Did you know that the average adult produces a litre of sweat a day? In this section you can find out how antiperspirants and deodorants keep you feeling fresh and smelling good as well as the difference between them.
This page will let you learn all about the science behind your favourite deodorants and antiperspirants. Deodorants use ingredients such as alcohol and antimicrobials to kill bacteria and include fragrance to mask bad smells. You will also be able to learn about the safety of these products and why they are necessary in the first place.
Despite leading oncologists concluding in 2008 that there is no scientific evidence that deodorants or antiperspirants cause cancer, there are still reports in the media of these products being a danger. This page was created to allay any fears and explain the science, with evidence from leading cancer charities.
Antiperspirants and deodorants are among the most widely and frequently used cosmetic products. They are also one of products that receive the most negative media attention. These products are usually applied on a daily basis, so it is important to feel confident that they are safe to use.
What is the difference between a deodorant and an antiperspirant?
Put simply, antiperspirants are designed specifically to prevent you sweating, while deodorants don't stop you sweating but kill bacteria and mask underarm smells with fragrance.