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ALTERNA CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Shampoo

What it is:A luxurious, sulfate-free cleanser that restores moisture while protecting hair from color fade, daily stresses, and future damage.What it does:Revitalize brittle hair and bring back silky radiance with Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Moisture Shampoo. It restores and rebalances moisture while protecting color and improving the overall appearance of dry, brittle hair. Infused with Alterna's Age-Control Complex®, which includes caviar extract, vitamin C, and cytokines, your hair will be left stronger, healthier, and younger-looking. It's also formulated with Seasilk®, Enzymetherapy®, and Color Hold® with UVA/UVB protection to shield from color fade, daily stresses, and future damage.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Phthalates Research results:Testers who used Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner: - 100% of women saw notable improvement in shine, texture, softness, and manageability after just 1 use
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Questions & Answers for ALTERNA CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Shampoo

Question
sulfate free?
it says sulfate free.. but when i read the ingredients its says "Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate". so is this sulfate free or not?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
Francesca
(Reno, NV)
on CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Shampoo
9 answers
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answer 1
Yes! The Caviar Anti-Aging Moisture Shampoo is sulfate free!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is derived from coconut and palm oils. It is used as a foaming agent. Sulfoacetate is not the same as Sulfate. They sound similar but are different molecules. Just as Oxygen is O2 and ozone is O3. One difference in a molecular formula can result in a completely different substance.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
calimakeupluver
(Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
answer 3
Its sulfate free. The ingredient you listed isn't a sufate, but a relative. Its what makes the shampoo lather.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Champaign, IL)
answer 4
It says it is formulated without sulfates so I really don't know you can go on there web site and register with alterna and they will answer that for you. I signed up for there emails.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
gidgetsgreatest
answer 5
Here is an answer I found on Alba Botanical's website: (a company I usually trust!)
http://www.albabotanica.com/?id=151&show=S

Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate vs. Sodium lauryl sulfate
Although an ingredient's name may sound similar to another, it does not mean that the molecules are similar with respect to shape, size, performance or even function. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate sounds similar to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, however, the two molecules are quite different from each other. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is a large molecule ingredient. Large molecule ingredients are considered to be mild, gentle, and non-irritating, as they cannot penetrate the skin. In contrast, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a small molecule ingredient, and is capable of penetrating the skin, which can increase the occurrence of skin irritation.
answered 3 years ago
diabia4
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 6
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is derived from coconut and palm oils and is used as a foaming agent. It is said to be safe because the molecules are larger and do not penetrate the skin. Though the names are similar, it is very different then Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(West Palm Beach, FL)
answer 7
Yes, it is sulfate-free. Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate is derived from coconut and palm oils. It is a safe, skin-friendly, mild, and effective surfactant (foaming agent) for both skin and hair.

Sodium lauryl sulfate, on the other hand, is a small molecule ingredient, and is capable of penetrating the skin, which can increase the occurrence of skin irritation.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
whitenebula
(Chino, California)
answer 8
No, to the question, "Does this shampoo contain sulfates?" Here's why: Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is a relatively newer chemical to the market. It is increasingly becoming a replacement for sodium laureth and sodium lauryl sulfate. It is a surfactant used to clean, de-grease, and create lather. (Credit to Steph and link to
http://chemicaloftheday.squarespace.com/todays-chemical/2010/9/14/sodium-lauryl-sulfoacetate.html )

ALSO, please be advised Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate sounds similar to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, however, the two molecules are quite different from each other. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is a large molecule ingredient. Large molecule ingredients are considered to be mild, gentle, and non-irritating, as they cannot penetrate the skin. In contrast, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a small molecule ingredient, and is capable of penetrating the skin, which can increase the occurrence of skin irritation. Finally, thanks to http://www.albabotanica.com/?id=151&show=S :
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is also hydrophilic. This means it is attracted to water, which enables it to dissolve more readily in water, thus providing superior rinseablility.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
upstatejillie
(Albany, NY)
answer 9
Although an ingredient's name may sound similar to another, it does not mean that the molecules are similar with respect to shape, size, performance or even function. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate sounds similar to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, however, the two molecules are quite different from each other. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is a large molecule ingredient. Large molecule ingredients are considered to be mild, gentle, and non-irritating, as they cannot penetrate the skin. In contrast, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a small molecule ingredient, and is capable of penetrating the skin, which can increase the occurrence of skin irritation
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
peach7000
(Netcong, NJ)
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What is the size of the bottle?
Just would like to know how many ounces are in this bottle.
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
mainewolfpack
(Belfast,ME)
on CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Shampoo
5 answers
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answer 1
8.5oz
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
kw85
(British Columbia, Canada)
answer 2
I believe the bottle is 8 ounces. It really is expensive but well worth it. I have never spent this amount before on shampoo. I received the first bottle as a gift and have been hooked ever since.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
gidgetsgreatest
(edina, mn)
answer 3
8 oz
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
amieretto
(Indiana)
answer 4
8.5 oz or 250 ml size for one bottle
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
isabelhyunmi
(NYC, NY)
answer 5
8.5 ounces:)
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(West Palm Beach, FL)
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Good for color-treated hair?
I get highlights, lowlights, you name it- and I like to keep my color as long as I possibly can- will this help keep the color from fading? I was in love with Alterna's HEMP line, but they discontinued it (much to my utter dismay...), so I'm hunting for another shampoo. I've tried the Alterna Bamboo UV+ line, but I think it makes my hair a little dry. So, would the Caviar Anti-Aging be good for keeping bright color (red, green, blue, etc.)? If anyone has an opinion, I'd be really grateful! Thanks for your time!
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
pixierita
(Illinois)
on CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Shampoo
4 answers
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answer 1
I use this shampoo on my color treated hair and if anything, my color looks more vibrant. I'm really impressed with this product!!
answered 10 months ago
debbie39
answer 2
Yes, it is a gentle sulfate free shampoo that would be great for color treated and processed hair.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
melissabt
answer 3
it would be perfect for your hair - try it - if it doesn't work you can always
return it - I love, love, love it
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
chunker
(lauderdale by the sea, fl)
answer 4
I swear if you look online you can still find the hemp line but maybe I'm mistaken. As for color care my hair is color treated (from dk brown to blonde 5 yrs ago & now medium brown) and I use this, absolutely love it and have not had any fading issues :)
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
lovelyevenstar
(Olympia,WA)
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Is this product Gluten free?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
emersen
on CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Shampoo
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes!! It's one of the few gluten free shampoos that makes your hair look amazing!
answered 10 months ago
debbie39
answer 2
Absolutely! I have celiac's and it has been great on my hair. It finally stopped falling out.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
MichyGiusti
(San Jose, Costa Rica)
answer 3
My answer would be yes. I searched the ingredients for another friend who is Celiac, and could not find any.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
moonsta
(Chelmsford, MA)
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this vs the caviar volumizing shampoo?
I've tried the volumizing one but was wondering what the difference between the two is? Do they smell the same? I have straight fine hair but the ends are more dry and scalp is more oily. The volumizing shampoo seems to be drying to my ends and I was wondering if this would be better without weighing down my hair.
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
messicka6789
(MA)
on CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Shampoo
3 answers
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answer 1
I have flat and sometimes oily roots and dry ends, and found that in warmer weather the moisture shampoo did weigh my hair down a bit. No problems in cold weather. I eventually did what monilas suggested: I used the volume shampoo and the moisture conditioner. It kept the volume at the roots while successfully moisturizing the ends. I did this with both long and short hair and can recommend it. They smell essentially the same; the volumizing shampoo may be a little spicier and is not as thick or creamy as the moisturizing.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
underdog
(Bristol, TN)
answer 2
I will say this - over the years I've learned anything volumizing removes ALL oils from your scalp. This formula is designed for dry hair - I'd say use the volumizing shampoo for your scalp only - not your hair (the intent of shampoos) and use the Caviar Moisturizing Condish for your ends. Also you can check out Alterna 10 hair mask or the Caviar hair mask for your ends. HTH
answered 2 years ago
monilas
(Forest Hills, NY)
answer 3
I have not tried the volumizing shampoo/conditioner. However, I too have fine thin hair, that tends to be oily at the scalp and dry at the ends. This shampoo and conditioner does not weigh down my hair. Does not make my hair oily. No buildup. My hair looks and feels very healthy (not dry at all). Just an amazing line.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
angeliquepeach
(Clovis, NM)
Question
does Alterna have a product to protect hair from heat such as flat irons?
my hair is very thick, course and damaged
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
farnham
(Halifax, NS)
on CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Shampoo
3 answers
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answer 1
If your hair is damaged, this shampoo (get the conditioner, too!) will definitely help. I don't color my hair anymore, but I used to dye it blonde- it got sooo dry. This stuff saved my hair.
answered 7 months ago
beachybum
(Orlando, FL)
answer 2
yes it is a spray I think it is called anit thermal something? you'll see it if you search it. I've used it and liked it. also helps detangle.
answered 8 months ago
jasmin12
answer 3
they do ! i believe its part of the caviar line its a heat protectant and helps repair the hair
answered 9 months ago
sarahcutiepie
(canada qc)
Question
is this shampoo safe for keratin-treated hair?
asked 3 years ago
Anonymous
on CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Shampoo
2 answers
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answer 1
I am not sure about keratin treated hair. However, my hair is highlighted and this system didn't work well for me at all. It made my hair very dry and stripped my color. So, I would check with your stylist to make sure.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
mtsnow
(Wilmington, VT)
answer 2
Yes it is safe for all hair types.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
gidgetsgreatest
(edina, mn)
Question
the ingredients online are not the same as the ingredients on the bottle
I am trying to figure out if this a gluten free product. I bought a bottle in the store and the ingredients are different than what is listed online. Sephora needs to update it.
asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
roxywen
(nj)
on CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Shampoo
2 answers
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answer 1
Are you serious.....Your not gonna be eating this shampoo...I haz gluten-free hair!!!yay
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Tooits
(mesa,arizona)
answer 2
Yes, both shampoo and conditioner are gluten free. I am celiac with wheat allergy, and I've had no reaction. Instant RX repair line is also gluten free FYI
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
SillyGoat
(Wouldn'tyouliketoknow, NY)
Question
Is there a larger bottle of alterna shampoo and conditioner
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
patsymae
on CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Shampoo
2 answers
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answer 1
Nope, not yet.
answered 7 months ago
shivalika
(Katy, TX)
answer 2
yes same format and bottle size but its both for 62 instead of 37 each
answered 9 months ago
sarahcutiepie
(canada qc)
Question
This or the "Repair RX Instant Recovery" for my hair?
I'm 21 years old, i used to have very thick wavy hair, and it was quite healthy... but in the past couple of years it has changed to an extremely dry and frizzy mess. it's not color treated but i heat style it every now and then. This will be my first time buying a non drug store brand, i decided on Alterna, but now i'm not sure which kind to go with. I want something restore it's moisture and give it some shine.
Any advice?
asked 8 months ago
Jodylicious
(Sarasota, FL)
on CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Shampoo
2 answers
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answer 1
I am 22 years old with naturally wavy hair, but I straighten my hair almost every day which makes my hair dry and frizzy as well. The Caviar shampoo/conditioner set is definitely worth a try. Since I've first purchased this set, I haven't used anything else. It is very moisturizing without weighing down your hair or making it look oily!
answered 8 months ago
Sam44
(Ohio)
answer 2
This is a great one for that. I have the same issue and it is leaves my hair very soft and easy to manage.
answered 8 months ago
jasmin12
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