Ingredients (A-Z)

Natural. Sustainable. Ethical.

At Hendriks™ Grooming Co, we are dedicated to using only the highest quality ingredients that are plant-based, sustainable and ethical.

We do an extensive amount of research to ensure we're using the best of nature combined with the best of science to deliver products that are good for the planet and good for the people—without compromising performance.

We're confident in the ingredients we choose so we've outlined every single material we use, what it is and why we use it.

A

A co-polymer used as a thickener and emulsifying agent.

Aloe vera leaf juice is extracted from the leaves of the Aloe vera plant and is used to hydrate skin and hair while ensuring healthy growth.

The richest source of plant-based squalane, Amaranth extract is a natural peptide that's clinically proven to promote a fuller, thicker and healthier beard. It penetrates deeply to increase the diameter of individual hair fibres while nourishing skin underneath to prevent beard dandruff. 

Amodimethicone is a sustainable, man-made polymer that is naturally derived from silica (aka sand or quartz) and is a conditioner workhorse that is highly effective at repairing and strengthening follicles for a healthier head of hair.

Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil 
Derived from the seed of an apricot, Apricot Kernel Oil is packed with vitamin E, vitamin K and several powerful antioxidants that are effectively used to moisturise the skin, protect the hair and reduce symptoms of acne.

Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil
Packed full of Vitamin E and Omega 3, 6 and 9, Argan oil is a wonder ingredient for skin and hair with amazing healing, antioxidant and moisturising properties that combat problematic scalp issues and fight free radicals.

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
Avocado oil is sourced from cold-pressed avocados and contains essential unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins A, B, C and E, proteins, lecithin and potassium that helps to soothe skin and hair while protecting from UV rays.

B

Sodium Bicarbonate
Commonly used in cooking, Baking Soda is a naturally occurring and safe mineral that is highly effective at neutralising and absorbing body odour.

Arctostaphylos Uva-ursi Leaf Extract
Derived from the Latin word UvaUrsi which means Bear's Grape, Bearberry is a plant-based extract that contains antibacterial and antioxidant properties that are used to help repair and lighten skin. 

A plant-based hair conditioning agent made using colza oil obtained from the seeds of Brassica rapa, var. oleifera (oilseed turnip).

Despite its name, Behentrimonium Methosulfate is a mild non-sulfate conditioner and moisturiser that is naturally derived from rapeseed oil.

Bentonite Clay is a naturally occurring soft clay that is highly effective at absorbing oils and toxins and is used to add texture and volume to hair products.

Used as part of our preservative system, Benzoic Acid is naturally sourced from apples, apricots, snap beans, cranberries and cinnamon leaf/bark and provides a natural, paraben-free and formaldehyde-free protection from bacteria, yeast, and mould growth.

Used as part of our preservative system, Benzyl Alcohol is an organic alcohol that occurs naturally in several fruits and provides a natural, paraben-free and formaldehyde-free protection from bacteria, yeast, and mould growth.

Biobased Propylene Glycol is a petroleum free version of propylene glycol that is renewably sourced to create a safer and more sustainable alternative. It's used as a non-greasy effective humectant thats draws in moisture to hydrate skin and hair.

Nigella Sativa Seed Oil
Extracted from the seed of Nigella sativa, Black Cumin Seed Oil has excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help to figh acne, retain moisture and soothe skin irritation.

C

Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract
Extracted from the Marigold Flower, Calendula is prized for its abilities to soothe, restore, and protect skin and hair while promoting a dandruff-free and itch-free scalp.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is obtained from coconut oil and glycerin and is an effective emollient that moisturises skin and creates a barrier on the surface while providing a smooth application. 

Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax
Extracted from the Brazilian palm tree, this plant-based wax is used as a thickener in products to provide a workable, solid finish while creating a smooth protective layer.

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil
Castor oil is obtained from pressing the seed of the Ricinus Communis plant. It is an antibacterial that is used as both a moisturising and conditioning agent to protect the hair and skin.

Celtic Sea Salt is unrefined and hand-harvested from the pristine coastal regions of France. It contains trace elements of magnesium, calcium and potassium that help promote healthy hair growth while adding lightweight grip and texture.

Cera Alba (Beeswax)
Cera alba is a natural and renewable wax derived from bee honeycombs made by bees converting nectar they gather from flowers. It's used as a thickener to add strength to hair styling products while taming flyaways.

Cetearyl Alcohol is a combination of naturally occurring alcohols usually derived from coconut, corn or soy. It is used in products as a stabiliser to thicken and emulsify formulations.

Cetearyl Olivate is a unique natural emulsifier and emollient derived from cetearyl alcohol and the fatty acids from olive oil.

Naturally derived from rapeseed oil, Cetrimonium chloride is a mild yet effective conditioning agent for hair, with anti-static, anti-frizz, and detangling properties. It also functions as an emulsifier and surfactant, helping boost rinse-off and stabilize emulsions.

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
Chamomile is a versatile extract that is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that helps heal acne, decrease eczema, soothe dermatitis and speed the healing of burns.

Derived naturally from coconut oil, Cocamide DEA (Diethanolamine) and Cocamide MEA (Monoethanolamine) are plant-based thickeners, foam boosters and stabilisers that effectively clean without drying out your hair.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a mild cleanser that is used as our secondary surfactant to gentle wash skin and hair. Naturally derived from the fatty acids of coconut oil.

Coco-glucoside is mild and gentle non-ionic surfactant naturally derived from coconut oil and fruit sugars. Used to build viscosity and increase foaming in cleansing products.

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
Sourced naturally from the inner flesh of coconuts, Coconut Oil moisturises and protects skin and hair while helping to reduce symptoms associated psoriasis and eczema as it encourages a natural balance to the surface. 

A vegetable based emulsifying wax used to emulsify and thicken formulations. Synthesised through ethoxylation, using cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol that are naturally derived from coconut oil.

D

Decyl Glucoside is an extremely mild cleanser that is used as our primary surfactant to gentle wash skin and hair—naturally derived from the fatty acids of coconut oil and glucose from corn starch. 

A broad spectrum plant-based preservative used to protect products from microbial spoilage (bacteria, yeast, fungus).

Plant-based conditioner made from the natural fatty acids derived from coconut oil, plus stearic and citric acids.

E

Magnesium Sulfate
Epsom Salt is a naturally occurring mineral known as Magnesium Sulfate that is used to add texture and lightweight volume to hair.

Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate is an organic compound that is used to help protect hair from the damaging effects of the sun.

Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil
Obtained via steam distilliation, from the leaf of Eucalyptus, a genus of the plant family Myrtaceae native to Australia.

Oenothera Biennis (evening primerose) oil
Evening Primrose Oil is used in our Beard Oil and is believed to improve hair growth and is proven to reduce hair thinning and hair loss. It's high in antioxidants that fight free radicals, rejuvenate and revitalize the skin and hair ro keep it healthy and fresh.

G

Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract
Contains numerous active ingredients and antioxidants that help to minimize flaky scalp and treat split and dry hair.

Panax Ginseng Root Extract
A natural extract used to help strengthen hair follicles and prevent hair loss while nourishing the scalp.

Vegetable Glycerin is a sugar alcohol derived from soy or coconut oils and is used as an effective emollient and moisturiser. 

PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate
A non-ionic plant-based surfactant derived from Coconut that is used as an emulsifier and mildness additive.

Glyceryl Oleate is naturally derived from sunflower oil and acts as an emollient, surfactant and emulsifier. 

Glycol Distearate is a plant-based opacifying agent and emulsion stabiliser derived from glycerin and stearic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid.

Coffea Robusta Seed Extract
Extracted from the beans of the Coffea Arabica plant, Green Coffee Extract is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that support healthy skin structure.

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Extracted from the Camellia sinensis plant (tea), Green Tea Extract is packed with natural antioxidants and calming properties that help prevent hair loss and promotes rejuvenation of hair while fighting dandruff.

H

A natural oil thickening agent derived from renewable sources that creates soft and creamy gel like textures.

Hydrogenated Olive Oil is derived from olive oil that has undergone the process of hydrogenation. It is a waxy substance that is rich in antioxidants and is used as a thickener and conditioner.

Hydrolyzed Oat Protein
Hydrolyzed Oats is naturally derived from Aveena Sativa (oat) kernels and helps to strengthen, repair and protect hair follicles while lightly conditioning to keep it thicker and fuller.

Extracted from sustainable, non-GMO rice bran, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein is a natural vegetable protein that is rich in amino acids that repairs and strengthens hair while increasing volume.

Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein
Hydrolyzed Quinoa is extracted from quinoa and helps to repair and strengthen hair while increasing volume.

A naturally-derived, pre-gelatinized sugar thats acts as a rheology modifier, emulsifier and stabiliser.

J

Jojoba Esters are a complex mixture of esters from jojoba oil and hydrogenated jojoba oil functions as an excellent emollient for skin and hair.

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
Jojoba (pronounced "ho-ho-ba") is obtained from the wax of Jojoba berries. It is packed with antioxidants, omegas and vitamins that make it the closest botanical match to our skin's natural oil, allowing it to restore, nourish and maintain healthy skin and hair effectively.

K

Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract 
Found in the Eucalypt open woodlands across Northern Australia, Kakadu Plum is rich in Vitamin C and E, folic acid and carotenoids that help repair skin, fight acne-causing bacteria while acting as an astringent, antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial agent.

Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil
Grown in the dry region of Kalahari in Southern Africa, Kalahari Melon Seed Oil is rich in linolenic acid and packed with antioxidants and nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and E. It's a non-greasy oil that's highly effective at moisturising and reducing inflammation on skin while nourishing hair to promote healthy growth. 

Kaolinite
Kaolin Clay (or China Clay) is a naturally occurring soft clay that absorbs moisture and is used to create texture and volume in our hair products.

Garcinia Indica Seed Butter
Derived from the fruit kernels of the kokum tree, Kokum Butter is a hard, non-greasy butter that is packed with omega-3, omega-6 and Vitamin E making it deeply moisturising and rejuvenating for the skin. 

L

Naturally derived from coconut oil, Laureth-10 is a form of lauryl alcohol (a non-sensitizing fatty alcohol) that functions as a cleansing agent and texture enhancer.

M

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Magnesium Hydroxide is a white powder found in nature as the mineral brucite and is used to effectively neutralise odour-causing bacteria in our deodorant, without causing skin irritation.

Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter
Extracted from the kernel of a mango, Mango Butter is loaded with vitamins A and E, essential fatty acids, and natural antioxidants making it incredibly nourishing to both the hair and skin.

Packed with potent antioxidants and vitamins A, B, C, D, & E, Meadowfoam Seed Oil has a unique molecular structure of 95% long-chain fatty acids that effectively moisturises the skin, preventing dryness and hydrates hair to promote healthy growth while reducing beard dandruff.

Menthol is naturally derived from cornmint (Mentha arvensis) and is produced by crystallising the distilled oil of mint. It is used in our aftershave and hair conditioner to provide a refreshing and cooling sensation while soothing skin irritation and balancing sebum production.

Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil
Cold pressed from the nuts of the Schinziophyton rautanenii trees of the savannahs of Namibia, Mongongo Oil is rich in a rare polyunsaturated fatty acid: Alpha-Eleostearic Acid which provides excellent protection to the skin and hair from damage caused by UV rays.

O

Sourced from the branches of Oak trees, Oak Moss extract is a natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic that is commonly used as a natural disinfectant to reduce redness, bumps and skin irritation from shaving. 

P

Phenoxyethanol is a naturally occurring preservative found in green tea and is a vital part of our preservative system providing a natural, paraben-free and formaldehyde-free protection from bacteria, yeast, and mould growth.

Derived naturally from Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (a gum extracted from pine and spruce tree trunks), Polyquaternium-39 is an excellent conditioning agent that helps prevent frizz, improve hair manageability, and define curls.

Derived naturally from Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (a gum extracted from pine and spruce tree trunks), Polyquaternium-10 is an excellent conditioning agent that helps prevent frizz, improve hair manageability, and define curls.

Potassium Sorbate is a salt of sorbic acid that naturally occurs in fruits and is used as a preservative.

Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil
Loaded with vitamin E, zinc, omega 3- and 6- fatty acids as well as antioxidants. Contains natural DHT blockers that promote healthy hair growth while retaining moisture and fighting free radicals.

PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is derived from castor oil and is used as a solubiliser, emulsifier, thickener and surfactant in many of our hair styling products.

A synthetic film former used in styling products to hold a style longer by preventing moisture from entering the hair shaft.

Q

Santalum Acuminatum Fruit Extract
Quandong, also known as Native Peach, is a traditional Australian fruit from the Sandalwood family that is rich in vitamin C, E and rutin. The extract is used to nourish the skin and rejuvenate appearance.

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R

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax

Bran Wax is a vegetable wax obtained from the winterisation of rice bran oil and is used to add hardness, texture, and pliable strength to hair styling products.

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S

Sodium Chloride
Sea Salt is produced from the evaporation of natural seawater and is used to add texture and volume to hair while rejuvenating the scalp and controlling dandruff.

Butyrospermum Parkii Shea Butter
Obtained from the nut of the Vitellaria Paradoxa tree native to West Africa, Shea is Butter naturally rich in minerals, fatty acids and vitamins A, E and F that work to deeply moisturise and soothe scalp irritations while conditioning hair.

Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate is derived from coconut oil and amino acid glycine and is used as a mild cleansing agent that produces a creamy lather. 

A very mild cleanser that's used to produce high levels of foam and reduce the irritation potential of other surfactants. Naturally derived from the fatty acids of coconut oil.

Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate is a mild, yet highly effective plant-based cleansing agent and emulsifier that's derived from coconut oil.

A mild cleanser naturally derived from the fatty acids of coconut oil.

Sorbitan Caprylate is an Ecocert approved preservative made from 100% renewable sources. It is the primary component in our preservative system providing a natural, paraben-free and formaldehyde-free protection from bacteria, yeast, and mould growth.

Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Derived from the Glycine Max plant and obtained from the hydrogenation of soybean oil, Soy Wax is a softer wax used for thickening.

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
Sweet Almond Oil is obtained from the seeds of the almond tree and is naturally rich in vitamin E, potassium, zinc and monosaturated fatty acids that hydrate and soothe skin while fighting inflammation.

T

Manihot Esculenta (Cassava) Root
A rich starch extracted from the roots of the cassava plant (Tapioca). Used in our deodorant to help absorb moisture and reduce the smell of body odour. 

A synthetic mixture of a fatty alcohol (tridecyl alcohol) and polyethylene glycol that functions as an emulsifier and cleansing agent.

Tocopherol
Vitamin E oil is naturally derived from non-GMO sunflower seeds and acts as an antioxidant to help repair and moisturise skin while helping to stabilise formulas.

W

Telopea Speciosissima Leaf (Waratah) Extract
Rich in amino acids, Waratah extract helps promote hair growth and hydrates hair and scalp to eliminate dandruff while controlling excess sebum to keep hair looking healthy and balanced.

Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Extract
White Willow Bark is derived from the bark of White Willow and helps to eliminate dandruff and exfoliate the skin while controlling excess sebum on the scalp to keep hair looking healthy and balanced.

Hamamelis Virginiana 
Witch Hazel is an extract distilled from the twigs and bark of the Hamamelis Virginiana tree and is used as a soothing antiseptic.

X

Xanthan Gum is obtained from fermented corn sugar broken down by a plant bacteria called Xanthomonas campestris. It effectively draws moisture into itself to act as a natural thickening agent and helps to preserve and emulsify products while moisturising skin. 

Z

Zea Mays (Corn) Starch
A carbohydrate extract derived from dry seed cobs and used to absorb moisture and provide a matte finish.