Japanese personal care major Mandom has uncovered the mechanism that acts directly on sweat glands to reduce sweating, which has significant potential for the development of next-generation antiperspirants.
Research on alternative actives for deodorants and antiperspirants is building, but efficacy testing is limiting advances and most successes in the category remain based on ingredients introduced more than 50 years ago, say researchers.
Ciba Speciality Chemicals has formed a joint venture with
India-based Virchow Drugs in an effort to expand its share of the
growing cosmetics market in Asia and further improve its position
in the region.