What is Alphosyl?
Alphosyl 2 in 1 medicated shampoo contains the active ingredient alcoholic extract of coal tar. Coal tar is an effective treatment for reducing dry, itchy skin and when combined within a shampoo can be easily applied to the scalp to help ease irritated skin caused by psoriasis, eczema and dandruff.
Because Alphosyl 2 in 1 formula contains both shampoo and conditioner it can be used on its own up to twice a week for 4 weeks to clean and moisturise, not only your scalp but your hair as well.
Alphosyl 2 in 1 Shampoo is used to treat the following dry and itchy skin conditions that affect the scalp:
- Seborrhoeic dermatitis
How does Alphosyl work?
The active ingredient in Alphosyl shampoo is an alcoholic extract of coal tar. Coal tar works as a keratoplastic, which means it relieves itching by breaking down the keratin in the skin.
The coal tar causes the skin to shed the top layer of dead cells and slows down the growth of new skin cells, which reduces scaling, dryness and relieves itching and irritation.