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If you’re wondering how deodorants work or how Japanese thermal spa minerals can help in your natural beauty regime, you’ll find the answers below. You can also contact us directly here.

  1. Antiperspirants stop you sweating to keep you dry. Most antiperspirants use an aluminium salt to block the pores through which sweat emerges. Sweating is a natural process designed to cool you down.
  2. Deodorants work differently. They allow you to sweat, but prevent odours by including antiseptic agents to kill the bacteria that cause the odours.

No. An antiperspirant reduces sweating by blocking pores using an aluminium salt. Bionsen is a deodorant, and attacks the bacteria that cause odour, leaving you free to sweat (which is nature’s way of cooling you down).

  1. This depends what you want to achieve. If you want to reduce sweating then a deodorant will not stop you sweating. However for most people in most situations excess sweat is not the issue.
  2. If you want to feel fresh then a good deodorant like Bionsen is absolutely the right product. Bionsen will attack the bacteria that cause odours, leaving you feeling fresh. And, unlike antiperspirants, it starts working immediately.

For centuries the Japanese recognized the health-giving properties of these minerals. But in recent times scientists have been able to isolate the key elements (Copper, manganese, zinc), and understand just how they benefit the skin. It is a good example of an ancient beneficial practice being proven by modern research.

  1. A few decades ago, a story emerged of an association between antiperspirants and breast cancer. The logic was that antiperspirants are applied in an area adjacent to the breast, and that it was likely to be the aluminium in antiperspirants that was the trigger.
  2. However since the initial suggestion no firm evidence of a link has emerged, despite much investigation. So there is no proven link between antiperspirants containing aluminium and breast cancer.
  1. The story that emerged a few decades ago about breast cancer related to antiperspirants containing aluminium, not deodorants.
  2. There has never been a link between deodorants and breast cancer.
Absolutely. Bionsen has been specifically designed for the most sensitive of skins. It has been tested by Clinic of Dermatology at the University of Sienna. By allowing you to sweat, your body can dispel any toxins that would cause irritation. Plus it contains no parabens, colourants, nor silicones.
Parabens are widely used within personal care products. They are used as a preservative and help stop bacteria, fungus and microbes from growing in creams and make-up. There are concerns that absorption of parabens into the body poses a potential health risk to both men and women.
  1. You can buy Bionsen products on our website.
  2. Or you can find Bionsen in Boots, Superdrug, Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Asda, Waitrose, your local Chemist, Ocado and on Amazon.
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Bionsen is an aluminium and paraben free deodorant with thermal spa minerals to help nourish and protect skin.