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Oilatum Scalp Intensive Anti-Dandruff Shampoo - 100ml


  • This product has ingredient evidence. Read more in the Research & Evidence section below
  • Intensive anti-dandruff shampoo for all hair types
  • Soothes itchy scalp with cooling menthol
  • Reduces scale and stubborn flaky skin
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Description

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.

Ingredients

The ingredients in Oilatum Intensive Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo are:

  • Aqua
  • Sodium laureth sulfate
  • Cocamide DEA
  • Polysorbate 80
  • PEG- 120 methyl glucose dioleate
  • Salicylic acid
  • Ciclopirox olamine
  • Disodium cocoamphodiacetate
  • Sodium cocoamphodiacetate
  • Oleyl alcohol
  • Propylene glycol
  • Sodium chloride
  • Glycerin
  • Sodium hydrocide
  • Citric acid
  • Menthol
  • Panthenol
  • Tocopherol

Directions

Use Oilatum Intensive Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo twice a week on wet hair.

Once applied, gently massage the shampoo into the scalp until it produces lather. Allow it to absorb into the scalp for around 3-5 minutes, before rinsing the hair thoroughly.

Precautions

Keep Oilatum Intensive Scalp Anti-Dandruff Shampoo out of children’s reach. Like all shampoos, it is for external use only and should not enter the eyes. If this happens, flush it out using plenty of water. Should irritation persist, seek medical attention.

If you have a known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients in this product, do not use it.

Side Effects

Individuals with damaged or grey hair have very rarely experienced discolouration of the hair after using this shampoo. There are no other known side effects, nor known interactions with any medicines.

Research & Evidence

For people with Psoriasis

HelloSkin’s experts were not able to find any clinical data on the use of Oilatum Scalp Intensive Anti-Dandruff Shampoo in people with psoriasis. However, salicylic acid has a keratolytic effect which can help softening the upper layer of the skin. Because of this keratolytic effect, salicylic acid is sometimes used as an adjunctive treatment that is believed to enhance the penetration of topical therapeutics (1).

For instance, a combination treatment including salicylic acid with a corticosteroid was shown to be more effective than the corticosteroid treatment alone, in people with moderate plaque psoriasis following a 3-week study period (2).

For people with Eczema

HelloSkin’s experts were not able to find any clinical data on the use of Oilatum Scalp Intensive Anti-Dandruff Shampoo in people with atopic dermatitis. However, the product contains salicylic acid which has a keratolytic effect that can help softening the upper layer of the skin. Because of the keratolytic effect, salicylic acid is sometimes used as an adjunctive treatment in people with psoriasis, where it is believed to enhance the penetration of topical therapeutics (1).

For instance, in people with moderate plaque psoriasis a combination treatment including salicylic acid with a corticosteroid was shown to be more effective than the corticosteroid treatment alone, following a 3-week study period (2).


References

  1. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009 Apr;60(4):643-59
  2. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2009 Aug;23(8):905-12
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