Living on a sunny tropical island has its perks — lush sceneries, awesome beaches — but it also comes with a few cons. One is dealing with (sometimes scorching) hot weather and the inevitable sweating that makes us feel icky and uncomfortable. Not to mention that sweaty streak marks on clothes and body odour can be embarrassing. Good for us, there are some great options in the market that may help us with these woes.
Deodorant vs. Antiperspirant: what's the difference?
Yes, they're two different things! A deodorant, as its name suggests, helps to mask any body odour caused by sweating and reduces the odour-causing bacteria in your 'pits. These formulas are considered cosmetic since they don't really alter any of your bodily functions.
On the other hand, an antiperspirant is specifically formulated to block your sweat glands and typically contains aluminium as the main "blocking" agent. As such, it's classified as a drug by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There are some experts who say prolonged use of these formulas can be potentially linked to breast cancer, due to the close proximity between the underarms and breast, but there aren't any conclusive results that support this claim.
Ready to put your sweaty 'pit woes to rest? Check out the best antiperspirant deodorants that you can buy in Singapore.
Did you know that our underarm skin is a sensitive spot? It’s prone to dryness and irritation that can be caused by common habits like over-exfoliation or even just regular armpit shaving. So if you have dry underarm skin, Dove Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Roll-On is a good choice as it’s made with ¼ moisturising cream that can help nourish and hydrate underarms while keeping them fresh.
It's priced at SGD4.80 per 40ML.
You never have to worry about stubborn deodorant stain marks again with the NIVEA Anti-Perspirant Invisible Long Lasting 48Hr Deodorant. True to its name, this dependable pick will make your armpits feel fresh for hours and leave no white or yellow streaks on any of your clothes, even black outfits.
It's priced at SGD5.45 per 50ML.
Sporty gals will love the Adidas Female Adipower Anti-Perspirant Spray for its powerful “anti-wetness and odour” formula. It also boasts a Smart Body Response Technology which is designed to release fragrance when your body temperature becomes higher. Plus, it’s made with no alcohol and won’t throw off your armpit skin’s pH balance.
It's priced at SGD7.60 per 150ML.
Want an affordable no-frills deodorant? Simple’s Kind to Skin Soothing AntiPerspirant is right up your alley. Made without any fragrance, alcohol or colouring dye, this deodorant’s gentle formula is great for sensitive skin and can prevent excessive sweat and body odour for 48 hours.
It's priced at SGD8.70 per 50ML.
If you’re searching for an antiperspirant that will not just keep your ‘pits fresh but also brighten your underarms, grab the Rexona Women Whitening Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Spray. It promises to control odour and sweat all day and deliver lighter underarms within two weeks of regular use. Now that’s a sweet deal!
It's priced at SGD8.75 per 150ML.
Uriage Eau Thermale Power 3 Deodorant has got you covered on all fronts. Body odour control thanks to anti-bacterial and anti-enzyme properties? Check. Powerful antiperspirant feature for up to 24 hours? All good. Soothing ingredients? You got it. The hypoallergenic formula is enriched with Uriage Thermal Water which is packed with mineral salts that have amazing moisturising benefits for the skin. Consider this antiperspirant deodorant an affordable luxury for your armpits.
It's priced at SGD23.50 per 50ML.
You may be familiar with roll-on and spray deodorants, but have you tried a deodorant cream yet? This unique, rich formulation is packed with a blend of skin-caring ingredients including mandelic acid (for gentle exfoliation), shea butter, marula oil and more. Drunk Elephant Sweet Pitti™ Deodorant Cream also uses natural arrowroot powder to absorb excess sweat. Applying this is easy breezy and you can even use your fingertips for precise application.
It's priced at SGD25 per 60ML.
Don’t want to think much about deodorant? You don’t have to with Clinique Antiperspirant Deodorant Roll-On. Quick-drying and easy to use, it’s made for anyone who appreciates an efficient deodorant with reliable antiperspirant protection and a mild scent. All you have to do is swipe it and forget about it. Underarm worries, be gone!
It's priced at SGD27 per 75ML.
We use sugar to sweeten up drinks and food, but you’d be pleasantly surprised to know that it also has a hydrating effect on the skin. That’s right. You can experience it through the FRESH Sugar Roll-On Deodorant Antiperspirant, which contains real sugar to ensure moisture and at the same time control odour-causing bacteria. The formula also has aloe leaf extract for soothing the skin and witch hazel extract for minimising pore size on armpits. Fresh, indeed.
It's priced at SGD29.90 per 75ML.
Kiehl’s is already famed for its luxurious skincare products that perform well, so it would be no surprise that Kiehl’s Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant is also getting rave reviews. This deodorant’s key ingredient is the micro-sized drying molecules that absorb into the skin without residue and provide up to 24-hour odour and sweat control. What’s more is that this fan-favourite product is infused with orange, lemon and linseed extracts that soften underarm hair.
It's priced at SGD32 per 75ML.
If you deal with both body odour and excessive sweating, this soft stone-type deodorant from Japan is formulated with alum stone, a natural ingredient that is known for its ability to reduce odour-causing bacteria. It doesn't leave any residue either!
It's priced at SGD19.90 per 20ML.
This Mennen stick deo is another fuss-free antiperspirant deodorant you can try. It goes on dry, so you don't have to wait before dressing up, and the Powder Fresh technology creates an invisible barrier between your 'pits and your clothes. That's all without leaving the dreaded white residue, so you can confidently wear dark-coloured clothes.
It's priced at SGD5 per 40ML.
Next, learn how to exfoliate your underarms properly here.
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