Trade Name:

5 Avocuta®

INCI Name:

Butyl Avocadate

 Supplier: Expanscience


Applications :

Oil-control skin care products (creams, masks, T-zone specific products)
Oil-control hair care, anti-dandruff hair care
Cleansing and treatment gels (face and body)

Concept :

Sebum, a lipidic film produced by the sebaceous glands, is essential for maintaining skin and hair hydration, as their suppleness and their smoothness. It also contributes to the cutaneous flora balance. Hormonal disorders, stress, pollution, temperature changes or make-up can induce an excessive sebum production, and thus greasy skins problems.

Other :

.: Mechanism:.

The hyperseborrhoea, a consequence of this secretion and at the origin of the problems of oily skin with acne, may be caused by internal factors (hormone imbalance) or external factors (increasein temperature, pollution, etc.). The enzyme 5α- reductase, type 1, metabolizes testosterone intodihydrotestosterone (DHT), an and rogen which has a powerful effect on the skin. The resulting DHT affects the pilosebaceous follicle, which increases the size of the sebaceous glands and the level of sebum secretion.
1)The butyl esters of avocado oil, which constitute 5α AVOCUTA®, in low doses, significantly inhibit the activity of5α- reductase type 1.
2)Since DHT is a powerful androgen stimulating the sebaceous glands, 5α AVOCUTA® appears to be an excellent active substance for improving seborrheic conditions.

.: Formulation :.

Solubility: liposoluble
Recommended percentage: 0.5-2%

 .: Additional Information :.

Description: oily liquid, colourless to slightly yellow, characteristic odour
Origin: plant – ester obtained from the oil of the Persea Gratissima avocado