:) You are almost done: please check your mailbox to confirm your email! An extra-nourishing blend that helps calm frizz and tame flyaway's, leaving hair with a silky soft bounce and shine. And last but not least, when salt is right at the first spot of the ingredient list (and is not dissolved), the product is usually a body scrub where salt is the physical exfoliating agent. If these magic three letters don’t tell you anything, click here and read our detailed description on glycolic acid, the most famous AHA. The other reason is that it’s mild and works very well combined with other cleansing agents and surfactants. What's more, it can even reduce the heavy, greasy feel in products with high oil content. A couple of other things worth mentioning: coconut oil might help with wound healing (promising animal study), it has some antifungal activity (against dermatophytes that cause the thing known as ringworm) and it also works as an insect repellent against black flies. Please try again later! It’s definitely a smart thing to avoid with sensitive skin (and fragrance of any type - natural is just as allergic as synthetic, if not worse!). Fragrance in the US and parfum in the EU is a generic term on the ingredient list that is made up of 30 to 50 chemicals on average (but it can have as much as 200 components!). There is definitely some craze going on for coconut oil both in the healthy eating space (often claimed to be the healthiest oil to cook with but this is a topic for another site) and in the skin and hair care space. Other than that, salt also works as an emulsion stabilizer in water-in-oil emulsions, that is when water droplets are dispersed in the outer oil (or silicone) phase. A double-blind research confirmed that extra virgin coconut oil is as effective in treating xerosis (aka very dry skin) as mineral oil. Read all the geeky details about Alcohol Denat. Number one reason for its popularity has to do with bubbles. An error has occurred. A versatile and biodegradable cleansing agent with high cleaning power and strong foaming properties. It’s also used as a helper ingredient to thicken up products or suspend insoluble particles. :) You are almost done: please check your mailbox to confirm your email! The reason for this is that salt acts as a fantastic thickener in cleansing formulas created with ionic cleansing agents (aka surfactants) such as Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Overall, coconut oil is definitely a goodie for the hair and dry skin. The art of cleansing is usually to balance between properly cleansing but not over-cleansing and cocamidopropyl betaine is helpful in pulling off this balance right. Hair strengthening shampoo with coconut oil, essence of tiare and vanilla bean extract; Sulfate free sufactants, (sodium lauryl sulfate) SLS free; Not tested on animals; Size: 385mL. It also gives products good spreadability, long lasting and velvet touch characteristics. Fragrance in the US and parfum in the EU is a generic term on the ingredient list that is made up of 30 to 50 chemicals on average (but it can have as much as 200 components!). In large amounts, it can be very drying to the skin. If that warrants for the magic oil status it enjoys, we don't know. people commenting in forums) shows that people have mixed experiences. here >>, Read all the geeky details about Glycerin here >>, It's a super common and super debated skincare ingredient, It has several benefits: great solvent, penetration enhancer, creates cosmetically elegant, light formulas, great astringent and antimicrobial, It can be very drying if it's in the first few ingredients on an ingredient list, Some experts even think that regular exposure to alcohol damages skin barrier and causes inflammation though it's a debated opinion (read more in geeky details tab), A natural moisturizer that’s also in our skin, A super common, safe, effective and cheap molecule used for more than 50 years, Not only a simple moisturizer but knows much more: keeps the skin lipids between our skin cells in a healthy (liquid crystal) state, protects against irritation, helps to restore barrier, Effective from as low as 3% with even more benefits at higher concentrations up to 20-40% (around 10% is a good usability-effectiveness sweet spot), High-glycerin moisturizers are awesome for treating severely dry skin. Precautions: Avoid contact with eyes. A cleansing agent that's claimed to be so gentle on the skin that it hardly impacts the skin barrier. It’s mainly a solvent for ingredients that do not like to dissolve in oils but rather in water. The most common skincare ingredient of all. And cocamidopropyl betaine is great at stabilizing them. Refresh your strands with the scent of the tropics with our OGX® Extra Strength Refresh & Restore + Coconut Miracle Oil Dry Shampoo. Try it at your own risk. Chemically, it is an isomer of butane (same number of C and H atoms), but while butane has a straight chain structure, isobutane is branched. It's an especially important and popular ingredient in "syndet bars" (or soapless soaps). Labmuffin has an awesome blogpost explaining in more detail why coconut oil is good for your hair. Exactly what it sounds: nice smelling stuff put into cosmetic products so that the end product also smells nice. It is usually used as a helper ingredient to adjust the pH of the formula. In cosmetics, it’s often in products that are supposed to keep your skin matte as it has great oil-absorbing abilities. is drying. While some claim that it worked wonders on their acne others say that it gave them serious blackheads and zits. Its main fatty acid, Lauric Acid has some research showing that it is a promising ingredient against evil acne-causing bacteria, P. acnes but at the same time, both Lauric Acid and coconut oil have a very high comedogenic rating (4 out of 5). Saturated fatty acids have a linear structure that can stack nice and tight and hence they are normally solid at room temperature. Tiara and wand optional! Add to trolley. So when it comes to dry skin, coconut oil is a goodie, no question there. Chemically speaking, coconut oil has a unique fatty acid profile. We don't have description for this ingredient yet. A couple of other things worth mentioning: coconut oil might help with wound healing (promising animal study), it has some antifungal activity (against dermatophytes that cause the thing known as ringworm) and it also works as an insect repellent against black flies. It also gives products good spreadability, long lasting and velvet touch characteristics. Super common ingredient in all kinds of cleansing products: face and body washes, shampoos and foam baths. Good old water, aka H2O. I'll probably use most of the rest of the bottle, but I won't likely buy again. Once inside the skin, it hydrates, but not from the outside - putting pure water on the skin (hello long baths!) and vanilla bean extract. It’s the number one cause of contact allergy to cosmetics. Drench dry, damaged strands with the secret of Maui. There is definitely some craze going on for coconut oil both in the healthy eating space (often claimed to be the healthiest oil to cook with but this is a topic for another site) and in the skin and hair care space. The most common skincare ingredient of all. Coconut oil melts around 25 °C so it is solid in the tub but melts on contact with the skin. If you have problems with damaged hair, split ends, coconut oil is worth trying as a pre- or/and post-wash treatment. If that warrants for the magic oil status it enjoys, we don't know. Overall, coconut oil is definitely a goodie for the hair and dry skin. A white powdery thing that can mattify the skin and thicken up cosmetic products. It has a smooth, silky feel and can reduce the tackiness of other humectants. Its strong point is being effective against yeasts and molds, and as a nice bonus seems to be non-comedogenic as well.It is safe in concentrations of less than 0.1% but is acutely toxic when inhaled, so it's not the proper preservative choice for aerosol formulas like hairsprays.