What Is Non-Antiperspirant Deodorant?


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Deodorant that is not an antiperspirant does not keep a person from sweating, but does mask, reduce or eliminate the odor associated with perspiration. Non-antiperspirant deodorant works by neutralizing the odor-producing bacteria found in sweat. Non-antiperspirant deodorant typically does not contain aluminum, which is the active ingredient in antiperspirant.

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Antiperspirant is controversial because it contains aluminum and other synthetic chemicals, and because it impacts the body's removal of toxins by inhibiting sweat glands. Non-antiperspirant deodorants are available with synthetic or natural ingredients. Because non-antiperspirant deodorants do not block perspiration, sweaty areas may still produce wet spots on clothing, though they should not have a foul odor.

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