Amino Keratin by Sinerga: Revolutionise Your Next Hair Care Formula

HARKE UK is thrilled to introduce Amino Keratin by Sinerga, an exciting ingredient that is setting new standards in the personal care industry. 

Amino Keratin is a vegan alternative to traditional animal-derived keratin, designed to meet the evolving needs of both formulators and consumers for products that are not just effective, but are ethically produced and sustainable too. 

Why Amino Keratin?

Keratin is vital for the strength and resilience of hair (as well as nails and lashes) but it is traditionally sourced from animal products. However, with increasing consumer demand for cruelty-free and sustainable options, Amino Keratin from Sinerga offers a compelling plant-based alternative. It is composed of bio-fermented amino acids, replicating the amino acid profile of traditional keratin. This makes it an ideal choice for vegan and ethical product lines.

Amino Keratin is easy to formulate; it can be added to the aqueous phase with a temperature below 40℃, and is suitable for a wide pH range (between 4.5 and 8.0). 

Key Benefits of Amino Keratin

  • Vegan and Natural: A complete plant-based solution that avoids any animal-derived components, suitable for vegan cosmetics
  • Deep Penetration and Repair: Due to the small size of its amino acids, Amino Keratin penetrates deeply into the hair shaft, supplying vital structural components which strengthen, hydrate, and restore hair from the inside out
  • Enhanced Hair Health: It significantly improves hair’s resilience against breakage, enhances shine by improving light reflection, and deeply hydrates, reducing dryness and water loss
  • Versatile Application: Effective in both leave-on and rinse-off products, Amino Keratin can be incorporated into shampoos, conditioners, serums, and masks

Proven Efficacy

Amino Keratin has undergone rigorous testing to confirm its benefits. Results show impressive improvements in hair strength, with up to a 121% increase in resistance to breakage after four applications (see diagram below, where T1 is after 1 application and T2 is after 4 applications): 

Amino Keratin also enhances the structural integrity of hair cuticles:

This leads to better moisture retention and increased glossiness, making hair look healthier and more vibrant. In testing, 3% Amino Keratin was able to increase hair gloss by 31% and hydration by 35% (compared to untreated hair) after just 4 applications. Contact us for more images and data from testing.

A Sustainable and Ethical Choice

Choosing Amino Keratin supports the shift towards more sustainable personal care processes and consumer products. Its production involves bio-fermentation, a process that is significantly more environmentally friendly compared to traditional methods of extracting animal keratin. This aligns with global trends towards reducing environmental impact and promoting animal welfare in the beauty industry.

For more information on how to incorporate Amino Keratin into your next hair care formulation, or to request more images and data from the considerable testing already done, please contact the team at HARKE UK

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Sinerga Product Launches from InCosmetics 2024

It was wonderful to see new innovations at InCosmetics in April, particularly from our own principal suppliers such as Sinerga. Here are the standout hair and skin care products talked about by Sinerga at InCosmetics 2024, proudly supplied by HARKE UK.

Natifoam: Highly Foaming Colour Protection

  • High foaming capability
  • Color protection for dyed hair
  • Biodegradable and eco-friendly
  • Natural origin index: 0.99
  • Non-irritant, maintains hydrolipidic film
  • Suitable for skin and hair
  • Enhances sensory experience

Natifoam is a high-performing surfactant blend, ideal for formulators seeking eco-friendly and skin-friendly alternatives in personal care products. This blend, comprising Cocoyl Proline, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, and Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, offers a highly foaming solution that respects both the environment and the skin. 

Natifoam provides enveloping, dense, and lasting foam that enhances user experience without irritating the skin or altering its natural hydrolipidic film. 

Image source: Sinerga (showing how Natifoam’s generated foam lasts longer and is more stable than traditional SLES)

Particularly effective in colour protection, it helps maintain hair dye fastness, making it suitable for shampoos and other hair care products. Natifoam is derived from natural resources, ensuring a product that is not only biodegradable but also has a high natural origin index (0.99), aligning perfectly with the current market trends towards sustainability and gentle care​​.

Tricho-Solve: Complete Solution Against Hair Loss

  • Targets hormonal and inflammatory hair loss
  • Prolongs hair growth phase
  • Patented technology enhances bioavailability
  • Reduces DHT impact on follicles
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Proven efficacy in vivo and in vitro
  • Suitable for comprehensive hair care formulations

Tricho-Solve is a revolutionary ingredient designed to combat hair loss by addressing both hormonal and inflammatory triggers. This ingredient, incorporating Picea abies Extract, Cocoyl Proline, and Glycerin, utilises a patented technology that enhances bioavailability and efficacy. 

Tricho-Solve targets the hair growth cycle, prolongs the anagen phase, and mitigates the effects of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on the hair follicles, reducing hair thinning and loss. It also counters inflammation-induced hair disorders, providing a comprehensive solution for maintaining scalp health and promoting hair growth. Its efficacy has been validated through various in vivo and in vitro tests, making it an essential component for hair care formulations aimed at preventing and treating hair loss​​.

Image source: Sinerga (showing improvement in the state of thinning hair after 90 days of treatment with Tricho-Solve) 
Image source: Sinerga (evaluating the state of thinning hair at each experimental time)

Up-Citrus Extract: Natural Essence Meets Upcycling Beauty

  • Derived from upcycled citrus peels
  • Rich in bioactive compounds
  • Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial
  • Boosts collagen synthesis and skin brightness
  • Promotes microbiome balance
  • Supports skin and hair health
  • Sustainable, with value-added from waste material

Up-Citrus Extract harnesses the power of upcycling, turning citrus peel waste from the food industry into a potent cosmetic ingredient. This extract, rich in bioactive compounds like Hesperidin and Naringenin, provides multifunctional benefits including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and skin-lightening properties. 

Ideal for formulations targeting skin and hair health, Up-Citrus Extract boosts collagen synthesis, enhances skin brightness, and ensures microbiome balance. 

In testing, Up-Citrus Extract (applied twice a day in a 3% emulsion) showed a statistically significant increase in the Collagen Index, with a peak of +18% after 7 days, confirmed by +14% after 14 days. This is shown in the ultrasound images below, where collagen fibres are shown in orange-yellow shades:

Image source: Sinerga 

Up-Citrus Extract’s upcycled origin not only makes it a sustainable choice but also adds value by contributing to a circular economy. This powerful ingredient is suitable for a wide range of cosmetic applications, from anti-ageing treatments to energising and glowing skin care products​​.

What Next?

We are a full service partner offering formulation development, regulatory advice, sampling and testing. So get in touch today for more information about these exciting new ingredients from Sinerga, and let’s explore how they could transform your next formulation. 

Sinerga Hair Care: Solutions for Every Need

In the ever-evolving world of beauty and personal care, hair care remains a vital segment where innovation meets necessity. We are pleased to showcase Sinerga’s comprehensive range of hair care solutions, designed to meet a wide spectrum of needs from root to tip. 

Sinerga is leading the way in integrating skin care technologies into hair care products, creating solutions that not only enhance appearance but also fundamentally nourish and protect the hair and scalp.

Innovative Products for All-Round Hair Care

Sinerga’s product line is expertly formulated to address diverse hair and scalp conditions with precision, embracing current demands for sustainability and natural ingredients:

Azeloglicina® for Scalp Health

Azeloglicina® offers exceptional anti-inflammatory properties that target scalp inflammation—a common precursor to hair issues. By reducing the expression of interleukin IL1α and inhibiting the enzyme 5α-reductase, which plays a role in hair loss disorders like androgenic alopecia, it helps maintain a healthier environment for hair growth.

Enhancing Microcirculation with X-Solve®

X-Solve® is formulated to enhance blood microcirculation in the scalp, crucial for nourishing hair follicles. By improving blood flow, it delivers essential nutrients and oxygen to the scalp, promoting healthier hair growth and reducing hair loss.

Combating Hair Loss with Tiolisina® Complex 30

Tiolisina® Complex 30 tackles hair loss by normalising sebum and reducing dandruff. Its cysteine derivatives help control sebum production, while its antibacterial properties fight against scalp infections, creating an optimal environment for hair health and preventing hair loss.

Styling and Protection with Hair App

Hair App is a pure powder based on a combination of hair-like amino acids that provides structural support and protection, enabling natural styling and resilience against daily styling challenges. It penetrates into the cuticle up to the cortex, strengthening keratin fibres, protecting hair structure, and organising disulfide bonds. Efficacy tests show it helps prolong both smooth and curly hairstyles and protects from heat damage. 

Restorative Treatments with Pea.Protein

Pea.Protein utilises enzymatically hydrolyzed pea proteins that exhibit an amino acid spectrum similar to that of keratin, allowing deep penetration into the hair shaft. It restores hair structure and strength through its synergy of different molecular weights, providing both film-forming properties and deeper penetration for comprehensive hair restructuring.

Embracing the ‘Skinification’ of Hair Care

Sinerga leads the ‘skinification’ of hair care, a trend that applies the principles of skincare to hair products. By incorporating ingredients typically used in skincare, such as ceramides and prebiotics, Sinerga’s offerings provide focused, scientifically supported care for the hair and scalp.

Sustainability and Efficacy in Harmony

At HARKE UK, we have long championed the importance of sustainability in beauty products. Sinerga’s commitment to using biodegradable and natural ingredients aligns with our dedication to environmental responsibility, offering products that are not only effective but also contribute to a healthier planet.

What Next?

Whether it’s promoting growth, restoring health, or providing daily care, Sinerga offers specialised solutions for all hair care needs. Our technical team is ready to help you learn more about these innovative products and discuss how you can incorporate them into your next hair care or scalp care formulation.

Get in touch today to discover how Sinerga and HARKE UK can revolutionise your hair care formulations.

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