Frequently Asked Questions
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KilgourMD is a revolutionary skincare brand targeting scalp health. We know that the same environmental forces that age our facial skin, also age our scalp, and over time contribute to hair that appears thin and lifeless. Founded and led by Stanford dermatologist Dr. James Kilgour, our brand has pioneered a two-step patent pending system to combat scalp ageing and the appearance of hair thinning directly, reinventing hair thinning treatment and prevention. That revolutionary scalp care product you've been searching for? Finally, you've found it.™
The KilgourMD system combines two transformative scalp care serums, intended to work alongside one another for best results. The Prevention is like sunscreen for the scalp, preventing environmentally-driven ageing and the appearance of hair thinning and loss of vitality that sets in over time. The Treatment is like a facelift for the scalp, maximising the appearance of remaining hair once damage has already been done.
Our serums are easy, quick, and safe. At the end of your morning or nightly skincare regimen, apply 3-4 pumps of each serum directly to your scalp and massage in. There is no need to apply these products throughout the hair itself, because they target the scalp directly. You can also apply each serum immediately following the prior without needing to wait, as we formulated them to work together.
The Prevention is designed for use by everyone, whether you're 25 or 65, because we know that oxidative stress causes scalp ageing from the moment we are born. The Treatment, however, is designed to use only when the damage from the environment has already occurred. We therefore recommend that you introduce The Treatment to your regimen, following The Prevention, as soon as you notice the initial signs of the appearance of hair thinning.
Each of our serums is 30ml, which should be sufficient for up to three months of daily usage depending on the amount applied.
No, neither of our products contain either of these pharmaceutical ingredients. Minoxidil has a number of associated side effects, including scalp irritation. Finasteride, while an effective anti-androgen, requires a physician's prescription and monitoring.
The KilgourMD system was created by our founder, Dr. James Kilgour, an expert dermatologist at Stanford University. From a young age, James struggled with rosacea, igniting his quest for a genuine solution to address his skin concerns.
The INCI list for The Prevention is as follows:
Purified Water (Aqua), Propanediol, L-Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin C Liposomes (Phospholipids, Ascorbyl Palmitate), Capixyl™ (Butylene Glycol, Aqua, Dextran, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract), Procapil™ (Butylene Glycol, Aqua, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Apigenin, Oleanolic Acid, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1), Glycerin, AnaGain™ (Pisum Sativum (Pea) Sprout Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Aqua), Unloaded Liposomes (Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Phospholipids), Panthenol (Provitamin B5), RootBioTech™ HW (Ocimum Basilicum Hairy Root Culture Extract, Alcohol, Aqua), Dimethyl Isosorbide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Alpha Bisabolol Liposome (Phospholipids, Butylene Glycol, Bisabolol), Ferulic Acid, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Piroctone Olamine, Sodium Phytate, Resveratrol, Bio-Chelate 5 PF (Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment).
The INCI list for The Treatment is as follows:
Purified Water (Aqua), Propanediol, Redensyl® (Glycerin, Aqua, Sodium Metabisulfite, Larix Europaea Wood Extract, Glycine, Zinc Chloride, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract), Caffeine Liposomes (Phospholipids, Caffeine), Emblica Officinalis (Amla) Fruit Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Cucurbita Pepo (Phyto-Biotics Pumpkin Seed) Cotyledon Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Turmeric Liposomes (Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Phospholipids), Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Pine Bark (Pycnogenol) Extract Powder, Sodium
The KilgourMD system is a true revolution in preventative scalp care. While traditional hair care products aim at improving the appearance of the dead keratin hair fibers, KilgourMD focuses on the health of the scalp and the prevention of premature scalp ageing. This is unique and means that our two-stage system helps to prevent the appearance of hair thinning before it occurs rather than trying to play catch up afterwards.
We developed KilgourMD as a system, to both treat and prevent. No single product can achieve both of these goals.
Apply the products once, ideally in the morning or at night before bed as the last step in your skincare regimen.
We designed the products to be applied at night before bed, to allow them time to be fully absorbed by the scalp. However, you can equally apply them in the morning if you prefer. Both serums are light in colour and spread translucently, so they should not stain your pillows.
Our products are designed specifically for use on the scalp. We optimized the serum with the unique composition of the scalp in mind.
Absolutely! We intentionally created the KilgourMD system to be suitable for all hair types, genders, and ethnicities. The truth is that the same ageing environmental forces affect us all.
Both of our serums are lightweight, water-based, and easily absorbed. They should not cause any issues with your hair style, even for the finest of hair that is easily weighed down. The texture is not greasy or sticky.
All domestic orders come with complementary standard within the U.S and Canada. In a rush? We offer 2-Day shipping for $5 extra. International orders are charged a standard $15 shipping fee.
We ship all orders by the end of the next business day. Orders will arrive within 3-7 business days within the continental United States. Our fulfilment partner works with all of the major U.S. mail carriers, so the carrier that delivers your order may vary. International shipments may take longer.
Yes! We ship to the following countries:
United Arab Emirates, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Singapore
For all international orders, you are responsible for any customs or duties imposed and this is not included in the price you pay at checkout.
Yes! You can buy each of our products with auto-refill every one to three months. Your hair will be happy and so will your wallet — recurring shipments come with a 10% discount!
You can cancel your automatic recurring shipments at any time without notice or penalty. To cancel, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take care of it immediately.
We know that you will love our products as much as we do, especially when you see the results. That's why we offer a no-quibble, no-questions, 30-day refund on all of our products (subject to our full return policy). To start a return, email us at email@example.com.
Our products are proudly developed and manufactured in the United States.
Absolutely. We hold safety to the highest standard. Both KilgourMD products are dermatologically tested and approved.
NEVER! Our products are tested on humans, subject to institutional review board approval, informed consent, and following the ethical principles of the Declaration of Helsinki.
Our products are cosmetics with natural ingredients, not OTC or prescription drugs. Statements made on this website and in our marketing have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and these products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.