Rogaine® and Regaine®

Rogaine ® and Regaine ® are trade names, owned by Johnson and Johnson Ltd.  They are both Minoxidil products, Rogaine® is aimed at men, Regaine® is aimed at women, although the websites make this distinction vague.  Both are available as 5% solutions, both as liquid solution or foam – EXACTLY THE SAME AS KIRKLAND MINOXIDIL.

Rogaine and Regaine are Brand Names of Minoxidil
Rogaine® and Regaine® are Brand Names of Minoxidil

Rogaine ® and Regaine ®

Rogaine ® and Regaine ®

It’s the same stuff!  Well, almost.  The most important thing is this… minoxidil is minoxidil, regardless of brand name.  The compound, minoxidil, was originally developed by Pzifer (although we do need to confirm that!) and was later licenced by Johnson and Johnson and branded as Rogaine®.

Both Johnson and Johnson products and Kirkland Minoxidil contain exactly the same active ingredient – Minoxidil.

But the inactive ingredients do differ.  Let’s take a closer look…

  • Kirkland Minoxidil Liquid Inactive Ingredients
    Alcohol, Propylene Glycol and Purified Water.
  • Rogaine® & Regaine® Liquid Inactive Ingredients
    Butane, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Isobutane, Lactic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Propane, Purified Water, SD Alcohol 40-B and Stearyl Alcohol.

OK, we’re not scientists but, butane?!  Propane?!!  Clearly we wouldn’t want to cast aspersions on such a widely known and loved company as Johnson and Johnson, but we all know that checking the ingredients is a good idea.  That said, additives are normally there for a reason.  As mentioned on our page, “Foam vs Topical“, we explain why one ingredient, ‘propylene glycol‘ was originally used and why it was removed from the original Minoxidil Liquid as it was found to be the cause of some mild irritation in some men.

Ultimately, the choice is yours.  We think it’s fair to say that, generally, Rogaine tends to be more expensive, but not by that much.  Feedback from our customers tends to suggest that it’s simply about “what you’re used to”.

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