Real-World, Open-Label Study of the Efficacy and Safety of a Novel Serum in Androgenetic Alopecia

J Drugs Dermatol. 2023 Jun 1;22(6):559-564. doi: 10.36849/JDD.7403.


Pattern-type hair loss is a highly prevalent condition affecting the majority of men and women at some point in their lifetime. Although genetics and androgens are instrumental in the pathogenesis of this type of hair loss, it is increasingly recognized that inflammation, stress, and environmental factors play a central role. The few and widely used monotherapies approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, such as minoxidil or finasteride, are not efficacious in all people and cause adverse events that prevent patient compliance. Therefore, new treatments that are easy to use and that holistically address the multi-factorial pathophysiology of pattern-type hair loss are needed. Clinical studies have already demonstrated the safety and efficacy of a plethora of bioactive natural products, such as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), Vitis vinifera seed extract, Glycyrrhiza root extract, apigenin, and saw palmetto extract to name a few, in improving hair follicle homeostasis via anti-inflammatory, anti-androgen, anti-microbial, and anti-oxidant action. Here, we present a novel topical serum, REVIVV®, that contains a proprietary blend of phytochemicals designed to stimulate hair growth, reduce shedding, and restore homeostasis to the hair follicle. The serum’s safety and efficacy were assessed in 150 participants in a real-world clinical setting. Findings demonstrate that twice-daily use of the serum significantly improves hair growth, and reduces shedding after 8 weeks of use. All participants rated the serum as easy to use and stated plans for continued use. Overall, the topical serum REVIVV® showed evidence of good efficacy related to hair growth and had positive cosmetic properties warranting further evaluation in clinical studies. Rapaport J, Sadgrove NJ, Arruda S, et al. Real-world, open-label study of the efficacy and safety of a novel serum in androgenetic alopecia. J Drugs Dermatol. 2023;22(6):559-564. doi:10.36849/JDD.7403.

MeSH terms

  • Alopecia* / therapy
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Female
  • Finasteride*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Minoxidil
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Finasteride
  • Minoxidil