"Clean" is all about ingredient safety over source, using both synthetic and natural ingredients. While it may be a surprise, not all natural ingredients are safe and not all synthetic ingredients are unsafe. As a "Clean" brand Scotch Porter is focused on not using materials that are known to be harmful or irritating, but instead ones that are safe and effective.
Has polysaccharides that give hydrating, anti-inflammatory benefits and allow for aloe to help provide a protetive barrier on the skin. It has phytosterols which help to sooth itchniess and irritation while also helps protect to prevent TEWL.
Helps to hydrate and soften hair. With its high content of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamin E, the benefits of Argan oil naturally help increase hair's elasticity and consistently restores shine to dull, lifeless hair.
AVOCADO SEED OIL
Avocado oil is extremely rich in oleic acid and monounsaturated fats, making it one of few oils that can actually penetrate the hair shaft and moisturize your hair, rather than sitting on top and coating your hair. These fats also strengthen the hair shaft and help prevent breakage.
Known to be a key ingredient for strong hair, skin and nails. Biotin is a water-soluble B complex vitamin, which our body cannot store, so it should be utilized from external sources. Deficiency of this vitamin can cause a rash on the skin or scalp, along with dull, brittle appearance of the hair and nails.
Given its vitamin A and essential fatty acids (which include rare long-chain EFAs), burdock root can help strengthen your hair by nourishing your hair roots. It assists in reducing itching, redness and other symptoms, as well as promotes hair growth.
Improves blood circulation which promotes healthier hair follicles.
IRISH MOSS & TRACE MINERALS
Known to contain 92 of the 102 trace minerals that the human body requires to function this powerful anti-oxidant promotes anti-bacterial and anti-viral skin-boosting properties.
JOJOBA SEED OIL
Jojoba is rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish hair, including vitamin C, B vitamins, vitamin E, copper, and zinc. Because it strengthens hair, it is also thought that jojoba oil can prevent hair loss and promote hair thickness.
Combines the strength of kale, carrot, and lemon into one nutrient blend to condition, moisturize and fight signs of damage.
Oat flour and tapioca starch helps to absorb oils whilst being gentle on skin and beard for daily use.
A gentle alpha hydroxy acid, works to dissolve dead skin cells to help smooth and brighten skin.
Licorice Root is a plant extract that has skin-soothing properties. In addition, licorice root may be effective in improving the look of an uneven skin tone. One of its components, known as glabridin, is a potent antioxidant and skin-soothing ingredient, which is why licorice is often used in products meant for sensitive, irritated skin.
A natural source of Vitamin E and Omega Fatty Acids that work to strengthen and protect hair for strong shiny hair.
Native to Africa, Marula oil is produced from the fruit of the marula tree and is well known for its intense moisturization minus clogging the pores of the skin.
Meadowsweet (Spiraea ulmaria - also known as Filipendula ulmaria) has been used since the Bronze Age. Traditional herbalists knew of meadowsweet’s usefulness as a treatment for fevers, colds and aches, and it was one of many sacred plants of the Druids.
MORINGA SEED OIL
A nutrient rich oil that is known to heal and protect dry hair and skin.
Rich in Vitamin A, C, D, B and also, a good source of protein and amino acids, Stinging Nettle Leaf aka Nettle Leaf, can help promote hair growth. Also, rich in Silica and Sulphur, Nettle Leaf assists with making hair shinier and healthier.
Peony Root Extract is an antioxidant that is well known in boosting skin clarity. Over time, the appearance of one’s complexion diminishes—age spots increase and natural oils decrease making skin dull and dry looking.
We use Pomegranate enzymes as a safe mean of exfoliation. Exfoliation is a very important part of a healthy skin care regimen and serves to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells that traps both bacteria and sebum.
RICE BRAN EXTRACT
Rich in omega fatty acids that work to nourish and protect dry, frizzy hair.
Rich in vitamins a, e and other essential fatty acids that provide long term skin and hair health benefits while also providing instant control and conditioning.
A quick absorbing, plant-based moisturizer that is high in antioxidants for instant hydration and long-lasting protection.
SUNFLOWER SEED OIL
A lightweight oil known for its anti-inflammatory properties and can help reducing skin inflammation, beardruff and ease itchiness.
Rich in anti-inflammatory and immunomodulator properties, turmeric provides a potential option to help counter the inflammatory component of hair loss.
WHITE WILLOW BARK
White Willow Bark Extract contains Salicylic acid which is a powerful exfoliant. Salicylic acid when applied to skin prevents buildup of dead skin cells, a leading cause of acne and hair bumps.
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