Published on July 21, 2014
HOW DO ANTIPERSPIRANTS WORK? While deodorants are designed solely to mask the smell of body odour, antiperspirants like the Shield range of products work not only to get rid of odour but to stop any underarm flow of sweat as well. Antiperspirants work by preventing sweat from reaching the skin’s surface using active ingredients that dissolve in the sweat on the skin, forming a gel that acts as a type of plug to stop more sweat from being released. It might surprise you, but sweat itself doesn’t smell. Body odour actually comes from the minute faeces excreted by the bacteria that live on your skin and feed on your sweat. This is a totally natural process. Antiperspirants contain antimicrobials that work to kill the bacteria and slow their reproduction, so you stay fresher longer. They also contain fragrance and skin conditioners that keep you smelling clean and your underarms feeling soft. For women, our Fine Fragrance range (/en/women/products/fine-fragrance- happy-aerosol) offers a variety of fresh-smelling antiperspirants while still providing excellent protection.