For anyone experiencing any type of hair loss, hair thinning or any type of balding, the active ingredient Capixyl™ in our new superstar strengthening hair serum - holi(locks) - contains an active ingredient that you NEED to know about.
In today’s blog, we are going to be digging into one of the key active ingredients in Holi(locks) - Capixyl™ - discussing what it is, how it works, and how it can help with all things hair loss when used topically as part of our Holi(locks) strengthening serum.
Ok, so back to basics - what is Capixyl™?
Capixyl™ is a revolutionary, patented, and trademarked active complex that has been designed to effectively prevent and stop the hair loss and hair thinning process.
It works for both men and women and as well as helping with hair loss, trials are also proving promising for its power to promote and stimulate hair growth across the board.
What are the main ingredients?
The active ingredients of Capixyl™ are:
- Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3 (a peptide complex); and
- Red Clover Extract (derived from the Trifolium Pretense flower).
Let’s go deeper into the ingredients.
At Agent, we are obsessed with all things peptides and as we were formulating our holi(locks) strengthening serum, we knew that if we could incorporate them into this formulation in some way, then we would.
Introducing Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3 (it’s a peptide!)
Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3 is a uniquely patented peptide that has a direct effect on the hair follicle and surrounding extracellular matrix (ECM) around the hair follicle that is the most important physical scaffolding found in all tissues and organs in the body.
This peptide ingredient is amazing because by incorporating it into holi(locks) it stimulates:
- tissue remodeling;
- tissue rebuilding; and also
- improves the strength and longevity of the proteins found in the extracellular matrix of the skin.
The development of stronger extracellular matrix proteins means:
- better hair anchoring;
- less hair damage; and
- increasing hair follicles’ size.
What this means is that the active ingredient Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3 being included in the active ingredient Capixyl™ in our holi(locks) super strength hair serum will help our Agent Army take one step closer to better hair vitality, faster growth, and overall healthier, fuller, and thicker-looking hair.
And the Red Clover Extract? What about this?
At Agent, we are obsessed with naturally derived ingredients and so knowing that Capixyl™ also incorporates this ingredient too was a win-win for us during formulation.
Red clover Extract is derived from a natural plant source and traditionally, has been used to treat asthma, cancer, gout, and other inflammatory skin disorders (i.e. psoriasis and eczema).
As mentioned earlier, it’s rich in Biochanin A - which brings even more benefits to the compound.
Biochanin A, a compound found in the Red Clover Extract, is a major isoflavone and has powerful phytoestrogenic and antioxidant effects (as well as many other effects).
What does Red Clover Extract & Biochanin A actually do in terms of hair loss?
Those who suffer from hair loss, or hair thinning, will find that their hair growth cycle is interfered with, and disrupted by, an increase in a hormone called DHT (which stands for dihydrotestosterone).
When the hormone DHT increases, it is converted from testosterone by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase (5-ar) - and this conversion process happens in both men and women.
High levels of DHT in the body will:
- Decrease the hair’s growth cycle; meaning
- Thinner and weaker hair;
- Shrinkage of hair follicles; making them
- More prone to falling out; as well as
- Weakening the connective tissue around the hair follicle; and
- *Increasing levels of oxidative stress and inflammation on the scalp.
What impact does Biochanin A have on balding and hair loss?
Biochanin A is an effective inhibitor of 5α-reductase type I & II activity - meaning that it suppresses the creation of the DHT hormone. In turn, stopping its interference with the hair growth cycle.
On top of preventing and reducing hair loss and miniaturization, researchers have also demonstrated that the presence of Biochanin A in the body:
- Modulates chronic inflammation;
- Functions as an important antioxidant; and
- Limits free radical damage to the skin & scalp.
Sounds very promising. And are there studies to back this up?
Yes, increasing levels of research are coming through on the effectiveness of the topical application of Capixyl™ to help with hair loss, hair thinning, and general hair health.
A recent clinical trial focusing on investigating the compound effect of red clover extract and peptides in treating alopecia within four months of daily application showed an increase in hair count by +13% over the course of the study.
The intensive nourishment doesn’t stop there
With active ingredients and ultimate nourishment, holi(locks) might just turn out to be the superstar product you never knew you were missing.
For more information on our new holi(locks) serum, the full ingredient list, and how to shop, head here .
***THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED OR REGULATED BY THE FDA. WE ARE NOT DOCTORS, THEREFORE ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST.