Microbiota-friendly scalp soother

Edition Date :
May 18, 2021

EquiScalp is an extract obtained by the plant stem cells technology applied to the Fuji apple (“Malus domestica”). This sustainable process allows the production of large quantities of product with only a small quantity of biological material at the beginning of the process.

EquiScalp is rich in phloridzin, a molecule with anti-inflammatory and anti-lipogenesis activities. By targeting the scalp irritation process, it regulates two important inflammatory mediators, IL-1Ra and S100A8/9. The consequences are reductions in scalp desquamation, redness and sebum production. In parallel, while modifying the surface composition of the scalp in sebum and squames, the source of food of the scalp’s microbiota, EquiScalp does not modify the population and diversity of alive scalp bacteria.

For its capacities to efficiently soothe the scalp and respond to customers' needs, EquiScalp was awarded the Fountain Award in the category scalp care at the PCHi congress 2021.

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EquiScalp reduces scalp desquamation by 20% after one month and visibly reduces scalp redness, for a soothing activity perceived by 80% of users (clinical study and self-assessment).
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Chemical Name
  • Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Hydroxyacetophenone, Ethylhexylglycerin
Product Function
  • Active Ingredient
Chemical Type
  • Advanced plant extract
  • Shower, Liquid Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Cream, Lotion
Performance Claims
  • Scalp Care
  • Reduces sebum production
  • Friendly to scalp microbiota
  • Improves desquamation

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EquiScalp is an active ingredient that can be used in various haircare products, such as:

  • Soothing scalp care
  • Sensitive scalp formula
  • Oily scalp and hair serum
Technical data

INCI Name:  Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Hydroxyacetophenone, Ethylhexylglycerin
Use level: 1-5%

Appearance: colorless liquid

EquiScalp can be associated with Dongbaek Oil, an active ingredient that improves hair resistance and shine, or with K-Oleo, an oil dedicated to hair care.
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