UK founded in 1957, Philip Kingsley has utilised decades of expertise to provide the care needed to treat real-life hair and scalp concerns. Approaching hair care through science and wellness, each formula has been created for your texture and condition to improve your hair’s health and strength. Innovating with Trichology at their heart, Philip Kingsley has over 170 years of combined experience, which has led to the creation of multi-award-winning and renowned formulas. Today, I celebrate the Philip Kingsley formulas you love the most in this guide to the 10 best-sellers.
Is Philip Kingsley Eco-Friendly?
Philip Kingsley is committed to developing sustainable and ethical hair care products. Every bottle, jar or tube has been made with either carbon-negative sugarcane bioplastic or Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic (PCR), which are plastics that would otherwise end up in landfills, to reduce the use of virgin plastic. Since 2019, Philip Kingsley has removed 95% of unnecessary cardboard cartons; the remaining 5% is made from FSC-certified cardboard. But it doesn’t stop there! Philip Kingsley is also cruelty-free, working toward their leaping bunnies certificate. So, you can care for your hair and the planet with these ten best-sellers.
1. Philip Kingsley Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
65% of the worldwide population experience dandruff at some point in their life, so we had to start this list with Philip Kingsley’s best-selling Anti Dandruff Shampoo. Developed in 1967 for Oscar-winning Actor Sir Laurence Olivier, the vegan-friendly formula is free from parabens, SLS, gluten and silicone to ensure optimal tolerance on even the most sensitive scalps. The active ingredients work together to cleanse your scalp, relieving flaking and itching gently; 100% of users found their scalp was comfortable and soothed after use – pretty impressive stats if you ask me! Unlike other dandruff treatments, this is a breath of fresh air (literally); the apple scent flood the senses with a refreshed, clean feeling – no medical smell here.
2. Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Treatment
Next up, we move on to a true icon! The world’s first pre-shampoo treatment, developed for Audrey Hepburn, the Elasticizer Deep-Conditioning Treatment sells every minute, and I can see why. A must-have for damaged hair, the Elasticizer gets to work in just three minutes, deeply penetrating your tresses to condition and hydrate for shiny, soft locks. Infused with a flexible protein naturally found in your hair, the Elasticizer strengthens your hair to reduce breakage. We often associate moisturising with rich textures, but not the Elasticizer; the hard-working formula won’t weigh your hair down or leave a greasy and heavy residue.
3. Philip Kingsley Anti-Dandruff Toner
If you find your anti-dandruff routine isn’t quite cutting it, the Philip Kingsley Flaky/Itchy Scalp Toner is a perfect addition. The soothing blend of active ingredients is antifungal and antibacterial, working to cool your scalp and offer relief from itching and sores. Housed within an easy-to-use and mess-free nozzle applicator, the Anti-dandruff Toner offers targeted relief to clear stubborn flakes and skin cell build-up to restore your scalp’s natural microflora balance.
Philip Kingsley understands how important our hair can be to our self-esteem. The vegan-friendly formula prevents the recurrence of dandruff so that you can feel confident about your hair again. I recommend popping the bottle in the fridge for an even cooler sensation.
4. Philip Kingsley Body Building Shampoo
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 40% of women have visible hair loss by the age of 40. We know that hair loss can affect your self-image and emotional well-being. Although the Philip Kingsley Body Building Shampoo can’t encourage hair growth, it can thicken and volumize fine, flat and limp locks for show-stopping bounce and body you may feel you’re missing. The keratin protein-packed formula works to strengthen your hair, improve fullness and smooth those pesky flyaways and static. As a bonus, it also has a universally appealing and delicately floral scent.
5. Philip Kingsley Balancing Conditioner
It can be difficult to know exactly what your hair needs, especially for a combination scalp. Thankfully, the Moisture Balancing Conditioner delivers targeted hydration to the parts of your hair that need it most. It’s especially beneficial to those who feel their long-to-mid length locks don’t distribute oil evenly; the conditioner perfectly pairs with the shampoo to add shine and reduce static. Unlike other conditioners, which may overload your scalp, the Moisture Balancing Conditioner leaves behind a weightless, smooth and glossy finish.
6. Philip Kingsley Split End Remedy
We can all agree we wish that straight-out-of-the-hairdresser look could last forever. Although Philip Kingsley can’t offer that, they can help you achieve thicker, healthier and stronger hair with the Bond Builder Split End Remedy. Protect your hair for up to three washes with this refreshing gel remedy; a blend of waxes and hydrolyzed oat proteins repair broken hair bonds and split ends, instantly smoothing your hair’s cuticles. So, you can shield every hair strand from UV rays, pollution and styling tools – it’s a must for anyone who likes to switch up their hairstyle regularly.
7. Philip Kingsley Soothing Dry Shampoo
As you can see, the Philip Kingsley Flaky/Itchy Scalp collection is a fan favourite, and the third formula from the range to make into the top 10 is the Soothing Dry Shampoo. I have often suffered from a reactive and irritated scalp, so I understand that dry shampoo can be a pain point for sensitive and itchy scalps. However, Philip Kingsley has granted my wishes and produced the first-ever anti-dandruff shampoo.
The gentle formula instantly cools and calms irritation with a blend of aloe vera and chamomile. Both antibacterial and antifungal, the formula works to reduce build-up on the scalp and prevent the recurrence of dandruff. All whilst absorbing excess oil!
8. Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme
If you’re looking for a more intensive treatment or a richer variation of Elasticizer for overnight use, the Elasticizer Extreme is the one for you. The formula contains more hero elastin ingredients than ever to add weightless shine, gloss and bounce to overworked and over-styled hair. Perfect for coarse, curly and extremely dry hair types, the moisturising treatment will inject new life into your locks. Over time, you can enjoy less breakage and easier to manage hair, and who doesn’t want that?
9. Philip Kingsley Bond Builder Treatment
The Bond Builder Restructuring Treatment is your handyman (or woman); the treatment works to reconnect broken hair bonds (yes, you heard me) and strengthen existing ones. Your hair will be 3 x more resistant to damage, with 97% agreeing their hair was visibly healthier after five uses. By harnessing advanced bond-building technology, your ends will look sharper and softer. The pH balanced formula allows you to deeply penetrate your hair’s cuticles without irritation.
10. Philip Kingsley Vitamin C Jelly Kit
Remove impurities such as pollution, hard water minerals, product build-up and excess oil from your hair in just five minutes with the Vitamin C Jelly Kit. The unique powder-to-jelly format deeply clarifies your hair and is twice as effective at removing products, such as shampoo – allowing you to restore your natural radiance and shine.
You’d use vitamin C on your face, but why not your scalp? The antioxidant works to neutralise free radical damage whilst protecting the scalp from oxidative stress for a healthier scalp and, therefore, soft, strong and weightless hair.