Recent in AP/Deodorant (page 2 of 2)

Tom's of Maine Launches Sustainable Antiperspirant

Tom's of Maine has launched an antiperspirant line that is formulated with sustainably sourced ingredients.

Formulating With Naturals—Antiperspirants and Deodorants

Within the realm of natural and organic personal care products, deodorants and antiperspirants loom large simply because the overall category itself is very large in any retail health and beauty aids planogram. These two related products—i.e., antiperspirants and deodorants (AP/Deo)—are fraternal twins joined at the axilla that perform in this same anatomical arena using some of the same tricks.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Antiperspirants

The formulation matrix delivery system is the key to effectiveness and acceptable consumer antiperspirant systems. The most common delivery systems are roll-ons (either aqueous or cyclosiloxane suspensions), aerosol (hydrocarbon propellant suspensions), extrudable clear gels (water-in-cyclosiloxane emulsions), extrudable opaque soft solids (anhydrous cyclosiloxane suspension pastes) or solid sticks (anhydrous cyclomethicone suspension solids).

Star Anise Deodorant Active

At In-Cosmetics in Milan, Sinerga will debut a deodorizer derived from star anise designed to inhibit enzymes and bacteria in order to reduce or eliminate malodor.

Researchers Identify Protein Responsible for Axillary Odor

Scientists from the Beiersdorf Skin Research Center in Hamburg, Germany, have identified a single protein molecule that is responsible for the odor associated with sweat.

NineSigma Seeks Alternative to Aluminum Salt

NineSigma has published a request for an active ingredient alternative to aluminum salts for antiperspirants. Request for Proposal # 65457 involves a company looking to manufacture an aluminum-free antiperspirant.

Eco-friendly, Odor-fighting Active for AP/Deo

This active is an environmentally friendly, non-organochloride that helps to fight body odor by controlling the growth of free Gram-positive bacteria and disrupting the biofilm formed by C. xerosis bacteria.

Developing a Refreshment Towel for Men

This article describes the development of a refreshment towel intended to manage sweat and odor anywhere on the body. The design framework, substrate, refreshment formulation and packaging are discussed.

The Anatomy of a Formula—Antiperspirant Sticks, Soft Solids and Gels

Deodorants have been used for more than 5,000 years, with every major civilization having left a record of efforts to mask body odors. Over time, applications have evolved from masking offensive odors with simple perfumed oil, to today’s complex deodorant and antiperspirant (AP) applications.

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