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Deodorants and Antiperspirants




Did Pepe le Pew just walk in or was it just you? Time for some deodorant. Or maybe what you really need is an antiperspirant. There is a big difference, you know and it will be the prime issue to consider when shopping.
* '''Deodorants '''
** The purpose of a deodorant (as the name implies) is meant to keep foul odors at bay by covering the smell. Deodorants alone do NOT prevent you from sweating nor will they prevent the accumulation of sweat from occurring, the foremost culprit of odor-causing bacteria.
** It can be used not just on the underarms, but also on other areas of the body.
* '''Antiperspirants'''
** These actually prevent you from sweating, thus helping to eliminate odor directly from the source.
** Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Glycine is one of the most popular active ingredients used in antiperspirants.
** A combination antiperspirant/deodorant acts to both reduce perspiration and enhance the body's odor.

Form Factor



Both deodorants and antiperspirants come in a variety of forms. Mostly choosing a form factor is purely personal preference, although some will vouch that one is hands down better than the rest. Here are the pros and cons of each. Try them out and decide for yourself which suits you best.



The Ratings



Choosing a deodorant/antiperspirant shouldn't be hard, although sometimes you can end up with a dud. Whether you typically choose a stick, roll-on, or gel, here are some popular brands and the low down on what holds up to the heat, and what makes you stink so bad that even Pepe dives for cover. Before reading on, remember the disclaimer to deodorant/antiperspirant reviews -- everyone has a different body chemistry and will react differently to what they put on their skin, so what works on you or me may not work on the next guy.





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