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Sale price£30.00 GBP

SIZE: 120 mL

A maximum strength medicated scalp treatment to relieve itching, irritation, redness, flaking, and scaling associated with dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.

A powerful formula that combines 2% Salicylic acid and 2% Zinc pyrithione for maximum effectiveness and life-changing results.

Our advanced formulation is enriched with Ceramides, fatty acids, and Cholesterol, intelligently combining to repair, strengthen, and revive the skin barrier. This powerhouse blend of potent ingredients supports the dermis in retaining moisture, preventing water loss, and restoring the skin structure, resulting in a healthier, more vibrant complexion.

Zinc Pyrithione, an antifungal, antimicrobial, and antibacterial agent, works by reducing the amount of fungus that triggers inflammation and scaling. Zinc Pyrithione also treats pityrosporum folliculitis (fungal acne) on the face and other body parts.

Salicylic acid gently exfoliates the scalp, removing dead skin cells and excess oil, contributing to dandruff and itchiness. As a result, it unclogs hair follicles, promoting a healthier scalp environment.

Zinc Pyrithione

Zinc pyrithione, a compound with potent antifungal and antibacterial properties, has established itself as a cornerstone in the treatment of various skin conditions, particularly those involving Malassezia yeast. Its effectiveness against seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff, which are often associated with an overgrowth of Malassezia species, makes it a key ingredient for many dermatological conditions.

Zinc pyrithione’s mode of action is multifaceted, primarily targeting the membrane of fungi and bacteria, thereby disrupting their growth and replication. One of its significant mechanisms involves inhibiting fungal cell membrane transport by blocking the energy production pathway, which is crucial for cell survival.

In Malassezia, yeast, a natural inhabitant of the skin flora, can overgrow and cause conditions like seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff; zinc pyrithione's antifungal action is particularly beneficial. It reduces the yeast population on the skin, thereby alleviating the symptoms associated with its overgrowth, such as flaking, irritation, and redness.

Its efficacy in treating seborrheic dermatitis is attributed to its ability to reduce the Malassezia count, diminish inflammatory responses, and soothe the skin. Similarly, in dandruff, which is often linked to an excess of Malassezia, zinc pyrithione effectively reduces flaking and itchiness, promoting a healthier scalp environment.

The efficacy of zinc pyrithione in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff is well-documented. Its safety profile and efficacy have been confirmed by numerous studies, with significant improvements observed in both scalp and skin conditions following regular use.


Salicylic acid, a renowned beta hydroxy acid (BHA), is a cornerstone in dermatology and skincare due to its exceptional keratolytic and comedolytic properties. It uniquely penetrates oil-laden hair follicle pores, making it particularly effective in treating acne-prone and oily skin types.

Salicylic acid works by dissolving skin debris that clogs pores and causes acne, namely sebum and dead skin cells. It's a mild anti-bacterial- and a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, which helps to reduce the redness and swelling associated with breakouts.

What sets salicylic acid apart in dermatological treatments is its ability to exfoliate the skin not just on the surface but within the pores themselves. This is due to its oil-soluble nature, which allows it to penetrate deep into the pores and dissolve the keratin plugs that lead to blackheads and whiteheads.

Furthermore, salicylic acid also can adjust the pH of the skin, creating an environment less favorable for the growth of acne-causing bacteria. Salicylic acid's efficacy in treating various skin conditions, particularly acne, has been extensively documented in the scientific literature. Studies have consistently shown its ability to reduce acne lesions in terms of count and severity. Additionally, salicylic acid is highly recommended for its effectiveness in treating other skin conditions, such as psoriasis and dandruff, due to its ability to soften and remove scales and flakes from the skin.

DermExcel™ | Follicure
Follicure Sale price£30.00 GBP
  • Dandruff
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Itchy and irritated scalp
  • Inflammation
  • Acne, body acne and conditions related to yeast / fungal infections
  • Shaving bumps / Folliculitis
  • Psoriasis

Active ingredients

  • Zinc Pyrithione
  • BHA2-

Full ingredient list

Aqua, Polyethylene Glycol, Coco-Glucoside, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Salicylic acid, Zinc Pyrithione, Phenoxyethanol & Ethyl hexyl Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Triethanolamine, Coco-Glucoside & Glyceryl Oleate

  • Apply Follicure to wet hair and scalp: This allows the product to evenly distribute and work effectively on the scalp. Instruct your patients to take sufficient amount Follicure and gently massage it onto the wet scalp, ensuring full coverage. Advise them to pay particular attention to areas with visible signs of dandruff, itchiness, or irritation.
  • Massage into scalp: Use the fingertips or the included scalp massager to massage Follicure into the scalp with circular motions. This helps to activate the ingredients and promotes better penetration. Leave Follicure on the scalp for approximately 5 to 10 minutes to allow the active ingredients to work effectively.
  • Rinse: After the designated time, thoroughly rinse hair and scalp with lukewarm water, ensuring that all residue is removed. It is important to rinse completely, as any remaining product on the scalp may cause irritation or reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • Frequency of use: Recommend to your patient to use Follicure 2 to 3 times per week, depending on the severity of your patient's condition and their individual needs. As their symptoms improve, they may reduce the frequency of use to maintain a healthy scalp.


  • Repeat the application every time you wash your hair for 3-4 weeks. Within this timeframe, you will start to experience positive results as the Zinc Pyrithione controls the Malassezia overgrowth.
  • Consistent application of Zinc Pyrithione will result in continuous antimicrobial activity.
  • Because yeast, fungi, and bacteria do not develop resistance toward Zinc Pyrithione, you can continue to use Medi-Zinc cleanser regularly even after symptoms have cleared.
  • Make sure that the product has good contact with the skin. Lather the areas you want to treat and keep the product on the skin for 5 -10 min. for best results. This will allow the product to penetrate the follicles to reach the Malassezia optimally.
  • To keep the Malassezia yeast from returning, ensure you have enough Zinc Pyrithione hanging out in the skin around the problem areas. Do not stop your treatment after all the signs and symptoms have cleared up. Problem areas should be in contact with Zinc Pyrithione at least once per week.
  • The FDA has approved Zinc Pyrithione as very safe and effective. There is no harm in continuing to use the Zinc Pyrithione daily. Bacteria and the yeast on your skin will not become resistant to it, so there's no reason to stop using it.
  • Rinse: Always remember the 5 - 10 min. skin contact rule.




Inflammation on the scalp contributes to itchiness, redness, and irritation. Zinc pyrithione reduces inflammation on the scalp, which help to alleviate these symptoms.

Anti-fungal action

Disrupt the cell membrane of the dandruff-causing Malassezia yeast, which inhibits its growth and reduces its ability to colonize the scalp.

Sebum (oil) regulation

Sebum is an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands on the scalp that can contribute to the development of dandruff when it is overproduced.

Keratolytic action

Exfoliate dead skin cells that accumulate and become trapped in hair follicles, leading to the overgrowth of dandruff causing Malassezia yeast.




Shaving Bumps


Seborrheic Dermatitis


Itchy Scalp

Yeast / Fungal Infections

Body Acne / Breakouts





Customer Reviews

Based on 773 reviews
Elzanne Badenhorst
Medi-Zinc Cleanser

Love this product! Perfect for my skin!

Ankea Van der Bank
Pore Control Cleanser Review

Something about this cleanser just works. My face feel cleaner and my breakups clear up super fast.

Lindie Geldenhuys

Fantastic facial cleanser, the best!!

Caroline Swanepoel
Feedback regarding products

Thanks for the fast response and helpful advise.

Karyn van den Berg

Renewal Facial Cleanser

Azelle Coetzee

I just LOVE IT, best wash ever!!!!




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