Does Your Shampoo Have the New "It" Ingredients?
Discover the new crop of hair care products with cutting-edge ingredients
So why -- you might ask -- are these skin care ingredients suddenly appearing in hair care products like shampoo and pomade? At first, we assumed it was a sly marketing trick, but it turns out these ingredients are actually doing something for your hair.
"You want a hair care line with anti-aging benefits," says New York City dermatologist Dennis Gross, MD. "You have to treat the scalp -- it's where the root and hair follicle are in the skin. By reverting this skin back to a younger state, you produce better hair." With this in mind, Dr. Gross created an anti-aging complex for the scalp, and put it into his Root Resilience hair care line.
A handful of hair care brands are following Gross' lead, infusing products with high-tech ingredients formerly reserved for our faces. We took a closer look at the skin care ingredients making a name for themselves in the hair care world -- and the products that contain them. (Because we don't recommend dabbing La Mer on your head.)
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