Hw_Ingredients

Only Natural Ingredients

Nature Knows

It’s all about balance and how to play with extraordinary complexities to bring simple, perfect harmony. It’s only when balance is broken that harmony disappears.
Over the years we expose our hair and scalp to countless amounts of artificial, lab-made ingredients with short-term effects and long-term consequences. Our approach is different: we use natural ingredients to help your hair and scalp find its own balance so that your hair grows in a healthy, harmonious environment.

See our list of ingredients. They have been carefully selected from around the world.

Aloe Vera
Inci Name: Aloe Barbadensis

Abstract
Aloe Vera implementation has its origin in plantations located in Central America. The selected leaves are manually processed, the unsolvable part of the aloe gel is separated and lyophilized.
After separating the gel contained within the Aloe Vera leaves, it gets pressed, filtered and concentrated. The time that takes, from the harvest to the concentration (sometimes up to 40 to 1) has to be less than 6 hours.
The ultra purified grade is obtained by eliminating the impurities from the product.

Properties
Aloe Vera reduces prostaglandin E2. A healthy hair is a constant balance between the Prostaglandins; PGF2alpha – PGE2 and PGD2
When hair is not growing properly or starts suffering from hair loss, it is a problem with its source in prostaglandin PGD2. Anti – inflammatory, antibacterial, anti fungal, antioxidant properties.

Wheat Microprotein
Inci Name: Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

Abstract
A highly micronized wheat-based protein active. Shoes substantial depth penetration into the hair shaft, forming an excellent basis for effective repair, restructuring and protection from within.

Properties
Penetrates deep into the hair cortex to strengthen repair and protect from within. Soothes and calms irritated skin and scalp. Proven anti-inflammatory effect.

Hydrolyzed Collagen
Inci Name: Hydrolyzed Collagen

Abstract
Our hydrolyzed collagen has low-molecular weight protein (< 1,000 Dalton). These "microprotein actives" have such as small molecular size, that it allows them to deeply penetrate in the skin. This is a prerequisite for repairing, strengthening and protecting hair and scalp from within. Properties
Depth penetration into the hair cortex
Pleasant, soothing care and reducing inflammation from scalp to hair tips.
Moisturizing properties, give excellent skin elasticity, reducing scale and relieve itching.

Argan Vegetable Oil
Inci Name: Argania Spinosa Oil

Abstract
Argan Oil is created from the first cold press of the Argan seeds, a treat exclusively from Morocco.

Properties
Reduces inflammation and itching in the scalp. Extraordinary properties to nurture dry skin in the scalp even when it is inflamed by dandruff. Rich in antioxidants. Strong regenerating action. Neutralized free radicals.

GREEN NEETLE + SAW PALMETTO
Inci name: Urtica Dioica (Green Nettle root)
Inci name: Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto berries)

Properties:
There is evidence that when combined, Green Nettle root and Saw Palmetto berries reduce the 5-Alpha-Reductase enzyme activity which is responsible for the conversion of Testosterone into DHT.

Extraction:
Green Nettle root & Saw Palmetto Berries are processed in water with our own fermentation process.

LICORICE ROOT
Inci Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra I.

Properties:
It has been widely used as a drug around the world. The root contains 5%–10% Glycyrrhizin, a sweet tasting substance. Licorice is a remarkable anti-inflammatory agent due to the presence of Glycyrrhetic Acid. Licorice is also used to treat skin irritation, acne and sunburn.

Extraction:
The active anti-inflammatory ingredient is extracted from its root.

MISTLETOE
Inci name: Viscum album L.

Properties:
Popular in ancient civilizations such as Celtics and Greeks to heal a wide range of illnesses. Anti-oxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-bacterial.

Extraction:
Mistletoe’s active ingredients come from young berries.

HESPERIDIN
Inci name: Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone

Properties:
Anti-oxidant. Rich in flavonoids that promotes vascularization of blood vessels. It also helps prevent the hardening of hair collagen fibers.

Extraction:
Obtained from Albedo, the white substrate found underneath the orange peel.

ROSEMARY
Inci Name: Rosmarinus Officinalis

Properties:
It has been proven to increase blood flow in the scalp.

Extraction:
Rosemary is obtained from the flowering tops through hydro-distillation.
The main constituents of Rosemary are caffeic acid and its derivatives such as rosmarinic acid; these compounds have also anti-oxidant properties.

BIOTIN
Inci Name: Biotin

Properties:
Hair micro-nutrients. Also known as vitamin H. Biotin nourishes the keratin structures and significantly contributes to hair growth. It also helps regulate the sebaceous gland activity.

Extraction:
Biotin is a water-soluble B-Vitamin from vegetal sources.

PYRIDOXINE
Inci Name: Pyridoxine HCL

Properties:
Pyridoxine plays an essential role in the enzymatic activity. It’s used for the prevention of Seborrhea. As a Vitamin B6, it promotes the inhibitory effect of Zinc.

Extraction:
From raw crops. Mainly corn and whole grain cereals.

ZINC
Inci Name: Zinc Picolinate

Properties:
Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. It helps inhibit 5-Alpha-Reductase activity, especially when combined with Pyridoxine (vitamin B6).
It helps mitigate inflammation due to over-production of sebum which is one of the most common causes of hair loss.

Extraction:
Zinc Picolinate is one of the most bio-available forms of zinc. It has been chelated to Picolinic amino acids.

DEXPANTHENOL
Inci Name: Panthenol

Properties:
Pro-vitamin B5. Micro-nutrient, anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties.
It promotes the growth of stronger new hair while helping existing hair follicles to stay healthy. Dexpanthenol stimulates the synthesis of new collagen and the mitosis cycle.
It improves the hydration of the stratum corneum.

Extraction:
It’s the alcohol analog of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)

ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL
Inci Name: Citrus Aurantium L.

Properties:
Its main compounds are D-Limonere and Oxygenated Monoterpenes. They help promote the blood flow in the scalp.
The Polymethoxylated Flavone present in the Orange Essential Oil is a well known anti-inflammatory agent. It also contains bioactive components such as phenolics, flavonoids and vitamins which have anti-oxidant properties.
Orange essential oil increases the effects of other botanical ingredients when combined.

Extraction:
It’s extracted from the orange peel.

PEPPERMINT
Inci Name: Mentha Piperita

Properties:
It promotes blood flow. It protects the scalp from irritation and keeps the hair clean for a longer period of time. Peppermint helps provide a cool feeling on the scalp.
Mentha P. activates the TRPM8 receptors which promote blood flow and metabolic activity.

Extraction:
Peppermint oil comes from the leaf of Mentha Piperita plant.

LAVENDER
Inci Name: Lavandula Angustifolia

Properties:
Anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, free radical-scavenging.
Lavender is well known in traditional natural medicine, in the cosmetic industry and in the healthcare field (dermatology and minor therapy symptoms).
It’s remarkably effective against free radical-scavenging activity and lipid peroxidation.

Extraction:
Lavender Essential Oil is extracted by steam distillation. Both its flowers and its leaves are used.

THYME
Inci Name: Thymus Vulgaris extract

Properties:
Anti-inflammatory. It helps bring balance to the sebaceous gland production. Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Thymol and P-Cymene are the main active ingredients of Thyme.

Extraction:
Thyme’s natural essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the whole plant.

GRAPE SEED
Inci Name: Vitis Vinifera L.

Properties:
Anti-oxidant ingredient. Grape Seed contains a source of polyphenols such as procyanidins which compare to vitamin C and vitamin E are very effective anti-oxidants.

Extraction:
Obtained from pressed grape seeds.

FERULIC ACID
Inci Name: Ferulic Acid

Properties:
Anti-oxidant. Specially effective against oxidative stress. It has been reported to have many physiological functions, including anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Overall, the pharmaceutical potential of ferulic acid can be attributed to its ability to neutralize free radicals which cause damage to the DNA cell membrane. Ferulic Acid also synergizes with other antioxidants, especially vitamins C and E.

Extraction:
Commonly found in seeds, leaves, cereal, plants, and fruits such as oat, wheat and rice, coffee, apples and oranges.

BENZYL NICOTINATE
Inci Name: Benzyl Nicotinate

Properties:
It helps create the right environment for the growth of new hair by stimulating blood flow in the scalp.
Benzyl Nicotinate stimulates the micro-circulation and helps dilate blood vessels. Oxygen and micro-nutrients are properly delivered to both the hair follicle and the root.

Extraction:
Derived from Nicotinic Acid. Its common form is B-vitamin/Niacin.

COPPER PEPTIDE
Inci Name: Copper Peptide

Properties:
Antioxidant. Anti-inflammatory. It reduces 5-Alpha-Reductase. Hair growth stimulating action.
Copper Peptide promotes the synthesis of collagen which acts against its degradation in the hair follicle. It’s an extremely effective inhibitor of Type 1 and Type 2 of 5–Alpha–Reductase.

Extraction:
Copper Peptide is a natural occurring copper complex between three amino acids, Glycyl-L-Histidyl-L-Lysine Peptide.

SOD
Inci Name: Super Oxide Dismutase

Properties:
It’s a powerful anti-oxidant and free radical-scavenger that brings protection against DNA damage.

Extraction:
Extracted from the seeds of Cantaloupe Melon (Cucumis melo LC., Cucurbitaceae).

ORGANIC SILICON
Inci Name: Methylsilanol Mannuronate

Properties:
Re-oxygenation ingredient. Anti-inflammatory properties. It stimulates cellular functions in the dermis and in hair follicles. It increases the hair’s Keratin resistance and improves the quality of new growing hair.

Extraction:
Organic Silicon is a Polysaccharide extracted from a Red Algae (Lithothanium calcareum), from Horsetail (Equisetum arvense), a herbal remedy, or from common bamboo (Bambusa Vulgaris).

ALPHA (a) – TOCOPHEROL
DELTA (δ) – TOCOPHEROL
Inci Name: Tocopherol

Properties:
Family of Vitamin E. Anti-oxidant.
Vitamin E is a common name to define natural anti-oxidants such as Alpha and Delta tocopherols. These are specially effective on skin and hair due to their easy absorption by small vessels. They promote micro-circulation.
Delta tocopherol plays an essential role in protecting other natural ingredients in our formulas from oxidation.

Extraction:
They are obtained by vacuum-steam distillation of edible vegetable oil products.

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