For centuries, people have used oils to care for their hair because of their conditioning and nourishing properties. Olive oil, coconut oil, camellia oil and, more recently, argan oil have all been proven to treat scalps and make hair healthier, stronger and shinier.
While the ancients might not have known the science behind oil’s properties, we do and that has allowed Lubrizol Life Science – Beauty (LLS Beauty) to create the next evolution in bio-based oil treatments for hair and scalp – AlgaPūr™ High Stability High Oleic (HSHO) algae oil.
Part of LLS Beauty’s nature-based portfolio of ingredients, AlgaPūr™ HSHO algae oil is made with a microalgae originally sourced from the sap of chestnut trees in Germany. It’s a natural ingredient produced through fermentation, is readily biodegradable and has a low environmental footprint in water, carbon and land use.
This highly stable bio-based oil contains over 90% of beneficial Omega 9 (oleic acid) that helps protect and strengthen the fiber, provides shine to the hair while hydrating, and keeps the scalp young for a holistic hair care.
The unique formula has been tested on different hair types and results show that it protects fiber from breakage, repairs split ends, provides shine, controls frizz, improves manageability and conditions. For example, hair breakage was 83% less likely to occur in fibers treated with AlgaPūr™ HSHO algae oil than untreated hair. It also repaired split ends 10% better than argan oil.
AlgaPūr™ HSHO algae oil also benefits the scalp, providing an anti-aging effect, repairing photodamage and moisturizing. Specifically, its benefits include an increase in type 1 collagen and elastin synthesis in vitro, a decrease in signs of UV-induced cell damage in vitro and immediate and long-lasting moisturization and improved skin barrier function in vivo.
Whether it’s in a shampoo, conditioner, treatment or styling product, AlgaPūr™ HSHO algae oil will make the product perform better while delighting customers.To learn more about AlgaPūr™ HSHO algae oil, contact us today.