Your Buying Guide to Deodorants and Anti-Perspirants
When you smell nice, you feel nice. Deodorants and anti-perspirants cover the body's scent so, even when you are sweaty, you won't be able to smell the undesirable odor that your body emits.
And so, we're going to discuss the different types of deodorants and anti-perspirants, what other buyers are saying, what to look out for and some of the most popular brands.
Types of Deodorants and Anti-Perspirants
It is a deodorant in a creamy bar form. As the name suggest, the deodorant is in solid state; however, the formulation of deodorants is such that; they melt easily while rubbing on the skin. The problem with some solid deodorant is that, on occasion, they can melt and leak. Due to climate change or atmospheric change — while travelling in a plane.
Roll-on deodorant is basically liquid deodorant, with ball tip on the top of the container. Roll-on deodorants are considered good for very cold regions, as many solid deodorants gets hard in cold. But, one common problems with roll-on deodorant is that; most of them leave behind residue. And, like solid, roll-on’s can also leak when atmospheric changes.
Paste deodorant are not very common, but they are very effective. Paste deodorants usually natural, and go for people looking for healthy alternative to artificial deodorants. As they are natural, and doesn’t contain Aluminum, they are not very good with sweat protection. But, as long as body odour is concerned — they are excellent.
Crystal deodorants are probably the most recent form of a deodorant. These deodorant basically consists of mineral rocks. Although, many company claims crystal deodorant to be aluminum-free, but they do contain aluminum, in the form of Alum. The performance of any crystal deodorant is more than satisfying, and the price is also very less. Apart from this, this deodorant can easily last for more than a year.
Mostly you’ll find clinical strength deodorant in patch form. The patch deodorant works similar to nicotine patch. You apply the patch on the area which sweats the most and leave it for some time. You skin will absorb all the igredients — including aluminum — and you’ll stop sweating. Patch are usually expensive than normal deodorants or antiperspirant and they contain a very large amount of aluminum.
What Other Buyers Are Saying
There are many deodorants and anti-perspirants that are available, which can be tried and used. And it depends on what kind you want and prefer.
Here are some feedback that one of the famous deodorants, Dove Men + Care Extra Fresh Aerosol Anti-Perspirant Deodorant has received from its customers:
Ok for a few minutes if in a hot weather but after 20 minutes it fades away. Doesn't last very long at all! Very disappointed to be honest, plus it leaves white marks and irritation occurs which is really annoying as it says on the packaging that it shouldn't. Love most dove products but will stay away from this in future, if i had known that before wouldn't have bought a pack of 3.
this product does not stop me from sweating but it do smell amazing!, i always get compliments, people always thinks its an aftershave, when i tell them its just a deodorant that look at me shocked, so i have gave it 4 out of 5 stars mainly because it does not stop me from sweating, but you never smell of horrible B.O.
Purchased this on S&S as it was super cheap. Can not really go wrong with this item and it does the job without any complaints. Sadly the price has gone way up now.
What to Look Out for
When you buy an deodorant or anti-perspirant, read on the list of ingredients to make sure that you are not allergic to it. Consult your doctor if an allergic reaction takes place. Also, it depends on what kind of deodorant you want to use. Be it a roll-on, stick, spray or crystal.
Most Popular Brands
Dove -is a household name that has been popular and top of the line deodorant or anti-perspirant. It manufactures deodorants that provides protection from body odor for a long time and don't contain irritants.
Odaban - manufactures deodorants that provide effective protection from excessive sweat, helping you go through your day carefree.
Sweat Block - manufactures clinical strength anti-perspirants that offers extended effectiveness to control sweat for up to 7 days. These safely and effectively treats excessive sweating.