Course Description

Deodorants and Antiperspirants: A Technical and Practical Guide

Online On Demand

Course Offering 1905904OL2190A
Course ID 2190

In-Person Course

Who Should Attend?
This online training course will provide a basic understanding of what antiperspirants and deodorants are, historical evolutionary perspective, different types of antiperspirant formulations, and global market information.

After participating in this short course, participants will be versed in terminology, consumer stated and unstated needs, mechanism to antiperspirant delivery, and creative thinking to innovative development. It will be valuable to personnel within the cosmetic industry and especially to professionals in the following areas:
  • Formulation Development
  • Technical Service & Sales
  • Marketing

Course Description
Antiperspirants and deodorants have been around since the early part of the 1900’s. The category has evolved both in the US and globally as consumers became more concerned with their hygiene and personal perception in society. This 90-minute accredited online training course will provide a short snapshot of the category, what the differences are between different products, consumer needs, and what is in the marketplace today as antiperspirant and deodorant products.
  • Definition of antiperspirants and deodorants
  • Consumerism and global marketplace
  • Sweat reduction and odor development mechanism
  • Product forms
  • Marketplace formula examples

Course Director
Eric Abrutyn, retired Sr. Principal Scientist from Kao Brands and founder TPC2 Advisors Ltd., Inc., consultants to the personal care industry.

Eric Abrutyn is a graduate of New York University-New Paltz with a Masters in Chemistry and of C.W. Post College/Long Island University with a B.S. in Chemistry. He has over 45 years of experience in the personal care cosmetics industry. Over that last 10 plus years, Eric has used his consulting firm, TPC2Advisor’s Ltd., Inc., to focus on utilizing his extensive and diverse experience to support clientele in the areas (1) antiperspirant technology and application, (2) siloxane polymer technology and application (3) skin and hair care formulation (5) Personal Care Cosmetic labeling (6) Technology Strategic planning and Ideation.

Prior to starting his own consulting firm – TPC2Advisor’s Ltd., Inc.. – Mr. Abrutyn was involved in innovation for over 40 years. Starting out as R&D Director at Wickhen Products Inc., he developed new classification of emollient esters, antiperspirant actives, and controlled release polymer entrapment technology. He then moved on to be Senior Technical Scientist for Dow Corning, focused on technology and application of functional siloxanes. He later moved to consumer goods innovative development at Kao Brands where he was involved in reinventing the Curel® and Ban® brands before working on innovative technology for the John Frieda brands. He is currently a consulting member of the International Nomenclature Ingredient committee (membership for over 25 yrs).