Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9554

Susan J Hewlings

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, The Herbert H & Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions, Central Michigan University, Michigan, USA

  • Research Article   
    A Randomized Double-Blind Evaluation of a Novel Biotin and Silicon Ingredient Complex on the Hair and Skin of Healthy Women
    Author(s): Douglas S Kalman and Susan J Hewlings*

    Introduction: Age related changes in hair and skin impact quality of life. Interventions to mitigate these changes are of interest. Aim: To examine the safety and efficacy of LustrivaTM (a novel source of biotin and silicon) at a high or lower dose compared to placebo for impacts on hair and skin. Materials and Methods: In a randomized, double-blind study, 90 healthy female subjects with self-reported thinning hair who met Savin/Ludwig Scale criteria I-2 to II-1 by physician evaluation were randomized to one of three groups for 12 weeks (n=30/group): LustrivaTM High-Dose (LHD), LustrivaTM Low-Dose (LLD) or Placebo (PL). Hair quality and thickness measured by the TrichoScan HD testing system and skin parameters (facial wrinkles, fine lines, skin texture, skin color even.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-9554.21.12.551

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