About Foltène Pharma

Foltène Laboratories S.p.A , located in Villa Guardia (Como), originally belonging to the former Crinos Industria Farmacobiologica S.p.A (now Sirton S.p.A.) an Italian pharmaceutical company founded in 1944, has been recently acquired by the Company P.N. GEROLYMATOS S.A.

Over the years, Foltène Laboratories paved its way towards success in Italy and in many foreign countries thanks to its exclusive discoveries in the trichological field, positioning itself borderline between dermo-cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. Its scientific know-how and the extreme rigor adopted in the development of its active principles have added extra value to Foltene products in terms of high technology, quality, safety, efficacy and tolerability.

The laboratories

Since the very beginning, Foltène considered Research as its principal motor of growth. Foltene Laboratories' "mission" is to:
- analyse the biological processes of the hair and the scalp, and anomalies in their metabolism
- identify and select new generation active principles able to give innovative and improved answers to problems related to the health of hair.
- develop highly technological formulations
- test and measure product efficacy and tolerability by means of clinical and dermatological studies

Why use the Foltène Pharma products?

After our mid-twenties, our hair and scalp receive less nourishment. Hair becomes weaker, duller and more easily damaged. It can lose tone and can become quite thin or sparse.

With women, the effect can be even more dramatic as hair is subjected to biological changes (for example menopause) and heating or chemical damage brought about by perming, dyeing and styling. These cause visible and long-lasting damage to both the hair such as breakage of the hair shaft or split ends, and the scalp.

The Foltène Pharma Supplement and Thinning Hair Shampoo are a complete program to prevent hair loss, improve growth and scalp health. It is recommended for use by both men and women.

How it works?

The Life Cycle of Hair


Anagen (growing) Phase
Anagen Phase

This is the active growth phase of hair follicles, last for 3-5 years, during which, the hair grows about 1 cm per month.

Catagen (resting) Phase
Catagen Phase

This transition stage signals the end of the active growth of a hair, while the hair follicle gradually cuts the hair off from its blood supply, and the hair stop growing. This lasts for about 3 weeks

Telogen (falling) Phase
Telogen Phase

This is the resting phase of the hair cycle. Eventually each hair will be lost or shedded at the end of its cycle when we wash or brush our hair, or being pushed out by the new hair. This phase lasts for about 3 months.

Foltene Solutions

The Foltène Pharma Supplement for Men and Women combines the complementary activity of Tricosaccaride® with Bio-Vitamin complex and Zanthin®.

Tricosaccaride® encourages the natural growth of the hair, strengthens and normalises its life cycle, leaving it fuller and healthier. It improves the biological function of the scalp effectively, improving conditions such as dandruff and dry scalp.

The Bio-Vitamin Complex provides amino acids, vitamins (A, B5, C, E & P) and other nutritive substances in a balanced mixture to feed the follicle and improve the health of the hair and scalp.

Zanthin® is a powerful anti-oxidant extracted from micro-algae that has a protective action against free radicals.