50:50 balanced shampoo by Giovanni
Aqua (purified water)
Aloe Barbandensis Leaf Juice
Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate
Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract
Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
Salvia Sclarea Extract
Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender) Extract
Tussilage Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract
Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract
Equisetum Arvense Extract
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Glycine Soja (Soybean) seed Extract
Betula Alba (Birch) Extract
Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract
Aqua purified water: water that has under taken purification to have contaminates removed.
Aloe Barbandensis Leaf Juice: Also known as Aloe Vera. It is used for it's rejuvenating and healing/soothing properties. Can cause diarrhea if too much is ingested. Phototoxicity and erythema have been reported through topical application. Though that could be linked to an allergic reaction, the information surrounding this information is very limited. Overall, aloe appears to be of low toxicity, low environmental toxicity and not carcinogenic.
Sodium cocoamphoacetate: is used to replace sodium lauryl sulfate. It is considered to be biodegradable, non toxic and non-mutagenic. It has also been found to be non irritating to eyes. It is derived from coconut and is used as a surfactant, hair conditioning agent and foam booster.
Lauryl Glucoside: is a sugar-lipid (fatty acid) based surfactant. Though there is actually little scientific studies I was able to find on this ingredient, it appears to be of low toxicity and an ingredient that is being chosen for the green or natural product lines.
Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate: is the sodium salt of cocoyl glutamic acid. it is used as a surfactant (cleaning agent). At this point there is very little information on this product due to the fact that it is fairly new. It is considered to be more gentle than its counterpart sodium laureth sulfate. However it is similar to MSG.
Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate: even though it sounds alot like sodium lauryl sulfate, the word lauryl actually means that it is a fraction of coconut oil used to make the ingredient. it is the crystalline fatty acid. This ingredient is a combination of fatty alcohol from coconut or palm oil and glucose from corn starch. This ingredient is considered to be of low toxicity and non irritating. It is made with out the use of ethylene oxides or petrochemicals.
Decyl Glucoside: this ingredient is derived from fatty alcohol decanol from coconut and glucose from cornstarch. It is considered to be non-irritating and biodegradable. It is a non-ionic surfactant.
Vegetable Glycerine: is considered to be of low toxicity. It is used in products to improve the smoothness of the product, it also acts as a lubricating agent.
Panthenol: is the alcohol analog of pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) this means it is the provitamin of B5. It is used as an emollient and a moisturiser. Vegans beware, this product can be either plant derived or animal derived. It is considered to be of low toxicity, and not an environmental toxin.
Potassium Sorbate: is the potassium salt of sorbic acid. It is used as a preservative, it inhibits the growth of molds and yeasts. Though it is considered to be a skin, eye and respiratory irritant, it is considered to be of low toxicity comparable to table salt. It is not considered to be an environmental toxin or carcinogenic.
Citric acid: This is in many skin care products especially in the anti-ageing products as an alpha hydroxy. It acts as a chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, a pH adjuster, buffer and masking. It is not considered to be an environmental toxin, but there are concerns with broad systemic toxicity and skin irritation.
Polysorbate 20: is a sorbitol that has been treated with ethylene oxide. It is used as an emulsifier, a fragrance and a surfactant. In most studies it is defined as being of low toxicity. However ethylene oxide is a known carcinogen. Other concerns related to ethylene oxide are endocrine disruption, organ toxicity, skin irritation and in high doses reproductive and developmental toxicity.
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract: is also known as rosemary and is used in cooking as a herb. It is used as a fragrance ingredient, anti-dandruff agent and is full of vitamins. It is considered to be non toxic, not an environmental toxin and non irritating.
Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract: is derived from the nettle plant. It is used as a skin conditioning agent, hair conditioning agent, anti-dandruff, and a soothing agent. It is considered to be gentle and non toxic to humans and the environment.
Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract: is from thyme, also a common herb used in cooking. It is considered to be non toxic to the environment and humans.
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract: is also known as chamomile and is a relative of ragweed, people with ragweed allergies may have sensitivities towards chamomile. It has many interesting healing properties. it is a bactericide, anti-inflammatory and anti-mutagenic as well as antimicrobial.
Salvia Sclarea Extract: is also known as Clary sage. It is considered to be estrogenic so woman who are breast feeding or pregnant should use a concentrated amount with care as with woman who have had estrogen related issues. This is due to the fact that it does have effects on estrogen. Other than that it is deemed to be safe and non toxic. It has alot of other interesting uses and effects.
Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender) Extract: is used as a skin conditioning agent, and fragrance ingredient. It is deemed to be non toxic to humans or the environment. Though some people with sensitives may feel an effect from the lavender such as possible headache.
Tussilage Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract: is part of the dandelion, daisy, goldenrod and ragweed family. It has many uses especially with colds. However raw coltsfoot has pyrrolizidine alkaloids which are toxic, they are said to be carcinogenic as well as toxic to the kidneys. it has been banned in Germany due to an infant dying after it developed liver problems after the mother drank a tea containing coltsfoot. Most commercially prepared coltsfoot has the alkaloids removed and are labelled Certified Hepatotoxic PA-Free.
Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract: it is named achillia because of the legend that Achilles would carry yarrow into battle with him to treat any war wounds he received. It has been used historically to speed wound healing and improve other skin conditions. It is antimicrobial.
Equisetum Arvense Extract: is also known as common horsetail and grows in the arctic and northern hemisphere. It is used as a skin conditioning agent. it is deemed safe for personal care products, however when the extract is used, because it is highly concentrated there are some warnings to adhere to.
helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil: it is used as an emollient. It is considered to be gentle and safe for use in cosmetics, you will also find it in an array of food products. It is not considered to be toxic to humans or to the environment.
Glycine Soja (Soybean) seed Extract: This is used as a bulking agent, skin conditioning agent, solvent and hair conditioning agent. It appears to be gentle and safe, as well as non toxic to humans and the environment.
Betula Alba (Birch) Extract: This ingredient is used as a fragrance as well as a skin conditioning agent. It is considered to be gentle safe and non toxic. Here is an interesting fact though, birch has betulinic acid which scientists are in the process of testing as an anticancer agent.
Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract: Also known as marshmallow, though not the sugary one most people picture roasting over an open fire. It is added to shampoos as an emollient, and to add the slipperiness to the product. It is considered to be of low toxicity.