Un champú contiene... ¿jabón?

A shampoo contains... soap?

There's a lot of talk about natural shampoos but...

What is my shampoo really made of?

According to Google, a shampoo is:

"Liquid soap used to wash hair."

According to us:

"A natural shampoo is a mixture of ingredients that, by massaging the scalp and in contact with water, activate microcirculation and the penetration of the active ingredients in a gentle and respectful way with your body and the environment."

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So we talk about...?

- Aqueous phase.
Most liquid shampoos are primarily made up of water . For this reason it is usually the first ingredient that appears in the INCI on the label. Likewise, there are brands that replace part of this water with plant infusions, aloe vera or hydrolates.

In our case, we use aloe vera as it improves the appearance and health of the skin in addition to containing vitamins A, E and provitamin A, known for their antioxidant properties. Therefore, it is an ingredient that cleans and controls the secretion of sebum and at the same time hydrates and prevents the loss of moisture, thus soothing irritated areas of the scalp.

aloe vera leaf

- Surfactants.
It is the soap itself, the cleaning agent . In contact with hair or skin, this ingredient captures dirt and excess sebum and eliminates them. It also acts as an emulsifier since it is an essential element to maintain the union between the aqueous phase and the oil phase.

These cleaning agents can be synthetic :
Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) or sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). In the long run they tend to be irritating to the scalp and harmful to nature.

Or natural (usually derived from coconut and 100% biodegradable). The most common are:

Decyl Glucoside
Coco Glucoside
Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate

In our case we used Decyl Glucoside , Coco Glucoside and Cocamidopropyl Betaine since they are non-ionic surfactants and therefore do not interfere with the lipid membrane. They eliminate superficial fat, not the fat that is part of your cells, and they are all of plant origin.

natural coconut

- Thickeners

Ingredients that have the ability to thicken water to give texture to the product. The most common in natural cosmetics are:

xanthan gum
Guar gum
Agar Agar
Oat infusion

In our case we use xanthan gum that is obtained from the fermentation of corn starch and other natural microorganisms. It gives stability to the mixture and improves the viscosity of the product.


- Assets

The active ingredients provide the properties sought in each type of shampoo. They can be essential oils, plant extracts, vegetable oils...

In our case we use everything mentioned above. This is why our products are so nourishing and soothing.

vegetable oils

In addition to these ingredients, we use natural preservatives such as benzyl alcohol that can be found naturally, for example, in vanilla. Also vegetable glycerin to help moisturize and soften the skin and sodium lactate produced naturally through the fermentation of sugars from corn or beets to promote hydration.

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