Full ingredients list
- Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1
- PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
- Butylene Glycol
- Oleanolic Acid
- Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17
- Sodium Hyaluronate
- Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
- Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract
- Camellia Sinensis (green tea) Leaf Extract
- Euphrasia Officinalis Extract
- Rosa Canina Flower Extract
- Ascorbic Acid
- Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
- Tocopheryl Acetate
- Retinyl Palmitate
- Ascorbyl Palmitate
- Panthenyl Ethyl Ether
Castor oil contains a high concentration of ricinoleic acid, which increases PGE2. When scalps were examined, bald scalps were found to have low PGE2, while scalps with normal hair were found to have higher PGE2.
Apigenin decreases the transforming growth factor (TGFbeta1) in the scalp. TGFbeta1 causes hair follicles to transition from growth phase to dormant phase, so by inhibitting this growth factor hair sloss is reduced and hair remains in the growth phase for longer.
Oleanolic acid has been shown to increase the growth factors IGF-1 and VEGF, which are key growth factors for hair growth. By increasing these growth factors we can further prolong the growth phase of the hair and reduce shedding.
Camellia Sinensis (green tea) Leaf Extract
Green tea contains the polyphenol EGCG, which, according to at least one study, bind with androgen receptors. DHT is the androgen hormone that’s believed to cause male pattern hair loss by binding with androgen receptors in the scalp. Using something like EGCG, RU58841 or CB-01-03 we should be able to reduce the number of available androgen receptors available for DHT to bind to and as a result reduce the damage caused by DHT.
Retinyl Palmitate is a weaker form of retinol. Topical retinol has been shown to improve hair growth by increasing scalp blood circulation.