Ciclopirox is a hydroxypyridone antifungal agent, although the relevance of this property for the indication of seborrhoeic dermatitis is not known. Ciclopirox acts by chelation of polyvalent cations (Fe3+ or Al3+), resulting in the inhibition of the metal-dependent enzymes that are responsible for the degradation of peroxides within the fungal cell. Zinc pyrithione is known to have both a non-specific keratolytic and antifungal activities. Thus it is effective in the treatment of seborrhoeic dermatitis and dandruff. Ciclopirox/zinc pyrithione combination has a synergistic effect on the growth control and the reduction of Malassezia population. Aloe vera acts as a natural conditioner.
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