Body hygiene

Hygiene and health have gone hand in hand ever since ancient times. The ancient Greeks named their goddess of health Hygieia, whose father, Asclepius, was the god of medicine, and sister, Panacea, was the goddess of universal remedy. Then, as now, body cleanliness was one of the main aspects of human hygiene. This isn’t only healthy, it also has cosmetic benefits. After all, a clean and healthy body looks better too.

Often, hygiene measures are aimed at regulating the fluids our body exudes. Antiperspirants prevent body odor and super-absorbent polymers are effective in absorbing larger quantities of fluids and converting them into hydrogels. This white powder is added to nappies, sanitary pads and incontinence products, opening up a new dimension of hygiene for those who require such products.

Deodorants and antiperspirants fulfil various purposes, such as regulating our perspiratory glands, covering up odor and preventing it from developing in the first place. Different agents with antimicrobial, antiperspirant and antioxidative properties, among others, are required for roll-ons, crystals, aerosols and creams.

The more unusual, the better

There is hardly another product on the market that is as open to trends as deodorants. This is because deodorant manufacturers around the world are particularly keen to experiment. Refillable and natural products are intended to meet sustainability objectives, and people with allergies expect particularly gentle formulas. Additional agents are added for purposes like detoxification and influencing hair growth. Additionally, consumers tend to be receptive to more exotic fragrances.

Hygiene is a pillar in our society, and hygiene products are an indispensable part of most of our lives. Brenntag offers a comprehensive range of agents to meet a wide array of requirements. Consult our cosmetics experts to find the perfect components for well-balanced products that will leave your customers feeling clean and rejuvenated.

„Personal hygiene has become part of our everyday lives. With so many products to choose from, the market demands constant innovation. Thanks to the variety of raw materials and the knowledge shared within our team, with customers and with suppliers, we are able to meet project-specific requirements and provide our customers with top-notch support.”

Natalia Hiss, Business Development Manager Cosmetics DACH