Ingredient Glossary

Purifico pods are made with 100% natural fragrances, crafted from top-quality essential oils and 100% natural cleansers, moisturizers and foaming agents—which include plant-based surfactants that are mild, yet effective. If you are a numbers person, we are 98% naturally derived.*

we know it as you best know it as derived from what it is, & why we use it
Natural ethyl alcohol Alcohol Corn A solvent, present in the shampoos, to bring chloride into the conditioning agent. Formulas contain less than 1%
Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice Aloe vera Aloe plant An herbal remedy, used for centuries, that is high in antioxidants and known for its soothing qualities
Argania spinosa kernel oil Argan oil Argan nuts An oil, good for all skin types, that can help provide light moisture; for hair, is known to increase shine and decrease frizz
Artemisia vulgaris Armoise oil Artemisia herba-alba, which grows in the Moroccan desert Also known as mugwort, an oil that helps maintain oil balance and is revered for its skin protective qualities
Behentrimonium chloride A conditioner Rapeseed (canola) seeds—which are part of the mustard family Conditioning agent for skin and hair that helps defrizz, thanks to its antistatic qualities
Butyrospermum parkii Shea oil Shea nuts Rich in vitamin E, a rich oil that can help soften hair and skin
Butylene glycol Organic alcohol Petroleum

A humectant that helps condition skin and hair through water retention

Calophyllum tacamahaca seed oil Tamanu oil Tamanu nuts Often called a miracle ingredient, an emollient with healing, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and helps moisturize skin
Caprylyl glycol Alcohol Caprylic acid, found naturally found in palm and coconut oils Humectant that helps condition skin and hair due to its ability toretain water
Diglycerin Glycerin dimer Vegetable fats A large molecule
“double glycerin,” this humectant helps provide long-lasting moisture and conditions your skin; also, softens hair
Dihydroxypropyl arginine HCL Dihydroxypropyl arginine HCL The amino acid arginine, and glycerin A moisturizing ingredient that can help improve the texture of skin
Disodium coco-glucoside citrate Sugar-based glucose Fermented sugar and fatty acids in coconuts A sugar surfactant that is mild and good for those with sensitive skin
Eucalyptus globulus Eucalyptus oil Leaves from the eucalyptus tree With a minty, energizing aroma, an oil that provides an uplifting sensory experience that is also known for its antiseptic properties
FD&C Blue 1* A synthetic dye This is a molecule that is characterized as a triarylmethane dye A safe, food-grade quality dye, present in the formula at extremely low levels (.0001%-.001%) and used simply for aesthetic reasons (to make the pods colorful)
Gelidiella acerosa extract Algae extract Seaweed A rare ingredient in personal care, this seaweed extract provides moisturizing and soothing properties
Glycerin Glycerin Vegetable fats A humectant that helps retain moisture and conditions your skin; also, softens hair
Hypnea musciformis extract Algae extract Seaweed Known as a “secret” ingredient, adds moisture, soothes skin and can help promote a youthful appearance
Juniperus virginiana Cedarwood oil Needles, leaves, bark and berries of cedar trees An aromatherapeutic oil that can help relax the body and clear the mind
Lavender essential oil Lavender Lavender flower An oil that is most well-known for promoting calm, but also helps to restore balance
Mauritia flexuosa fruit oil Buriti oil The fruit of the Moriche palm tree A highly effective emollient, rich in unsaturated fatty acids and vitamins E and A, that helps moisturize and rehydrate skin
Mentha spicata Spearmint oil Spearmint plant As aromatherapy oil that helps promote a feeling of balance and has an uplifting fragrance
Moringa oleifera seed oil Moringa oil Seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree An easily absorbing oil that can help balance and nourish all skin types; and also helps moisturize hair
and scalp
Panthenol Pro-vitamin B-5 D-pantolactone (found in vegetables and wheat germ) D-pantolactone (found in vegetables and wheat germ)
A plant-based acid compound that moisturizes, soothes and hydrates—and for hair, helps smooth and de-frizz
Vitis vinifera Grapeseed oil Seeds of grapes A sealant that helps keep moisture in the hair follicle; coats hair without a greasy feel or weighing it down
Phenoxyethanol Glycol ether Found naturally in green tea, but the commercial ingredient is synthetically produced in a laboratory creating what’s termed a “nature identical” chemical This is a common and proven safe preservative
that prevents microorganisms from growing in products
Polyglyceryl-2-caprate An ester of capric acid and Diglycerin Derived from plant oils such as cocoa butter, canola, and soybean An emulsifier, used in our handwash formula, that also has anti-microbial properties
Pogostemon cablin Patchouli oil Leaves of the patchouli plant As aromatherapy, this oil can help ease stress and anxiety but can also help combat oily hair or scalp issues
Polyquaterium-10 Ammonium salt Phospholipid polymer (natural fatty acids) A conditioner used for its anti-static and moisturizing properties
Polyquaterium-51 Ammonium salt Phospholipid polymer (natural fatty acids) A conditioner that acts as a humectant and adds moisture
Potassium olivoyl hydrolyzed oat protein Oat protein Olive fatty acid chloride and hydrolyzed oat protein A protein that works as a cleansing surfactant
Propylene glycol Organic alcohol Vegetable sources An alcohol that conditions skin by attracting water and lightly moisturizing
Rosmarinus officinalis L Rosemary oil Rosemary plant An oil with a woodsy aroma that can help enhance clarity
Sclerocarya Birrea seed oil Marula oil Nuts of the marula tree A fast-absorbing oil rich in antioxidants and used for its moisturizing and emollient properties
Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate Sarkosyl Sarcosine, a naturally-occurring amino acid A mild, natural surfactant that is used to create foam and emulsify skin and hair. Not to be confused with sodium lauryl sulfate
Sorbic acid Sorbic acid Berries of the rowan tree Natural preservative to prevent microbial contamination and spoilage
Styrene/acrylates copolymer* Opacifyer Synthetic polymer styrene and acrylic acid An opacifier (e.g., creates a creamy appearance) that has a booster effect for foaming. In formula at less than 1%
Tocopheryl acetate Vitamin E Vegetable oils This naturally-made form of vitamin E serves as an antioxidant and also helps soothe skin
Water H2O Hydrogen and oxygen Needed to help product flow into your hand, but we use only a fraction compared to up to 80% water concentration found in traditional shampoos and body washes


*Only our opacifying agent and dyes are derived from synthetic sources and are present at extremely low levels (.0001%-.001%).