Mycota is an antibacterial and antifungal talcum dust that both prevents and treats athletes' foot. Now, I'm not much of an athlete, but my job requires me to wear big daft boots sometimes for extended periods where I can't always take them off to wash and air my feet. This means that I can be prone to 'foot rot' from time to time.
How the powder works as an antibacterial and antifungal super weapon relies on some quite simple but effective biology. Bacteria requires certain conditions for growth, including moisture and the right pH levels. The powder contains ingredients that disrupt these growth requirements - industrial methylated spirit which displaces moisture and Undecylenic acid which moves the pH level away from neutral, creating a hostile environment for bacteria to grow in.
The resulting combined effect makes for chemical warfare against fungi and bacteria, with my feet as the battle ground.
The powder has a peculiar tangy smell - it's not entirely unpleasant, but more associated with medecinal body products than rather than those products used purely for pampering. The fine white talc is easy to rub into the skin, giving an 'antique' effect. Also, the powder doesn't clump together which can be uncomfortable and an irritation.
It's an easy treatment to use - just sprinkle and rub onto washed dry skin, making sure to put plenty of powder between the toes and avoid any areas of broken skin. It is also suggested to sprinkle some powder into your socks prior to putting them on.
I find the powder to be very effective - I use it prophylacticaly (ooh, get me with the long words), or in English, I use it as a preventitive measure to ward off bacterial growth rather than as a treatment when the cheese begins to ferment. And guess what, I never get athletes' foot!
In summary, a very good foot powder that prevents and treats cheesy feet - should be prescribed on the NHS to all teenage boys! It can be bought from Amazon for £3.67, or £5.24 for the 100g sized container.