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Folligen by Skin Biology

February 13, 2010 Reviewed by Marta 0 Comments

Folligen is a copper peptide treatment for helping hair grow – whether thinning or aging hair on the head, sparse eyelashes or moth-eaten eyebrows. The great thing is that it works and it comes at a great price ($21 inc shipping at the TIA store). The bad news is that it is a rather alarming turquoise color and Skin Biology (the maker of it) doesn’t provide any instructions (or even list of ingredients on the bottle).

Using Folligen for head hair is fairly straightforward. Just rub it in to the scalp – either all over or just where needed. No it does not stain your hair or make your skin turquoise. It does, however, rub in much more easily if the skin is damp so the best time to use it is after washing and before drying the hair. Skin Biology recommends using it every three or four days at first to ensure it doesn’t irritate. As you build up a tolerance, you can increase it to every other day and then every day over a period of, say, 10 days. I didn’t have any problems with it and was able to use it every other day from the get go.

This link will take you to a video showing more on how to use Folligen for eyelashes and brows.

Copper’s ability to assist in hair growth was discovered when it was noticed that the hair follicles around treated wounds were exceptionally large. It seems to work on the follicle in two ways: increasing follicle cell proliferation increased follicle size; and copper also decreases programmed follicle cell death, which results in smaller follicles. More on copper peptides and hair growth. It seems that you have to keep using this product for it to continue to work.

If you want you can use emu oil on the scalp or brows before applying Folligen.

What you said

Ines: "I have been using folligen as a part of my morning routine for a month in my eyelashes and I have to say WOW! it really works! My eyelashes are so thick and loooooooong. this is one of the best products ever and you cant beat the price, uh?"

Pam: "I have been using Folligen on my brows, and they have been growing more hair."

Although Marta says that Folligen has never stained her blonde hair, Bethany said: "I am currently trying Folligen for Blondes since the blue copper peptides in the Folligen Spray added a slight blue tinge to a highlighted blonde streak in my hair."

Kathy said: "I used Folligen on my eyelashes for more than 2 months and saw no results. I guess it doesn’t work for everyone."

Jean said: "WOW! Folligen has worked on my eyelashes and has worked fast!! I’ve gone from almost NO lashes (which are very fine, too) to several rows of lashes in such a short amount of time no one would believe me- I wouldn not believe it if I didn’t see it for myself! Can’t wait to see what they look like in a month or so. There is a caveat-I apply a tiny amount of lotion along the eyelash line with a tiny brush, but it tingles/burns so after 15 minutes I run water over my eyelids to remove the excess- I figure it has absorbed enough to do the trick! This is truly amazing!"

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Ingredients in Folligen cream:

Purified water, squalane, octyl palmitate, PEG-100 stearate (glycerol stearate + PEG-100 stearate), cetyl alcohol, copper peptides (hydrolyzed soy protein and copper chloride), stearic acid, saw palmetto oil, allantoin, polypropylene glycol, diazolinydinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, herbal fragrance, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, ergocalciferol

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