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Nourkrin: Meet the Brand

How long has Nourkrin been around?

Nourkrin® has been on the market in the UK for around 30 years. It was the first natural hair growth product available in the UK and has been the market leader ever since. Nourkrin® is now a global name and is available throughout the world where, in many countries, it is actually prescribed by healthcare practitioners to those suffering from hair thinning or hair loss.

Throughout all this time, we have continued to invest heavily in research into both the products and hair growth disorders, and have more than 55 published clinical papers looking at hair growth disorders of various causes and types and how Nourkrin® can help to rebalance a disrupted Hair Growth Cycle and promote new growth.


What are hair growth vitamins?

Hair growth vitamin is a catch-all term for what are usually generic vitamin blends, sold as ‘hair, skin and nails’ preparations and which contain biotin among the list of ingredients.

However, research shows that in the western world, due to our varied diet,  vitamin deficiency only accounts for around 2% of hair loss cases. Therefore, dealing with hair loss usually requires more than just a vitamin preparation, and needs something which actively addresses the effects of the hair growth disruption – the root cause of all types of hair loss.

Proteoglycans are the molecules within all our bodies which, among other things, govern our Hair Growth Cycle. The one thing that all cases of hair loss have in common, is that these proteoglycan molecules are missing from their usual place in the hair follicle, and this leaves the follicle unable to function normally. This means that after shedding the hair, as part of the usual function of the follicle, the follicles fall dormant. As this can happen across the whole of the scalp, the effect of many dormant follicles manifests as a general thinning of the hair, usually preceded by an increase in shedding.

By supplementing with a product which contains the same proteoglycans which are found in the follicle, rather than a simple multivitamin, the Hair Growth Cycle can be rebalanced, reawakening dormant follicles and new growth can be restored.


Who are Nourkrin’s products for?

Nourkrin® is suitable for men and women who are suffering from hair thinning or hair loss, or those who wish to support and protect the health of their hair. Nourkrin® is not suitable for those who suffer from a fish allergy as the active ingredient in the tablets, Marilex®, is derived from fish.


Why is Nourkrin Unique? / What it Marilex? (How does it work)?

Nourkrin® is the only product to contain Marilex®, which contains high levels of the specific proteoglycans, and in the precise ratios and quantities, which regulate hair follicle functioning. Marilex® has been clinically proven to help induce and prolong the growth phase of the Hair Growth Cycle.

The proteoglycans in Nourkrin® help to induce dormant hair follicles back into the growth phase of the Hair Growth Cycle and also helps to elongate the growth (Anagen) phase back to a natural, healthy length (usually around 3-5 years) to ensure that each hair reaches its full growth potential before entering the transition (Catagen) phase.

By encouraging more hair follicles to re-enter the growth phase, the resting phase is pushed back to normal levels, resulting in a reduction in the levels of shedding; the combination of these two elements promotes continuous, healthy hair growth.

All ingredients in Nourkrin® are naturally based and 100% drug-free and have been tested for efficacy and safety.


If I begin taking supplements for my hair, how long should I wait to see results?

As hair is so slow-growing (think how long it took to grow out that haircut that you hated!) it can take several months before the results can become visible, in the same way, that it took several months for the effects of the hair growth disruption to show themselves. On average, most people will start to see some improvement in their hair, such as a reduction in the levels of shedding, by around 3-4 months although this can vary from person to person depending on the duration and severity of the problem.

For this reason, we always recommend a minimum programme of 6 months of Nourkrin®, as each follicle is in its own growth cycle and it can take some time for the benefits of the programme to be realised across the 100,000 follicles present on our heads.


Can supplements help my hair regrow?

By supplementing with a product which contains proteoglycans in the same ratios and quantities as found in the follicle, it is possible to help hair regrow, although there are a couple of exceptions to this. Conditions such as cicatricial alopecia (where there is permanent damage to the follicle), alopecia totalis (complete scalp hair loss) and alopecia universalis (total hair loss) are usually permanent due to the factors that cause them, however, most other types of hair loss can be helped by Nourkrin®.


I have pretty normal hair – will supplements do anything ‘extra’ for me, such as making my hair grow faster?

Your hair is only capable of growing at a certain rate (usually around ¼ to ½ inch a month), regardless of whether or not you support with supplementation, so it’s not possible to speed up growth beyond this rate. However, even for those who are not experiencing hair growth disorders, supplements can help to support their hair and improve the quality and health of the growth.

For those of us who are aware that the health of our hair is at risk, maybe as the result of a stressful period we’re going through, or because of hormonal changes or a recent illness, supplementation can help to protect the health of the follicle and existing growth and help to prevent hair growth disruption occurring.


Can my diet cause thinning hair?

Extreme dietary restriction following bariatric surgery, disordered eating conditions or even certain health conditions such as coeliac disease can cause hair growth disruptions due to the poor absorption of the nutrients from food through the gut. However, outside of this, it is unlikely that diet is to blame for your hair loss. In the modern western world, we are fortunate that our diet is typically healthy and sufficient in the protein, vitamins and minerals needed to keep our hair healthy. Hair loss as a result of a vitamin deficiency only accounts for around 2% of cases and it is far more likely for more common conditions such as stress, hormonal changes or even over-styling to be the cause of the hair loss instead.

That being said, hair does need certain nutrients to grow healthily, including protein, glucose and vitamins and, as hair consists of around 85-90% protein, making sure that you eat a varied diet which is rich in protein can help to keep your hair looking its best.


What has been the highlight of the Nourkrin® story so far?

Nourkrin® are incredibly proud to have been instrumental in helping to improve the life quality of countless women and men over the last three decades, not only in terms of the health and quality of their hair but also, equally importantly, in terms of their confidence, self-esteem and quality of life.

We’ve been awarded not one, but an unprecedented two gold medals by the hair loss experts at the World Trichology Society, for our continuous and ongoing research and development into improving the life quality of women and men suffering from hair growth disorders. In addition to this, we’re also the proud recipients of numerous consumer awards voted for by Nourkrin users, and trade awards.


What’s your number one tip for choosing or using haircare supplements?

Give them time to work! If you’re trying to redress a hair growth disorder it takes time… several months in fact. The effects of a hair growth disruption usually start to appear around 4-16 weeks after the triggering event and it can take at least this long again to start to see the visible results of a supplementation programme, which is why we recommend a minimum programme of 6 months. If the cause of your hair loss is more permanent, such as, in the case of certain health conditions or medications, then you may also need to consider a longer-term plan with your hair growth supplement, to help protect the health of the follicles and hair and maintain healthy hair growth against the effects of the trigger.

Whether you’re choosing a hair supplement to help support your hair in the face of an ongoing disrupting factor, or to help to promote growth after a period of acute hair loss, consistency is also key – remembering to take the supplement as directed on the pack and at the same or similar time every day is vital to get the best possible results from the programme.

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Time For You

Hands up if you’re getting enough “me time” right now? Anyone? That’s what we thought. Taking time to prioritise your own physical and mental wellbeing can often feel like an indulgence. There’s washing to be done, dishes to do, box sets to catch up on… we get it! But the old adage that you can’t pour from an empty cup really is true, and something all of us, particularly if we have family members depending on us, should take heed of.  

Where does one even start on this self-care journey? Fret not allbeauty readers, as always, we’re here to point you in the right direction. Here are a few easy tasks you can incorporate into your day to make sure you stay looking and feeling great all week long.


Monday: Start the Week Hydrated

Eugh, Mondays. The weekend is officially over and its straight back to the daily grind. Do yourself a favour and make Monday the day you really focus on hydrating yourself.

Too many of us dip in and out of dehydration simply because we forget to sip on a bottle of water throughout the day. Well, no more! Starting with just one day a week, focus on getting enough water into your system, the rest will follow.  

For bonus points, throughout the day give your face a spritz with Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Hydrating Mist to hydrate from the outside-in. 

Elizabeth Arden

Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist 100ml

RRP £21.00 (Save 25%)

Our Price: £15.70


Tuesday: Hair Care and Chill

Combine two self-care winners into one, by taking care of your tresses while enjoying some downtime on the sofa. We may not be able to get to the salon, but with such a great range of hair treatments available, its never been easier to bring the salon experience into the comfort of your own home.

One of our favourites is multi-award winning Olaplex Hair Perfector No.3, designed to repair and restore the hair’s cuticle. And better still, it works best when left for at least 10 minutes, so grab a cuppa, put your feet up, and let it do its thing.

Olaplex Hair Perfector - Time for You

Olaplex Hair Perfector

RRP £26.00 (Save 33%)

Our Price: £17.35


Wednesday: Put Your Best Face Forward

You’ve made it to hump day, the weekend is in sight! Prep that skin for whatever the rest of the week throws at you with an at-home facial.

Now, in a perfect world we’d all be regularly exfoliating and using a face mask, but let’s face it, sometimes life gets in the way! Once a week, make skincare your priority and take the time to give yourself a quality facial. Cleanse as normal, then use an appropriate exfoliator to remove any dead cells and dirt, before applying a moisturising face mask. Your skin will thank you!

 Clarins Exfoliators & Masks - Time for You

Clarins Exfoliators & Masks

One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser 125ml

RRP £21.00 (Save 12%)

Our Price: £18.45

 

 Omorovicza Budapest Face Masks - Time for You

Omorovicza Budapest Face Masks

Ultramoor Mud Mask 50ml

RRP £68.00 (Save 25%)

Our Price: £51.00


Thursday: Early To Bed, Early to Rise

We know it’s not the most glamorous form of self-care, but getting an early night can make a world of difference to your energy levels, mood and general sense of wellbeing. At least once a week, try to climb into bed an hour earlier than usual. In general, we need around 8 hours of sleep a night, but another few hours will only do you good!

Changing your sleep habits can be difficult, so if you find yourself wide-eyed and staring at the ceiling, try creating an environment more conducive to sleep. Settling down with a good book can tip the scales toward sleep, and relaxing scents can also help lull you off to the land of nod.

Neom Organics London Scent To Sleep

Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist 30ml

Our Price: £20.00


Friday: Soak Up The Weekend

Ooooh yeah! Do you have that weekend feeling yet? Will it be a spot of gardening, catching up with friends online or enjoying lazy mornings with the paper? Well, there’s no better way to say farewell to the working week than by washing your stress away with a good long soak in the tub. Nothing is quite as relaxing as submerging yourself into a hot bath. Nothing, that is, except for submerging yourself into a hot bath that has added sumptuousness.

Get all sudsy with one of our foamy bath soaks, unwind aching muscles with a fragrant bath oil, or feel the fizz with one of the gorgeous range of Bomb Cosmetics bath bombs. Additional fizz in the form of a glass of wine optional, but always recommended. It’s officially the weekend, after all.

Rituals The Ritual of Dao - Time for You

Rituals The Ritual of Dao

Go With the Flow Bath Foam 500ml

RRP £13.90 (Save 5%)

Our Price: £13.20

 

 Elemental Herbology Five Element Bath & Body Oils - Time for You

Elemental Herbology 

Five Element Bath & Body Oil – Water Soothe 145ml

Our Price: £28.00

Watercolours Gift Pack - Time for You

Bomb Cosmetics

Watercolours Gift Pack

RRP £15.00 (Save 11%)

Our Price: £13.40


Saturday: Fingers and Toes

The weekend is an ideal time for those self-care tasks that you can’t make time for during the week. Carve an hour out of your day to put on your favourite music, grab a biscuit or something equally delicious, and get the mani/pedi kit out.

Our feet and hands are so hard-working, but they rarely get shown the same attention we give to our face and hair. Pamper yourself with a moisturising foot mask, while you deal with those cuticles and touch up your nails.

3 Pack Rosy Toes Instant Pedicure - Time for You

Seoulista Beauty

3 Pack Rosy Toes Instant Pedicure

RRP £21.50 (Save 11%)

Our Price: £19.20

 

L'Occitane Shea Butter Nail & Cuticle Oil - Time for You

L’Occitane

Shea Butter Nail and Cuticle Oil

RRP £14.00 (Save 10%)

Our Price: £12.60


Sunday: Don’t You Scrub Up Well!

After a full seven days of embracing “me time”, how will you end your week? Perhaps its time for another face mask, an extra early night, or one last soak in the tub? Well, why not do something different with your Sunday by giving yourself a spa-quality body scrub from the comfort of home?

At a cost of £60+ a session, a professional body scrub is a great way to slough off the dry skin or lotion build-up that makes your skin uneven. And if you’re willing to put in the work yourself (or can rope in a willing partner), you can get the same results at home. Try our favourites, urban spa and luxury beauty brand Rituals, or 100% handmade, vegan friendly Bomb Cosmetics.

 

Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Body Scrub - Time for You

Rituals The Ritual of Sakura

Body Scrub 250g

RRP £14.90 (Save 10%)

Our Price: £13.40

 

 

Bomb Cosmetics Body Scrub & Polish - Time for You

Bomb Cosmetics

Scrubology Body Scrub 400g

RRP £7.99 (Save 19%)

Our Price: £6.45


There really is no excuse for not creating a small window in your day to take care of yourself, inside and out. So, get started today and start investing in the “me time” movement.

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Ingredients Glossary

From acids and alcohol to certified vegan and oils, here you can find our glossary of ingredients inside your beauty products. Break down the jargon and find the key to your beauty needs.

A


ACETONE
A strong solvent, used for removing nail polish.

ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE
A sugar from amino acid, used to bind water to the skin.

ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE 3
A synthetic amino acid, used for its muscle relaxing effects.

ACTIVE INGREDIENT
Any ingredient in a product that can alter your skin.

AGAR-AGAR
A seaweed extract that is used as a thickening agent, similar to gelatin.

AHA or ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS
Acids used to exfoliate the skin can be natural or synthetic.

ALCOHOL DENAT
An alcohol which is used as a preservative, made by drying to hair and skin.

ALKYLOAMIDES
Synthetic fatty acids used to emulsify ingredients, often used in soap and shampoo foaming of shampoo and soap. (
May be listed as DEA, TEA, or MEA)

ALPHA LIPOIC ACID
A water and oil-soluble antioxidant.

ASCORBIC ACID
Water-soluble Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant.


B


Balsam Peru
An essential oil, see also Benzyl Alcohol.

Batyl Alcohol
A fatty alcohol derived from glycerin which is used to emulsify skincare products and reduce moisture loss.

Beeswax
A natural wax which is moisturising and has antibacterial properties.

Behenyl Alcohol
An alcohol used to emulsify skincare ingredients and prevent moisture loss.

Bentonite
Natural clay that is used in masks to gently dry oily skin.

Benzalkonium Chloride
A preservative used in skin products, is also antimicrobial.

Benzyl Alcohol
An alcohol which is used as a preservative, derived from Balsam Peru, it may cause skin irritation.

Benzocaine
An anaesthetic, used to numb skin when applied topically.

Betaine Salicylate
A beta-hydroxy acid used to exfoliate.

BHA or butylated hydroxyanisole
A synthetic antioxidant and preservative.

BHA or beta hydroxy acid
Oil-soluble acids used to exfoliate the skin, can be natural or synthetic.

Bronopol
See Formaldehyde Releasing Preservatives.

 

C


Calamine
A compound used to soothe itchy skin

Calcium Ascorbate
A form of vitamin C

Carnitine
A natural amino acid

Carvone
An essential oil, used for its fragrance

Cetearyl Alcohol
An alcohol used to emulsify skincare ingredients and prevent moisture loss

Cetyl Alcohol
An alcohol used to emulsify skincare ingredients and prevent moisture loss

 

D


Decyl Glucoside
A plant-derived, gentle cleanser

Dextrin
A polysaccharide which binds water to the skin

Diazolidinyl Urea
See Formaldehyde Releasing Preservatives

Dibutyl Phthalate
A solvent and fragrance, used in nail polish and perfume

Diethanolamine
See Alkyloamides

DMDM hydantoin
See Formaldehyde Releasing Preservatives

 

E


Ectoine
A protective stabiliser used in cosmetics

Elastin
Plays a role in skin flexibility, plant and animal derived versions are often used in cosmetics

Emollient
A waxy substance which moisturises the skin by softening and protecting the outermost layer

Ensulizole
A sunscreen ingredient that protects against UVB rays

Ester C
A formulation of vitamin C that contains predominantly
ascorbic acid

Ethanol
An alcohol which is used as a preservative, may by drying to hair and skin

 

F


Ferulic Acid
A plant-derived antioxidant that enhances the effects of other antioxidants

Formaldehyde Releasing Preservative
An older type of preservative which is out of favour due to potential for harm

Includes: quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, polyoxymethylene urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, bromopol and glyoxal

 

G


Gelatin
A thickening agent, usually derived from animal sources 

GLA or Gamma Linolenic Acid
A fatty acid which is both an antioxidant and an emollient

Glycerin
An ingredient which is present naturally in fats, but can also be produced synthetically.
See also humectant.

Glyceryl Ester
A large group of fats and oils which are used as emollients and lubricants

Glycolic Acid
An alpha hydroxy acid used to exfoliate the skin

Glyoxal
See Formaldehyde Releasing Preservatives

 

H


Hemp Seed Oil
Natural oil derived from the seed of the hemp plant, often used as an emollient

Hexyl Laurate
A combination of hexyl alcohol and lauric acid which is used to condition skin

Humectants
Light moisturisers which draw and bind water to the skin

Hyaluronic Acid
A substance which holds water and prevents moisture loss

Hypoallergenic
A term used to explain that a product contains no common allergens 

 

I


Idebenone
A synthetic antioxidant

Imidazolidinyl Urea
See Formaldehyde Releasing Preservatives

Isopropyl Alcohol
An alcohol which is used as a preservative, may by drying to hair and skin

 

J


Jojoba Oil
An oil derived from the seed of the jojoba plant, it is moisturising and antibacterial

 

L


Lactic Acid
An alpha hydroxy acid used to exfoliate the skin

Lanolin
A thick emollient sourced from sheep’s wool

Limonene
A compound naturally found in citrus fruit that contributes to their smell

Liposomes
An ingredient that helps ingredients cross the skin/tissue layer

 

M


Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
A form of vitamin C that is often used as an antioxidant in skincare

Mallow
A thickening agent that is often used for its soothing effect

Menthyl Lactate
A derivative of menthol, often used for its fragrance or for its natural cooling effect 

Methanol
An alcohol which is used as a preservative, may by drying to hair and skin

Mineral Oil
An odorless oil which is derived from petroleum

 

N


Neroli Oil
An oil derived from Neroli which is fragrant but can often be a skin-irritant

Niacinamide
Another name for niacin or vitamin B3

 

O


Occlusives
Moisturisers which
seal moisture into the skin, usually balms or thick creams

Octocrylene
An organic compound used in sunscreen, protects against UVB rays

Oleic Acid
A fatty acid which has
surfactant properties

 

P


Pantothenic Acid
Also known as B5, used to treat acne

Parabens
A group preservatives which may be harmful

Paraffin
A substance derived from petroleum, used as a thickener

Phenoxyethanol
A common preservative which is favoured over others due to being less of an irritant 

Phosphoric Acid
Used to adjust the pH level in skincare products

Polyoxymethylene Urea
See Formaldehyde Releasing Preservatives

Polyquaterniums
A group of ingredients used in hair product, have an antistatic effect 

Preservatives
A group of substances used in products to prevent bacterial contamination

Prickly Pear
An oil derived from prickly pear cactus, rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants

Primrose Oil
A soothing, moisturising oil from the evening primrose plant

Propylene Glycol
A hydrating humectant which helps ingredients penetrate the skin

 

Q


Quaternium-15
See Formaldehyde Releasing Preservatives

Quercetin
A flavonoid found in many plants, has antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties

 

R


Reducing Agent
A substance that can break down the disulfide bonds in hair, used to aid hair straightening 

Resveratrol
An antioxidant which is found in red grapes

Retinol
The name given to the Vitamin A molecule

 

S


Salicylic Acid
A beta hydroxy acid that has deep exfoliating properties, used to target acne

Silicone
Used as a slip agent and to create a layer on the skin, filling in fine lines and giving a smoother appearance

Slip Agent
A term used to describe compounds which, when added to a cosmetic formulation, enable other ingredients to spread more easily on the skin and penetrate deeper

Sodium Benzoate
A derivative of benzoic acid that is used as a preservative

Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate
See Formaldehyde Releasing Preservatives

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
A cleansing agent commonly used in detergent and shampoo, known to be drying to hair and skin

Stearyl Alcohol
An alcohol used to emulsify skincare ingredients and prevent moisture loss

Sulfates
A cleansing agent used in many shampoos and bath products

Surfactant
A compound that lowers the surface tension between two states, detergents, emulsifiers, foaming agents

 

T


Tallow
An animal by-product used in the soap and candle making process

Tannic Acid
An antioxidant which is believed to carry anti-carcinogenic properties

Thickening Agent
Any substance that, when added to a cosmetic formulation, acts as a lubricant 

 

W


Water Binding Agent
A range of ingredients which, when added to skincare, improve the skin’s moisture retention

 

X


Xantham Gum
Used as a thickening agent

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

If you’ve scanned the options in the haircare section recently, you may have noticed an increase of products declaring themselves SLS-free. Before adding another ingredient to your ‘avoid’ list, let’s investigate what SLS actually is, and whether you should be concerned about it featuring in any of your favourite beauty products. 


What Is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS, is a surfactant, a compound that is used to increase the ability of a product to spread and lather. It is most commonly found in shampoo, soap and shower gel, not only helping to create a good transference of the product but playing a role in its cleaning capabilities too. 

SLS is usually derived from either coconut or palm kernel oil because of its high lauric acid content. To the palm oil, sulphuric acid is added and then neutralised using sodium carbonate, all of which processes the lauric acid into SLS. The reliance on palm oil to create SLS is one of the reasons that many brands are moving away from SLS, which we’ll discuss in more detail later in this article. However, despite the admittedly scary-sounding ingredients involved in the process (though we all know by now that acid ≠ bad), SLS is safe to use and has been used in products we know and love since 1930.


How Does It Work?

When it comes to deep cleaning, sodium lauryl sulfate is a fantastic ingredient. As a surfactant which is both water and oil-soluble, nothing stands in its way.  It’s thorough action of trapping oil and water within its foam allows dirt and grease to be lifted and removed, leaving only your squeaky clean skin or hair behind. Of course, along with the grease and dirt, your skin and hair’s natural oils are also removed when using SLS, which is why following up with a conditioner or moisturiser is so essential.


Why Are Companies Moving Away from Sodium Lauryl Sulfate?

Despite SLS being safe to use and a key ingredient in many shampoos and cleaning products, there is a push to move away from its use for a number of reasons. 

The first is the reliance on palm oil as part of the manufacturing process. Palm oil is an ingredient that has strong links to the deforestation of rainforests, which many brands, particularly those with an eco-focus, don’t want to be associated with. 

Second, SLS has been shown to be very drying. While the majority of people can take steps to counteract this, such as by using a conditioner after shampooing, there is a large group for whom SLS is a no-go ingredient. Those with curly, dry or frizzy hair should avoid using products that contain an SLS, as should anyone with dry or irritated skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis.

The final reason that companies are moving away from SLS is that it’s simply no longer a must-have ingredient in formulating cleansing products. Alternative, gentler surfactants are increasingly available, such as Sodium Coco-Sulfate, which provides the same function as SLS without the need for palm oil or the harsh, oil-stripping properties.


What Products Contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate?

Unless you specifically avoid SLS in your purchasing decisions, the chances are high that you’ll already have a large number of products in your home that include SLS. Essentially, anything that lathers and foams as part of its cleaning process will probably contain SLS.

Here are our Sodium Lauryl Sulfate top picks.


Kérastase
Volumifique Bain Shampoo Fine Hair 250ml


Regenerate Original
Advanced Foaming Mouthwash 50ml


TIGI Bed Head Dumb Blonde
Tween Set: Shampoo 750ml & Reconstructor Conditioner 750ml


Most people can use sodium lauryl sulfate without issue, but as mentioned above, it is best avoided if you have a dry skin type or hair that requires a lot of moisture. 

Was this helpful? If so, you can view all of our Sodium Lauryl Sulfate products and read similar articles at allbeauty.com/Ingredients

Hair thinning, Hair falls, Hair loss? Foltène has the solution! 

Signs of hair loss can be very daunting experience for both men and women. Everyone will experience some form of hair loss at least once in their life time. Most of us are keen to learn, what causes our hair to fall? People are often so quick to conclude that hair loss is linked to aging.  Yes, to some extent age is a contributing factor to our hair health but there are several other factors too. We spoke to haircare experts, Foltène to find out more about hair loss and how their products can help. 


Common Causes Of Hair Loss: 

  1. Stress – Stressful lifestyle/environments can certainly take a toll on our body, which reflects on our wellbeing and mind, this is when our hair shaft is likely to get weaker resulting in hair loss. 
  2. Lack of vitamins – Vitamins such as B12, C, D, E and iron are vital to provide nutrients and to maintain healthy hair. 
  3. Hormonal FactorsHair thinning can also be signs of imbalanced hormones. Menopause is one of the toughest hormonal changes a woman will have to go through. This conjoined with aging, plays a huge factor in increasing hair loss
  4. Medications and supplements – There can be side effects of certain drugs that are used for medical conditions such high blood pressure, cancer and etc. 

But Why Foltène?

Foltène is known for it’s rich Italian heritage and extensive amount of clinical research and trials on anti- hair loss treatments. It has 75 years of market presence globally and continues to expand further with new products and research.  The effectiveness of the products lies in Foltène’s active ingredients; Tricosaccaride® and Tricalgoxyl ®. Foltène’s patented hair loss ingredients have been established as the leading non-drug solution dealing with issues associated with thinning hair, hair loss and scalp issues.

Hair Life Cycle 

These active ingredients are designed to normalise and strengthen the hair life cycle. Each Foltène product is formulated with vitamins and specialised ingredients to nourish and stimulate natural hair growth. The formula does not mix with blood streams therefore it is safe to be used during pregnancy too.


Early Stages of hair thinning?

Age can be a common cause for hair loss, however if this is not treated in the early stage it can make difficult to treat in the latter stage.  

Foltène Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Women Shampoo 400ml - thinning

Foltène

Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Women

RRP £20.00

Our Price: £16.25

Foltène Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Men Thinning Hair Shampoo 400ml - thinning

Foltène

Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Men

RRP £20.00

Our Price: £15.00

Foltene Shampoo - thinning


Continuous Hair fall? 

When there is continuous hair fall it is better to look out for hair fall preventing products that are treatment based to tackle the hair thinning before it becomes severe. 

Hair thinning

Just like Foltène shampoos, the hair treatments are uniquely designed individually for men and women with their patented ingredients.  This treatment is ideal for intense hair loss. There are clinical studies that proves Foltène treatment increase the number of hair growth in the Anagen phase by 10.3% and reduce the number of hairs falling by 10.2%.  The formulation strengthens and nourishes the scalp to promote natural hair growth.

 

Foltène Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Women Hair and Scalp Treatment 100ml - thinning

Foltène

Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Women – Active Ingredient ‘Tricalgoxyl’

RRP £26.00

Our Price: £19.50

 Foltène Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Men and Women Hair and Scalp Treatment 100ml - thinning

Foltène

Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Men and Women – Active Ingredient ‘Tricosaccaride’

RRP £26.00

Our Price: £20.95

Without digging too deep into scientific terms, both active ingredients were intentionally chosen for targeted gender types. Hair may look and feel the same on men and women however both may require different levels of nutritional values and minerals to match their hormones.


Foltène Patented Ingredients

The purpose of the patented ingredients is to strength the hair and bring the balance of the scalp to its natural condition.

Women (Tricalgoxyl)

Nourishing Biomineral Complex: extracted from algae, (Asparagopsis Armata, Himanthalia Elongata, Undaria Pinnatifida), rich in essential mineral salts (calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc).

Men (Tricosaccaride)

Revitalising Nourishing Complex: a mixture of amino acids and vitamins (A,B5,PP,C,E) necessary for the health of hair and scalp. 

Zanthin: powerful antioxidant of natural origin (500 times more efficient than vitamin E) Thanks.


The Perfect Daily to Monthly Routine for Maximum Impact

Daily 

  • Drink lots of water – not only will your hair benefit from it, your skin and body will thank you too.
  • Eat Healthily – Nutritionally balanced food is very important to keep your hair in good condition, don’t forget food also has a huge impact on our hair health. 
  • Minimise using heat and styling products on your hair – this can allow your hair shaft to breath and take in oxygen that is needed for natural growth.  Foltène foam treatment can replace your styling product as it provides shine to the hair and as well as provide daily nourishment that it needs.

 

Foltène Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Women Daily Nourishment Foam 70ml - thinning

Foltène

Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Women – Daily Nourishment Foam 70ml

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Anti-Hair Loss Solutions for Men – Daily Nourishment Foam 70ml

RRP £25.00

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Weekly 

  • Use Foltène Shampoo for thinning hair 2-3 times a week, to strengthen and nourish your hair shafts.
  • For continuous hair loss, apply Foltène Hair and Scalp treatment as instructed 3 vials, 2 per week for 2 months.
  • Exfoliate and massage your hair scalp, this will stimulate natural hair growth as well as remove any dead skins on your scalp. 
  • Apply hair masks according to your hair type! This will further provide nutritive benefits to your hair. 

Monthly 

  • Trim 2-5cm every month to maintain the thickness of your hair and prevent split ends. 

If you believe that you are suffering from any of the above then give Foltène a try today and shop the full range at allbeauty.com.Shop all Foltene - thinning

Glycerin

Glycerin is one of the most used ingredients in skincare, featuring highly in the active ingredients of many bestselling moisturisers. You may have also noticed glycerin listed in the ingredients of other items around your home, such as on natural soaps, cough medicines and even baked goods. 

A highly adaptable liquid that lends itself to all manner of uses, glycerin is one of the hardest working ingredients in the world of skincare. Here’s why:


What Is Glycerin?

Most glycerin is vegetarian, being made by heating vegetable fats, such as palm, soy and coconut oils either under pressure or with an alkali. Through this process, the glycerin separates from the oil and fuses with water molecules, creating an odourless, colourless liquid. 

Glycerin has a syrupy consistency and is also sweet, which makes it ideal for using in the catering industry as it lends itself perfectly to confectionary.  You might then wonder how on earth glycerin has made its way into the world of cosmetic beauty products. Well, it turns out that not only is glycerin an incredibly safe ingredient, it also does wonders for our skin.


How Does it Work?

There are three main categories of moisturiser: emollients, humectants and/or occlusives. Glycerin is a humectant, alongside other ingredients like aloe vera and hyaluronic acid. 

Humectants draw water to the skin and bind the water to keep it there. They are quickly absorbed and usually a light consistency, making them suitable for all skin types. 

Emollients fill the cracks on the surface of the skin, creating a smoother complexion and helping to repair your skin’s natural barrier. They are usually a creamy consistency and are suitable for most skin types, though not ideal for oily skin.

Occlusives seal moisture into the skin, preventing it from escaping. They usually come in the form of thick cream or balm and are ideal for mature, dehydrated or dry skin.

As glycerin attracts moisture to itself, it can bring moisture up from deeper layers of skin and also draw moisture out of the air towards the skin, all without creating an oily layer on the skin’s surface. This combination of features make it ideal for keeping skin hydrated, no matter your skin type.


What Products Contain Glycerin?

We have a wide range of skin and hair products that include glycerin, but here are a few of our favourites:

For Oily/Combination Skin

REN Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel Cream

When you need to hydrate your skin without risking a break-out, REN offers the solution. This gel cream reduces oil, hydrates dry patches, and leaves the skin with a matte finish.


For Dry/Dehydrated Skin

Thelgo Hydra-Marine Gel-Balm

Dry or dehydrated skin needs a little extra love when it comes to moisturisation. This gel-balm by Thelgo does just that, combining the nourishing properties of glycerin and aloe vera with heavier ingredients designed to lock in moisture.


For Sensitive Skin

 

REN Clean Skincare Face Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm

Winner of the Glamour Beauty Awards 2019 this soothing balm helps to nourish and support sensitive skin throughout the night by providing targeted treatment for skin dryness, sensitivity and irritation.


For All Skin Types

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Hydrating Mist

Combining two powerful humectants, glycerin and aloe vera, this mist from Elizabeth Arden is a fantastic addition to your handbag, either when travelling or just for an afternoon hydration boost. 


For Hair

Kérastase Densifique Duo Pack: Bain Densité Homme Shampoo

A daily shampoo designed specifically for men to thicken and densify the hair with regular use.


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5 Tips for Winter Hair Care

As the season changes from summer into autumn/winter, our hair steadily becomes more dry and fragile. Unfortunately, most women know exactly how frustrating it is to battle with hair in this condition, but many of us don’t understand why it happens. 


Why Does My Hair Get Dry In Winter?

As the temperature outside cools, it affects our bodies in numerous ways. Most of us know all too well that winter means dry, chapped skin, but did you know it does the same to your hair? 

As it’s exposed to the elements, the shaft of the hair (the part that emerges from the scalp) becomes drier and therefore becomes more susceptible to breakage. The dry, brittle hair results in a mane that is rough, unmanageable and wild.

Before you resign yourself to spending the next three months in a woolly hat, it’s important to understand how to provide your hair with the extra care it needs to restore its shine and smoothness. 


Breathing Life Back Into Winter Hair

The good news is, reviving your brittle, lackluster hair to more closely resemble your luscious locks of Summer isn’t as difficult a battle as it may seem. We’ve called on hair experts, Novex, to reveal the best ways to take care of winter hair. With these easy tips, you’ll have your shine back in no time.

Take Care with Temperature

This tip applies throughout the year, not just in winter. When you wash your hair, avoid using water that is too hot. Not only can hot water strip your hair of its natural oils, but it can also cause damage to the root, leading to problem hair. Instead, use warm water to wash your hair and consider finishing your shower with a final shot of cold water, this helps your hair to renew its natural shine. 

Don’t Sleep On Damp Hair

We all enjoy a nice warm shower on a particularly cold winter evening, but think twice before wetting your hair. If you go to bed with wet hair, your scalp stays damp during the night. Not only is this bad for the delicate skin, but it’s also an ideal breeding ground for nasty bacteria that can weaken your hair. 

Step Away From The Hat

On a bad hair day, it can be tempting to reach for a cover-up, but wear headbands and hats with care. The use of accessories can actually damage the hair, leading to a self-perpetuating cycle of hair issues. Don your head with decorative accessories sparingly – your hair will thank you.

Up Your Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a fantastic vitamin and is extra important for your health in winter. Not only does it keep the nasty cold at bay, but vitamin C helps to combat hair loss and restore shine. By prompting cuticles to close, vitamin C improves the appearance and condition of your hair, even helping it to maintain colour longer. 

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

It’s a mantra that applies to a myriad of winter complaints, but hydration is especially important for dry hair. Using the right product can provide an extra dose of moisture and revitalise dry hair. Enriched with the purest coconut oil and vitamin E, we recommend the Novex Coconut Oil range to maintain natural moisture and fight frizz. Try the Novex Leave-In Conditioner for deep hydration and long-lasting silky tresses. 

This winter, show your hair the love it deserves with Novex.

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Shoosh or Shine? 

One of the things we love most about our growing silver community is that no two heads of hair are the same. Some of us have an icy halo, others have a chic smattering of salt & pepper, but every single grey is different. For some of us our white hair is finer and thinner and for others it’s more a question of taming the wild grey strands with a mind of their own.  That’s why we’re aware that not everyone needs the same products to care for their hair. 

Grey hair can have a tendency to be coarse and wiry and although everyday care may be similar from person to person, what you need depends on the thickness and length of our hair, our lifestyle and many other factors. I don’t use a conditioner every time I wash because my hair doesn’t need it. I have a ‘messy layered’  crop and for the kind of volume and movement I want in my hair, our Shooshing Creme does the trick. If it feels a touch dry I use our Luminous Conditioner from mid hair to ends as its lustrous formula is great for strengthening and gives your silver added shine.   

Our advice is to not take blanket advice on your hair!  If you don’t need to condition every time, then don’t. If your hair works better a couple of days after a wash, then go with that. A good hair care regime is one that’s flexible and works for you and your hair.  A touch of Lifeshine Oil to smooth stray strands may be all the added moisture you need. A soak in the bath with our 3 minute Intense Lustre Mask may be perfect after a week of swimming in the pool or walking the dog in all weathers.  It’s up to you.

We only have 6 products in our range because we don’t think you need dozens.  We don’t make hairspray because I’m not prepared to ditch my favourite Elnett and I won’t create a product just for the sake of it.  I’m a Glorious Shampoo and Shooshing Creme woman with an occasional dabble in our other products depending on what I’m doing. Go your own way. “

Jayne

Founder- White Hot

How to Deal with Frizzy Hair   

Contrary to popular belief, no hair type or texture is immune to having to deal with frizz. But don’t worry: We’ve got you covered with these helpful hair smoothing tips and tricks, plus the best hair product picks.

What Causes Frizz?

Dry hair and frizzy hair go hand and hand. When your hair is dry, moisture in the air penetrates the hair cuticle, causing the hair to swell and expand, and get frizzy and fluffy. It’s a basic law of science that moisture will always move from areas of high concentration to low concentration—which is also why muggy, humid weather can mean major frizz.

Start in the Shower

It’s not just styling products that can help you manage frizz; using the right system of shampoo and conditioner makes a huge difference. The more moisturising the better. Try Frizz Dismiss Shampoo and Frizz Dismiss Conditioner, which provides humidity protection and hair smoothing.

How You Dry Your Hair Matters

Step one: Swap your usual towel for a microfiber one or even a cotton T-shirt; both are softer and gentler on the hair, and will help keep the cuticle smooth and closed. (A closed cuticle means less moisture can get in and your hair is more likely to stay smoother looking.) Step two: Be gentle, instead of aggressively rubbing it all over your head, think of blotting or lightly squeezing out the water. The less you can rough up the cuticle during the drying process, the better. And the same applies once you reach for your blow-dryer. Avoid flipping your head upside down or working your fingers throughout your hair. Lightly comb or brush your hair downward as you blow-dry, and finish with a shot of cool air to help seal the cuticle. Go slowly and take your time, and ultimately, your result will be hair that appears less frizzy for longer.

 Layer Products for the Best Results

Cocktailing the right frizz-fighting products is the best hair smoothing secret. Frizz Dismiss offers options for all kinds of textures; try the Frizz Dismiss Anti Static Oil Mist Spray if you have fine hair, the Instant Deflate Leave-In Smoothing Serum if you have medium hair, or the Rebel Tame Leave-In Smoothing Control Cream if you have coarse hair. Either way, keep them  near your shower and apply right after you get out. The drier your hair gets the harder it becomes to change the style. So, if you get dressed or put on makeup first, by the time you finally get back to your hair, it may have already started to frizz. Once your hair is dry, look for a finishing product to add extra shine. Diamond Oil Glow Dry Oil or the smoothing and heat-protecting Iron Shape Thermal Holding Spray.

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Fight The Freeze

The season for weddings, BBQs and outdoor functions may be over, but that doesn’t mean the social butterfly gets to rest its wings. If anything, with the turn in season we have to up our beauty game. It isn’t easy to look glam at those festive parties and candle-lit birthday celebrations when you’ve been wrestling your umbrella and dodging the downpours. 

Well, in true allbeauty style, we’re here to make your life easy. Today we’ll be highlighting a few key products that will prove to be your greatest allies during the upcoming party season. So, without further ado…

Best Waterproof Makeup Products for Winter

Between the rain, hail, sleet and snow, winter can quickly turn you from a Glamazon into a drowned raccoon. If you want to look your best whatever the weather, you need to have the right tools on hand, but which waterproof products should be a must in your beauty kit? 

Eyes

  • Waterproof mascara, like the High Impact Waterproof Mascara from Clinique, is an absolute beauty essential for winter, ensuring that those lashes stay where they’re meant to throughout the day. But waterproof eye makeup doesn’t stop at just mascara!
  • For those evenings when you want a bold look, why not try magnetic lashes? Unlike traditional fake lashes which rely on glue, these Eylure Baroque corner lashes simply attach to lids using a magnetic applicator which comes included. No risk of your lashes sliding down your face with these!
  • To finish off the look, the Clarins Waterproof Eye Pencil is ideal for creating a smoky eye on a winter’s night out, this is one eye liner that really stands it’s ground! And if you want to avoid wayward brows, you won’t find better than Wunderbrow 1-Step Brow Gel by Wunder2.

Face

It’s all very well having perfect eye makeup, but that’s no help if your foundation is pooling around your collar.

  • With Estee Lauder’s Double Wear range, you can be confident that whatever winter throws at you, your face can handle it. With over 20 shades of foundation and even water-proof concealers in the range, these are the winter must-haves.
  • For a touch of colour, you can’t go wrong with Dior Addict Lip Tattoo, which provides lasting coverage unlike any other – up to 10 hours in fact. And for continuing the rosy cheeked look indoors and out, award-winning Benefit Benetint is a fantastic stain that can be used on both cheeks and lips.
  • Lastly, finish your makeup with a light spray of Glamglow Glowsetter. Not only will it keep your face in place, but as it’s infused with caffeine and tea extracts it will hydrate and invigorate your skin too. Result!

Best Windproof Hair Products for Winter

There’s a time and a place for that windswept look, and as luck would have it, it is usually neither here nor now. Whether you have fine hair which falls flat at the first sign of a breeze, or curly hair which gets a little over-excited with humidity, there’s a product to help balance your hair this winter. 

  • Caught out by a sudden shower? Keep Frizz Dismiss by Redken in your office drawer to tame your hair, whatever the weather. This serum can be used on dry or wet hair and instantly reduces frizz.
  • For fine, flat hair, Kerastase Bouffant Styling Mousse is a godsend, amping up the volume from roots to tips. With built in heat protection and good hold, this is a must for using in conjunction with your curling tongs or rollers.
  • Curly ladies, we got you. You’ve got naturally voluminous hair, but, like cashmere, you’ve got to protect those delicate locks from the elements. Joico Humidity Blocker Hairspray does just that, creating a light protective barrier around each strand which blocks humidity and keeps your curls looking their best.


Which of these products will you be incorporating into your winter beauty regime this year? We’d love to hear what’s working for you.