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OUR INGREDIENTS

Some Key Ingredients Used in ABOVE RUBIES PRODUCTS®:

Alkyl Esters: Alkyl Esters is the silkiest of all esters and is created from a simple reaction of Benzoic Acid and C12-15 Fatty Alcohols (Coconut Oil).

Hair Benefit: smooth silky feel, detangler, gloss

Aloe Butter: Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract.

Hair Benefit: Aloe Butter is great emollient, and for added softness, and hydration.

Aloe Vera Juice: Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice

Hair Benefit: Stimulates the production of new hair loss or thinning. Helps tame excessive frizz, dryness, and oiliness. Acidic pH properties which assist in tightly closing the hair cuticle.

Apricot Kernel Oil: The apricot tree belongs to the rose family. This fruit contains high amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, dietary fiber and potassium

Hair Benefit: Light non-greasy oil. Improves hair growth and textures, add softness and shine. Keeps roots moisturized, stimulates the follicles, and reduces moisture loss.

Avocado Oil: A tree native to Mexico and Central America, classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. Avocado or alligator pear also refers to the fruit, botanically a large berry that contains a single seed.

Hair Benefit: Penetrates, stimulates blood flow to hair follicles. Fatty acids, high levels of antioxidants, vitamin E, highly moisturizing, unclogs blocked follicles.

Bamboo Extract: Is a tribe of floweringperennialevergreen plants in the grass family Poaceae.

Bamboo is one of the highest sources of natural silica which is responsible for it's incredible strength, and suppleness. Bamboo is known to be stronger than steel.

Hair Benefit: Strengthening properties, scalp clarification, improves moisture and sheen.

Batana Oil: Batana Oil comes from La Moskitia, Honduras. La Moskitia is on the northeast side of Honduras on what they call the Mosquito coast. Extracted from the nut of the American palm (Elaeis oleifera) - as a skin and hair treatment. It encourages thick, shiny hair and repairs damaged hair. Each tree produces from 10 to 20 very large bunches of fruit each year, from which 2 to 4 liters of raw oil can be extracted. The fruit is boiled and then pounded to remove the orange outer shell. The nuts are washed, sun-dried and cracked using a stone to release the kernel. These are cooked over a fire until the oil is extracted. Finally the hot oil is poured into glass bottles where it cools into a thick paste.

Hair Benefits: Encourages thick, shiny hair and repairs damaged hair.

Behentrimonium Methosulfate: (BTMS) Cationic quaternary compound, derived from rapeseed oil. BTMS shares none of a “sulfate’s” potentially harmful characteristics.

Hair Benefit: Detangling, and conditioning properties, penetrates hair shaft rather than coating, controls static.

Camellia Seed Oil: Camellia is a genus of flowering plants in the familyTheaceae. Camellia seed is rich in vitamins, A, B, E and nourishing minerals.

Hair Benefit: Penetrates quickly, moisturizing, rich in fatty acids, great for brittle hair.

Cetyl Alcohol: Helps increase efficiency of BTMS. This is a fatty alcohol that is derived from coconut and palm oils. An emollient (hair softner).

Hair Benefit: Moisturizer

Chamomile: An aromatic perennial herb (Chamaemelum nobile) in the composite family.

Hair Benefit: Chamomile is also found to be highly effectual in preventing and eliminating dandruff. In addition, it also soothes irritated scalp. Wonderful hair lightener

Cocoa Butter: a pale-yellow, edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean

Hair Benefit: Increased manageability and moisture. Cocoa butter can help prevent hair loss due to breakage or an inherently fine texture. It can also help alleviate scalp itching and irritation

Cucumber Extract: Cucumber fruit extract in a base of glycerin and water, preserved with phenoxyethanol. Cucumber has a high content in minerals, potassium and sulfur

Hair Benefit: softens and nourishes hair

Cupuaçu Butter: From a cupuacu fruit tree of the chocolate family, native to the northern Amazon.

Hair Benefit: butter has proven to be beneficial for brittle, dry hair due to it's long lasting hydration properties to replenish moisture while promoting a healthy shine.

Fir Silver: De-congests follicles and prevents build up

Flaxseed: The seed of flax, used to produce linseed oil and medicinal emollients., rich in fatty acids.

Hair Benefit: shine, natural and nourishing.

Fragrance Oil: 100% concentrated oil

Hair Benefit: added fragrance

Frankincense: Essential oil

Hair Benefit: Rejuvenates dry hair

Geranium: Essential oil

Hair Benefit: Improves circulation

Grapefruit Essential Oil: The essential oil of Grapefruit is rich in antioxidants. Primarily, it has a wealth of Vitamin-C.

Green Tea: Made from fresh leaves of the same plant as black tea, has some different properties.

Hair Benefit: Stimulate hair growth, strengthens, moisturizes, and reduces oil build up, and helps rid hair of dandruff and psoriasis. Green tea blocks the dihydrotesterone (DHT) hormone, which causes shedding.

Hydrolyzed Silk Protein: Protein that has been hydrolyzed or broken down into its component amino acids. Silk protein is a water-soluble, high molecular weight hydrolyzed silk protein in a 20% solution that forms moisture retentive films.

Hair Benefit: Provides conditioning properties, elasticity, moisture balance, silky softness and natural gloss.

Lemongrass Essential Oil: Lemongrass essential oil (Cymbopagon flexuosus) is created by steam distilling the leaves/blades from this grass.

Hair Benefit: ability to penetrate the cortex of the hair follicle, filling in gaps and damage, resulting in shinier and more manageable hair.

Mango Butter: Mango butter is extracted from the kernels of the mango, which grows in the tropical climates of the world. Rich antioxidant, vitamin A and E.

Hair Benefit: Contains high levels of fatty acids making it an intense moisturizer. Promotes cell regeneration.

Monoi Tahiti Butter: Infused perfume-oil made from soaking Tahitian gardenias petals in coconut oil.

Hair Benefit: Moisturizer, seals in moisture, provides shine, mends split ends, light non-greasy, absorbs quickly, natural scent.

Moringa Oil: Native to parts of Africa and Asia, is the solegenus in the flowering plantfamily Moringaceae. The miracle tree, which leaves and pods can be eaten for good nutrition.

Hair Benefit: Antioxidants, vitamin A, B, C and E improves blood circulation in scalp, stimulates hair follicles, promote growth.

Optiphen Plus: Preservative consisting of Phenoxyethanol (an aromatic ether alcohol), Sorbic Acid (a natural acid that offers protection from yeast, fungus and mold) and Caprylyl Glycol (an emollient base). Paraben and formaldehyde free.

Palm Oil: Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from the mesocarp (reddish pulp) of the fruit of the oil palms, primarily the African oil palm.

Hair Benefit: Penetrating oil, which contains lipids and saturated fats that feed the hair shaft, eliminating dryness. Palm oil leaves hair soft and manageable.

Panthenol:Is the alcohol analog of pantothenic acid (vitamin B 5), and is thus a Pro-vitamin of B 5

Hair Benefit: Humectant (which helps hair absorb and retain moisture), elasticity, shine and detangler.

Purified Water: Is water that is mechanically filtered or processed to be cleaned for consumption. Distilled water and deionized (DI) water have been the most common forms of purified water, but water can also be purified by otherprocesses including reverse osmosis, carbon filtering, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, ultravioletoxidation, or electrodialysis.

Hair Benefit: Softness, and shine

Rosemary Essential Oil: Rosemary essential oil is great as a disinfectant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial.

Hair Benefit: stimulates hair growth

Shea Butter: An off- white or ivory-colored fat extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree. Shea butter is a triglyceride (fat) derived mainly from stearic acid and oleic acid

Hair Benefit: Heavy moisturizer, sealer, makes brittle hair soft, protects and mends split ends. Rich in Vitamin F and contains the essential fatty acids that protect and revitalize damaged hair and scalp.

Sweet Almond Oil: A light-weight, golden-brown oil which is extracted from sweet almond nuts

Hair Benefit: Sealant, locks in moisture, nourishes hair, smoothes hair cuticles, boost shine.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil: This evergreen tree has dark green leaves and white flowers and bright orange round fruit with roughish skin. The trees are native to China, but are now cultivated extensively in America.

Hair Benefit: eliminates toxins and stimulates. Sweet orange oil has a sweet, fresh and tangy smell.

Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the tea tree.

Hair Benefit: Tea tree oil unblocks the sebaceous glands and encourages the flow of the scalp’s own moisturizing oils while clearing away dead skin cells. Tea tree essential oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, fungicide, insecticide, antiseptic, and stimulant.

Vegemoist: is a food grade moisturizer, and anti-irritant, naturally, derived from a renewable source of Beet Sugar. Humectant.

Hair Benefit: Unlike traditional humectants, which draw moisture from the environment, VegeMoist adds hydration directly, through its abundant source of saccharine, making it a suitable choice for any climate or environment

Watermelon Seed: Watermelon seed oil is made from extracting the outer shell of a watermelon seed and then drying the remains of the seed

Hair Benefit: highly moisturizing, rich in linoleic and

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