Review updated after Lipogaine minoxidil products are gone from Amazon in June, 2016.
For Lipogaine lovers, it is heartbreaking to see that Lipogaine minoxidil products (Lipogaine for men, Lipogaine for women) are no longer available on Amazon, because nowhere else is as convenient as Amazon. For those who never used Lipogaine products before, you can't help thinking if Lipogaine is legitimate.
Why Lipogaine was removed from Amazon is any one's guess. There is no recall associated with any Lipogaine products. Apparently it is not because Lipogaine's distributors voluntarily pulled it off Amazon. It will be foolish for any seller to do so. I sent an email to Lipogaine and got the following reply:
“Amazon has changed its policy and doesn’t allow any minoxidil products other than those that are straight 5% and 2% minoxidil. We don’t know when or whether it’ll change its policy again. All Lipogaine products are available at our website and we offer free domestic shipping.”
Aha, once again we find ourselve being deprived of the better solution and forced to stay with mediocre products like straight 5% and 2% minoxidil. I am not saying straight 5% minoxidil or 2% minoxidil for women does not work. But they just do not work as well as Lipogaine products. Apparently that Lipogaine is restricted on Amazon is not because it is a scam. Rather, it is because it works so well and the products from big pharma have no comparison to it and therefore they had to ask Amazon to stop selling it. People who have been in the hair loss field long enough have witnessed similar events many times in the past. As one of the Lipogaine user " Jason Jones" who has pointed out in his review in 2015 that " they (big pharma) did not want a product on the market that was so effective and provided more than temporary relief." You can view his entire review here "https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R177RADQRC30Y9?ref_=glimp_1rv_cl). Also want to point out that "Jason Jones" can't be a faked Amazon customer. He has more than 40 different Amazon reviews, all being Purchase Verified. His oldest review goes back to 2013 for a Nike D200 camera that costs about $2000. For Lipogaine lovers, the good news is that all Lipogaine products are still available on Lipogaine official site, with free shipping in the USA.
I like Amazon. Not only is it very convenient, but also I can read reviews written by other real customers. Granted you need to take a grain of salt when you read reviews on Amazon and you must must know how to tell if a review is real or fake. How can you tell if a review is real? If you shop on Amazon long enough and you will know right away if you are reading a fake review. If a review can get 3 "YES" from the following questions, the reviews are 99% real.
a. Is the review "Purchase Verified"? Amazon labels the review written by a customer who purchased the product with badge "Purchase Verified". If the customer didn't purchased the product, the review won't have the badge.
b. Does the reviewer have a good track of reivewing history? If the reviewer is active and has multiple purchased verified reviews, it is a good sign the reviewer is a real customer.
c. Does the review sound like from a real customer? A fake review typically has no specifics and you can readily tell it is from someone who never used the product.
d. Does the review have before and after photos to show any Lipogaine results? If the review has Before and After images attached to the review and it is Purchase Verified, the review is real and you can ignore the questions b and c.
I had the opportunity to look through thousands of Lipogaine review on Amazon before Lipogaine minoxidil products are gone from Amazon. I would not say all of them seem real. but I would say at 95% of reviews look legitimate based on the 4 criteria above. Here I copy and paste the unfiltered top 10 reviews for Lipogaine for men on Amazon (they are straightly taken from Amazon without any editting or sorting) . Each Lipogaine review has the link to Amazon so you can verified the review on Amazon and you can check out the profile of each Reviewer as well. (P.S. You can click the name of each reviewer below to check out their Amazon profile).
6. A real solution in the hair product, October 4, 2014
Read the review on Amazon:: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1RVLXAZ1ZZ8VW
7. "A real weapon in the arsenal", December 23, 2013
Read the review on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R1RVLXAZ1ZZ8VW
8.Seems to be working after 3 months, January 18, 2013
This product dries really fast, which is nice while getting ready in the morning. I have noticed that there is a residue on my scalp that I can scrape off with my nail. My wife seems to think it's dead skin so I'm not sure. Either way it's not noticeable and dries clear, so that's good. If it dries on the hair, it seems to dry it out or get some weird texture. After it dries I put a little water on my hands and lightly run it across my hair to sort of rinse just the hairs with my head tilted so the water doesn't rinse off my scalp. That has helped with the feel of the hair.
After about a month or so of usage I am seeing results. At first it was a few hairs (even where my hairline was) that popped up here and there, sometimes seemingly overnight. After 3 months my wife and I can tell the receding hairs are moving forward towards the first lone hairs that popped up. Looking closely I can really tell the difference, although in my comparison pictures it's not drastically noticeable since they're longer light hairs right now. I'm thinking in a few more months those will get pushed out with thicker hairs.
I definitely recommend a try!.
I was about 23 (3 years ago) when I started noticing considerable thinning on the vertex of my scalp as well as some mild recession around the front temples. I decided to act fast, starting with products my Stylist recommended. I tried preventative care from Nioxin for a year and while it slowed the process of balding for a bit, it did not help to thicken up the areas that needed it. That is when I hit the internet for help. I have researched countless websites and even called "The Hair Club for Men" for help. While I couldn't afford the treatment they offered, it was nice to learn about DHT and all the care I would need to fight the battle of Baldness. That is when I came across Lipogaine.
To be honest, I have never used Lipogaine intesive treatment for men without accompanying it with the Lipogaine Big 3 Premium Hair Loss Prevention shampoo for Men and Women (2 in 1 formula)- 8 oz., so I can neither confirm nor deny that this product works as a stand alone. I can tell you, however, that using both of these products together has drastically improved my condition. In as little as two months I have already noticed a decrease in shedding and I can see tiny hairs coming in the vertex. There are no miracle growth formulas that instantly grow the hair back so I must warn you that it will be awhile until you start to see change. The rejuvenation of loss or thinning hair is a waiting game, and as the product states you will need to continue use as much as 6 months to see real change.
My only real concern with the product is the residue it seems to leave behind. I have thin hair, but it is grown out and this product almost acts as a gel like substance once it dries. I can say it is much easier applied to the head if you buzz your hair off. I do love that there is no smell associated with it though. I will update my review in the coming months to reflect the process, but as of now, I give it 5 stars and HIGHLY recommend these products to the similar balding male and I wish Lipogaine will never be discontinued.
Below is the old review blog I wrote 3 years ago.
What is Lipogaine :It is an intensive treatment and complete solution for people to fight hair loss. It combines all the latest science into one convenient formula to perform through multiple pathways. More than minoxidil alone. More than any single ingredient. Lipogaine, a true breakthrough, delivers the most aggressive, most powerful, most effective topical treatment to retain and regrow hair by fusing a broad spectrum of clinically proven compounds into one single solution. This recipe is not like any other product on the market. Lipogaine deposits cutting-edge ingredients deep below the surface of the scalp, where they can really perform, through proprietary liposome encapsulation.
(b). Ingredients:Water, propylene glycol, ethanol, minoxidil 5%, proprietary herb DHT blocker blend, saw palmetto extract, beta-sitosterol, oleic acid, linolenic acid, apple polyphenol, biotin, niacin, adenosine, vitamin B6 and B12, phosphatidycholine
(c). Who should use Lipogaine: Men with Hair thinning, Male pattern baldness, or hair loss
(d). How to use: Perform a “use test” to ensure you are not allergic to the product by applying a few drops of LipoGaine to the triangular cavity of the elbow joint. Do not use this product if redness or inflammation of the spot occurs. Use the dropper to apply no more than 1 mL of the product to the hair thinning/loss area. Twice a day.
Why LipoGaine? Hair loss and thinning hair can be brought on by a variety of different conditions. The most common type of hair loss is referred to pattern hair loss (or androgenetic alopecia). Male and female pattern hair loss affects 50% of men by 50 years of age and nearly 50% of women. The slow, relentless, involuntary loss of hair creates emotional stress for millions of men and women. Countless Internet sites and late night infomercials purport to have discovered a “miracle” cure for pattern hair loss. Unfortunately, these “cures” are nonexistent and only serve to create cynicism and further stress for patients.
Fortunately, there are safe, effective medications available to treat pattern hair loss. The most widely accepted explanation for male pattern hair loss is the DHT theory. DHT stands for dihydrotestosterone, a byproduct of testosterone created by the enzyme 5-Reductase. During puberty, high levels of DHT in the body are normal and aid in the development of secondary sexual characteristics. Later, in life however, high levels of DHT can have negative effects on hair health. Essentially, DHT will attach itself to the hair follicle depriving it of nutrition and causing atrophy (shrinking), and eventually the follicle will fall out.
What is the significance of this? Only two types of treatments are going to work: Treatments that reduce DHT level, or treatments that stimulate growth despite it. There are countless hair loss products on the market, which works either by reducing DHT level or by stimulating hair growth. Lipogaine is the first of its kind that does both, i.e. it stimulates hair growth and reduces DHT level by infusing a array of clinically proven natural DHT blockers into convenient solution. By combining hair growth stimulator, DHT blockers and Vitamins into one formula, Lipogaine not only delivers result that no other single product does, but also saves users a tremendous amount of money.
Lipogaine Side Effects: Possible side effects of Lipogaine products can be caused by minoxidil or the propylene glycol. Side effects caused by minoxidil include fast heart beat, chest pain, or scalp itch. Common side effects caused by proplylene glycol is scalp itch. Lipogaine recently launched a improved versions called Lipogaine for Men for sensitive scalp and Lipogaine for Women for Sensitive Scalp, which that are free of propylene glycol. They are suitable for those who are allergic to propylene glycol. If you are allergic minoxidil, your only option will be Lipogaine big 3 shampoo that is free of minoxidil. Minoxidil caused side effects are very rare, it is estimated to be less than 2%. Majority of people who experiencd side effects when using minoxidil product is due to propylene glycol.
Where to buy Lipogaine? you can order lipogaine from its official site www.lipogaine.com. It shipped to worldwide including Australia, UK, and most European countries.
Our evaluation: Lipogaine, with its unique combination of hair growth stimulator, DHT blockers and Hair growth nutrients and proprietary delivery system, works far better than any other hair growth product on the market. Users should keep in mind that hair growth is a slow process, therefore you won't see results overnight. Although most people see improvement in less than two months, some people may need up to 6 months to see solid improvement. Patience is as important as choosing the right product to treat your hair loss.
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