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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2020, vol. 26, issue4
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2020264.3374
Published online: 07 October 2020

Original article

J of IMAB. 2020 Oct-Dec;26(4):3374-3377
Neli Ermenlieva1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Emilia Georgieva2ORCID logo, Minko Milev3ORCID logo,
1) Department of Microbiology and Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University – Varna, Bulgaria.
2) TRS Medical laboratory assistant, Medical College, Medical University-Varna, Bulgaria.
3) TRS Dental technician, Medical College, Medical University-Varna, Bulgaria.

In most deodorant products, antibacterial agents such as aluminum salts, alcohol and aromatic odor-masking agents, are used.
Aim: The aim of the study is to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of antiperspirant cosmetic products consist of Aluminum Chlorohydrate and Alcohol to normal skin microflora and conditionally pathogenic bacteria, which can cause skin infections.
Material and Methods: Antimicrobial activity was tested with strains S. epidermidis, S. aureus, C. albicans, S. pneumoniae and E. coli. The left half of media with microbial seeds was sprayed with antiperspirant cosmetic product at a distance of 15 cm for 3-4 seconds (Figures 1-5), and the other half was covered with wrapping paper.
Results and Conclusion: Cosmetic products containing Aluminum Chlorohydrate demonstrate almost total inhibition of microbial growth. Complete suppression of the normal microbiota of the skin can lead to skin vulnerability in the armpit area. Antiperspirant cosmetic product containing Alcohol has antibacterial no inhibiting effects against S. epidermidis and demonstrated efficacy against S. pneumoniae and C. albicans.

Keywords: antibacterial activity, antifungal activity, cosmtic products, antiperspirants,

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Please cite this article as: Ermenlieva N, Georgieva E, Milev M. Antibacterial and antifungal activity of antiperspirant cosmetic products. J of IMAB. 2020 Oct-Dec;26(4):3374-3377. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2020264.3374

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Neli Mitkova Ermenlieva, Department of Microbiology and Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University Varna; 3. Bregalniza Str.. 9002 Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail: n.ermenlieva@abv.bg

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Received: 04 November 2019
Published online: 07 October 2020

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