Nizoral - A-D Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
3 out of 51 subscriber reviews. 3 5 1
1 Potential Fungal Acne Trigger identified 

We state that these are potential triggers because results will vary from skin to skin and to some extent the concentration of the triggers, some triggers at low concentrations might be more problematic, while at higher concentrations some triggers will actually cause the yeast to starve and die such as Polysorbate 20 (Guillot et al), also if there are any anti-Malassezia ingredients present within the formulation and at the right percentage, this could also work in your favor. Finally, the individual susceptibility and sensitivity of your skin to these "trigger ingredients" will also play a role in the severity and response of any trigger or the lack thereof.

So just because something might be problematic for person "A" that doesn't mean person "B" will have the same experience. Just avoid all potential triggers and you won't need to worry about this.

  • Glycol Distearate
However, your individual sensitivity to this ingredient may vary
This Product Also Contains:
1 Malassezia (Fungal Acne) Combatting Ingredient
  • Ketoconazole 1%
  • For external use only!
PRODUCT (Rating & Score)

EWG Scores ( 1—10 )
1-2  <=> Low Hazard
3-6  <=> Medium Hazard
7-10 <=> High Hazard

You Can Find Out More about EWG Scores here and here.

CIR Findings ( S, SQ, U, UNS )
S   <=>  Safe As Used In Cosmetics
SQ  <=>  Safe For Use With Qualifications In Cosmetics
U   <=>  Unsafe For Use In Cosmetics

You Can Find Out More about CIR Findings here and here.

Comedogenic Rating (Likely to cause Acne)
This Score can be from zero to five (0/5)  to  5/5
Lower scores are better which means it has a lesser
chance of clogging the pores of your skin.

It's possible that your sensitivity to certain trigger ingredients differs from person to person. All Fungal Acne triggers should be avoided, especially if your skin isn't completely clear!

If you're not sure what fungal acne is, click here
Fungal Acne Trigger: 1 

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Ingredients Inside EWG CIR Cosmetic Roles
Ketoconazole 1%
3 Antimicrobial, Ant-Fungal Agent
Acrylic Acid Polymer (Carbomer 1342)
1 S Viscosity Controlling, Viscosity Increasing Agent, Emulsion Stabilizing, Gel Forming
Butylated Hydroxytoluene
3 S Masking, Fragrance, Antioxidant
Cocamide MEA
1-4 SQ Viscosity Controlling, Viscosity Increasing Agent, Emulsion Stabilising, Emulsifying, Foam Boosting
FD&C Blue #1
1 Colorant, Hair Dyeing
8 Masking, Perfuming, Deodorant
Glycol Distearate
  • Avoid if you have sensitivities to Malassezia or Prone to Fungal Acne Outbreaks
1 S Skin Conditioning, Emollient, Viscosity Controlling, Viscosity Increasing Agent, Emulsifying, Opacifying
1-3 S Antistatic Agent, Film Forming, Hair Fixing
7 SQ Preservative
Sodium Chloride
1 Masking, Viscosity Controlling, Bulking Agent
Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate
1-2 SQ Surfactant, Hair Conditioning, Cleansing
Sodium Hydroxide And/Or Hydrochloric Acid
3-4 SQ Ph Adjuster, Buffering Agent, Denaturant
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
1-3 Surfactant, Emulsifying, Cleansing, Foaming
Tetrasodium EDTA
2 S Chelating Agent
1 S Solvent
Please read the ingredient list on the packaging of your product to be sure that the ingredients are appropriate for your personal use

Reviews (1)

1 review for A-D Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

  1. A-D Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Review by
    3 out of 5 3 5 1

    This was one of the first products I tried to use to treat both my FA and dandruff. While it did technically help with those, it was so drying to use that despite my attempts to take it slowly and use it sparingly it just destroyed my skin. My poor moisture barrier was so compromised after using this product it actually ended up making my skin worse than when I started. I’ve had significantly more success with treating both my FA and dandruff with other products.

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