Oat Cosmetics has unveiled new data on how its Glucaveen waterless hair active ingredient decreases antifungal activity on the scalp microbiome.
An in vitro study was performed to evaluate the prebiotic effect of Glucaveen on the growth of a common microorganism found on the scalp.
The results showed that Glucaveen significantly inhibits the growth of Malassezia furfur, which is said to be a major cause of, or contributor to, dandruff.
1% Glucaveen significantly decreases the growth of Malassezia furfur growth by 25% after 72 hours, it found.
The oat-derived active with a high concentration of beta-glucan was also found to increase hair moisture by 13.83% - 7.19% more than the placebo after one application.
The hair strength protection effect was also found to be improved by 15.11% after one application and the hair strength repairing effect was 21.35% after two applications.
“Making Glucaveen the ultimate 3-in-1 hair active with moisture, strength, and scalp, this active is essential in any powerful haircare formulation,” said Oat Cosmetics.
“We launched this powerful haircare ingredient with proven efficacy in restoring hair moisture and strength,” it added.
“Now, we expand its profile by showing that it has significant efficacy in decreasing fungal activity on the scalp microbiome.”