HIs alcohol, triclosan and other components in the composition of deodorants and antiperspirants dangerous? Dermatovenereologist Nina Sergeeva (
Alcohol is found in most deodorants and antiperspirants. It is used as an antibacterial agent (preservative), but it can also dry out the skin.
With constant use of an antiperspirant (especially on sensitive skin), alcohol causes severe dryness, a burning sensation and leads to an imbalance of microflora. To avoid further injury to your skin, do not use antiperspirant immediately after shaving or apply to the affected area.
This is another antimicrobial ingredient. In deodorants, it is used to stop the growth of bacteria that cause unpleasant odors.
In 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of triclosan in soap products, but it is in other products (deodorants, toothpastes).
There is a lot of controversy around this component. Aluminum is toxic and can accumulate in the body, but no research has yet found a direct link between the use of antiperspirants with aluminum salts and an increased risk of cancer (accordingly, there are no scientific reviews to confirm this).
Its function as part of an antiperspirant is to block the sweat glands for a while so that no sweat is released. But with prolonged use of the agent with aluminum salts, clogging of the pores can occur, which, in turn, will cause inflammation of the ducts of the sweat glands – hydradenitis.
If you can’t completely stop using antiperspirant, on inactive days, use deodorants – products that block odor, not sweat (by
Important: When using a roll-on antiperspirant, less aluminum penetrates the skin. Most of all – from the stick.
Di-, tri-ethanolamines (marked on packages as DEA, TEA)
These substances are responsible for regulating the pH in the antiperspirant. But with heavy use, it can cause irritation, increased dryness and allergic reactions. There is