could you answer some questions for our schoolproject?

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My classmate and I are busy with studying the working of deodorant for our schoolproject. We are from the Netherlands and we would appreciate it if you could answer some questions. _ what are the basic ingredients of a deodorant? - how works a deodorant? groetjes Britt


Hi Britt, sorry it took so long. A deodorant is an underarm cosmetic product that has two functions: reducing the bacterial load and adding perfume to mask the malodor. Deodorants usually contain antimicrobial compounds that will kill underarm bacteria. Less bacteria means less odor production, because the bacteria contain enzymes that convert underarm sweat into volatile compounds. Some of these volatiles have a bad smell. Second is the perfume that will simply mask the malodor. If you have more questions, don't hesitate to contact me at Best, Chris