Rain Forest Coastal Labs Shampoo Review and Giveaway

I was not asked to do this review, I chose to do this review. I wanted to give my opinion on RFCLS so others could learn about what I think is a very good shampoo and spread the word on it by having a give away at the end of the review.
This is what Rainforest Coastal Labs has to say about their product:

Hydrocept products from Rainforest Coastal Labs are designed to cleanse and restore natural skin-protecting oils, as well as match the neutral pH balance of canine skin. A gentle and effective surfactant blend is used to capture and lift away surface dirt, bacteria, and dead cells. Natural triglycerides and fatty acids restore the skin barrier against allergens, bacteria and dirt while simultaneously replenishing and rejuvenating the coat. A Hydrocept-healthy skin and coat retains moisture and natural elasticity. Premium botanical oils and polysaccharides leave your dog clean and fresh smelling. Our products rinse easily and are formulated for use by hand or through professional shampooing systems.


  1. Highest Quality natural coconut and botanical oil-based cleansing ingredients
  2. Gentle, hypoallergenic and soap free. No Sodium lauryl or laureth sulfates
  3. Made with rich natural oils, leaving the coat silky and healthy. Replaces essential skin fatty acids
  4. Unique combination of surfactants, resulting in a rich gentle cleansing lather, easy rinsing and smooth finish
  5. Full of rich conditioners, including Pro-Vitamin B5, which promotes long lasting moisture and strength to the hair
  6. Designed to be gentle enough for frequent and even daily use
  7. Formulated specifically for the unique characteristics of canine skin and fur

Check out Rain Forest Costal Labs testimonials (of course Norman has something to say about the shampoo).

To see their products, prices and to place a order click here. You have your choice of Hydrocept Sensitive Skin Shampoo, Hydrocept Extreme Coat Shampoo, Hydrocept Groomer’s Spa Shampoo, Hydrocept Groomer’s Spa Conditioner, Hydrocept Natural Flea Tick Formulation and now a New Hand Lotion!

A portion of every sale also goes to support therapy dog-focused nonprofit organizations.

Now on to the fun stuff photo’s and review.

The Shampoo I am using is the Extreme Outdoor Coat.

The before pictures were taken in the morning, bath then after pictures were taken later in the same day.



DSC_0591During, lathers up nicely without using a lot of product.

DSC_0594Rinses without having to spend a lot of time getting the shampoo residue off. You don’t need that much shampoo to get them clean.

DSC_0597After, picture taken while still damp. Look how Gamblers sides look lighter from the before picture. The shampoo did a great job at getting Gambler clean.

DSC_0557Glory before

DSC_0607Glory after

DSC_0520Nellie before

DSC_0631Nellie after

DSC_0611Nellie & Glory after

DSC_0532Norman before

DSC_0619Norman after


Chesapeake’s are known for their “oily” coats. Some say you shouldn’t bath them let alone everyday as it will strip the natural oils off their skin and leave them vulnerable while hunting in the cold temperatures.  My Chesapeake’s live in the house with us, they sleep in our bed at night and they go hunting during the waterfowl and upland bird season. The area’s we hunt in are not ideal and the dogs come out black after hunting so they get a bath. That maybe twice in one weekend. RFCLS is formulated to be able to be used each day. It is gentile enough to be used on dogs that are in the harshest environment and need baths regularly. Their coats are dull and course before a bath and after they are shiny and soft, full and thick.


Sand Spring gives RFCLS 16 paws up!

21 thoughts on “Rain Forest Coastal Labs Shampoo Review and Giveaway

  1. I do like a gentle shampoo and this one sounds quite good…I like that it rinses off easily and leaves no filmy residue…I’d be interested in trying the Sensitive Skin formulation for Gizmo


  2. If Sandy Spring Chessies are giving it a 16 paws up and they are more active then my couch chessies. I am always looking for gentle shampoo to try on Sobe & Hershey that rinses well and leaves their coat looking like a puppy’s coat (soft, fresh and smelling good)


  3. As my mommy read the SEVEN REASONS WHY HYDROCEPT SHAMPOO SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST CHOICE, she was seriously considering using this shampoo on herself . . . until she got to Reason #7. I told her it was for dogs. 🙂


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  6. Will have to try on Ziva, she loves getting a bath. She also has a tendency to find many smelly things to roll in so gets a bath quite often!


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  8. My corgis get plenty of baths thanks to a love of swimming and rolling in stinky stuff. We would love to win a sample, well, I would….maybe not them 😉

    BTW, Gambler getting his bath….that’s the only picture I think I have ever seen of a dog who actually looks happy while being bathed!


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