How does THYMUSKIN® work?

Thymuskin has been successfully used for more than 35 years against hair loss and to promote new hair growth. The dermatological system works for both women and men and is very well tolerated.

Thymic peptide technology

The patented active ingredient complex GKL-02 contained in Thymuskin consists of non-animal thymic peptides.

The biological activity of Thymuskin is particularly evident in the activation of the hair cells (keratinocytes), which have a decisive influence on the growth of the hair. Hair formation is stimulated.

Mode of action in hair growth disorders and hair loss

The thymus gland is an important organ of the lymphatic system. The thymus plays a special role in the immune system. It produces the T-lymphocytes that recognise foreign substances in the body, such as bacteria or viruses.

Research has shown that thymus peptides have a regenerating and strengthening influence on the upper structures of the scalp that surround the hair root and anchor the hair in the scalp.

100% free from animal ingredients - proven tolerability in women and men for 35 years.

Thymuskin contains mainly short-chain peptides, as they are also found in the natural thymus hydrolysate. Thanks to the process of controlled peptide synthesis, the ingredients can be produced in a consistently high quality. In over 35 years of application experience, the products are characterised by very good, dermatologically confirmed tolerability.

Depending on the preparation, the thymic peptide active ingredient GKL-02 is enriched with other auxiliary substances. It also contains plant proteins as well as vitamins B, E and F. In this way, Thymuskin products can be adapted to the different needs of the scalp and hair.

Thymuskin shows bio­logical activity and empirical effectiveness

The thymic peptide active ingredient GKL-02 showed higher biological activity in the in-vitro test system than the natural starting product. The results of this study allow the selection of an economical application concentration of the thymic peptide active ingredient GKL-02, which is oriented towards the respective strengths of the hair loss.

The efficacy of Thymuskin in the various forms of hair loss has been confirmed in several clinical studies. The biological effectiveness depends on the sufficient concentration, the duration of application and the presence of intact hair follicles.

Independent study confirms efficacy hypothesis

An independent study has now analysed the cellular process of hair growth in more detail and found that the thymus peptide thymulin acts as a direct modulator of hair follicle growth. In laboratory experiments, the thymus peptide led to strikingly high growth rates in human hair follicles.

Thymulin fractions are, among other things, a component of the thymic peptide active ingredient GKL-02 and thus stimulate the hair formation process in Thymuskin Shampoo and Thymuskin Serum. Natural hair growth is supported.

* Meier N et al: Thymic Peptides Differentially Modulate Human Hair Follicle Growth. Journal of Investigative Dermatology (2012) 132, 1516-1519.