Dandruff is due to small scales of dead skin forming on the scalp, and is a variation of the normal process of scalp growth and regeneration. It is also associated with scalp overgrowth by Malassezia Furfur yeast and thought to be a mild form of seborrhoeic dermatitis.

The active chemicals of raw materials and finished products are analyzed by instrumentation such as high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography (GC) and United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) monograph.

Partial List of the chemicals commonly used:

Clotrimazole HPLC
Coal Tar HPLC
Ketoconazole HPLC
Menthol GC
Salicylic Acid HPLC
Selenium Sulfide Titration
Zinc Pyrithion Titration / HPLC

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