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.