Argan Oil: Moroccan argan oil is sometimes dubbed 'liquid gold'; it is derived from the nut of the Moroccan argan tree and is known to restore softness, strength and shine to hair. Argan oil contains high quantities of vitamin E, containing antioxidants to help boost cells and encourage them to produce healthy hair.
Avocado Oil: Avocado oil is extremely rich in oleic acid and monounsaturated fats, making it one of few oils that can actually penetrate the hair shaft and moisturize your hair, rather than sitting on top and coating your hair. These fats also strengthen the hair shaft and help prevent breakage.
Behentrimonium Methosulfate: This is a plant-based emulsifying wax derived from colza, it is our fantastic conditioning agent. This is NOT a sulfate.
Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Citral, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene: natural components of essential oils.
Cacao Butter: Cacao/cocoa butter is a rich natural fat derived from the cacao beans within the pods of the cacao tree. It does double duty in our bars; it adds thickness as well as being a great emollient. Strands are moisturised and thus made more manageable, and their strength and resilience is boosted. Cacao butter also pumps up the volume, thickness and shine of your hair; as well as replenishing naturally-occurring oils.
Cetearyl Alcohol: This fatty alcohol as an emollient, texture enhancer, foam stabilizer, and carrying agent for other ingredients. Vegetable origin, including RSPO sustainable palm.
Citric Acid: pH adjuster.
Citrus Glauca (Desert Lime) Fruit Extract: Adapted over centuries to survive the harsh bushland of the Aussie outback, Desert Lime is leading the next generation of advanced natural cosmetics. It's a powerful antioxidant, rich in vitamin C and E.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine: An extremely mild secondary surfactant, derived from coconut.
Coconut Oil: This oil will help your hair grow healthier, thicker, and longer. The vitamins and fatty acids in coconut oil help nourish your scalp and penetrate the cuticle of the hair. They also help to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles, which speeds up growth.
Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate (not a sulfate): A gentle secondary surfactant, with excellent foaming capacity. Derived from vegetable sources, including RSPO palm; ECOCERT approved.
Fragrance oils: We use premium blend guaranteed phthalate-free fragrance oils in some of our bars; essential oils are fantastic but there are some fragrances you just can’t get from a plant, bark or rind!
Glyceryl Stearate: A fatty acid derived from vegetable oil that occurs naturally in the human body. It gives a creamy smooth feel to the bar and softens the hair. Helps form a protective barrier on the hair to prevent moisture loss, and also fights free radical damage.
Glycerin (plant origin): this is a humectant; it draws moisture into your hair and provides a barrier to keep this moisture locked in.
Hydrolysed Soy & Oats: This humectant retains moisture to make your hair shiny, reduce breakage, soften and smoothen. It will repair and protect your hair from damage. Being a naturally derived soluble form of oat protein, it’s a clever element that has been utilised since the Roman times for its glorious ability to soothe and heal irritated skin; it can deliver relief from inflammation and/or itchiness caused by scalp conditions.
Mica: This is a colourant mined from rock. Mica is safe for both humans and animals.
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil: Olive Oil is rich with oleic and linoleic fatty acids and is very nutritious for your hair and scalp, helping hair stay healthy.
Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5): this is the holy grail of hair care ingredients: it behaves as a deep moisturiser and shine improver, as well as adding body to your hair. It penetrates the cuticle of your hair and brings moisture to the cortex, leading to more manageable hair which can better cope with brushing, wind and whatever else life throws at it!
Potassium Sorbate: Preservative, to prevent mould from growing on your bar. Our bars contain a high proportion of natural ingredients, which if left in water for extended periods of time could host microbial life, if not protected with a preservative. It is a mild preservative used widely in cosmetic and skin care formulas as a paraben alternative. We still recommend you avoid leaving your bar in puddles of water, as the preservatives are not superheroes and can be challenged past their limits, given enough time!
Sodium Benzoate: Preservative that comes with Desert Lime Extract. Not a paraben.
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI): This is a fine white powder derived from the fatty acids in coconut oil. This is the primary surfactant, meaning it does most of the heavy lifting when it comes to cleansing. This replaces the much more commonly used SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate). Most supermarket shampoos will have SLS as their primary surfactant because it is cheap to manufacture. However SLS is a fairly harsh cleaner as surfactants go, and can be irritating to the skin, which is why we do not use it.
Shea Butter: Shea butter is a byproduct of shea nuts that are harvested from the Vitellaria paradoxa tree in West Africa, where it has been used for skin and hair since the 14th century. Shea butter contains vitamin A and E with essential fatty acids which are believed to add moisture and shine to the hair. Its non-greasy quality makes it an excellent moisturiser for the hair. It softens dry brittle hair, as well as repairing split damaged ends.
Stearic Acid: This emulsifying agent helps to soften the hair and render it glossy and light. It’s an isolated fatty acid that occurs naturally in butters like cocoa and shea.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E): This is an antioxidant. Vitamin E may help support a healthy scalp and hair as it has natural antioxidant effects that could assist with maintaining hair growth. The vitamin's antioxidant properties could help reduce the amount of oxidative stress and free radicals that cause the hair follicle cells in a person's scalp to break down.
Zea Mays (Corn) Starch: a fantastic volumizer that adds thickness but not weight to strands.