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Jungbunzlauer’s Natural Deodorizing Active Acts as Enzyme Inhibitor & Prevents Odor

Published on 2024-03-15. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Sustainability / Natural Cosmetics    Perfumes & Fragrances   

Jungbunzlauer’s Natural Deodorizing Active Acts as Enzyme Inhibitor & Prevents OdorDeodorants are an essential part of most people's daily hygiene routine to prevent unpleasant underarm odor. Consumers are becoming more selective in their deodorant choices and critical of conventional deodorant ingredients. As a result, there is a growing demand for natural and safe ingredients in the deodorant industry.

CITROFOL® AI by Jungbunzlauer, also known as triethyl citrate, is a highly effective deodorizing ingredient that is already widely used in personal care formulations and can be used to formulate natural and aluminum-free deodorants.

Can Be Used to Formulate Natural and Aluminum-free Deodorants

As a 100% bio-based material, it is approved for use in natural personal care products certified to the COSMOS and NATRUE standards. In deodorants, CITROFOL® AI acts as an enzyme inhibitor, suppressing the enzymatic decomposition of sweat components and thus preventing body odor. When a deodorant containing CITROFOL® AI is applied to the skin, a deodorizing cycle reaction is initiated. Triethyl citrate is enzymatically hydrolyzed to citric acid and ethanol.

Citric acid lowers the skin's pH, deactivating bacterial lipase enzymes and reducing the decomposition of sweat components that cause body odor. The skin's natural buffer function gradually neutralizes the citric acid, leading to an increase in skin pH and reactivation of the bacterial enzymes. This starts the deodorizing cycle with triethyl citrate again.

There are different mechanisms by which deodorizing ingredients combat underarm odor. The basis for all of them is the fact that the unpleasant underarm odor is caused by bacterial degradation of sweat components. The reduction of malodor can either be achieved by:

  • Preventing or decreasing the amount of sweat formed in the armpit, by
  • Binding or removing the volatile compounds in sweat that cause the odor, or by
  • Preventing the bacterial breakdown of organic compounds

Deodorant formulations often combine different ingredients, such as:

  • Antiperspirants
  • Odor-covering agents, and odor absorbers, as well as
  • Antimicrobial agents, and enzyme inhibitors, to effectively prevent malodor

In recent years, there has been increased concern among consumers about used ingredients like alcohol, triclosan, and aluminum salts. Aluminum-free deodorants have gained popularity as some studies have argued the safety of aluminum salts and suggest a potential link between aluminum absorbed through the skin and breast cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. However, there is currently no scientific evidence that exposure to aluminum from deodorants has a negative effect on health. Nevertheless, consumers are cautious, and many prefer to avoid deodorants containing aluminum.

Natural personal care ingredients with high functionality, such as CITROFOL® AI, can help formulate deodorants that meet consumer demand for more natural and safer products.

Easily formulate sustainable deodorants understanding the new age care for underarm away from chemicals.

Source: Jungbunzlauer

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