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VO5 Gel Foam (Thicken Up)

To find out more about the ingredients used in the product and its function simply click on ingredient name. Due to limited space on pack, we also disclose a longer list of fragrance ingredients. For recently launched products or where the formulation has changed, this detailed fragrance information might not be immediately available as it takes time to update each product page.

We take great care to ensure information on this site is up to date. However, please always check the product packaging for the most up to date ingredients used.

All product names which include a date (month and year) are no longer manufactured.

Ingredient Function
Aqua Solvent
Dissolves substances or ingredients
Isopentane Propellant
A compressed gas that helps expel product from a can
Glycerin Humectant
Helps to retain water in a product, in hair or the top layers of skin
Isobutane Propellant
A compressed gas that helps expel product from a can
Propylene glycol Solvent
Dissolves substances or ingredients
VP/VA Copolymer Fixing Agent
Helps to maintain the hold of your hair style
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Emulsifier
Helps two or more liquids, that don't usually combine to form a single solution; often referred to as an 'emulsion'
VP/Dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate Copolymer Fixing Agent
Helps to maintain the hold of your hair style
PEG-12 Dimethicone Hair Conditioning Agent
Helps to improve the gloss, sheen and texture of your hair
Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer Viscosity Controlling Agent
Controls the density or thickness of a product
Polyquaternium-4 Antistatic Agent
Helps to make you hair, skin, clothes, kitchen ware or hard surfaces feel better by reducing static charge
Parfum Fragrance
Provides a distinctive, pleasant smell
  • 2,6-Dimethyl-7-Octen-2-Ol

    • A fresh and clean citrus smell. This ingredient provides an alternative to citrus oils.

      Scent: Citrus

  • Dipropylene Glycol

    • An odourless ingredient that helps to dissolve solid fragrance ingredients in order to blend them with fragrances more easily.

      Scent:

  • Ethylene Brassylate

    • A powdery and floral musky scent full of softness. It can be used in all types of fragrance accords.

      Scent:

  • Linalyl Acetate

    • A soft lavender scent with bergamot and petitgrain facets. This ingredient is found in different natural oils such as rosewood or hô wood.

      Scent: Floral

  • Methyldihydrojasmonate

    • A delicate and fresh jasmine scent.

      Scent: Floral

  • Orange oil, sweet, terpenes

    • A fresh, juicy, sweet orange scent that brings a fresh scent.

      Scent: Citrus

  • Tetramethyl Acetyloctahydronaphthalenes

    • A sandal and cedar wood scent.

      Scent: Woody

Triethanolamine pH Adjuster
Controls the acidity / alkalinity balance of products
DMDM Hydantoin Preservative
This prolongs the shelf-life of the product, even once it has been opened, protecting it from bacteria, yeasts and moulds
Tetrasodium EDTA Sequestrant
Helps prevent impurities from water from causing adverse effects on product performance, appearance, or stability.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine Surfactant
An ingredient which helps to clean or remove dirt and oil, creating foam when used with water
Limonene Fragrance
Provides a distinctive, pleasant smell
Linalool Fragrance
Provides a distinctive, pleasant smell
Butylene Glycol Solvent
Dissolves substances or ingredients
Phenoxyethanol Preservative
This prolongs the shelf-life of the product, even once it has been opened, protecting it from bacteria, yeasts and moulds
Hexyl Cinnamal Fragrance
Provides a distinctive, pleasant smell
Sodium chloride Viscosity Controlling Agent
Controls the density or thickness of a product
Caprylyl Glycol Preservative
This prolongs the shelf-life of the product, even once it has been opened, protecting it from bacteria, yeasts and moulds
Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate Preservative
This prolongs the shelf-life of the product, even once it has been opened, protecting it from bacteria, yeasts and moulds
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Surfactant
An ingredient which helps to clean or remove dirt and oil, creating foam when used with water
Butylphenyl Methylpropional Fragrance
Provides a distinctive, pleasant smell
Sodium benzoate Preservative
This prolongs the shelf-life of the product, even once it has been opened, protecting it from bacteria, yeasts and moulds
Citronellol Fragrance
Provides a distinctive, pleasant smell
Geraniol Fragrance
Provides a distinctive, pleasant smell
Isopropyl alcohol Solvent
Dissolves substances or ingredients