An Innovative Solution to Your Scalp Problems! Finally!

You’ve tried everything to fix your scalp irritation and have decided to make a change. Where do you start? We may have just what you’re looking for with our DermaKB™ product lineup!

DermaKB™ has developed a Scalp Detoxifier, Shampoo, and Shampoo Bar, containing the proprietary coactiv+™ technology created by Kane Biotech Inc. Coactiv+™ reduces microbial biofilms, those nasty matrixes of bacteria and fungi acting like a protective dome for bacteria to multiply and spread, which are often the cause of exacerbating scalp problems.

DermaKB™ products are mostly composed of natural and naturally derived ingredients, dermatologically tested, safe for skin, unscented and cruelty-free. The Scalp Detoxifier meets the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Skin Health Program criteria. It has been approved to showcase the Recognized Skin Health logo and supportive benefit statement.

The ingredients in the patent-pending coactiv+™ formula are designated GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA and are suitable for daily use. They contain natural ingredients such as Colloidal oatmeal and Burdock root extract, which have soothing effects. D-Panthenol and Allantoin are also present to help condition and soften the hair. Additionally, DermaKB™ products provide an effective cleansing of the scalp, helping to reduce skin irritation and other symptoms associated with common scalp conditions.

Compelling Results

From November 2020 until January 2021, Kane Biotech Inc. conducted an extensive consumer trial on DermaKB™ products across North America. Over 4,500 participants who were suffering from a variety of common scalp conditions registered for the trial without any offer of compensation. Of those registered, 1,402 people submitted the follow-up questionnaire and the results were compelling!

For instance, of those participants who received both the DermaKB™ Detoxifier and Shampoo to be used in combination for testing and rated their symptom as either extreme or severe before the trial, an average of 82% identified an improvement in their symptom (either moderate, mild or none) after using only a 3oz sample of both products. This is just one of the many positive results received from the trial.

DermaKB™ Products — A Safe and Innovative Solution!

  • Do not contain: Coal Tar, Pyrithione Zinc, Sulfur, Selenium Sulfide, or Salicylic Acid
  • Fragrance-free to reduce the causes of scalp irritation
  • Sulfate- and paraben-free
  • 93%+ natural and naturally derived
  • Effective in hard-water environments
  • pH balanced
  • Cruelty-free (No animals used in testing)

Scalp Detoxifier

$47.99 CAD

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Shampoo Bar

$44.99 CAD

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Testimonials from Trial Participants

“I’ve had horrible scalp problems for years and sleep in another bed than my husband because my itching keeps me up. Your product has finally been able to start healing my scalp and provide me immense relief.” — Alicia

“I’ve been dealing with this problem for years now, and this is the first time after trying so many different products that I can see an improvement in the appearance of my hair… I look forward to using the rest of the bottle and seeing the final results to see if I can wear a black dress again.” — Gina

“I have used other products together with no results. With the detoxifier and shampoo together, I have finally noticed a difference. I was just about ready to go to a dermatologist to see if they could help. Now I don’t think I need to call.” — Christa

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Biofilms: How They Affect Your Scalp Condition and How to Get Rid of Them

You’ve tried everything to get rid of your scalp condition, including prescription topical steroids, anti-fungal ointments, anti-microbial shampoos, laser therapy, and in severe cases, surgery, but for many of you, nothing really seems to work. Did you ever wonder why?

There is a good chance that biofilms could be the culprit.

According to an estimate by the National Institute of Health (NIH, USA), approximately 80% of all chronic human bacterial infections are associated with biofilms,1 which can make bacteria and/or fungi up to 1,000 times more resistant to antibiotics, antimicrobial agents and disinfectants. These same biofilms also prevent or reduce your immune system’s ability to access and kill these bacteria.

What are Biofilms?

In scientific terms, biofilms are three-dimensional networks of bacteria and/or fungi that are encased in an extracellular polymeric substance, an encapsulating glue-like substance that contains one or all of polysaccharides, proteins and/or nucleic acids. Additionally, once bacteria have formed biofilms, they can undergo changes in metabolism as well as gene expression and growth to further reduce antibiotic susceptibility because the organisms are metabolically inactive, making them even more difficult to kill.

In layman’s terms?

Certain bacteria and fungi have the ability to produce biofilms, a sticky substance that functions as a glue-like anchor and matrix for colonizing surfaces, and also serves as a protective dome under which bacteria and fungi can rapidly multiply.

This protective dome allows bacteria and fungi to grow upwards and outwards, producing huge masses of microorganisms. Other microorganisms that come into contact with this sticky matrix also become encased in this growing film, producing a complex structure consisting of multiple bacteria and fungi species.

This glue-like matrix and the changes in the metabolism of the associated bacteria/fungi make biofilms extremely difficult to eliminate, as the encased microorganisms become tolerant/resistant to most treatments. Biofilms promote antibiotic tolerance and resistance by physically shielding bacteria and fungi, while also allowing them to reduce their own metabolism protecting them from these active ingredients. As such, biofilms are recognized by many scientists as one of the leading causes of antibiotic resistance worldwide.

How do Biofilms Form on Skin?

Bacteria and fungi are naturally found on human skin, along with carbon sources and metal ions (iron, calcium, and magnesium). Certain bacterial/fungal species, including those that try to populate your scalp, use these carbon sources and metal ions as their food supply, producing biofilms that rapidly multiply to become complex, three-dimensional, multi-layered fortresses.

Bacteria multiply rapidly and become difficult to eliminate when encapsulated in a biofilm

Conventional treatments for scalp conditions batter these biofilms but generally cannot break through, and the biofilm matrix continues to grow stronger. A better solution would be to get to the source of the issue – the biofilm matrix and their food source.

DermaKB™ products are formulated with coactiv+™ technology that includes a patent-pending combination of compounds that tightly bind to and remove the metal ions that are critical for bacterial growth, bacterial membrane stability, and biofilm formation.

coactiv+™ compounds tightly bind to and remove the metal ions that are critical for bacterial growth

By breaking down biofilms and removing organisms from the surface of the skin, the antimicrobial/antibiofilm ingredients in DermaKB™ products help to support the reduction of skin irritation and other symptoms associated with common scalp conditions.

Could coactiv+™ technology work for you?

1 NIH research on microbial biofilms:

Do you have a scalp condition you just can’t seem to get rid of?

Does the itchiness keep you up at night? Or the flakiness prevent you from wearing that little black dress, dark cashmere sweater, or gorgeous blue suit you bought? Have you tried every kind of medicated shampoo and detoxifier without relief? You’re not alone, and the culprit may not be what you think it is. While your scalp condition may be inherited, a fungal or bacterial infection could be contributing to the problem.

Scalp conditions, such as seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff, affect up to 50 percent of the adult population in the United States. People spend up to $300 million annually on products designed to treat the associated itching and flaking. These are just two of the many conditions that affect the scalp.

Here is a breakdown of the following scalp conditions and their symptoms:
  • Seborrheic dermatitis is caused by a yeast fungus marked by itchy red patches and yellow or white flakes on the scalp. Most people refer to this as dandruff.
  • Scalp psoriasis, also characterized by itchy, reddish skin with silver or white scales similar to dandruff, is believed to be an inherited immune dysfunction and affects approximately 7.5 million people in the United States.
  • Atopic dermatitis, which affects an estimated 7.8 million people in the United States, is a severe type of eczema and is characterized by dry, itchy, scaly skin.

Common symptoms of scalp conditions generally include rashes, hair loss, breakage, itchiness, scaliness, pain, and tenderness. Many chronic conditions are further exacerbated by unchecked bacterial infections and fungal growth, often with a combination of both.

There are no known cures for common scalp conditions, although they can be managed with various medications and dandruff shampoos. You may even notice the conditions persist and get worse.

What Can You Do About it?

In many cases, the culprit may be biofilm, a sticky substance produced by bacteria and fungi. It functions as a glue-like anchor for colonizing surfaces and acts like a protective dome under which bacteria can rapidly multiply. This protective dome prevents most common treatments from getting to the “root” of the problem and destroying the bacteria and fungi causing it.

According to an estimate by the National Institute of Health (NIH, USA), among all microbial and chronic infections, 65% and 80%, respectively, are associated with biofilms.1 Biofilms can make bacteria up to 1,000 times more resistant to antibiotics, antimicrobial agents and disinfectants. They also prevent or reduce our immune system’s ability to access and kill the bacteria.

Among all microbial and chronic infections, 65% and 80%, respectively, are associated with biofilm formation.

Common treatments for scalp conditions currently include topical prescription steroids, anti-fungal ointments, anti-microbial shampoos, laser therapy, and in severe cases, surgery.

There may be another option to consider, and it starts with getting rid of biofilms.