Which To Buy?

The best minoxidil products are what suit your needs most. Everyone's need is different. That is why we are offering a comprehensive list of different minoxidil products.  

 You can compare the Ingredients (Section A), Effectiveness and Drying Time (Section B) and Features of each product (section C) to choose the most suitable product(s) for you. 

A. Ingredients Comparison

Products Ingredients
Minoxidil Azelaic Acid Finasteride Retinol Caffeine
Dualgen-15 NO PG Plus  15% 5% 0.1 0.025% 0.001%
Dualgen-15 With PG Plus 15% 5% 0.1 0.025% 0.001%
Dualgen-15 NO PG 15% 5% X 0.025% 0.001%
Dualgen-15 With PG 15% 5% X 0.025% 0.001%
Dualgen-10 (with PG) 10% 5% X 0.025% 0.001%
Dualgen-5 NO PG 5% 5% X X X
Dualgen-5 With PG 5% 5%  X 0.025% 0.001%
Dualgen-5 Fast Dry 5% 5%  X 0.025% 0.001%
Essengen-6 plus 6% X 0.05% X X
Essengen-5 NO PG FAST DRY 5% X X X X
Essengen-5 Fast Dry 5% X X X X

Lipogaine For Women
(Regular)

2% minoxidil for women, see details here

Lipogaine For Women
(For Sensitive Scalp)

3% minoxidil for women, see details here

Maxogen-S
Topical Spironolactone

5% spironolactone, retinol, caffeine, copper tripeptide here

 a: All the NO PG products do not contain any propylene glycol (PG), most suitable for those who are allergic to propylene glycol.

b. All the With PG products have propylene glycol (PG). You can choose With PG products if you are not allergic to PG.

c. All the Plus products have Finasteride.

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B. Effectiveness and Drying Time Comparison: 

PRODUCT NAME

EFFECTIVENESS

(On a scale of 1 to 10, the higher the number is, the better results the product offers)

DRYING TIME

(On a scale of 1 to 10, the higher the number is, the faster the product dries)

Dualgen-15 NO PG Plus

10

4

Dualgen-15 With PG Plus

10

4.5

Dualgen-15 NO PG

8.5

4

Dualgen-15 With PG

8.5

4.5

Dualgen-10 With PG Plus

 (available soon)

8.5

6

Dualgen-10 With PG

8

6

EssenGen-6 Plus

8

10

Dualgen-5 NO PG

6

7

Dualgen-5 With PG

6

7.5

Dualgen-5 Fast Dry

 (New)

7

9.5

Essengen-5 NO PG FAST DRY

5

10

 

   

 

C. Features Comparison:

DualGen-15 NO PG PlusThe most potent hair loss treatment we offer. Active ingredients: Minoxidil 15%Finasteride 0.1%, ABN complexTM 0.8%, Azelaic acid 5%, Retinol 0.025% and Caffeine 0.001%. It is intended for men with advanced hair loss. It is most suitable for those who used Dualgen-15 NO PG for at least 4 months without satisfactory results. It is Recommended to use DualGen-15 NO PG Plus once daily in the evening in conjunction with a lower strength solution such as Essengen-6 Plus, Dualgen-5, or Essengen-5 once daily in the morning.

DualGen-15 With PG Plus: This product has the same effective ingredients and is equally potent as Dualgen-15 NO PG Plus. The only difference is that this product has propylene glycol (PG), while Dualgen-15 NO PG Plus does not. If you are known to be allergic to PG, please choose Dualgen-15 NO PG PlusOtherwise, it is recommended to use Dualgen-15 With PG Plus as the NO PG version is slightly greasier than the With PG version.

Dualgen-15 NO PGThe same as Dualgen-15 NO PG Plus minus finasteride.  It is recommended to use this product before using Dualgen-15 NO PG Plus. It is best for those who want to have the strongest minoxidil product without finasteride

DualGen-15 With PGThe same as Dualgen-15 NO PG except that this product is compounded with a propylene glycol vehicle. It is best for those (1) who want to have the strongest minoxidil product without finasteride and (2) who are not allergic to propylene glycol

DualGen-10This product contains 10% Minoxidil and 5% Azelaic Acid, ABN complexTM, Retinol and Caffeine, with good a balance between effectiveness and convenience.  This product contains propylene glycol. It dries faster than the aforementioned 15% minoxidil products.  It is recommended to use this product twice daily with at least 8 hours between the two applications. It can be used in conjunction with a lower strength minoxidil solution (such as Essengen-6 Plus, Dualgen-5, or Essengen-5). In this case, you will use DualGen-10 once daily and the lower strength minoxidil solution once daily as well. The two applications should be at least 8 hours apart.

Essengen-6 PlusIt is a 6% minoxidil solution with 0.05% topical finasteride. This is a very clean and easy to use solution that dries very fast (it dries as quickly as our Essengen-5 Fast dry, see below). For those who are not very satisfied with regular minoxidil such as Kirkland or Rogaine, this is a very good option. The result from this product is expected to be similar or even better than using 5% minoxidil with oral finasteride (Propecia) daily. The total amount of finasteride in 2 mL of this solution is 1mg.  It means if you use this solution (1mL) twice daily, you are using 1mg of finasteride a day. Since you apply the solution to your scalp, the amount of finasteride that goes into your blood is expected to be less than if you were taking 1mg finasteride orally. Therefore, one is less likely to have side effects from finasteride compared to taking the same amount of finasteride orally.

We currently have 3 different versions of Dualgen-5, namely Dualgen-5 NO PG, Dualgen-5 With PG  and Dualgen-5 Fast Dry (launched in 2017).  All have 5% minoxidil and 5% azelaic acid. The effectiveness of these 3 products is similar to each other. The difference mainly lies in the solvent vehicle, gentleness to scalp and drying speed.

          Dualgen-5 NO PG: Most friendly to sensitive 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.

EssenGen-5 Fast Dry5% Minoxidil. It dries much faster than regular 5% minoxidil Kirkland or Rogaine solution. It contains propylene glycol, albeit much less than regular minoxidil products.  Recommended to use twice daily.

Essengen-5 NO PG FAST DRY: Launched in 2017. A super fast dry, itchiness free 5% minoxidil. It dries even faster than 5% minoxidil foam. It is propylene glycol free too so people who are allergic to regular minoxidil can try this product.  Use this product twice daily.

Lipogaine for women (regular): 2% Minoxidil together with biotin, azetinolTM, biotin, niacin and other auxiliary effective ingredients. It is compounded with propylene glycol. This product is intended for women, but men can use it too. Recommended to use twice daily.

Lipogaine for women (sensitive):  3% Minoxidil together with biotin, azetinolTM, biotin, niacin and other auxiliary  effective ingredients. It is free of propylene glycol, and suitable for those who are allergic to PG. Can be used by men as well. Recommended to use twice daily.

 

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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS ON USING THE PRODUCT

  1. To open container: open the bottle by twisting the cap counter clockwise.
  2. Peel off the sealer.
  3. Within the hair thinning area, part the hair into one or more rows to maximize scalp exposure.
  4. Squeeze the rubber bulb of the included dropper and put it into the bottle. Release the bulb, allowing the dropper to fill to the 1 mL line. If the level of solution is above the 1mL line, squeeze the extra amount back into the bottle.
  5. Place the tip of the dropper near the part of the scalp you want to treat and gently squeeze the bulb to release the solution gradually. To prevent the solution from running off the scalp, apply a small amount at a time.
  6. Using your fingers, spread the liquid over the hair loss area and gently massage it into the scalp and then wash your hands well.
  7. Store the product at controlled room temperature: 10° C to 35° C (50° F to 95° F). Keep out of reach of children.