I was searching the internet for the ingredients list of the Spectral RS topical anti-hair-loss product from DS Labs and I couldn’t seem to find it anywhere. So I decided to paste the ingredients here so other people can find them if they need them.
Spectral RS Ingredients
- Deionised Water
- Nanosomes of Ivy
- Nanosomes of Procyanidin B-2 and C-1
- Diaminopyrimidine Oxide (Aminexil)
- Vitamin and Mineral Complex (proprietary complex of vitamins including Retinol and Copper Peptides)
- Propylene Glycol
- Piroctone Olamine
- Methyl Paraben
How Do These Ingredients Help Reduce Hair Loss?
Nanosomes of Ivy
According to Spectral DNC “nanosomes” work as a carrier for other ingredients. I’m not certain that the “ivy” part is of importance. From DS Labs:
Nanosomes are about 10 times smaller then cells and penetrate deep into the epidermis and continuously release the active herbal extracts over a 12 hour period.
Capsicum is the chemical found in peppers, which is hot. It stimulates blood circulation, which may help increase blood flow to the hair follicles — which is one of the key ways of promoting hair growth.
Procyanidin B-2 and C-1
Procyanidins or polyphenols are chemicals found in apples and grapes. Research has shown that apple polyphenols may stimulate blood flow in the scalp more effectively than minoxidil — however there are not a sufficient number of reliable studies that verify this.
Polyphenols are also powerful antioxidants, which may help scavenge free radicals in the scalp.
Adenosine stimulates growth of dermal papilla and lengthens the anagen phase by increasing the cysteine level via fibroblast growth factors 2 and 7 in an organ culture of mouse vibrissae hair follicles
Learn more about this study here.
Adenosine in an interesting molecule that seems to extend the hair growth phase, which is important in preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth because it reduces shedding and therefore maintains and increases hair thickness.
Amenexil is a molecule developed by L’Oreal, which is supposed to have a similar effect to Minoxidil — which may help reduce hair loss by increasing blood circulation in the scalp. However, unlike Minoxidil, there is no conclusive empirical evidence that Aminexil works.
Triclosan is a common anti-bacterial used in soaps and other cosmetics. However it is also a toxic pesticide believe it or not. In small doses it can be used in many day to day products as an antibacterial — DS Labs must be using a very small volume of Triclosan because, according to some research, the chemical may cause hair loss.
Retinol is simply vitamin A. There don’t seem to be any conclusive studies on the use of retinol for hair growth; however this interesting article on The Inhuman Experiment makes retinol seem like a promising ingredient.
Copper peptides may have anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is thought to be one of the key causes of male pattern baldness — which is something I explain how to deal with in my hair regrowth eBook.
It’s also thought that copper peptides may inhibit DHT in the scalp, increase blood circulation in the scalp and increase subcutaneous fat (which is thought to be associated with hair growth — see here).
There are certainly some very interesting ingredients used and a clever delivery system — many of these ingredients are based on the same methods as I’ve used to regrow my hair.
Spectral RS contains a lot of effective ingredients, which promote hair growth in a range of different ways. This is probably one of the best “natural” hair loss treatments (with little to no side effects) available in the world.