Questions about hair care
We've answered the frequently asked question about our hair range here. If you don't find your answer, please do reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q:What does it mean that Rudolph Care's shampoos are certified with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel and COSMOS?
A: The Nordic Swan Ecolabel is your guarantee of high quality and products which show greater consideration for the environment and your health than the law requires. The Nordic Swan Ecolabel is also your assurance that the product does not contain ingredients from the EU list of substances suspected of being endocrine disruptors or classified as allergenic.
COSMOS is an organic certification with requirements based on the percentage of natural and organic ingredients in a product. The product must contain at least 95% natural, plant-based ingredients and at least 10% organic ingredients.
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel and COSMOS certifications mean that an independent third party has verified that the shampoos from Rudolph Hair, and the ingredients they contain, meet their particular standards.
Q: Why isn't Forever Soft Conditioner certified with COSMOS?
A: Forever Soft Conditioner is the sole product in the Rudolph Hair range that only bears the Swan label. This is because there is no natural softening conditioner ingredient that lives up to the quality and effect we believe a conditioner should have. It is the method of production and synthetic element of the active ingredient in a conditioner that Cosmos does not accept.
Despite our choice to have Forever Soft Conditioner labelled with the Swan only, we have not compromised on the high content of organic and natural ingredients.
Q: To what degree is the hair range organic?
A: Blossom Shampoo and Herbal Mint Shampoo both contain 54% organic ingredients, while 26% of the ingredients in Forever Soft Conditioner are organic. You can see the percentage of organic ingredients at the bottom of the list of ingredients on the product. COSMOS' minimum requirement for organic ingredients is 10%.
Q: Does the hair range contain perfume?
A: Our hair range contains only natural perfume made from natural oils without synthetic ingredients. We have chosen a natural perfume that is completely free of the 26 allergenic fragrances that cause the strongest reactions in people and which the EU recommends avoiding. Blossom Shampoo and Forever Soft Conditioner contain notes of raspberry and violet, while Herbal Mint Shampoo has a mild scent of menthol.
Q: What is the difference between Herbal Mint Shampoo and Blossom Shampoo
A: The effective natural extracts and their properties set the shampoos apart from each other. Among other things, Herbal Mint Shampoo contains rosemary, sage and menthol, which prevent a dry, irritated scalp, and it has a mild scent of mint. Blossom Shampoo restores and nourishes dry, damaged hair with the help of calendula, wild rose hip and raspberry, with a subtle fragrance of flowers and berries.
Q: What is sulfate and why is it in the shampoos?
A: Sulfate occurs naturally and is one of the detergents in the shampoos. There are various types of detergents containing sulfate, and there are many opinions on ingredients containing sulfate. In addition to acting as an effective detergent and cleansing the skin, some soaps containing too much sulfate can dry out and irritate the skin. The most conventional sulfate detergents such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) have not been used in Herbal Mint Shampoo and Blossom Shampoo, which instead contain the detergent Sodium Coco Sulfate, which is sulfate extracted from certified palm oil and coconut oil. We have chosen to use a sulfate detergent in the shampoos to ensure the optimum quality and effect of our hair range. At the same time, we have prioritized a high content of natural moisturizing and nourishing ingredients to ensure that the skin is not irritated by the detergent.
Q: What doesn't the hair products contain?
A: Not only do our hair products meet the strict requirements of the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, but it is also completely free from the 26 fragrance allergens on the EU’s warning list. All products are 100% free from potential endocrine disrupters, irradiated ingredients, synthetic colors and perfumes, essential oils and silicone.