Let me start by saying that you don’t have to be embarrassed with fungal acne problems—be it on your face or all over your body. And to be honest, fungal acne isn’t that hard to treat. The reason why fungal acne problem looks heavy as opposed to regular acne is because it looks slightly different from the others. 

The reason why we called it ‘’fungal’’ is because it was the result of an overgrowth of yeast. According to dermatologists, the name was sometimes referred to as Pityrosporum Folliculitis. As a matter of fact, there is also research suggesting the name fungal is totally misleading. It indeed has nothing to do with fungus, nor is it real acne. ‘’The production was created due to tiny infection of hair follicles on your face or body due to clogged pores. It then raises small, solid bumps, but it is not dangerous like how people suggested it to be,’’ says American board-certified dermatologist, Ava Shamban.

But we understand that ‘’fungal acne’’ can raise a few concerns here and there, and there is no proof that it can be treated overnight, unless you are dedicated to a full, clean skincare routine. We at Beauty Insider do the best we can to find the best solution to treat your acne and fungal infections. Hence, we suggest Nixoderm. A brand that has a range of products that are targeted specifically for highlighted problems. Armed with ingredients that are kind to your skin—Nixoderm is the answer to all of your severe skin problems. 

What Is Fungal Acne? 

Fungal acne mostly comes in small sizes, and is surrounded by red textures. Typically, they grow on your upper arm area, legs or on your back side, and even if it is not painful when it comes into contact, it can be very annoying due to its rough textures. This problem occurs due to your hair follicles and dead skin cells being trapped together underneath the layer of your skins which lead to the formation of fungal acne. And just like regular acne, they are basically bacteria, fungal and germs that clamp together under a confected area. 

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Get To Know Nixoderm 

Nixoderm was founded by an American physician almost 50 years ago and rapidly became a household name in treating skin problems effectively. With simplicity as their standard, Nixoderm is a Halal certified brand, designed for topical application with non-animal derived and 100% vegetable-based ingredients, catered for gentle cleansing and has the benefit to cleanse your skin without stripping its natural moisture. What’s more, is that it is also non-irritating and mild with a balanced pH level to calm your skin.

As its formula is fortified with Vitamin E and 3 essential ceramides, it helps strengthen your skin’s natural barrier of protection delicately before rinsing away easily. Dermatologically tested, this cleanser is also non-comedogenic and free from parabens, fragrances, sulfates and mineral oils. 

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Nixoderm As Your Skin Savior 

Beside fungal acne, Nixoderm is also famously known to treat other severe skin problems including eczema, ringworm, itchy foot and skin irritation. 

1. Eczema 

Eczema is one of the most common skin problems faced by Malaysians. This is due to the fact that our skin is often exposed to hot and humid weather all year long. When our skin doesn’t get enough moisture that it deserves, the sun will strip away the barrier and elastin that are once tacked inside our skin barrier. It then produces an inflamed, patchy, cracked and itchy skin. Eczema is mostly influenced by environmental factors or through genetics. 

2. Ringworm

Have you ever seen rough, red patches around your scalp, neck area, feet or groin? That’s ringworm. However, there are currently three different types of fungi that could lead to ringworm problems; Trichophyton, Microsporum, and Epidermophyto. These fungi live for an extended period in soil and infect individuals after direct contact with soil. Just like eczema, ringworms are shaped depending on the environment that you live in. 

3. Foot itch 

Foot itch or fungal feet problem is often caused by exposure of your feet to clamped, moisture and infectious areas. For example, not wearing clean socks when you’re supposed to or not washing and scrubbing your feet after a whole day out, knowing damn well that your feet are drenching with sweat. Feet are one of the most overlooked parts of our bodies, hence it is important to layer them with a good lotion or feet products every day. Common symptoms of foot itch are blisters, itching, rashes, redness, swelling, white spots and dry, scale-like plaque.

Nixoderm Active Ingredients 

Reason why Nixoderm is well trusted by many Malaysians is due to the fact that it contains such an army of strong and powerful ingredients. Like their best-seller Nixoderm Ointment, which is packed with 6% strong Benzoic Acid, 2.5% Salicylic Acid and 4.6% Precipitated Sulphur. All of these arsenal has antifungal properties that can be used to treat fungal infection as well as stopping the growth of parasites around our bodies. Other than that, with Salicylic Acid emollient inside, you know your skin is about to be blessed, as the respective ingredients is best-known to exfoliate dead skin cells, killing germs and unclogging pores. 

No wonder most beauty products that target specifically for acne-prone skin contain salicylic acid. Now you have your answer. Last but not least, according to their website, Nixoderm products are also formulated with Precipitated Sulphur to protect skin from bacteria. Sulphur has antibacterial properties which make it effective in treating skin conditions such as acne and hair bumps by killing germs altogether. 

Nixoderm Best-Selling Products 

1. Nixoderm Face & Body Cleanser

The Nixoderm Face & Body Cleanser has the benefit to cleanse your skin gently without stripping it of its natural moisture. Not only is this cleanser non-irritating and mild, but it also has a balanced pH level that calms the skin. Thus, it is suitable for everyday use even on the most sensitive of skin. 

Why we love it: 

  • Strengthen your skin’s natural barrier
  • Contains balanced pH level that calms the skin
  • Suitable for everyday use

Price: RM 29.90

Where to buy: Shopee

2. Nixoderm Acne Gel

The Nixoderm Acne Gel is formulated using the new patented active Epi-On™ with other effective and powerful ingredients, featuring Tea Tree Oil, Sulfur and Salicylic Acid. All of which have the benefit to help fend off the first signs of acne by exfoliating your skin gently, and unclogging all its pores. With the help of Aloe Vera Extract and Portulaca, this acne gel is able to offer skin-soothing properties to condition and calm your skin from the discomfort caused by acne.

Why we love it: 

  • Fight against first signs of acne
  • Free from triclosan, paraben & silicone
  • Calming with botanical extract

Price: RM 19.80

Where to buy: Shopee

3. Nixoderm Scalp Revitalizing Shampoo

Since this shampoo is infused with Apple Stem Cells, it has the benefit to deliver activating ingredients to your roots. Thus, nourishing both your hair follicles and scalp. Its formula is also conditioning and soap-free, as it contains a non-toxic, safe and mild anti-dandruff agent, Piroctone Olamine. Not only does it help reduce flaking, but it also soothes your scalp while rejuvenating and restoring your hair at the same time. 

Why we love it: 

  • Rejuvenates hair follicles
  • Minimises hair thinning & hair breakage
  • Free from Paraben, Alcohol, SLS and artificial colours

Price: RM 29.80

Where to buy: Shopee

4. Nixoderm Ointment

Looking for a balm-on-the-go? You’re in for a good treat! This Nixoderm balm or ointment is easy to be carried everywhere and apply anywhere you desire. Made to soothe irritation on the spot, this product is safe to be used to treat pimples, blackheads, itching, rashes and ringworm of the skin and scalp. 

Why we love it: 

  • Contain Benzoic Acid 
  • Easy to bring anywhere 
  • No rinse needed

Price: RM 7.90

Where to buy: Shopee

5. Nixoderm Sulfur Soap

Specially formulated with 10% precipitated sulfur, this soap was made to protect skin from bacterial infections, at the same time effective in treating skin conditions such as acne and hair bumps by killing germs. It helps to prevent clogged pores, relieve pimples on face and body, as well as protects the body from bad odour.

Why we love it: 

  • Suitable for all ages, even safe for pregnant women
  • Antibacterial agent
  • Reduces body odour

Price: RM 9.90

Where to buy: Shopee

6. Nixoderm Sulfur & Salicylic Acid Soap

Just like the original Nixoderm Sulfur Soap above, this soap was made to prevent clogged pores, relieve pimples on face and body, as well as protect the body from bad odour. But in addition to all that, this soap contains an extra ingredient of Salicylic Acid which makes it more suitable for people with oily skin. 

Why we love it: 

  • Exfoliates dead skin
  • Combats acne
  • Prevents clogged pores

Price: RM 11.00

Where to buy: Shopee

7. Nixoderm Anti-bacterial Wipes

Of course, we live in a time where viruses and infections like COVID-19 and Omicron are heavily at play so you will be needing a good anti-bacterial wipes more than ever. What we love about this product is that they are infused with botanical extracts, Vitamins and are free from any additional chemicals. The fragrance is not that heavy but they do contain fresh botanical smells. 

Why we love it: 

  • Kills 99.9% germs
  • Free from fragrance, parabens, alcohol, triclosan, mineral oil, silicon, soap, SLS
  • Infused with Tri-botanical plus extract and Vitamin E for healthy & hydrated skin

Price: RM 1.90

Where to buy: Shopee

8. Nixoderm Hand Sanitizer

Another thing that plays its role in the new norm—hand sanitizer. Nixoderm hand sanitizer is  specially formulated to clean without rinsing which has proven to kill 99.9% germs. This hand-sanitizer is enriched with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera for extra moisturising skin protection. 

Why we love it: 

  •  Kills 99.9% germs but 70% alcohol
  •  Enriched with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera for extra moisturising skin protection
  •  Convenient size for people on the go.

Price: RM 4.80

Where to buy: Shopee

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