Body Care

Strong deo effect and outstanding mildness: Deo Concept Mild & Fresh

A modern deodorant is expected to perform several tasks at the same time: It should provide longlasting, all-day protection while imparting a feeling of freshness and cleanliness, and should also be skin-compatible and mild. Hydamer™ DCMF, the capable marine active ingredient, enables modern deodorants to satisfy these demands. This ingredient provides long-lasting freshness from the sea and exhibits outstanding skin-care properties. Hydamer™ DCMF is a marine deodorizing agent and carefactor in one.


  • Inhibition of bacterial growth
  • Enhancement of perfume adhesion
  • Reduction of skin irritation
  • Improvement of sensory parameters
  • Modular active substance


  • Antimicrobial efficacy
  • Improved odor masking, prolonged fragrance retention
  • Mildness, skin compatibility
  • Skin sensation
  • Tailor-made concepts

Perfect Stop Odor Principle


Deodorant Effect

In a comparative test of a formulation containing Hydamer™ DCMF (0,1 %) and a formulation containing triclosan (0,3 %), which is generally regarded as an efficient antimicrobial active ingredient, the following evaluation criteria were used: Deodorant effect,  sensation,  stickiness  and skin compatibility. The deodorant effect and skin compatibility of the formulation containing  Hydamer™ DCMF was rated better. In addition to the deodorant effect, Hydamer™ DCMF reduced the irritation potential of this formulation and thus improved its dermatological compatibility.

Evaluation of Odor Reduction

The effectiveness of a Hydamer™ DCMF containing formulation (without added perfume) against body odor was evaluated in comparison with that of a strongly odor reducing standard formulation comprising of aluminum chlorohydrate and triclosan. It was found that a fomulation with Hydamer™ DCMF demonstrated a comparable to slightly better performance regarding customer’s demands for modern deodorants. Hydamer™ DCMF also offers ideal protection against odor formation at reduced application concentrations of the individual active ingredients.

The Perfect Stop Odor Principle

To efficiently stop unpleasant body odor, every single component which contributes to odor formation should be inhibited. The mechanism of odor formation can be subdivided into five steps (see overview 1). A modular deodorant composition can inhibit undesired sweat degradation in the early stadium before odor occurs. Hydamer™ DCMF acts as the key active ingredient which prevent bacterial growth. The advantage of the modular concept is the synergistically deodorizing effect of the combination of Hydamer™ DCMF with the antiperspirant, e.g. aluminum chlorohydrate, and an natural enzyme inhibitor, e. g. triethyl citrate. Odor formation is thus counteracted by up to four mechanisms. This principle can be used to provide particularly strong, long lasting protection.

Scent Adhesion

The odor intensity and adhesion of perfume oil in a deodorant brand formulation with and without the addition of Hydamer™ DCMF were evaluated in a comparative test by a panel , consisting of fragrance and laboratory specialists. The odor intensity and adhesion of the formulation containing Hydamer™ DCMF were rated significantly better by both groups.