Ingredients (provided at acureorganics.com)-
Shampoo: Organic Euterpe oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa canina (Rosehips),Organic Punica granatum (Pomegranate),Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Rooibos,Organic Aloe Barbadensis Vera Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate (from Coconut), 100% Naturally-derived Betaine (from Sugar Beets), Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (from Coconut + Amino Acids), Cocoglucosides Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Sugar Conditioner), Sodium Levulinate (from Corn), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar gum conditioner), Potassium Sorbate (food grade preservative), Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Organic Fair-Trade Certified™ Olea Europea (Olive) Oil, D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin E), hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) seed oil, Attalea speciosa(Babassu) oil, Chenopodium quinoa (Quinoa) protein extract, Ubiquinone (CoQ10),Echinacea angustifolia (Echinacea) Stem Cells, Mentha peperita (Peppermint) and Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Essential Oils
Conditioner: Organic Euterpe oleracea (Acai) Berry, Organic Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry), Organic Rosa canina (Rosehips), Organic Punica granatum (Pomegranate), Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Rooibos, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Stearylkonium Chloride, Vegetable Glycerin, Glucono Delta Lactone (fermented sugar), Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside (from corn and glucose), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (guar gum conditioner), Glyceryl Stearate (vegetable-derived), L-Arginine (amino acid), Organic Fair Trade Certified™ Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Sorbitan Olivate (from olives + sugar), Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5), Cellulose (plant derived), D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin. E), Lactic Acid (vegetable derived), Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) seed oil, Attalea speciosa (Babassu) oil, Chenopodium quinoa (Quinoa) protein extract, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Echinacea angustifolia (Echinacea) Stem Cells, Mentha peperita (Peppermint) and Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Essential Oils
The shampoo and conditioner both receive low hazard scores of 2 in the preliminary reports I created for them in the Cosmetics Database. The only ingredient with a hazard score above a 2 in the shampoo is Potassium Sorbate, and the only ingredient with a hazard score above a 2 in the conditioner is Lactic Acid
Some great things about these products:
1. They’re free of gluten, sulfates, parabens, phthalates.
2. They’re cruelty-free and vegan.
3. The bottles are #2 plastic and can easily be recycled (as well as being made of 70% recycled material).
4. They both contain fair trade certified ingredients.
Product Description(provided at acureorganics.com)- “Build dynamic volume without stripping natural oils or creating build-up. For hair that feels thicker, fuller, and uplifted. Quinoa protein extract supports keratin.Babassu oil provides lightweight moisture for root and scalp maintenance. Echinacea Stem Cells promote cellular regeneration at the root level. Safe for color treated hair. Forget the neighbors…turn up the volume!”
Performance– Initially I’d hoped to get the Argan Oil+Argan Stem Cell Shampoo/Conditioner that Siobhan reviewed, but they were very temporarily sold out and I am nothing if not impatient. Instead, as you can probably gather from the title of this post, I went with the Pure Mint+Echinacea Stem Cell Shampoo and Conditioner. After popping open the bottle for a little sniff, I lost any hesitation I might’ve had regarding my decision (see below). These products clean my hair like a dream, and I only need to use them once every few days to keep my hair smelling fresh and looking clean. As Siobhan mentioned in her review, the shampoo has a pretty impressive lather and the conditioner leaves hair soft and without any trace of residue. What more could I hope for in a shampoo and conditioner?
Scent– The scent reminds me a lot of my old favorite: Aveda Rosemary Mint. I am very pleased by that fact.
Rating– I suppose I’ll subtract .5 for each of the ingredients with hazard scores above a 2, leaving the collective score of these products at a well-earned 9.
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