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Live clean is a brand that seems to catch everyone’s attention when they decide to shift from traditional personal care products into the green or more natural beauty realm. But are Live Clean products really as green as they claim? Today I’m providing my review of the Biotin Shampoo + Conditioner line from Live Clean which was generously sent to me.
Live Clean Biotin Shampoo and Conditioner Review
The Live Clean Biotin Shampoo and Conditioner retails for $6.26 CAD at Walmart and $7.79 CAD on well.ca
Live Clean Extra Body Biotin Shampoo helps thicken and add volume to any hair type while adding natural moisture and shine into every strand. Enriched with Ginseng and Lavender to restore strength, this shampoo improves texture, and provides manageability to your mane. Biotin is part of the Vitamin B Complex, which is a group of key nutrients needed for healthy hair, so Live Clean Extra Body Biotin Shampoo will not only increase volume, thickness, and hair elasticity, but improve your hair’s health from the inside out! – Well.ca
Upon first use of the Biotin Shampoo and Conditioner I noticed that the scent seems to be one of Live Clean’s signature scents – meaning that they all smell relatively similar! It’s a clean scent that I cannot really place my finger on. Although the line says it has Ginseng and Lavender, I cannot distinguish those two scents within these products.
How Does it Work?
The Shampoo and Conditioner both feel very rich. Especially when sudsing my hair while applying shampoo I found that the formula was very thick and creamy – it doesn’t feel as lightweight as most shampoo’s do. They both rinsed out well and left my hair feeling clean.
I have very thick hair which really does not need more help in the strengthening department and I find that it’s easy for products to weigh it down and make it feel heavy. The Live Clean Biotin Shampoo and Conditioner are products that leave my hair feeling a bit heavier than I would like and I did notice that while combing through my hair it was tougher to get the brush through.
What are the Ingredients?Live Clean Biotin Shampoo Ingredients
Ingredient Safety Key
Ingredient to use with Caution
Aqua (water/eau). Water.
sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (SLSA.) Surfactant. Gentler than SLS and derived from an organic salt.
cocamidopropyl betaine. Surfactant. Derived from Coconut oil – it is potentially skin irritating.
sodium methyl 2-sulfolaurate. Surfactant. Derived from Coconut Oil with minimal data.
sodium chloride. Viscosity Agent. An inorganic salt.
biotin. Hair conditioning agent.
panax ginseng root extract*. Ginseng Root Extract. Hair Conditioning.
eucalyptus globulus leaf extract*. Eucalyptus Leaf Extract.
lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract*. Lavender Extract. Hair Conditioning.
chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract*. Chamomile Extract. Hair Conditioning.
rosmarinus ocinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*. Rosemary Leaf Extract. Hair Conditioning.
camellia sinensis leaf extract*. Green Tea Leaf Extract. Hair Conditioning.
panthenol. A form of Vitamin B5 used for moisturizing.
tocopheryl acetate. Vitamin E used for strengthening.
disodium 2-sulfolaurate. Surfactant. Insufficient data.
hydroxypropylmethylcellulose. Viscosity Increasing Agent.
glycol distearate. Derived from stearic acid used as an emollient.
glycerin. Derived from natural oils used as a surfactant.
glyceryl oleate. Derived from naturally occurring fatty acids. Used as emollient or surfactant.
coco-glucoside. Synthetic surfactant with limited data.
glyceryl stearate. Limited data. Used as an emollient or surfactant.
potassium sorbate. Used as a preservative.
sodium benzoate. Used as a preservative.
benzoic acid. Used as a preservative. Derived from salicylic acid.
butylphenyl methylpropional (Lilial.) Synthetic fragrance with strong floral scent.
hexyl cinnamal. Synthetic fragrance ingredient.
benzoate. Insufficient data.
benzoic acid. Used as a preservative. Synthetic and naturally occurring.
limonene. Naturally occurring scent ingredient.
linalool. Fragrance Ingredient.
parfum (fragrance). Unknown mix of scents.
citric acid. Used as a chelating agent.
sodium hydroxide. pH adjuster. Highly caustic.
ricinius commonus (castor) seed oil. Used for moisturizing.
hydrongenated castor oil. Used for Moisturizing.
Copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax. Epilating Agent.
diheptyl succinate. Emollient. Limited Data.
phenoxyethanol. Preservative. Environmental Toxin.
benzyl alcohol. Preservative.
ethylhexyglycerin. Preservative with Limited Data.
Overall, the Live Clean Biotin Shampoo and Conditioner have relatively good ingredients. The worst factors being the fragrance increasing ingredients and some of the surfactants are questionable.
Who do I recommend this product to?
If you’re looking to find somewhat more natural personal care products then Live Clean is a good way to introduce yourself to them. They’re reasonably priced and are moving toward a more natural product. The Live Clean Biotin line is more suited for people who have colour treated hair that is brittle and thin; definitely not for someone who has super thick hair they can barely brush.
Have you tried Live Clean Products – what do you think of them?