Meet Dandylion 🌼
Dandylion is the next-generation of dog care with a skin-first focus in product development. We’re on a mission to change the dog care industry by creating products that put our dogs’ health first and building a brand that dog parents can resonate with.
We dreamed up Dandylion with one simple idea: Soothed skin equals a happier dog. Fragrance and essential oils are all too common in dog shampoos and conditioners, and sure, they smell nice, but those ingredients are ruff on our dogs' sensitive skin. Together with input from vet dermatologists, chemists, groomers & over 100 dog parents, we perfected our gentle & effective formulations to gently cleanse fur without stripping it of its natural oils & soothe and nourish the skin, so your pup can feel as good as they look, one bath at a time. 🌼
INTENTIONALLY DEVELOPED DOG CARE
Developed together with
Vet Dermatologists & Dog Parents
We consulted with a board certified vet dermatologist & interviewed groomers and over 100 dog parents, creating a passionate community, and crowdsourcing thoughts on how we could make dog care products better for our dogs and the planet. Together with chemists and the input from our community, we formulated Dandylion's Soothe Gentle Cleansing Dog Shampoo & Nourish Gentle Hydrating Dog Conditioner.
Kind on your dog
Dandylion products are designed with the most sensitive of skin in mind. Our formulations are fragrance-free, gentle on the skin, plant-powered, made with good-for-the-skin ingredients and free from potentially irritating ingredients such as sulfates, drying alcohols, artificial fragrances and dyes, and essential oils.
The products are pH balanced to 6.5 - 7.5 specifically for your dog's skin. Imbalanced pH levels may lead to irritation and dryness. Maintaining a healthy pH is essential to keeping your dog's skin happy.
Kind on the planet 🌼
From ingredient sourcing to packaging choices, environmental impacts are considered throughout all aspects of product development. This means working with recyclable, recycled, compostable or biodegradable packaging options.
Sustainably and mindfully sourced ingredients are top of mind. All of our ingredients are vegan, cruelty-free & ethically sourced. Our formulations are at least 98.8% plant-derived and we opt for more sustainable plant sources where possible.
As a small brand, we won’t be perfect right off the bat but we are committed to continue making eco-conscious decisions and improving our choices as we grow. For more information, visit our Sustainability page.
A human standard to dog care development
The dog care industry is relatively unregulated with no product testing standards, lack of ingredient transparency, and misleading ingredient lists.
We believe in full transparency at Dandylion, which is why all ingredients will be listed on the labels using the International Nomenclature for Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI). This standardized terminology provides dog parents with easily accessible information on our ingredients.
Behind the scenes, we work with third-party testing labs to ensure all products pass stability, compatibility & preservative efficacy testing and meet human beauty industry standards.
Carolyn & Mocha
Carolyn Chen has a bone to pick with the grooming options on the market. Her 10-year-old cockapoo, Mocha, has suffered from skin irritations, and diet changes and vet visits didn't help provide her any relief from her constant itching and scratching.
With four years of experience launching clean beauty brands, Carolyn has always been well-informed about what she puts on her own skin, so she started to wonder what she was using on Mocha’s coat. She discovered that the dog care industry is highly unregulated with no product testing standards, lack of ingredient transparency, and misleading ingredient lists. She analyzed over 30 dog shampoos and conditioners and found that majority contained irritants like drying alcohol, harsh sulfates and most commonly, fragrances and essential oils.
She set out to create a transparent brand that puts our dogs' skin first - formulated with good-for-your-skin ingredients and without potentially sensitizing ones so our fur babies can enjoy more play time and soak up their days without the scratching.
We can’t wait for you to give Dandylion a try and see the difference. 🌼