What is it about?

We try to find a plant extract that can stimulate the growth of hair follicles.

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Why is it important?

Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) affects at least 50% of men by the age of 50 years, and up to 70% of all men in later life. Thus, development of new products for AGA treatment is one of the most attractive opportunities for the cosmetic industry.

Perspectives

I hope that icariin, the main component extracted from Epimedium Herba, may improve hair growth through a variety of mechanisms.

Dr Su yong sheng
The People′s Hospital of Baoan Shenzhen Affiliated to Southern Medical University

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This page is a summary of: Icariin promotes mouse hair follicle growth by increasing insulin-like growth factor 1 expression in dermal papillary cells, Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, February 2017, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/ced.13043.
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