Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
Aloe is known for its healing qualities; it soothes and reduces redness and helps to soften, calm and protect the skin and scalp. Aloe vera leaf extract is produced from the leaves of the aloe barbadensis plant.
Glycerin is a humectant that locks in moisture and effective ingredients, such as essential oils, into the skin. Its water absorbing qualities help products become self-preserving. Glycerin is a plant derived, naturally occurring alcohol.
Cetearyl alcohol is a nourishing emulsifier – it prevents creams from separating into oil and liquid, and allows the product to be broken down when applied to the hair. It also creates a thickening effect in conditioners. Cetearyl alcohol is derived from coconut oil.
Cymbopogon Flexuosus Herb Oil
Lemongrass has antiseptic, toning and deodorising properties, as well as having a bright and cheerful fragrance. Lemongrass oil is extracted from the dried lemongrass, cymbopogon flexuosus.
Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil
Crambe abyssinica seed oil is packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and vitamins for boosting shine, glossiness, and hair growth. Crambe oil is derived from the seeds of the crambe abyssinica, a multibranched plant native to the Ethiopian Highlands.
Butyrospermum Parkii Butter
Shea butter is rich in vitamins A and E, which both act to soften brittle hair, add moisture and shine, and repair split ends. Its anti-inflammatory properties work to soothe dry and itchy scalps. Shea butter is a fat derived from the nut of the fruit of the vitellaria paradoxa tree.
Panthenol acts as a lubricant on the skin and hair’s surface, enhancing their appearance and feel, by increasing hair body, suppleness and sheen. It can also help to improve the texture of hair that has been damaged by chemical treatment. Panthenol is an alcohol derived from pro-vitamin B5.
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Green tea is known for having antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Blood circulation and hormonal balances improve with green tea. This maintains a healthy body, which in turn stimulates the growth of hair follicles when used in hair products. It also helps to regulate testosterone levels and prevent testosterone from being converted into DHT, which is responsible for hair loss. Green tea leaf extract is produced from the tea plant, camellia sinensis.
Citrus Limon Fruit Extract
Ganoderma Lucidum Extract
Reishi mushroom extract is packed full of antioxidants, as well as having antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also improves blood circulation in the scalp, which promotes hair growth, and prevents hair loss and premature greying. The reishi mushroom, known as ganoderma lucidum, is a fungus native to various hot and humid parts of Asia.
Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil
Sunflower oil has antioxidant and conditioning properties; it leaves the hair hydrated, shiny and smooth. Sunflower seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the helianthus annuus.
Salvia Sclarea Extract
Clary sage helps to control excess oil on the scalp due to its balancing properties. It also stimulates the scalp, encouraging hair growth and improving shine. Clary sage extract is derived from the salvia sclarea herbal plant.
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate
Xanthan gum is a natural thickener used to create a gel-like consistency in products, and acts as a stabiliser to prevent products from separating. Xanthan gum is derived from xanthomonas campestris, a plant bacteria.
Tocopherol is a naturally-occuring compound of vitamin E. Vitamin E has anti-inflammatory properties, and also decreases skin roughness, dryness and fine lines. Vitamin E is derived from vegetable oils, most commonly soybean oil.
Gluconolactone is a humectant; it retains moisture, leading to increased skin hydration. It is gentle on the skin, and provides some UV protection. Gluconolactone is derived from plant-based gluconic acid by removing the water.
Phytic acid is a natural chelating agent with high antioxidant properties. It neutralises metal ions and is used to bind to minerals and impurities to allow hair to rinse clean. Phytic acid is derived from the seeds of cereal grains, legumes and nuts.
Potassium sorbate is a preservative used to protect and maintain the life of cosmetics products. It delays and prevents the decay of products. It is a man-made gentle alternative to the use of parabens and phthalates. Potassium sorbate is a white salt derived from sorbic acid.
Sodium benzoate is a naturally derived salt used as a preservative, preventing bacteria from developing and changing a formula’s composition. Sodium benzoate is derived from benzoic acid, commonly found in fruits of the rose family, as well as in cinnamon and cloves.
Citral is a colourless or pale yellow liquid used to add a strong, fresh lemon scent to products. Citral is naturally occurring, widely found in essential oils, such as lemongrass, sweet orange and rose.
Geraniol is a colourless liquid used to add a sweet rose-like scent with a hint of lemon to products. Geraniol is naturally occurring, widely found in essential oils, such as geranium, rose and lemon.
Linalool is a colourless liquid used to add a soft, sweet scent to products. Linalool is naturally occurring, widely found in essential oils, such as tangerine, spearmint and lemon.