The right deodorant for every type
The Deodorant Varieties
Deodorant types: Classic, popular, effective – the deodorant spray
Handy and small – roll-on deodorants
Compact and always on hand – the deodorant stick
The NIVEA overview: different types of deodorant
- Deodorant spray and atomisers have been immensely popular since as early as 1965 and are the undisputed number one choice among consumers. The deodorant spray result at the press of a button is convenient and ensures an ideal distribution of the active and nurturing ingredients. The whole armpit is refreshed and given a great fragrance.
- The second most popular type is the handy roll on deodorant, which came onto the market in the 1950s. Thanks to its practical applicator, you can apply the deodorant’s active ingredients with great precision, and it’s now even available in an aluminium-free version.
- The deodorant stick is catching up, too, but is currently still in third place. Stick Deodorant leaves behind a thin layer of cream on the skin, offering reliable protection and leaving the skin feeling dry.
- Deodorant creams work in a very similar way: they prevent odour-forming bacteria and provide the skin under the arms with moisture and nourishing ingredients. Most deodorant creams are alcohol-free and are therefore also ideal for sensitive skin.
NIVEA Pure & Natural Action Roll-on – effective deodorant
protection without aluminium
The nature-identical active ingredient BIO-FLORINE® in our Pure & Natural Action range provides the optimal combination of mild NIVEA care, and effective deodorant protection, allowing your skin to breathe freely!
The fragrances of Fresh Pure, Natural and Pure, as well as the Men’s deodorant ranges 'Active' and 'Ocean' are also available as a deodorant spray.
Mild protection for sensitive skin – NIVEA Sensitive
Deodorant – myths that just won’t go away
Sweating makes you slim and
sweat smells…or does it?
There is also a persistent rumour that sweating makes you slim. If only that were true! Unfortunately this belief is wrong. When we sweat, we only lose water – not fat. The weight loss is balanced out even after taking a drink break.
Belief number three: It’s not just sport that makes us sweat – spicy food has the same effect. There is some truth to this rumour! Hot spices boost our metabolism and promote the circulation. The body reacts to this by producing more sweat.
Do deodorants leave stains on our clothing?
NIVEA explains deodorant myths.
Which are true and which are just rumours?
- If you take a cold shower, you won’t sweat. This is only true in the short term. A cold shower certainly does cool the body down, but the body balances out the temperature after a short time.
- If you use deodorants on freshly shaved skin, you risk getting razor burn. Wrong: razor burn is not caused by deodorants, but because sensitive skin is irritated by shaving. Use a shaving foam or shaving gel to protect your skin. You should then go for a deodorant without alcohol, such as NIVEA Pure & Sensitive Spray. Nevertheless, avoid applying antiperspirant for a while after shaving.
- Another belief: Deodorants and antiperspirants block the pores in the skin. In fact, aluminium-free deodorants work on the surface of the skin, neutralising odour-forming bacteria. In contrast, the antiperspirant ingredients constrict the pores for a limited lime to reduce sweating. This ensures a fresh feeling and has absolutely no negative effects on your skin. It can continue to breathe freely.