Health And Hygeine: Deoderant And Anti-Perspirant Sticks Vs. Gels

Find out the differences between deodorant and anti-perspirant sticks versus the gels.

Millions of dollars are spent each year on deodorant and anti-perspirant sales. As a consumer, you want to find just the right product that will meet your needs in a deodorant and anti-perspirant, by providing the odor control and wetness protection you require.

There is also another factor you may also want to keep in mind; there is a difference between deodorants and anti-perspirants. A deodorant offers an odor-controlling element, whereas, the anti-perspirant offers odor control, as well as, wetness protection. Many products today include both odor control, and wetness protection.

Since there are several brands of deodorants and anti-perspirants to choose from, deciding which deodorant or anti-perspirant is right for you can prove to be quite a dilemma today. Complicating your decision, is the wide array of different forms available, starting with the solid stick, the roll-on, spray, cream or the gel.


First of all, in order to aid the buyer's decision of what deodorant or anti-perspirant to choose, we need to break down the differences in the solid stick deodorant and anti-perspirant versus the gel.

Let's look at the stick deodorant and anti-perspirant compared to the gel form. The stick form of a deodorant or anti-perspirant is a solid compound of the product that usually can be moved up easily with a twist of the round disc at the bottom. The drawback with this form of the product is that it could produce a white residue of the substance under your arm, with more or less of the product, depending on the amount of times the deodorant and antiperspirant is applied. The advantage, however, to the solid is, that it takes little or no time for the product to dry once applied.

Next, we need to compare the differences with the gel form of a deodorant and anti-perspirant. The gel form of a deodorant and anti-perspirant is just as effective as the solid in providing odor control and wetness protection. The gel product usually is dispersed through tiny perforated holes at the top, with a twist of a disc at the bottom. There also can be an advantage to using this product compared to the stick form. Since this product is a clear gel, it does not leave the white residue that a solid stick can.

More than half of women today, choose the clear gel, to avoid the white residue.

However, there can be a disadvantage to this product as well. It may take a little more time for the product to dry on the skin, which may be a drawback if you are looking to save time in daily hygiene preparation.

There is comparatively little or no difference in price, when buying either a solid or gel form of deodorant or anti-perspirant, where the price of a product can be somewhat of a factor in our buying decision.

Finally, when choosing a deodorant or anti-perspirant it ultimately becomes an individual preference, in deciding to purchase either a solid or gel form of the product.

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