joi, 22 septembrie 2011
Deodorants are substances applied to the body to affect body odor caused by bacterial growth and the smell associated with bacterial breakdown of perspiration in armpits, feet and other areas of the body.
A subgroup of deodorants antiperspirants affect odor as well as prevent sweating by affecting sweat glands .Antiperspirants are typically applied to the underarms while deodorants may also be used on feet and other areas in the form of body sprays .
In the United States, deodorants are classified and regulated as cosmetics by the (FDA)
The first commercial deodorant Mum was introduced and patented in the late nineteenth century by an inventor in Philadelphia ,Pennsylvania whose name has been lost to history.The product was briefly withdrawn from the market in US but is currently available at U.S. retailers under the brand Ban.
The modern formulation of the antiperspirant was patended by Jules Monteiner on January 28, 1941.This formulation was first found in "Stopette"deodorant spray, which "Time Magazine "called "the best-selling deodorant of the early 1950s" Stopette was later eclipsed by many other brands as the 1941 patent expired.