Our Ingredients


At Volcanics, we are committed to using the highest quality, safest and environmentally friendly ingredients. We use certified organic ingredients when possible and never use petrochemicals, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance or color, TEA, DEA, glycols, silicones, or PEGs. We aim to use ingredients that are whole, natural, organic, non-GMO and biodegradable to provide the purest product possible for your personal care routine. All of our products are safe, gentle and moisturizing for your hair, skin and body. Not to mention safe for the environment. 

Ingredient Glossary

Aloe Leaf Juice:  This gel from the Aloe Vera plant is made up of about 96% water and contains an abundance of amino acids, Vitamin A, B, C and E, which provide nourishment and strength to the hair and skin.

Apricot Kernel Oil:  Naturally derived from apricot seeds, this oil contains gamma linolenic acid, used to firm and tone the skin, as well as Vitamin A and E to slow down the skin's aging process. This oil also has anti-inflammatory effects to soothe skin irritation and eczema.

Argan Oil:  This plant oil derived from kernels of the argan tree native to Morocco is rich in natural phenols that are beneficial to hair follicles. It can be used to moisturize the scalp to fight dandruff and dryness, promotes new hair growth, and helps with the growth of healthy, thick looking hair. 

Avocado Oil:  Avocado oil is rich in fatty acids, helping to produce the skin's natural oil barrier and keeping skin hydrated, firmer and younger looking.

Bay Leaf Oil:  Bay leaf oil is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help to relieve stressed skin and prevent the occurrence of wrinkles and skin outbreaks. Bay leaf also has antifungal and antibacterial properties. When used in hair products, such as the Volcanics Clay Pomade, bay leaf oil treats dandruff and works to prevent hair loss. 

Beeswax:  Natural beeswax contains esters, fatty acids and long-chain alcohols that help soften and moisturize the hair. Beeswax also helps to straighten unruly frizzy or curly hair by providing a natural hold. 

Bentonite Clay:  Bentonite clay contains sodium, potassium and calcium - minerals that are essential for hair growth. The clay also removes dead skin cells from the scalp, cleanses hair follicles and absorbs excess oil.

Bergamot Oil:  Bergamot oils is great for skin health, as it works to unclog pores and balance oily skin.

Caffeine:  Caffeine is being used more and more in the cosmetic and personal care industry due to its impact on fluids and the way that they are stored. Well-known for its ability to increase micro-circulation and reduce puffiness, it is recognized as one of the best actives for dark circles and puffiness. 

Cedarwood Oil:  Cedarwood oil has natural purifying abilities and is an essential addition to your daily hair and skin regimens. The oil also promotes relaxation and calming emotions. 

Citric Acid Citric acid kills bacteria and other pathogens present on the hair and skin, providing cleansing abilities and leaving you feeling fresh

Cucumber Hydrosol:  This material is a product of the steam distillation of the Cucumber fruit. Since the cucumber fruit is mostly made up of water, the Cucumber Hydrosol carries an extremely similar bright, fresh, crisp scent as its fruit counterpart. Cucumber is an excellent skin conditioner and moisturizer.

Coconut Oil:  Coconut oils provides deep conditioning benefits to the skin and hair, tames frizz and moisturizes the scalp to fight dandruff. 

DMAE: This ingredient is a naturally occurring active that promotes anti-aging, including a reduction in wrinkles, promoting a cutaneous increase, and firming the skin.

Eucalyptus Oil:  Eucalyptus oil reduces scalp inflammation and stimulates the hair follicles, creating the ideal environment for hair growth.

Glycerin:  Glycerin is a natural humectant, meaning it helps your skin and hair attract moisture from the air and stay hydrated. It's beneficial for dry, brittle hair, and naturally curly hair. Glycerin provides excellent moisturizing abilities without making the hair and skin oily. 

Goji Berry:  Containing large amounts of polysaccharides, amino acids and vitamins, Goji deserves consideration as an energizing and stimulating ingredient which may provide strength and energy to cells to perform their metabolic functions.

Grape Seed Oil Grape seed oil contains nearly twice as much vitamin E as olive oil and is high in linoleic acid, which reduces clogged pores. 

Green Tea Extract:  Green Tea Extract is an active of diverse advantages, primarily due to the content of Polyphenols and Methylxanthines. The Polyphenols are responsible for the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. In addition, they have the ability to inhibit collagenase, the enzyme causing degradation of collagen and the vascular endothelium. The Methylxanthines promote vasodilator response, and prevent the lipid accumulation into the adipocytes. Green Tea Extract also protects against UVB damage. Applications include anti-cellulite treatments, sun-protectors, anti-wrinkling formulations, irritated and sensitive skin products, and hair care products that improve strength and gloss.

Hemp Seed Oil: Hemp oil is extracted from seeds of the Cannabis plant, which are rich in protein and polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as omega-6 and omega-3. Hemp oil is a good source of tocopherols (Vitamin E) antioxidants and skin and hair essential minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, and phosphorus. Hemp oil is a nourishing oil for the skin on many levels: it plumps the look of your skin, firms, tightens and provides powerful antioxidant activity. Hemp oil is a humectant that can prevent moisture loss in the skin and help prevent premature signs of aging. It can also be useful in alleviating certain skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis. Hemp oil helps to enhance the growth of hair on the scalp in a number of ways. Among these is the omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, which are necessary for stimulating hair follicle growth. The oil improves blood circulation on the scalp, which ensures that the hair follicles are nourished to support hair growth.

Jojoba Oil:  Jojoba oil soothes irritated skin as an anti-inflammatory agent and controls acne when used regularly. The oil is high in vitamins A and E. 

Kaolin Clay:  Kaolin clay has the remarkable ability to draw out impurities from the skin, leaving pores cleansed and unclogged to reduce blackheads and acne. This clay can soak up excess oil on the skin and hair and is effective on all skin types, even very sensitive skin. Kaolin clay also improves blood circulation to promote skin healing, exfoliates dead skin cells and helps cleanse hair.

Mango Seed Butter:  Mango butter is extracted from the kernel of the mango fruit and is high in antioxidants and vitamins. It contains high levels of saturated and mono-saturated fatty acids, providing emollient properties and elasticity to the hair and skin. 

Olive Oil:  Olive oil is an intense moisturizer and combats extra-dry skin. 

Peppermint Oil:  Peppermint oil helps reduce skin dryness and itchiness. It also increases blood circulation around the scalp to stimulate hair growth. 

Propanediol: a natural, green, propylene glycol alternative derived from corn sugar, used as a humectant, hair and skin conditioner, preservative booster, and solvent with a light, non-sticky feel. Propanediol increases hydration of the skin and hair and offers a clean feeling after rinsing, while increasing hair and skin moisturization, improving hair detangling, reducing hair static and improving wet and dry combing. 

Sandalwood Oil With its rich woody and warm aroma, sandalwood works to even skin tone, soothe acne and reduce skin redness with its anti-inflammatory properties. It's a natural antibacterial and antiseptic, helping to fight off acne and razor burn causing bacteria, as well as keeping pimple wounds clean and germ-free. 

Sea Kelp Bioferment:  This natural kelp extract is derived from the fermentation of Sea Kelp using Lactobacillus, the same bacteria that produces yogurt, sour cream and sour dough breads, among many other foods. Fermentation breaks down the cellular tissue of the kelp leaf, thereby increasing the bioavailability of the naturally occurring chemical compounds abundant in kelp. Fermentation and subsequent reduction of the kelp liquor results in the concentration of these vital nutrients. Our Sea Kelp is harvested from the Atlantic Coast of North America.

Shea Butter:  Shea butter is extracted from the seeds of the Vitellaria paradoxa tree native to West Africa. Two fatty acids, oleic acid and stearic acid, make up a large part of Shea butter, helping it absorb into the skin easily. Shea butter protects the skin from drying out, provides some protection against UV exposure, and helps improve skin elasticity. 

Soy Wax:  Soy wax is softer than petroleum jelly based products and easier to wash off. This prevents the build up of hair product that can lead to dandruff, hair loss and irritable scalp. The wax is also a natural moisturizer to tame frizzy hair and treat dry, brittle hair. 

Tea Tree Oil:  When used in hair products, tea tree oil helps to unclog hair follicles and nourish hair roots. When used on the skin, tea tree oil penetrates the skin to unblock the sebaceous glands, disinfect pores and dry out whiteheads, blackheads and pimples. 

Vitamin C:  This crucial vitamin boosts the skin's collagen production to give you firmer, more plump skin and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. The antioxidant properties of Vitamin C help fight free radicals and damage caused by UV radiation to create younger-looking skin. 

Vitamin E:  Vitamin E is a powerful, fat-soluble antioxidant that can rejuvenate hair and skin. When used on the skin, it works to fade scars, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and treats hyper-pigmentation - reducing uneven color and dark patches.  

White Willow Bark Powder Extract:  This extract is ideal for reducing inflammation and associated redness, plus, it acts as an efficacious antimicrobial.

Witch Hazel Hydrosol:  Our Witch Hazel Hydrosol (aka Witch Hazel Distillate) is a product of the steam distillation of Witch Hazel leaves and stems.  It has a delicate herbaceous fragrance with subtle floral and fruity notes. Witch Hazel Hydrosol contains between 5% to 12% tannins, flavonoids, and catechins, to act as anti-inflammatories, anti-oxidants, astringents. Hamamelitannin and hamamelose are strong anti-inflammatories and astringents, while proanthocynanins are potent anti-oxidants up to 20 times stronger than Vitamin C and 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E. Gallic acid, a flavonoid, is a good wound healer as well as anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. For all skin types, the proanthocyanins stabilize collagen and elastin and work as very good anti-oxidants, while the other constituents work as anti-inflammatories. It can be used in lotions, gels, and other treatments for cellulite or varicose veins to act as a venous constrictor that reduces tissue swelling while offering a cooling sensation. It can act to reduce swelling in eye care products, such as gels.