Preservative & paraben free Dead Sea products

Cest Naturel Foot Nourisher

I love products using Dead Sea minerals but most of the commercial brands I’ve come across from Israel tend to contain quite a bit of chemical ingredients and this has somewhat deterred me from trying them out. So when Pamela contacted me earlier in the year to try her C’est Naturel range, I was reluctant to. However, I changed my mind when they added preservative & paraben free items to their C’est Naturel Dead Sea product range. Although the ingredients are not 100% natural and do contain some chemical synthetics, but the thought that they’ve omitted parabens made me at least more comfortable to want to try their products.

I was receptive to trying hair and body products and what Pamela sent me to test were the C’est Naturel Foot Nourisher and the C’est Naturel Extra Nourishing Mud Shampoo & Hair Detangler.

C’est Naturel Foot Nourisher with Jojoba Seed Extract
This is a foot cream that is enriched with Dead Sea salt, aloe vera gel, beewax, honey, jojoba oil, orange flower oil, rosehip oil, lanolin, and others.  It also contains synthetic ingredients like isopropyl myristate, propylene glycol and dimethicone for those interested to know.  The texture is very creamy but the absorption rate is good and I did not feel my feet being greasy or oily after awhile. I use this at night during bedtime and what I like about it is that it does not leave greasy stains on my bedsheet or the floor. Don’t expect this to soften your hard heel callus but it will keep the skin on your feet moisturized and feeling soft because of the jojoba seed extracts.

Options for tube at 30ml
I received the 110ml bottle which cost S$23.90. Because of the thick creamy texture, I have to leave the bottle upside down so that it’s easier to dispense. Otherwise, the tube at 30ml which cost S$7.90 might be a more convenient option in terms of usage. For more information on the product, look up information on the C’est Naturel website.

Cest Naturel Extra Nourishing Mud Shampoo

C’est Naturel Extra Nourishing Mud Shampoo and Hair Detangler
The shampoo is said to be suitable for oily & itchy scalp. However, I didn’t feel that it worked for my specific hair condition. I have extremely greasy scalp and I would consider the results mediocre for me. What I didn’t like was that it was over nourishing and made my fine hair looked limp and that was just the shampoo. So in the end, I passed the two bottles to a friend, who has normal hair type to try and her comments were more favorable.

A tad drying depending on hair condition
According to my friend, this shampoo thoroughly cleanses and removes grime from her hair and scalp. I believe the Dead Sea Mud coupled with the SLS contributed to the cleansing effects. However, it was a tad drying for her hair even with the Hair Detangler and hence, she only uses the products on alternate day basis. But to be fair, my friend does not have oily scalp to begin with so perhaps the C’est Naturel Calming Mineral Shampoo with Aloe Vera will work better for her.

The cost for the 240ml C’est Naturel Extra Nourishing Mud Shampoo is S$21.90 but there is a trial size at 30ml for S$4.90. C’est Naturel Hair Detangler retails for S$17.90 at  at standard size of 240ml only.

ingredient list

Summary on C’est Naturel range
I haven’t made a comparison of other Dead Sea products in the market but I think the C’est Naturel body products are probably worth checking out as the prices seem reasonable. Like I mentioned, the products are not 100% natural but at least, they try to omit parabens which is a major concern for some people. So definitely a plus point for those who like products using Dead Sea minerals. In addition, what I like is that the company offers smaller sizes for some of the products so customers can test out their products at smaller budgets before committing to the full sizes.

Online store also offers 100% mud masks, sea salts & scalp tonic
For more information on the C’est Naturel range, check out their website. In addition, you might also be interested to know that Pamela also offers 100% pure Dead Sea Mud Mask and 100% natural scalp tonic for greasy scalp which I’ve recommened.


  1. Jyoan says:

    I agree with you. Close to none of the dead sea products are paraben free.

    I am currently using Jericho Dead Sea face, body and nail care sets. And I really, really like it. I think Dead Sea minerals are as good as they promise to be, close to magical. And I’d like to continue using Dead Sea products if only they are more natural, and cheaper… …

    Was so happy to see your post. But unfortunately, after checking out the website, it seems that the face care is still loaded with paraben. Now very disappointed.

  2. Blovet Beauty says:

    I’ve been a little bit intimidated by this whole dead sea product line mainly because I do feel their sales promoters can get very pushy… i like honest this review was cause my hair has an oily scalp but dry roots, so this might not work for me too.

  3. Jyoan says:

    Blovet Beauty, I totally understand. I myself was approached by a very shrewd SA. But I am trying to block out the sales tactic and focus on the real effect of the product.

    Ultimately, I feel my buy worthwhile, because of the real effects that I saw on the spot, and also how my skin improved and maintained over the weeks. =)

    Of course, there are many other effective products too… But I like Dead Sea because it is also suitable for sensitive skin. At least Jericho’s one doesn’t irritates me.

  4. sesame says:

    My apologies…I didn’t mention specifically what were preservative free. Yeah, it’s not all but perhaps they’ll transit in time. They started out with preservative and parabens so they might be cleaning the entire line.

  5. sesame says:

    Good thing C’est Naturel is mainly sold online although they sometimes use mobile carts too. However, I think they’re not like the usual in using the hard sell tactics. I steer clear of those as well…a bit scary to me too.

    Btw, my scalp is extremely oil – can get oily one hour after shampoo. I have limited haircare choices and rely on dry shampoo quite a bit.

  6. everbluec says:

    Me too.. I tried their C’est Naturel Extra Nourishing Mud Shampoo.. My hair still feel oily and limpy!

  7. sesame says:

    I think it’s more suited for those with mildy oily or normal hair type.

    Btw, I saw your post on the matt nail polish. Very nice and tempted to try. Left a comment but I realized I’m not on Onsugar.

  8. Jasmine says:

    There are so many dead sea products in the market right now. Is there anyone who can tell me which is reasonable and good… Actually i am cuurently using Jericho and realli quite like it juz tat the price is a bit steep, so if there r cheaper and same benefits will like to know as well.

  9. piya says:

    Hi Jasmine,

    I have a couple of Jericho products that I do not use and I am willing to sell it off quite cheaply. Let me know if you are interested

  10. Jessica says:

    This is Jessica from The Straits Times. We are working on a story about pushy push-cart salesmen/women, and would love to speak to you about your experience. Call me? 63195242 or 98508988.

    Looking forward to speaking with you.

    Jessica Lim
    Journalist, Singapore Press Holdings (Newsdesk – consumer)

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