Starting date: 10/22/2012
As a product the main goal of crinagen is to reduce the amount of DHT on the scalp. Besides that, CRIMAGENalso contains Proanthocyanidins and other ingredients which help promote hair growth. I started using CRIMAGEN on the 22th of October 2012 and simultaneously stopped using PROCERIN XT.
I marked what seems to me as important. There are some ingredients that I haven’t made any research about them yet:
Distilled water, Polysorbate 20, Azelaic acid, Gamma linolenic acid,Proanthocyanidins (procyanidin oligomers from grape seed extract), ,Zinc acetate hydrate, Niacin, Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal-5-phosphate), Saw palmetto extract, Ginkgo biloba, Alpha linolenic acid, Oleic acid, Linoleic acid, Arachidonic acid, Palmitoleic acid, Tea tree oil, Witch hazel extract, Epilobium augustifolium, Epilobium parviflorum, Riboflavin, Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol).
I consider , Azelaic acid, the most important ingredient . On Crinagen there is 5% of Azelaic acid. Saw palmetto is also considered a highly effective treatment for DHT but I think it is less effective in the topical version.
In PROCERIN XT I couldn’t tell what the actual percentage of the Azelaic acid is and this is one of the reasons that I stopped using it. There are more reasons and information on my documenting blog.
CRIMAGEN is absorbed very fast. The fact that CRIMAGEN is highly absorbed not only demonstrates its convenience but also its effectiveness. The ingredients penetrate fast to the scalp. Although it has a dark color, CRIMAGEN is not identifiable. As I compare CRIMAGEN to other topical DHT blocker on the market, it’s defiantly one of the inexpensive ones.
The odor of CRIMAGEN may be not convenient to the users and its surroundings. The manufacture suggest to apply 2-3 times a day but doesn’t specify the amount to be apply . I use it once a day and for now I’m satisfied with the results.