Basic Care Minoxidil vs kirkland Review
basic care minoxidil

Basic Care® Minoxidil is another generic Rogaine® Minoxidil liquid, just like Kirkland Minoxidil.

For those who are not familiar with this new brand, you may be surprised because Basic Care® seemed to come from nowhere and all of sudden it climbed to the no. 1 position on when you search for minoxidil products. 

Basic Care is actually an Amazon's own brand. 

This product line includes many generic OTC products.

Basic Care® minoxidil is one of them.

With the way Amazon promotes its own brand, it is not surprising this brand made the no. 1 position so quickly.

Amazon shows this product in the front whenever you search anything related to hair regrowth on Amazon.

For example, if you search keyword Lipogaine Shampoo on, it will show Basic Care Minoxidil in front of any Lipogaine products. 


The price for a 6 month supply of Basic Care Minoxidil is $23.95, which is at least $5 less than Kirkland on

Switching to this brand from Kirkland Minoxidil will save you a lot of money in a long run.


The question is: is Basic Care Minoxidil the same as Kirkland Minoxidil?

The short answer is yes.

The long answer?

Both Basic Care minoxidil and Kirkland minoxidil are actually made by the same manufacturer: Perrigo.

Perrigo is one of the leading manufacturer for generic products.

It has several manufacturing facilities around the world. 

Basic Care® Minoxidil is made by Perrigo's facility in Israel. 


The product kit insert and packaging including the bottles are exactly the same between Basic Care and Kirkland minoxidil. See the comparison below.


There are people complaining Basic Care minoxidil is much more oily than other brands. See below.

It is true that this is product is oily but I doubt it is more oily than other brands like Kirkland Minoxidil.

Perrigo is a well established manufacturer for private label generic drugs. 

The quality of any product made by Perrigo can be guaranteed.



The oily issue and long drying time of Rogaine liquid minoxidil or its generic product (such as Kirkland Minoxidil, Walmart's Equate Minoxidil, or Target Up&Up minoxidil) are well known.  

Basic care's Minoxidil is no exception.

As one of the users pointed out, it takes more than 4 hours to dry. 

If you follow the instruction to use two times a day, you really can't go to work.


As the reviewer above suggest, you can get foam minoxidil to avoid the long drying issue by paying more money. 

Foam minoxidil has the advantage of drying faster than liquid minoxidil. But the foam is not without any shortcoming.

You can read Minoxidil liquid vs Minoxidil Foam, Which is Better.


Interested in the best minoxidil for beard growth? Read our blog "Minoxidil for Beard Growth | Best Minoxidil is NOT Rogaine or Kirkland".



If you would like to choose between Basic Care minoxidil and Kirkland, go with the former. They are exactly the same thing except that the former is cheaper than the latter. 

If you want to use a liquid minoxidil product that is not oily and dries faster,  try Essengen-5 NO PG Fast Dry. 


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JD's picture


  December 16, 2019

Can I buy Amazon's basic care minoxidil products in UK?

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Bryant's picture


  December 15, 2019 Author

Unfortunately the product is not available at, and US Amazon does not support international shipping either.

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Karlo's picture


  August 13, 2018

Can I use Essengen-5 NO PG Fast Dry in the morning and Basic Care minoxidil in the evening?

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  August 14, 2018 Author

That is perfectly fine. 

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