Over the last two or so years, I’ve really made an effort to change up a lot of products I use at home to products containing natural and organic ingredients. Some of my favourite brands to use at home include Live Clean, Bleu Lavande, and more, both Canadian brands. ATTITUDE is another Canadian brand based out of Quebec that I recently had the pleasure of trying out. It has one of the most comprehensive list of skin, body, hair, and even household and pet products under one roof. ATTITUDE is EWG Verified, cruelty-free and vegan, CO2 neutral, and UL Ecologo certified.
They recently released a line of products harnessing the power of plant leaf extracts – Super Leaves – which include body, hair, and hand products for men and women, as well as products specifically designed for men. The key ingredients are:
- Lemon leaves – known for their antioxidant, purifying and regenerative properties;
- Olive leaves – known for their soothing and antioxidant properties;
- White tea leaves – known for their antioxidant, hydrating and soothing properties; and
- Orange leaves – known for their antioxidant, regenerative and restorative properties.
The products include an anti-pollution property by using purifying moringa seed extract, an active ingredient to limit pollutant buildup and keep it from penetrating your skin and hair. The haircare products also include watercress and Indian cress leaves, which are are known for their regenerative abilities and for being high in minerals, vitamins and growth factors. These ingredients are used in their formulas to strengthen and revitalize hair, from root to tip.
In terms of the technical ingredients, the surfactants are sodium coco-surface and coco-glucoside, both derived from coconut oil. It does also contain sodium benzoate as the preservative, and it’s quite high on the ingredients list (about halfway down, above most of the plant extracts), so bear that in mind if that is an ingredient you are wary about. The good thing that I’m pretty impressed with is that the products do not contain artificial fragrance! I’ve become more and more sensitive (and wary) about artificial fragrances in my products. They’re a bit headache inducing, especially because we use so many different combinations of products each day. The products are scented with ingredients such as geranyl acetate. You can find the complete ingredients lists for all of the products on their website.
I received a few products from the Super Leaves line to try out, and so far I’ve been super impressed by pretty much all of them. The Volume and Shine Natural Shampoo & Conditioner contain Soy Proteins and Cranberries to help thicken and amplify hair. While I wasn’t a huge fan of the shampoo (I felt like it didn’t rinse completely), I really like how thick the volumnous the conditioner made my hair look. The Soothing White Tea Leaves Natural Shower Gel smells super refreshing and feels very gentle on my skin. It smells really fresh, and also leaves my skin feeling smooth and supple. The Nourishing Olive Leaves Natural Body Lotion is incredibly moisturizing without being sticky or heavy. I’ve been really loving it on my skin right now in this climate because it helps to hydrate and balance my skin, particularly because I love to take hot showers that are more stripping. I can also use it as a hand cream without it feeling greasy.
The Natural Hand Soap in Orange Leaves and Lemon Leaves are probably one of my favourites in the line. I have a weird obsession with hand washes, and these are pretty fantastic. They don’t suds up too much and are very gentle on the skin, at the same time washing off any grease and dirt. I keep mine in the kitchen because I wash my hands at least 10x every time I cook so I need something that is gentler and more soothing on the skin.
Lastly, the men’s products include a fabulous 2-in-1 Sport Moisturizing and Energizing Natural Shampoo & Body Wash, containing Ginseng and Grape Seed Oil, as well as an Soothing Natural Body Cream featuring Black Willow. My boyfriend has been loving the 2-in-1 Shampoo and Body Wash, it smells refreshing but doesn’t leave a lingering smell (which I am a fan of). He has eczema on his face, and this is gentle enough not to aggravate it. The Black Willow Body Cream is also lightly hydrating without leaving any residue, which is his number one requirement for any product. He’s also a fan!
In addition to having safe ingredients, I’m actually also a huge fan of the packaging. The squeeze bottles are wonderfully designed with plastic stoppers that prevent the lotion or gel from leaking out, and the product will only come out when you squeeze the tube.
Prices are super reasonable too, from $5.95 for a giant 473mL bottle of Natural Hand Soap, to $14.95 for the Body Cream. Everything else is priced in between. As I mentioned earlier, in addition to these hair, hand and body care products, ATTITUDE’s main line also contain household cleaners as well as pet solutions. ATTITUDE Super Leaves is available at London Drugs and you can also purchase everything online. I honestly can’t wait to discover more of their products, especially the household cleaners. You know you’re an adult when you get excited about multi-surface cleaners…
Product received as PR samples for review consideration; all opinions are my own.