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How does 48-hour deodorant work?

Thursday 26th August 2010
Submitted by cpearce1
HENRY LAMBOURNE

The bacteria that feed on your sweat and cause the odour are killed using alcohol and their recolonisation is inhibited using acidic or salty compounds. At the same time, aluminium salts cause your sweat glands to absorb water and swell shut, preventing further sweating. The 48-hour formulations are mainly different in the way they use various gums and waxes to resist being rubbed or washed off your skin.

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