Aerwyna Shampoo Bar & Conditioner Bar Ingredients
Aerwyna shampoo bars and conditioner bars may look like soap but they definitely are not! Soap is made with oils and lye that, through the magic of chemistry, saponify and turn into something that washes away dirt. Our shampoo bar is much more than that!
The surfactants* we use in our shampoo bar are plant based, biodegradable and mild but effective cleansers. We use five different surfactants that work synergistically to improve the cleansing ability of our shampoo bar and provide a rich lather without stripping the hair of vital moisture. We also add conditioners that sooth the scalp and smooth the hair follicles.
The surfactants in our shampoo bar:
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI) is a very mild surfactant that does not disrupt the skin barrier to remove oil and dirt. It is derived from coconuts and is biodegradable. Mild enough for and often found in baby products.
Cocomidopropyl Betaine is another coconut derived ingredient that we use to increase the mildness of our shampoo bar and boost the effectiveness of our other surfactants. It is a common ingredient in baby products.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is another coconut derived and ECO cert ingredient
Decyl Glucoside from 100% renewable plants and glucose (sugar)
Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate is coconut based and produces a lot of fun foam!
Aerwyna shampoo bars also contain conditioners Distearoylethyl Dimonium Chloride (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, stearic acid, cetyl alcohol and stearamidopropyl dimethylamine and cetrimonium chloride that soften and smooth the hair. Panthenol (vitamin B5) penetrates the hair shaft, and helps improve moisture retention. Jojoba oil is similar to our sebum and acts as a scalp moisturizer and allantoin is a component of aloe vera and is beneficial for soothing and healing our scalps.
* Surfactants (surface active agent) work to break the tension between water and oils/dirt to allow easy removal. Very basically, surfactants grab the dirt and oil and roll it up off your skin and hair. Go here for a more detailed explanation https://www.essentialchemicalindustry.org/materials-and-applications/surfactants.html