Honestly, I started using Acure Organics’ Moroccan Argan Stem Cell Shampoo & Conditioner because I liked the look of their bottles. I’m a designer – what can I say!?
But, when I realized it was the only shampoo & conditioner around that doesn’t use water as a first ingredient, I was sold! Actually, Acure doesn’t use water as an ingredient at all.
Most often the first ingredient in almost all bath, body and hair care products is water, even the best natural and organic ones.Â I can only assume this method is a cost reduction effort.
It makes sense right? If you water down the ingredients, it costs a whole lot less to make?
But, Acure products are different. They start off with a blend of 5 healthy certified organicÂ super-fruitsÂ and herbs!
They call it the Curoxidant Blend, which I’ll discuss in more detail in a bit.
Since I’ve been using this shampoo and conditioner, only a few months now, my hair looks healthier and I don’t even have to use conditioner anymore if I don’t want to! I can’t believe I can actually comb through my hair without conditioner. Because, only a few months ago, if I would have just used shampoo – there was no way my stubborn hairs were gonna let my comb through ’em!
Now, I’veÂ tried all 3 sets of Acure shampoos and conditioners, all of the body lotions and my favorite argan oil dark chocolate + mint lip balm is tingly, healthy andÂ delicious! I love it all and not just because it smells good and works well! There’s so much more to Acure products than that.
Hear me out about why I’m so in love with Acure Organics Products…
Acure’s Kick Butt Ingredients
About 60-65% of whatever goes on your skin also goes straight through to your bloodstream. People often forget that our skin is our largest organ and we need to protect it just as we need to protect our internal organs.
This is the first reason Acure Organics ingredients are kick butt!
There are absolutely zero sassy ingredients in their line of products, and they travel the globe in search for the highest quality ingredients. Â Everything they make is free ofÂ parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, harmful preservatives, mineral oil and artificial colors. Among many others.
For more information on toxic chemicals and other yuck to avoid putting on your skin, check out our infographic on 12 toxic chemicals your skin is absorbing.
All Acure products are also gluten-free, 100% vegan and free from animal cruelty. Ding!
Skin Immune Technology/Supplements For Your Skin
Every ingredient Acure uses has a beneficial purpose. For instance, they add organic pumpkin seed oil to their Argan Shampoo which is high in omega 3 & 6 fatty acids to add shine.
The CellÂ StimulatingÂ Facial Mask has french green clay to draw out impurities & sea buckthorn oil, high in Omega 7, for moisture.
They add organic avocado oil to provide vitamin B12 and moisture to their lemongrass shampoo.
The Balancing Rose & Red Tea Facial Toner has organic witch hazel to purify, organic vegetable glycerin to moisturize and organic rose and chamomile to soothe, calm and restore the skins natural protective layer.
They add things likeÂ organic olive oil, cocoa butter, evening primrose in the Ultra-Hydrating Lotion to provide moisture.
The unique 4 phase Skin Immune complex moisturizes your skin against the toxic yuck and helps boost your skin cellÂ defensiveÂ systems.
OurÂ skin is a major part of our body’s immune system. It helps defend our insides from environmental stresses and harmful toxic chemicals. Over time, our skin’s barrier function decreases allowing the passing through of these harmful substances into our bodies.
Acure uses this Skin Immune Technology in all of their Body Lotions, Day Cream, Night Cream, Radical Wrinkle Complex, Radical Resurfacing & Oil Control Facial Moisturizer.
Here’s a more detailed look at this 4 phase Skin Immune complex:
- Specialized White HorehoundÂ Plant Stem Cells -Â ClinicallyÂ proven to boost the enzyme ability of the skin to support its immune response.
- ResveratrolÂ Probiotics – Helps to reduce inflammation.
- Olive Leaf – to help ward off bacteria, viruses and fungus.
- Organic Argan Oil & CoQ10 – To protect,Â strengthenÂ and moisturize.
I love that each and every Acure ingredient has a specific healthy rhyme and reason!
Specialized Active Plant Stem Cells
Having done much research on each and every ingredient before adding it to the mix, Acure explains the reason for using active plant stem cells,
Active Stem cells contain all theÂ beneficialÂ markers that a specific plant carries. Being able to isolate and amplify these benefits up to 1000 times their naturalÂ bio-availabilityÂ makes stem cell science so unique.
Besides the White Horehound plant stem cells used in the Skin Immune Technology, you’ll also find Echinacea, Gotu Kola and Argan Stem Cells used in Acure Organics products.
Echinacea Stem Cells promote cellular regeneration at the root level. You’ll find echinacea stem cells in Acure’s Pure Mint shampoo & conditioner.
Gotu Kola Stem Cells are shown to firm and help your skin fight environmental damage and free radicals. You’ll find Gotu Kola stem cells in Acure’s Day Cream.
Argan stem cells moisturize and hydrate while restoring and repairing at the cellular level. Here are someÂ Acure products with Argan stem cells!
Moroccan Argan oil and stem cells have so many amazing and uplifting health benefits! Â Learn more from our Infographic on the Health Benefits of Argan Oil.
FYI, you can even get pure 100% Argan Oil to fight lines, repairs imperfections, minimizes scars and stretch marks, restore texture, elasticity and tone, and reduce inflammation.
Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF)
Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) is a powerful plant derived substance that comes from the nuclei of a single-cell green algae and is found only in chlorella. It contains vitamins, nucleic acids, amino acids, peptides, polysaccharides, and beta glucans that nourish and replenish your body.
Some people believe CGF a true miracle for the skin. Its nucleic acids help to enhance our body’s natural defense system, remove impurities from your body, and renew cellular strength. As we age, we create less RiboNucleicAcid (RNA) and DeoxyriboNucleicAcid (DNA) and that’s when we see signs of aging start to appear.
CGF is proven to protect our skin from this enzyme damage and helps to perfectly replicate our healthy RNA and DNA cells.
Acure has the highest source of RNA available for your skin.
Our anti-aging products use CGF at an amazing 5% concentration.Â Clinical studies have shown CGF to increase collagen expression by 333% when used at 1% concentration.
According to NewsMedical.net,
Collagen is a part of the connective tissue that in the skin helps in firmness, suppleness and constant renewal of skin cells. Collagen is vital for skin elasticity.
Rebuilding and protecting collagen and elastin fibers is the key to reducing signs of aging, and that’s exactly what Acure’s products with CGF naturally and effectively help to do.
Watch a Video About Acure’s Facial Scrub Containing Organic Chlorella Growth Factor
Acure uses their Curoxidant Blend in almost all of their products! This blend is made up of 5 certified organicÂ super-fruitsÂ andÂ herbs that are freeze dried and carefully mixed together. It provides high antioxidant benefits and effectivelyÂ neutralizes free radicals to help reverse signs of aging. The blend includes:
- Organic Euterpe oleracea (Acai) Berry– Acai (ah-sigh-ee)Â Berry is used for its traditional medicinal purposes and ability to fight off infections. Acai is highly recognized for its antioxidant properties and is high in omega fatty acids and anthocyanins.
- Organic Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry)– Blackberries are yet another super antioxidant that contain tannins and Â gallic acidÂ (help protect from cellular damage and may prevent heart disease & cancer as well as containÂ anti-fungal and anti-viral properties), and Vitamin C.
- Organic Rosa canina (Rosehips)– The fruit of the rose bush is one of the most powerful natural sources of vitamin C. It is also a powerful source of vitamins A, D, E, as well as flavonoids (polyphenolic compounds found in plants with antioxidant power that may reduce your risk for a variety of diseases)Â and lycopene (a phytochemical that fights free-radical molecules fromÂ acceleratingÂ the aging process).
- Organic Punica granatum (Pomegranate)– Pomegranate has strong anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. A University of Michigan Medical study showed that pomegranate seed oil stimulates keratinocyte proliferation, which strengthens and repairs the epidermis outermost layers of cells in the skin. Pomegranate is one of the only plant sources of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) which is a potent nutrient otherwise found in grass-fed beef and raw dairy products from grass-fed cattle.
- Organic Rooibos-Â Rooibos is a red tea popular for its high antioxidant content and also contains healthy anti-inflammatory properties.
Green & Fair Trade Certified
Acure Organics believes in the positive impact that the Fair Trade movement has on many people and our planet. Thus, they useÂ Fair Trade Certified ingredients in all of their products!
Developing farming communities all over the world have used the funds from Fair Trade to improve their quality of life.
When you purchase truly certified Fair Trade products, you are also supporting and contributing to the livelihood of these farming communities and the impact is huge!
Many struggling farmers end upÂ compromising their land and surrounding ecosystems by engaging in poor practicesÂ likeÂ deforestation and erosion, use of harmful toxins, and disposal of pollutants into the water supply.Â Fair Trade prices fight poverty and guarantee livable wages for workers and their families allowing farmers toÂ avoid cost-cutting practices that sacrifice quality.Â Fair Trade products also guarantee prohibition of harmful agrochemicals and GMO’s.
Fair Trade promises access to doctors, medicine and proper nutrition. Schools are built and children are able to get an education rather than being forced to work in theÂ fields.
Farmers are able to learn and implement very strict environmentally sustainable practices and growing techniques that are internationallyÂ monitored.Â They gain resources for converting to organic farming, reforestation, water conservation and environmental education teaching them how to preserve the land for the future while helping to create a greener planet!
Many Acure Organics products support theÂ Eco-friendly supply chain. Most of the packaging Â is 100% biodegradable and made from recycled materials!
A Great Value
We believeÂ in pursuing a triple bottom line. People and planet are just as important as profit. ~ Acure
I really think the makers behind Acure Products actually believe this…If they didn’t, they’d water everything down like everyone else!
They put so much care into their formulations. I truly admire the precision of their work. In our mainstream, conventional, Big Pharma, Big Food, agricultural doom of a country – it’s hard to find products like this. Ones that actually do some good for our health and bodies in a multitude of ways!
If you want to invest in something beneficial for your health and your body, Acure is it.
Sure, we might pay a little more for these products than we would at Wal Mart for a bottle of crap.
But, I’d much rather make an investment in my health whileÂ reapingÂ the benefits of the pure and natural wonders inside of a bottle of anything Acure!
I want to know your opinion,Â advice, and questions! Leave a comment at the end of this post ; )
+Ashley SteinbrinckÂ writes regularly about natural health and happiness for Natural Healthy Concepts. Visit the site today to browse a wide selection of herbalÂ nutritional supplements,Â vitaminsÂ andÂ homeopathic medicine.
Awesome Products! Awesome article Ashley!
Thanks, Lisha! ; )
Are all of their products biodegradable as well?
I just looked at the ingredients for their peppermint and echinacea line (shampoo and conditioner) the very first ingredient is Water… ?
@Kraftdinner…Wow! You are right, lol. I checked my bottles I’m using right now.
Arg I saw as well, maybe they changed their recipe / formulation??