A personalized scalp solution… because you’re one of a kind.

The largest organ in a human body is the skin, and each person’s skin is 100% unique. At the molecular level, your skin is like one large fingerprint. So, one of the biggest mistakes one can make is assuming “one size fits all”, “one dose fits all”, or “one treatment fits all”.

That is why it is so important that your scalp products are perfectly tailored to your unique skin challenges.

We have all seen examples of how this uniqueness plays out. A friend raves about a cream or lotion that cures all that ails them, giving another hope of experiencing the same relief, only to be disappointed again when the same product fails to do more than waste their time and money.

Baseline instructions for DermaKB™ Scalp Detoxifier

In the spirit of recognizing your absolute uniqueness, we provide an enhanced set of instructions for the use of our DermaKB™ Scalp Detoxifier.

But before we do that, here are the baseline instructions to start with:

“Shake well before using. Apply before showering and massage onto affected skin areas on a dry scalp. Leave on for 10 minutes. Once in shower, lather and wash your hair by adding a small amount of warm water, then rinse well. Use daily until a noticeable improvement in symptoms, then use weekly for maintenance. We recommend using in combination with DermaKB™ Biofilm Shampoo, which is suitable for daily use. If desired, follow with your favorite conditioner.”

CUSTOMIZE your scalp and skin care routine

Now that you are familiar with basic application instructions of our DermaKB™ Scalp Detoxifier, it’s time to tailor how you use the product to address your unique scalp symptoms.

Our Scalp Detoxifier does not use any harsh ingredients and has been approved by the Canadian Dermatology Association to meet the requirements of their Skin Health Program, which means it has a low potential for irritation, is fragrance-free or unscented, does not contain most common allergens, and does not block pores of the skin. It can be left on your scalp for a long period of time without causing damage to your skin.* This is KEY when it comes to varying applications to suit each person’s unique skin type and needs.

“Consumers can benefit by using skin care products and cosmetic products that do not contain specific ingredients that have the potential to cause irritation and negative reaction of the skin. This product meets the criteria of the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Skin Health Program.”

Here is a list of varying ways in which you can use DermaKB™ Scalp Detoxifier to maximize your results:

  • Try the baseline instructions of 10 minutes when first applying, and step up the dry application time to 15 minutes, 30 minutes, as needed
  • Remember to use every day until you see an improvement, and then gradually reduce to once a week for maintenance (continue to use DermaKB™ Shampoo on regular shampoo days)
  • If your symptoms are severe, you may need to leave the DermaKB™ Detoxifier on your dry scalp longer before washing and rinsing with water
  • If your scalp is excessively oily, try washing your hair and scalp with DermaKB™ Shampoo first before using our Scalp Detoxifier. This allows the Detoxifier to start working on your scalp symptoms immediately instead of having to break through the layer of oil first. Be sure to dry your scalp/hair prior to applying the Detoxifier
  • Try using the DermaKB™ Detoxifier to treat beard dandruff (often caused by a fungus/yeast called Malassezia)
“When I first used it, I only left the detoxifier on for 10 minutes,” said David. “It can get hot where I live, and I have oily skin, so this time I prewashed my hair with the shampoo and let it dry. Then I put the detox on and really worked it into my scalp. I left it on for 30 minutes and it was like ‘Wow!’ I could feel the difference. I mean, I could really feel it working. Instantly.”
David E.

It is important to understand that some users who suffer with severe scalp irritations may see their symptoms appear to worsen with the initial use of DermaKB™ Detoxifier (increase in flaking and itchiness). Unless you are having a very rare reaction causing extreme discomfort which you weren’t experiencing before**, it is important to continue using the product and extend the application time (personalize to fit your needs) for best results.

The results from our consumer trial showed that over 80% of participants who identified having scalp irritation before the trial saw an improvement in their symptoms after trying our DermaKB™ Scalp Detoxifier and Shampoo. You can read more about our DermaKB™ consumer trial results here: DermaKB™ Trial Results.

“Easy to use. Delicate smell. It works. I use it after I washed my hair with the Shampoo Bar – great combination. I use it once a week and so far, I really like it. My sister has psoriasis and she also uses it and she loves it.”
Amazon Reviewer: Stephanie

Who created this breakthrough product?

DermaKB™ products are formulated and tested by Kane Biotech, located in Winnipeg, Canada, and are manufactured in the USA. Kane was formed in 2001 as a discovery and development company focused on novel technologies that prevent and disperse bacterial and fungal biofilms.

Since then, Kane has worked to translate these discoveries into innovative solutions for those who suffer from a variety of symptoms in both human and animal health.

They have a portfolio of biotechnologies, intellectual trade secrets, and products developed by their own biofilm research teams as well as technologies procured from other leading research institutions.

StrixNB™, DispersinB®, Aledex®, bluestem™, silkstem™, coactiv+™ and Kane® are trademarks of Kane Biotech Inc.

Learn more about DermaKB products or ask a question.

If you have any questions, want to learn more about DermaKB™ products, or learn more about Kane Biotech, feel free to contact us.

* There is always the very rare possibility, however, of experiencing an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients, even though they are all designated as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA.
** If for some reason you have an extremely rare experience of significant burning and/or discomfort after using DermaKB products, rinse immediately and discontinue use.

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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, fragrance-free, 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)

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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: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/pa-03-047.html

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.

1 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29042186/