Appearance: Clear to Slightly Hazy, Colorless to Pale Amber Liquid
pH (Direct): 4.0 - 6.0 ISO 16128 value: - Natural Index (NI): 1
- Natural Origin Index (NOI): 1
Natural hair and scalp remedies are constantly searched for in the personal care industry. However, there is a lot of recent buzz around eyelash and eyebrow care as well — an area that has a gap in the market. What these two areas have in common is consumers are constantly trying to find products that naturally increase the length of their hair. Multiple studies have shown that women and men feel that a major source of their confidence stems from having a head full of vibrant, healthy hair. It’s finally time to put away those harsh chemical serums and lock up the fake eyelash glue, because FSS AlfalfaBoost starts at the roots to encourage an increase in hair length and density.
Alfalfa, or Medicago sativa, is a clover-like, leguminous plant of the pea family, Fabaceae, and has been grown as feed for livestock for hundreds of years. This sprouting plant has historically been prioritized for its superior content in vitamins, minerals, and proteins, and utilizes sulfur more than many other crops. Alfalfa’s richness in natural phytocompounds has historically aided in stimulating appetite and other medicinal uses. However, alfalfa has now sprouted its way into the personal care industry.
Hair growth occurs in three phases: the growth phase (anagen), the transitional phase (catagen), and the resting phase (telogen). Eyelashes also have the same categorized growth phases, just with different timelines. For hair, the anagen phase lasts about three to five years, while an eyelash’s anagen phase is around thirty to forty-five days. Hair’s catagen phase is only around ten days, while an eyelash’s catagen phase is two to three weeks. Lastly, hair’s telogen phase typically lasts around three months, while an eyelash’s telogen phase is four to eight weeks. Some individuals experience shorter anagen phases, which make it difficult for their hair to grow beyond a certain length. While intrinsic and envrionmental exposure factors can contribute to hair growth struggles, it is important to understand typical growth phases in order to create a remedy.
As mentioned previously, Medicago sativa contains more sulfur than many other crops, and is also rich in phytocompounds such as saponins, flavonoids, and phytosterols. Sulfur helps prolong the hair’s anagen phase which is a critical benefit to aiding one of the leading struggles for healthy hair growth. Keratin, which makes up about 95% of hair, is rich in sulfur content. Therefore, it is no surprise that when sulfur is topically applied to the scalp and hair follicles that there is an increase in hair density. However, FSS AlfalfaBoost is not high in just sulfur content, but sulfur-rich peptide content. Peptides are able to penetrate the outer layer of the skin, therefore increasing the bioavailability of the cosmetic extract.
Additionally, the key to healthy hair growth starts at the scalp. Reactive oxygen species, or ROS, are highly reactive molecules that can decrease a cell’s natural ability to regenerate. Exposure to environmental factors and UV irradiation can impair the scalp’s ability to support healthy cell renewal. Alfalfa is known to contain alkaline amino acids, which have been reported to have strong antioxidant capabilities. FSS AlfalfaBoost provides a source of sulfur-rich peptides, not only aiding in prolonging the hair’s growth phase, but it also providing antioxidant protection to the scalp.
Increases Hair Shaft and Eyelash Length
Promotes Scalp Health
Provides Antioxidant Protection
Storage: Store in a dry place at temperatures not exceeding 32°C. Based on stability studies, the optimum storage temperature for maximization of shelf life is 23 - 25°C.
However, it may be stored at temperatures between 16 and 32°C if such specific temperature control is not available. Do not freeze.
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.
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