by Marcus Fritze on Dec 27, 2022
What is an antiperspirant?
An antiperspirant (also known as an antiperspirant) inhibits perspiration. Antiperspirants have been used to prevent excessive sweating for over 100 years. Your advantage over other measures is the purely superficial mode of action. Aluminum chloride, the active ingredient in the Odaban antiperspirant, constricts the outlets of the sweat glands in the skin. As a result, less sweat is secreted, skin and clothing stay dry. The insolubility of the aluminum complex prevents it from being absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin, effectively limiting the treatment to the top layer of the skin. The effectiveness of aluminum chloride as an antiperspirant was proven as early as 1972 by an experimental study by the skin specialist Prof. Dr. Hagen Tronnier and his colleague Rentschler demonstrated. They were able to show that the number of active eccrine sweat glands decreased by an average of 70% and sweating by 64%.
How does an antiperspirant work?
When applied to the skin, aluminum chloride causes the skin cells to contract (astringency). The outlets of the sweat glands are narrowed in this way. The aluminum chloride then forms a complex that can be thought of as a small plug of sweat, sebum and skin cells. This complex closes the exits of the sweat glands so that no sweat can get onto the skin. After a few days, the astringency is eliminated and the effect of the antiperspirant wears off.
No sweat - no smell
If sweat comes into contact with special microorganisms that are part of the natural skin flora, sweat odor develops. Corynebacteria (especially in men) and micrococci (especially in women) break down sweat. In the process, unpleasant-smelling substances are formed, which are perceived as sour to pungent.
But if sweat is not secreted in the first place, it does not form any odors. As an antiperspirant, Odaban promotes a naturally pleasant skin odor.