HEAD WASH is different from shampoo in nearly every way. Specifically, it is designed for skin, so it works great for your entire head, not just the top. It contains just 4 ingredients, and each one is carefully selected for efficacy, environmental sustainability, and user experience. So... what's in it?
purified water - It's... well, it's water - the universal solvent.
myristamidopropyl PG-dimonium chloride phosphate - A mild skin conditioner designed to mimic the molecules that make up your skin's cell walls* by transporting and balancing the oils on your skin's surface. So mild, it's suitable for baby and sensitive skin applications. This is what helps HEAD WASH keep your scalp soft and smooth, without dryness or irritation. Side benefit - this ingredient provides remarkable antimicrobial effects, so no additional preservatives are needed. Yay!
propanediol - Naturally derived from corn sugar, propanediol helps balance the skin's pH, and pumps moisture into your skin. Propanediol uses up to 35% less non- renewable energy than chemically-derived propylene glycol, so it's healthier for you and the environment.
PPG-2 hydroxyethyl cocamide - Helps C3 maintain its foam without using traditional foaming agents, and boosts cleansing. A plant-based emulsifier naturally derived from coconuts, it doesn't persist in the environment, so your local rivers and lakes are healthier for fish, plants, animals, and people.
* That's bio-memetic phospholipids for the geeky crowd.
HEAD HYDRATE conditions and restores balance to the skin of your face and scalp. The strength is in its proprietary DOM Matrix, the components of which are scientifically proven to add nutrients and benefit skin. Let's get to the details...
propanediol - Naturally derived from corn sugar, propanediol helps balance the skin's pH, and pumps moisture into your skin.
acetylated hydrogenated vegetable glyceride - An emollient that helps soften and smooth skin.
sorbitan stearate and sorbityl laurate - Naturally derived oil-in-water emulsifiers
prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil and hydrogenated vegetable oil - Skin conditioners that reduce evaporation and increase moisture content of skin.
camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf powder** - Also known as matcha green tea. Matcha is high in antioxidants that fight aging, and has anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness and irritation.
croton lechleri (Dragon’s Blood) resin powder** - Long used in folk medicine, this red plant resin has been shown in clinical studies to provide strong wound healing, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory benefits.
jojoba seed oil** - Natural plant oil that provides excellent skin barrier, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-aging benefits.
phenylpropanol, caprylyl glycol, tocopherol - These ingredients, along with propanediol, make up Sensiva® PA 40, a gentle antimicrobial stabilizer blend, highly effective at low levels. This allows us to ensure safe shelf life with minimal preservatives.
panthenol** - Provitamin B5 moisturizer
hydroxypropyl starch phosphate - Natural starch, helps control viscosity
alpha-glucan oligosaccharide** - Naturally derived prebiotic that nourishes the microbiome of the skin.
sodium ascorbyl phosphate (vitamin C)** - Clinically shown to provide strong antimicrobial effects and help prevent inflammation and fight acne.
xanthan gum - Food-grade natural thickening agent
thioctic (alpha lipoic) acid** - Natural antioxidant and free radical scavenger. Fights aging and sun damage.
** Denotes a proprietary DOM Matrix active ingredient