Simbae’s philosophy is to combine nature with innovative technology into our products and ingredients to deliver premium and wholesome care for your pets, our products always comply with existing regulations and meet our own stringent standards of sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives, in which we collectively as a company strive to go above and beyond to ensure we offer products that are gentler and safer four pets and owners alike.
Simbae is proudly formulated in Australia, alongside our Australian UK Chemist who set out to support us in meeting the highest sustainable standard for our pet brand. Without cutting any corners or cost, we assure to only use the best ingredients possible. Therefore, we measure ourselves against the Nordic Swan*, who are well known for their highest standards in Product Sustainability.
How do we define natural?
Simbae defines natural ingredients as “derived from plant, vegetable or mineral origin, through physical processing, facilitated by simple chemical reactions.” Simbae formulates all its products with human-grade ingredients presenting the essence of nature and life, from renewable and sustainable botanical, vegetable and mineral sources. All Simbae product contains mostly naturally derived ingredients and organic ingredients.
How we source our ingredients?
Ingredients sourcing must meet Simbae’s strict sourcing criteria: Ingredients must be natural or organic, close to nature, cleanly processed and harvested in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.
How does Simbae safeguard our ecosystem, humans, and pets?
Simbae’s ingredients are tested for biodegradable, sustainability and safe for the environment, humans, and pets. ensuring that ingredients meet all established human safety data and are unlikely to cause any skin irritation or allergies.
Certified Organic Aloe Vera, the juice is drained from the cut leaves and then concentrated by evaporation. The rich and complex network of sugars give Aloe its moisturising and skin protective properties. In addition to that Aloe Contains Vitamin A, C, E, Minerals, and Sugars that all help with skin rejuvenation and softening.
Argan Oil is extracted and produced from the nut of Argan Tree exclusively of Southwestern Morocco. Hair-caring nutrients such as Vitamin E, Omega 3, Omega 9, and Unsaturated fatty acids make Argan Oil very effective for hair growth. Argan Oil penetrates into the hair pores and shaft to enhance the elasticity of the hair, also restoring the shine and vitality of the hair.
Avocado Oil is a natural, cold pressed oil obtained from the fruit of the avocado. This oil is rich in vitamins and minerals and is recommended for dry and dehydrated skin, and sensitive skin. Avocado Oil is an excellent extract because it promotes cell regeneration, and is used both for the care of dry, cracked and damaged skin barrier. Making this extract highly effective oil for treating dry, rough and chapped skin in atopic dermatitis.
Awapuhi Leaf is a perennial leafy herb grown in the tropical climates of Malaysia, Hawaii, Belize, Central Solomon islands, and Fiji. For centuries, Hawaiians have been using this red ginger extract for its benefits to skin and hair. High flavonoid percent in Awapuhi Leaf helps rebuild and repair dry brittle hair strands, and adds volume to the hair strands, it is an exceptional moisturizer, natural hair softener and shine enhancer.
Sodium Bicarbonate or Baking Soda is a compound with the formula NaHCO3. Sodium Bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. Found in naturally in Mineral Springs and Lake Beds. Baking Soda is a great natural surfactant and cleaning agent. Combining this age-old active into a modern, high performance formula gives us the best of both worlds.
Certified Organic Betaine is a mild, amphoteric natural surfactant derived from coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine. Betaine is available as gold color liquid solution, this natural surfactant is often used to boost and stabilize foam and improve viscosity. Betaine is well known for its gentle cleansing ability and foaming qualities.
Great Burdock Root Extract has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries. Rich in phytosterols and essential fatty acids that improve hair strength & promote natural hair growth. Reduces and reverses hair thinning, treats scalp irritation, itching, dandruff, and improves overall scalp conditions. Burdock helps restore and maintain a healthy hair & scalp.
Certified Organic Chamomile is obtained through methods involving hydro distillation. This technique allows water-soluble and some volatile components, such as the essential oils, into the extract. Chamomile is one of natures miracle ingredients, a rich source of the powerful anti-inflammatory Bisabolol Chamomile soothes and calms irritated and dry skin. Chamomile is also well known for its relaxing effects on the mind and spirit making this a gentle choice.
Cinnamon leaves of the tree are steam distilled to extract the oil. Oil taken from the leaves, rather than the dried bark, tends to be a more delicate oil. Certified Organic Cinnamon leaf oil is warm and stimulating, yet has strong anti-inflammatory properties and conditions the skin. The oil is considered an analgesic, antiseptic, antibiotic, astringent, and stimulating remedy. Great for pain relief as it boost circulation and increases feelings of warmth and security.
Citric Acid is Certified Organic and can be found in fruits like Kiwi, Grapefruit, Manadrin, and Tangerine. This organic acid is a pH adjuster and acts as a natural preservative. Citric Acid is used to adjust the pH of our products to ensure that they function at there most efficient. Citric acid is an alpha hydroxy acid used in personal care products to adjust the acidity or promote skin peeling and re-growth.
COCONUT BASE CLEANSER
Coconut Base Cleanser is derived from Conconut Oil. Our mild coconut cleanser is a key component of our shampoos for its ability to cleanse gently and throughly, leaving your pet’s fur looking and feeling fabulous!
Coconut Glucose is high in naturally occurring saturated fat from short and medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) such as lauric acid. Coconut Glucose also contain the following nutrients that can have benefits for the skin & hair such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Folate, Potassium, Manganese, Copper, Selenium, Iron, Phosphorous.
Coconut Oil has been an integral part of the hair and skin care regiment in tropical regions such as the Caribbean, South & Central America, South East Asia, and Africa. One of the best nutritional oils for hair growth - essential proteins found in coconut oil nourish dry damaged hair and penetrate deep into the follicles to grow the hair stronger and fuller. High Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and Iron content nourish the hair follicles, and prevent hair loss or damage.
Comfrey contains an essential fatty acid known as gamma linoleic acid and vitamin B12. Comfrey leaves are rich in carbohydrates, which soothe dry, damaged skin, and the allantoin content, which promotes skin cell rejuvenation and regenerates damaged tissue. Traditionally used for its wound healing and anti-inflammatory processes comfrey is a great all-round skin conditioner.
Ginger produces clusters of white and pink flower buds that bloom into yellow flowers. Ginger is a great anti-spasmodic additive and as such it can help calm and sooth us when we feel stressed. It is also naturally stimulating and a powerful antioxidant great for all-round health and vitality.
Certified Organic Glycerin is a naturally occurring alcohol compound and a component of many lipids. Our Glycerin is of vegetable grade and is a simple sugar alcohol compound. Appearance is a clear, viscous liquid is valued for it’s humectant and solvent characteristics. Glycerin is a powerful humectant or water binder that helps to deliver moisture back onto your skin after washing.
Certified Organic Xanthan Gum is produced by the fermentation of glucose, sucrose, or lactose by the Xanthomonas campestris bacterium. After fermentation, the polysaccharide is precipitated from a growth medium with isopropyl alcohol, dried, and ground into a fine powder. It is then added to a liquid medium to form the gum. Xanthan Gum is gluten-free, this gum agent serves as a stabilizer and emulsifier, as well as a foam enhancer and thickener.
Certified Organic Honey is a substance produced by bees from the nectar of certain flowering plants. It role in wound-healing is multi-faceted. Honey is the perfect ingredient for natural hydration of the skin, it helps to balance the skins moisture levels. Honey is a natural moisturiser due to its high sugar content, it is also a rich anti-microbial ingredient and has been used to manage ulcerated wounds for century’s.
Certified Organic Horsetail is a close relative of the fern, it is a non-flowering weed found throughout parts of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. The plant is a perennial (returns each year) with hollow stems and shoots that look like asparagus at first. Horsetail is rich in silica, vitamins and other trace minerals that assist in maintaining the hairs healthy shine and fullness. It can also help to strengthen the hair, preventing premature hair fall.
Jasmine oil is a natural essential oil derived from the Jasmine flower, commonly used in Asian and Eastern cultures. Jasmine oil contains moisturizing properties to stop prevent hair breakage, Jasmine oil is light and able to penetrate the hair shaft and cuticle to deeply conditions while also maintaining your natural moisture and elasticity. Jasmine oil creates a conducive condition that not only hydrates but seals in moisture to the hair and scalp.
Jojoba Oil is extracted from the jojoba trees native to the Sonora Desert of Mexico, California, and Arizona. Jojoba oil is similar to the sebum produced by the oil glands in the scalp, so its easily absorbed. Moisturizes & nourishes the scalp deep inside the follicles to promote healthy scalp and hair growth, Jojoba oil molecules penetrate deep in scalp to prevent dry hair, dandruff, dry scalp, and psoriasis.
Keratin has various sulfur-containing fibrous proteins that form the chemical basis of horny epidermal tissues (as hair and nails). Our hair consists of amino acids bound up in Keratin and as such, we add this to our hair formulations to boost the strength, vitality, and thickness of the hair naturally.
Certified Organic Lavender is from the fresh lavender-coloured flower tops of the lavender plant. It is known for its aroma therapeutic, balancing and soothing fragrance, which has a calming effect on the nervous system and helps treat skin conditions aggravated by stress. Lavender is well known for its soothing and calming properties but it is also a gentle yet effective natural anti-microbial ingredient.
Lemongrass essential oil is a source of essential vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate and vitamin C. It also provides essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, zinc and iron. Lemongrass oil can strengthen your hair follicles, or struggling with hair loss or an itchy and irritated scalp the soothing and bacteria-killing properties will leave hair shiny, fresh, and odor free.
MACADAMIA NUT OIL
Australian Macadamia oil is Certified Organic, extracted from the nuts of the macadamia tree (Macadamia Ternifolia). Macadamia oil is unique in that it contains a high percentage of palmitoleic acid. Australian Macadamia Oil is a highly stable oil rich in Omega 7 fatty acids which are excellent at boosting cellular renewal. This natural and sustainably sourced oil is also highly skin-compatible and has a light feel for moisturisation without greasiness.
Mandarin is a fruit of an evergreen shrub native to Asia that belongs to the family of Rutaceae and are thought to have originated in the forests of China. Mandarin oranges resemble a common orange in shape but are smaller in size and come with a thin peel. The antioxidant properties of mandarins help fight pollution. Hence they protect hair by conditioning them and adding an instant shine and bounce will be visible for the hair.
Neem oil is extracted from the seeds and fruits of the neem tree, a large-sized evergreen tree, which is known in the Indian sub-continent since antiquities. With extraordinarily high levels of antioxidants Neem oil protects the scalp skin from ongoing damage. Neem oil also has regenerative properties, it’s moisturizing effects revitalizes and restores dry, under-nourished or rough hair to a smooth, silky texture.
Oatmeal is an annual grass, just like wheat. Oats have benefits for hair, they contain nutrients in them make your hair stronger and scalp healthier. Oats also give a shinier and silkier appearance along with increase hair strength.
Olive Oil is obtained from the fruit of the olive trees native to the Mediterranean Sea region. Olive oil nourishes, conditions, revitalizes, and improves the strength and elasticity of the hair, providing relief for dry damaged and over heated hair. Olive Oil reduces the production of DHT, a hormone that decreases the hair shaft resulting in hair, repairs damaged hair and grows new hair.
Rosemary oil is extracted from the evergreen aromatic herb. Rosemary stimulates the hair follicles, grows the hair stronger, fuller, prevents hair loss, and treats scalp problems, antiseptic agents cleanse the hair follicles of buildup. Rosemary is very beneficial for dry, flaky scalps & adds a natural sheen to the hair.
Sodium chloride, also known as salt, common salt, table salt or halite, is an ionic compound with the formula NaCl, representing equal proportions of sodium and chlorine. Derived from the Sea Salt such as the Dead Sea, Great Salt Lake. We use natural salts to help soften our water improving the cleaning efficacy of our products and improving cling time.
Certified Organic Shea Butter is created from the Karite Nut Tree that grows in the savannah regions of West and Central Africa. Been used on the skin and hair for centuries. Naturally rich in Vitamin E, F, A, shea butter is a superb moisturizer that also has exceptional healing properties. Shea Butter provides essential nutrients and moisture from the scalp to the tips, protects the hair, soothes dryness, repairs damaged hair, and hydrates the scalp and hair.
Soy protein is a protein that is isolated from soybean. It is made from soybean meal that has been dehulled and defatted. Soy protein is an excellent source of protein and since hair is primarily composed of protein, a diet rich in soy is beneficial for optimum hair growth.
Sunflower Oil is extracted from the seeds of this annual flowering plant that is part of the daisy family. This tall plant is native to North America and has been used for centuries to treat acne and other skin inflammatory issues. Sunflower Oil is a great source of Beta-Carotene, Vitamins, Anti-Oxidants, and Fatty Acids. The antioxidants in sunflower oil protects your skin against free radicals, sunburn, and sun damage.
Derived from Methylglycinediacetic Acid Trisodium Salts. The active ingredient contained in Methylglycinediacetic Acid, is classified as being readily biodegradable according to the OECD criteria. We have chosen Methylglycinediacetic Acid Trisodium Salt as our chelate as a replacement for less environmental chelating agents. Boosts preservative and anti-microbial performance which means that we can use less of these precious actives while remaining safe and clean.
Vegetable oils are triglycerides extracted from plants, such oils have been part of human culture for millennia. Hair, skin, and body health, need vegetable oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil and castor oil, which are indispensable for preserving and making them shine beautifully, moisturized, and healthy.
Vitamin A helps form & maintain healthy tissue, skin, hair, teeth. Essential for health hair and scalp, helps to maintain normal hair growth by preventing hair thinning and re-grows lost hair. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that helps produce healthy sebum in the scalp, with antioxidant properties protect the hair from free radicals that may cause damage.
Vitamin B5 is part of the pantothenic acid alcohol is involved as a relevant component of coenzyme a metabolism in regenerative processes of the skin. Vitamin B5 plays an important role in protecting the barrier of our skin, preventing it from drying out and becoming vulnerable to infection. We add this into our products to assist in maintaining the skins functionality without compromising the cleaning ability.
Vitamin D is perfect for hair follicles that are highly sensitive to hormones. Vitamin D is a hormone that plays an important role in calcium homeostasis, immune regulation and cell growth differentiation. In the scientific world, it’s well-known that alopecia areata is commonly found in patients with vitamin D deficiency, vitamin D-resistant rickets or vitamin D receptor mutation.
Certified Organic Vitamin E is the ester of acetic acid and Tocopherol (Vitamin E). Tocopherol is a fat-soluble vitamin that can be isolated and naturally derived from soybeans, vegetable oil, dairy products, meat, eggs, cereals, nuts, and leafy green and yellow vegetables. Vitamin E is great for maintaining the skins barrier function, something that hard working hands may need help with! Our highly stable vitamin E helps to keep your hands in top condition..
Water or otherwise known as Aqua, is a purified, deionized or demineralized water that has passed through filters to remove minerals. Water is required to give the other ingredients space to swell, become active or form structures that assist in the functioning of the formulation. Our water is pure and filtered to insure that our products are made to the highest possible microbial standards. This reduces the burden on our preservative agents making the products safer and less likely to cause irritation.