The most common astringent substance used in dermatology is the Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate (Empirical formula AICI3.6H2O).
What does astringent mean?
In medicine an astringent compound is a substance that reduces secretions due to inflammatory reactions of skin and mucous membranes.
It is indeed a complex mechanism that will illustrate as follow.
Properties of a skin astringent:
- Absorbs skin moisture and dry the skin
- Absorbs exudates and dry blisters or pustules
- Shrink blood vessel making the skin pale
- Stimulates coagulation by make blood proteins to precipitate
- Blocks perspiration by making gland ducts proteins to precipitate
- Creates an antiseptic environment by making microorganism proteins to precipitate
- Stop the irritant action of insect bites by precipitating the venom
MOST Astringent Gel – Properties and uses
Most Astringent Gel is a safe remedy for many skin conditions and nuisances. With Aluminum Chloride in its gel, easy to apply formula is essential for trips and everyday use around the house for the following conditions:
- Anti-perspirant (sweating) for feet and armpits
- Reduce bad odor
- Calms down itching from mosquito bits
- Reduce inflammation after shave
- Deactivate venom from jellyfish stings
- Absorbs and dry pustule from Herpes Simplex, chicken pox and Herpes Zoster
- Helps reducing impetigo (skin infection)
- Reduces reactive granulomas of ingrown nails.