In 1998 Matt Miller, from Sydney, Australia, was studying for his PhD in Analytical Chemistry. Part of his study was to investigate how to remove heavy metals from contaminated soil using plants (phytoremediation). After about a month or so, his wife Carmen noticed the hair on his lower arms and hands had mysteriously vanished. On further investigation, Matt discovered that certain purified plant extracts naturally reduced the concentration of nutrients inside the hair follicle and formed a barrier between the sides of the follicle and the hair. This lead to the hair becoming softer, lighter in colour and with regular use, the hair permanently stopped growing!
StopHair, and Matt's foray into the world of cosmetic formulation was born.
StopHair is an odourless topical spray or lotion that is made of 100% natural ingredients containing a blend of purified plant and citrus extracts with natural moisturisers and antibacterial agents. Completely free from toxic or controversial ingredients that are usually found in many other hair removal products.
We took on StopHair to help women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) overcome the embarrassing issue of facial hair overgrowth which often comes with the condition, and can make women retreat from social interactions. It has since proven effective in helping all walks of life with their unwanted hair issues, from PCOS sufferers to professional swimmers, wrestlers and even people undertaking gender transitioning, and together with Matt's other products, FollicleFood and SuperFace, we think of them as our 'confidence boosters' as they're designed to tackle those issues that impact our confidence as we grow older.
Being safe to use anywhere on the body, by both men and women, StopHair does not cause any irritation and so is great for even the most sensitive regions. StopHair can be used in conjunction with all popular types of hair removal such as waxing, shaving, plucking, and laser and electrolysis treatments, where it can reduce the number of treatments saving both time and money.
The full ingredient list for StopHair Spray is:
Aqua (Water), Chelidonium Majus (Celandine) Extract, Larrea Divaricata (Chaparel) Extract, Glycerol, Citric Acid, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Extract.
The full ingredient list for StopHair Lotion is:
Aqua (Water), Glycerol, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Olivate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Chelidonium Majus (Celandine) Extract, Larrea Divaricata (Chaparel) Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract.