- Active Concepts
The overall appearance of healthy, youthful looking hair results from not just the hair itself but also the condition of the scalp. AC Hair and Scalp Complex addresses many of the aspects of ageing hair and scalp with its combination of alpha hydroxy acids, trimethylglycine, a peptide and antioxidants.
Fruit extracts isolated from sugar cane, lemon and apple offer natural exfoliating action through the action of a-hydroxy acids promoting cell renewal on the scalp. This helps clear the follicles of excessive build up of dead cells, allowing more room for thicker hair growth. In addition, the natural pH of the scalp is slightly acidic, so the acidic nature of AC Hair and Scalp Complex, ensures that hair proteins are kept hard and more resistant to breakage.
Green tea extracts which are known to contain important and beneficial isoflavones protect the scalp from both oxidative stresses and UV radiation and have well-documented soothing benefits for skin.
Sugar-beet betaine (trimethylglycine) has been shown in vitro to stimulate the production of collagen in human dermal fibroblasts. Improving the production of collagen in the skin helps to strengthen the extracellular matrix where the hair bulb principally resides. Betaine is also known to be part of the important cascades for cellular production of ATP, the energy molecule of every living cell. Enhancing the energy cascades of the hair bulb improves the ability of the hair to function during the anagen or growth cycle of the hair fiber.
Hexapeptide-11 is a biofermented peptide that has been shown in in vitro genomic studies, run on human dermal fibroblasts, to upregulate key genes responsible for collagen production and important extracellular matrix components such as hyaluronic acid.