Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. They are attached to one another by peptide bonds, forming long chains and are essential for metabolic process. Potassium Cocoyl Glutamate is a very mild, highly biodegradable and hypoallergenic ingredient derived from L-glutamic acid (an amino acid) used in our Children's Bubble Bath and Children's Shampoo, chosen for it's gentle cleansing properties. It has a similar pH to the skin. PCA Ethyl Cocoyl Arginate is a natural amino acid derived hair conditioner used in our Children's Hair De-Tangler spray. Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate is a natural amino acid based ingredient derived from coconuts and fermented sugar. A gentle and mild cleanser with excellent cleansing and foaming properties, we use it in our Children's Shampoo as it's well-tolerated by sensitive and allergic skin types.
Natural amino acid chosen for it's conditioning properties and found in our Children's Hair Conditioner
Babassu is the common name for Orbignya Oleifera. The oil is extracted from the seed of the tree which is native to South America. The gentle and mild foaming ingredient used in our Children's Bubble Bath is derived from babassu oil.
Crataegus Monogyna is the Latin name for the common hawthorn, a deciduous tree native to the UK. Our exclusive hawthorn fruit extract is made from the ripe berries picked in late summer and early autumn around the Black Mountains of Herefordshire and Wales. Liz, our professional forager, walks out into the beautiful fields and woods close to her home and hand picks the ripe berries that flourish there. They grow wild, without any form of cultivation, helping to sustain native wildlife by feeding birds, insects and small animals. Hawthorn is synonymous with the British countryside and has been used in therapeutic medicine for hundreds of years; to help prevent bruising, as an anti-inflammatory and to prevent infection. The berries contain active compounds bursting with bioflavonoids, proanthocyanidins and other antioxidants and are naturally high in vitamin C to help protect and nourish children’s skin and hair.
Natural ingredients obtained from coconuts are used in all of our products. We love coconut for it's conditioning and moisturising properties as well as safely and effectively helping to preserve products once they're opened in the case of Capryly Glycol, obtained from a natural fatty acid found in coconut oils. Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a coconut derived foamer used in our Children's Bubble Bath. We use a very pure form of this ingredient to help create lots of long lasting bubbles in our SLS and SLES free range.
Naturally occurring fruit acid used to adjust pH balance. Stearyl Citrate in our Children's Shampoo is derived from citric acid.
Natural sebacic acid from castor bean oil and coconut oil fatty acids are combined to produce Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer. Used in our Children's Conditioner for it's mild hair and skin conditioning and protecting properties.
Emulsifiers are used in lotions to mix water with oils. Since water and oil do not mix but stay separated, an additional ingredient known as an emulsifier is used to form a homogenous mixture to keep water and oil together. We use Cetearyl Alcohol, a plant derived emulsifier in our Children's Conditioner. Not an alcohol in the traditional sense of the word, it refers to the process of exposing fatty acids to hydrogen, creating a slightly waxy texture.
An emollient is an ingredient to add shine or softening, soothing properties. Diheptyl Succinate, Capryyloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid copolymer and Caprylyl Glycol are naturally derived emollients that protect hair and help keep it shiny used in our Children's Conditioner.
An ester helps to smooth the skin’s texture and act as protection. Our Children's Bubble Bath contains plant derived Glyceryl Laurate to gently help moisturise sensitive skin leaving it soft and smooth without any oily residue.
Food Grade Preservatives
We insist on the safest and gentlest preservatives at the lowest possible levels to keep our products safe once they are opened and at the same time mild enough for the most delicate children's skin. Our food grade preservatives are Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate and Benzoic Acid.