We think that the ingredients we leave out of our products are just as important as the carefully chosen ingredients that we put in. Many skin and hair care products contain chemically manufactured ingredients which can cause irritation to people or the environment.
Formulated with 100% natural or naturally approved ingredients, our hand-blended products do not contain any harsh chemicals such as phenoxyethanol, synthetic fragrances (parfum), parabens, SLS, PEG compounds, phthalates and carcinogens.
Barbershop Botanicals products are free from;
Parabens are a common type of preservative used in personal care products. Whether your product is natural or not, they need preservatives to stop bacteria growing. Some research indicates that they are potentially endocrine disruptors - meaning they have an effect on the normal functioning of hormones within your body.
Barbershop Botanicals is free from artificial colour.
Barbershop Botanicals uses only natural fragrances making it a perfect product range for people with skin sensitivities and allergies.
Silicones are commonly used in personal care products to help improve their feel and to help lock in moisture. However, they can also lock in dirt and bacteria too, causing skin irritations, break outs and clogging of the pores.
PEGs are emulsifiers or thickeners. They can reduce the skin’s natural moisture.
Petrochemicals are chemicals made from crude oil and natural gas. They are not good for you, or the environment!
Irritation can be seen at low levels of Propylene Glycol.
Phthalates are petrol based chemical substances.
Phenoxyethanol is often used as a preservative. It can cause skin irritations.
Mineral oil is a petroleum-based ingredient which can be found in some skincare.
___What is included
Aloe Vera is rich in Vitamin C, E and Beta Carotene, which gives it its nourishing and anti-ageing qualities. It is most well-known for its incredible moisturising ability.
Argan Oil is a rich concentrated antioxidant, packed with Vitamin E, and essential fatty acids. It is wonderfully hydrating, helps skin elasticity and also works hard to protect your skin from free radical damage. It is nature’s protective, nourishing superfood for your skin!
Avocado oil is an amazing source of proteins, amino acids and vitamins, which helps rejuvenate and moisturise the scalp to promote long, strong, healthy hair growth.
Cocoa butter is a natural oil, great for naturally healing dry and sensitive skin, but is also known for its ability to deeply hydrate the skin.
With all the health, nutritional, and body care benefits that you get from coconut oil, there is no doubt why this has been hailed as the latest miracle ingredient. Renowned for its incredible moisturising and hydrating properties.
Ginger is a powerful antiseptic and cleansing agent, which can help to keep your skin clean and smooth.
Green Tea Extract
A well-documented antioxidant and anti-inflammatory natural caffeine ingredient, helping to protect your skin from the elements and encourage healthy hair growth.
Hemp seed oil is highly nutritious and helpful for the skin. The abundance of fatty acids makes the oil an excellent choice for nourishing the skin and protecting it from inflammation, oxidation, and other causes of ageing.
Contains saponin which is an anti-inflammatory which, when combined with Vitamin E, creates a powerful synergistic antioxidant system. Horse Chestnut has many anti-ageing properties.
Jojoba Oil is unique, in that it is the only oil that closely resembles human sebum, an oily substance produced by our skin glands, so it can act as a natural skin conditioner and moisturiser. Jojoba is packed with all the vitamins and minerals essentially needed for healthy skin.
Extracted from the fleshy fruit or seeds of sea buckthorn berries, it contains many bioactive nutrients, such as Vitamin E, Linoleic Acid, Lycopene, Beta Carotene and Palmitic Acid, making it incredibly nourishing to skin cells.
Like Coconut, Shea Butter is skin’s best friend. Shea Butter is shown to be a superb moisturiser with exceptional skin healing properties. Shea is known to be used for skin that is dry, itchy and or irritated.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet Almond oil is light and easily absorbed by the skin. Rich in magnesium, vitamins A, B and E, it is very nutritious. It is a great emollient, so can help with skin irritations and inflammation and the oil can help balance the moisture in your skin.
Vitamin E is an effective antioxidant which helps to fight against the effects of free radicals on your skin. It is a great skin hydrator and protector, also known for reducing inflammation and aiding in the healing process.