Personal care is no longer a one-size fits all endeavor. Currently, personal care brands are using science to level up and create user-specific personal care products that appeal to individual preferences. Every year, this market continues to shatter the ceiling to achieve newer highs and generate even more money.
These are 3 of the most exciting innovations in the personal care product sphere focusing on skin, hair, and nails.
1. Skin- Heparan Sulfate Analog (HSA) Technology
Your skin has 3 heroes that assist in the fight against dermal villains such as harsh weather, aging, and uneven skin tone. These heroes are collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. They prop up your skin so it always looks smooth, well-moisturized and gracefully aged. For that reason, Sente Labs spent a tone of resources on R&D to come up with their patented HSA technology.
In this context, Heparan Sulfate is a technology that allows your skin to maintain a youthful look. Scientifically, it is known as a proteoglycan. It is a protein that combines with glycosaminoglycans. Glycosaminoglycans, in turn, are scientifically proven to assist in maintaining the levels of collagen and elastin to keep the skin firmed up.
Why is HS so important?
Sente Labs has become the first company to safely incorporate HSA into its skin care product line.
Heparan Sulphate has an edge over the more in-use ingredient hyaluronic acid(HA) in one key area. It can be found in all the layers of the skin. It also combines with extracellular matrix molecules, 4 types of collagen and elastase. Aging brings about continuous depletion of HSA. By using this technology in their products, Sente Labs have been able to introduce a highly beneficial ingredient in the quest for youthful skin.
2. Healthy Hair Molecule, OFPMA
OFPMA is one of 3 molecules used by various companies in their hair care line. It stands for octafluoropentyl methacrylate. OFPMA is heralded as one of the best fighters against curly hair’s biggest adversary, frizz. Over time, hair accumulates water moisture. It also accumulates oil, making it the perfect grounds for dirt build up. OFPMA forms a weightless shield around each strand to achieve 4 key benefits.
- Smoothens the root-tip length of the hair strand to give hair better texture
- Blocks out incoming moisture and retains natural hair moisture to give hair natural sheen while avoiding puffed up strands. Frizz has been shown to weaken hair strands over time.
- Forming a protective barrier against oil and dirt around hair to keep it clean, making sure you’re washing it less frequently.
- Reducing strand friction to prevent tangling and breakage. This leads to stronger hair.
3. Nails- Pick a color with HALO color lab.
When nail art was still a fledgling industry reserved for a few, people who wanted their nails glammed up were at the mercy of the colors that were available. That was until recently when a company, Halo color decided to hand the power of choice to the client.
If a client wants a particular color on their nails and they cannot find that color at their favorite nail salon, they have to settle for the next best thing. However, with the using the Halo color app, all a user has to do is take a picture, select a color within the frame, make an order and wait.
What’s good is that users can even give custom names to the polish they pick. In addition to custom color, one of the other major benefits of the nail polish is that it is “8-free”. It has been stripped of up to 8 harmful ingredients that were previously used in other nail polishes.
These 8 ingredients are:
- Formaldehyde Resin
- Ethyl Tosylamide
The most common culprits in most nail polishes are xylene, TPHP, and Toluene. They have been shown to cause neurotoxicity, endocrine system dysfunction and reproductive health problems respectively.
However, you would have to order the polish in advance as it takes about 4 business days at most to get to you. The application can be found on Apple Store.