A deodorant is a substance applied to the body to prevent body odor caused by the bacterial breakdown of perspiration in armpits, feet, and other areas of the body.Eating a good diet and drinking enough water can really cut down the odor, but sometimes you need something else. Sure, the conventional deodorant antiperspirants work great, if you don’t mind infusing your armpits with aluminum and other additives!
Axe And The Real Effect
Axe (known as Lynx in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and People’s Republic of China) is a brand of male grooming products, owned by the Anglo-Dutch company Unilever and marketed towards the young male demographic.
However, this seemingly safe daily hygiene can have serious consequences for your health, if you choose the wrong products. And it’s very easy to do so as majority of the deodorants today have harmful ingredients that a very little amount of people understand.
The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG’s) consistently rates Axe, Old Spice, and other commercial body sprays and deodorants as moderate-to-high health hazards. Far from transforming men into virile beasts as the ads for these products suggest, the sprays may impede men’s chances of reproducing, as a recent analysis of popular men’s body sprays confirmed that many contain chemicals that can disrupt male hormones and damage sperm.
Aluminum Zirconium TetrachlorohydrexGly Aluminium zirconium tetrachlorohydrexgly is the INCI name for a preparation used as an antiperspirant in many deodorant products. It is selected for its ability to obstruct pores in the skin and prevent sweat from leaving the body.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine Cocamidopropyl betaine is an organic compound derived from coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine. CAPB is available as a viscous pale yellow solution and it is used as a surfactant in personal care products.
PPG-14 Bustyl Ether PPG stands for polypropylene glycol, one of those wondrous substances that can be made into anything — from wound dressings to lipstick. A mild skin irritant, PPG-14BE is an anti-static agent. It’s also sometimes used as an insecticide, in case you’re attracting flies.
BHT BHT or butyl hydroxytoluene is a fat soluble synthetic compound which is commonly used to preserve foods and cosmetics to slow down the autoxidation rate of ingredients in a product that can cause changes in the taste or color. As such, it is primarily used to prevent fats in foods from becoming rancid – but it is also used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, jet fuels, rubber, petroleum products, electrical transformer oil, and embalming fluid.