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June 15, 2024

Scalp psoriasis and dandruff are common dermatological conditions affecting a significant portion of the population worldwide. These conditions can cause scalp itching, flaking, inflammation, and discomfort, negatively impacting the quality of life. Traditional treatments for scalp psoriasis and dandruff often involve the use of corticosteroids and antifungal agents, which may have side effects and limited efficacy. Therefore, there is a need for alternative therapies that are safe, effective, and well-tolerated.

Cananga odorata, commonly known as Ylang-Ylang, is a tropical plant native to Southeast Asia. It is known for its aromatic properties and has traditionally been used with various therapeutic purposes, including treatment of skin disorders. Ylang-Ylang essential oil extracted from the plant possesses antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, making it a potential candidate for treating scalp psoriasis and dandruff.

If you have scalp psoriasis or dandruff, you may want to consider ylang ylang essential oil according to new research. Researchers evaluated the efficacy of nanoemulgel containing ylang ylang for managing scalp psoriasis and dandruff in various assessments. Preclinical studies showed the nanoemulgel was not irritating to skin, helped maintain skin pH, and improved skin hydration. Dermatokinetic analysis—the study of skin absorption and metabolism—revealed that the nanoemulgel improved skin retention of the oil, while laboratory studies showed the nanoemulgel produced sustained release of the oil, and possessed antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Altogether, this study shows that the ylang ylang nanoemulgel is skin friendly, releases therapeutics in a controlled fashion, and has therapeutic benefits for the scalp.