Antiperspirants are typically a liquid, gelled compound that reduces perspiration by blocking air pores. The active components of protectair anti-transpirant, usually powder and roll-on formulas include aluminium chloride, aluminium chlorohydrate and sodium chloride. More concentrated formulas are sometimes used to control sweaty hands (hyperhidrosis). Oral medications, prescription strength antiperspirants and some over the counter antiperspirants may also contain aluminium chloride. There are some antiperspirant products that have low-level antiperspirant effects.
The Secret Of Types Of Antiperspirants
Antiperspirants are commonly used as deodorants; however, some antiperspirants and deodorants also have some cosmetic effect. The active ingredients in some deodorants can reduce redness and itching of the skin, and some antiperspirants can also contain sunscreen or sun protection factor for the intended skin color. The sunscreen or sun protection factor may be the reason that some commercial antiperspirants are called sunscreens. The sunscreen or sun protection factor is usually a percentage of the total sunscreen amount in a product.
Other antiperspirants are designed to stop the sweat from developing by blocking sweat glands. Such products, such as deodorants, are generally applied to the skin directly. A few oral medications, which are able to stop the sweat from developing, are available. The majority of antiperspirants available over the counter are of the cream variety that provide a protective barrier to keep moisture from coming into contact with the skin and drying it out. Some products have a fragrance which could add to the pleasant smell of antiperspirant. Some of the more common fragrances are lemon, cucumber, orange, mint, lavender, jasmine, Mandarin, eucalyptus, pine, spice, and bergamot.