How to choose your deodorant


What causes these unpleasant odours?

Perspiration is a natural phenomenon, essential for regulating body temperature.Perspiration increases with effort such as exercise. The unpleasant smells are caused by the dead cells and bacteria on the surface of the skin that are mixed in with the sweat.

What is a deodorant?

There are three types of deodorants designed to conceal unpleasant body odour: anti-odour deodorants, antiperspirants and de-perspirants. The latter two also act on the flow of perspiration. Aptonia deodorants are available as sticks, sprays and roll-ons.

What is the difference between a deodorant and an antiperspirant?

Deodorants act on bacteria by attacking and concealing unpleasant odours with their perfumed ingredients, by absorbing the perspiration thanks to the talc that prevents the odours from being released quickly and easily, or by limiting the presence of bacteria under the armpits thanks to their alcohol-based composition.

Antiperspirants regulate the quantity of sweat produced under the armpit, thanks to an active ingredient that is dissolved in the sweat, leaving a thin film on the surface of the skin that limits perspiration, while allowing the skin to breathe.

Deodorants just for feet

The feet are another part of the human body that sweats a lot. This sweat, caused by humidity when you walk, can be limited using active ingredients, such as talc, that absorb humidity. We recommend the spray-on Aptonia foot deodorant, which can be applied directly to the feet or in your shoes, to help combat unpleasant foot odours.

The size of the deodorant matters too!

Opt for smaller deodorants, such as the roll-on deodorants in the Aptonia range, that do not take up too much space in your sports or toiletries bag.

Stéphanie Mouragues
Product manager
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