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CIBU Glossary of Botanical Benefits


ALMOND GLYCERIDES
Fats derived from almond oil. They are emollient, softening, smoothing, and soothing to rough irregular hair cells, and they help to strengthen hair's moisture barrier.

ALOE VERA
Known for its hydrating, softening and intense moisturizing properties; a natural UV inhibitor. Aloe Vera is found in all Cibu Spring Roll products.

ANTIOXIDANTS
Applied topically, antioxidants neutralize free radicals before they attach themselves to the cell membrane and destroy the cell. They are added to cosmetic formulations to prevent oxidation.

APRICOT KERNEL OIL
moisturizes and fights frizz.

AWAPUI
(Hawaiian white ginger) is known for its hydrating, softening and shine enhancing benefits. Awapui is found in all Cibu Spring Roll products

BAMBOO EXTRACT
Rich in mineral and organic proteins, bamboo extract helps strengthen the hair follicle and retain moisture to promote shine. Along with water lily and lotus flower, bamboo is a critical component of the Cibu "Hydralphatine Asiatique" triangle.

CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (GREEN TEA) AND CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Naturally derived extracts from green and white tea leaves. Tea is rich in flavonoids, anti-oxidants and vitamin C. Tea extract has been reported to have astringent and hair smoothing properties.

CASTOR OIL
Non-greasy substitute for traditional petroleum products. Adds shine and helps improve rinsing from the hair to prevent product build-up.

Cetearyl alcohol
An emulsifying wax made by combining Stearyl Alcohol and Cetyl Alcohol, which are derived from vegetable sources. Cetearyl Alcohol is used as an emulsifier and emollient, it is not drying to the skin.

CITRIC ACID
A natural extract derived from citrus fruits, it is a widely accepted organic acid used in the cosmetics and food industries as a preservative and a pH control agent. It has antioxidant properties and is used as a stabilizer.

COCAMIDOPROPYLBETAINE
A detergent sourced from coconut oil, it does not irritate the hair or mucous membranes. It has antibiotic effects and anti-static properties, which make it a conditioning agent for hair.

COCOA BUTTER
Obtained from cocoa beans, this emollient and thickening agent easily absorbs into the hair and imparts sheen.

COCOAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE
Derived from coconut, it is a mild and effective surfactant.

COCONUT OIL
Used as an emollient to condition hair and add shine.

COMFREY
A native of Europe, this member of the borage family contains a substance called allantoin that encourages cell growth and is easily absorbed through the hair to stimulate hair growth.

EMOLLIENT
Emollients in hair care products lie on the surface of the hair and help to prevent water loss. They are necessary for all hair types to retain moisture.
FLAVONOID
Flavonoids are compounds found in fruits, vegetables, and certain beverages that have diverse beneficial biochemical and antioxidant effects.

GLYCERIN
A natural humectant absorbed by the hair follicle, softening and swelling it, making it water retentive. Adds body, shine and moisture

HUMECTANT
An ingredient, such as glycerin, that attracts and absorbs water. A humectant helps other ingredients retain moisture and slows moisture loss.

HYDRALPHATINE ASIATIQUE
Also referred to as the "HA Blend." Unique ingredient blend found in every Cibu product. The HA blend combines bamboo, lotus flower and water lily plant extracts to nourish, regenerate and soothe hair with glycerin, sorbitol and propylene glycol to optimize moisture and vitamin B5 derivative pathenol, an essential vitamin in the development and regeneration of healthy hair.

HYDROLYZED SILK
A conditioning ingredient that provides ease of combing and smoothness to feel of hair, provides control to the hair from application to completion of styling.

HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN
A vegetable source protein that helps hair retain moisture. Hydrolyzed soy protein also adds shine and provides ease of combing.

HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
A moisturizing and conditioning protein derived from whole wheat.

JOJOBA SEED OIL
Retains moisture

KUKUI NUT OIL
Known for its moisturizing properties, non-oily finish and nutrient rich blend of vitamins A, C and E. Kukui Nut Oil is also a powerful antioxidant. KuKui nut oil is found in all Cibu Spring Roll products.

LANOLIN WAX
This semi-solid fraction of natural lanolin provides conditioning and emollients to hair.

LOTUS FLOWER EXTRACT
Used in cosmetics to revitalize and condition hair cells. Along with water lily and bamboo, lotus flower is a critical component of the Cibu "Hydralphatine Asiatique" triangle.

MEADOWFOAM SEED OIL
The oil extracted from Meadowfoam seed is rich in Vitamin C and contains salicylic acid and citric acid. Meadowfoam seed oil moisturizes, rejuvenates and provides a protective barrier for hair.

MICA
A mixture of silicate minerals of varying chemical composition but with similar physical properties. Mica splits into very thin reflective pieces to catch light, adding a delicate, elegant shimmer to hair.

OAT KERNEL EXTRACT
A whole natural vegetable protien, which strengthens hair.

PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT
Invigorates the scalp and hair follicle to add volume at the root.

PATHENOL
A conditioning derivative of pro-vitamin B5. Absorbed quickly by hair to provide moisture control in all weather conditions. Vitamin B5 is a natural constituent of healthy hair.
pH
Technically the "potential of hydrogen," this refers to the relative acidity or alkalinity of a substance. The surface of hair and hair is naturally slightly acidic, and needs to remain so for health and protection.

RHATANY ROOT EXTRACT
Naturally derived root extract with hair conditioning properties

SESAME AMINO ACIDS AMINO
Acids obtained from sesame flour. A hair conditioner with humectant properties.

SESAME SEED OIL
Promotes shine and provides conditioning and emolliency to the hair and hair.

SODIUM LAURYL SULFOACETAT
A gentle cleansing agent derived from coconut and palm oils. A safe, skin-friendly surfactant (foaming agent) for both skin and hair Sodium lauryl sulfoacetat effectively removes surface oil, dirt and bacteria, without stripping or drying sensitive skin. Sodium lauryl sulfoacetat is also hydrophilic. This means it is attracted to water, which enables it to dissolve more readily in water, thus providing superior risibility. By merit of Sodium lauryl sulfoacetat gentle molecular structure, Spring Roll Hydrating Cleanser is 100% color safe.

SORBITOL
A naturally derived humectant agent from corn which increases moisture availability in hair and hair.

SOY
Rich in fatty acids and vitamin E, and readily absorbed by the hair and hair. An emollient, which helps to strengthen the hair's moisture barrier.

SOY PROTEIN
This protein is made up of complex combinations of amino acids and has excellent affinity with the hair. Soy protein increases the ability of the hair to hold moisture and provides a smoothing effect, minimizing roughness and the appearance of wrinkles.

SUNFLOWER SEED OIL
Used in cosmetics for its mild cleansing properties, leaves hair feeling soft and smooth. Also protects hair from heat styling, inhibits absorption of UV/UVA rays and adds shine.

SURFACTANT
A substance which helps to loosen dirt and other particles from hair and hair and therefore aids cleansing.

SWEET ALMOND OIL
Moisturizes and leaves an elegant feel to the hair.

VITAMIN C
Necessary for collagen formation, vitamin C is also an antioxidant that removes impurities and smooths the hair cuticle.

VITAMIN E
A powerful antioxidant and moisturizing agent.

WATER LILY
Etract Used in cosmetics to soothe and calm sensitive hair. Along with Bamboo and Lotus Flower, Water Lilly is a critical component of the Cibu "Hydralphatine Asiatique" triangle.

WHEAT AMINO ACIDS
Wheat amino acids increase the hair's ability to retain moisture and impart shine and gloss to damaged and dull hair. Due to its low molecular weight, wheat amino acids easily penetrate the hair shaft and bind to hair's inner fibers.