REF: INGREDIENTS

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REF is committed to beautiful hair color. They have developed and customized a unique Color Preserve System for all of their styling and hair care products using carefully selected natural ingredients are derived from sunflower seed oil combined with cutting edge technology of anti-fade system. This infusion works as a natural full-spectrum UV-filter and preserves hair color for long-lasting illuminating color reflection and shine.

KEY INGREDIENTS


STRENGTHENING QUINOA PROTEIN

The key to Natural Beauty in hair is strength, and proteins offer a great ability to strengthen the hair. The REF philosophy is to use ingredients that are 100% vegan; and the result is quinoa protein, featured in all our products. Considered the "Keratin of Nature”, the quinoa protein has among the widest natural spread of essential amino acids derived from nature. It assists in repair, protection, shine and condition of hair, which helps to preserve its beauty.


ORGANIC COCONUT OIL

Coconut oil has been widely spread over the globe for centuries as a natural hair treatment. It offers deep conditioning to the hair, with a silk-like, smooth and reflective finish. Coconut oil on hair helps to reduce protein loss in both damaged and healthy hair. Their coconuts are all harvested from organic farms in most tropical areas.


ORGANIC LINSEED OIL

Linseed oil, also known as flaxseed oil, is fairly colorless with a light yellow tint. Obtained from the dried, ripened seeds of the flax plant. The oil is obtained by pressing, sometimes followed by solvent extraction. Linseed oil is a drying oil, meaning it can polymerize into a solid form. Due to these properties, it can be used on its own or blended with other oils, resins or solvents.


ORGANIC ALOE VERA

Long known for its healing and moisturizing properties, aloe vera also has antibacterial and soothing properties and provides illuminating shine.



SUNFLOWER SEED OIL

Sunflower Seed Oil is one of our major natural ingredients at REF. It has both protective and reparative effects on the outer sheath of the hair. The Sunflower has as a natural full-spectrum UV-filter. These remarkable properties protect colored hair very well. When applied regularly, it gives hair color more longevity, even when exposed to daily high doses of UVA-UVB rays.


ORGANIC BLUEBERRIES

One of natures most potent antioxidants, Blueberry Oil contains high amounts of naturally occurring tocopherols and omega 3 fatty acids. The oil has the ability to penetrate the surface of the skin and help to restore hydration.


ORGANIC MARULA OIL

Marula oil contains high levels of high performing antioxidants including Vitamin C, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Tochotrienol, Phenolic compounds, essential Amino acids and Flavonoids that help cell renewal and assist in reducing damaging effects of the environment. With regular use, Marula oil delivers advanced protection against photo-aging.

This oil has at least 50% more protection and antioxidants than Argan oil.


AVOCADO OIL

Known for its nourishing fat and vitamins, avocado oil promotes moisture, shine and softness to the hair.


ORGANIC MURUMURU BUTTER

Organic Murumuru butter is extracted from the ancient Murumuru nut in the Brazilian forest. Known to be extremely emollient, it promotes moisture retention and restores sheen and softness while improving flexibility. The butter creates a permeable barrier that prevents moisture loss. Perfect for dry, brittle and damaged hair in need of hydration.


ORGANIC PARADISI OIL

Organic Paradisi oil is derived from the kernels of grapefruit seeds. This is a lightweight oil, rich in vitamins. It has a great detangling effect on the hair and has been harvested from organic Grapefruits mainly from trees farmed in Spain.


ORGANIC ALMOND OIL

Almond oil has been used extensively for its skin and hair moisturizing properties. It's known to be super emollient – leaving a soft surface on both skin and hair. It is used to eliminate excessively dry skin which helps in dissolving away dandruff from the scalp.


ORGANIC ARNICA MONTANA OIL

Arnica has been used for hundreds of years as an herbal medicine. The oil is derived from its flowers and roots. Arnica Oil is often used in perfumes and some cosmetic products – such as anti-dandruff lotions and hair tonics. When applied to scalp it increases the blood circulation and thereby promoting hair growth.


ORGANIC ACAI OIL

Organic Acai Oil, found deep in the Amazon rain forest, is extracted from the acai berry. This healing and illuminating oil is used to repair and add a smoothing effect to hair. It's also rich in Omega 3, Omega 6, minerals, and a wide range of vitamins. This combination creates extra shine and color luster to the hair. The berries are collected without destroying the tree and can be harvested year after year.


ORGANIC CAMELINA OIL

Camelina oil was first used in northern Europe, over 100 years ago, in food and medicine. It acts as a moisturizer with it's great amounts of Omega oils and Vitamin E. Camelina oil aids in healing the hair and is a great addition in hair products.


ORGANIC BERGAMONT OIL

Organic Bergamot oil is commonly used in aromatherapy. It comes from the Bergamot tree,

native in Europe and South Asia. This calming oil adds a lustrous shine and tames fly-away strands, while calming the scalp with anti-microbial properties. The stimulating properties enhance blood circulation and help promote hair growth as well as provide a weightless, luminous sheen.


ORGANIC JOJOBA OIL

Jojoba oil is found as an additive in many cosmetic products, especially those marketed as being made from natural ingredients. The pure oil itself may be used on skin, hair or cuticles.


ORGANIC SHEA BUTTER

Vegetable fat extracted from the nut of the African Shea Tree, commonly used in beauty products for it's great moisturizing properties.


GLYCEROL

Glycerol is obtained from plants such as soybeans. It is commonly used in medical, pharmaceutical and personal care preparations, mainly for improving smoothness,

providing lubrication and as a humectant. It is found in allergen immunotherapies, cough syrup, elixirs and expectorants, skin care products, shaving cream and of course, hair products.


AMMONIA

REF Stockholm strives to use as small amounts of Ammonia as possible, or to create Ammonia free products. The only products which contains Ammonia are the REF Permanent Colours. With less than 2% average Ammonia content, REF ensures proper lift and deposit ratios at any level of color choice.'



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