3 best ingredients in shampoos for seborrheic dermatitis

3 best ingredients in shampoos for seborrheic dermatitis

Shampoo for seborrhoeic dermatitis is an essential product in the fight against this ailment. What should it contain? Llamine piroctone, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulphide or maybe ichthyol? Which of these ingredients will work best? Is one active ingredient enough for a product to be effective? Find out how the individual ingredients work and choose the best shampoo for Psoriasis.

Due to the similarity between the symptoms of dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis (dandruff is sometimes referred to as the mild stage of SD), patients often turn to anti-dandruff shampoos. Most often, these cosmetics are based on active ingredients such as ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione or olamine pyrroctone.

How to care for a scalp with seborrheic dermatitis?

Daily care is an extremely important part of successfully combating seborrhoeic dermatitis. The right shampoo will eliminate the symptoms of the disease already during washing, thanks to its anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. And, just as importantly, thoroughly cleanse the skin of sebum and any impurities. Therefore, always check the composition of your cosmetic before you buy and make sure that the shampoo in question really does provide the properties that your scalp with SD needs. And what specific ingredients should you look for? You'll find out later in this article.

Active ingredients for treating seborrheic dermatitis


Here are some of the top ingredients to look for in scalp wash products for seborrhoeic dermatitis:

  • Olamine piroctone - Why is this ingredient considered the best? Olamine piroctone has a versatile action. It effectively combats the fungus Malassezia furfur (responsible for the formation of dandruff), as well as the symptoms of seborrhoeic dermatitis. It also cares for the correct microflora of the epidermis. In addition, it has an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect and prevents the recurrence of dandruff. It also helps to soften keratinised epidermis, which facilitates its proper replacement. Zinc pyrithione also has proven antifungal and antibacterial properties. As for ketoconazole, this ingredient is also effective against dandruff, but it is not recommended for long-term use. It may dry out the scalp or, conversely, increase its oiliness.
  • Selenium sulphide - Selenium sulphide is another recommended ingredient. It prevents the epidermal cells from dividing too quickly, thus eliminating flakiness. It also reduces itching and redness of the skin. Selenium sulphide has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It effectively fights the microorganisms that cause dandruff, restoring balance to the scalp.
  • Ichthammol - Has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties (has a strong effect on gram-positive bacteria). Has a disinfectant effect on the scalp. It soothes its irritation and itching and slows down the peeling of the epidermis. Ichthammol also promotes proper skin regeneration. The ingredient promotes the healing of minor wounds caused by scratching and redness occurring in the course of seborrhoeic dermatitis.

Other active ingredients

Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a complex problem, causing a number of different symptoms. Therefore, an anti-dandruff shampoo with a single active substance is not enough to address all the needs of skin with seborrhoeic dermatitis. It is therefore advisable to choose a cosmetic dedicated specifically to people with Psoriasis. A product with comprehensive action, containing at least several active ingredients. In addition to the above-mentioned pirocton olamine, selenium sulphide and ichthyol, an effective shampoo for seborrhoeic dermatitis should also contain vitamin E, which has a strengthening effect on the skin, improves its condition and protects it against negative external factors. And also panthenol, which is excellent for moisturising, soothes the skin and promotes healing.

Allantoin is also an important ingredient in shampoo for seborrhoeic dermatitis, due to its exfoliating, protective and moisturising properties. Which shampoo for seborrhoeic dermatitis has all these ingredients?


The dermocosmetic Seborh Shampoo, which furthermore contains such active substances of natural origin as:

Ingredient Action
white clay effectively cleanses while also caring for the scalp's moisture and elasticity
biolin a prebiotic consisting of natural polysaccharides that effectively rebuild the skin's protective barrier
betaine intensely moisturizes and soothes irritations
Royal jelly

Regenerates and nourishes the skin, and also normalizes the activity of the sebaceous glands.


Why is shampoo alone not enough?

Shampoo is the primary cosmetic for seborrhoeic dermatitis. It is, of course, essential, but may not be sufficient. It should be remembered that this cosmetic is rinsed from the skin after a while, so its potential for effect on the scalp is limited. It is also advisable to use a product that, once applied to the skin, will be left to soak in and unabsorbed for a minimum of several hours (preferably overnight). Such a product will bring definite relief to the skin for a longer period of time and will also enable the skin to regenerate effectively (especially when used before going to bed). In the Seborh dermocosmetic range, the scalp emulsion performs this function.

In addition to moisturising and regenerating the epidermis, it is also important to exfoliate it regularly to prevent flaking and the formation of scales. However, traditional granular scrubs, for abrading the outer layer of the epidermis, are not for this purpose.


This is because they can cause irritation and redness in the case of SD. An acid-based preparation is much better. This is why the Seborh dermocosmetic series contains a fluid for seborrhoeic dermatitis with mandelic, glycolic and malic acids (as well as allantoin, which helps exfoliate the epidermis). This composition will work on the scalp effectively and without causing side effects.

The Seborh kit is a complete solution for seborrhoeic dermatitis. Using the shampoo, emulsion and lotion, you will comprehensively care for the scalp and eliminate all the symptoms of SEA.

Comprehensive care for seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp with Seborh

Seborh is a line of proven dermocosmetics created to combat seborrhoea.

The Seborh kit is a comprehensive solution to the problem of seborrhoeic dermatitis, which includes:

  • shampoo for Psoriasis - effectively cleanses the scalp and hair while combating symptoms with every wash,
  • scalp lotion for Psoriasis - provides effective care, bringing immediate relief to itchy and reddened skin,
  • scalp emulsion for SD - normalises the activity of the sebaceous glands and reduces the problem of excessive skin flaking.
Seborh dermocosmetics for SD perfectly care for the scalp, effectively alleviate symptoms and prevent recurrence of the ailment. You will feel relief within just a few days, and after 3-4 weeks of regular use of the Seborh kit, you will notice a definite improvement in your skin condition.


Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a condition that has a high tendency to recur. This is why proper daily care is so important. The choice of cosmetics is of key importance here. Effective preparations, used systematically, will help to maintain the condition of the skin and thus prevent recurrence. Before buying, it is worth taking a moment to decipher the composition of the shampoo according to INCI. Lamine piroctone, selenium sulphide and ichthammol are three, essential ingredients for the scalp with SD. In addition to these, look for allantoin, betaine, royal jelly, white clay, pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E in the shampoo.

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