comparing antiperspirants and deodorants

Comparing antiperspirants and deodorants

Keep your cool all day long – Find the best antiperspirants to reduce sweating.

What is the difference between antiperspirants and deodorants?

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

How do antiperspirants work?

Deodorants contain deodorising active ingredients that prevent bacteria growth and even reduce the amount of odour-producing bacteria. Antiperspirants are formulated to help reduce sweating itself 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 alcohol-free.

People with easily irritated skin may choose products without alcohol. Alcohol-free products such as NIVEA Dry Comfort Plus Antiperspirant Stick or NIVEA Fresh Natural Deodorant Roll-on keep skin happy while providing lasting freshness.

Just like classic deodorants, antiperspirants come in all sorts of different scents and even fragrance free. Pick the scent to match your mood, such as NIVEA Stress Protect Spray or another fresh scent.

Happy underarms

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.

Protection – even in stressful situations

Find out the best way to keep stress at bay and prevent unwanted odours and wetness with specially formulated antiperspirant even in stressful situations.

Tips for reducing excessive sweating and unwanted odours

Hyperhidrosis has nothing to do with poor hygiene – but there are some 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 our 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 linin 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.

Choosing the best antiperspirant for you

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?

With the right antiperspirant, you radiate confidence and feel comfortable in your own skin.

If you tend to excess sweating, it is important to choose a strong antiperspirant that lasts for up to 48 hours.

With antiperspirant sprays, roll-ons and sticks, there are so many options to choose from.

On the days when you are in a hurry, you might want to reach for the antiperspirant spray. 

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to format. Some women prefer the feel of a roll-on, while others like the texture of antiperspirant sticks. 

The good news is that each application format is as effective and easy to use as the next.
Antiperspirant for every type of woman

Antiperspirants for sensitive skin

Alcohol-free antiperspirants such as NIVEA Pure & Sensitive Antiperspirant Spray are even developed for sensitive skin.
Antiperspirant for every type of woman

Sweat protection for sports and exercising

Antiperspirants like NIVEA Stress Protect Anti-Perspirant keep the sweat under control, so you can put all your energy into your workout.
Antiperspirant for every type of woman

Small and powerful: Antiperspirants for the office

Roll-on antiperspirants help to keep on top of perspiration on the go. With their discreet size, they make the perfect accompaniment to any handbag for renewed freshness wherever you are.
Antiperspirant for every type of woman

Antiperspirants for nights out

Whether you are rocking the little black dress or ready to rock the stage, NIVEA Invisible Black & White Clear 48hr Anti-Perspirant Roll-On keeps you smelling fresh the whole evening.
Antiperspirant for every type of woman

NIVEA deodorants

NIVEA deodorants such as NIVEA Fresh Comfort Roll-On are particularly gentle and caring – great for anyone who has sensitive skin.

Smooth and beautiful underarms

With specially formulated antiperspirants, excessive sweating will be a thing of the past – no matter how sensitive your skin is.

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 with aluminium salts:

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 whether you prefer conventional antiperspirants or aluminium-free deodorants, 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.