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We all have heard the term Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. An ingredient that is placed in our shampoos to create those fun bubbles that we all thought was keeping our hair clean. A surfactant. A detergent. Yes, your shampoo is a foaming cocktail of ingredients that half the time you can’t pronounce. The problem is, some of the ingredients in your foaming cocktail sound harsh and all too familiar, but really are quite the opposite.
I want to talk about an ingredient called Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate. I know it seems identical and really is two words deep. Have a closer look at the third word if you will! It does not say Sulfate, it says Sulfoacetate. Close enough you say! Hardly close at all! These two ingredient couldn’t be any further apart from each other if they tried.
Let’s break these down into layman’s terms! Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is the cheat detergent that is put into your shampoos to make those big bubbles. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate helps to create those big bubbles too! There’s a catch. Once is a harsh cheap chemical and the other, to your surprise is a natural ingredient. Shocking I know!
So, let’s talk more about this natural ingredient. What do we know about it? Well, it is derived from coconut and palm oils, it is completely 100% safe for our skin. This plant derived ingredient effectively helps to remove oil, dirt and bacteria, without drying or irritating even the most sensitive skin. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is also a hydrophilic, this means it is attracted to water which enables it to dissolve more readily in water, thus providing superior rinse ability!
To break this down even further let’s talk a little basic soap science. To make soap, you need vegetable oil or fat to be mixed with a high alkaline ingredient such as lye. When this happens you create an product that likes oil and water. Many soaps are anionic which means that they have a negative charge on the big soap molecule that needs to be balanced by a positive charged molecule such as sodium ion. So to break down the ingredient Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate:
Sodium is the what is called the counter ion
Lauryl simply refers to a type of oil from the coconut that is 12 Carbon units long (olive oil is made of oleic acid that is 18 carbons long)
Sulfoacetate refers to the water loving part of the molecule. Sulfur helps the acetate (vinegar) portion of the molecule create more stable bubbles and softer lather.
I know it’s hard to know the difference between some of the ingredients in the shampoos and conditioners out there when you can’t even pronounce half of them. So now you know the difference between Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate. Two of the most commonly confused ingredients in shampoos.
SLI Beauty stands tall behind Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate. We are a Sulfate Free- Paraben Free-Phthalate Free-Salt Free private label hair care company. Offering up a choice to consumers in the industry.
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Methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben? What are these parabens and why is there such a buzz about them? Studies are showing more and more concern about these clever little preservatives.
First, we need to establish what a paraben is exactly. Now many of them have different characteristics, but let speak generally here. A paraben is a preservative that is put into an array of our everyday products. Speaking with regards to the beauty industry, you can find them in your deodorant, mascara, hair care products, skin care products, lipsticks, eye shadows and list goes on and on. You can’t turn a corner without having to rub them on your body.
Parabens have been established as a low cost method to preserve products in the beauty industry. Many studies suggest that parabens are a leading cause in different cancers. Especially, that in when talking about women and breast cancer. Our skin is the largest organ and anything that you apply to it is going to be absorbed directly into your bloodstream. A growing concern is the fact that parabens are showing to mimic estrogen in women and are being found to effect the endocrine system.
Parabens are tricky. For example, grape seed extract is viewed as a natural preservative, but when studied, was found to contain methylparaben. The only difference is that when parabens are consumed vs applied to the skin can be processed and excreted. When applied onto the skin and absorbed, stay in the body a lot longer. Used to slow down the growth of bacteria in a product and increase the shelf life, parabens were thought to be getting the job done. Let’s have a closer look at what can be done instead. Instead of compromising your endocrine system, compromising your body’s ability to identify it’s estrogen, compromising your overall health.
Rosemary Extract Oil is and excellent antioxidant that can help to extend the shelf life of a hair care product. Honey in an undiluted form acts as an amazing bacteria barrier, also Bee Propolis can be used. This is a blend of beeswax and resins that contain both antibacterial and anti fungal properties. Lemon also acts as preservative to help slow down the growth of bacteria, thus improving the shelf life of a product. D-alpha Tocopherol or better known as Vitamin E is an excellent preservative to help prevent oils in products from going rancid. Natural sources such as Lavender, Tea Tree and Eucalyptus are excellent preservatives because of their antiseptic qualities.
SLI Beauty believes in making products that are 100% paraben free. Using a variety of natural sources to preserve our products, while striving to find more sources so that we can remain on the cutting edge of remaining paraben free.
Although studies still prove to be inconclusive, we know enough about how our bodies absorb different chemicals and the effect those chemicals could have on our bodies. This is why SLI Beauty has chosen to remain paraben free and not cut costs to find a cheaper, less safe of a method to preserve our products. Why take the chance when the chance is there?
Parabens have been used for decades now as the number one preservative. SLI Beauty is proud to offer our clients the paraben free option when creating their private label hair care lines. A safer, cleaner approach to hair care.
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If you haven’t heard of Argan Oil yet, then listen up! It’s the latest rage, even though it has been used for its beneficial purposes for the past centuries. This Moroccan oil that is grown in Aoulouz is where certified organic agriculture is grown has become a major player in the hair care and skin care scene.
The way in which the Argan oil is harvested rather interesting. The fruit is picked and the nut is then extracted from the fruit. The nut is roasted, once the nut has cooled it is ground. Water is added to the ground powder which forms a type of paste. From this paste the Argan Oil is hand extracted.
The benefits of Argan oil on the hair include; restores incredible shine to hair, repairs split ends, strengthens hair, and some even say it helps speed up hair growth. The benefits of Argan Oil does not stop at the hair, it has amazing anti-aging properties and has even been said to help with minor skin irritations such as eczema and psoriasis. This oil is even gentle enough for babies skin. It truly is a remarkable product. It also contains Vitamin E which is used to speed up healing time of scars and acne.
SLI Beauty now introduces an Argan Oil Treatment. Now you can brand your own Argan Oil treatment, include it as a back bar treatment in the salon or retail it to your clientele. The best part is that you can custom fragrance your Argan Oil treatment, so that it reflects you, your salon and the mood you want the treatment to set within your clientele.
SLI Beauty products are sulfate free – phthalate free – paraben free – salt free. Plus, our minimum orders is only 250 units per SKU. Since this is substantially lower than the industry’s typical 1000-5000 units per SKU, it makes it easy to get started with a complete product line.
For more information on how to get started with SLI Beauty and creating your private label line. Also for more information on SLI Beauty Argan Oil Treatment, contact us;
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SLI Beauty Team
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If you don’t know about the benefits of Shea butter already, you are about to find out.
Shea butter is a trans dermal oil, which means that it has the capability to penetrate past the first layer of the dermis into its underlying layers. This is a phenomenal way to keep moisture locked in and to get to the root of the problem.
When Shea butter is used on the skin, it can vastly improve dry skin, sunburns, eczema and other minor skin irritations.
The cheapest and easiest way to extract Shea butter is to use a chemical extraction method, which strips the Shea butter of its natural vitamins and the natural healing properties that come with using it topically. SLI Beauty has its raw Shea butter extracted in the most natural way possible. The process includes picking the Shea Nut from the Shea tree, from there it is cracked, grilled and then pounded to extract the butter from the nut. Once this is finished it is boiled for a number of hours until the Shea butter rises to the top where it is scooped into gourds and left to cool. This is where you get the rawest form of Shea Butter.
SLI Beauty believes in using the rawest form of Shea Butter to ensure that the products it goes into receive its maximum benefits. When creating a private label line you have an opportunity to experience this natural wonder. The product is called Shea Butter Treatment. This product contains the raw Shea Butter, not to mention other beneficial ingredients such as emu oil, which is in fact another trans-dermal oil. ( This oil is only used from the animals that are already harvested for the meat and instead of leaving the rest go to waste, is used for its many beneficial features.) Emu oil benefits include; regenerative hair growth and increase hair’s cellular activity(up to three times it’s normal activity). Emu oil is also a very effective anti-fungal and antibacterial agent, which will help lift any residue on the hair and scalp. This oil also is a major moisturizing agent, making it an excellent ingredient to add to a product that needs extra conditioning. Vitamin E is also another ingredient in the Shea Butter Treatment, which helps with hair growth and helps to maintain moisture in the hair.
Another benefit of the Shea Butter Treatment aside from its deep penetrating conditioner is the fact that it also contains Sage as an ingredient. Sage has been selected as an ingredient for this treatment, because of its incredible scalp clarifying properties. It deep cleans the oils and impurities away from the scalp while improving conditions like psoriasis.
The Shea Butter Treatment has undergone testing over the past 6 years and has been found not only to improve minor scalp irritations, but to also help problematic thinning hair. With conditions such as thinning hair or pattern baldness, what often happens is a “cap” is formed over the scalp and this clogs the hair follicle preventing hair growth. The Shea Butter Treatment actually removes the “cap” , cleaning out the follicle, allowing for any trapped hairs to be released.
This is an excellent retail product for clients with scalp irritations and that may be experiencing thinning hair. This is also a great treatment product within the salon to offer its clientele. Simple warm Shea Butter Treatment in your palms, massage the treatment into the hair, place in cap and add heat for 10-15 minutes. This product is also great for sunburns or minor skin irritations. A dual product with amazing results.
This product can be a part of your private label line. Please contact SLI Beauty for more information regarding this product and its benefits.
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SLI Beauty Team
There are many choices when it comes to building a private label line. So many choices in fact that it could get confusing. SLI Beauty has a step by step program that will help salon owners build the private label line that will meet the needs of the salon, stylist, and its clientele.
Not only will SLI Beauty assign you a project manager that will walk you through the completely customizable process, but now SLI Beauty offers marketing solutions to help you maximize your selling potential.
Creating a private label process with SLI Beauty means being able to create products that reflect you and your salon. The entire process is customizable, from packaging to labeling, from fragrance to formulation.
To learn more about SLI Beauty and the private label process:
Phone: 1 (888) 595-7999
Many salon owners in the hair care industry are feeling the frustrations of professional hair care retail. There is an answer to the frustrations, an option that allows the salon owner to take control back of their retail and profit.
Private label hair care is providing an empowering solution to:
1) Professional hair care products turning up on your local drug store or grocery story shelves.
2) Putting money into the big hair care corporations, instead of their own pockets.
3) Salons who have a brand, but can’t find creative ways to expand it.
These are just a few reasons why private label hair care is providing relief. When building a private label line:
1) You control the exclusivity of your products.
2) You turn money out for product and put it right back into your pockets.
3) Having a brand that you are able to create puts a sense of faith back into branding and creates an exciting experience for the owner and their staff.
Creating a private label line allows you as the salon owner to tailor your line around your needs. Carry products that you know you will never sell, that just take space up on your shelf are not servicing anyone. Being able to create products that fit your needs and the needs of your clients is going to elevate the pressure to push retail from your shelves no one wants.
The clientele of SLI Beauty enjoys the exclusivity of their product lines. No more trying to battle local drug stores. They can only come to you for the hair care answers they are looking for.
At SLI Beauty every client is important to us and the privacy of every client is important as well. We take pride in the meaning of “Private” label. We do not disclose any of our clients or their lines.
Along with the fact that SLI Beauty is a completely customizable solutions to private label hair care. You select the product/formulation, fragrance, packaging,design,etc. This is your line and we want it to represent you.
To learn more about SLI Beauty and private label hair care contact us at:
Phone: 1 (888) 595-7999
“Put your salon’s name on the most natural and organic private label hair care products possible.”