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The Benefits of Pyrithione Zinc Shampoo

Zinc Pyrithione Shampoo

Whether your newborn is currently living with seborrheic dermatitis or you have a toddler struggling with dandruff, finding a suitable shampoo that can help to reduce the scalp flakes and irritation can be difficult to achieve. One ingredient that needs to be present, for example, is pyrithione zinc.

What is Pyrithione Zinc?

Pyrithione Zinc is an active material composed of a  “rationally developed molecule” modeled after antimicrobial aspergillic acid, according to researcher James R Schwartz. It’s an antifungal agent that is primarily used to treat symptoms of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis, also known as cradle cap.

But this ingredient isn’t only effective against a flaky scalp. It’s also useful in treating the following conditions, according to the American Chemical Society:

  • Streptococcus infection
  • Staphylococcus infection
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Ringwor
  • Athlete’s foot

Due to its antifungal properties, pyrithione zinc is an ingredient that can also be found in face cream and face wash to provide relief for symptoms related to seborrheic dermatitis and eczema near the hairline

Benefits of Pyrithione Zinc Dandruff Shampoo

The biggest advantages of using shampoo with pyrithione zinc as the active ingredient? It’s safe and effective for treating common skin conditions associated with dry scalp. Let’s dive deeper.

It’s Effective for Reducing Scalp Flakes

While cradle cap isn’t going to bother your little one, there’s still a parental instinct to get rid of it because it looks bothersome. Pyrithione zinc is proven to be highly effective in reducing the symptoms such as dry, flaky skin all over the scalp.

Research shows that antimicrobial shampoo reduces both the fungi and free fatty acids, showing far fewer scalp flakes and itching in those living with cradle cap or dandruff.

It’s a Safe Option

Because pyrithione zinc is insoluble in water and cannot easily absorb into the skin, it’s considered a safe ingredient for over-the-counter products like shampoo, body wash, cream, and face wash.

Remember: This ingredient should only be applied topically; an allergic reaction is uncommon, but should also be brought to the attention of a doctor if necessary.

It’s in Happy Cappy Shampoo

At Happy Cappy Shampoo, we proudly use pyrithione zinc as the active ingredient in our Medicated Shampoo and Body Wash.

Our shampoo  was manufactured in a certified Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) facility, which is a designation of the highest quality manufacturing possible. Pyrithione Zinc is Generally Regarded As Safe And Effective (GRASE) and follows the monograph standards of the FDA approved ingredient which allows us an OTC designation; this signifies that the active ingredient in our shampoo went through well-controlled clinical investigations and expert trials, and was supported by clinical data to determine its safety and efficacy. Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo and Body Wash underwent clinical testing known as Repeat Insult Patch Testing (RIPT) and had zero reactions.

We created Happy Cappy as a solution for families and pediatricians to offer children an effective option for relieving cradle cap and dandruff without harsh ingredients. You’ll never find skin irritants like dyes, fragrances, sulfates, and parabens in Happy Cappy products.

Grab a bottle of the best zinc pyrithione shampoo today or browse our other solutions.

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