATE: TNS has responded to this post on 11 May 2008. Read it here.