Deodorant vs. Antiperspirant: What Should You Choose?

Deodorant vs. Antiperspirant: What Should You Choose?

February 12, 2020

Deodorant vs. Antiperspirant: What Should You Choose?

It’s safe to say that the majority of the world uses deodorants and antiperspirants to control under arm odor and perspiration. After all, no one wants to stink, right? But with this fact comes one big issue: the lack of understanding when it comes to the differing functions of deodorants and antiperspirants, and the use of these words interchangeably.

Thinking that the two are the same can set people up to believe that their deodorant isn’t performing the way that it should, when in reality they were expecting the performance of an antiperspirant (not the same)! So, what is each product created to do for us non-stink-liking folks and how do you know what to choose?

Deodorant: Formulated to reduce underarm odor by inhibiting odor-causing bacteria through the use of ingredients with antibacterial properties

Antiperspirant:  Formulated to reduce underarm perspiration and odor through the use of sweat duct blocking aluminum salts

Whichever you decide to use ultimately comes down to personal preference, however there are a few downfalls to using a sweat-stopping antiperspirant as opposed to just an odor-busting deodorant. Our natural deodorants are aluminum-free and work hard to prevent underarm odor with high-quality, plant-based ingredients. To learn more about why an aluminum-free option might be best for you, check out our blog post that dives into the details here!

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