Trade Name:

AC Colorplex PF

INCI Name:

Lactobacillus/Wasabia Japonica Root Extract & Polyquaternium-10 & Melanin & Superoxide Dimutase

 Supplier: Active Concepts


Applications :

Color Fade Protection for Hair

Benefits :

Active Concepts Srl, has developed AC Colorplex PF, which is a natural complex of melanin, SOD and peroxidase (derived from Wasabi japonica) to protect dyed, bleached, permed or natural hair types from the damages of the environment that often result in color fading. AC Colorplex PF will protect the hair from color fading, while keeping it healthy, strong and vibrant. By utilizing 2% AC Colorplex PF in a formulation such shampoo and/or conditioner, a 45% protection from color fade may be achieved.

Other :

.: Background :.

UV radiation and visible light play a significant role in the color fading of hair. UV radiation (the sun) functions in the same manner as chemicals such as peroxide causing the color in hair to fade or “lighten”. Even natural hair colors fade when exposed to these same conditions. Thus it is important to find a way to combat this end result. One way to combat color fading of hair is through the use of a protective enzyme system. The cells of our body contain high levels of enzymes that offer protection from this type of oxidative damage, helping to maintain a healthy cellular state. Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) is responsible for scavenging super-oxide anions, while peroxidase is responsible for scavenging lipid peroxides. In addition to enzymes, other free radical scavengers play an integral role in this protective system. Melanin is a radical scavenger that is in both our hair and skin. It is the biochemical component that gives human skin and hair its visible coloration while offering intense protection from free radical damage. Melanin, much like SOD and Peroxidase, functions to remove free radicals while protecting against lipid peroxidation. Evidence suggests Melanin has a strong ability to protect natural blonde, natural brown and dyed red hair types from the damaging effects of the environment, such as color fading.

.: Formulation :.

Soluble / Miscible: Oil Soluble
Recommended use level: 1-2%

 .: Additional Information :.


Natural Antimicrobial: Leuconostoc / Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
Preservatives: None
Antioxidants: None
Other additives: None