It is no secret that acids are a skincare staple, from exfoliating and brightening, to plumping and moisturising. LOOKFANTASTIC reported 14.2k searches for acids in February, confirming that interest in the ingredient type is here to stay.
However, skincare is not the only place we are seeing AHAs, BHAs, and naturally occurring forms such as Hyaluronic Acid appear, they are now firmly cementing their place within haircare formulations.
With the ‘skinification’ of haircare on the rise, haircare experts understand the true benefits of such skincare ingredients on scalp health, in turn promoting healthy hair growth. Intelligent haircare brand Grow Gorgeous has recently launched Purifying AHA 5% Booster + Prebiotic, a scalp treatment formulated with Glycolic Acid, to help clear flakiness, product build-up, and pollution. While its best-selling Hair Growth Serum Intense features Hyaluronic Acid to moisturise the scalp and plump strands. Similarly, premium skincare brand AMELIORATE includes Lactic Acid in its unique LaH6 complex, featured in Deep Cleansing Hair & Scalp Mask, helping to gently exfoliate and reduce flakiness, while deeply moisturising both hair and scalp.
“The trend towards using serious skincare active ingredients in hair care is great news for scalp care. By including these types of ingredients, hair care formulations can be more effective at targeting scalp health as well as the appearance of hair itself” – Robin Parker, Research & Development Director, Acheson & Acheson
Grow Gorgeous Purifying AHA 5% Booster + Prebiotic – RRP £25.00
This scientifically proven treatment harnesses the clarifying power of Glycolic Acid, a gentle chemical exfoliant that eliminates excess product build-up, to help remove dead skin cells and refine the appearance of the scalp, with 97% of users agreeing the product left the appearance and texture of their scalp feeling progressively refined and improved in just 2 weeks*.
Grow Gorgeous Hair Growth Serum Intense – RRP £45.00
With a unique complex of active ingredients, including Hyaluronic Acid, Caffeine, Organic Pea Sprout Extract, and Green Tea, this ultra-concentrated serum works to increase the thickness of each strand by up to 13% in as little as 4 weeks, improving hair condition and density**.
AMELIORATE Deep Cleansing Hair & Scalp Mask – RRP £25.00
The AMELIORATE Deep Cleansing Hair & Scalp Mask rebalances and nourishes with an intensive treatment to reduce impurities, excess oil, product and pollution build-up. Dry, flaky, sensitive scalps feel rebalanced, calm, and refreshed and hair looks vibrant and healthy. Clinically Proven To Remove Pollution And Impurities*98% Agreed The Condition Of Their Scalp Improved*