New study data for skin and hair ingredients launched
Our daily hair and skin care is good for us. It enhances our appearance and boosts our self-confidence and well-being. Even brief spa experiences will relax and stimulate senses – the secret recipe many of us know will sooth down daily stress. No wonder that wellbeing is increasingly becoming a part of consumers lifestyles and a strong innovation driver for the cosmetic industry. Hydration is the fountain of wellbeing for skin and hair. It leaves perceivable effects, improves appearance and makes skin and hair soft and supple. In order to support the development of new cosmetic wellbeing concepts, Rahn recently launched new study data for skin and hair with the two active ingredients “Hydractin – LMF” and “Aquarich”.
Long-lasting skin hydration effect
A well hydrated skin is a smart concept to support the spa experience of a consumer. However, hydration must be kept into the skin. “Hydractin – LMF” contains three moisture experts from the forest: the lichen Cetraria islandica, the fern Polypodium vulgare and the moss Spagnum magellanicum. The active ingredient is able to stimulate the skin’s NMF production and to form a water-binding layer on the skin’s surface. Thanks to these properties, the Swiss based company could demonstrate in a new in-vivo study that this ingredient provides a pronounced and long-lasting skin hydration effect in rinse-off products.
Hair care ingredient: new ex-vivo studies
Water binds through hydrogen bonds to hair proteins and changes the hair shape. Inspired by the moisture-retaining substances of black oats and the biomimetic properties of lecithin, “Aquarich” acts as a modern “hairchitect” re-designing the structure of hair. New ex-vivo studies reveal that treatment with this ingredient significantly increases hair gloss. Furthermore, it is able to strengthen the hair from within by enhancing its tensile strength.