Manufactured in Carson, California, both are safe for color-treated hair (the condi- tioner has added UV protectants to filter out he sun’s damaging rays) and can be used by people of all ages, including babies—although the shampoo is not tear free. Noticing that the Kirkland Signature moisture shampoo and conditioner sound a lot like the plant-based brands sold in salons, I pry. Carolyn tells me, “Costco shampoo and conditioner emulate the leading plant-derived brands for healthy ingredients that clean, hydrate and nourish hair. You will notice the difference after just one use. Your hair will feel softer and healthier and look shinier.” I do find one disparity: Savings on the Kirkland Signature products average around 30 percent compared to the price of similar national brands. Hubby tested the Costco shampoo and found it was thick, creating luxurious, very dense, big-bubble lather. He reports, “A little goes a long way.” I tried the shampoo and the conditioner, and wondered why I haven’t used them sooner.
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All four products—shampoo, conditioner, body wash and bar soap—are biodegradable and formulated free of synthetic
paraben preservatives, cheap foaming agents
such as sulfates, and gluten. None are tested
superb anti-aging properties, yet are gentle
enough for babies.
Scott reports, “Men are finally catching
on to the body wash craze and are big fans of
this product, especially since they can use it as
a shower shaving gel too.” (So can women.)
Carolyn adds, “We heard from our mem-
bers that they loved the body wash, but found
the bottle difficult to handle. We’ve incorpo-
rated a new cap and a non-slip label that
makes it easy to hold and squeeze.”
I like the creamy feel and skin-softening
effect of this body wash made with no chemi-
cal ingredients. The price is also a pleasure: 54
fluid ounces (two bottles of 27 ounces each,
for easier handling) at $9.99.
Made in the U.S. by one of the world’s
largest toothpaste companies, new Kirkland
Signature ProComplete plus Whitening fluo-
ride toothpaste (in fresh mint flavor) is simi-
lar in formula to premium toothpastes with
The more the buyers and I talk, the more
I hear about worrisome chemicals added to
many other health and beauty products. For
example, about 90 percent of all shampoos
and conditioners include sulfates, a potential
skin irritant; thankfully this is not the case
with Kirkland Signature hair-care products.
Kirkland Signature shampoo and conditioner are 100 percent vegan, formulated with
nourishing organic aloe, sunflower and avocado extracts, and no chemicals.
Putting your money
where your mouth is
Comparing toothpaste prices at Costco is easy. This is how Kirkland Signature ProComplete plus Whitening ;uoride toothpaste stacked up against the
two leading brands carried at Costco.
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