Yellow staining bases on a complex interaction of skin lipids, sebum, sweat components, laundry detergent and antiperspirant active. Several factors are involved, including the frequency of application, amount of antiperspirant product used, frequency of changing clothes, intensity of washing clothes, individual composition of sweat, content of minerals or trace elements in the tap water and the constitution of the fabric itself. The best way to reduce yellow stains in your clothes is to let the deodorant product dry completely before putting on clothes.
However, it is important to note that yellow stains may occur also without presence of any antiperspirant ingredients, similar to a yellow stained collar, where skin lipids together with dirt particles of the air cause persistent stains which cannot be removed easily anymore. In some cases, staining is associated with bleeding of fabric dyes.
For anyone who would like to reduce the appearance of yellow marks on black or white clothes, we recommend using a deodorant from our NIVEA Invisible Black & White range.