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How To Make Sure You're Buying The Right Deo

Ask yourself these crucial questions to find out.

Not all products are created equal - especially when it comes to deodorants. Before you decide on which deo you’re buying, ask yourself these qs to make sure that you’re taking home the one that’ll care for your underarms the most.


Ask: Is it derma-recommended?
What sets a deodorant apart from the rest of the products in the cosmetics aisle is whether the skin experts (i.e. dermatologists) will actually recommend it to consumers. Dermas are known to be stringent when it comes to testing and making sure a product delivers, so if they approve of it, you can be more sure that you’re getting your money’s worth.


Ask: Does it care for your skin?

Most people forget that underarms are still, well, skin. This means that in order for them to appear healthy and even-toned, you need to use deodorants that give it extra care with moisturizing ingredients like Sunflower Seed Oil, Glycerin, and vitamin E. Bonus: Extra moisturizing formulas like this can help your skin recover faster from shaving, too!


Ask: Is it an anti-perspirant?

Deodorant or anti-perspirant? What’s the difference anyway? Anti-perspirants control sweat and body odor (B.O.) in two ways: first, by preventing sweat reaching the skin surface, and second, by reducing the bacteria that causes body odor. Deodorants, on the otherhand, only contain antimicrobial agents to prevent body odour; they do not control the flow of sweat.


Ask: Is it the best formula for you?

It boils down to what you really prefer, really. There are many different types of deodorants in the market now, so you can definitely find one that suits your taste. Our shopping tips: Roll-ons are usually best for gals who aren’t heavy sweaters and have more time in the a.m. to wait for their deo to dry on their skin. Stick formulas are more tote-friendly for those who travel a lot and want more protection from heavy sweating. Always on the go? Then opt for a spray, since these dry asap and you can quickly blast it on in just five seconds.

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