MONPURE’s Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum works to stimulate the scalp, improve cell turnover and help prevent hair loss and thinning – while actively promoting thicker, fuller hair growth. The pioneering formula stars a special pumpkin seed extract which has been scientifically proven to help block an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. This enzyme has been shown to produce a chemical called DHT from testosterone, which causes hair loss. Meanwhile, retinol and lactic acid work to improve cell turnover and remove dead skin and debris that often inhibit hair growth.
HOW TO USE
- Apply to a clean, dry or towel-dried scalp. Part hairline in five or more sections from front to back.
- Using the dropper, apply just two or three drops per section – a little goes a long way!
- Massage in. Do not rinse. Use once per day and increase frequency if needed.
Caution: Avoid contact with eyes. Stop using this product if you develop redness or itching.
AHAs are widely used in acid toners to exfoliate and renew skin that’s dull and prone to congestion and guess what? They can do the same for your scalp, helping to decongest hair follicles and promote healthy cell renewal, creating the perfect environment for healthy hair growth! Lactic acid is one such AHA (any vegans reading this, don’t worry – it’s not milk-derived!), which is gentle on the skin, which is why it stars in this serum.
Pumpkin Seed Extract
Pumpkin seed extract is a gentle yet highly effective ingredient for treating and preventing hair loss. One of the androgens responsible for female pattern hair loss is Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a byproduct of testosterone – which increases as women get older). DHT contributes to hair loss on the scalp, shrinking the hair follicle’s anagen (growth) phase and prolonging the telogen (shedding) phase. 5-alpha reductase is the enzyme responsible for converting 10% of testosterone into DHT – which pumpkin seed extract has been scientifically proven to help block, which is why it makes a real difference when it comes to preventing and treating hair loss.
When it comes to delivering visible anti-ageing benefits, its proven track record is off the charts – making it one of the most sought-after ingredients in skincare. In a nutshell: it increases skin cell turnover to make skin more plump and firm, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. It also smooths and resurfaces, which is why it’s a popular treatment for acne and pigmentation scarring.
Recent research has shown that retinoids can work to combat hair loss, helping to decongest hair follicles, as well improving the absorption of other ingredients aimed at boosting hair growth.