Macho kid is turning 10 this year. He’s almost in his puberty stage and some signs are already showing up. No longer does he have that sweet baby smell (huhu) instead his armpits smell rancid. He bathes twice a day, and hygiene is definitely not an issue. I also tried antibacterial soaps like Safeguard, or the regular J&J but nothing worked. Deodorants can only do so much like “cloak” the unpleasant smell, we need to go fix the source. Bacteria + Sweat. I finally decided to try and review Dr. Kaufmann Sulfur Soap.
Dr. Kaufmann Sulfur Soap
It has Sulfur and Zinc Oxide for dual skin protection.
Directions: Gently massage lather onto wet skin. Leave lather on skin for 1 to 2 minutes before rinsing. Rinse well and pat dry. For best results, use twice daily.
Safe for daily use by both adults and children at least 3 years of age.
Ingredients: Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water, Sulfur, Perfume, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Sodium Chloride, Lanolin, BHT, Tetrasodium EDTA, Etidronic Acid, CI21108, CI12490
Sulfur for Body Odor
Sulfur has been known for millennia to have antimicrobial properties. This makes it an ideal element to be incorporated into a soap.
Body odor (bromhidrosis) from any source on the skin may be abated with the regular use of sulfur soap in the shower. The underarms (axillae), the groin (perineal) areas, and the bottom of the feet (plantar surfaces) are particularly prone to odor in part due to many apocrine glands within the skin in these areas. Apocrine glands are modified sweat glands (eccrine glands) which deposit a nutrient (steroid) rich secretion into the hair follicles in these areas or directly onto the skin surface. The secretion makes its way over the surface of the skin where odor causing bacteria proliferate (primarily Corynebacterium species) and metabolize the apocrine secretions. The bacteria then produce volatile organic compounds (short chain fatty acids) which are responsible for the odor. Regular use of sulfur soap in these areas of the body will decrease the bacterial load and thereby help prevent the odor.
For 39php a bar, it’s pretty affordable! Creates a generous amount of lather too to spread all over the body. It has a mild medicinal smell that I fancy a bit. A mix of old-person+perfume+medicine+powder kind of fragrance. I don’t mind it at all! Even Geof likes it too.
We leave it on for 1 minute, rinse it off, and wait for the magic to happen. It’s not as drying as you would expect but we still recommend that you use a lotion or moisturizer afterwards to seal in hydration.
After just 1 use, MACHO KID HAS NEVER SMELLED FRESHER! Tried and tested, even after coming home from school, I gave him a sniff and he smells, nice! Looks like we have a new soap staple in our household.
PS: Sulfur soaps also work great for acne, dandruff, and other fungal conditions. Yes you can also use it as shampoo 😉