Hair & Skin Care Product Ingredients

Is it natural or not? Here is a list of synthetic ingredients along with their natural alternatives. They are presented in the order they are most likely to appear on a product label. Moisturizers Oils, fats mineral oil, petrolatum (petroleum jelly) almond, safflower, sunflower oils, cocoa butter, lanolin Waxes paraffin, ozokerite, ceresin beeswax, bayberry and carnauba wax Emollients cetyl/stearyl alcohol, stearalkonium chloride aloe vera, glycerine, calendula and chamomile Humectants propylene/ethylene glycol, dimethicone, carbitol glycerine, honey, sorbitol, mucopolysaccharides Cleansers Detergents, soaps sodium lauryl sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, cocamide DEA coconut and palm oil soap, castile soap (usually olive oil) Surfactants quaternarium-7, PEGs (polyethylene glycols), TEA laureth sulfate lauryl alcohol, hydrolyzed animal protein Astringents isopropanol, SD alcohol, acetone witch hazel extract, ethanol (natural), horse chestnut, myrrh extracts Most Personal Care Products Emulsifiers, solubilizers polysorbates (40,60,80), sodium stearate, sodium sulfonate lecithin, phytosterols Sequestrants EDTA/sodium EDTA, tetrasodium pyrophosphate corn syrup, alginates, kelp extract Foaming agents lauramide/cocamide DEA, triethanolamine quillaja and yucca saponins, soapwort Fungistats, bacteriostats methyl/propyl paraben, quaternarium-15, phenol(s), phenoxyethanol citrus seed/peel extract, eucalyptus, tea tree oils, carvacrol (thyme, oregano oil) ural Antioxidants, preservatives BHA, BHT, imidazolidinyl urea, quaternary ammoniums, diazolidinyl urea vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin E (tocopherols), green tea extract, eugenol (clove oil), ginger