Rooibos Extract Effect on the Seborrheic Scalp Improvement of Middle-Aged Men

루이보스 추출물이 중년 남성의 지루성 두피 개선에 미치는 효과

  • 이종열 (건국대학교 생물공학과) ;
  • 이송정 (건국대학교 생물공학과) ;
  • 유선희 (건국대학교 생물공학과)
  • Received : 2016.04.22
  • Accepted : 2016.07.07
  • Published : 2016.07.31


This study conducted a 4-week clinical trial on 30 males suffering from seborrheic dermatitis and hair loss symptoms to examine the effects of rooibos extract on the seborrheic dermatitis improvement of 30-50 year old middle aged males. The comparison group used shampoo with no rooibos extract while experiment group 1 used shampoo including rooibos extracts, and experiment group 2 used shampoo and scalp enhancer including the rooibos extracts. The results showed that there were no meaningful changes on the scalps of the comparison group while experiment group 2, which used both shampoo and scalp enhancer including rooibos, showed better improvement on seborrheic dermatitis than experiment group 1 which only used shampoo including rooibos. These results imply that shampoo and scalp enhancer including rooibos extracts effectively improve the oil-moisture balance on seborrheic dermatitis and effectively deals with scalp itchiness redness and the color tone of the scalp, suggesting its use in scalp cosmetics that include antioxidation activation elements, which are effective in improving seborrheic dermatitis.


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