How antiperspirants work against heavy sweating
Sweat alone is virtually odourless. The main cause of sweat odour is the excretion of bacteria that live on the skin and break down the sweat there. Antiperspirants are used to constrict the sweat glands and therefore have an astringent function. Sweat formation is interrupted and the skin remains dry. In addition, the odour-causing bacteria are deprived of nourishment by this process, thus reducing the production of unpleasant-smelling secretions.
The Odaban effect is produced by the astringency, i.e. the "contracting" effect, of the ingredient aluminium chloride. This combines overnight with the protein on the skin surface to form an insoluble and inactive bond, which acts as a plug to partially block the exits of the sweat ducts. The next morning, the treated skin area can be washed without a loss of Odaban protection, and the protection continues for several days. The aluminium-protein complex formed is so insoluble that there is absolutely no absorption of aluminium into the body system. Therefore, Odaban is completely safe even in long-term use.
The effect of Odaban antiperspirant has been convincing for over 30 years. In addition to aluminium chloride in dissolved form, Odaban spray also contains skin-caring ingredients. This not only effectively regulates and reduces sweating, but also prevents skin irritation. Odaban is therefore recommended by numerous German skin clinics and dermatologists all over the world. All products from the Odaban family are suitable for all skin types and are particularly easy to use.
The antiperspirant effect of the Odaban spray has also been tested and proven by a dermatological institute. Twenty test persons, all of whom suffered from increased sweat production, were treated with Odaban antiperspirant in one armpit once a day in the evening for 3 days. The other armpit remained untreated during the test and served as a control. To increase perspiration, the test persons had to sit in a sauna and drink lime blossom tea.
The test persons showed a reduction in the amount of sweat of up to 90% already after three days of use, with an average sweat reduction of about 71%. The excellent effect of the antiperspirant was thus directly confirmed.