INGREDIENT GLOSSARY


These key ingredients help power the Aveda products you love. Discover what they do and where they are sourced from - and why they'll make a difference in your hair care routine.

 

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INGREDIENT NAME: ACACIA SENEGAL GUM

WHERE IT'S FROM: Acacia Tree
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for hair thickening & maintaining a hair style

Acacia Tree can be found in products like these:

INGREDIENT NAME: ACRYLATES COPOLYMER

WHERE IT'S FROM: Synthetic
WHAT IT IS
Synthetic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to thicken and stabilize a product

INGREDIENT NAME: ALCOHOL DENAT

WHERE IT'S FROM: Corn
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to blend other ingredients into the product and as a carrier for another ingredient

INGREDIENT NAME: ALEURITES MOLUCCANA (KUKUI) SEED OIL

WHERE IT'S FROM: Kukui Seed
WHAT IT IS: Natural; Organic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for weightless conditioning

INGREDIENT NAME: AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Palm
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for cleansing with lots of luxurious lather

INGREDIENT NAME: ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL

WHERE IT'S FROM: Rapeseed, an annual flowering plant grown for the oils in its seeds
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to create a rich product texture and stabilize a product

INGREDIENT NAME: ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Wheat
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to stabilize a product

INGREDIENT NAME: ARGAN OIL

WHERE IT'S FROMKernels of argan tree
WHAT IT ISNatural, Organic
WHY IT'S GREATUsed for conditioning and nourishing hair

INGREDIENT NAME: ARGININE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Corn
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to balance the pH of the product and for hair strengthening

INGREDIENT NAME: AVENA SATIVA (OAT) BRAN EXTRACT

WHERE IT'S FROM: Oats
WHAT IT IS: Natural
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to provide a creamy product texture and slip through hair

INGREDIENT NAME: BABASSUAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Babassu
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for gentle cleansing

Babassu can be found in products like these:

INGREDIENT NAME: BEHENAMIDOPROPYLTRI MONIUM METHOSULFATE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Rapeseed, an annual flowering plant grown for the oils in its seeds
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for conditioning hair and static prevention, not a sulfate cleanser

INGREDIENT NAME: BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Rapeseed, an annual flowering plant grown for the oil in its seeds
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to create a creamy product texture and for conditioning and static prevention

Rapeseed can be found in products like these:

INGREDIENT NAME: BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE

WHERE IT'S FROM: Rapeseed, an annual flowering plant grown for the oil in its seeds
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to create a creamy product texture and for conditioning and static prevention

Rapeseed can be found in products like these:

INGREDIENT NAME: BEHENYL/OCTYLDODECYL PROPANEDIOL CITRATE CROSSPOLYMER

WHERE IT'S FROM: Coconut & Corn
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for smoothing hair and long lasting conditioning

INGREDIENT NAME: BENZOIC ACID

WHERE IT'S FROM: Synthetic
WHAT IT IS: Synthetic
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used to keep product fresh

INGREDIENT NAME: BIXA ORELLANA (ANNATTO) SEED EXTRACT

WHERE IT'S FROMSeeds of Bixa, Orellana, also called archiote tree or the lipstick plant
WHAT IT IS: Natural
WHY IT'S GREAT
Used to color a product, improving its appearance

INGREDIENT NAME: BUTYLENE GLYCOL

WHERE IT'S FROM: Sugar Cane
WHAT IT IS: Naturally Derived
WHY IT'S GREAT: Used for moisturization and to blend other ingredients into the product