- Value: 16/20
- Functionality: 19/20
- Ease of Use: 18/20
- Aesthetics: 20/20
- Results: 19/20
- TOTAL: 92/100
You know those beauty products that are always all over Instagram, clutched in some perfectly manicured hand, peeking out of a chic handbag or perfectly positioned on a shelfie? One of those famous finds is the Gisou honey-infused hair oil from influencer Negin Mirsalehi. You’ve likely seen it before in one of the aforementioned situations, its crystal-clear square glass bottle glimmering around a delightfully bohemian logo, filled with an oil that looks like liquefied gold. And so have I—which is why I felt more like a mega-influencer when I found it on my doorstep.
The first thing I noticed: The packaging. Ohh, the packaging. I’ve never received anything like it. The oil came with a whole beautifully photographed pamphlet, which tells the story of the Mirsalehi bee garden in the Netherlands, where the honey is sourced. From the moment I opened the box, I was fully immersed in this experience that only an influencer could have thought up. Once I pulled the silky string under the pamphlet, the hair oil was exposed, and it’s just as pretty in person as it is online.
But since you probably already know that from its many Instagram cameos, let’s move onto the real reason why I’m writing about it: the results.