According to the company, approximately 50% of the world’s population is suffering from some degree of dandruff, which means the ingredient launch is tapping into a market with huge potential.
The company adds that the problem often makes sufferers very self-conscience, as small flakes of dead skin fall from the scalp to accumulate on the shoulder area, giving an undesirable look that some associate with being unhygienic.
Development focused on desquamation of epidermis cells
The Greentech development team focused on the fact that dandruff is caused by an abnormal desquamation of epidermis cells at the scalp level, which leads to a proliferation of the fungi Malassezia.
This proliferation of this fungi leads to further scalp problems because it induces inflammation, which leads to irritation, itching and an excess of sebum.
Attacking these issues, Dandrilys has been developed on the basis of saponins, which works on several different levels to help soothe the scalp and ultimately reduce dandruff.
Incorporating saponins to help extract and prevent dandruff
The developers highlight that the saponins firstly have a mechanical physical affect, whereby they foam up on contact with the scalp, to help extract the dandruff, while also having a longer-term effect as a biological mechanism that helps to increase circulation and provide anti-inflammatory properties to the treated scalp area that also helps the dandruff from recurring.
The company says that its clinical trials on the active, which is an alternative to conventaional zinc pyrithione formulations, revealed that it was effective in treating both adherent and non-adherent dandruffs.
Likewise, the trials also underlined that it has a strong activity, a quick result and has a recurring effect in the prevention of dandruff, even once the treatment has been stopped.
Indeed, in comparison with conventional zinc pyrithione treatments, the company’s tests revealed that its dandruff ingredient eliminated dandruff by up to 37% after two treatments, whereas the conventional zinc-based treatments only eliminated up to 28% of dandruff after the same test was performed.