Example: Skin care companies such as Beiersdorf AG developed special antiperspirants to protect against body odour and underarm perspiration.
Our clinical study findings have shown that new antiperspirants significantly reduce
the amount of perspiration, as well as body odour. Our study findings using our stress test lead to the development of the product "stress protect" from Beiersdorf.
Stress strongly influences our well-being and our appearance: hair, skin, perspiration. Specially developed methods and cosmetic products help to overcome stressful phases and prevent further stress. We know, for example, that during stress-induced perspiration, in contrast
to perspiration induced by physical exertion or heat, the apocrine sweat glands are activated in addition to the eccrine sweat glands. Alongside increased perspiration, an unpleasant odour results, further increasing the individual stress factor of an already stressful situation.
Martin, A., Hellhammer, J., Hero, T., Max, H., Schult, J., Terstegen, L. (2011). Effective prevention of stress-induced sweating and axillary malodor formation in teenagers. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 33: 90-97.
Schmidt-Rose, T., Lehmbeck, F., Bürger, A., Windisch, B., Keyhani, R., Max, H. (2013). Efficient sweat reduction of three different antiperspirant application forms during stress-induced sweating. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 35(6): 622-31.