How to use Carpe Lotion

How It Works

Rather than applying liquid chalk to your palms or trying to make them
more grippy with resin, Carpe stops foot and hand perspiration at the source — sweat glands. The crystallized active ingredient of Carpe serves as a sweatgland-level barrier to the sweat, thereby preventing it from reaching the surface.

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How to Use Carpe

Carpe is simple and effective - here's how to use it!

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:

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Use Carpe right before bed: Best results arise after 2-4 weeks

1. Wash and dry
your hands
2. Apply a pea-sized amount
of Carpe to your palms
3. Rub your palms
together for 45-60 seconds
4. Apply more often as
needed, 3x a day
1. Dry your feet
(wash if you can)
2. Apply a small amount
of Carpe to your feet
3. Rub in vigorously
for 45-60 seconds
4. Wait until Carpe
has absorbed

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How quickly will I see results?
    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.
  • Is Carpe going to irritate my skin?
    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.
  • How long does a tube last?
    A tube of Carpe last a month on average, with thrice-daily usage.
  • Does Carpe have a scent?
    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.
  • How can I make Carpe work best?
    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.
  • It feels sticky - am I doing something wrong?
    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.
  • Will Carpe work for hyperhidrosis?
    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!

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