Aliant MICO Spray
Aliant Mico Spray is a lotion containing compounds with natural antibacterial and antimycotic activity and a licorice-derived compound that moisturizes and prevents skin redness. Particularly useful in case of predisposition to develop mycosis or when exposed to humid environment such as gym, swimming pool or sauna. Suitable also for external genital area.
Aliant MICO Spray contains among the ingredients Climbazole, Undecylenic Acid, Glycyrrhetic acid, Tea Tree Oil and Chlorhexidine.
Climbazole has antimycotic activity. It is active as an example against Malassezia Furfur (microorganism responsible for dandruff formation) by inhibiting ergosterol which is one of the main components of the cell membrane of fungi. Undecylenic acid is an antimycotic agent, particularly active against Candida Albicans by inhibiting its proliferation, adhesion, mitochondrial activity and hypha formation. Glycyrrhetinic acid is derived from licorice and can reduce oxidative damage in tissues and interfere with the synthesis of inflammatory cytokines. Tea Tree Oil is extracted from Melaleuca Alternifolia. Due to its content of highly lipophilic terpenes, Tea Tree oil can damage bacterial cell membranes, leading to leakage of ions and nucleic acids. It can also interfere with LPS-induced proinflammatory cytokines and prostaglandins synthesis. Furthermore it is able to alter the cellular and mitochondrial membrane permeability of fungi. Chlorhexidine is an antiseptic. It binds to phosphoproteins of the bacterial cell wall and penetrates the cell leading to loss of cytoplasmic material.
Spray directly on the area to be treated and gently massage.
Cosmetic for external use.
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