In the deodorant category, consumers’ demand is trending towards safer and more natural ingredients that combine effectiveness in sweat absorption and masking body odor, while respecting their skin and offering a pleasant sensorial experience.

Roquette Beauté is emphasizing its leading position in the sustainable beauty sphere and focusing on its range of high-quality, versatile, 100% plant-based ingredients in the deodorant category combining high performance and amazing sensorial experiences to match consumers’ expectations!

Body odours

Body odours make us all uncomfortable, and let’s be honest, we all face it! They are caused by natural bacteria that are present all over the body, including the armpits.

Some people naturally sweat more or less than others, but it is not the secretion of sweat that causes the smell; it is when the odourless sweat mixes with bacteria. Once the bacteria on your skin mixes with the sweat, the creation of volatile malodorous compounds causes an odour.

Body odour also can vary from person to person with specific organoleptic properties; one person can sweat excessively but not smell, whereas another because of the type of bacteria on his skin can generate bad odours (sweet, sour, tangy, or like onions).

Deodorants are designed to effectively absorb sweat and mask odor while providing a pleasant sensory experience.

Roquette Beauté Solutions in Deodorant Answer Consumers’ Demand for Safe and Plant-Based Ingredients.

Absorption of Sweat

It is important to absorb sweat to limit the sweat to mix with bacteria. For this, our ingredient Beauté by Roquette® ST 005 zea mays starch can absorb sweat and is as efficient as talc while being COSMOS approved with a natural index of 1 (ISO 16128) offering consumers a safe and natural alternative.

Action on Microorganisms

As explained previously, sweat is not only responsible for bad odors but bacteria also are. Beauté by Roquette® LS 007 gluconic acid, caprylyl/capryl glucoside, and cymbopogon citratus (Lemongrass) leaf oil inhibits the growth of microorganisms responsible for unpleasant odor while respecting the skin microbiota. Beauté by Roquette® LS 007 is Microbiome-Friendly approved by MyMicrobiome standard at 1% and 2% of use.

Action on Bad Smell

In addition, our exclusive range of cyclodextrins acts on sweat malodorous compounds and encapsulates perfumes to offer long-lasting efficacy.

Beauté by Roquette® CD 110 hydroxypropyl cyclodextrin encapsulates fragrances with a high ethanol content.

Beauté by Roquette® CD 102 cyclodextrin encapsulates axillary malodorous compounds and fragrances in aqueous solutions to mask bad smells and protect fragrances, for a long-lasting release of scents for up to 24 hours. Besides encapsulation of axillary malodorous compounds and fragrances, Beauté by Roquette® CD 100 cyclodextrin also brings sensorial benefits.

Skin Health: Sensitive skin must be addressed

To go further and provide consumers with a highly natural and readily biodegradable complete solution for efficient deodorant, Beauté by Roquette® DE 006 dextrin acts on skin health.

This microbiome-friendly soothing agent can help sensitive and irritated skin while respecting the skin microbiota.

Sensory Benefits

Consumers are including their deodorant application within their beauty routine; sensory aspects are as important. Beauté by Roquette® ST 118 sodium carboxymethyl starch has a great capacity for sweat absorption and enables the creation of deodorant formulations that bring freshness to the skin and a soft powdery after-feel.

Combining Nature, Science, and New Technologies to Reinvent Beauty

If you are interested in discovering more about Roquette Beauté expertise in deodorant applications, join our free webinar on October 12, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. CET.

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Ophélie Bourgon, Marketing Manager, Roquette Beauté
Sophie Piot, Engineer application scientist, Roquette Beauté

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