DS Laboratories Spectral RS Ingredients List

DS Laboratories Spectral RS Ingredients List

DS Labs Spectral RS Ingredients

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
  • Hops
  • Capsicum
  • Nanosomes of Procyanidin B-2 and C-1
  • Adenosine
  • Diaminopyrimidine Oxide (Aminexil)
  • Triclosan
  • Ethanol
  • 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

Spectral RS Nanosomes

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

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.

6 Replies to “DS Laboratories Spectral RS Ingredients List”

  1. Thanks for the product information. …a friend of mine who was using a similar product which had minoxidil as one of the ingredients ,she had severe side effects and had to stop its usage abruptly – she of course lost the new hairs grown as well
    …..this product has amenixil in it – similar to minoxidil. ….can you please suggest a product this effective minus minoxidil/ amenixil please. ….suffer from a very dry itchy scalp as it is …..and have been losing hair for the past 20 yrs…..very week roots owing to the scalp condition. …pls help….Thanks

    1. Hi Keerthii,

      If you’re looking for a product without Minoxidil, Spectral RS is ideal — I’d probably go for that, or Revivogen.

      All the best,

  2. The article on the ds laboratories is very informative. Should I use the spectral rs or the topical solution you recommend in the book or can I use both?

    1. Hi Caleb,

      Both are great. Spectral RS is very good but quite expensive compared with my Custom Hair Growth Tonic. In an ideal world I’d recommend this approach:

      1. In the morning use Spectral DNC-N (a new modified form of Minoxidil called “Nanoxidil” + many other great ingredients)
      2. When you get home from work, either use Spectral DNC-N again or use a nutrient rich product like Revivogen or Follinox (see this hair loss topicals article for more details)
      3. Then before bed use my Custom Hair Growth Tonic as part of the Alternation Method explained in the eBook

      That in my view is the optimal approach.

      All the best,

  3. hi i seethat you didnt post on your web about topical treatment with minoxidil , i really like to know about your opinion about it and what in your opinion is the best topical treatment product . thanks!

    1. Hi Tal,

      I’ve written up a really useful post on the world’s best topical hair loss treatments. I spent ages researching this and I came to the conclusion that these are the best in the world (most contain some minoxidil as well as many other great ingredients):

      World’s Best Topical Hair Loss Products

      All the best,

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