Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Guar Hydroxyprpyltrimonium Chloride
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch
Water/Eau: H2O the source of all life.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate: Used in most soaps and shampoos, it acts as a foaming agent. It is what causes soaps and shampoos to lather. It is known to be an irritant, though it is considered safe in small quantities, the more sodium laureth sulfate used the more irritating it becomes. It is not considered to be a carcinogen.
Cocamide MEA: is derived from the fatty acid of coconuts and monoethanolamine. It is used as a stabilizing agent and a thickener. There is some controversy surrounding this ingredient, some information claims that it is very harmful and others claim that it is not very toxic at all. Though there is concern about contamination with nitosamines (serious carcinogen).
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: also known as SLS, it is used as a foaming agent. It is an irritant and there is concern over contamination with the known carcinogen 1,4 Dioxane. It can not be metabolised by the liver, therefore it is persistent.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine: is derived from the coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine (known environmental toxin, respiratory toxin, contact allergen). It is used as a skin conditioning agent and a surfactant.
Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride: is an organic compound that is a water-soluble quaternary (positively charged ions) ammonium derivative of guar gum. It is used as a conditioning agent in shampoos and other hair care products. It is considered to be toxic as well as mild skin and respiratory irritant. It has also been linked to caustic burns on skin and gastrointestinal lining as well as nausea, vomiting, coma, convulsions, hypo tension and death. It is also considered to be an environmental toxin.
Quaternium-80: is a Quaternary ammonium salt. It is used as an anti-static and hair conditioning agent. There is little information regarding this ingredient, however it is used in car wash machines for its anti-static properties.
Panthenol: is the alcohol analog of pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) this means it is the pro vitamin 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.
Parfum (Fragrance): Used to make the product smell nice. Though it is not considered to be harmful or a toxin, it does cause some individuals to develop headaches if it is labelled that it is derived from natural sources. However, the fragrance industry uses up to 3000 ingredients, most of which are synthetic, some 900 of which were identified as toxic. However, the industry is not required to disclose ingredients of fragrances and perfumes on their labels due to trade secrecy considerations. So you don't know what mix of chemicals you are receiving. Some of them are headaches causing, immunosystem toxic, carcinogenic, and mutagenic.
|Glycol Distearate: is derived from either animal or vegetable sources (soy, canola). It is used as a surfactant, skin conditioning agent, and a viscosity increasing agent. It appears to be of low toxicity and not considered to be a carcinogen However, there appears to be some confusion on whether or not it is an ecological toxin.