State-of-the-Art Ingredients

The mission of Stephen Knoll New York is to demystify hair care. Our formulations are created and extensively tested with the goal of returning hair to its strongest and healthiest state with each use. That starts with the most cutting-edge ingredients and technologies.

  • Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) Oil

    Cold pressed from the seeds of the blooming Safflower plant, it is rich in oleic (Omega-9) and linoleic (Omega-6) fatty acids. Key Benefits: is known for its ability to moisturize hair, while maintaining softness, suppleness, and radiance. The antioxidant and nourishing properties of Safflower Oil are known to protect hair against the harsh effects of environmental stressors, such as UV rays

  • Ceramides

    Ceramides are one of 3 natural occurring types of oils found inside the cuticle of the hair functioning like a cement that keep the cuticle intact. They help to maintain the elasticity and integrity of the hair fibre, while lock in moisture and prevent water loss, to improve texture make hair healthy, supple in the long run

  • Citric acid

    is an organic acid found in fruits is loaded with beauty benefits that help to make hair soft, silky and glossy. Weakly acidic in nature with its pH level ranging between 3 and 6, Citric Acid is used to rebalance the pH level of hair and scalp. Key Benefits: Known to remove build up from hair and scalp. At the same time, its antioxidant properties help in strengthening your hair follicles, thereby preventing breakage and thinning of hair

  • Hydrolyzed Silk Peptides

    Hydrolyzed silk peptides supply the hair with protein to maintain its integrity and reinforce weakened hair. It infiltrates the hair shaft so that it is moisturized and strengthened from within. It creates a protective barrier around each hair strand protecting from further damage

  • Lipidure®

    A biocompatible polymer with excellent cationic properties and moisture absorption/retention abilities. Nanosized, it is adsorbed into the hair efficiently, while forms a hydrophobic layer on the hair fibre to protect it. It reduces static electricity and restores the surface of damaged hair, improving its smoothness and shine

  • Olea Europaea Fruit Oil

    Rich in omega-9 (oleic), omega-6 (linoleic) and palmitic fatty acids, it offers essential benefits to keep hair beautiful and healthy. Key Benefits: With high emollient properties, it conditions and makes hair soft, smooths and tames dry, frizzy hair. In addition, it moisturizes hair, maintains healthy scalp, and helps prevent split-ends

  • Phytic acid

    is an organic acid extract from the germ of brown rice full of antioxidant and chelating properties, it blocks calcium and copper ions present in tap water, which make hair brittle. Key Benefits: It absorbs the metallic ions, suppressing their damaging effects to the hair fibre

  • Proteins

    A complex of Almond Protein, Soybean Protein and Hydrolyzed Conchilion (Pearl) Protein strengthens and repairs the keratin, giving hair structure and helping it grow longer and stronger. They are also effective in reducing breakage, while helping making hair smoother, stronger and shinier

  • Repair Lipid

    Interceding the overlapping cuticles is a multi-component layer known as the cell membrane complex (CMC). The CMC is mostly formed by lipids, and this lipid barrier is essential for preventing damage and the loss of internal moisture. Environmental factors and chemical treatments, as well as everyday grooming processes can have an adverse effect on the integrity of the CMC which leads to damage, breakage, high porosity, and dullness

  • Rosehip Oil

    are pressed from the seeds of the Rosa rubiginosa and Rosa moschata. These are the tiny fruits that remain on a Rose bush after roses have bloomed. Rich in, Linoleinic Acid, Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, and Stearic Acid. Key Benefits: is known for its Antioxidant, Regenerative, Anti-Inflammatory properties, it prevents oxidation to the keratin to keep hair healthy, lustrous, and supple

  • Serine (Amino Acid)

    Serine is a naturally occurring amino acid derived from silk proteins. It is an incredible hair conditioning and anti-static because of its ability to replenish cysteine levels in the hair to keep it strong and smooth. Amino acids are beneficial to the hair and scalp because of their ability to aid in collagen production, boost elasticity, and replenish moisture.

  • Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil

    Derived from the seeds of the Jojoba shrub, the liquid is not really an oil but rather a liquid wax ester. Rich in oleic fatty acids, Vitamin E, and Vitamin B Complex. Key Benefits : is known for its ability to hydrate, cleanse and control oil production, while reviving dull and limp strands, and helps prevent split-ends.

  • Sodium acetylated hyaluronate (AKA Super Hyaluronic Acid)

    A highly active ingredient until now only used in exclusive premium anti-aging products. With both lipophilic and hydrophilic qualities, this form of HA can penetrate skin and hair considerably deeper than other traditional forms of hyaluronic acid. Thanks to these abilities, it functions as a water reservoir for the hair, boosting its elasticity and resilience.

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