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Undecylenic Acid inhibits the growth and reproduction of fungal cells and decrease the number of fungi present. In the United States, antifungal agents are regulated as over-the-counter (OTC) drug ingredients. Undecylenic Acid and its Calcium and Zinc salts also help to cleanse the skin or to prevent odor by destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms and prevent powdered or granular substances from forming clumps. These ingredients also clean skin and hair by helping water to mix with oil and dirt so that they can be rinsed away, and help to form emulsions by reducing the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified.