Antiperspirants reduce sweating and are the most affordable treatment for heavy sweating and hyperhidrosis.
SweatStop® antiperspirants are suitable for all levels of sweating from moderate to heavy and can be used on the hands, feet, underarms, body, forehead and face.
There are four strengths from Sensitive which is mild enough to use under the arms and on the face through to Forte max which is only suitable for the hands and feet (for more details on the strengths see below).p>
Most products contain aluminium chloride which has been used in antiperspirants for over 60 years but we do have an aluminium free alternative, IXAL SweatStop, which is suitable for those with hyperhidrosis affecting the underarms.
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More about antiperspirants
Antiperspirants work by reacting with the sweat in the tubes (the ducts) leading from the glands to form a plug and block the flow of sweat to the surface of the skin.
Antiperspirants work best when applied to the skin at night-time so they can work overnight when the body sweats the least. They should be applied every night initially then as the effect begins to build up, they only need to be applied every few days to maintain the effect.
The main range contains aluminium chloride which whilst effective at stopping sweating can cause skin irritation if too strong. To be effective, it requires finding the balance between being strong enough to work but not cause too much irritation.
Which strength to choose?
SweatStop® comes in four different strengths to suit different levels of sweating and different areas of the body (skin sensitivity).
Hopefully there is a solution for your individual level of sweating for example you might try the SweatStop Sensitive Spray and find it is not effective in which case you can try the Forte Spray. Alternatively, if you try the Forte Plus Spray and find it irritates your skin, you could then try the Sensitive or Forte products.
Sensitive - has the lowest level of aluminium chloride and can be used on the face, scalp and sensitive underarms.
Forte - is medium strength suitable for mild sweating of underarms and other areas e.g. chest and back. Forte can be used on forehead, face and scalp with caution if the sweating in these areas is persistent and/or skin is not sensitive.
Forte Plus - is stronger than Forte and suitable for underarms, chest and back if sweating is persistent and/or skin is not sensitive.
Forte max - is clinical strength and only recommended for hands and feet.
Sensitive, Forte and Forte Plus also contain aloe vera to be gentle to even the most sensitive skin.
IXAL is an aluminium-free antiperspirant which doesn't contain aluminium chloride and works by normalising the sweating but is only suitable for the underarms of people with hyperhidrosis. It is not effective for normal levels of sweating
For more information on which strength to use please visit the 'Which product?' page.