Hair care products come in contact with your skin while you wash and condition, as well as for hours after styling—yet most hair care products aren’t developed with the skin in mind. That’s what makes SEEN different. We’ve created hair care that doubles as skincare with non-irritating products that won’t clog pores, so you don’t have to decide between healthy hair or healthy skin—you can finally have both!
Our founder, Harvard-trained dermatologist Dr. Iris Rubin, created SEEN when she realized her salon visits were often followed by breakouts. She started by taking a closer look at the ingredients that are found in most hair care products—and eliminated the ones that could clog the pores, contribute to breakouts, or cause irritation. Dr. Rubin couldn’t simply take them away without adding skin-friendly alternatives, and the result is a full range of clean, non-irritating, non-comedogenic hair care products that respect the skin and scalp while giving you stronger, smoother, healthier hair.
We’re proud of the fact that SEEN products are free of pore-clogging oils, silicones, sulfates, phthalates, parabens, dyes, and gluten. But we’re even more excited about the carefully selected replacements that help ensure SEEN delivers beautiful, healthy hair while being mindful of the skin.
Plant-derived squalane: This natural humectant seals moisture within the hair, prevents moisture loss, provides heat protection, reduces breakage, and increases elasticity while enhancing the hairs’ strength, softness, luster, and shine. We only use plant-derived squalane to ensure our products are vegan-friendly.
Hemisqualane: SEEN’s clean, plant-derived stand-in for silicone, fast-absorbing, non-greasy hemisqualane helps smooth the hairs’ cuticles to reduce frizz while providing protection against damage caused by heat-styling.
Bisabolol: A common soothing ingredient found in skincare products, SEEN includes this naturally- and sustainably-derived ingredient to help keep the scalp and skin calm and comfortable.
Ceratonia siliqua: This carob tree extract increases hair resistance and elasticity, improves hair barrier function, and strengthens the hair fiber.
Moringa oleifera: Derived from the horseradish tree, this natural extract offers protection against pollution and UV rays (for the hair, not the skin).
Many people mistakenly think that “clean” products are “all-natural” and this simply isn’t the case. Not all “natural” ingredients are skin-friendly (take poison ivy, for example), nor is every synthetic ingredient bad. They key is finding ingredients that provide the benefits you want without the potential side effects you don’t. SEEN believes in using natural ingredients whenever possible, along with safe, synthetic ingredients that help provide the optimal hair and skin experience.
Clinical studies have proven that SEEN indeed toes the line between hair care and skincare. In an eight-week study of 27 subjects who used SEEN Shampoo and Conditioner, 70% with body acne saw improvement and 52% of those with facial acne saw improvement (based on dermatologist grading).1 In another study of patients with mild-to-moderate dry, flaky scalp, 93% saw improvement (based on dermatologist grading) after using SEEN for four weeks.
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1 June 2021 study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology