Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Cocamidopropyyl Betaine, Theobroma Cocao Seed Butter (Cocoa Butter), Glycerin, Parfum, Benzyl Alcohol, CI 77289, Dehydroacetic Acid, CI 77019, CI 77891, CI 77492
What is Sodium Coco Isethionate?
This is a very mild, coconut based cleanser. It comes in a fine powder to make it easy to combine into our bars. In the US they call it “baby foam”, which gives you an idea of how wonderful it is! A little science, but bars need to have two slightly different cleansers to be really good. So we have this in combination with Cocamidopropyl Betaine.
What is Cocamidopropyl Betaine?
This is a liquid coconut-based cleanser. It’s known for producing foam quickly, it’s what makes our bars foam up, even thought they’re super gentle.
What is Stearic Acid?
First thing to say, is our Stearic Acid is certified palm free. In our bars it does three things – it makes all the ingredients combine together into a smooth solid bar, secondly it helps make them foam up and be fun, and finally it leaves a lovely silky smooth moisturised feel on skin.
What is Benzyl Alcohol and Dehydroacetic Acid?
These are preservatives. Because our bars have very low pH they need something in them to make sure they don't get any bacteria or other yukkies growing on them in the damp environment of your bathroom. I know, sounds gross. We use the mildest preservative possible, certified by COSMOS and EcoCert bodies. They're both less than 0.9% of the bar.
What are CI numbers?
We use mica to colour our bars. We use Mica because it is extremely gentle, will never penetrate the skin barrier and rinses off without staining. We use either synthetic mica, which is the same as the mica you'd find in nature but made in a lab, or natural mica where our supplier is able to illustrate the mica is sourced sustainably and ethically.
How to use
How do I use a bar on my kids’ hair?
SUPER easy – but don’t take our word for it, we have a video 😊 . Have a look HERE.
How do you recommend I use the bars?
The great thing about the bars is you actually can just hand it over to your kid (unlike a liquid where there’s always that risk it’s all going to disappear down the drain!!). If you want detailed info on how you can use it, have a look HERE.
What makes your bars suitable for kids’ skin?
Because kids’ skin is thinner and less oily than adult skin, we’ve created a bar that won’t disrupt the skin’s natural barriers. That’s why our bars are using the most gentle of cleansers, coupled with cocoa butter to moisturise skin. In addition, we’ve chosen ingredients that will maintain a neutral pH – about 6. Water in the UK is 7-8, skin is 5.5-6.6. So our bars are matching your kids’ skin as much as possible. We have a whole bunch more info about kids’ skin HERE.
What age is this bar suitable from?
This bar is suitable from 1+
Are your bars tear-free?
Well, we’ve done our best to get as close as possible. There isn’t an agreed test for tear-free (that we know of!). Most products that are “tear free” make this claim based on the pH of their products being neutral (which we are). In addition we find that due to lower water content our foam drips down the face less, so its less likely to get in eyes.
What allergens are in your bar?
There is one, which is from the preservative. It’s called Benzyl Alcohol. It’s a very rare allergy, so we decided on balance that it was better to have a bar we know will always be great to use, than be 100% allergen free.
Is there Palm Oil in your bars?
NO! We are super proud of this as it was super hard to do! Every ingredient in our Hair & Everywhere bars is palm free!
Are your bars vegan and cruelty free?
YES! Every ingredient in our Hair & Everywhere Bars is vegan 😊 . All ingredients are sourced in the UK from UK suppliers and therefore there is no animal testing involved.
Why are you not certified as Palm Free/Vegan etc.?
Certification takes time, so rather than make you wait for our bars we wanted to put them out in the world, and then work on certifications.
What does it mean when you say your bar = two bottles?
We know there’s as much Active Ingredient in our bars as two 250ml bottles of shampoo. We know this because we commissioned a study, from a scientist, to check. So our claim isn’t based on whether we used the bar x many times… it’s a scientific FACT!
What does it mean when you say your bar has no sufates, parabens or PEGs?
We were very careful to select ingredients that we know our customers would want, and screen for ingredients they don’t want. That meant making bars that were sulfate, paraben and PEG free.