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.