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Deodorants and Antiperspirants Befit Aesthetics, Hygiene Norms of Young Consumers; Product Utilization Control Needed to avert Fatalities

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Published on : Jan 12, 2016

In present times, aesthetics and hygiene quotient of the young consumers is high. It is the fancy for quality skincare and cosmetic products, which has been a significant reason for the high sales of deodorants and antiperspirants that are essential components of personal care products. On top of this, attractive packaging and a quick-fix solution to address body odors are luring young consumers to buy these products.

To keep with the demand for these products, which is consistently increasing, product manufacturers are focused on developing new product lines that are affordable by a large consumer base. As such, the market for deodorants and antiperspirants and its ancillary markets are benefitted. This includes, predominantly, the market for deodorant and antiperspirant ingredients. 

Alcohol, fragrances, conditioner and moisturizers, antimicrobials, carrier substances, aluminum, and paraben and propellants are the prominent ingredients that are used in the manufacture of deodorants and antiperspirants. However, alcohol and aluminum that are essential ingredients of these products are associated with health concerns. In these products, aluminum salt restrains bacterial growth that helps control the flow of sweat and body odor, but, on the contrary, the deposition of aluminum salts on the skin surface can pose health risks in the long-run.

Alcohol, which is another essential ingredient of deodorants and antiperspirants is associated with skin damage and ski8n diseases such as skin cancer in the long-run. Thus, alternate ingredients such as caffeine, sodium bicarbonate, and aluminum potassium sulfate are sought by product manufacturers. In addition, changing consumer preference for biologic products is leading to higher concentrations of microbial in these products. 

Nonetheless, there is a downside with the uncontrolled utilization of these products. Due to the presence of aromatic products, the use of deodorants has replaced routine showers for teenagers and young adults. This has been a reason for accidents of chemical inhalation that have been fatal as well across the world. In a recent news published by the New York Daily, a teenager who avoided showering was found dead after he sprayed himself with deodorant due to inhalation of butane gas present in spray-on-scents. The teenager succumbed as a result of spraying 42 cans of aerosol sprays that were found around him later.