KeraGuard is an effective antioxidant protection complex for damaged hair. The unique combination of extremely stable tannins from the tara tree and sunflower sprout extract makes rough and exhausted hair shiny and beautiful again.
In various studies, KeraGuard showed a high ability to protect the hair from free radicals and physical stress. It has been shown to protect coloured hair from loss of colour and to repair chemically treated hair. In addition, KeraGuard’s antioxidant power protected the hair from heat damage.
Antioxidative power relative to vitamin C
Hair protection against UV
Hair color protection (dyed hair)
Repair of bleached hair
Protection of hair from heat damage
In vivo study
In vitro study
- Protects hair against heat and UV stress
- Repairs chemically treated hair
- Prevents the color fading of hair
- Restores the resilience of hair
The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a perennial flowering plant that is native to North America. It is cultivated in regions as a food crop and ornamental plant. The sunflower is a symbol for energy and perfection because of its symmetry and longevity. The sprouts of this fast growing plant have the highest concentration of phytonutrients, the compounds in plants that are known for their health promoting properties.
Tara (Caesalpinia spinosa) is a small leguminous tree that is native to the Peruvian Andes and which tolerates dry climates and poor soils. Tara’s fruits are called pods and are used in traditional medicine to treat infections and to improve healing. They are very rich in hydrolysable tannins with gallic acid as the main constituent. Tannins extracted from tara are highly efficient and stable antioxidants.
INCI (EU/PCPC) Declaration
KeraGuard (standard version): Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract (and) Propylene Glycol (and) Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Phenoxyethanol (and)
Aqua / Water
KeraGuard pwd (powder version without preservatives, two-fold concentrated): Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract (and) Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract (and) Maltodextrin (and) Aqua / Water
Recommended Use Level
0.5% – 2%