It’s summer, the sun’s out, the weather is perfect and you’re enjoying everything about your day, from your daily exercise to your walk around the neighbourhood. Then, you run a few errands, stop in front of the unending rows of deodorants and start to wonder which one you should opt for. Another question arises, even more troubling: “What exactly is the difference between a deodorant and an antiperspirant?”
How to choose between a deodorant and an antiperspirant? The answer to your every question.
We know, it can be confusing. But we are here to help, and you’ll see, it’s much simpler than you thought!
Both deodorants and antiperspirants share similarities, but they have their own unique advantages when it comes to opting for one or the other. But, first things first: let’s break the biggest myth in the world of sweat and odour.
Contrary to popular belief, sweat does not smell bad. It’s a bacteria called corynebacteria that lives on our armpits eating our sweat and then creating the odor which we all despise so much. Deodorants have antibacterial agents that can eliminate this bacteria and leave us odorless. However, deodorants will not prevent you from sweating.
That’s where antiperspirants come into play, as they work very differently from deodorants. Conventional antiperspirants usually contain between 15% to 24% aluminum compounds such as aluminum chlorohydrate or aluminum zirconium. These aluminum compounds are very small and are able to get into your sweat pores to create a plug, which will stop you from sweating. Because there is no sweat, there is no food for the odor-causing bacteria, therefore it will not be able to produce foul smelling acids. That’s how antiperspirants prevent you from sweating and from smelling bad.
Many studies over the years have theorized links between aluminum and diseases such as breast cancer and Alzheimer’s, which is why we created an antiperspirant that is 100% aluminum-free. They also do not contain any potentially other synthetic ingredients such as parabens preservatives, artificial fragrances or dyes. Note: our deodorants are also 100% aluminum-free.
Since you now know the difference, all that’s left to do is to choose the one that answers your needs. There is no good or bad answer, whether you go for a Green Beaver deodorant or antiperspirant, you will have made the right choice. Oh, and also smell a couple of our products to find the one that is exactly how you like. With our 10 different scents (plus one unscented option), we have a feeling you will find the right fit for you.
Enjoy your summer and stop worrying about sweat and odour, the aluminum-free solution that really works is here!