There are many finished products for which customers rely on Cosmosol production, among these there is the deodorant, a substance applied to the body to prevent body odor caused by the bacterial breakdown of perspiration in armpits, feet, and other areas of the body. Human perspiration is largely odorless until it is fermented by bacteria that thrive in hot, humid environments. The human underarm is among the most consistently warm areas on the surface of the human body, and sweat glands provide moisture, which when excreted, has a vital cooling effect. When adult armpits are washed with soap, the skin loses its acid mantle (pH 4.5 – 6), raising the skin pH and disrupting the skin barrier makes the skin susceptible to bacterial colonization. The bacteria feed on the sweat from the apocrine glands and on dead skin and hair cells, releasing trans-3-Methyl-2-hexenoic acid in their waste, which is the primary cause of body odour.
Common products include body spray, antiperspirants and dry deodorants (deodorant is typically used on the underarms). Which are the differences?
Are often alcohol-based and can be sprayed anywhere avoiding sensitive areas. Alcohol temporarily kill bacteria.
Are personal hygiene products designed to control sweating and body odour. Antiperspirants contain ingredients that control sweat and body odour safely and effectively.
The purpose of deodorant isn’t to stop the problem of excess sweating, but to mask the result, which is an increase in underarm bacteria and the body odour that follows.