Spray deodorant, stick and cream: 10 “highly” recommended products


Summer heat time and it is necessary to deal with some annoyances… Including the sweat, which increases significantly with increasing temperatures. Sweating is an absolutely natural process, so none taboo but rather, the greater the awareness of one’s own skin and needs, the more you are able to choose the formulation and type of ideal deodorant. In addition to this, there are many false myths in circulation about the formulas of deodorants and it is therefore good to clarify. We asked Michela Calcabrina, skin consultant Biosthetics and owner of the Michela Calcabrina beauty center in Porto Sant’Elpidio (FM).

Hot summer: anti-sweat solutions

How many types of deodorants are there on the market and how to choose the most suitable deodorant for your skin?

To be able to choose the most suitable deodorant for your skin for tolerability and effectiveness it is good to make a distinction by type and cosmetic formulation:

What is the difference between deodorants and antiperspirants? To whom is one type of product more suitable, to whom the other?

Deodorants have formulations generally based on alcohol and aim to reduce the bacterial load or based on potassium alum stone, for the very delicate skins. The deodorant is a cosmetic preparation that has the purpose of avoiding the formation of unpleasant body odors and therefore masks bad odors by intervening on the bacteria that are responsible for them.

The Antiperspirants instead they are based on formulations of aluminum salts and reduce the production of sweat. The antiperspirant limits perspiration and reduces the amount of sweat present in the armpits, fertile ground for bacterial proliferation. For this reason it is particularly suitable for those suffering from bromidrosi and very profuse sweating. It is important to point out that this it does not imply bad skin perspiration, for example The Intensive Spa Deodorant La Biosthétique, despite being an antiperspirant, maintains good skin transpiration.

Aluminum is a highly debated ingredient regarding the choice of deodorant: can we clarify?

Aluminum-based deodorants have been blamed for increasing the risk of breast cancer. However, recent epidemiology studies have shown that there are no significant relationships between the use of antiperspirant deodorant and the onset of the disease. The FDA (Food & Drug Administration) and the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) have reduced the percentage of use of aluminum in cosmetics to 5%.

What impact does the fragrance have on the skin? And how does the pH of the skin affect?

The Ph or acidity of the skin changes from person to person and changes the way the perfume binds to the skin, especially in the case of an altered skin barrier and due to incorrect or excessive washing. Strongly scented deodorants could therefore result allergizzanti for some skin types, others are dermatologically tested. In the case, for example, of the Deodorant Spa La Biosthétique, the use of revitalizing scented essences of green lime, basil, lemongrass and pink pepper with the sensual accord of vanilla and notes of wood give a pleasant freshness and persistence, both for the Ph of the woman and of the man.

Is the wording “Dermatologically tested” a guarantee of the quality of a product?

The general term “100% dermatologically tested cosmetics” means that the product was tested who study its effects and good skin tolerability, according to specific verification protocols. The certifications that must be indicated on the packaging are also important.


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