Getting to the root of healthy hair

Posted by Bianca McCarthy, Ph.D. on 10/04/2021

As consumers realize how important a well-cared-for scalp is for healthy hair, they will look for products that offer multiple benefits for the scalp. This “skinification of hair” trend has consumers looking beyond just dandruff control to improving their scalp biomes.   

Seascalp biomarine ingredient is ideal for this trend. When we introduced it in 2019 it was for its ability to minimize the accumulation of sebaceous lipids and strengthen the skin barrier function for a reduced presence of flakes and a healthy scalp.

Now, further testing has revealed additional benefits. When used in a rinse-off application at lower concentrations, Seascalp biomarine ingredient reduces scalp oiliness while also boosting hydration.

The test involved 40 men and women with dandruff. They applied a shampoo with 1% Seascalp biomarine ingredient or a placebo shampoo on the scalp, once a day for 28 days. Different parameters were evaluated at the end of the treatment and two weeks later. Scalp moisturization increased by 19% after 14 days, while scalp greasiness declined 9.4% during the same period.

The 1% rinse-off application also resulted in a 21.5% decrease in the presence of dandruff after 14 days.

Seascalp™ biomarine ingredient has also been demonstrated to be microbiome-friendly, helping to support a healthy and balanced skin microbiota.

It is obtained through proprietary bio-based technologies with excellent sustainability profiles and following the best production practices. To learn more, click here.

Bianca McCarthy, Ph.D.

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