Strong enough for a man but made for a woman! Really? That iconic line is the advertising tag for a popular deodorant. It supports the notion that men and women perspire differently and require different products for effectiveness.
Do they really? We put the theory to the test and reviewed the attributes of the best-selling deodorants for women along with the best-selling deodorants for men. The products found on our best selling list had to provide the following deodorant and antiperspirant benefits:
- Eliminate body odor
- Reduce perspiration
- Not irritate skin
- Provide long lasting protection
But Deodorant Or Antiperspirant?
What is the difference? Either one works to control body odor – which not actually caused by sweat itself. Sweat is almost odorless. The smell comes from bacteria breaking down the perspiration. The most vulnerable areas of the body are probably the armpits – where a lot of sweat is secreted and bacteria can thrive.
Deodorants are formulated with chemicals to alter the bacterial breakdown and eliminate or mask the odor. They are classified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as cosmetics.
Antiperspirants are formulated to plug up the pores and reduce or stop sweating. The chemical most commonly used to control perspiration wetness is aluminum. The FDA calls antiperspirants (and deodorants combined with antiperspirants) over-the-counter drugs
3 Best-selling Deodorants for Men
DOVE Men’s + Care Cool Silver Deodorant
Dove Men’s + Care Cool Silver Deodorant is formulated to provide a man with 48-hour protection against odor and a fresh, cool, masculine fragrance. The product offers a non-irritating application and moisturizers to soothe the skin.
ARM & HAMMER Essentials Natural Deodorant
The Arm & Hammer line of deodorants and antiperspirants are infused with baking soda for odor protection. The natural formula does not contain aluminum, parabens, colorants or animal derived ingredients. Even the product’s fragrance is a natural blend of lavender, citrus and soft floral scents. Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant is also available in a fragrance free formula.
DEGREE MEN Antiperspirant & Deodorant
Degree Men Antiperspirant & Deodorant combines the wetness protection of an antiperspirant with the odor fighting formula of a deodorant. Formulated to activate with body heat this product delivers all day protection from perspiration and odor with a clean, pleasant fragrance. The non-irritating formula is safe for sensitive skin.
3 Best-selling Antiperspirants for Men
DOVE Men’s + Care Antiperspirant Twin Pack
Dove Men’s + Care [Extra Fresh] Antiperspirant represents the company’s first antiperspirant product designed specifically for men. Dove Men’s + [Extra Fresh] antiperspirant combines essential ingredients like aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex and stearyl alcohol with hydrogenated Castor Oil and sunflower seed oil to offer 48-hour protection against wetness and odor and moisturize skin!
GILLETTE Clear Gel Cool Wave Antiperspirant
One application and it becomes evident why Gillette consistently wins awards as a best-selling antiperspirant for men. Gillette Clear Gel Cool Wave Antiperspirant is among the top. The clear gel application goes on with a light, fresh scent. The product provides long lasting protection against odor and wetness without irritating even sensitive skin. The fast drying formula doesn’t stain clothes or dry skin.
DOVE Men’s + Care Clinical Protection Antiperspirant
Dove Men’s + Care Clinical Protection Antiperspirant raised the bar on the product line. Formulated with advanced technologies to last all day and night the antiperspirant contains prescription strength protection against odor and wetness. Dermatologist tested this product is clinically proven to acclimate to the body without irritation.
3 Best-selling Deodorants for Women
LADY SPEED STICK Powder Fresh Invisible Dry Deodorant
Lady Speed Stick Powder Fresh Invisible Dry Deodorant is designed with a scent renewal formula offering all day freshness and protection. The special application leaves no white residue on clothes or skin. The powder fresh fragrance of this deodorant that goes on dry, stays dry and does not irritate sensitive skin makes it a best-sellling deodorant for women.
ADVANCED BEAUTY SYSTEMS 8 Ounce Enchanted Fragrance
Advanced Beauty Systems Enchanted Fragrance is a Bodycology body mist. Designed to leave a behind a soft fragrance as well as energize the senses this product may be sprayed on the body or infused in the air. Formulated with conditioners and Aloe Vera to hydrate the skin this popular mist leaves the allure of all over freshness.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA Deodorant Antiperspirant
The Oscar Deodorant is designed with the odor control of a deodorant and the wetness control of an antiperspirant. The long lasting effectiveness of this combination provides all day protection and comfort with the exotic scent of sandalwood, jasmine, lavender and basil.
3 Best Antiperspirants for Women
DOVE Ultimate Visibly Smooth Wild Rose Antiperspirant
Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth Wild Rose Antiperspirant is formulated with natural extractions for protection and translucent moistures to soothe skin. The addition of a Pro-Epil Complex sets this product apart. Consistent use diminishes the appearance of underarm hair, softens and makes shaving easier without leaving stubble or irritating delicate skin. The total effectiveness of this product wins awards as a best-selling antiperspirant for women
SOFT & DRI Antiperspirant Aerosol Soft Scent
Soft & Dri Antiperspirant Aerosol Soft Scent provides protection from odor and wetness in an easy to use, quick drying spray. The non-staining formula is gentle on the skin even after shaving. This antiperspirant is designed to provide 24-hour confident protection.
DOVE Ultimate Go Fresh Revive Antiperspirant
Dove’s Ultimate Go Fresh Revive Antiperspirant delights the senses with the crisp scents of pomegranate and lemon verbena. The clean, fresh feeling lasts all day as the antiperspirant protects against body odor and perspiration. Formulated to last for 48-hours without irritation.
His and Hers?
Well, if you read the labels, the chemicals used as active ingredients in men’s and women’s products are practically identical. The main difference between men’s and women’s products seems to be the choice of fragrances. Men like spicier smells, women like floral ones. You can search for the one you like best and order for convenient delivery to your door at THE BEAUTYCLIX STORE.
Studies show that women have more sweat glands than men – but actually produce less perspiration. And some people concerned about the effects of chemicals on our bodies think that the chemicals used to make effective antiperspirants cause hormonal changes in women. So…do women really need antiperspirants?
Well, some do and some don’t! Since studies have been unable to establish a direct link between antiperspirants and cancer, you probably don’t need to worry about it. But if you do, the best antiperspirant for women to control body odor might be one of the best-selling deodorants.
Women and men – as well as those you associate with – will be happier with something to help them smell good and stay fresh all day!