Oilatum Intensive Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo should not be confused with the Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo that is also part of the Oilatum range.
Like all products in this range, it is designed for specialist treatment of dry skin conditions, such as eczema; but this is a more intensive formula containing some additional ingredients and intended for use by people with severe dandruff.
These ingredients help with both the process of soothing the scalp from the itching associated with dry skin and also work intensively to remove the dandruff and scale that forms from it.
Dandruff can be especially stubborn and difficult to treat when a dry skin condition on the scalp deprives the skin of moisture. Many common shampoos worsen the problem by using ingredients that irritate the skin and aggravate the dandruff problem.
Oilatum Intensive Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo contains no irritants. It uses both ciclopirox olamine, which is an antifungal agent that helps to treat the underlying cause of dandruff and itchy scalp, and salicylic acid, which works to break down and loosen dead skin cells, removing the flakes on the scalp.
When applied to the scalp, the menthol content in the shampoo soothes it with its cooling action, and reduces itching.
This shampoo is pH-balanced and free of colours, preservatives, and fragrances. It is suitable for use on all types of hair and contains provitamin B5 (panthenol), which conditions the hair and leaves it looking and feeling healthy.