If you’re fan of exotic ingredients and non-tranditional shampoo and conditioner formulas, you might enjoy Surya Brasil’s Amazonia Precioisa line.
Unlike most “natural” shampoos that are based on classic surfactants like sodium laureth sulfate with a drop of natural extract added, Surya Brasil starts with a relatively unusual combination of Glutamates (amino acid derived cleansing agent) with a sucrose cocoate (from sugar) and decyl glucoside (from corn). Then they add a variety of indigenous Brazilan extracts.
I doubt the extracts add any functionality in a rinse off shampoo but the mix of surfactants gives you a very unusual lather that will not be as potentially drying as some of the stronger surfactants. The lather is very thin but creamy. However, this kind of formula doesn’t provide much conditioning to the formula so you may be disappointed if you’re s fan of Pantene like two-in-one products.
Ucuuba Shampoo Ingredients
Aqua (Deionized Water), Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Sucrose Cocoate*, Decyl Glucoside, Dehydroacetic Acid (and) Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Dipterix Odorata (Cumaru) Extract, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Virola Sebífera (Ucuuba) Butter*, Aniba Canelilla (Preciosa) Essential Oil.
Cupuaçu Conditioner Ingredients
(Note: the ingredient info on the bottle is different from the website) Aqua (Deionized Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Vegetable Glycerin, Orbignya Oleifera (Babaçu) Seed Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone, Parfum (Fragrance), BHT, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Dissodium EDTA, Vírola Sebífera (Ucuuba) Seed Butter, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Organic Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone (and) Methylisothiazolinone.
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