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Patent Pick: Aluminum-free Antiperspirant

March 15, 2016 | Contact Author | By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
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Keywords: antiperspirant | Henkel | Andansonia | malvaceae | aluminum | zirconium

Abstract: Following our industry's history, if it isn't already, "aluminum-free" will be the next hot marketing claim for antiperspirants--and this patent application from Henkel might just lead the way, with a natural alternative to aluminum salts.

Following our industry's history, if it isn't already, "aluminum-free" will be the next hot marketing claim for antiperspirants—and this patent application from Henkel might just lead the way, with a natural alternative to aluminum salts.

Proteins from malvaceae species Andansonia, exempt of aluminum and/or zirconium halides and/or hydroxy halides, for antiperspirants
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/030048
Publication date: March 3, 2016
Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGAA

This invention relates to an antiperspirant containing at least one protein from malvaceae of the species Adansonia.

The antiperspirant contains no aluminum and/or zirconium halides and/or hydroxy halides and can be used as a non-therapeutic method for reducing body perspiration.

According to the inventors, adding said protein to the sweat gland(s) significantly reduces axillary hyperhidrosis even in the absence of antiperspirant aluminum salts.