A Study on the Effects of Hair Nutrient Containing Saponin Astragaloside from Astragalus membranaceus Bunge on Eyebrows growth and development

황기의 사포닌 Astragaloside 첨가 모 영양제가 눈썹의 성장과 발육에 미치는 영향

  • Shin, Bok-Hee (Dept. of Biological Engineering, Graduate School, Konkuk University) ;
  • Lee, Jae-Nam (Dept. of Cosmetology Graduate School, Engineering Konkuk University)
  • 신복희 (건국대학교 대학원 생물공학과) ;
  • 이재남 (건국대학교 산업대학원 향장학과)
  • Received : 2017.07.07
  • Accepted : 2017.10.13
  • Published : 2017.10.31


This study attempted to develop and investigate the effects of hair-nourishing cosmetics containing saponin astragaloside from Astragalus membranaceus Bunge on eyebrow growth and development for eventual product development. For this, current use of hair nutrients was investigated in general consumers through a questionnaire survey. A test was conducted for 6 weeks against the same subjects divided into two groups: experimental group with 0.5% saponin astragaloside on the right eyebrow and control group without any astragaloside on the left eyebrow. The results were as follows. In the control group, no significant changes were found in terms of eyebrow length and thickness. In the experimental group with 0.5% saponin astragaloside added, eyebrow length, root, and thickness of the middle area considerably increased. In other words, saponin astragaloside was confirmed an effective natural substance. In addition, subjective assessments such as usability, marketability, and satisfaction assessments supported the usability and market value of saponin astragaloside. Such results reveal that hair-nourishing cosmetics containing saponin astragaloside from Astragalus membranaceus Bunge would be helpful in improving and maintaining eyebrow growth for those concerned about loss and shortening of their eyebrows, showing the potential of product development.

본 연구는 황기의 사포닌 성분 Astragaloside를 첨가한 모영양제 화장품을 제조하여 눈썹의 성장 및 발육에 미치는 영향을 살펴보고 제품개발의 가능성을 제시하고자 하였다. 실험 전 설문을 통해 일반인을 대상으로 모(毛)영양제 사용 실태를 조사한 후, 연구대상자의 모(毛)특성상 실험군과 대조군을 동일인으로 하여 우측 눈의 눈썹을 사포닌군(Astragaloside 0.5% 첨가), 좌측 눈의 눈썹을 대조군(Astragaloside를 무첨가)으로 나누어 6주간 실험을 진행하였다. 본 연구결과 대조군에서는 눈썹 길이 및 눈썹의 굵기 변화가 유의미하게 나타나지 않았으나, Astragaloside 0.5% 첨가한 사포닌군에서는 눈썹의 길이, 눈썹 모근과 눈썹 중간 굵기가 유의미하게 증가하여 효과적인 천연물 소재임을 확인할 수 있었다. 또한 연구대상자들의 주관적 평가인 사용성 평가, 제품성 평가, 만족감 평가 결과는 사포닌 성분 Astragaloside의 사용성이나 제품성에 있어서 적합성을 뒷받침해 주었다. 이와 같은 결과는 눈썹의 숱이나 길이 감소로 고민하는 사람들을 위해 황기의 사포닌 성분인 Astragaloside를 첨가한 모영양제 화장품 도포는 눈썹 성장을 개선하고 유지하는데 도움이 될 것으로 사료되며, 향후 제품 개발의 가능성이 있음을 알 수 있었다.



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