Eco-consciousness requires a holistic approach that targets every aspect of a brand’s actions. From the sourcing and formulation of ingredients up to packaging and distribution, many beauty brands are working towards a happier, healthier planet.
BIBO stands for bars in, bottles out. More than just a brand name, it is a mantra for their mission to create shampoo bars, conditioner bars, lotion and soap bars that aren’t made at the expense of the planet. Their Renewing Shampoo Bar for All Hair Types is one of the items that the Clean Beauty Awards judges are talking about. We chatted with BIBO founders about the depth of their eco-conscious approach to cosmetics.
What makes BIBO stand out?
BIBO is all about transparency! We’re on a mission to create clean beauty products that aren’t made at the expense of the consumer and our planet. While we look to the past for our inspiration with our plant-derived active ingredients, we also look to the future in our forward-thinking, Eco-conscious approach to cosmetic innovation.
Who loves your shampoo bar?
The Renewing Shampoo Bar for All Hair Types is loved by eco-warriors of all hair types. It is gentle enough for everyday use and adds moisture, volume, strength and shine to hair. The intense moisturizing qualities of the natural fatty acids found in kokum butter and argan butter restore that natural shine and glow to your hair while strengthening hair follicles and promoting growth.
What research make you choose these ingredients?
We did a great deal of research to ensure the best possible ingredients. You can see some of the research that supports our choices here:Kokum Butter
Tell us about the ingredients in your Renewing Shampoo Bar and how they stand out.
We have a long list of purposeful ingredients that make the Renewing Shampoo Bar so special. Pineapple Extract is rich in vitamins like vitamin C, B1 and B2 that protect and purify your hair. Pineapple is also rich in antioxidants and enzymes that improve the elasticity and thickness of your hair.
Dragon's Blood Extract is 100% natural with anti-microbial and antioxidant properties. It is used for its thickening effect on hair strands thus boosting volume and shine.
Silk Peptide is a highly purified grade of natural silk that is processed in a way that retains the original chemical composition of silk. By creating a protective barrier over your hair, this nutrient-rich natural protein works to replenish with essential amino acids that boost the production of keratin. It leaves the hair incredibly silky, soft and smooth.
Hydrolyzed Rice Protein is a natural volumizing alternative. It increases your hair’s ability to bind moisture, which reduces harmful hair breakage by increasing follicle strength and flexibility. Ginseng Extract is a natural extract that encourages the production of dermal cells, thereby strengthening the hair roots and follicles, encouraging new hair growth and preventing breakages.
Kokum and Argan Butter are the natural, moisturizing qualities that work to promote hair growth, strengthen hair follicles and reduce hair breakage.
Cetyl Alcohol is derived from vegetable oils with conditioning properties for hair and skin. Vegetable Glycerin acts as a gentle moisturizing agent.
Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride is an organic, water-soluble compound that contains conditioning properties.
Sodium Lactate is a natural ingredient that works as a superior moisturizer to keep hair and skin hydrated.
What is it about these particular ingredients that make them differ from the natural ingredients used in similar products?
The amount of plant and fruit extracts used in this product, and the combination of ingredients is what sets this product apart. 13/17 ingredients are active. Ingredients are sourced only from suppliers under The Leaping Bunny Program as we are Leaping Bunny Certified. Most ingredients are organic, kosher, vegan, and Ecocert/Cosmos approved. Every ingredient plays a vital role in doing something for your hair.
How do consumers use these bars for the biggest benefits?
The shampoo bar in itself is a great product. To apply, wet hair and rub directly onto it. The bar is concentrated so a little goes a long way! To offer the best results - after shampooing and rinsing, use the renewing conditioner bar or any one of our other conditioner bars. The conditioner bar has been designed to complement the shampoo bar. It adds moisture, smooths hair, and most importantly seals your cuticles. We recommend leaving your bar in a cool, dry area in between washes to ensure that the bar does not degrade.
[BIBO](https://bibo-barsinbottlesout..com) is the ultimate eco-warrior beauty brand, eliminating the need for packaging. Their forward-thinking approach to skincare is exactly what our planet needs. Try their Renewing Conditioner Bar to complement their Renewing Shampoo Bar.
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