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Read the Label: Yes to Cucumbers Volumising Shampoo

Contact Author Katerina Steventon, Ph.D., FaceWorkshops LLC
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Yes to Cucumber Volumising Shampoo

The Yes to Cucumbers brand is known for products with eco-friendly and green connotations—i.e. 98% natural, free from parabens, SLS and phthalates, and cruelty-free, which appeals to many consumers.

This column will review the ingredient listing for claims substantiation and functionality.

Yes to Cucumbers Volumising Shampoo is formulated for normal and fine hair. The claims include: soothing and strengthening hair and helping to increase hair volume for healthier looking, shiny hair. Directions for application call for massaging a generous amount of the shampoo into wet hair, rinsing, and for best results, following with a conditioner.

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The shampoo is a water-based system with surfactants including cocamidopropyl betaine and sodium coco-sulfate, while glycol stearate brings light emolliency and opacity with surfactant-like properties. Glycerin acts as a humectant, moisturizing the hair. Active plant extracts include cucumber, Aloe barbadensis, lemon and green tea leaf as well as vitamin E. These ingredients provide the shampoo with lightly volumizing but mostly hydrating, refreshing and conditioning properties, with an additional antioxidant and clarifying effect.

Caprylhydroxamic acid is a chelating agent working synergistically with the preservative benzyl alcohol. Tetrasodium glutamate diacetate is also a chelating agent; citric acid is used to adjust the pH and acts also as a preservative. Sodium chloride thickens the surfactant system and polyacrylate-32 is a polymer providing luster and long-lasting volume. Additionally, the shampoo contains fragrance.

In my view, the ingredients in the shampoo formula support a mild volumizing function without stripping hair of all its protective oils.

Ingredients: Water (aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Glycerin, Glycol Stearate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Camillia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyacrylate-32, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance (parfum).




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