Millet: the Positive effect on Lashes and Eye Brow Re-Growth.


Millets (Panicum miliaceum) is a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food. Evidence has shown a positive effect on the topical use for lash and brow growth.

Milliacin (which contains Millet oil) is known for its healing properties and activity on cellular proliferation. It is this foundation that lead a Group of Research and Evaluation in Dermatology and Cosmetology (GREDECO), Paris, France, to use a model of hair follicle maintained in survival conditions to study the effects on using Millet oil.  This group have studied growth as well as the modulation of collagen and glycosaminoglycan (Glycosaminoglycans are highly polar and attract water, they are therefore useful to the body as a lubricant or as a shock absorber.) In the DP, and the mitotic index for keratinocytes in the hair bulb and the growth factors excretion.

The basis of IGF1 (a gene on chromosome 12q23.2 that encodes a protein, similar to insulin in structure and function, which belongs to a family of proteins involved in mediating growth and development) and KGF- (which is a Keratinocyte growth factor) were studied as well to support further factors for growth.

Result of using Milliacin showed an over 14% increase of IGF1 with an outstanding increase of stimulation of the mitotic index. In addition, a 20.8% of collagen thickness was measured in the connective tissue. The conclusions clearly shows that Milliacin associated with polar lipids acts on dermal papilla where it stimulates IGF1 growth factor production and renewal of keratinocytes in hair bulb, provided significant positive results in the regrowth of thicker and healthier lashes and eye brows.

Topical use of Milliacin was used in several studies as well in Hillel Yaffe medical center, which showed improvement in half the subjects with alopecia with a similar number of hair follicles of lashes and eye brows. The study showed regrowth of both eyebrow and eyelash… It was interesting to learn that minors appeared to have better results than adults with half the children showing improvement in hair regrowth in general compared with only one-third of adult subjects. This was also reflected in a higher return of eyebrow and eyelash hair in children compared with adults.

It is important to clarify that in most studies best results were achieved at an average of 90 days of use of Milliacin.

Conclusion: Milliacin, associated with polar lipids, has a strong effect on growth factors excretion and extracellular matrix of supporting additional active ingredients such as peptides in eye lashes and eye brows regrowth formulas, will provide strong effective results in adults as well.

When seeking hair regrowth and growth supporting products for lash hair, brow “hair” and head hair it is important to pay regard to the strength of natural ingredients that actively support the growth cycle such as Milliacin. The science in this regard speaks for itself in stimulating regrowth at the follicle.

Millet is one of the leading active ingredients in the Lash + and Brow + (Lash and Eyebrow Regrowth in the Medisoul line)

Giora Shavit – Co-Owner INCI Medica

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