One of the best and mildest shampoos out there for seb derm sufferers with sensitive skin. SLS free, paraben free, colourant free with an absolutely outstanding choice of active and inactive ingredients. There are still two or three chemicals in there that some may find irritating. Otherwise this would have been a five.
Vichy are a cosmetics company of some repute in the world of female skin care and not in the world of shampoos. Their Dercos range of hair care products is, according to the blurb, “the culmination of 30 years of research, experience and know-how in the physiology of the scalp and hair”. They sound like the perfect company! Can their shampoos live up to the hype?
The first shampoo I reviewed was the Anti-Dandruff shampoo for sensitive skin. I reviewed this for a few reasons:
- I have a sensitive skin and dandruff
- The shampoo is labelled as sulfate free, paraben free and colorant free
- It contains a combination of Piroctone Olamine and Salycic Acid to control the dandruff while using Bisabolol to soothe the scalp.
Piroctone Olamine is a reasonably obscure anti-fungal ingredient which, in recent studies, has been shown to be more effective than the far more established Zinc Pyrithione when used in combination with Salicylic Acid. Salicylic Acid exfoliates the scalp and when used too much can dry your scalp. Use it sparingly.
The bottle arrived looking particularly pretty. It’s very green, but what an attractive package it all is. It smells nice too, a very mild smell of freshness rather than anything clinical. For a shampoo that contains no sulfates the wash was fantastic and my hair felt really soft and clear afterward. My scalp was feeling itchy and I was just starting to accumulate dandruff again and this shampoo cleared it. It really worked. It felt too good to be true, so I checked the ingredients in more detail fully expecting the vilest combination of harsh chemicals. And do you know what, they simply didn’t exist.
I’m writing this review the day after the wash and my hair feels absolutely fantastic. My dandruff has cleared and my skin doesn’t feel too dry. Vichy have put together an absolutely superb set of ingredients with only two or three mildly dodgy choices. Even the fragrances, so often overlooked by manufacturers, have been chosen to be none irritating.
Vichy Dercos Anti-Dandruff Sensitive Shampoo is a shampoo of the highest quality and I recommend it to anyone who suffers from sensitive skin and seborrhoeic dermatitis. You will not be disappointed.