Ingredient Profile: Why Biotin is A Beauty Supplement with Powerful Hair Growth Potential

January 27, 2019 | Written by Kathy Watson

As a key ingredient in the production of keratin, the main component of hair, biotin is a popular supplement for hair growth. Though there are varied results for oral supplementation of this B vitamin, we put it in our Activating Serum to maximize the benefits right on your scalp.

What It Is

Biotin is made of amino acids and is an essential nutrient for your overall health and wellness. It aids in vital processes like metabolism, gene regulation, cell signaling, and cognition while also preventing inflammation and regulating hormones. Although it’s found in a variety of foods, some people may experience biotin deficiencies that can result in hair loss.

Why We Love It for Hair Growth

While there is very little risk associated with taking biotin, oral biotin supplementation is only beneficial to hair growth in cases of biotin deficiency, which is very uncommon. While topical application of biotin, like in our serum, may not be as effective at regulating the internal processes above, it will strengthen the hair follicle and add fullness to hair. Biotin strengthens each strand by coating it and increasing the diameter, resulting in a fuller head of hair. Topical application may also help protect the scalp against environmental stressors like wind and sun.

With its modern popularity as a hair growth supplement, it’s no surprise biotin is a key ingredient in our serum. With its ability to protect the scalp and thicken strands, we know you’ll love its effects on your growing head of hair. Been using Biotin for awhile? Heard about it but not so sure? Let us know your experience and questions. We’d love to hear from you!

About Kathy Watson

Over her 10-year career as a journalist, Kathy has worked as a columnist and reporter for both print magazines and digital publications. She started as a beat reporter for her college newspaper covering biosciences and general science. Kathy holds a B.A. in political science. Reviewed by Collective Laboratories' Medical Advisory Board

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