Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol*, Behentrimonium Methosulfate*, Glycerin*, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Lauryl Glucoside*, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Glyceryl Laurate*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil+, Rice Amino Acids*, Citric Acid*, Sodium Gluconate*#, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)*, Anthyllis Vulneraria Flower Extract*, Fusanus Spicatus Wood Oil* (Australian Sandalwood), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil+, Lecithin*#, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)*, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C)*, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil*, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Linalool^, Farnesol^. 120510v01
*derived from botanical sources, +Certified Organic, #GMO Free, ^from essential oils
~ The Sulfate free claim, is a term used commonly by the natural beauty industry, specifically referring to the two harsh cleansers found in traditional shampoos, known as SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate). These strong cleansers can strip oils causing irritation to the skin and scalp. No A'kin products contain SLS or SLES and therefore are referred to as sulfate free.
Not all sulfates are bad. Behenyltrimonium Methosulfate (also called BTMS) is one of the good sulfates. It is an oily wax and an extremely mild conditioning ingredient, to moisturise your hair and scalp vs. stripping natural oils away. It is also more degradable than many other conditioning ingredients.