Cosmetics & Toiletries Science Applied: Miracle Fruit Oil Featured as a leading ingredient in Making Naturals Functional
Posted on 12 July 2019
Supplier Forum: Making Naturals Functional
July 11, 2019 Brooke Schleehauf, et al.
Naturals—consumers have rallied for them, but are they always as effective as their synthetic counterparts?
Elizabeth Resnick, CEO—Miracle Fruit Oil
Hair damage with breakage commonly occurs due to hair weathering and traumatic grooming practices. Furthermore, lipids are major determinants of the natural physical properties of the hair. In relation, Miracle Fruit Seed Oil (INCI: Synsepalum Dulcificum Seed Oil) is a naturally occurring organic fruit oil derived from the seed of the miracle fruit plant. The Miracle Fruit Oil Company developed and patented the highly purified, highly active supercritical extract component of the oil, Fraction FM, in its native unchanged state, which has physicochemical properties ideally suited to penetrate deep into hair, in order to strengthen and repair while preventing and reducing hair breakage. The ingredient’s native functional capacity is the scientifically enhanced capacity to effectuate hair repair.
Fraction FM was evaluated for hair repair properties in a randomized placebo-controlled clinical study performed by a board-certified dermatologist in association with University of Florida research scientists. The serial analysis of hair breakage, in real time over 8 months in more than 50 volunteers having different ethnicities and hair types, was made possible with the use of a high-tech quantitative trichometer device that accurately measured hair mass.
The results of the clinical study were published in a major peer-reviewed dermatology journal. The effects of Fraction FM on hair repair and strength included: 1) highly significant compared to placebo; users of Fraction FM had a 200% increase in healthier hairs and 3x stronger hair; 2) long-lasting; spanning the 8-month duration of the study; 3) more effective than a leading argan oil brand; and 4) capable of restoring even thin hairs to healthier hairs. Consumers also reported they were satisfied with its lightweight consistency, smell and performance.