Rainer Wolber, PhD, Head of Research & Development Eucerin

Behind the science Intensive Anti-Transpirants and Skin Sensitive Deodorants

Heavy sweating isn’t just a physical problem; it’s an emotional one too. It can affect people’s self-esteem and damage their confidence in social situations.

The story behind our new range

“Part of the issue is the social stigma,” says Rainer Wolber, PhD, Head of Research & Development Eucerin. “Sufferers often feel ashamed of the symptoms and are embarrassed to seek help. This usually also applies to skin conditions.

“So, our first step before developing the new products was to speak to those people (sufferers, dermatologists, psychologists) closest to the problem.”

Eucerin’s skincare specialists spoke in depth with people with heavy sweating and to those suffering from skin conditions – as well as the pharmacists who are on hand to offer help and advice. 

Our researchers kept hearing the same feedback. Sufferers told us that there was no single solution to their problem. They felt they had to make a choice – to either pick a medicated product or choose a more skin-tolerant, but maybe less effective, cosmetic brand.

“This dual need was our starting point when we started to develop our Deodorant and Anti-Transpirant range,” said Dr. Wolber.

“Eucerin already has an excellent reputation in medical skincare, as well as considerable experience of developing reliable and trustworthy skin-friendly cosmetics.”

Eucerin researchers interviewed sufferers about their heavy sweating.
Our skincare experts developed a range of effective, skin-friendly products.

“So we built on our core strengths to develop the 72 h Anti-Transpirant Intensive Pump-Spray for excessive perspiration and a 48h Anti-Transpirant Roll-on for strong perspiration.

For the 72 h Anti-Transpirant Intensive Pump-Spray we decided to use a formula in which we combined two highly efficient anti-perspirant ingredients in high concentration. Aluminium Chlorohydrate (ACH) reduces the amount of sweat on the skin surface and acts as barrier to bacteria, helping to reduce body odour. Aluminium Chloride (AC) penetrates deeper into the sweat gland for a long-lasting effect.

The 48 h Anti-Transpirant Roll-On also contains Aluminium Chlorohydrate (ACH), as well as a light unisex fragrance, and is suitable for sensitive and shaved skin.”

Aluminium Chlorohydrate and Aluminium Chloride work together for maximum efficiency. Both ingredients block the sweat ducts.

Both products were tested by heavy sweaters. The 72h Anti-Transpirant Intensive Pump Spray reduces sweat in 91% up to 72 hours*. The 48h Anti-Transpirant Roll-On offers 48 hours’ lasting protection against perspiration and odour.

“For people with skin conditions, and for those who had previously been intolerant to deodorant, we offer the 24 h Deodorant Sensitive Skin Pump-Spray and 24 h Deodorant Sensitive Skin Roll-On. These mild formulations are free from potential irritants such as perfume, alcohol, preservatives and colorants. 

Each has been specifically tested on patients with atopic eczema and psoriasis, and those with sensitive skin or intolerance to deodorant.”

*Clinical efficacy study with 25 persons, 91% average sweat reduction.