Sulfonate Ichthyol is a natural active ingredient used in dermatology for dermatitis since the beginning. It has been formed by phytoplankton sedimentation 200 million years ago during the Mesozoic Era. Nowadays it’s mined near the Rhodan river, in Central France. It has an high sulfur content (13%); it differs from tars and because it’s not carcinogenic, mutagenic or photosensitizing. It shows multiple properties: it’s a reducing, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial agent.
MOST Dermictiol Cream responds to the need of dermatologists for a non-cortisonic reducing cream. Cortisone applied to the skin damages the skin itself by causing atrophy, vasodilation and hair growth; furthermore, with the passing of time, the dermatitis for which the cortisone has been applied tends to worsen or spread. Finally, discontinuing the use of cortisone induces a “rebound” or the exacerbation of the dermatitis.
Low doses of natural reducing agents, such as mineral tar, ichthyol sulphonate, salicylic acid and colloidal sulphur, do not have the drawbacks of cortisone.
Among these natural reducing agents, ichthyol sulfonate has the best efficacy/safety ratio.
Mineral tar is photosensitising and can only be used during the winter, and the concentrations of salicylic acid and colloidal sulphur necessary to obtain a reducing effect are near to those that cause irritation.
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Water dermatitis
- Hand dermatitis due to washing
- Dermatitis due to detergents
- Hand irritant dermatitis
- Dry dermatitis with crackings
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polydecene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Shale Oil Sulfonate, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Behenate, Glyceryl eicosadioate, Magnesium Sulfate.