Antiperspirant Ingredients or chemicals
Description: every human being has sweat glands that secrete sweat in order to cool the skin. Sweating can result in an unpleasant odor if bacteria are present in the moisture. Excessive sweating and its odor can impair vision, comfort and grip and therefore negatively affect one’s life. Therefore, deodorants and antiperspirants are developed and have become part of our daily lives and routines. Antiperspirants are often seen as a subclass of deodorants. Whereas deodorants are generally used to mask or prevent sweaty odors, antiperspirants are used to reduce sweat by blocking sweat glands. Often, antiperspirants are combined with deodorants to create the best possible effect.
Trends and Ingredients: aluminium chloride, aluminium chlorohydrate (Aluminium ChlorohydrateP or Aluminium Chlorohydrate50) and aluminum zirconium are the most used active ingredients in antiperspirants. The aluminium complex in these chemicals reacts with electrolytes found in sweat, creating a kind of gel plug in the ducts of the sweat gland. These plugs block sweat secretion. Deodorants are typically alcohol based to make skin acidic, which is less attractive for bacteria, and they contain perfume to mask odor. Other frequently used antiperspirant and deodorant ingredients are silicone based products (for example IngreSil BDM-960) and preservatives (eg IngreCare PE).