LUTE - Features


The LUTE Promise

LUTE is designed to be gentle on delicate hair, scalp, and skin.
To ensure the safety and quality of our products, we apply stringent criteria to our ingredient selection process and run our products through a series of comprehensive tests.
The LUTE brand is built on the LUTE Promise:

All the products in the LUTE range are low-irritation* and do not contain silicon, mineral oils, artificial coloring, or parabens. LUTE gently protects the health of your hair, scalp and skin.

Rediscovering the possibilities of lutein. A fortuitous encounter with AC-11.

Like the rest of the body, the skin and scalp are made up of cells. These cells become damaged and decrease in number due to factors such as age, ultraviolet light, stress, and lifestyle habits. In particular, due to the oily nature of the scalp, factors such as the environment and our state of health may cause imbalanced sebum secretion, which in turn leads to other problems.

Naturally Plus thus began sourcing for ingredients that can protect the skin and scalp from external sources of damage, as well as to condition delicate scalp. LUTE is the revolutionary result of combining lutein*1, well-known for its benefits to the body and skin, and AC-11*2, an ingredient with hair- and scalp-protecting properties.

※1 Lutein: Xanthophyll (Hair-, scalp- and skin-protecting ingredient)
※2 AC-11: derived from Uncaria tomentosa, or cat's claw vine (Skin- and hair-conditioning ingredient)

Signature LUTE ingredients: The result of our search for perfection

Lutein (xanthophyll): Keeps hair and scalp moisturized

Lutein, also known as xanthophyll, is a kind of yellow-orange pigment contained abundantly in brightly-coloured vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, and kale. In addition to the crystalline lens of the eye, lutein is also found in our skin and our internal organs. It is a nutrient essential to the maintenance of good health.
The LUTE range is formulated with FloraGLO® Lutein supplied by Kemin Industries, Inc. of USA. FloraGLO® Lutein is an ingredient that protects the hair, scalp and skin, and is also contained in the dietary supplement S. LUTEIN.

® FloraGLO is a registered trademark of Kemin Industries, Inc. (USA).

The source of lutein (xanthophyll) — African marigold
African Marigold with large, magnificant blooms

The African marigold has large round blooms and tall stalks, and is a different variety from the petite French marigold commonly seen in Japan. In order to extract lutein of higher quality, Kemin Industries, Inc. of USA continuously makes improvements and began cultivating African marigold in the warm and moist climes of India, where they are grown by contracted farmers under best growing practices.

AC-11 (from Uncaria tomentosa): For youthful vibrance

The scientific name of AC-11 is CAEs (Carboxy Alkyl Esters). It is an ingredient extracted from the bark of the cat's claw vine (Uncaria tomentosa) that grows in the tropical rainforests of South America.
AC-11 was successfully extracted and condensed from the cat's claw vine by Dr. Ronald Pero of the LUND University in Sweden. It is incorporated in the LUTE series as a skin conditioning and hair conditioning ingredient.

The source of AC-11 — Cat’s claw vine (Uncaria tomentosa)
A vine plant traditionally used since ancient times

The cat's claw vine is a plant that grows in South America, and has a history of being used in a variety of remedies and as food by the natives since ancient times. The vine has hooked thorns that resemble cat's claws, hence its name, "cat's claw." The cat's claw vine requires plenty of nutrients from the soil on which it is cultivated and only one or two will grow in each hectare.