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Epi-Soothe S Shampoo: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the spherulites and chitosanide concept?

This allerderm innovation consists of a combination of a revolutionary system of encapsulation of active molecules, the spherulites, with a multi-active ingredient, chitosanide.

How does Epi-Soothe S shampoo minimise pruritus?

The oatmeal particles assist in maintaining the skin moisture level by keeping existing moisture in and drawing further moisture to the skin surface. The particles also attract and dislodge dirt particles from superficial and deeper parts of the skin. Moist, clean skin is less likely to be irritated and itchy. Oatmeal itself, through some of its components, also has a direct effect on the skin. 

What is the relationship of chitosanide to the spherulites?

Chitosanide is a cationic bio-polymer that increases the polarity of the spherulites, thus enhancing their attachment to the hair and skin surfaces. The film forming action of chitosanide leads to the development of a sheath on the hair surface, which entraps the spherulites. Chitosanide is essential for the effective attachment and protection of spherulites and thus their persistence. 

How does the shampoo remain on the hair and skin after rinsing?

Spherulites included in the shampoo bind to the hair and remain there, even after rinsing. Over time the contents of the spherulites are progressively emptied, allowing the contents of the active ingredients onto the skin and the hair. Studies have shown that the maximum duration of persistence of spherulites is ten days.

Should you change the frequency of shampooing or reduce the recommended contact time with Epi-Soothe S shampoo?

Spherulites have been designed to improve the results from a traditional shampoo treatment. It is important to continue the frequency of shampooing to resolve skin problems. Veterinary staff recommending the spherulite products should insist on 5-10 minute contact times before rinsing the animal with water. 

What is the difference between the shampoo and conditioner?

The shampoo has a 2% oatmeal level and is more able to clean the coat as it lathers. The conditioner contains 20% oatmeal and following the shampoo with the conditioner maximises the soothing effect of oatmeal. The conditioner is less able to cleanse. 

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