Spec-Chem Industry has introduced a piroctone olamine anti-dandruff ingredient that outperforms zinc pyrithione (ZPT) and climbazole: the most common anti-fungal agents used in anti-dandruff shampoos.
SpecKare PO has specific action against the Malassezia species responsible for producing dandruff and has also been proven to relieve scalp itching with no safety concerns or scalp irritation.
A study comparing shampoos containing 0.5% ZPT versus 0.5% SpecKare PO showed that while ZPT reduced dandruff by 68.6%, SpecKare PO reduced it by 81.7%. It similarly outperformed climbazole.
SpecKare PO's broad spectrum of antibacterial and anti-fungal action means it can also be used as a preservative and in deodorant products.