The Science

The Formulations

Scandinavian Biolabs takes pride in delivering formulations that are effective, and above all transparent. To ensure our community's voices are heard we traveled to Barcelona, Spain - the home of Vytrus Biotech. Leaders in plant stem cell technology, Vyrtus produces functional active ingredients, including Capilia Longa, one of the primary ingredients in our proprietary Bio-Pilixin formula. Here we ask experts some of our community’s most frequently asked questions regarding Capilia Longa, allowing you to make the best possible decision for your hair health journey.


The hair growth cycle

Anagen (growth) Anagen is the period of active cell division and noticeable hair growth. Throughout hair cycling, about 90% of all follicles are in the anagen phase and can remain in this phase anywhere from 2 to 8 years.

Catagen (regression) Over 2 to 3 weeks, cell production is halted, and the hair follicle shrinks. The hair shaft begins to separate from the bottom of the follicle and forms what is referred to as club hair. 

Telogen (resting) Derived from the Greek telo meaning end and gen meaning produce, telogen is marked as the end of hair production as the follicle undergoes dormancy or cell quiescence. The follicle can remain dormant for up to 3 months with the hair club intact.

Exogen (shedding) Coupled with the telogen phase, exogen is when the hairs fall out of the follicle, during which new hair begins to grow in the follicle as it returns to the anagen phase.

What alters this cycle?

A vast majority of hair loss cases are due to an undesired alteration in the natural hair growth cycle. Several known factors influence hair loss, including genetics, hormones, illness, medications, and lifestyle.

Any of these underlying factors may alter hair follicle cycling, resulting in a shorter anagen phase, delayed anagen phase, or hair thinning caused by follicular miniaturization. 

While we may not have control over factors like our genetics— lifestyle, a key contributor to hair loss is within our control.

How we target hair loss

Bio-Pilixin® Formula

Suitable for those with early-stage hair loss or individuals with a desire to maintain hair volume, our trademark Bio-Pilixin® Formula was designed upon a review of established scientific research. 

Complimented by whole-body wellness, Scandinavian Biolabs' Bio-Pilixin® Formula in our 3-step routine is designed to prime both the scalp and hair towards a state of optimal growth. 

Harnessing the unique properties of the ancient turmeric plant, Curcuma longa, alongside multiple active ingredients, Bio-Pilixin® synergistically supports the hair follicle to deliver noticeable results for those with early-stage hair loss. 

Powerful ingredients for enhanced growth

Capilia Longa: Increasing the duration of the anagen phase Curcuma longa callus conditioned media shifts the cycle towards a prolonged period of growth compared to the placebo group.

Caffeine:  As a stimulant, caffeine arouses blood vessels on the scalp contributing to increased oxygen and nutrient delivery to the hair bulbs.

Amino Acid Complex: Topically, the application of amino acids can strengthen and improve the integrity of damaged hair.