DualGen-5: This product contains 5% Minoxidil, 5% Azelaic Acid, 0.025% retinol, and 0.001% caffeine. The additional DHT blocker (azelaic acid), minoxidil enhancer (retinol) and follicle growth stimulator (caffeine) to 5% minoxidil makes this solution much more effective than minoxidil alone. This formula is exclusively available at MinoxidilMax. It is recommended to use this product twice a day with 8 hours apart between the two applications. It can be used in conjunction with other stronger solution (such as DualGen-15 or DualGen-10). This product is also called Dualgen-5 With PG, to differentiate it from a similar product without PG named Dualgen-5 NO PG.
Note: We recently luanched a new version of Dualgen-5. It is called Dualgen-5R. We currently have 4 different versions of Dualgen-5, namely Dualgen-5 NO PG, Dualgen-5 With PG, Dualgen-5 Fast Dry, and Dualgen-5R. The first 3 products have identical effective ingredients (see the Main Ingredients section of this product), and the effectiveness of these 3 products is similar to each other. The difference lies in the solvent vehicle, gentleness to scalp and drying speed. Dualgen-5R is different from the other 3 in which retinol is replaced with retinoic acid, making it the strongest hair regrowth solution among the four products.
Dualgen-5 NO PG: Most friendly to senstive scalp. Dries slowest among the 3 products.
Dualgen-5 Fast Dry: Dries Fastest. Friendly to sensitive scalp.
Dualgen-5 With PG: Medium drying speed. Medium friendly to sensitive scalp.
Dualgen-5R: Medium drying speed. Strongest hair regrowth. Not suitable to sensitive scalp.
Minoxidil 5% (i.e. 3 grams of minoxidil in bottle, i.e. 50mg/mL)
Azelaic acid 5% (i.e. 3 grams of azelaic acid in bottle, i.e. 50mg/mL)
ABN complexTM 0.8%
Delivery vehicle (Ethanol, Propylene glycol, Purified Water)
Water, Propylene Glycol (low amount), Alcohol, Aloe gel
Studies showed that combining minoxidil and retinol works better than minoxidil alone due to the enhanced penetration of minoxidil and improved scalp condition [ Yoo HG et al, "the additive effects of minoxidil and retinol on human hair growth in vitro." Bio Pharm Bull. 2007, 20(1): 21-6].
Studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals have shown that not only caffeine reverses the suppressive effects of Testosterone on the growth of follicle but also is a very strong stimulator of the hair follicle growth [Fisher TW et al, "Effect of Caffeine and Testosterone on the proliferation of human hair follicles in vitro" International Journal of Dematology, 6(1): 27-35].