GLOSSARY OF NATURAL INGREDIENTS
Borage is a medicinal and edible plant whose origin is in Syria and Egypt. Its seeds are considered one of the best sources of gamma linoleic acid. The oil extracted from these seeds is a valuable emollient for hair care that provides an additional dose of hydration to the hair.
Keratin is a protein that constitutes the outer layers of hair and nails. It is essential to restore hair, both when damaged by heat tools and when chemically treated with dyes or discolorations. Thanks to its chemical composition, it helps the hair to recover all the essential amino acids and nutrients it loses over time.
Water is extracted from the pulp of kiwi (actinidia chinensis) grown in Italy. This fruit is naturally rich in antioxidant vitamin C that favors the formation of collagen and nourishes in depth without adding weight. To extract its water, a flash distillation process is used, which at the same time preserves fragile components, such as vitamins and aromatic compounds. In addition, it offers hair protection against the sun. And as if that wasn't enough, it's also rich in iron and improves blood circulation, stimulating hair follicles to promote hair growth.
Lavender oil has already been used since Roman times and is one of the most used essential oils in aromatherapy. We use it as a conditioner for hair and as our best natural ally to combat dryness and frizz, leaving hair much cleaner and brighter.
Lemon, a less frequent ingredient in the world of beauty, has more benefits for our hair than we can imagine! It provides body and eliminates weight to the hair since it regulates and reduces the production of natural scalp fat. In addition, it helps in the growth of healthier and brighter hair by regulating your ph.
Matcha tea is a green tea that originally comes from Japan and involves a very special preparation ritual. We love this ingredient not only for its long history and traditional ceremony, but also because it has many benefits for the hair! Its large number of vitamins of groups A, B and C help the hair stay in good condition giving it shine and volume. It also has a multitude of minerals, amino acids and especially antioxidants, which provide a higher density of nutrients to the hair, reducing fat production. Finally, it helps to provide texture and volume, especially to fine hair, without giving weight to the hair.
Moroccan lava clay
This 100% natural clay is extracted from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. In Eastern countries it has been used to soften and clean hair for millennia. In addition, it is rich in minerals such as zinc, magnesium, iron and phosphorus and vitamins A, C and E.
Although it seems a bit bland, oatmeal is a fascinating ingredient! It has a high content of fatty acid, specifically omega 6, which provides softness and shine to damaged hair. In addition, it gives hair vitality thanks to its ability to penetrate the hair fiber while retaining moisture.
Did you make olive oil for everything you eat, but it never occurred to you to put it in your hair? Extracted from olives grown in Italy, this refined oil with nourishing and antiseptic properties has the ability to enhance the shine of your hair to give it a healthier appearance.
Believe it or not, orange is not only for juice! It has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and rehydrating properties. One of its main functions is the elimination of toxins in the scalp helping to control dandruff. The vitamin C with flavonoids that orange contains helps a good circulation in the scalp, which in turn promotes hair growth. They also contain folic acid, a type of vitamin B that is essential for hair growth. In this way the hair will grow stronger and faster.
The secret of the orchid, a plant that seems to never lose its vibrant color, is the flavonoids that naturally filter and block U.V. rays, guilty of color loss. In addition, the antibacterial fatty layer that it possesses helps maintain color saturation. Can you think of a better ingredient for our color protection shampoo?
Peppermint is one of our most versatile ingredients. We not only love tea, but also our anti-dandruff shampoos! It has anti-septic properties to ward off and kill bacteria such as globose malaise, which is the main cause of dandruff and scalp discomfort. It also stimulates blood circulation to the scalp and contains beta-carotene, an important antioxidant for the generation of vitamin A, which decreases the impact of free radicals.
Although it is generally known for its beautiful violet flower, in natural cosmetics what is used is the oil of this plant. It is earned from the seeds and is rich in anti-oxidants. In addition, it helps to moisturize the hair and scalp.
It is an excellent source of hair protein. It not only provides hydration and restores split ends, but also repairs, conditions and protects the hair making it more silky, easy to untangle and shiny. Generally, the bran / peel (the envelope that protects the grain) is removed before consuming the quinoa. We consider them a first quality ingredient, which, taken from real Quinoa, contains a large amount of saponins (natural cleaning agents). We obtain the bran through a responsible supply chain in collaboration with farmers in Bolivia. The whole process to obtain the extract is ecologically responsible.
Rosemary oil is a natural essential oil with antibacterial properties that has been used in natural medicine since the 16th century. It helps fight the globose malesezzia bacteria found in our scalp and is the main cause of discomfort such as dandruff, scalp oily, dry scalp, irritations and itching.
Although its name does not necessarily sound very natural, it is a 100% natural ingredient that comes from the bark of the willow tree. Apart from having antibacterial properties, it is a natural and liposulible scrub. Therefore, we use it in our natural anti-dandruff shampoo to remove dead scalp cells.
Shea butter is excellent for healthy hair, especially if we have it dry, damaged and dull, since it restores all the vitality it lacks. It is fantastic for curly hair that, naturally, tend to be drier. It comes from the almonds of the African tree Butyrospermum parkii. Rich in lipids, they contain essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and 6) and are known for their super fat and moisturizing properties.
Another ingredient that you know about the world of food, but you never associated it with your hair? Soybean oil helps restore the hair's ability to retain moisture. How do you get it? It contains a high percentage of Vitamin E that helps fight free radicals and essential fatty acids such as omega 3 and 6. It also has a high degree of isoflavones that can reduce oxidative stress.
Kaolin is a soft white mineral powder that was discovered in China and is an essential ingredient in natural cosmetics. It actively regenerates, promotes growth and is a natural scrub. In addition, it nourishes intensely thanks to the presence of minerals and is rich in calcium, zinc, magnesium and silicon. And as that was not enough, it also repairs the most visible damage to the hair and nourishes the root so that it grows healthy and strong.
Honey is one of those natural ingredients with many benefits that we usually find in a lot of beauty products. Thanks to its nutrients and astringent and antioxidant properties, honey manages to protect hair from dryness, providing shine, softness and nutrition. In addition, it helps in hair growth and keratin production, resulting in hair with stronger and less brittle.
Grapefruit, like orange, is normally used for juices, but did you know that it is also an excellent skin and hair purifier? It helps eliminate accumulated residue and adds shine to the hair. In addition, its function is to lift the hair from the roots and give it volume and movement without adding weight. The perfect ingredient for all those who have fine hair!
The goji berry (Lycium barbarum) of Tibet, also known as the "red pearl of the Himalayas" is like a small oblong cherry. It is an ingredient rich in 20 amino acids and polyphenols that provide antioxidant and anti-aging properties. In addition, it consists of essential minerals and trace elements. It is one of those superfoods not only very beneficial in your breakfast shake, but also works wonders for your hair because it protects the integrity of the hair and provides vitamins and nutrition!
The flower of the camellia lives more than 1,000 years, despite the monsoons and the rainy seasons. What is your secret? The homogeneous layer of lipids that covers its entire surface isolating and softening each petal while offering protection against moisture. Therefore, we use it to restore the natural shine of the hair and fight frizz.
Did you know that cassava is not just for eating? Long ago, the indigenous people of South America macerated the roots of the cassava plant to make soap. It contains carbohydrates, proteins and amino acids. For our natural formulas, we have selected yucca glauca root extract that is grown in the United States and is rich in saponins. Saponins help generate foam and clean the hair. In addition, cassava repairs the damage of dry and damaged hair, as it provides nutrition to the hair and controls hair loss, stimulates growth. Cassava is definitely a superfood!
Cedar wood, an ingredient that may sound somewhat surprising, has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the desquamation and dryness of the scalp. Being vasoconstrictor and promoting blood circulation, stimulates hair follicles, increasing circulation and promoting hair growth while slowing hair loss.
Citronella oil is an essential oil that is widely used in natural cosmetics and for aromatherapy candles. In our case it comes from Sri Lanka and Nepal. We take advantage of its antiseptic and antioxidant properties that help fight the bacteria that cause dandruff and scalp irritations.
Did you know that cocoa was already cultivated by the Maya more than 2,500 years ago and not only used to make chocolate? It has antioxidants and minerals that help prevent frizz and soften hair. And also, it helps improve circulation. How can we not take advantage of these super powers of cocoa for your hair?
Coconut, apart from being a tropical fruit, is a nutritional treasure rich in water, which makes it a great ally to promote proper hydration and softness of the hair. And did you know what? One of its main benefits is that it provides essential nutrients and minerals such as selenium and zinc, which have antioxidant properties.
Coconut milk helps in healthy hair growth, providing shine, softens, smoothes and makes hair texture flow better. It also provides the essential proteins to nourish damaged hair. Extracted from the white pulp of coconut (cocos nucifera), which contains Omega 6 (essential fatty acids). It is an exceptionally effective asset in the treatment of hair fiber: it penetrates the fiber, enhances shine and protects the hair by limiting abrasion during drying. And finally, strengthens the hair.
We all know coconut oil as one of the "superfoods" of fashion! But did you know that it is also a superfood for your hair? Helps in the growth of healthy hair, strengthens the hair, provides shine, softens, smooths and makes the texture of the hair flow better. It is extracted from the white pulp of the coconut (cocos nucifera), which contains omega 6, an essential fatty acid that helps nourish the hair. It is an exceptionally effective asset in the treatment of hair fiber it penetrates the fiber, enhances shine and protects the hair, limiting abrasion during drying. A true natural super-ingredient!
Sunflowers are not only special because they always follow the sun but also because they have beneficial properties for the hair. Sunflower extract is earned by cold pressing sunflower seeds. These seeds contain essential vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy hair, such as protein, selenium, vitamin E and B vitamins. The perfect ingredient to protect hair from the sun !
This oil comes from the coriander seed (Coriandrum sativum), an herb also known as 'Arab parsley'. It has elasticity properties and helps reduce excess fat. Its nutrients are key to hair follicles. In addition, it helps keep the scalp healthy and provides shine.
The argan oil originally comes from Morocco and is not only miraculous to moisturize the skin, but also the hair. It is one of the most expensive and scarce oils in the world since the argan tree is protected as a UNESCO heritage. Argan oil is harvested from the argan grain that has a high content of polyunsaturated fats to help hydrate the hair. In addition, it has a high content of oleic acid, an amino acid that helps control the loss of hydration in the hair.
Apart from being the fastest growing plant in the world, bamboo is also incredibly resistant. It is a common building material in Asia since the 3rd century BC and is used as a scaffold in the construction of skyscrapers in Hong Kong for its great strength and stability. How can we not take advantage of these properties to give a dose of resistance to damaged hair?
Beeswax is a substance secreted by bees in the 3rd week of their life. They use it to build the cells where they store honey and pollen. It is an excellent protector of external agents, it brings natural shine to the hair and softness thanks to its high content of nutritional agents.
Biotin is a vitamin that helps strengthen the hair fiber so that the hair is less brittle and is not damaged so easily. And that's not all! It also promotes hair growth because it activates cell regeneration and helps absorb natural scalp fat that clogs pores and prevents hair from growing.
Like many other ingredients of our products, black sesame is known mainly from the world of cooking, specifically Asian cuisine. But we have realized that black sesame not only has nutritional benefits, but also helps take care of the hair. The oil extracted from black sesame, is ideal for unruly hair and difficult to tame. It facilitates the hairstyle, nourishes the hair without adding fat and provides more shine. In addition, thanks to the large amount of vitamins and minerals it contains, it moisturizes, repairs and causes hair damage.
Rich in nutrients, fennel oil, with aniseed fragrance, is obtained from the pressing of the seeds. It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-dandruff properties that help protect the scalp from any problem. Fennel seeds help in the prevention and reduction of hair loss, strengthening its axis, preventing hair damage and sealing moisture in the hair follicles.
We all know that ginger has infinite benefits in food. But did you know that scalp blood flow also increases? So it stimulates hair follicles and promotes growth. In addition, the fatty acids present in ginger are beneficial for fine hair and help provide body and volume to the hair.
The fluffy volume of cotton never seems to decrease. The secret is in the structural protein that composes its extensible fibers. It causes the fibers to expand throughout the interior space to ensure a long-lasting volume. How can we not take advantage of this superpower of nature in our shampoo for fine hair?
Sunflowers are not only one of the most beautiful flowers of all! They also have excellent properties for your hair. Its seeds are rich in essential fatty acids (omega 3 and 6). Our research studies have shown its benefits in sensitized hair: when applied and not rinsed, it enhances shine. With the rinse increases the elasticity of the fiber.
The aloe vera plant seems to never lose its natural hydration. Your secret? The storage of water in the trunk, which allows to retain 97% of the water it receives. Therefore, the aloe plant resists long periods of drought without rainwater. We take advantage of all these benefits to bring shine and deep hydration to dry hair. Our aloe comes from Tamaulipas in Mexico where a family farm is grown under organic principles.