Top minoxidil brands

A large amount of minoxidil brands exist. As such, it’s hard to know or determine which are the best minoxidil brands.

Let’s take a look at the best minoxidil for beard growth, the best alcohol free minoxidil for those with sensitive skins, and what the general most effective minoxidil brand is.


Best generic minoxidil brands

Image of Men's 5% topical Rogaine.

Let us take a look at the top minoxidil brands, then. A whole variety of different minoxidil brands exist, such as:

United States brand names

  • Rogaine
  • Men’s Rogaine
  • Rogaine for men extra strength
  • Women’s rogaine

Canadian brand names

  • Kirkland Signature Minoxidil
  • Minox
  • Hairgro
  • Med minoxidil
  • Hair regrowth treatment
  • Gen-minoxidil
  • Apo-gain[1]

Best minoxidil brands

All minoxidil brands are good brands with few individual differences in effectiveness between them. As such, it’s hard to pick the best minoxidil brand, as it’s down to personal preferences. It should be noted that there is no single top minoxidil brand.

A good minoxidil brand should be:

  • Effective
  • Easy to apply
  • Provoke as few side effects as possible.

Some minoxidil brands contain more alcohol and propylene glycol, which commonly leads to more minor side effects such as skin irritation. Potentially causing flaking and itching of the skin as a result.

If this is the case, go with minoxidil foam since it does not contain propylene glycol, or go with an alcohol free minoxidil solution.

A few of the most well known minoxidil brands are:

Mental representation of Kirkland minoxidil liquid.

  • Kirkland minoxidil
  • Rogaine minoxidil
    – Men’s rogaine
    – Women’s rogaine

Best minoxidil for beard growth

The best minoxidil brand for beard growth is the one that does the job well. And just about any generic minoxidil brand will do that just fine.

I will recommend using the minoxidil foam instead of the liquid due to the liquid potentially drying out the skin more. That’s not to say that minoxidil liquid is ineffective, however. Since both minoxidil liquid and foam are effective at promoting beard growth.

It should be specified that all minoxidil brands are FDA approved by default.

It should be noted that there are different minoxidil strengths expressed in % such as 2% vs 5% minoxidil.


Best alcohol free minoxidil

Image of women's Rogaine 5% foam.

A lot of the minoxidil top brands have alcohol-free minoxidil solutions and foam. A couple examples are:

  • Oaknet hair growth topical solution alcohol-free.
  • Folliboost 5% topical solution alcohol-free.
  • AnaSure minoxidil 5% alcohol-free.
  • Kirkland minoxidil 5% extra strength for men topical solution alcohol-free.
  • Men’s rogaine 5% minoxidil foam alcohol-free.
  • Amazon Basic Care Minoxidil Topical Solution 5 Percent, Hair Regrowth Treatment for Men alcohol-free.
  • Women’s Rogaine 5% Minoxidil Foam alcohol-free.
  • Regoxidine Men’s 5% Minoxidil Foam alcohol free.
  • Keeps Minoxidil Topical Aerosol Foam 5% alcohol-free.
  • Hims minoxidil 5% extra strength hair regrowth treatment alcohol-free.

Important to note is that the drying and flaking of the skin is probably caused by propylene glycol. This is a water-soluble alcohol that’s often used in topical medications. Propylene glycol is not present in minoxidil foam, which is why the foam generally causes fewer skin problems than the liquid version.

However, it is also possible to find alcohol-free liquid minoxidil solutions if that is your preferred choice of appliance.


Final note

Again, keep in mind that all minoxidil brands are FDA approved since the Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health. They do so by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of humans by controlling and regulating drugs and medical devices.

There is no single best generic minoxidil brand, as this is subjective and up to individual preferences. As such, both Rogaine and Kirkland will do a good job at promoting hair growth.

A good minoxidil brand should be payable, effective, easy to apply and should provide as few side effects as possible.