About Us

Activance is a ‘Hair Health’ company offering effective products that adhere to our seven-pillar philosophy of Naturalness, Science, Functionality, Purity, Gentleness, Simplicity, and Wellness.


Our preventative and proactive approach ensures that the entire Activance range causes NO short or long-term health and safety issues to you: your skin, eyes, scalp, hair shafts and follicles. Or any harm to the environment.


HAIR HEALTH products contain follicle-friendly, non-irritant, non-hazardous ingredients and impurities. They cause no, or minimal, irritation or harm to hair follicles and structure, general personal health and the environment. Instead, they support and improve hair and follicular health with regular use, promoting, maintaining, and maximising growth, strength, and vibrance, resulting in natural, long-lasting hair.


HAIR CARE products provide a short- to medium-term hair aesthetic, relief or cover. However, they may contain irritants, hazardous ingredients or impurities that harm hair structure and follicles and potentially impact its growth, personal health and the wider environment. Therefore, the hair aesthetic obtained via ‘Hair Care’ products is usually superficial without helping or improving the underlying health status.

The Activance Hair Growth Story

The Activance with rhodanide story began in Europe more than 50 years ago. After World War II, when nutrient supply was scarce and infectious diseases plagued the continent, supplements containing the health-boosting nutrient rhodanide were given to people and livestock to boost immunity for survival, and to stop illness from spreading.


Unexpectedly, as scientists monitored the supplement’s effects on sheep and mink, they began to notice significant changes to the animals’ coats, such as increased wool production, quality and shine.


Struck by these mysterious positive side effects, researchers from leading German universities decided to investigate. They discovered that rhodanide is vital to the biology of all living cells in plants, animals and humans, and that our bodies naturally produce it.


Like vitamin D, our bodies make rhodanide for various functions, depending on different body sites. In hair, the multi-functional rhodanide works as a messenger reawakening dormant hair follicles, triggering regrowth, boosting energy supply, fighting off damaging molecules and free radicals, and strengthening and swelling up hair strands. This results in thicker, fuller and fast-growing healthy hair.


After more than half a century of research and six years of clinical studies into rhodanide’s numerous benefits for hair, including growth, European scientists developed the world’s first natural hair and scalp solution in the late 1990s. It was called Activance Original and Arthur Chan joined them, promoting Activance in Australia in early 2000.


In late 2000, the principals of the German Activance company retired and Arthur bought out the Activance brand and its intellectual properties. Today, Activance is proudly Australian-owned. It’s manufactured entirely in Australia using the original German wisdom.


Distribution of the enhanced and expanded Activance range now extends worldwide. Building on traditional and ongoing research and development, and legendary innovation, our customers continue to testify that regardless of hair type, condition or age, Activance’s ground-breaking formulas with rhodanide provide them with the power to change their hair naturally.


The entire Activance product range is formulated, packaged, and distributed from our purpose-built site in Melbourne, Australia, by R & D pharmacist and regenerative health practitioner Arthur Chan. Adopting technologies originating from Germany, and the latest pharmaceutical manufacturing practices, from creation through to dispatch to your hands directly, our commitment to you is to produce every single bottle of Activance product to the highest quality, purity, and safety – guaranteed. 

Rhodanide, also known as thiocyanate, was classified as ‘Generally Recognised As Safe (GRAS) food additive’ by FDA in 1987.

25 Years of hair growth, regrowth and scalp health - Activance Original

As its name suggests, Activance Original was the first leave-in hair nutrient spray in the Activance range.

The Original formula was developed by German professors and scientists in the 1990s, and is based on more than half a century of research and six years of clinical studies before it was launched commercially in Europe in 1997.


Today this ground-breaking formula is a firm favourite for many because of its all-in-one effectiveness in combating excessive hair fall (shedding) and thinning or/and hair loss. 


Originals' ability doesn't stop at hair growth; it also stabilises and rebalances unhealthy, oily or flake-prone scalps while strengthening, thickening and improving hair and its aesthetic at the same time.

Activance Original is a weightless, universal, fail-safe formula that suits all ages, genders and stages, including pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

With its benefits not limited to hair growth alone, it should be part of the entire family's regular daily hair wellness routine!

Original - Weightless

Revive & vitalise lifeless non-growing hair in 4 weeks

The Power of Rhodanide for Hair Growth and Scalp Health

Rhodanide*, also known as thiocyanate, is one of nature’s most miraculous molecules. It’s found in our saliva, tears and lung fluid. It participates in our body’s defence by converting, when needed, into a more powerful antimicrobial protectant called hypothiocyanite. Rhodanide’s regenerative, antioxidant, antimicrobial and hair growth actions have been well documented in numerous scientific papers worldwide over the past 50 years.


Research has shown that rhodanide is richly concentrated in rapid growth areas, such as the root tips of plants and the roots of our hair. Scientists have confirmed its role in the growth of hair follicles. It acts as a signal molecule to revive dormant stem cells for regrowth, nourishing and energising cells to maintain or maximise growth and anti-thinning. Rhodanide works against hair growth inhibitors such as dihydrotestosterone (DHT), prostaglandin D2 (PGD2), and harmful free radical molecules to improve hair density and promote growth.


The hair shaft strengthens, hydrates and mends weakened or broken keratin bonds. It closes cuticles and hydrates hair, fattening and increasing volume, elasticity and resilience while improving the overall hair aesthetic.


Due to its regenerative nature, rhodanide is constantly sacrificed and depleted to protect us from everyday stressors. Without ongoing replenishing, rhodanide becomes less concentrated in our hair, and hair growth and health can suffer.


Activance Professional, our fourth-generation formula, harnesses the power of rhodanide when your body can’t, enabling topical application of this remarkable molecule in the areas where it’s most needed. By working in harmony with your body’s natural biology, Activance brings out your hair’s inner beauty and strength, providing the nutrients it needs to shine.

When it comes to improving your hair, only Activance effectively harnesses the natures nourishing power of Rhodanide to transform hair from the inside out. The result? Naturally, healthier-looking hair with added thickness, strength, and shine.

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* Rhodanide is a bioidentical molecule made by our bodies. Interestingly, it originated from cyanogenic glycosides (cyanide-sugar complex), which is naturally present in minute amounts in plants like broccoli, cabbage, kale, mustard seeds, cassava roots and bamboo shoots.


Remarkably, when humans consume these plants, we not only have an inbuilt enzyme called rhodanese that detoxifies and converts the harmful dietary cyanide into unharmful rhodanide, but our bodies also utilise the later for the various vital body functions that we discussed previously.

How Activance with Rhodanide Impacts Hair Loss & Hair Ageing via the Hair Growth Cycle
The scalp of an average human head is home to 102,000 hair follicles at birth; after birth, we do not form any more follicles, so it's essential to nurture the ones we have … read more
Research Articles
Globally over 300 papers, published papers, work, and books have been written about the main active ingredient of our Activance range, Rhodanide (Thiocyanate). We have translated one such study on the topic of Rhodanide and hereditary hair loss... read more
Common Hair & Scalp Issues

Hair thinning and excessive fall-out are increasingly common in both men and women, caused by factors like genetics, stress, and ageing. Thinning and fall-out are only noticeable once around a third of hair is already lost, so it's crucial to take action early ... read more

The information and references on this website have not been evaluated by governmental or regulatory bodies and departments like TGA, FDA etc. We do not intend to make claims, nor do we aim to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness or disease. Information, references, and testimonies are shared for educational and information purposes only. We highly recommend you consult your health professional practitioner or our regenerative health consultant from our Activance Clinic to discuss your individual case and needs before acting on any content on this website, especially if you are taking medications or have a medical condition. Results vary depending on severity of your hair loss.