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The Proven Ingredients in DryDerm Powders
A powerful moisture absorption ingredient, zinc oxide makes up 25% of DryDerm powders. That means DryDerm powders carry a strong punch against any moisture that is trying to set on the surface of your skin. Zinc oxide also helps to protect skin and relieve irritation. That’s why it’s the main ingredient is diaper rash creams and ointments.
Very few, if any powders currently on the market have this much zinc oxide. See our comparative chart relative to other powders on the market.
Better known as baking soda, sodium bicarbonate is another powerful moisture fighting ingredient. But that’s not all – sodium bicarbonate also absorbs the smelly substances that cause bad odour. That’s why we also use it in our refrigerators.
Sodium bicarbonate also neutralizes acid. This is especially useful if you are experiencing some skin irritation, often caused by residual acid that may linger if the gel product is used on moist skin surfaces. See our Avoid Irritation page for more details.
* Juch RD, Rufli T, Surber C. Dermatology. 1994;189(4):373-7.
We often find our best solutions from nature itself. Corn starch makes the powders more “cosmetically elegant”. In other words, over and above being a carrier for the active ingredients, corn starch provides the powders a anticaking properties to provide better ‘spreadability’ and a softer feel . Corn starch also has anti-friction and water-absorption activity.
P.S. We don’t like talc as it has been associated with breathing problems when inhaled.
Tea Tree Oil
Another gift from nature, tea tree oil is added to our Odour-eating powder formulation. Tea tree oil has been found to have powerful antimicrobial properties. Getting to the root of bad odour means we need to neutralize the bacteria that metabolize sweat secretions into smelly substances (see our Chemistry of Malodour page). DryDerm Odour-eating Powder does have a slight nutmeg scent due to the added tea tree oil.