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FSS Lycopene BioFerment PF
FSS Lycopene BioFerment PF


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Product Code: FSS20231PF

FSS Lycopene BioFerment PF:
2 oz
8 oz
1 kg (2.2 lbs)


FSS Lycopene BioFerment PF - Preserved with Leucidal Liquid

It is an ugly cycle. Shampoo removes buildup, sebum, dirt, but leaves the hair difficult to comb and style. Conditioners cure most of the problems, but tend to produce buildup and attract dirt. Most of the problem is related to the mechanism used to condition hair. Traditional hair conditioners rely on the deposition of molecules like proteins and sugars. Cationic modification of these molecules increase substantivity and neutralize static charge. In some cases, hydrophobic materials such as silicone or natural lipids are used to reduce the drag experienced during combing, or to relipidize the hair. None of these products address the root cause.

Hair needs conditioning because it is damaged. Damage can be physical or chemical, but to produce long lasting conditioning effects the damage must be addressed, not covered over. Perhaps the best way to address the problem and to ensure the integrity of the hair is to protect the integrity of the disulfide bonds present in cystine.

Oxidation of sulfhydryl groups present on opposing cysteine molecules causes the formation of cystine, with its characteristic disulfide bridge. Increased cysteine levels, translate to stronger hair.

The disulfide bonds produce hair’s strength and elasticity. Degradation of cystine produces labile, easily extractable proteins in damaged hair. The presence of oxidizers like hydrogen peroxide or other bleaching agents converts cystine to cysteic acid, irreversibly breaking the disulfide bridge.

In plants, cysteine beisynthesis is critical for sulfur assimilation. Two enzymes that exist as a bi-enzyme complex govern the biotransformation of serine to cysteine. Serine is converted to O-acetylserine by acetyltransferase in the presence of acetyl-CoA. O-acetylserine is then condensed with sulfide by O-acetylserine thiol lyase to form cysteine.

Serine is converted by the bi-enzyme complex to cysteine. By providing both substrate and enzyme together, we can allow the formation of cysteine in-situ. By directly nourishing the hair with cysteine, we efficiently provide the hair with the building blocks it needs to maintain its integrity and in turn replenish cystine levels as needed.

Cysteine, state of the amino acid prior to being incorporated into keratin, has an S-H bond. Cystine, is formed when two cysteine molecules aligned on different protein chains oxidized, the molecules are joined by a S-S bond (disulfide).

Lycopene is the pigment that gives tomatoes and many other fruits their red color. A carotene similar to beta-carotene, it is a potent anti-oxidant ten times more efficient than Vitiman E at quenching singlet oxygen. With regard to hair, lycopene’s most important property is its solubility. Lipophylic by nature, it can readily penetrate deeply into the hair fiber.

Once in the hair fiber, lycopene can protect cystine from excess oxidation. This particular approach is ideal for use in conjunction with peroxidases, where the peroxidase degrades peroxides and the lycopene decouples any lipid peroxidation.

Maintaining the hairs integral structure, FSS Lycopersicum Bioferment PF an effectively create the perception of long-term conditioning without the use of traditional substantive quats.

03-acetyl-L-serine + hydrogen sulfide = L-cysteine + acetate

acetyl-CoA + L-serine = CoA + O-acetyl-L-serine

INCI Nomenclature:

Lactobacillus/Lycopene Ferment Extract

Suggested Use Levels:


Suggested Applications:

Anti-Aging, Antioxidant, Conditioning


Orange to Reddish Hazy Liquid

Solubility In Water:


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Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.

This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate.

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