Olaplex No.0 Intensive Bond Building Treatment Ingredients Explained

Last updated on October 25, 2023. Submitted by bradley_gilbert.

Overview

What it is

Hair serum with 4 ingredients

Cool Features

It is vegan, cruelty-free, fungal acne (malassezia) safe, and reef safe

Free From

It doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates

Fun facts

Olaplex is from United States. This product is used in 10 routines created by our community.

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Ingredient List (4)

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Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

Ingredients Overview

Here's our quick-to-read summary of the ingredients in this product. Keep scrolling if you'd like to learn more about what each ingredient does!
Ingredient
Features
1
Skin Conditioning, Solvent
2
Skin Conditioning
3
Preservative
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4
Masking, Preservative
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Ingredients Explained

This product contains 4 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
1
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it helps dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. Talk about multi-purpose! If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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2
What it does: Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate.

3
What it does: Preservative
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. Studies show that phenoxyethanol can prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent that is similar to that of a rose.

It's often used in formulations along with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.

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What it does: Masking, Preservative
Community Rating: Disliked

Sodium Benzoate is a preservative. It's used in both cosmetic and food products to inhibit the growth of mold and bacteria. It is typically produced synthetically.

Both the US FDA and EU Health Committee have approved the use of sodium benzoate. In the US, levels of 0.1% (of the total product) are allowed.

Sodium benzoate works as a preservative by inhibiting the growth of bacteria inside of cells. It prevents the cell from fermenting a type of sugar using an enzyme called phosphofructokinase.

Sodium Benzoate is the salt of benzoic acid. Foods containing sodium benzoate include soda, salad dressings, condiments, fruit juices, wines, and snack foods.

Studies for using ascorbic acid and sodium benzoate in cosmetics are lacking, especially in skincare routines with multiple steps.

We always recommend speaking with a professional, such as a dermatologist, if you have any concerns.

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When to use

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Directions

1. Apply slowly to dry hair, distributing evenly from root to tip.
2. Work No.0 into small sections by squeezing the liquid into the hair to be fully absorbed as you go.
Hair should be damp, not drenched.
3. Let process for 10 minutes.
4. Do not rinse.

1. Apply slowly to dry hair, distributing evenly from root to tip.
2. Work No.0 into small sections by squeezing the liquid into the hair to be fully absorbed as you go.
Hair should be damp, not drenched.
3. Let process for 10 minutes.
4. Do not rinse.

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