Ingredients

Our colours contains some of the best natural ingredients to produce a gentle colour which gives a superb result every time. Their natural and certified organic ingredients, along with their functions, are listed below.

Colours

Ingredient Derived From Function
PEG-2 Oleamine Soya Bean Moisturising Gel Base
Agua Purified Water Low Level Base
Oleic Acid Palm Nut Moisturiser
Hydrolysed Wheat Protein Wheat Conditioner
Perfume Banana Fragrance
Certified Organic Symphytum Officianale Comfrey Extract Scalp Soothing Agent
Certified Organic Citrus Grandis Grapefruit Extract Anti Bacterial
Certified Organic Citrus Dulcis Orange Extract Antioxidant
Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Antioxidant
Tocopheryl Acetate Vitamin E Antioxidant
Sodium Sulphite Mineral Antioxidant
Sodium Hydrosulphite Mineral Antioxidant
PEG-7 Coco Glycerides Coconut Anti Irritant
Cocamide Coconut Lathering & Thickening
ETA*/MEA* Coconut pH Adjuster
Alcohol Denatured Corn Viscosity Adjuster

* ETA = Ethanolamine, also called MEA = Monoethanolamine

Activators

Ingredient Derived From Function
Certified Organic Anthemis Noblis Chamomile Extract Soothing Agent
Pharmaceutical Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Purified Water & Oxygen Oxidizing Agent
Polyquarterium Plant Cellulose Conditioning Agent
EDTA Tetrasodium Food Antioxidant Stabalizer
Pheoxethanol Potassium Sorbate Vitamin E Preservative
Etidronic Acid Mineral pH Adjuster

Notes

  1. Organic Color Systems contains no ammonia, formaldehyde, propylene glycol, or resorcinol and is the most natural and organic permanent hair color available worldwide.
  2. Organic Color Systems’ activators contain only pharmaceutical grade hydrogen peroxide, which is the same peroxide used in eye drops.
  3. Some of Organic Color Systems include mineral pigments. If mineral pigments are included in the color, only the smallest amounts (an average of 00.006) are used. Organic Color Systems employs only the purest and most natural virgin minerals available including HC Yellow 2, HC Red 3, 4- Chlororesorcinol, 2-Amino-4-Hydroxyethylamino-Anisole, 4-Amino-Hydroxytoluene, M- Aminophenol, 2-Methly Resorcinol, Phenylenediamine, P-Aminophenol.
  4. Chlororesorcinol and Methyl Resorcinol is a different compound than Resorcinol (which is highly toxic). Resorcinol is not used in any Organic Color Systems products.
  5. Monoethanolamine and Ethanolamine are coconut derived organic chemical compounds, which are far less corrosive than ammonia or ammonia hydroxide and are used at levels below 00.004 in Organic Color Systems.
  6. Organic Color Systems’ pH is 9 and Naturlite’s pH is 10 while ammoniated color and bleach lighteners have a pH of 11.5.

In Depth

  • Our hair colours contain no ammonia, formaldehyde, propylene glycol, or resorcinol and is the most natural and organic permanent hair colour available worldwide.
  • Activators contain only pharmaceutical grade hydrogen peroxide, which is the same peroxide used in eye drops.
  • Some of our hair colours include mineral pigments. If mineral pigments are included in the colour, only the smallest amounts (an average of 00.006) are used. Our hair colours employ only the purest and most natural virgin minerals available including HC Yellow 2, HC Red 3, 4- Chlororesorcinol, 2-Amino-4-Hydroxyethylamino-Anisole, 4-Amino-Hydroxytoluene, M- Aminophenol, 2-Methly Resorcinol, Phenylenediamine, P-Aminophenol.
  • Chlororesorcinol and Methyl Resorcinol is a different compound than Resorcinol (which is highly toxic). Resorcinol is not used in any of our colour products.
  • Monoethanolamine and Ethanolamine are coconut derived organic chemical compounds, which are far less corrosive than ammonia or ammonia hydroxide and are used at levels below 00.004 in Organic Color Systems.
  • Our hair colour’s pH is 9 and Naturlite’s pH is 10 while ammoniated colour and bleach lighteners have a pH of 11.5.

Our hair colours do not contain ammonia, resorcinol, formaldehyde, or p-toluenediamine (2,5 diamine toluene or 4-Methoxytoluene-2,5-diamine as banned by the European Union CAS No. 56496-88-9) or any other ingredient banned from use in professional hair colour by any Government Authority regulating our ingredients. Our hair colour has been specifically formulated to be the most natural, organic, and cruelty-free professional hair colour available word-wide without sacrificing the supreme performance demanded by the most creative colourists. More information on ingredients banned by the European Union from use in cosmetics can be found here.

Natural soothing and anti-inflammatory agents, such as certified organic chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis) and certified organic comfrey (Symphytum Officinale).

Antioxidants slow down or prevent oxidative reactions in the body. Although necessary for life, oxygen is a highly reactive molecule which can cause damage by producing free radicals. Antioxidants prevent and repair damage done to the body by these free radicals. Organic colour Systems includes the natural antioxidants certified organic orange (Citrus Dulcis) and grapefruit (Citrus Grandis), as well as vitamins C and E.

The conditioning and moisturising function is fulfilled by Hydrolysed Wheat Protein, which also helps to strengthen hair.

The organic ingredients have been certified by the Soil Association which is the UK’s leading campaigning and certification organisation for organic food and farming.