I posted a while back ago stating that I was interested in formulating a Beard "Enhancing" Cosmetic. The goal of the cosmetic is to encourage beard growth, but it may work for some and not for others.
So I've finally taken the courage to hire a chemist who has 12 years of experience in the cosmetic industry. His reviews are great and he states that he has experience in hair growth cosmetics.
Should my formulator do the research of patents/literature to find the most "effective" hair growth ingredients? Or should I just trust him with his logic: "These ingredients I will be using already have publications by their manufacturers so research is unnecessary, especially with my experience in formulating hair growth products".
As a side note, minoxidil 5% has given many men the ability to grow beards (with application lasting a year, to make the beards hairs terminal). My chemist is wanting to include Redensyl 4% which shows higher effectiveness than that of Minoxidil 1%. Minoxidil 1% and 5% is HUGELY different. This makes me think that men will not want to use Redensyl 4% at all then.
Thank you, any advice is appreciated.