How does Perspirex work?
Perspirex works by temporarily rendering ineffective the sweat glands. The Aluminium Chloride in Perspirex reacts with the water in the sweat gland and forms a keratin plug in the gland. This little plug causes the sweat gland to go dormant.
The plug will be expelled with the shedding of the dead cells on the surface of the skin, and the sweat gland will become active again. This process takes from a couple of days up to a week, which is why you have to reapply Perspirex only 1-3 times a week.
Perspirex is based on alcohol and contains no water. If you add water you trigger the reaction between the Aluminum Chloride and the water in the bottle instead of in the sweat gland, thus reducing the efficacy.
Many antiperspirants on the market contain water and Aluminium Chloride. They are somewhat effective against perspiration, but not for long since the plug will form on the surface of the skin rather than in the actual sweat gland. This is why Perspirex lasts longer than ordinary antiperspirants.
Why is Perspirex so effective?
The unique proposition offered by Perspirex is the combination of the active ingredient Aluminum chloride in an alcohol base and the Aluminium Lactate buffer (patented formula) that ensure comfort in use. This formulation effectively renders the sweat production temporarily inactive deep in the sweat glands.
Why should I use Perspirex at night?
The sweat glands are less active at night, giving Perspirex time to work while you sleep.
How much Perspirex should I apply?
Apply Perspirex with 2 strokes up and down in the centre of the armpit. The skin must be completely dry and unbroken.
What should I do if my skin gets irritated?
In rare cases Perspirex may cause skin irritation or allergic skin reaction. If this occurs, discontinue use.
Can I continue to use my regular deodorant?
Yes, you can continue to apply your regular scented deodorant or perfume should you wish.
Can I use Perspirex if I’m pregnant?
Perspirex is safe to use, also during pregnancy. Perspirex is produced according to prevailing legislation, in all our markets.
If you are in doubt regarding the ingredients of Perspirex, please contact your doctor for advice.
Can I use Perspirex on other places on the body, e.g. sweat on my back?
Yes. You can use Perspirex on other parts of the body where you have excessive or bothersome perspiration, being very careful to avoid mucus membranes such as eyes, mouth, genitals etc.
Perspiration is a mechanism to regulate body temperature; therefore do not cover more than max. 10% of your body surface at one time with an antiperspirant.
No. There is no scientific evidence to support this claim.
The American Cancer Society is not aware of any strong epidemiologic studies reporting a statistical association between breast cancer risk and antiperspirant use. To the contrary, a carefully designed epidemiologic study of this issue published in 2002 compared 813 women with breast cancer and 793 women without the disease and found no relationship between breast cancer risk and antiperspirant use, deodorant use, or underarm shaving.
Can I get Alzheimer’s disease from using an antiperspirant with aluminium?
No. According to the US Alzheimers Association, Alzheimer’s disease (which is characterized by the progressive breakdown of a person’s mental abilities) has no known single cause.
The rumour that Aluminium may cause Alzheimer’s can be linked back to a study done in the 1960s which found abnormally high concentrations of Aluminium in the brains of some victims of Alzheimer’s disease. However, “After several decades of research,” reports the Alzheimer’s Association, “scientists have been unable to replicate the original 1960s studies showing Aluminium deposits in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s.”
The US Alzheimer’s Association has stated: “The link between Aluminium and Alzheimer’s disease has never been conclusively proven… The research community is generally convinced that Aluminium is not a key risk factor in developing Alzheimer’s disease. Public health bodies sharing this conviction include the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Health Canada.”