Oils played an important part in the rituals and ceremonies of ancient civilizations. From the Greeks and Egyptians to the Hebrews and Babylonians, oils were used to heal, to perfume, to consecrate and to anoint the dead.
Treating the skin, scalp and hair with oil has always been a part of those rituals. Even if the ancients didn’t know exactly why oils made things better, they knew the benefits were real. Now, technology has revealed the science behind oil efficacy and allowed us to develop new ingredients to beautify and nourish our bodies.
Biofermentation technology has allowed LLS Beauty to develop one of those ingredients: 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 microalgae originally sourced from the sap of chestnut trees in Germany. It contains over 90% of beneficial Omega-9 in a highly stable, liquid-based formula. In addition, it’s a natural ingredient produced through fermentation, is readily biodegradable and has a low environmental footprint in water, carbon and land use.
Initial tests on multiple types of hair showed that the high-stability formula protects hair fiber from breakage, repairs split ends, provides shine, smooths, controls frizz and improves manageability. The ingredient also promotes healthy skin and scalp through increased moisturization, photodamage repair and improved skin barrier protection.
Since its release, LLS Beauty has done additional testing of AlgaPūr™ HSHO algae oil that reveals new benefits for the skin and hair. The newly proven benefits include:
- Nourishing the hair follicle
- Protecting against hair fiber lipid degradation upon UV exposure, with antioxidant properties
- Supporting the scalp microbiome
- Protecting ingredients from UV radiation through singlet oxygen quenching; also protecting against aging and temperature damage from lipid peroxidation
Like the oils valued by the ancients, AlgaPūr™ HSHO algae oil delivers multiple benefits for users.
The industry has recognized AlgaPūr™ HSHO algae oil, as well. In 2021, it won a BSB Innovation Award for most innovative raw material.
To learn more about AlgaPūr™ HSHO algae oil, click here or contact us.