Burgeon-Up is a new nasturtiumderived ingredient from Ichimaru Pharcos designed to activate the hairs’ outer root sheaths, known as the foundation of hair follicles.
This activation is down to R-spondin1, a protein involved in the regeneration of organs and tissues, which is of increasing interest in the field of regenerative medicine.
When it comes to hair science, R-spondin1 activates the outer root sheath, which is important in making thick hairs that do not come out easily.
Burgeon-Up promotes the secretion of R-spondin1 while suppressing the secretion of hair loss factor DKK1.
In trials the ingredient has been found to elongate human hair follicle tissues, while a lotion containing 2% Burgeon-Up was added to the heads of male Indian test subjects, which showed an increase in hair growth rate, thickness and numbers.