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Beauty Products From Around The World Part I: Greece

Greek men and women are known for their thick, plentiful and shiny hair. Ingredients such as mint, rosewater, honey and yogurt are some of the most widely found and consumed ingredients in the country. We are lucky enough to now have access to these great Greek hair products in the US. Please let me know what you think and if you have any more Greek products to share with our growing beauty community.

Apivita Propoline Shampoo ($17) is a line of twelve moisturizing shampoos that have remained a cult favorite in Greece for 20+ years. What makes this brand and these shampoos so amazing is that instead of using ordinary water, they use rosemary water as a base.

Rosemary improves circulation, promotes hair growth, stimulates cell renewal to eliminate dandruff, normalize oil secretions. Wow, I had no idea about the powers of rosemary, did you?

For two more great beauty products from Greece,

How many times have we heard that healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp? This Korres Green Silt and Corallina Oligoelements Intensive Hair Scrub ($30) is terrific for regulating dandruff and sebum secretion. It's a cranial exfoliator that helps to balance damaged scalps, exfoliate dead skin cells, and regenerate the hair to give it a healthy, shiny lustre.

Since it's a treatment, it is recommended for use once a week. Simply
apply the scrub on wet hair from roots to hair ends, massage gently and leave on for ten minutes before rinsing.

Hydra Mastic Mask ($24.80) is a hair hydration mask containing a special ingredient called mastic found on the Greek island of Chios. Company founder Dia Scoufaras discovered mastic, a resin that comes from the mastic tree that has anti-bacterial and ant-fungal properties, while on a family vacation in Chios.

Now the company has over 175 products that contain lots of good-for-you ingredients such as red wine for its anti-oxidant properties and olive oil as an emollient. Hydra Mastic Mask helps to hydrate, protect and add shine to normal and dry hair. To check out the four Mastic US spa locations online here!

veside veside 10 years
Hey Bella, good article!! I was going to say "Korres" and then "Chios Mastic Products" before I read the whole article. Korres are terrific stuff, I have used them when I lived in Greece, and both brands also boast beautiful packaging and design. Lala77 where do you live? I can send you some products if you are desperate to have them! :-)
Liz4aker Liz4aker 10 years
Does anyone know if the shampoo is safe for color treated hair?
chatnoir chatnoir 10 years
i got a sample in a swap. WOW.. I'd love a full size!
Lala77 Lala77 10 years
they all seem so nice, especially the mask, too bad I can't find them here where I live :(
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
Sweet! None of them are super expensive too!
sunshinevaness sunshinevaness 10 years
They look like great products! I'll have to try them.
danig danig 10 years
beautygeek beautygeek 10 years
Sounds great...I will give it a try! I never heard of Apivita Propoline shampoo until now. Thanks!
rlb17 rlb17 10 years
I would love to have this
tawnjun tawnjun 10 years
Wow. I would love to try this swanky stuff!
Masqueraded_Angel Masqueraded_Angel 10 years
Bath and Body Works sells these. I was trained on them when I worked there. Also, Propoline sells face masks and lip all MUST try the lip balm with the SPF in it! It's creamy enough that it's not sticky or greasy like Chapstick.
molly-bee molly-bee 10 years
I have to try those shampoos. Does Sephora sell those shampoos?
tati33 tati33 10 years
omg!! I have to try one of the first 2 shampoos!! Thanks Bella! you read my mind..
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
Yay for profiling my ethnic motherland! :-D
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 10 years
These look wonderful!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 10 years
I love Korres bath gel and body butter so I am sure the shampoo is great!!
bibibella69 bibibella69 10 years
This sounds great I need a shampoo that can stimulate growth.
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