C+K CREAM SCIENCE

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The Oemi C+K cream is a fresh and nutrient-rich hair cream that will make your strands feel soft and nourished. Well if you’ve ever wondered what’s in it, check out the below chem content! The C+K cream has three unique butters that each have a variety of good fats to protect your strands and keep moisture in your hair. The butters are rich in vitamin E and polyphenols, which act as antioxidants to protect your hair from pollution and toxins. Cupuacu butter is from the Amazonian rain forest and is 161% more moisturizing than shea butter.1 Kokum butter is commonly used in Ayurvedic hair care, can absorb UV light, and prevents the breakdown of elastase and hyaluronic acid which keeps your strands strong and bouncy.2 Cocoa butter has plenty of antioxidants and fatty acids to keep your hair healthy.3 The C+K cream has a great mix of lightweight oils which makes it a wonderful option for people with fine hair. The oil blend is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and has antimicrobial properties to keep dandruff at bay. Jojoba oil and baobab oil both mimic hair sebum which is oil that is naturally present on the scalp.3,5,6 Baobab seeds contain phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, sodium, iron, manganese, lysine, thiamine, and calcium.7 Argan oil helps improve the elasticity of hair. Grapeseed oil has more vitamin E than olive oil.8 Sweet almond oil is filled with B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc.9 Micronutrients such as vitamins and trace minerals contribute to normal hair growth.10 The C+K cream is infused with basil and bergamot essential oils which will give your hair with a soothing earthy scent. The essential oil blend has antimicrobial properties.11,12 **Aloe vera gel ** is another key ingredient and it is great for moisture retention, filled with amino acids, and vitamins such as vitamin B12, vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, and folic acid.13 With so many vitamins, luxurious oils, and antioxidants your hair will thank you for the tender loving care with each dab of C+K cream!

 

Scientific References

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  2. Swami SB, Thakor NJ, Patil SC. Kokum (Garcinia Indica) and its Many Functional Components as Related to Human Health: A Review. Journal of Food Research and Technology. 2014;2(4):130-142. 

  3. Gasser P, Lati E, Peno-Mazzarino L, Bouzoud D, Allegaert L, Bernaert H. Cocoa polyphenols and their influence on parameters involved in ex vivo skin restructuring. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2008;30(5):339-345. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2494.2008.00457.x

  4. Van Boven M, Holser RA, Cokelaere M, Decuypere E, Govaerts C, Lemey J. Characterization of triglycerides isolated from jojoba oil. J Am Oil Chem Soc. 2000;77(12):1325-1329. doi:10.1007/s11746-000-0207-1

  5. Baumann LS. Perspective: Jojoba. MDedge: Internal Medicine News. https://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicine/article/18142/dermatology/perspective-jojoba. October 6, 2010. Accessed May 16, 2020. 

  6. Komane BM, Vermaak I, Kamatou GPP, Summers B, Viljoen AM. Beauty in Baobab: a pilot study of the safety and efficacy of Adansonia digitata seed oil. Rev Bras Farmacogn. 2017;27(1):1-8. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjp.2016.07.001

  7. Ware M. Health and nutritional benefits of baobab. Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/306445. February 27, 2018. Accessed May 16, 2020. 

  8. Adcox M. The health and beauty benefits of grapeseed oil. Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318395.php. July 12, 2017. Accessed May 16, 2020. 

  9. Ahmad Z. The uses and properties of almond oil. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2010;16(1):10-12. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2009.06.015

  10. Almohanna HM, Ahmed AA, Tsatalis JP, Tosti A. The Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Hair Loss: A Review. Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2019;9(1):51-70. doi:10.1007/s13555-018-0278-6

  11. Singletary KW. Basil: A Brief Summary of Potential Health Benefits. Nutr Today. 2018;53(2). https://journals.lww.com/nutritiontodayonline/Fulltext/2018/03000/Basil__A_Brief_Summary_of_Potential_Health.9.aspx.

  12. Navarra M, Mannucci C, Delbò M, Calapai G. Citrus bergamia essential oil: from basic research to clinical application. Front Pharmacol. 2015;6:36. doi:10.3389/fphar.2015.00036

Ahlawat KS, Khatkar BS. Processing, food applications and safety of aloe vera products: a review. J Food Sci Technol. 2011;48(5):525-533. doi:10.1007/s13197-011-0229-z

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