Energizing hair follicles
SantEnergy™ is a distinctive polyphenol-rich extract sustainably obtained from the aerial parts of the plant Yerba Santa. It optimally delays aging of hair follicles and increases both hair growth and hair density.
Known as “mountain balm” and “holy herb”, Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon californicum) is a member of the Borage family (Boraginaceae) and it is native to the Pacific Coast of North America, especially California. The leaves of this plant have traditionally been used to treat upper respiratory infections and asthma. Furthermore, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and neuro-protective benefits of this plant have been reported in literature. Most of these health benefits were attributed to specific polyphenolic compounds present in the plant, such as homoeriodictyol, eriodictyol, and sterubin. Due to these antioxidant molecules, Yerba Santa is the perfect source for an active ingredient that protects hair follicles from ROS.
- Caffeine-like invigorating effect
- Caffeine-like energizing effect
- Antioxidant activity inside the cell and at the cellular membrane
Prevention of UV-induced DNA damage in the hair follicle
Protection from UV-induced ROS (Nrf2 inactivation) in the hair follicle
Delay of hair follicle aging
Protection from premature hair follicle aging
Increase of anagen hair by 31.8%
Decrease of telogen hair by -20.0%
Increase in hair density by 13.1 %