Partnering with Experts for Real Botanical Hair Products

What is the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew?

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is not just a botanical garden. In fact, RBG Kew is one of the world’s leading botanical institutions with more than 260 years of experience in plant science!

Experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew work tirelessly to improve our natural world. They conduct important research towards climate change. They use their knowledge to educate the world. Kew collaborates with around 400 institutions worldwide, in over 100 countries.

All so we can live in a world that’s safer and more resourceful. We trust RBG Kew to help our planet and help us identify the sources of our bio:renew botanical hair products. They’ve been the experts on plants and funghi for centuries.

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Beyond the Gardens

Kew Science Protects the Planet

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is home to more than just beautiful glass houses and plant species. Kew Gardens is filled with world-renowned scientific facilities. The Herbarium is one of the largest centralised collections of dried plant specimens in the world. It even has journals and plant samples from Charles Darwin!

The wonder doesn’t stop there. The Millennium Seed Bank stores and protects the seeds of endangered plants. These unique and expansive scientific resources help make RBG Kew one of the world’s leading authorities on plant science.

With more than 8.5 million items in their extensive collections, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is one of the most biodiverse places in the world. We couldn’t think of a better resource for botanical expertise. Or a better partner for identifying botanicals for future plant-powered shampoos and conditioners with naturally sourced ingredients.

Worldwide Scientific Expertise

A simple, but often overlooked truth: ALL life depends on plants. So much of our way of life comes from plants – from the foods we eat to the clothes we wear, to the products we use to wash our hair. Plants are an essential part of our lives, which is why it’s so important to help protect them.

The hundreds of researchers and scientists that work with RBG Kew have dedicated their time to protecting these plants. They’re behind the scenes, making waves of change through deep scientific understanding.

They are experts on the usefulness of plants and their conservation efforts help protect biodiversity. We are thrilled to partner with an institution that shares our passion for protecting the planet and its people.

Hair Products with Botanicals Identified by Plant Experts at Kew Gardens

Botanists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are authenticating and verifying that the key botanicals in Herbal Essences bio:renew line-up are REAL, legitimate and of high quality.

Herbal Essences is proud to work together with these leading scientists at Kew. We’re unlocking the secrets of nature and bringing them straight to your shower. With Herbal Essences bio:renew nature-inspired shampoos and conditioners, you can trust that there are real botanicals in every bottle.

How Does Kew Do it?

How is the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew able to authenticate key botanicals in our bio:renew products? RBG Kew uses a process called fingerprinting to verify and authenticate the real plant extracts in every bottle of our bio:renew collection.

Every plant has unique chemical markers, the same way each human has a unique fingerprint. By analysing our 90% natural-origin formulas for these unique chemical fingerprints, RBG Kew is able to verify the quality and purity of our botanical hair products.

We take no shortcuts in providing you with quality ingredients. Bio:renew is botanist-approved, so there’s never any doubt! These nature-inspired shampoos and conditioners are made with pure, high-quality botanicals.

Kew's authentication process

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