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We are open to any questions regarding QB products and body odor.
On this page we introduce the major causes of body odor and the most frequently asked questions for reference.

The Major Cause of BO is “Sweat”

There are odors of varying cause in the body but they are most often attributed to sweat. In particular, the armpits and the feet are the most profuse sites of BO production due to crowded sweat glands. It is natural to be apprehensive about body odors, thus it is very important to know their cause so as to prevent the odors effectively.

Causes of Body Odor

The two types of sweat are those from Eccrine glands and those from Apocrine glands. BO is caused by the sweat from the Apocrine glands, which includes ingredients such as albumin, fat and ammonia. It becomes pungent when it connects with bacteria on the surface of the skin, even though the sweat itself is odorless. In particular, the armpit has the most plentiful Apocrine glands and a stable body temperature assists the propagation of bacteria which leads to the production of BO.
Conversely, the cause of foot odor is sweat from the Eccrine glands. Sweat consists of 99% of water, but the Eccrine glands are dense and tend to be crowded. As a result, various bacteria propagate easily, causing a body odor as a by-product of the decomposition of the ingredients inside the sweat.

Prevention of Body Odor

1. Sweat is the most major cause of BO. Wipe sweat off immediately when it is produced. Keep the skin clean to protect it from the propagation of bacteria.

2. Wear clothes that allow the skin to breathe and are highly hygroscopic. Also choose shoes that allow the feet to breathe and use multiple pairs in regular rotation. Keep the insides dry.

3. Don't allow mental stress to accumulate. Psychological stress may lead to the production of body odor from over-perspiration or over-secretion of fat.

4. Reconsider dietary habits. It is believed that food containing a lot of animal protein and fat causes an increase in body odor. Keep in mind consuming food rich in fiber such as green and yellow vegetables.

5. Maintain your health. If you are in poor health, the malodorous substances which are normally excreted in the feces and urine are discharged in the sweat because of the malfunction of the perspiratory glands.

Frequently Ask Questions  Q&A

QB Medicinal Deodorant Cream

How long will the effects of the deodorant continue for?
At the longest, the deodorant's effects may continue for one week. Even for someone who is concerned about the smell, application is only required once a day to be effective.
※Results may vary between individuals. We recommend cleansing the skin prior to reapplication when anxious about your odor.
I didn't feel that it was very effective.
At first, please make sure that it is applied to clean skin after taking a shower for example. If after cleansing and reapplying you still do not feel the deodorant's effects, increase the amount used and rub over a wider area. It is best to reapply completely. Don't rub one layer on top of another and be sure to use it after making the skin clean.
Can I wash the cream with soap and then continue with only the initial application?
Even though its effect is continuous after sweating and taking a shower, the effect may not be optimal after washing with soap. We recommend re-application on after a shower or bath again.
Is it ok to use together with other deodorant sprays?
Please avoid using in combination because this may possibly lead to skin problems such as inflammation. The cream includes high-sterilizing and antiperspirant effects due to protection from the propagation of bacteria caused by body odor. Therefore fully efficacy is expected by using only this cream.
How is it unique when compared to other ordinary deodorants?
Ordinary deodorant sprays usually fill the pores in order to deter body odor. QB Cream however decomposes and sterilizes the bacteria caused by body odor. A high deodorant effect is achieved.
Is it effective against armpit odor?
This cream is substantially effective as an antiperspirant against strong odors even though varied individual differences may result.
Can I use it everyday?
It contains 16 kinds of natural ingredients and it is free of Paraben, Aluminum salt and fragrances which may have a bad influence on the skin. It is gentle for all types of skin and it is recommended for use everyday.
How can I apply it to my feet?
Rub an adequate quantity of the cream into the feet, in particular between toes and the base of the toes which tend to be sweaty and muggy.
Are there any problems associated with use by children?
We recommend applying to children from at least 10 or 11 years old, because infant's skin is very sensitive due to their growth period. It is suggested to use it after doing a patch test if you are anxious about any skin troubles.
Can I use it even I'm pregnant?
It is better not to use during pregnancy as during this period the skin becomes sensitive due to disruption of normal hormonal balance.

QB Medicinal Deodorant Stick 24h

How long will the effects of the deodorant continue for?
The deodorant's effects may continue for the entire day.
※There are differences amongst individuals. We recommend that you reapply to the skin after proper cleansing if you are anxious about your odor.
Is it ok to use together with other deodorant sprays?
Please avoid using sprays in combination because this may possibly lead to skin troubles, such as inflammation. The cream includes high-sterilizing and antiperspirant effects due to protection from the propagation of bacteria caused by body odor. Therefore fully efficacy is expected by using only QB Stick.
How is it unique when compared to ordinary deodorants?
Ordinary deodorant sprays usually fill the pores in order to deter body odor. QB Stick however decomposes and sterilizes the bacteria that cause body odor. A high deodorant effect is expected to occur.
My skin is quite sensitive. Can I use it?
It contains 16 kinds of natural ingredients and it is free of Paraben, Aluminum salt and fragrances which may have a bad influence on the skin. It is gentle for all types of skin and is recommended even for individuals with sensitive skin.
※If you have atopic dermatitis or sensitive skin, use is recommended after having done a patch test.
When it is applied what does it feel like? Doesn't it become white after use?
It feels dry on the skin and also is non-opaque. If you are concerned when you use it under the arm, it is better to rub it into the area using your hands.
Is it available for men?
It is able to be used regardless of sex. If it is applied to hairy areas, it is recommended to rub into the area from above.
Can I use it even I'm pregnant?
It is better not to use during pregnancy as during this period the skin becomes sensitive due to disruption of normal hormonal balance.

QB Medicinal Deodorant Soap

My skin is quite sensitive. Can I use it?
It contains natural ingredients in abundance and is free of fragrances and chemical colorant preservatives such as Paraben. It is gentle for all types of skin and is recommended, particularly for those with sensitive skin.
※If you have atopic dermatitis or sensitive skin, use is recommended after having done a patch test.
Can I use it for the whole body?
This soap is for the body. Use it in the same way as ordinary soap to wash your body. In particular, froth up the soap and wash the area that is affected by the odor carefully, such as the armpit or the feet, and then wash it away.
Is it effective even against strong odors such as underarm odor?
The soap disinfects the bacteria which cause odors and prevent the propagation of the bacteria. It is therefore able to inhibit the odor, but we recommend that you use QB Medicinal Deodorant Cream if you are seriously concerned about your odor.
What is the active ingredient "O-Cymen-5-OL"?
This ingredient exhibits the effect of a sterilizing action against the propagation of bacteria which cause the body odor.
Is it effective against pimples?
The active compound Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate prevents acne formation on fatty areas of the skin including the back.

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