AC Kerazyme®

Active Concepts is able to supply a vegan version of AC Kerazyme®, known as AC Vegan Kerazyme®. AC Kerazyme® is an all-natural, formaldehyde-free alternative to the hugely successful Brazilian Hair Straightener. Exposure to formaldehyde solutions raises health concerns and limits the user’s styling options as this technology cannot enhance curl retention. Unlike formaldehyde-based hair straightening systems, AC Kerazyme® is capable of modifying hair shape while protecting it from styling damage. Whether the desire is for smooth, straight hair or voluminous curls, consumers are interested in hair care products that improve ease of styling and shape retention. AC Kerazyme® is an ideal ingredient for use in a wide range of hair care applications. As an added benefit, the botanically derived enzyme and all natural ingredient coincides perfectly with trends for natural and NPA compliant products.

Efficacy Assays

  • Curl Retention Assay

    Assesses the ability of a test material to retain a curly hair style... Read More

  • Curl Retention Assay

    Based on the results, it is clear from viewing the swatches that AC Kerazyme® is capable of retaining curls better than the unloaded vehicle seen in swatch 2. 5% AC Kerazyme® retained curls by 96% whereas the unloaded vehicle only retained them 72% after four hours. For this reason, AC Kerazyme® is an ideal ingredient to add to hair care applications designed to provide curl retention over a longer period.

  • Straightening Retention Assay

    Assesses the ability of a test material to maintain straight, heat styled hair... Read More

  • Straightening Retention Assay

    A half head assay indicated that AC Kerazyme® promotes east of styling, as 1-2 passes with the flat iron are necessary to effectively straighten curly hair. The hair was clearly smoother, straighter and healthier looking than the side that had no treatment prior to using the flat iron. AC Kerazyme® is ideal for the overall straightening process.

  • Cross Linking Assay

    Evaluates the cross linking ability of a material with proteins... Read More

  • Cross Linking Assay

    Shows the cross linking ability of AC Kerazyme® with proteins.

  • ORAC Assay

    Measures a material's potential to protect against oxidative stress or ROS... Read More

  • ORAC Assay

    Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) is a measure of a materials potential to protect against oxidative stress or reactive oxygen species (ROS). AC Kerazyme® demonstrated significant antioxidant activity by reducing the presence of ROS compared with Trolox®, the vitamin E analog.

  • Heat Protection Assay

    Analyzes the heat protection benefits of a material... Read More

  • Heat Protection Assay

    Unlike formaldehyde based hair systems, AC Kerazyme® is an all-natural ingredient that is capable of modifying hair shape while protecting it from styling damage. This unique ingredient consists of a blend of hydrolyzed keratin and Trametes versicolor extract. Trametes versicolor is a type of mushroom that contains an oxidative enzyme called laccase. AC Kerazyme® also helps strengthen hair while protecting it from styling damage. The enzyme is capable of annealing disulphide bonds which help enhance hair strength. The hydrolyzed keratin further enriches and conditions the hair to further optimize its integrity. The purpose of this assay is to analyze the heat protection benefits of AC Kerazyme®.

Product Information

Product Code
16594
INCI Name
Hydrolyzed Keratin & Trametes Versicolor Extract
INCI Status
Conforms
Source
Animal & Plant
Potential Applications
Hair
Suggested Use Levels
1.0 - 10.0%
Solubility
Water Soluble, Alcohol Soluble
Solvent
Water
Benefits
Style Retention, Curling, Straightening, Conditioning, Heat Protection, Protectant
Preservation System
Preservative Free

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