Decoding the Pause & Unwind Shampoo Bar’s Label and Ingredients

Decoding the Pause & Unwind Shampoo Bar’s Label and Ingredients

Whether for yourself, someone else, or the world around you, the ingredients we use matter. But it often feels like reading a foreign language when trying to decode the ingredient list on the back labels of the products we use daily. Or any product for that matter.

A Look Inside Mooi Space’s Pause & Unwind Shampoo Bar

At Mooi Space, we care about the physical and emotional wellbeing of our end users as well as the world around us. In our Shampoo Bar, you will find soothing scents of lavender, honey, rosemary, musk, and patchouli. This bar of shampooing cleanliness is also ocean-friendly and biodegradable.

But let’s get to the good stuff that brought us here: the ingredients inside!

Ingredient List

You might scratch your head at the words looking like alphabet soup on this ingredient list. But do not fret! We are here to break it down:

  • Sodium cocoyl isethionate: talk about alphabet soup, right? While it may look daunting, this ingredient is extremely gentle. Derived from coconut oil, it helps lift oil and dirt to cleanse the hair without causing any irritation.
  • Polyethylene glycol: commonly found in shampoos, this ingredient is nonionic, which means it prevents build-up while cleansing the hair of dirt, styling products, flakes, and more.
  • Decyl glucoside: this skin- and eco-friendly ingredient lathers easily and removes oil and dirt from hair. It’s incredibly irritation-free and used in many baby products!
  • Cocamidopropyl betaine: an ingredient that not only creates a creamy, lathered effect in shampoo but also makes impurities easier to wash away. 
  • Aqua: you know this ingredient quite well. It’s water! Water helps all the other ingredients do their job effectively. The word “aqua” appears instead of “water” because it is the official term approved by the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients
  • Glycerin: Ready for another fancy word? Glycerin is a humectant, which describes its ability to lock in moisture from the air. It moisturizes hair, prevents breakage, and helps resolve dandruff. 
  • Hydrolyzed jojoba esters: ester hydrolysis is the fancy term for the chemical reaction when water breaks down a chemical bond. In this case, it refers to the jojoba esters coming from the natural oil released from jojoba plant seeds. The jojoba esters provide various benefits such as frizz control, shine, hydration, and smooth texture.
  • Sodium lauroyl glutamate: this ingredient comes from sodium, fatty acids, and amino acids. It helps hair to feel soft through its high foaming properties and mild cleansing.
  • Ricinus communis seed oil: a fancy title for castor oil, which comes from the castor bean. This ingredient is known for supporting hair growth.
  • Mentha piperita leaf water: a natural oil from the peppermint plant that provides distinct, pleasurable aromas and skin conditioning. 
  • Rosmarinus officinalis leaf water: Rosemary extract! This herb is a powerhouse of beneficial, natural chemicals. Not only is it fragrant, but it also contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, astringent, and toning properties! 
  • Glycine soja sterols: this product, derived from the soybean, acts as an emulsifying agent within shampoo while also acting as a powerful cleansing and conditioning agent.
  • Phospholipids: Phospholipids in shampoo come from sunflower oil. It naturally nourishes the hair, detangles, and promotes shine and healthy texture. It prevents breakage and remedies dry hair.
  • Glycolipids: essential to the membranes of cells, glycolipids provide energy and healthy immune function throughout the human body. In shampoo, they act as a conditioning agent.
  • Fucus vesiculosus extract: commonly referred to as bladderwrack, this seaweed product provides a beautiful fragrance while also being a skin-conditioning agent.

To keep the transparency going, check out a few frequently asked questions below as well. Happy cleansing!

Shampoo Bar FAQ

How long does the shampoo bar last? 

Different hair types and lengths will create variations in how long one bar lasts. However, for a guiding reference, one 80g shampoo bar equals a 460 ml bottle of shampoo.

Where is the shampoo bar made?

All the quality materials in the shampoo bar are sourced from and made in Taiwan.

Is the bar tested on animals?

No. We care for the people we serve and the world around us, including animals of all kinds. Mooi Space does not test on animals.