Vinegar has long been used to treat hair, from unruliness to product buildup. Lipoid Kosmetik utilized this age-old ingredient for the launch of its Vngr+ Extracts, meant to reduce damage to leave smooth, shiny hair.
The ingredients marry botanical extracts with a vinegar and glycerin extraction system. The resulting tinctures are “virtually alcohol-free,” according to the company; this widens the ingredients’ scope to include consumers who prefer alcohol-free personal care.
Apple Vngr+ (INCI: Glycerin (and) Vinegar (and) Water (aqua) (and) Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract (and) Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate) combines nettle herbs—which are suggested to help prevent hair loss—and antioxidant-rich mallow flowers with apple cider vinegar.
Meanwhile, Rice Vngr+ (INCI: Glycerin (and) Acetum (Vinegar) (and) Water (aqua) (and) Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract (and) Chrysanthemum Morifolium Flower Extract (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate) is derived from chrysanthemum flowers and polygonum roots, which are intended to prevent hair graying and promote hair growth, respectively. These components are joined by rice vinegar, which is popular in Asia.
Both Apple Vngr+ and Rice Vngr+ are Cosmos-approved with 99.55% natural origin. The company recommends use at 0.5-3%.
The ingredients will be on display at Lipoid Kosmetik’s booth (J78) during in-cosmetics Asia, held in Bangkok from Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2018, or at the Sepawa Congress (stand A170/A171), from Oct. 10-12, 2018, in Berlin.