Frequently Asked Questions: Good to know
Why should I use Sweat-off?
The human body sweats in order to regulate its temperature. It is a healthy and necessary bodily reaction. However heavy sweating means losing more fluid to maintain a cooling effect.
Many people are bothered in particular by the smell of sweat and dark sweat stains on their clothing. Conventional deodorants and antiperspirants are powerless against heavy sweating, which is where our high performance Sweat-off has proven itself among consumers. The formula developed by Prof. Dr. med. Raulin radically stops sweat formation and the nuisance of odour. This has been confirmed by countless users since the product was launched in 2006.
What is the difference between Sweat-off and a deodorant?
- A normal deodorant slows bacteria, which cause unpleasant sweat odour and masks body odour with perfume. Sweat-off protects, targeted against armpit perspiration. Less perspiration means less food for the bacteria and less body odour!
- A deodorant is usually applied in the morning, or several times daily. Sweat-off always evenings and only when needed. The maximum protection lasts for several days.
- Normally deodorant is only used on the armpits. Sweat-off can also be used on the forehead, breast, back, thighs, hollow of the knees, crook of the arm, hands and feet.
Is Sweat-off for men or for women?
Sweat-off antiperspirants contain no alcohol, perfume, colorants or preservatives. Sweat-off is equally suitable for women and for men.
For which age groups is Sweat-off recommended?
From teenagers, who sweat excessively due to hormonal changes, right up to mature adults and older individuals. Sweat-off can greatly improve the quality of life – also during menopause with hot flashes for example.
What products does Sweat-off offer?
Sweat-off Roll-on is a high performance antiperspirant designed to stop sweat under the armpits, on the forehead, on the arms, legs or on the back. The formula by Prof. Dr. med. Raulin is highly effective and well tolerated, as confirmed by countless users.
Sweat-off hands & feet is a special antiperspirant designed to combat sweat and odour on the hands and feet. Prof. Dr. med. Raulin has fine-tuned the dosage of active ingredients to the special skin structure on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.
Sweat-off Dry-Pads are primarily designed for ‘mobile’ and sporty people who are on the go a lot. The impregnated fleece wipes contain the well proven active ingredients and beneficial substances of Sweat-off and can easily be carried with you in the small fresh pack.
How does Sweat-off antiperspirant work?
Once Sweat-off is applied sparingly to the skin, the ingredients dissolve on the warm skin. They form a thin film over the pores and constrict opening of the sweat glands. This noticeably and lastingly minimises sweat formation.
How is Sweat-off used?
Our antiperspirant is used maximum once or twice a week (or less frequently) over night. Apply Sweat-off very sparingly to clean, dry unbroken skin in the evening before going to sleep and leave it to penetrate well before dressing. If using it for the first time, repeat for up to four evenings until the desired drying effect is achieved. Then stop using it and apply again only as necessary.
Tips and tricks
- Apply Sweat-off very sparingly to only a small, targeted area.
- Skin must be clean and dry before use; use a hairdryer or talcum powder if necessary.
- After applying Sweat-off, wash or shower as usual the following day.
- Your old deodorants are no longer needed, although you may continue to use them out of habit or because of their pleasant perfumed scent.
- The effect under armpits is improved if body hair is removed.
- Important: wait 24 hours before applying to freshly shaved skin.
What can you do if your armpits quickly become irritated?
First of all it is important to understand: an antiperspirant is not a deodorant. High performance antiperspirants in particular are very different from a deodorant in terms of how they are used and their effect. Although both often come in roll-on form and are applied to the skin under the armpits, certain things should be noted:
- Before applying in the evening, wash and thoroughly dry the skin using a hairdryer for example.
- First roll onto the fingertips or a cotton wool pad and then apply sparingly to the local area of skin using circular movements.
- You really need to apply just a very small amount of the roll-on locally. A simple upward or downward stroke is sufficient. Apply three simple adjacent strokes to large armpits.
- Do not use on damaged skin. Wait at least 24 hours after shaving!
- For improved effect, shave the skin and apply a day later.
- Allow to penetrate well before dressing and avoid direct contact with clothing. (See the enclosed instructions for use for more details).
Sweat-off contains no alcohol, perfume, colorants or preservatives. This in itself can prevent skin irritations and avoid allergies.
Does Sweat-off affect temperature regulation and does it hinder the secretion of toxins?
With Sweat-off antiperspirant, the human body retains the ability to regulate temperature and secrete poisons (toxins). On the one hand, 95 per cent of toxins are secreted via the kidneys and liver, rather than through the skin. On the other hand the human body has a total of 2 to 5 million sweat glands which manage temperature regulation unhindered. The sweat glands under the armpit account for only around one per cent of them and are there only because it is more difficult for sweat to evaporate there. Sweat-off thus minimises sweat formation only in those areas that have been treated, which is where sweating is a nuisance and unpleasant. The remaining sweat glands naturally take over regulation of the body’s temperature without restrictions.
Does aluminium get deposited in the body?
As one of the most common metals found in the earth’s crust, aluminium is also found in foodstuffs such as, for example, cocoa, lettuce and grain. Humans thus consume several milligrams of aluminium each day via food which is then secreted via the liver and kidneys. This is equally true of aluminium salts, which are contained in negligible amounts in cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. In comparison with food, the volumes absorbed by the skin are considerably lower and the body secretes them via the circulation and lymph system as described.
Does aluminium cause disease, such as cancer for example?
There is not a single scientific study to prove this claim. It is a completely unfounded myth. Conversely, however, there are studies which prove that aluminium salts do not pose a threat. Aluminium is a natural ‘earth metal’, it is the most common metal, and third most common element found in the earth’s crust. As such, more aluminium reaches the human body via drinking water and food in particular. In healthy individuals, it is then secreted by the kidneys or the urine. Our body absorbs only minimal traces of aluminium chloride via Sweat-off. It is completely harmless from a health perspective.
Renowned scientists, cancer researchers and health experts are agreed that aluminium salts are in no way related to cancer. This is confirmed by the dermatologist Prof. Dr. med. Raulin of the University of Heidelberg and Greifswald: “Medical studies clearly demonstrate that aluminium salts absorbed via the skin do not cause cancer. This rumour has been circulating for years without foundation and is not supported by science.”
What differences are there between antiperspirants?
Conventional antiperspirants are generally unable to cope with excessive sweating and the smell of sweat. Only high performance antiperspirants with a special formula are up to the task of helping users. However the specific active ingredients and dosages mean that high performance antiperspirants must be used in a certain way: unlike deodorants and conventional antiperspirants, which need to be applied every day or several times a day, high performance antiperspirants require application only every few days as necessary. High performance antiperspirants should be applied sparingly and locally in the evening before going to bed and allowed to take effect overnight. Only in this way can long-term protection against sweat and odour be guaranteed. For these reasons, it is not just the active ingredient aluminium chloride that it significant, it is most importantly the balanced composition and combination of all the ingredients, as is the case with Sweat-off.
I am pregnant. Can I continue to use Sweat-off during my pregnancy and when breast-feeding?
Sweat-off antiperspirant is safe to use during pregnancy and breast-feeding. However Prof. Dr. med. Raulin recommends avoiding everything that is not strictly necessary during this time.
Can I continue using my normal deodorant?
Sweat-off is odourless. If you like, you can continue using your deodorant without worry. For a fresh effect, or out of habit or because of your favourite scent.
Can I apply Sweat-off on shaved armpits?
Yes, you can apply Sweat-off on shaved armpits without having to worry. But do not apply the antiperspirant directly after shaving. It is best to wait till the following day.
After the application, it itched. Did I do something wrong?
The application of Sweat-off can cause skin irritation. According to our experience, the following skin irritations can occur:
- when Sweat-off is applied too thickly or too intensively
- on very sensitive skin
- or with people who suffer from neurodermatitis /eczema
Please use Sweat-off exactly according to the instructions: Apply a very thin layer to the desired area. In the beginning you should only use Sweat-off on three to four evenings at the most, before going to sleep.
Can I shower the morning after application?
You can shower the next morning as usual. Also bathing and swimming is ok. The effect of Sweat-off will remain in tact.
After one week sweat-free, the area starts to get wet again. Why?
This is the normal process in the beginning. Apply Sweat-off only one time in the evening before going to sleep. Then the area of skin should remain sweat-free for one week or longer. Should the effect completely wear off, take a break for several days and start again with the application.
Who developed the Sweat-off antiperspirant formula?
The dermatologist, allergist and naturopath Prof. Dr. med. Raulin of the University of Heidelberg and Greifswald has developed his own personal formula for high performance antiperspirants which are well tolerated and effectively prevent excessive sweat formation and resulting body odour. – For more information see the biographical profile of Prof. Dr. med. Raulin.
What should I do, when Sweat-off doesn’t have any effect on me?
This question can only be resolved individually. Please contact us. We are happy to offer you advice.