What effects does it have?

What is it?

Products used to reduce body odour or sweating.

It's also known as Antiperspirant.

How long does it last?

Deodorants usually require regular reapplication on at least a daily basis.

More information

  • Deodorants are products that neutralise body odours. They often also add a fragrance to help conceal any remaining body odour.
  • Antiperspirants additionally reduce the amount of sweat the body produces. Sweat encourages the growth of microbes that are responsible for body odours.

If you experience ongoing problems with body odour or excessive sweating, you can find more information and advice on the NHS Choices website.

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