POLARIS NR 11 : 12% minoxidil with finasteride
polaris nr 11


Polaris NR-11 was launched in 2014 by Polaris Research Laboratories.  It has two key ingredients minoxidil sulfate (12%) and finasteride 0.1%).

The list of ingredients of this product seems long (see below). But the main effective ingredients are minoxidil and finasteride. Ingredients like Water, Propylene Glycol, Ethanol, Glycerin, Pantothenyl ethyl ether, Phospholipids, Polysorbate 80 are solvent, which helps dissove minoxidil into solution. Citric acid is an acid used to adjust the PH of the solution. Myristoyl pentapeptide -17 is a common ingredient usually seen in anti-aging products but rarely seen in any hair regrowth products. The concentration of Myristoyl pentapeptide -17 is also not listed. 

Polaris NR-11 is intended to be a non-irritating formula by using glycerin as a solvent. This is the same idea as Dualgen-15 NO PG Plus that also has minoxidil and finasteride compounded using glycerin as the solvent. 




Minoxidil 12% 

Finasteride 0.1% 

Deionized water 

Propylene glycol 



Pantothenyl ethyl ether 


Phospholipids (lipospheres) (phospholipid (fat globules)) 


Polysorbate 80 

Myristoyl pentapeptide -17 

Citric acid



Info from the manufacturer:

(a) Unique and potent hair-growth treatment, works through multiple pathways, deploying a broad-spectrum therapy for best outcomes. It offers great opportunity for success in men with the advanced male pattern baldness. NR-11 features the high concentrations of many scomponents.

 (b) The nonirritating formula encourages patients to adhere to their treatment programs because it does not cause greasiness, stickiness, or redness.

 (c). Additionally, this treatment deploys the advanced delivery system with particles that are extraordinarily stable at all temperatures and can withstand all kinds of mechanical shearing. This unique system enables actives ingredients to reach the target site of treatment better and to perform in the skin longer.



Utilizing cutting-edge technologies, Polaris Research Laboratories has achieved the highest concentration of premium minoxidil sulfate ever offered in a topical formulation.

This very high concentration is delivered in our advanced Liposphere encapsulation system, which eliminates the potential for irritation and inflammation typical of other minoxidil products.

This is the premium, most potent, least irritating formula, with a high level of minoxidil sulfate, a material proven in hundreds of clinical trials with thousands of volunteers.



Additional compounds in the formula work to address processes in the scalp for which minoxidil is not effective.

A multi-peptide complex enables the expression and suppression of various enzymes to trigger and prolong the anagen (growth) phase of the hair cycle.

The well-studied and proven finasteride compound helps to protect hair follicles from attack by dihydrotestosterone (DHT).