Antiperspirant vs. deodorant

Antiperspirant vs. Deodorant: What is the difference?

What’s the difference between deodorant and antiperspirant? When you know the ins and outs, choosing one that works for you is easy.

Here’s our quick guide full of tips for which one to choose and when, so you stay feeling protected all day long – no matter what your choice is.

Antiperspirant vs deodorant. What’s the difference?

It’s simple. Deodorant protects against odour, while antiperspirant protects against sweat too. Deodorant will help keep you fresh, whilst antiperspirant helps to control sweat, perfect if you want to avoid underarm wetness. Aluminium salts are the active ingredient that make the antiperspirant reduce sweat.

If sweat is not a worry, you can choose deodorant with 0% aluminium salts for all day freshness. 

Which one should you choose?

Tailor your protection to your needs. Having a relaxing day? Try the cool scent of Dove Go Fresh 0% Aluminium Cucumber & Green Tea to stay fresh. Hectic day at work ahead? Choose Dove Original Antiperspirant to stay feeling fresh and dry from meeting to meeting.

How do they compare?

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    They offer different protection.

    Antiperspirant and deodorants with 0% aluminium salts both help to keep you fresh. The key difference is the aluminium salts, which control the amount that you sweat. 

    Dove Antiperspirant contains aluminium and offer up to 48 hours of sweat and odour protection. 

    Dove 0% Aluminium Deodorant offers up to 24 hours of odour protection, keeping you fresh throughout the day. 

     

     

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    They both provide all day freshness.

    All of our antiperspirant and aluminium-free deodorant is beautifully fragranced – and there’s a scent to suit every mood. Need to revitalise your senses? Dove Go Fresh will give you a fresh kick of cucumber and green tea when you need it most. Or wrap yourself in our delicate Dove original scent, giving you a soft and gentle start to your day. 

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    There’s one to suit your needs.

    We have a range of aluminium-free deodorants and antiperspirants to suit your needs with different fragrances. The choice is yours! 

    If you are looking for protection against sweat and odour, our Dove Original Antiperspirant will keep you fresh and dry from morning to night. 

    If all you need is something to keep fresh, our Go Fresh 0% Aluminium Cucumber & Green Tea Deodorant delivers a refreshing boost. 

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    They both care for your underarms.

    Whether you choose one of our antiperspirants or you prefer a Dove deodorant without aluminium, your underarms will get all the care they deserve leaving them soft and smooth. 

    Both Dove antiperspirant and our 0% aluminium salts deodorants contain 0% alcohol to reduce skin irritation, as well as our unique ¼ moisturising cream to care for your underarms.

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