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Top 5 New Year (Skin) Resolutions

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Skin Care, Vitamin E, Sunscreen, ageing, treatment, skin brightening

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Looking to make some New Year resolutions that you can stick to? When it comes to caring for your skin correctly, there are easy ways to enhance your skin care regime.

Here are our top 5 skin resolutions to guarantee your best skin in 2021! 

1. Go Chemical Free

The low-tox movement is gaining momentum, and we can see why. As families move towards a chemical-free, low toxin lifestyle, this also applies to skin care. By committing to a range of chemical-free products you can drastically reduce chemical exposure within your household.

We firmly believe that natural is always best. Natural ingredients are recognised by the body’s skin cells, and therefore generally cause fewer reactions and sensitivities in vulnerable and young skins. There is a feel-good element to gaining real results with real ingredients.

2. Support Australian Made

Australian made and owned products are important for so many reasons. Australian made supports the economy, local jobs and ensures availability and strict regulation of ingredients and the quality of products. Where you can, always support locally made skin care products.

3. Cleanse Daily

The party season may have thrown you out of routine. Get back on track by simply cleansing to remove make-up, sunscreen and the daily dirt your skin encounters each day. Cleanse with a pH balanced soap-free cleanser to support your skin and prepare it to readily absorb lotions and oils. 

4. Up Your Antioxidants

Up your antioxidants for skin that functions at its best. Ward off free radical attack from bacteria, UV rays and the environment by supporting your skin’s barrier. Antioxidants protect the skin and encourage a healthy, youthful appearance.

If you suffer with dry skin, redness or reactive skin, antioxidants such as Vitamin E can help relieve the itch and inflammation. Vitamin E products provide complete antioxidant support for skin that functions well and looks and feels youthful. 

5. Restore + Protect 

Once you’ve mastered your cleansing routine it’s important to restore moisture. Moisturising products that actively deliver water to skin cells will provide you with long lasting hydration. Hydrated skin functions at its best and better defends itself against dry skin symptoms. While you're there include a broad spectrum SPF in your routine to further ward off environmental damage and premature ageing caused by excess UV exposure. Make this part of your new morning ritual and achieve your best skin (naturally) in 2021. 

 

Neutriderm Moisturising Lotion is an Australian made antioxidant rich Vitamin E skin treatment. It has been formulated to provide effective hydration while increasing barrier defence, fighting the signs of ageing and protecting against the elements. It is a complete skin moisturiser for anyone seeking smooth, supple and youthful looking skin.

Ready to feel and look your best in the New Year? Purchase your Neutriderm Moisturising Lotion here.

 

 

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4 Tips for Festive Season Skin

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Skin Care, Vitamin E, Sunscreen, ageing, treatment, skin brightening

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The countdown to Christmas is on which means work parties, family photos and time in the sun. While you’re busy planning your end of year festivities, it’s important to take the time to care for your skin as we delve in to summer.

Here are our top (easy) ways to get your skin summer ready.

Tip 1: Dry Body Brush

Like most of us, the winter months have left you with dry skin. Before you can restore moisture, you must remove the redundant skin cells. A dry body brush can be used in long strokes down the arms and legs, or in circular motions. This is highly beneficial for not only removing dead skin cells but also for improving circulation, increasing lymphatic drainage and therefore improving the texture and tone of your skin – a great tool for cellulite sufferers. Just two minutes per day before a shower has shown to be beneficial for encouraging skin detox and boosting collagen.

Tip 2: Wash Away the Day

To remove the nasties of the day and encourage an even skin tone, a specialised body wash or cleansing bar can give you better results than a standard soap. A brightening body bar will help to remove dead skin cells while addressing uneven skin tone including pigmentation. This includes lightening scars, underarms and even intimate areas.

Alternatively, a natural soap-free cleansing bar will do the job of cleansing the body without drying and compromising the skin like a regular soap.

Tip 3: Protect with Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

Prevention is always best. To avoid premature ageing, pigmentation and reduce skin cancer threat, protecting the skin in the sun is vital. We know UV damage is the leading cause of skin degradation. A broad-spectrum 50+ sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB is important for those beach days as well as those long lunches in the sun. 

Tip 4: Replenish with Antioxidants

Once you’ve prepared the skin, it’s important to restore hydration and nourishment. Antioxidants help to fight free radicals. Our skin encounters free radical attack from pollution, the environment and harmful chemicals in skin care and sunscreens. By boosting our antioxidants topically, we can support the skin and increase barrier protection. This allows the skin to defend itself against moisture loss to maintain softness and hydration.

Neutriderm Moisturising Lotion is a hydrating, skin soothing moisturiser jam packed with antioxidants (vitamin E). It has been formulated to restore moisture and protect skin from the harsh summer elements. An antioxidant rich moisturiser is your ultimate weapon to gaining beautiful, supple and soft summer skin.

 

Neutriderm Moisturising Lotion is an antioxidant rich Vitamin E skin treatment. It has been formulated to provide effective hydration while increasing barrier defence, fighting the signs of ageing and protecting against the elements. It is a complete skin moisturiser for anyone seeking smooth, supple and youthful looking skin.

Ready to feel and look your best this festive season? Purchase your Neutriderm Moisturising Lotion here.

 

 

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5 Reasons your Skin Looks Dull & How to Fix it

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Skin Care, hydrate, ageing, pigmentation, skin brightening

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Struggling with skin dullness? 

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Why is my Hair Thinning & What Can I do About it?

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Hair, Neutriderm, shampoo, hair care, treatment, conditioner

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Did you know that hair thinning is super common in women, not just men? At least 50%* of women will experience hair loss at some stage. While there are several causes of female hair loss, the good news is there are also plenty of remedies. 

 

CAUSES

#1 Hormones 

Hormonal imbalances through times such as pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause can cause disruptions in hair growth patterns. Estrogen encourages hair growth which is the cause of lustrous, thick pregnancy hair. As estrogen declines / testosterone rises, the hair growth slows and hair fall occurs as a result. The American Pregnancy Association acknowledges the common and excessive shedding of hair that occurs one to five months following pregnancy. This affects 40-50% of pregnant women with symptoms naturally subsiding post-pregnancy.

#2 Stress 

Acute hair loss may be induced by metabolic stress. Stress can essentially place hair follicles into a “resting” phase where new hair strands are not produced to replace those that are shed. During this time, hair can fall out when washing or even gently brushing. This is referred to as Telogen Effluvium. 

#3 Styling Habits 

Hair loss may also be encouraged by a number of environmental factors including tight pony tails which tug at the hairline, regular use of heated styling tools, chemical-based shampoos, colouring and treatments. These elements can weaken hair strands which may encourage hair fall, as well as compromising the quality of the hair which leads to moisture loss and hair breakage. 

Likewise, if chemical-based products cause inflammation of the scalp, this can compromise hair quality and growth, leading to weakened anchorage of the hair follicle. 

 

REMEDIES 

#1 Balance Hormones 

Estrogen increases the duration of the growth phase. Hair loss often occurs pre-menopause, when starting a new contraceptive, or for sufferers of PCOS as testosterone surges and estrogen declines. Hormonal treatment, or contraception revision may assist in reducing symptoms including hair loss. We recommend speaking to your doctor to discuss your options. 

#2 Boost Vitamin Intake 

While there are plenty of hair growth vitamins on the market, a lot can be achieved by increasing your intake of vitamins via your diet. One of the key indicators of hair loss is anemia or iron deficiency, therefore boosting your iron intake can be beneficial for preventing hair loss.  

Other elements which have shown to support healthy hair growth include increasing your protein and the all important antioxidants. A balanced diet full of vitamins D, C and Zinc will also encourage healthy hair growth. 

#3 Switch your Shampoo 

One of the fastest ways to regrow and strengthen your hair is to utilise products which are specifically designed to block DHT and anchor hair at the root.

These ingredients include: 

  • Sabal Extract blocks 5-alpha-reductase the enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT which is responsible for premature hair loss.
  • Mulberry Root Extract has hair growth factors which positively effect the growth cycle.
  • Zinc Gluconate supports scalp and follicle health while reducing inflammation.

Formulated to nourish the scalp and minimise hair fall, the Neutriderm Hair Enhancer range combines the above ingredients for positive hair regrowth and a dramatic reduction in hair breakage. 

 *Australian Journal of Medical Practice - Female Pattern Hair Loss 

 

Are you ready to gain fuller, stronger, more luscious hair? Start by using the right ingredients to encourage optimal growth and hair strength.

The Neutriderm Hair Enhancer Range can be purchased here: 

 

 

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How to Diminish Uneven Skin Tone & Get Your Glow Back

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Skin Care, Skin Whitening, hydrate, ageing, pigmentation

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Did you know that skin whitening is one of the most searched beauty terms in 2020? It's clearly a front-runner for many women in their quest for flawless skin. 

Here’s how to make clear, glowing skin a reality for you.

 

1. Use a Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

First and foremost, pigmentation is the culprit for many uneven skin and skin darkening concerns. This comes down to melanin formation, mainly. The many forms of pigmentation which lead to uneven skin tone are UV induced. These include skin darkening, sunspots and freckles. Utilising a sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB radiation is a must during sun exposure in order to prevent the exacerbation of existing pigmentation and the development of new symptoms.

By minimising melanin activation and build-up we can prevent further pigmentation formation. 

2. Exfoliate to Remove Dead Skin Cells

In many cases simply slacking off your skin care regime can leave your skin looking dull and uneven - not to mention feeling rough and bumpy. Exfoliating the outer layer of the skin with a cleanser that breaks the bond between dead cells and the surface of the skin will reveal a brighter and more even complexion. This encourages the darker redundant skin cells to lift away and reveal the younger lighter cells beneath. 

Exfoliating will also prepare the skin for further treatment including whitening cremes by creating a blank canvas which will aid absorption and penetration of ingredients into the epidermis - where it is most effective.

3. Look for Natural Lightening Ingredients that Work 

Want to see real results? Lightening ingredients that actively lighten the complexion are vital in any quest for brighter, younger, clearer skin. While it’s important to avoid sensitising ingredients such as Hydroquinone, there are many natural lightening ingredients which work effectively without causing UV sensitivity or irritation over long term use.

Gentle and effective lightening ingredients to look for:

  • Tetrahydrocurcumin: Works as a powerful tyrosinase inhibitor which prevents melanin activation in the skin leading to less pigmentation and skin darkening overall. It also provides UV protection for pigmentation protection, antioxidant support for overall skin health and anti-inflammatory benefits to prevent signs of skin ageing all while lightening dark spots and overall skin tone.
  • Tetrahydropiperine: A potent antioxidant, Tetrahydropoperine enhances the efficacy of Tetrahydrocurcumin by improving its free radical scavenging properties that take place during the melanin formation process. It also improves the absorption of Tetrahydrocurcumin into the epidermal layers where melanin forms.  

Containing an expertly formulated blend of both Tetrahydrocurcumin and Tetrahydropiperine, Neutriderm Skin Whitening Crème is a natural topical pigmentation inhibitor and potent antioxidant cream which has been expertly formulated to minimise the appearance of pigmentation and enhance overall skin tone in as little as two weeks. 

 

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Are you ready to go brighter?

A flawless, brighter, even skin tone is just a whitening creme away. Add Neutriderm Skin Whitening Crème to your regime and see the difference. Purchase yours here.

For best results it is recommended to use Neutriderm Skin Whitening Crème for 60-90 days.

 

 

 

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5 Reasons Why you Should Never Skip Cleansing

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Skin Care, Skin Whitening, hydrate, ageing, pigmentation

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Are you guilty of using make-up wipes or skipping your daily cleanse? Rest assured you are not alone - more than 50% of people surveyed admitted to not cleansing daily.*

While cleansing may not be the most exciting step in your skin care regime, skipping this step could be standing between you and your best skin. Here's why: 

1. Cleansing Unclogs Pores

Each day the skin encounters a build-up of dirt and debris from the environment, sunscreen, face creams and make-up. This build-up and make-up can inhibit the skin from functioning optimally by blocking the pores and causing congestion. To explain this further, Dermatologist, Hadley King, says “Makeup (alone) has pigment, preservatives, minerals, and metals that often clog your pores if left on too long. It is essential to remove makeup as the first step in your night-time routine."

2. Cleansing Preps the Skin for Further Treatment

By removing dead cell matter, dirt and debris, the skin becomes a blank canvas which can readily accept further skin treatment. A skin which is clean and clear of congestion will readily absorb nutrients and vitamins from creams, oils and serums better than one which is compromised due to surface build-up. Dr King adds that by not cleansing the surface of the skin adequately, we are essentially "preventing penetration of skin care products".

3. Cleansing Wipes Don’t Cut It

Cleansing wipes are handy for when you are on the go, or when you need to remove make-up before a gym session, however they don’t replace the real deal. "Cleansing wipes remove a bulk of bacteria, dirt, and oil, but also leave a trail of residue behind," says King. "Appropriate facial cleansing requires a water-based rinse to fully clean."

4. Cleansing Reduces the Occurrence of Acne

"Cleansing before bed is generally recommended not only to remove makeup, but also to remove dirt and pollution that accumulates on our skin during the day," says King.

This is relevant for sensitive skins as well as acne sufferers. Dirt, pollution and bacteria overgrowth can lead to inflammation and when combined with dead cell build up and excess oil this can lead to irritation, itching, redness and swelling. In acne sufferers, bacteria can exacerbate symptoms including the formation of acne lesions which may become infected. Cleansing the skin of bacteria is vital to allow the skin to heal and to reduce the occurrence of breakouts. 

5. Cleansers Can Hydrate, Restore and Protect

While some cleansers simply remove unwanted nasties, a pH balanced soap-free cleanser will actually support and regulate the functioning of the skin and cleanse without drying. Ingredients which support the skin to reduce inflammation, regulate oil production and hydrate the skin are the kind to look for if you want to upskill your beauty regime.

Natural cleansing ingredients such as Colloidal Oatmeal physically expand and hold water onto the skin while addressing redness and inflammation. Citric Acid breaks the bond between dead cells and the skin's surface, while hydrators such as Sodium PCA and Glycerin provide the skin with a superior moisture boost. 

Dermavive Hydra Cleanser is a natural pH balanced soap-free cleanser formulated utilising Colloidal Oatmeal, Citric Acid, Sodium PCA and Glycerin. The dermatologically approved cleanser is formulated to relieve the skin of bacteria and build-up, hydrate and prepare the skin to readily absorb vital nutrients. 

* Face Wash Study - Medium 

Are you ready to supercharge your skin care regime with a cleanser that cleanses, supports and maintains the health of your skin, while preparing it for further treatment?

Cleanse smarter with Dermavive Hydra Cleanser.

Purchase yours here.

 

 

 

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Myths and Facts About Retinol

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Skin Care, Skin Whitening, hydrate, ageing, pigmentation, Retinol

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It is considered one of the leading anti-ageing ingredients, but what is fact and what is fiction when it comes to Retinol?  

 

1. Fact: Retinol Slows Ageing 

Retinol falls within the Retinoid family of Vitamin A-derived ingredients. Retinol not only reveals younger cells beneath the surface as it encourages cell turnover, it actually encourages collagen production for smooth, plump skin. Retinol has shown to smooth existing fine lines by targeting the skin from a cellular level - not just the surface. Dr Gohara, clinical professor at Yale, links Retinol's success to its ability to actually sink into the skin while speeding up cell turnover which actively boosts collagen and elastin - effectively revealing fresher, smoother skin.

2. Myth: Retinol Cannot Be Used Long Term 

This is incorrect for a number of reasons. Firstly, Retinol actually requires ongoing use for users to experience the full effect of Retinol. Results are often seen after two months and ongoing use will enhance these results even further. Secondly, while some people may experience reactions to Retinol, this is often a symptom experienced during early use. The skin generally adapts to Retinol over time as its effectiveness enhances without symptoms after just two weeks. 

3. Fact: Retinol Evens Skin Tone and Prevents Acne 

By encouraging cell regeneration, Retinol reveals a brighter complexion, effectively fading dark circles, pigmentation and acne scars. This occurs through exfoliation of the skin surface which reveals the younger cells beneath and relieves congestion. This process of dead cell removal revises the appearance of fine lines, scars and skin imperfections including pigmentation as the younger skin cells are uncovered.  

Ready to reap the benefits of a Retinol cleanser? Neutriderm Brightening Bar is a multi functioning cleanser which revises over all skin tone and condition for a youthful appearance. Complementary ingredients further support optimal skin health and hydration through antioxidant and vitamin support for a bright, plump and clear complexion. 

Ingredients

  • Retinol - A form of Vitamin A which reduces the appearance of wrinkles through cell regeneration, exfoliation and collagen production. 
  • Lactic Acid - An alpha-hydroxy acid which provides anti-ageing and pigment fighting properties to the skin. 
  • Tocopherol Acetate - A natural form of Vitamin E, Tocopherol Acetate supports the skin with antioxidant, skin moisturising and protectant properties. 
  • Sodium PCA - With natural moisturising factors, Sodium PCA increases the water content of the skin's surface by drawing moisture from the surrounding air. 
  • Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane - Also known as Tetrahydrocurcuminoids (THC) this ingredient has skin-brightening, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties for healthy functioning skin and a bright complexion. 

 

Rich in anti-ageing and brightening properties, Neutriderm Brightening Bar is a skin brightening treatment recommended as an essential age management product. For pigmentation, scar and fine line revision, Neutriderm Brightening Bar can be used ongoing without drying or sensitivity. 

Are you ready to experience the benefits of Retinol yourself? Purchase your Neutriderm Brightening Bar here. 

 

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Winter Survival Guide: 4 Simple Hacks to Keep Winter Wrinkles Away

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Skin Care, Vitamin E, Moisturiser, hydrate, dry skin, ageing

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Is your skin looking and feeling weathered thanks to the sudden temperature change? You're not alone. A staggering 93% of men and women surveyed noted a decline in skin health in the cooler months*. 

Here are our tips for surviving winter with soft, supple and youthful looking skin.

1. Moisturise

During the cooler months, the skin can become compromised due to dry indoor environments and battling the outdoor elements. One of the key contributing factors which exacerbates the appearance of ageing is dehydration. Dehydration means your skin contains less than 10% water.

Supporting the skin barrier is vital in maintaining moisture levels and to avoid dehydration in challenging conditions. Moisturising the skin morning and night is the easiest way to encourage plump, youthful looking skin.

2. Brighten Dull Skin

If your skin is looking dull there are plenty of options beyond exfoliating. A skin whitening crème can be used in the cooler months to brighten dark circles and skin darkening which may have appeared during summer. Skin whitening crèmes come in a variety of forms and many have a dual anti-ageing and brightening effect. Natural ingredients which do not lead to photosensitivity are the kind to look for.

3. Opt for Antioxidants

Antioxidant rich creams are great for the skin on the face as well as the body. Antioxidants help to fight off free radicals which wreak havoc within our skin and accelerate the signs of ageing through cell damage. 

4. Sun Protection

Just because the skies are grey doesn’t mean that UV radiation isn’t still damaging to the skin. We know that UV radiation is responsible for premature ageing and the rapid acceleration of wrinkles, that's why protecting your skin year-round with a sunscreen or moisturiser is vital for defending the skin against environmental damage. Overcast days, windy days, you name it. You still need to apply sunscreen.

Time-strapped? Here's an all-in-one product to make life easy... 

If you’re looking to cover these hacks using just one product, Neutriderm Moisturising Lotion ticks all of the boxes. Vitamin E is rich in antioxidants which support skin functioning via intense hydration and barrier protection – to ensure long lasting skin softness and plumpness. Vitamin E has also shown photoprotective properties to protect the skin against environmental damage while encouraging an even skin tone.

Ingredients

  • Vitamin E Tocopherol Phosphate - when applied topically helps to hydrate and protect skin from damage caused by free radicals with photoprotective properties. 
  • Sodium PCA - increases the water content of the skin's surface by drawing moisture from the surrounding air. 
  • Glycerin - a humectant used for its ability to draw water into the outer layer of the skin for increased hydration levels. 

*Talk Health Winter Skin Care Survey Results 2016

Rich in antioxidant properties, Neutriderm Moisturising Lotion has been known to provide the skin with long lasting hydration as well as minimise the appearance of wrinkles and the early signs of ageing caused by environmental damage. 

Are you ready to experience the benefits of Vitamin E yourself? Purchase your Neutriderm Moisturising Lotion here.

 

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How Does Hand Sanitizer Keep your Hands Germ Free?

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Neutriderm, Skin Care, hydrate, dry skin, hygiene, hand sanitizer

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With hand sanitizer now part of our daily hygiene regime, it's important to understand how these antibacterial gels are intended to be used and exactly how they keep us COVID-free. 

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Remedies & Treatment for Dandruff

/ by Ismay Radisich posted in Hair, Neutriderm, Dandruff, shampoo, hair care, treatment

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Are you struggling with excess build-up on your scalp, or feeling self-conscious about flaking?

Dandruff is one of the leading scalp concerns among women with 50% of the population suffering from the condition at some point.

 

 

There are two forms of Dandruff. One is caused by too little oil on the scalp known as Dry Dandruff, while the other is caused by an excess of oil which exacerbates a natural fungus on the scalp called Malassezia. This form of Dandruff presents as a stickier, thicker version of Dry Dandruff.

While Dandruff in all its forms cannot be cured, there are ways in which we can manage the condition and keep symptoms at bay.

Symptoms: White or yellow flakes on the scalp, overly oily scalp and hair, dry scalp, itchy scalp.

 

Key Causes of Dandruff:

  • Excess oil production
  • Build-up of dead cell matter on the scalp
  • An increase in yeast like fungus overgrowth: Malassezia
  • Sensitivity to hair care products (contact dermatitis)
  • Dry skin

 

Treatment:

Firstly, we need to control the overgrowth of fungus, Malassezia.  A shampoo that contains Climbazole is vital for addressing this concern. Climbazole is a topical anti-fungal agent known for its ability to suppress Malassezia without interfering with the natural functions of the scalp.

Once the fungus and excess build up have been removed, the scalp can begin to function optimally without interference. An Anti-Dandruff Shampoo is recommended for initial treatment to keep the condition at bay while nourishing the scalp to minimise dryness and encourage a healthy scalp and hair.

Hair Care: 

When exposing the scalp to anti-dandruff ingredients, the hair can become dry and brittle as excess oil is regulated. Some ingredients may also leave hair strands vulnerable to drying. It's important to ensure your Anti-Dandruff Shampoo contains ingredients which will nourish the scalp while maintaining moisture within the hair strands themselves. This will ensure the hair maintains a healthy condition allowing for ongoing use of the Anti-Dandruff Shampoo without detrimental effects. 

Product Recommendation

Neutriderm Anti-Dandruff Shampoo contains a potent anti-fungal to kill the multiplying cells and reduce the rate of bacteria growth. Neutriderm Anti-Dandruff Shampoo leaves the scalp clean as it eliminates excess oil and Dandruff flakes on the scalp and hair shaft. The shampoo has a rich lather for a thorough clean, conditions the hair like a professional shampoo, and is suitable for all ages and hair types including coloured hair.

Ingredients:

  • Climbazole 1%: Anti-fungal agent which removes Dandruff-causing Malassezia
  • Citric Acid: Anti-microbial to assist in minimising Malassezia while lifting away dead skin cells
  • Polyquaternium 10: Conditioning and moisture-retaining agent for silky smooth hair

 

 

Are you ready to ditch Dandruff for good? Consider Neutriderm Anti-Dandruff Shampoo to control and alleviate the symptoms of Dandruff quickly and effectively. Then move on to Dermavive Dry Scalp Shampoo for superior maintenance and optimal scalp health.

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