Ingredient Glossary

Use our Ingredient Glossary to truly understand what makes our Sozo Australia Hair Health range unique.

Our Australian haircare products have been formulated with the highest quality all-natural haircare ingredients to provide you with REAL results WITHOUT the chemicals. Here are our most powerful ingredients that make our haircare products just so good.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera)

As the first ingredient in all three of our Sozo Hair Health products, we maximise the benefits of aloe barbadensis leaf juice which is processed from the inner fillet of the aloe vera leaf. It is GMO free and organically grown using sustainable farming practices. We love aloe as it contains vitamins C, E, B12, folic acid and beta carotene known for its anti-ageing powers. Aloe is also an essential ingredient in our formulas as it contains polysaccharides to achieve ultimate moisturisation for your hair.

Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil

Argan oil is rich in vitamin E, carotene and essential fatty acids which provide intense conditioning especially for heat damaged, coloured and dry hair. This ingredient also adds lustre and shine to hair, plus it eliminates frizz, which is why you will find argan oil in our shampoo, conditioner and hair mask

Behentrimonium Chloride (Plant/Vegetable/Naturally Derived)

This is a cationic (positively charged), naturally derived emulsifier and conditioning agent used to hold each product together by combining water and oil phases. This ingredient also assists with detangling your hair and reducing static as it flattens the cuticles. Plus, it conditions without leaving a build-up on your hair and it has a low irritation profile, which means it has superior mildness for your scalp and skin.

Behentrimonium Methosulfate (Plant/Vegetable/Naturally Derived)

This is also a cationic (positively charged) natural vegetable derived emulsifier and conditioning agent that shares its features and benefits with behentrimonium chloride.

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract

This is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins C and E and catechin-polyphenols, which is why green tea leaf extract is known to help moisturise the scalp and dry, damaged hair. Green tea is another powerful ingredient formulated into all three of our products as it helps to reduce the effects of ageing on hair, including hair loss and greying. We don’t know about you, but we sure want to avoid those two signs of ageing for as long as possible! 

Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides (Plant/Vegetable/Naturally Derived)

This is a non-greasy, luxurious emollient used in our conditioner and is made from fractionated medium chain triglycerides. It is also naturally derived from coconut oil.

Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant/Vegetable/Naturally Derived Emulsifier)

This is another naturally derived emulsifier used to combine oil and water phases holding the product together. It is also used to add body and viscosity to our conditioner and hair mask

Citrus Australasica (Finger Lime) Fruit Extract

Rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, folate and alpha hydroxy acids, finger lime fruit extract is known to smooth and repair damaged hair to ultimately create that shine you’ve been wanting. With this ingredient being found in every Sozo Australia Hair Health product, you will also be guaranteed to experience moisturisation of the scalp and hair bulb. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside (Naturally Derived), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Naturally Derived) and Coco-Glucoside (Naturally Derived)

Ever wondered how we can create such great products without the nasty chemicals? Well, it is with the help of ingredients like these, which are all sulphate free surfactants that have good foaming and cleansing properties. These ingredients help to make up the body and structure of our shampoo. Plus, they are biodegradable with low aquatic toxicity and have superior mildness and skin compatibility.

Coco-Caprylate (Plant/Vegetable/Naturally Derived Moisturiser)

This is an emollient naturally derived from coconut oil. It plays an important role in our Hair Health products as a naturally derived silicone alternative.

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil

We have formulated our Hair Health Mask with organically certified coconut oil to provide you with superior absorption and improved detangling abilities, in order for your hair to feel noticeably hydrated and conditioned. Coconut oil is also rich in saturated fatty acids and medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). 

Davidson Jerseyana (Davidson Plum) Fruit Extract

Davidson Plum is a rainforest tree found in Queensland and Northern NSW. We have used the extract from the fruit of this tree in all of our Hair Health products, as it is high in antioxidants and polysaccharides, which provides anti-ageing and hydration benefits for your scalp and hair.

Fructooligosaccharides, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract
Trade Name: MultiMoist CLR™

This is an ECOCERT approved, naturally derived oligosaccharide from beetroot extract. This powerful ingredient used in our hair mask will provide you with conditioned and hydrated hair, to improve combability and reduce static and flyaways. Beetroot extract will also strengthen your hair, reduce breakage and help prevent colour fading, which means it is pretty much an all-rounder ingredient.

Glycerin (Plant/Vegetable/Naturally Derived Moisturiser)

In every Sozo Australia Hair Health product, we use naturally derived glycerin as an emollient and humectant that helps to retain moisture. It is also a key ingredient in improving the feel and performance of our products and it helps to deliver the benefits of the active ingredients we have carefully selected.

Glyceryl Stearate SE (Plant/Vegetable/Naturally Derived)

This is another naturally derived emulsifier used to combine the oil and water phases that hold our products together.

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil

This natural plant oil contains high levels of omega fatty acids and protein which allow for enhanced absorption, leaving you with conditioned, moisturised and shiny hair. This is another hero ingredient that makes our hair mask just so unique and effective. 

Hydrolyzed Adansonia Digitata Seed Extract
Trade Name: Baobab Tein NPNF®

This is a naturally derived peptide from the seeds of the baobab tree, which has been sustainably and ethically sourced. We use this ingredient in our shampoo and hair mask because of the undeniable benefits. Firstly, it is promoted as an anti-ageing product for your hair. Dry, damaged hair will also be repaired, moisturised and strengthened from using this ingredient. Plus, you will experience extra protection for your scalp and hair from any UV-damage. Just like we need to apply sunscreen to our skin for UV protection, you can protect your scalp and hair from the sun simply by using any of our products.

Hydrolyzed Quinoa
Trade Name: Quinoa Pro NPNF®

This is a protein naturally derived from the ancient grain quinoa, which has film forming properties to protect your hair from environmental stress. This is such a powerful ingredient used in our Hair Health range as it also improves hair colour uptake, it enhances colour retention, adds body to your hair and assists in styling. Plus, it increases the shine and overall healthy look of your hair. What more could you want?

Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (Plant/Vegetable/Naturally Derived)

This is a thickening agent used to increase the viscosity of our shampoo. It enhances the overall foaming experience, while still being naturally derived from plant cellulose.

Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Oil (Lavender)

This is a natural steam distilled essential oil from lavender flowers that is known for its soothing properties, perfect for irritated and itchy skin and scalp. This is also the ingredient that contributes to the overall relaxing, spa-like smell of our shampoo and conditioner

Manuka Honey

In our Hair Health Mask, we use 100% pure active Australian manuka honey, which is composed of sugars, proteins, amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, minerals and other minor components. We knew this was a must-have ingredient in our mask as manuka honey is known for its antibacterial and wound healing properties. It is also an emollient and humectant to soothe and condition both skin and hair. 

Melaleuca Alternifolia (Snowflower) Leaf Extract

This is derived from a native Australian plant species and contains active phytonutrients such as gallic acid and flavonols. These are known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin of Vitamin B5 – Nature Identical)

This is the provitamin of D-Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), which is a naturally occurring compound. We use panthenol in our shampoo and conditioner as it moisturises the scalp to improve its overall health and appearance. Plus, it conditions and moisturises split ends and damaged hair. What more could you want in your haircare products?

Polyquarternium 10 (Plant/Vegetable/Naturally Derived Conditioner)

Used in our three Hair Health products, this is a positively charged (cationic) conditioning polymer derived from natural cellulose, which actually flattens the hair cuticles to help with detangling, combability and it reduces static. This ingredient helps to leave your hair and skin feeling smooth and rich. Plus, it improves the gloss and shine of your hair. 

Scents – Naturally Derived Lavender and Coconut

Because we say our products are natural, you can trust that we even use 100% naturally derived essential oils, resins and tinctures to replace chemical based fragrances. The scents of our products are created through using components obtained by physical processes only, including distillation, expression and extraction. This means that there has been absolutely no chemical modification of components.

Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

This is an emollient oil extract from the seed of the desert shrub jojoba. Its unique composition allows for excellent hydration and moisturisation, which is why we knew it would be perfect for our hair mask. Jojoba seed oil also provides non-occlusive protection to your skin and hair.

Sodium Benzoate (Nature Identical), Potassium Sorbate (Nature Identical) and Benzyl Alcohol (Nature Identical)

Preservatives most commonly used in products are usually chemical based. However, because we have committed to only selling absolutely ALL-NATURAL products, we have used these ingredients which are all preservatives based on compounds found in nature. They provide broad spectrum preservation against yeast and mould and have been approved for use in organically certified products.

Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid – Plant/Vegetable Derived)

Sodium Hyaluronate is the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid. If you know anything about skincare, you will know that hyaluronic acid is trending because of its power to keep skin hydrated and youthful due to its high-water retention capability. It is naturally derived by bacterial fermentation using plant sourced glucose and it acts as a natural moisturiser for your skin and hair. In fact, hyaluronic acid creates a moisture barrier around the hair shaft, which ultimately adds volume. So, we knew this was another must-have in our shampoo, conditioner and hair mask.

Sodium Lauroyl Sacrosinate (Naturally Derived – Nature Identical Cleanser)

This is a sulphate free surfactant, cleansing and foaming agent, that is derived from N-methylglycine (sacrosine) which is a naturally occurring amino acid and natural coconut fatty acid. It is biodegradable with low aquatic toxicity and makes up the body of our shampoo. This is mild on your skin and hair but also gives a rich creamy lather, imparting a silky softness and lubricity to your hair.

Tocopherol Acetate (Naturally Derived Vitamin E)

This ingredient is naturally derived vitamin E and is used in our conditioner and hair mask. Due to its antioxidant effects, it supports a healthy scalp and hair and also promotes hair growth as a result of increased blood flow to the hair follicles. Plus, tocopherol maintains the outer coating of your hair to improve your overall shine. Alongside these benefits, it also maintains stability of plant oils in our products by preventing oxidation.


Now you know more about the ingredients we have carefully selected for each of our products, we hope you understand just how much time we have put into making our Sozo Australia Hair Health range truly effective for both your scalp and hair. We have conducted research to ensure our claims are not empty but supported by real facts. When we say natural, we mean NATURAL! And when we say results, we mean RESULTS!