A deodorant is applied to the body to prevent body odour caused by the bacterial breakdown of perspiration in armpits, feet and other areas of the body. A subgroup of deodorants, antiperspirants, affect odour as well as prevent sweating by affecting sweat glands.
Antiperspirants are typically applied to the underarms, while deodorants may also be used on feet and other areas in the form of body sprays. In India, Deodorant is classified as cosmetics & are designed to eliminate odour.
Deodorant for Kids – Just about every parent expects their child to start wearing deodorant by their teenager years. But some children develop body odour at a much younger age. Itâ€™s not uncommon for a girl or boy to need deodorant as early as 8, 9, or 10 years old. Thereâ€™s no specific age for a child to start wearing deodorant.
Adult antiperspirants can be used by children and teens. This includes brands like Certain Dri, Old Spice, Secret, and several other products on the market. While aluminium-based deodorants are effective against sweat, it has been suggested that aluminium and other ingredients founds in antiperspirants (parabens and propylene glycol) have been linked to an increased risk of some medical problems. Best options would be to avoid these in the kids deodorant.