This fragrant herbaceous perennial, whose geographic origins remain unclear, results from crossing water mint (aquatica) with spearmint (spicata). It spreads rapidly by stolons. Widely used for its scent since antiquity, it is now grown in several parts of the world for its essential oil, obtained from the leaves, which is very rich in menthol. Peppermint is used in many food products (herbal teas, confectionery, spirits) and also in pharmaceutical preparations (as a remedy for coughs and colds, in antiseptic creams, local analgesics, etc.).
Because oily hair comes from a functional imbalance in the hair bulb, this needs to be corrected through targeted action on the production of oily substances, and also on the general protection of the hair. For lighter, shining, radiant hair.
Reduces excessive production of oily substances (sebum and lipids) by the hair bulbs and scalp.
Calming, reduces irritation by increasing the tolerance threshold of the hair bulbs and scalp.
Decreases general cell oxidation, reduces the formation of free radicals in hair bulb and scalp cells.
Makes hair lighter, for longer.
• INCI name of cells: mentha piperita (Peppermint) leaf cell extract
• Aspect: liquid
• Form: cells (20%) in glycerin or sunflower oil (80%)
• Concentration: Starting at 0.5%
• Dispersible: in any formulation (emulsion, lotion, fluid)
EtHAIReal Peppermint not only acts on the hair bulb at the origin of the generation of sebum, but also on the scalp with a more general effect.
Focusing on the mechanisms at the origin of hyperseborrhea, EtHAIReal Peppermint operates at the heart of the sebaceous glands associated with hair by reducing the activity of the enzyme involved in the production of sebum-producing cells, 5 alpha-reductase. As the sebum or lipid film on the scalp breaks down, it is also essential to regulate this process, separating its most complex components into free fatty acids that are easier to remove.
EtHAIReal Peppermint regulates overproduction of lipids in the hair bulb.
Unbalanced and therefore more fragile, oily hair needs to be protected and soothed. Through an initial protection from attacks from free radicals that can accentuate their intrinsic imbalance, by reducing this production in the scalp and the heart of the hair cells. Through a decrease in the synthesis of inflammation mediators in both regions, this synthesis being driven by an imbalance in the skin barrier.
EtHAIReal Peppermint reduces general oxidation and irritation.
Through its effect on all the characteristics of not only the hair but also the scalp, EtHAIReal Peppermint restores lightness and shine to oily hair.
• 59% reduction in the oily appearance of hair and scalp
• 44% reduction in sebum
• 71% decrease in scalp discomfort
• 62% reduction in the dull appearance of hair
OVERALL IMPROVEMENT IN THE APPEARANCE OF THE HAIR AND SCALP IN 28 DAYS
• Sebum level
• Oily appearance
• Irritation of the scalp
Tests were carried out for 28 days on a sample of 22 people (9 women and 13 men) aged 19 to 64 years-old with oily hair. Application three times a week on wet hair and scalp after shampoo, leaving on two to three minutes and then rinsing. Lipid (sebum) measurement using a Sebumeter and measurement of three other parameters by self-scoring. Emulsion containing 0.5% EtHAIReal Peppermint (liquid form).
After 28 days