Guest Author - Lynne Chapman
USP This is the highest grade. Not all ingredients are rated.
Algae Extract: derived from the sea, moisture-rich
Aloe Barbadensis Gel (Aloe Vera Gel)-provides emolliency and moisturizing properties. Helps promote healing of dry, damaged skin and hair.
Ammonium lauryl sulfate and Ammonium laureth sulfate: detergent
Ammonium xylenesulfonate: thickener
Amyris Balsamiferia Oil (West Indian Sandlewood)-steet, woody aroma
Angelica (Angelica Archangelica)-Stimulating to the skin.
Apricot Oil - Moisturizing agent for hair and skin
Beeswax: Acts as a creamy, moisture-rich base
Benzophenone-4: An ultraviolet light absorber. Helps protect hair from UV Rays - Also prevents discoloration of the product
Bergamot Oil : Sweet, citrus floral aroma.
Beta-Carotene: Natural colorant derived from vegetable souces
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride: A mixture of natural emollients that condition without the softening effect of other conditioning compounds. Readily absorbed and reduces dryness
Carbomer: A tickener
Cedarwood Oil: Sweet, woodsy aroma,
Cetearyl (or Cetyl) Alcohol: emulsifier
Cetyl alcohol and Stearyl alcohol: thickeners and fatty acids
Chamomile Blue Oil: A natural oil derived from chamomile flower for sheen
Chamomile Extract: soothing properties
Citric acid: makes shampoo acidic (used to adjust the PH)
Cocamide mea: lather builder – hydrolyzed collagen
Collagen:a fibrous protein for strengthening
Diazolidinyl Urea: preservative
Dimethicone: conditioning ingredient
DMDM Hydantoin: preservative
Glycol distearate: gives shampoo a pearlescent look
Hydrolized: Anything that is in a form that water can carry it into the hair shaft.
Octyl salicylate: sunscreen
Passionflower Extract: emolient to preserve hair’s moisture balance
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil: protective emollient
Rosemary Extract: reviving, blood Bessel-widening and invigorating properties
Sodium chloride: thickener
Sodium citrate: thickener
Stearlonium Chloride: conditioning agent
Tricetylmonium chloride: conditioning ingredients
Water: a solvent, keeping the other ingredients in solution
Wheat protein: Non-animal source of protein for shampoos and conditioners
Xanthan gum: thickener