Dr. Rainer Wolber, Head of Product Development, DermoCosmetics is talking to a skincare scientist


Eucerin has a long history of using the latest scientific breakthroughs to develop effective skincare solutions for skin problems such as dryness and sensitive skin.

So when we identified microinflammations as a common factor in most scalp problems, we were convinced we could use our expertise to help address this.

Studies have shown that using the right shampoo and scalp treatment together will effectively address a dry scalp – and give you soft, healthy-looking and shiny hair.

“Microinflammations are mild inflammations of the skin,” explained Rainer Wolber, PhD, Head of Research & Development Eucerin. “In fact, they’re so small that they’re invisible to the naked eye. But when they occur in your scalp, they make you more vulnerable to all kinds of conditions.”

Beiersdorf Research Center, Hamburg
Beiersdorf Research Center, Hamburg.
Woman looking into the microscope
The active ingredient Licochalcone A, from the Licorice plant, was found due to intensive research.

Armed with this knowledge, Eucerin’s researchers tested different active ingredients to find the one that relieved microinflammations effectively.

“Our research led us to a powerful anti-inflammatory called Licochalcone A, which is derived from the Chinese licorice plant,” said Dr. Wolber.

“It helps relieve the scalp from microinflammations, which is why it’s a key ingredient in our  DermoCapillaire leave-on scalp treatment for dry and itchy scalps.”

Soothing these microinflammations creates the perfect environment for a healthy-feeling scalp, Dr. Wolber explained.

“That’s why we also developed our new DermoCapillaire shampoo. The ingredients work in conjunction with the scalp treatment to soothe scalp dryness and itching.

Illustration of microinflammation
1. Microinflammation of the scalp
83% said it “soothes the scalp after the first application” DermoCapillaire CALMING UREA SCALP TREATMENT for dry and itchy scalp.