Antiperspirant or Deodorant?
by Marcus Fritze on Dec 27, 2022
How is an antiperspirant / antiperspirant different from a deodorant?
Antiperspirant and antiperspirant basically mean exactly the same thing. In English, the word antiperspirant is used for an antiperspirant. However, antiperspirants / antiperspirants are fundamentally different from deodorants in terms of their effect and use. By forming pore plugs, antiperspirants / antiperspirants reduce the amount of sweat escaping or direct the sweat to areas of the skin where perspiration can occur more easily. Deodorants contain odor-inhibiting ingredients that mostly cover or absorb the smell of sweat. Deodorants also contain antiperspirant ingredients, but usually in such a small amount that the problem of underarm wetness is not reduced by a deodorant.
Differences in use between antiperspirant and deodorant
Antiperspirants / antiperspirants also differ greatly from deodorants in terms of how they are used: While a deodorant is used daily, usually after morning hygiene, antiperspirants / antiperspirants are applied less often. ODABAN - Spray is only used in the evening before going to bed. After initial daily application, application can be quickly reduced to just 1-2 times per week. This brings with it a strong sense of independence and freedom, since you no longer have to think about using a deodorant every day.
These differences are noticeable in the effect as well as in the price. A deodorant usually only costs a few euros, whereas antiperspirants / antiperspirants are usually more expensive depending on size and quality. However, the higher price of an antiperspirant / antiperspirant is put into perspective noticeably if you consider that just 30 ml of antiperspirant can last for half a year when used under the armpits. A deodorant, on the other hand, usually only lasts a few weeks.
This effectively saves money, reduces the hassle of having to buy more and protects the environment.