Ingredient Glossary

Use our Ingredient Glossary to truly understand what makes our Sozo Australia Hair Health range unique to anything else you’ve tried before.

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

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera)

As the first ingredient in our Sozo Hair Health Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask, we maximise the benefits of aloe barbadensis leaf juice (instead of water) 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.

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract & Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil

Unique to our range of all-natural, Australian hair products, our Scalp & Hair Health Serum is an ultra-lightweight oil-based product, which means aloe barbadensis leaf juice cannot be formulated as the first ingredient, as it is in our shampoo, conditioner and hair mask. However, we know the benefits of aloe for our scalp and hair are undeniable, so we’ve formulated a naturally derived extract from the leaf of the aloe vera plant, which is in a soybean oil carrier, into our hair serum. This provides moisture to your hair, plus it also nourishes and conditions.

Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil

Baobab oil is a natural plant oil derived from the seeds of the Baobab tree and is known to be high in vitamins A, D, E and fatty acids which help to nourish and protect our hair. Baobab seed oil is one of the essential ingredients in our Scalp & Hair Health Serum as it protects hair from factors like UV by forming a sheath around the hair shaft, which also assists in smoothing and conditioning to achieve softer, glossier 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. Argan oil is also a feature ingredient in our Scalp & Hair Health Serum as it contains a unique combination of plant sterols to help reduce inflammation and soothe your scalp.

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.


Alppha Bisabolol is the major active component in Chamomile and is naturally derived from the essential oil of Candeia Wood. It is a must-have ingredient in our Scalp & Hair Health Serum as it is known for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and skin soothing properties. Bisabolol is also known for wound healing and can benefit the scalp greatly by promoting hair growth and preventing hair loss. In fact, studies have found that alpha-bisabolol has a similar effect on hair growth to minoxidil.

Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract & Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Used in our Scalp & Hair Health Serum, this ingredient is a naturally derived beetroot extract from marine based sea beet, which is a wild ancestor of land-based beet vegetables and is known to have a conditioning effect on the hair fibre. This helps to improve shine, volume, silkiness and ease of combing when brushing and styling your hair. Not only is it great for your hair but it will also help to soothe your scalp through reducing inflammation and oxidative stress. Within our lightweight, oil-based hair serum, this beetroot extract uses caprylic/capric triglycerides as its carrier, which is naturally derived from vegetable sources.

Butylene Glycol (Naturally Derived)

This is a naturally derived emollient and humectant formulated into our Hair Health Conditioner and is known to help retain moisture.

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 our shampoo, conditioner and hair mask as it helps to reduce the effects of ageing on hair, including hair loss and greying. We don’t know about you, but we absolutely 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 & Cetyl Alochol (Plant/Vegetable/Naturally Derived Emulsifier)

Naturally derived emulsifiers used to combine oil and water phases, holding the product together. These ingredients are 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 our Sozo Hair Health Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask 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) & Coco-Caprylate/Caprate

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. It also adds shine and nourishes our hair while maintaining a non-greasy feel.

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 our shampoo, conditioner and hair mask 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 an all-rounder ingredient.

Glycerin (Plant/Vegetable/Naturally Derived Moisturiser)

In our Sozo Hair Health Trio, 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 Caprylate (Plant/Vegetable/Naturally Derived)

Formulated into our Hair Health Shampoo, this is a multipurpose ingredient that is 100% naturally plant derived. Glyceryl caprylate is known to have strong anti-microbial properties, as well as moisturising properties.

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.

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Found in our conditioner, this ingredient is naturally derived from Guar Flour and is a conditioning agent used to help improve the combability of your hair.

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. Sunflower seed oil is also high in vitamin E and antioxidants, and it plays an important role in our Scalp & Hair Health Serum as it protects the hair shaft from heat damage when styling due to its good thermal conductivity. It is known to protect your hair as sunflower seed oil has a high smoke point of approximately 227 °C before evaporating off. But of course, to maintain your healthiest hair, it is always best to use the low to medium heat settings on your styling tools even when using our heat protection serum.

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, conditioner 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 UV damage. Just as we must apply sunscreen and take precautions to protect our skin from the sun, we also must protect our scalp and hair from UV damage.

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.

Jojoba Esters

Naturally derived from jojoba oil, this key ingredient in our Scalp & Hair Health Serum has film forming properties to improve the barrier function of your hair and provide protection against heat damage when styling. Due to its heat protection benefits, jojoba esters have been shown to reduce the amount of broken and damaged hair fibres after styling and heat exposure. Jojoba oil is also a must-have ingredient in our Sozo Hair Health range as it has a similar structure to human sebum and is an emollient that can soften, smooth and strengthen hair.

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. 

Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil

As a natural plant oil derived from macadamia nuts, macadamia oil is known to be high in palmitic acid which can help to soften and condition our hair without that greasy, unpleasant feeling, which is why we’ve formulated it into our lightweight Scalp & Hair Health Serum.

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)

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. 

Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil

Rosemary oil is most definitely a trending ingredient in the world of haircare because of the range of benefits it provides. Firstly, as a natural plant oil derived from rosemary leaves, rosemary oil is known to help strengthen hair strands to ultimately prevent breakage and damage. It is also most famously known for stimulating and encouraging hair growth because rosemary oil acts a vasodilator and opens the scalp’s blood vessels to improve circulation and blood flow to our hair follicles. Plus, it also enhances the health of your scalp and stimulates hair growth because it has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Knowing how important rosemary oil is for our overall scalp and hair health, we’ve formulated this ingredient into our Scalp & Hair Health Serum.

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 providing you with 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 Sarcosinate (Naturally Derived – Nature Identical Cleanser)

This is a sulphate free surfactant, cleansing and foaming agent, that is derived from N-methylglycine (sarcosine) 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.

Undecane & Tridecane

This is an ultra-light, fast spreading emollient combination used as a natural alternative to cyclomethicone and it plays a vital role in maintaining the non-greasy, lightweight feel of our Scalp & Hair Health Serum. This naturally derived ingredient also adds shine and nourishes hair.

Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil

As a natural plant oil derived from the seeds of grapes, grapeseed seed oil is known to provide heat protection as it seals in moisture to the hair shaft. It is able to withstand high temperatures with a smoke point of approximately 215°C before evaporating off. Not only is grapeseed oil formulated into our Scalp & Hair Health Serum because it protects from heat damage, but it also has conditioning properties known to help soften hair. Plus, it also contains Vitamin E, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, which all play a role in helping you achieve strong, healthy hair.


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!