WHAT ARE THE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS OF OY?
Octenidine HCl, one of the major constituents of OY, is a molecule with anti-bacterial activity and therefore very good deo-activity. After all, every properly working deodorant contains an antiseptic (disinfectant effect).
The molecule has been used in Germany for 30 years and has been found to be particularly safe. Our dose has been adjusted after a whole series of tests for effective operation. Fresh sweat is completely odourless, but the bacteria on the skin cause the sweat odour.
In addition, Ethylhexylglycerine provides an additional deodorizing effect.
In OY we process these active substances in a highly moisturising and nourishing antibacterial soap, whereby the soap is washed off: it is a rinse-off and therefore not a leave-on product.
This gives you deeply cleansed pores and pure clean skin, which is much more natural than leave-on products from sprays and rollers ...
It is also important that all ingredients in our deodorizing soap are biodegradable and do not cause any damage to the environment.
SHOULD I STILL USE A DEODORANT AS WELL?
A deodorant can still be used, but can be phased out after 2 weeks (if desired). The use of a normal deodorant is increasingly less necessary after having used the OY antibacterial soap. From now on your favourite perfume will give you a nice scent!
Note the difference between a normal deodorant that masks the odour and an antiperspirant with aluminium salts that really inhibits sweating. If you do not want wet armpits, you can continue to use this.
OY eliminates sweat odour.
I AM NOT ODOUR FREE AFTER 10 DAYS - WHAT CAN I DO?
First of all pay attention to the correct use of our antibacterial soap: apply to dry skin, allow it to work for at least 1 minute, rinse well and dry well. A small amount of OY is sufficient, so you don't have to apply a thick layer. A pea-sized quantity is enough for both armpits.
We advise someone who suffers from persistent sweat odours to use OY in the morning and in the evening. You can also still combine with a classic deodorant.
2% of the test subjects reported that the odour evolved at start-up, but this should disappear after 2 weeks of consistent and correct use.
3% reported that OY antibacterial soap was not sufficient to be odour-free for 24 hours, hence it can still be used with a deodorant.
We are very proud to state that 97% of people are smelling lovely thanks to Oy.
I SHAVE MY ARMPITS: WHAT SHOULD I USE, OY DEO WASH OR OY DEO SCRUB?
Both products can be used on a shaved armpit.
• Deo Wash antibacterial soap is for a "recently shaved" or sensitive armpit, skin folds and groin area.
• Deo Scrub can be used on a less sensitive armpit, and certainly with armpit hair: the bacteria stick to the hair and continue to cause sweat odour; the scrubbing ensures cleaning of the armpit hair.
We also recommend OY Deo Scrub for the feet to remove the dead skin cells so that the active ingredient can work better. You use the scrub to properly neutralise all bacteria between the toes and around and under the nails.
Both the deodorizing soap and the scrub have the same effect, only the scrub contains subtle, soft sand particles.
DOES THE USE OF THE DEODORIZING SOAP MEAN THERE IS EFFECTIVELY LESS MOISTURE PRODUCTION/SWEATING?
No, our quote is: sweating is allowed, smells are not.
Sweating is a natural process and a necessary function of our body. By sweating our body can prevent itself from getting too hot. Sweat cools the body.
Some people have almost no moisture formation and will therefore not sweat nor smell. This is usually genetically determined.
WHY DOESN’T THE SOAP FOAM?
OY is a gel to milk, a very specific formula because the deodorizing soap must stick to the skin for one minute and can then be rinsed off very easily. The water turns the gel into a nourishing body milk.
This does not feel sticky after drying. Afterwards you have deeply cleansed pores and a very pure and soft skin.
IS IT SAFE TO USE THIS PRODUCT DAILY?
Our antibacterial soap contains a very safe active ingredient in a dose that is suitable for daily use: Octenidine has been around in Germany for more than 30 years and is used as a safe antiseptic in hospitals. Even for pregnant women and premature babies.
Our clinical tests have shown that OY does not kill all microbiota even after 60 minutes. The applied dose is adjusted to eliminate the overgrowth of some bacteria and to ensure a better balance on the skin.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE USE OF AN ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP AND A DEODORANT?
Every deodorant contains antiseptic agents that continue to act on your skin for most of the day.
The use of an antibacterial soap is instant - only one minute - and therefore much more appropriate compared to a deodorant that sticks to your skin and acts for a whole day. Some dermatologists even recommend washing off the remains of an antiperspirant of deodorant under the armpits every night before bedtime. This is why OY antibacterial soap is the ideal solution.
After 8 days of using OY you can reduce the use of a deodorant.
FROM WHICH AGE IS IT OK TO USE OY?
Our OY Deo Wash is safe for every age. Our products have been tested and approved for all ages by the toxicologist (this testing is also a legal obligation!).
The natural perfume in OY Deo Scrub contains eucalyptus, among others, and this is generally not recommended for babies under 36 months. But the smelly feet of, for example, 4-year-olds can perfectly be treated with OY by using this once or twice a week.
This antibacterial soap is also the ideal solution for young teenagers who suddenly start to suffer from sweat odour. Washing yourself every morning and leaving for class feeling fresh, and staying fresh even after the gymnastics classes ensures self-confidence! We already have many 8 to 9-year-old fans of our antibacterial soap.
Are there samples of the products?
We deliberately do not make samples, because daily use for a minimum of 8 days is necessary for the effective operation of our antibacterial soap.
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE IN THE SCENT FOR MEN AND WOMEN?
Our scents are natural fragrances and "unisex". With this, OY follows the most current trends in the cosmetics and care sector.
We anticipate providing a "perfume-free" variant of our antibacterial soap in the future to also help perfume-sensitive customers.
WOULD A SOAP PUMP BE POSSIBLE?
We have tested many different types of packaging. Conclusion: our antibacterial soap is not liquid enough to work well with a pump. We will continue to search for a convenient packaging method.
CAN I USE OY IN THE SHOWER?
OY antibacterial soap is not a shower soap because the soap immediately rinses away with the water in the shower and does not have sufficient effect.
Correct use is therefore very important!
We recommend that you place the tube next to your toothpaste on the wash basin.
• Immediately apply a thin layer of our odour-resistant soap on dry skin under the armpits (and possibly also between the toes, in the groin area, etc.) in the morning.
• Allow OY to act for 1 minute (meanwhile you can brush your teeth, for example).
• Then rinse OY in the shower or at the sink with a washcloth.
CAN YOU STILL APPLY A SHOWER GEL IF YOU HAVE RINSED OFF THE PRODUCT?
OY is a deep cleansing soap that you only use in the places where needed: to deodorize the moist warm spots on the body. The soap can be used locally for armpits, feet and skin folds. Apply to dry skin, leave for 1 minute and then rinse off with water.
You can use a shower gel, but it is not recommended to apply it to the places where you used OY because the pores will be very pure and also very well hydrated thanks to our antibacterial soap. A regular shower soap is more likely to dry out the skin due to the foam.
CAN OY ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP ALSO BE USED WITHOUT SHOWERING?
This is perfectly possible!
If washcloth and washbasin is more your style, be our guest! It is also a way to consume little water, which we only welcome.
WHY DO I SWEAT MORE THAN SOMEONE ELSE?
Almost everyone sweats to a greater or lesser extent. Sweating increases during exercise, during heavy physical exertion or in a stressful situation. Sweating is healthy and sweat is odourless.
Everyone has a slightly different composition of microbiota and bacteria on the skin. You can compare this with your DNA that is personal.
Moisture and heat ensure the growth of bacteria. Sweat odour is caused by specific groups of microorganisms (mainly Corynebacteria, Propionibacteria and Staphylococci).
If you do not have these specific bacterial groups under your armpits and feet, you won’t develop sweat odour.
Clinical studies have proven that due to hormonal changes and during exertion and stress, precisely those specific bacteria groups that cause bad odour grow extra fast. These in turn cause the sweat to smell more quickly.
By eliminating those overgrowing bacteria with OY antibacterial soap, you eliminate the cause of the stale smell. Because the bacteria that cause the bad odour are neutralised for 24 hours.
You also ensure a better balance of your skin flora by eliminating this overgrowth.
WHAT CAUSES THE YELLOW PATCHES ON CLOTHING?
The microorganisms under the armpits along with components from certain deodorants are the main culprits here. In addition to an unpleasant odour, they also cause the formation of yellow circles.
If you tackle the cause by eliminating these microorganisms with OY antibacterial soap, the yellow circles will no longer have a chance.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT EXCESSIVE UNDERARM SWEATING?
Sweating is a natural and necessary process. The function of sweating is to cool the body and through the armpits is the normal way. If you slow down this too much under the armpits, your body will look for another place to cool down, through your hands, your feet, scalp or groin area.
So in the long term it is less healthy to slow down sweating every day. Fortunately an antibacterial soap offers the solution. After all, OY eliminates sweat odour.
If you want to avoid wet armpits then using an antiperspirant is a possibility. For example, you can keep the wet armpits under control on an important occasion.
Hereby, among other things, the aluminium salts and some other deodorants can cause discoloration and circles on clothing, which is not the case with OY, a soap against body odours.
When looking for the active ingredients for OY soap against sweat odour, we mainly took into account the biodegradability. Many active substances in the world are completely safe for humans, but they can be harmful to the environment such as, for example, Triclosan, which has toxic effects on aquatic organisms and is increasingly being avoided in cosmetics. Our active ingredients in the OY antibacterial soap are of course very safe and chosen with the greatest care. After all, there is a safety file for each product and the final product is checked by a toxicologist before a cosmetic product is launched on the market.
Advantages of a concentrated formula.
Ecology at its best!!: an antibacterial soap in which every component is only added for its active effect. By omitting water there is more "space" for active ingredients and you need less end product during use. The place of water and foam is occupied by the nourishing oil and the super hydrating vegetable glycerine. So in contrast to the "normal" shower soap, OY is a soap against sweat odour that has a very nourishing and moisturising effect instead of drying out the skin.
Less laundry and detergent.
Every time we run our washing machine, we also burden the environment not only because of the high water consumption but also because of the use of detergents. Thanks to OY antibacterial soap, our clothing stays fresh for a longer time. You can walk around in the same T shirt all week. Thanks to our soap against sweat odour, smelly odours around the armpits, circles after sweating and yellowing on white T shirts or shirts are a thing of the past. After working out, your sports shirt may still be soaked, but after drying, no 'exercise' odour lingers so it can be used again.
Advantages of a formula without water.
OY is a highly concentrated, antibacterial soap and contains no water, in contrast to most shower soaps which contain 60 to 70% of water as a raw material. That is a lot of water! And above all, this is not ecological when during production and transportation from "A to B", 70% of water is transported in plastic bottles. Furthermore, water adds very little value compared with other active ingredients, and in addition the amount of water is also important when pricing the soap. A lot of water in the formula means that this soap has much more sensitivity to bacterial contamination and growth of microorganisms, so that more preservatives are added. This means that it is better to get water from the tap and not as a part of soap against sweat odour.
An aqueous environment always has a certain pH value.
Depending on the ingredients in the water-containing formula, there is a certain pH value that influences the acidity of the skin. Ideally, the pH for the skin is around 5 - 5.5, which is rather an acidic environment. Sometimes a neutral pH is promoted but this is actually too high for use on our skin. Each formula with water therefore contains an additional chemical to adjust the pH for the skin: either a base such as Sodium hydroxide, or an acid like lactic acid. These chemicals are only added to adjust the pH value and have no additional effect.
It is of course ideal to work anhydrously as with the deodorizing soap by OY. This results in no pH dependence and the acidity of the skin is not affected.
Advantages of a formula without foam.
Foam is experienced as pleasant because it gives an airy feeling and the fragrance of the perfume is released more easily. This is experienced as an advantage in the shower. However, foam has a drying effect on the skin and breaks down the protective oil layer on the skin, which can lead to irritation. The antibacterial soap by OY does not foam and ensures a fresh feeling without skin irritations.
Stop the water while using OY.
It is nice to stand under running water, but now that we are confronted with periods of water restriction, a "long flowing" shower suddenly feels non-environmentally friendly and rather a waste of water. We feel at our best when we help to reduce water consumption to some extent. Since OY antibacterial soap just needs to be applied to dry skin, you can postpone the use of water for another minute and limit it further. After all, the soap against sweat odours can also be washed away with a washcloth. Through contact with water, the gel becomes a nourishing milk that rinses very easily - with little water.
Stop foaming your body from head to toe.
It is not necessary to wash from head to toe with soap every morning. It is sufficient to only refresh the areas where necessary and this is best done with an antibacterial soap. The moist, warm spots on our body provide a breeding ground for the odour-causing bacteria. If these bacteria are present to a large extent, an unpleasant sweat odour is quickly formed that is easily removed with OY soap against sweat odour. In the event of stress or hormonal changes, the odour-causing bacteria start to overgrow, which can cause even more sweat odour and disturb the skin flora. OY eliminates this overgrowth.
Vegetable Helianthus Oil
We consciously choose not to use exotic oils in our antibacterial soap that are added to a formula in miniscule amounts for commercial reasons. The ecological footprint of these oils is large, just think of Jojoba oil from Mexico and South America and now also from Egypt and the Macadamia oil comes from Australia . Although this oil has good anti-inflammatory properties when used in the right (high) concentration, it leads to high ecological footprint ... We at OY opt for the very nourishing sunflower oil which is sourced close to home.
OY scrub particles are sand
The choice of scrub particles is huge. From natural raw materials (crushed kernels of olives, apricots, etc.) to the least natural form such as plastic pellets, which is totally unacceptable today. In addition, many "natural" products contain impurities that can lead to allergic reactions. That is not the case with the OY antibacterial soap and scrub. Our choice for OY scrub is the biodegradable Hydrated Silica, very fine sand.
An antibacterial soap not tested on animals.
Although claims may no longer be made under the heading of "free of ...", animal-free testing remains a very important evolution in cosmetics. Testing on animals is virtually no longer possible. "Free of" provokes the reaction as if, for example, parabens are harmful, which they are not. Because the statement "free of" gives a negative connotation to the component in question, the legislator requests that this is no longer stated in this way.
We love our planet and we love you! Bottled confidence.
We gain the greatest satisfaction from the extremely positive reactions of our OY fans who cycle through the day confidently thanks to our soap against sweat odour!
You are confident and you feel better about yourself. No annoying odours among colleagues or in the classroom, after exercise or during stress.
Thanks to our antibacterial soap, the use of a deodorant is no longer necessary and your favourite perfume ensures a delicious scent!
You will boost your self-confidence!