DSM's biodegradable skin active, Pentavitin, has a history as a skin moisturizer and is proven to improve skin barrier function. Recent data from DSM now shows Pentavitin also has beneficial effects for the scalp.
DSM's placebo-controlled, in vivo study in an adult Chinese population affected by scalp flakiness showed that formulations containing Pentavitin delivered good results even at low concentrations, the company reports.
Specifically, the results demonstrated:
- A visible reduction in scalp flaking after one application, and a 55% reduction after frequent showering with shampoos containing the active in low concentrations (0.5%); and
- 15% less sebum 24 hr after a single application of a shampoo containing the active at 0.5%, and a 37% reduction after 28 days of use.