In Partnership with DERCOS by Vichy

When was the last time you thought about your scalp? Nope, not your hair, your scalp

Most will go years without ever really thinking about that smooth curve of skin, save for the occasional blissful head massage during a haircut. While others will know the daily pain and self-consciousness of dealing with chronic dandruff. Itching, flaking, irritating. Running fingers through strands or scratching with nails just to get a moment of relief. 

Anyone who considers themself a skincare lover, layering serums and moisturisers in multi-step morning and night routines, will know the skin atop your head needs just as much care and attention as the skin on your face. This is especially true if you suffer from dandruff – which is why we’re coming to you with everything we know about the condition and the products you can use to banish it once and for all. 

So what is dandruff and what causes it? 

Here’s the thing, yes – dandruff is often perceived as a mere cosmetic inconvenience consisting of itchiness and annoying white flakes, but it’s actually a tell-tale sign of an imbalanced scalp. 

Usually, it means your skin cells are shedding faster than usual. Some of the most common causes are dry skin, a reaction to certain hair products, or the star of the show: Malassezia, a yeast-like fungus that can irritate your scalp and skin.

Dandruff isn’t picky – it’s a reality for nearly half of the adult population globally. It’s not dangerous or contagious, but let’s be real, it can be a pesky, chronic thing to deal with on the daily. Managing dandruff is less about a one-time fix and more about keeping up with a routine that keeps those flakes in check. 

Meet Dercos – The Dermatological Scalp & Hair Expert

You’ve probably heard about the dermatologist-recommended skincare brand, VICHY Laboratories. It’s loved all over the globe, enthusiastically advised by friends over brunch or shared via Instagram DM, like a cool indie band you wish you knew about sooner. 

Now, VICHY has finally launched its premium, scientifically proven hair care range DERCOS, into the Aussie market.

DERCOS stands out in the dandruff space with its emphasis on rebalancing the scalp’s microbiome, a critical aspect of maintaining scalp health and preventing that pesky dandruff from coming back again and again. The products promise impressive results, with consumer trials proving up to 100% visible dandruff eliminated from first use* and +6 weeks of anti-dandruff relapse**.

Dercos isn’t like any regular dandruff shampoo, either. It feels and smells just as good as your favourite luxury shampoo, making it a dream to add into your regular routine. Bonus, the bottle is cute enough to keep on your shower shelf so there’s no need to quickly hide your products when friends and family come over. 

Everything To Know About The Dercos Range

At the heart of the Dercos Technique approach is a blend of highly effective ingredients that help rebalance the scalp microbiome. This isn’t just about getting rid of visible flakes; it’s about nurturing the scalp to its healthiest state with fancy-sounding derm actives selenium disulphide and salicylic acid, which are scientifically proven to treat dandruff at the core. 

It’s also backed by dermatologists, which means you can trust every product in the range to treat your scalp, skin and hair with extra care. The best part? The Dercos range isn’t one size fits all solution. There’s a unique product specially designed for all different scalp needs and hair types, which is rare for a dandruff brand. 

So, let’s dive into DERCOS hero products: 

Dercos Anti-Dandruff DS Shampoo for Normal to Oily Hair: This innovative formula, suitable for normal to oily hair types, is a powerhouse of hair care actives. Containing 1% Selenium Disulfide and 1% Salicylic Acid, it not only rebalances the scalp microbiome but also eliminates up to 100% of visible flakes from the first use*. 

Dercos Anti-Dandruff DS Shampoo for Dry Hair: Tailored for those with dry hair, this product harnesses the same high concentration of active ingredients to address dandruff and itchiness while being gentle on delicate dry hair. 

Dercos Anti-Dandruff K Deep Purifying Shampoo: A formula that goes beyond mere dandruff removal. It gently exfoliates, removing dandruff and residue, while its pH-balanced formula supports the natural balance of the scalp microbiome.

Dercos Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Sensitive Scalp: Specially formulated for sensitive scalps, this sulphate-free shampoo features a gentle cleansing formula enriched with Piroctone Olamine and Bisabolol. It tackles dandruff from the first use and provides relief from itchiness, ensuring comfort for the most sensitive of scalps.

The Dercos range is not only highly recommended, it’s also dermatologically tested. And with the backing of tried and tested VICHY, you just know these products are good. So if you’re dealing with dandruff, try it out and say goodbye to flakes for good. 

For the first time ever in Australia, the Dercos by Vichy range is now available at Chemist Warehouse. 

*Consumer test on 262 subjects after 2 weeks of regular use

**Cosmeto-clinical study on 45 subjects after 4 weeks of use and 6 weeks of remanence.