Hair care applications

Amla has a long tradition in being used for improving the health of hair and scalp. It is widely used in hair care preparations as a natural hair conditioner.

The most commonly implicated androgen in hair loss is dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a very potent form of testosterone. It is generated in the body by the conversion of testosterone by the enzyme 5-α reductase. It stands to reason that if we could decrease the amount of this enzyme, 5-α reductase, in the blood or in the hair follicles, less testosterone would be converted to DHT, and therefore DHT levels would be lower. Inhibitors of 5-α reductase thus help in hair fall management.

Saberry® was found to exhibit 5-α reductase inhibitory activity (about 80% inhibition at a concentration of 250 µg/ml), validating its potential applications in hair care products.

Dosage form and suggested use level

Saberry® was found to exhibit 5-α reductase inhibitory activity (about 80% inhibition at a concentration of 250 µg/ml), validating its potential applications in hair care products.

Saberry® be used at levels of 0.2% to 1.0% w/w in topical formulations.

Saberry® finds useful application in the following formulations
  • Anti-aging creams & lotions
  • Skin-lightening creams & lotions
  • Sun care & after sun care creams & lotions