About Canesten

Our mission is to free people around the world from the discomfort of intimate and fungal skin conditions - because we believe that nothing should stop you from living your life as you love it, comfortably and confidently.

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That’s why we’re dedicated to help you with effective, science-based, innovative solutions and reassuring knowledge: so you can feel in control of your intimate and skin health, and have one thing less to worry about when it matters.  

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Science is in our DNA

We have been the experts of fungi since the 1960s, when a Bayer researcher, Professor Karl Heinz Büchel reached the breakthrough of developing clotrimazole, an active anti-fungal ingredient. A few years later, Clotrimazole was registered in Germany and launched under the brand name Canesten®. We were the first to craft the original clotrimazole product that is not only effective at treating fungal infections, but also tackles its root cause. Then we created new product formats to deliver this powerful ingredient in various formats so that everyone can find a product that best suits their needs. 
To date we've conducted numerous clinical studies and use a variety of methods to ensure our products are safe and effective. Our story doesn't finish here, though. 

Continually improve and design best-in-class solutions that work

Canesten® is all about giving you comfort and confidence, and that means much of what we do relies on your confidence in us. Using our more than 40 years of international scientific knowledge, research and clinical expertise, we continue to be restless to design and deliver best-in-class effective solutions that help you to diagnose, treat and prevent. Even now, we’re constantly striving to improve our products because we're dedicated to making them even better with every new scientific discovery - something we think Professor Büchel and his original team of pioneers would be thoroughly proud of.