Is RevivHair Max Serum a cosmetic or a drug?

RevivHair Max Hair Stimulating Serum is a cosmetic. As a cosmetics company, we are legally bound by U.S. FDA rules and regulations. And the FDA's definition of a cosmetic: a product that is "for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance" and does not "affect the structure or any function of the body" which would make the product a "drug."

When developing products we often have to walk a fine line when it comes to formulating for efficacy and marketing claims. We cannot say that, for instance, a product "will grow hair." We have to be very specific about terminology. In fact, in general we don't use any specific claims for a particular product. Any claim verbiage we use is strictly related to the individual raw ingredients we utilize, and we use only major manufacturer data -- who are also under U.S. FDA regulations about what they can claim and what they cannot. Our manufacturer claim data is legitimate, bonafide, and accurate (and googleable).

So while we of course cannot say that RevivHair will "grow hair," we can say it may very well help provide the optimal environment for strong, healthy, thick looking hair. That may sound like marketing gobbledygook, but it's the law.

But what about "cosmeceuticals?" Aren't they a "drug?" From our colleagues at The Chemist Corner:


One other classification of products is cosmeceuticals. The oft-controversial but significant contributor to our field, dermatologist Dr. Albert Kligman, coined the term cosmeceutical almost 30 years ago. He defined cosmeceuticals as topically applied products that do have a physiological effect on the skin. The industry was quick to respond because the potential regulation of cosmetics as drugs could cripple innovation due to time and cost. Kligman, however, intended to draw attention to the potential biological effects of all cosmetics that did not just merely camouflage or add color. In fact he said it was “scientifically silly to pretend that cosmetics did not do anything” and that cosmetics might actually be doing a lot of good.

The term cosmeceutical is not recognized as part of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. But whether you agree or disagree, this term has become part of our consumer’s vernacular. The controversy and conversation the term has created remains, in my mind, one of Kligman’s great contributions to cosmetic science.

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Global news of our new RevivHair Stimulating Serum formulation with Redensyl

 

Reviv Serums is one of the first companies in the world to formulate a product with Redensyl® from Induchem, and this long-awaited product launch news has been picked up by almost 1000 different syndicated networks and online sites! It's been featured on the giant Reuters News sign in Times Square four different times already, and hit the wires on Reuters, DOW Marketplace, Yahoo, The Boston Globe, among many others. Here's just a sample list of the many, many articles:

 

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RevivSerums.com Launches First Swiss Hair Stimulating Redensyl Product in U.S.


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RevivSerums.com Launches First Swiss Hair Stimulating Redensyl Product in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO, JULY 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – RevivSerums.com is the first North American company to bring a hair care product to market containing award-winning Redensyl® from Swiss-based Induchem®.

Designed for both men and women, this novel next-generation leave-in serum can help significantly boost hair density, thickness, fullness, natural color, strength, and overall health.

"We are delighted to be one of the first to bring Redensyl to market, and to augment our popular and effective hair stimulating serum with this unique active," said Astonishing Developments' Director of Lotions and Potions Vance Nesbitt and principal formulator. "In updating one of our most popular products, we make it even more potent and effective while still maintaining its current price point of $49 (a $100 value). And with the addition of new polymers, it is even better for daily use since it instantly strengthens and thickens existing hair without making the hair stiff, oily, or smelly."

Induchem, creator of Redensyl, is a leading Swiss producer of specialty cosmetic actives for the personal care and cosmetic industry, with a worldwide presence including U.S.-based Induchem USA, Inc. in New York City. 

"As we further build our premier global brand in clinically proven personal care ingredients, we are excited about the continued growth potential in the U.S. market for us and for RevivSerums,” said Induchem U.S.A.'s General Manager Parand Salmassinia. "We're looking forward to a very productive working relationship that will benefit customers across the nation.”

Award-Winning 

Redensyl won In-Cosmetics 2014 Silver Award for Best Ingredient at its annual global showcase for personal care ingredients in Hamburg this past spring (http://www.induchem.com/news-home/redensyl-silver-award-at-in-cosmetics-2014/). 

Induchem cites Redensyl to be "the first cosmetic alternative to hair transplantation surgery." The product combines two patented Induchem molecules - DHQG and EGCG2 - to reactivate hair growth by targeting hair follicle stems cells, reactivating the proliferation of ORSc stem cells, protecting them from apoptosis, maintaining their differentiation properties, and activating the metabolism of dermal papillary fibroblasts.

Induchem's clinical assessment on volunteers produced outstanding results for Redensyl. In less than three months, 85 percent of the volunteers had significant and visible hair growth, with +9 percent of new growing hair and -17 percent of falling hair, enabling up to +28,200 new hairs in 84 days.

Redensyl yields almost two times the score of the worldwide reference minoxidil, according to Induchem.

Effective Ingredients 

RevivSerums is now incorporating this innovative, award-winning product in a new formulation of its popular 5 star-reviewed RevivHair Stimulating Serum.

In addition to the incorporation of Redensyl, RevivSerums is updating its hair stimulating serum with several additional new breakthrough ingredients:

• PhytoCellTec™ Argan, from Swiss-based Mibelle AG Biochemistry, is the first cosmetic active with proven efficacy on dermal stem cells. Hair follicles represent a highly relevant and efficient penetration pathway and reservoir for topically applied substances. Dermal papilla, where the dermal stem cell pool is localized, can be reached over follicular penetration. Sox2 expression is enhanced and “stemness” of the dermal stem cells is improved which in turn induces the repair of hair follicles.

• Cellulosomes® Crithmum Maritimum ST from Seppic® is an exclusive Sea Fennel stem cell culture that helps promote better epidermal metabolism, increases cell renewal, and the synthesis of collagen, proteoglycans, and glycosaminoglycans.

In addition to these breakthrough new ingredients, RevivHair Stimulating Serum contains its armament of remarkably effective, novel actives:

• Human Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF, rh-Polypeptide-3); PhytoCellTec™ Malus stem cells; Prezatide Copper Acetate; Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17; Copper Tripeptide-1; Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3; Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1; Palmitoyl Tripeptide among other superb actives.

The revised formula is now fragrance-free, and its base is a light, almost clear, formulation safe for all hair colors and hair types.

In addition to these innovative new ingredients, Reviv Serums is now providing PDPO (Pyrrolidinyl Diaminopyrimidine Oxide -- trade name Triaminodil™) in a separate optional vial for customers who want the growth-regulating effects similar to its chemical cousin minoxidil, which is a Pyrimidinediamine Piperidinyl Oxide. The vial ingredient is optional for those users who don't mind potential initial increased shedding since this ingredient can help promote the transition from the telogen (resting) phase to the anagen (growing) phase of the hair cycle. The vial is a customer add-on, and is only $5.

Revivair Stimulating Serum is meant to be used once or twice daily in addition to regular styling products or products such as minoxidil, and is applied directly to the scalp. 

Note: The serum is considered a cosmetic, not a drug, and the product is not intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease and/or is not intended to affect the structure or any function of the human body.

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About RevivSerums.com
RevivSerums.com is a wholly owned component of Astonishing Developments Ltd., based in San Francisco, California. The company specializes in novel and innovative clinical treatment serums for skin and hair rejuvenation. They currently distribute throughout North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico), Europe and South Africa and are poised to enter markets in Japan.

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RevivSerums is a trademark of Astonishing Developments Ltd. Redensyl is a registered trademark of Induchem Holding AG Corporation, Switzerland. Other company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated.

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Addressing greying hair isn't just a vanity issue; it's a scalp and skin health issue too.

Asian man examining premature greying hair

Addressing greying hair isn't just a vanity issue; it's a scalp and skin health issue too.

Premature greying of the hair is a condition known as canities; the diminishing of pigment in hair producing a range of colors from normal to white that is perceived as gray.

It is a complex multi-factorial process mainly considered to be an interplay of nutritional, genetic and environmental factors. Nutritional deficiencies like vitamin B12 deficiency, severe iron deficiency, chronic protein loss, copper deficiency are often found associated with premature greying of hairs. Other factors that have been incriminated are low serum ferritin, and low serum calcium and vitamin D3 levels.

Smoking is another factor that is considered to be related to premature greying of hair. Smoking results in generation of huge amount of reactive oxygen species leading to increased oxidative stress culminating into damage to melanin producing cells, melanocytes. Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays is considered to initiate similar processes in hair follicles resulting in premature greying of hair.

It turns out that a key factor in hair color loss happens to be the buildup of hydrogen peroxide in the scalp and hair follicles. As we age, our bodies become less able to neutralize that hydrogen peroxide, which interferes with an enzyme that is responsible for producing the pigment in hair. The graying begins when the synthesis of melanin (the natural pigment that gives hair its color) is disrupted.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24695442
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2929555/

Another recent study in Nature Medicine suggests that sun damage may very well speed up the graying of hair. The study found that when UV exposure damaged skin, melanin-producing stem cells migrated upward to the skin to produce protective pigment (a tan) but abandoned their position in the hair follicle.

While there are many other factors that can contribute to graying hair (genetics, ethnicity, stress etc.), these studies suggest there are steps you can take to slow down or minimize graying hair:

The revolutionary ingredients, like Greyverse and Darkenyl, found in our RevivHair REV Stimulating Serum may help prevent hydrogen peroxide buildup and target tyrosinase to help prevent the loss of hair color and the appearance of darker hair, naturally without dyes or pigments. Another included ingredients (also mentioned in the study) may help: Methionine Sulfoxide Reductase.

Additionally, wearing a hat or applying a UV protection product for the hair (more specifically, the scalp) whenever you're outside, may help as well. Wearing a hat to shield UV damage is something we should be doing anyway!

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