Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

The truth is it depends. Some folks see results after their very first application. For others, thrice daily use for up to a month is necessary. Everybody's skin is different, and any genuine antiperspirant requires a certain amount of time and discipline to deliver results.
Carpe was designed first and foremost as an effective antiperspirant, but also as a smooth, moisturizing lotion: We don't recommend applying it to dry and cracked skin, but it doesn't have any adverse effect on healthy skin.
A tube of Carpe last two monthes on average, with twice-daily usage.
Carpe is not intentionally scented, but the natural eucalyptus oil in it (put there to help wick sweat away) does have a fresh eucalyptus aroma.
The active ingredient in Carpe is:
Aluminum Sesquichlorohydrate at 15%
The inactive ingredients are:
Water, Isopropyl Alcohol, Silica, Silica Silylate, Talc, Polysorbate-20, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Isopropyl Myristate, Eucalyptus Oil, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide
If you apply Carpe while your hands are actively sweating, it may seem to get drowned out by the sweat. If this is happening to you, wash and dry your hands before application - or better yet, wait until a point in your day when you're not sweating much, such as right before bed.
Carpe may feel sticky if you apply too much of it. Be sure to only use a pea-sized amount, and the stickiness will go away within a minute of application.
While no cure or treatment yet exists for the root cause of hyperhidrosis (which researchers believes originates in the brain), Carpe was specifically made to help manage the sweating caused by hyperhidrosis of the hands and feet, also known as palmar and plantar, or palmoplantar hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis causes moist hands and feet through sweating, and Carpe can be a huge help in reducing this sweating!
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating – that’s the simple definition. You can have excessive sweating all over the body, but the most common areas are the underarms, hands, and the feet, but people can sweat all over the body. It can be mild to severe. Mild forms of hyperhidrosis can be having damp underarms or getting sweaty hands prior to a social event. The other end of the spectrum – severe hyperhidrosis – is sweating so much that sweat drips down from a person’s hands when they hold them up, or the sweat causes intense stains on people’s clothes.
There are two forms of hyperhidrosis, known as secondary hyperhidrosis and primary hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis is the most common form of hyperhidrosis, affecting approximately 15 to 20 million people in the United States alone. Secondary hyperhidrosis, although less common, is often indicative of another medical problem and is an issue for older individuals.
Secondary hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating as a result of an underlying medical condition, medication, or other medical problem with the body. The list of conditions and medicines that can cause secondary hyperhidrosis is very large, and an individual should consult their primary care doctor to see what may be causing their secondary hyperhidrosis?
Primary hyperhidrosis is categorized by excessive sweating without an underlying medical condition. The condition may be the result of a genetic predisposition, but the specific gene sequence that causes excessive sweating has not been discovered. Whereas secondary hyperhidrosis is caused by another distinct disease, disorder, or medication in the body, primary hyperhidrosis is caused by an individual’s natural predisposition to sweat.
Fortunately, several treatment options exist for hyperhidrosis. The treatment spectrum begins with over-the-counter topical creams designed to eliminate sweat. If the over-the-counter solutions are not effective, prescription topical creams and prescription oral medicines may help stop hyperhidrosis. If these methods are ineffective, a non-invasive treatment method utilizing electrical currents and water known as iontophoresis may help. Furthermore, surgical options to inject Botox or sever nerves connecting to sweat glands may be taken as a last resort to stop the worst hyperhidrosis cases.
Both primary and secondary hyperhidrosis are conditions that a physician should help diagnose. Physicians are going to combine their medical knowledge with your specific symptoms and medical history to provide the most accurate diagnosis possible. Factors such as previous medication, the amount of sweat, and the location of the sweat are just a few of the tests to determine if an individual has hyperhidrosis. Once the condition has been diagnosed by a medical provider, your doctor can craft a personalized care with the specificity you need to treat your hyperhidrosis.
Although hyperhidrosis is not inherently dangerous or harmful to your physical health, the condition’s impact can be significant. From elementary school children who are afraid to raise their hands at school, to teenagers young adults who cannot write an essay or draw a picture without sweat ruining the paper, hyperhidrosis poses a serious problem. Many individuals with hyperhidrosis struggle to shake hands, speak in public, or even maintain confidence.

The Formula

The Carpe formula uses smooth emollient ingredients to provide a comfortable
delivery and spread to your palms. As you rub the lotion in, natural eucalyptus oil gently
dries the surface of your skin. Then, aluminum sesquichlorohydrate sinks
into your sweat glands, where it drastically reduces their activity. As scientists, we wanted
to be sure that Carpe really is highly effective and completely irritation free,
so we commissioned an independent laboratory to thoroughly test these claims:

See the Clinical Test Report (pdf, 5 Mb)

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