What makes Everist super clean?
Our plant-based formulas are free-from harmful chemicals as well as parabens, sulfates, dyes and synthetic fragrances.
Are Everist products safe for colored or chemically treated hair?
Yes. We don't use any sulfates or other harsh surfactants that can strip color away. Our products are completely safe whether your hair is bleached, dyed, permed or straightened.
What about sulfates, triclosan, and dyes?
Nope. 100% free!
How about fragrance?
Everist is free of phthalates and synthetic fragrance. We do use some essential oils for their hair and skin benefits, including bergamot, orange, rosemary, clary sage and peppermint, which they will always be clearly listed on the label. They smell pretty great too!
Are they plant-based + cruelty-free?
Yes, because no one (including you and our furry friends) should get hurt for the sake of beauty.
Are they non-GMO?
How about gluten-free?
Our formulas do not contain gluten-based ingredients, however since our formulas are plant-based there is a small chance for traces of gluten from where they are produced.
Are haircare concentrates good for scalp health?
Yes, we know your scalp is skin too. We use ingredients like aloe vera to soothe and nourish and peppermint to increase blood circulation which aids in healthy hair growth. Think of it as skincare for your scalp!
Are body wash concentrates good for my skin?
Yes, we believe your body wash should do more than just cleanse your skin - it should condition too. We've therefore removed the water and packed these formulas with skincare ingredients like aloe vera and betaine that soothe and hydrate the skin the more you work it in. A true multi-tasker.
Are they safe for our water systems?
We care about what goes on your skin, as well as down the drain and into our water systems. We chose plant-based and biodegradable ingredients over the widely used petroleum-derived, synthetic ingredients for this reason.
Can I wash my hair or body in lakes and streams?
We don't recommend it - but that goes for any soap. Although our products are made from biodegradable, plant-based ingredients that are able to break down naturally, Everist follows the Leave No Trace principles and we don't recommend using any cleansing agents in streams, ponds, and lakes, as it can disrupt delicate ecosystems.
So then, how can I safely use Everist outdoors?
We recommend using a camp shower or filling a bucket with water and taking it about 200ft / 70m from any water source. Use small amount of the concentrate (a little goes a long way!) and then just dig about 6 inches deep to dispose of any soapy water (or use a designated greywater drain). Fun fact - bacterias in the soil will biodegrade the product safely! Nature at its finest.
Are your products biodegradable?
Yes - our shampoo, conditioner, body wash and exfoliating body wash concentrates are 100% biodegradable. Our deep conditioning concentrate contains a clean, high-performance ingredient (behentrimonium chloride) that is in most clean conditioners, but it's known to not readily biodegrade. We use a small, safe amount, but recommend you use in a proper shower and water filtration system vs outdoors.