What Is the Strongest Kind of Prescription Deodorant?

What Is the Strongest Kind of Prescription Deodorant?

As of 2014, the strongest kind of prescription deodorant is Drysol, which functions largely as an anti-perspirant deodorant. Drysol contains aluminum chloride hexahydrate in an anhydrous alcohol formula, which is essentially a stronger version of the aluminum chloride found in most over-the-counter deodorants.

The key ingredient to look for in a high-performing deodorant is aluminum, which is available over the counter in most deodorants, but only at a maximum concentration of 20 percent. Prescription products can irritate the skin, but may provide a higher concentration of this controversial deodorant ingredient.

Although the industry has raised concerns about parabens and aluminum in deodorants, particularly prescription-strength products that have aluminum in a higher concentration, one scientist with the Personal Care Products Council argues that they have been used safely for years.