A to Z of Anti-perspirants

The A To Z Of Antiperspirant


Keep your cool all day long – find the best antiperspirants to reduce sweating and discover beautifully scented deodorants to give you lasting freshness and confidence.


Deodorants and antiperspirants both fight bacteria responsible for sweaty odours. Antiperspirants additionally reduce sweating.

How do antiperspirants work?

Antiperspirants contain deodorising active ingredients that prevent bacteria growth and even reduce the amount of odour-producing bacteria. Antiperspirants are formulated to help reduce sweating, but are also effective as a deodorant as bacteria growth is inhibited due to a lower ph and less wetness.

Most long-lasting antiperspirants work by temporarily blocking the sweat glands on the surface of the skin so that less sweat can pass through.

Deodorants, on the other hand, target the smell associated with sweat. They contain alcohol or other high-performance active ingredients that are ethyl alcohol-free.

People with easily irritated skin may choose products without alcohol. Ethyl alcohol-free products such as NIVEA Sensitive Protect Roll-On keep skin happy while providing lasting freshness.

Just like classic deodorants, antiperspirants come in all sorts of different scents. Pick the scent to match your mood, such as NIVEA Stress Protect Spray or another fresh scent.
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Ethyl alcohol free antiperspirants – whether roll-ons, sticks or antiperspirant sprays – have specially developed formulated that are kind and gentle on your skin to keep underarms feeling fresher without any irritation. If you’re looking for a mild and non-irritating deodorant, try NIVEA Protect & Care Anti-perspirant Spray for Women which contains precious NIVEA Creme ingredients that are known for their caring properties.

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Tips for reducing excessive sweating and unwanted odours

There are a number of things you can do to reduce excessive sweating. Finding an antiperspirant that effectively reduces sweating is one of them. But you should also watch what you eat: eating too spicy, too salty or too hot can increase sweating.

Apply an antiperspirant such as NIVEA Stress Protect 48h Antiperspirant Roll-On in the morning and reapply throughout the day, if necessary.

Be kind to your skin: wearing breathable, natural fabrics and choosing bed linen made of natural fabrics rather than synthetics are great ways to help the skin keep cool naturally. Similarly, layering up rather than relying on one thick jumper helps your body to control its temperature.


There are lots of antiperspirants to choose from. Find the one that suits your individual needs and leaves you feeling confident. Which antiperspirant is the best for me?


Aluminium salts – what you need to know

There are a lot of rumours about aluminium salts and their effects. The fact is they are an active ingredient in antiperspirants due to their ability to reduce the production of sweat. Here’s what studies say on antiperspirants

Aluminum salts reduce sweat flow in the underarm area by constricting the upper part of sweat glands. They also help to reduce the amount of bacteria that cause the smell associated with sweat.

Like any other ingredients used in cosmetics, aluminium salts are strictly regulated and subject to stringent safety controls and scientific testing. So, you can feel confident in the knowledge they are all safe for your body. Try the NIVEA range to find the best antiperspirant or deodorant for you.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.