From Head to Toe: Is Whole-Body Deodorant Worth the Hype?

A new essential to combat the warm weather

In the sizzling heat of Singapore, where every day feels like a battle against the sun, a new product is making waves in the skincare world: whole-body deodorants. With our tropical climate pushing us to find new ways to stay fresh and comfortable, could this be the solution we've all been waiting for? Join us as we explore this trend from head to toe, debunking whether it's a must-have for your skincare routine or just another product you can skip.

What are whole-body deodorants?

Firstly, what are whole-body deodorants? Whole-body deodorants are designed to do exactly what their name suggests — keep your entire body feeling fresh, moisturised and smelling great. Unlike the usual deodorants we have, which only focus on combating underarm odour, these products offer a holistic approach to skincare. They're crafted to neutralise body odour wherever it arises, ensuring you stay fresh and odour-free from sunrise to sunset.

With the convenience of a single product that can be applied to feet, underarms, and other sweat-prone areas, whole-body deodorants are a modern approach to personal hygiene, reimagining the way we tackle body odour.

Native Body Deo

Native Whole-Body Deodorant. (Photo from:

It is also safe to say that whole-body deodorants might be able to simplify our skincare routines, offering a one-stop solution to body odour. Whether you sweat on your underarms, back, chest, or feet, whole-body deodorants aim to protect you against unwanted body odour, especially as temperatures soar higher and people are spending more time outdoors. (Singapore’s sweltering heat, are we right?)

Not only are they helpful to combat odours, but whole-body deodorants are also typically made up of natural components like essential oils, witch hazel, and baking soda.

Dove Body Deo

Dove Whole-Body Deo. (Photo from:

To get started, make sure your skin is clean and dry, as this helps the product work more effectively. Gently apply your whole-body deodorant to areas prone to sweat and odour, such as underarms, behind the knees, and even your feet. Remember, a little goes a long way. After application, give it a moment to dry to prevent any residue on your clothes. Then, you're good to go!

It's important to note that not all products are created the same and that the efficacy of this product depends on a person’s diet, body chemistry, and lifestyle. Finding the 'holy grail' whole-body deodorant may require some trial and error. Reading reviews, understanding the ingredients, and knowing your skin type can steer you toward the right choice. Remember to take a patch test first!

Where to get body deodorants in Singapore

You may purchase whole-body deodorants via Amazon and keep your eyes peeled for more options from retailers such as Sephora and Watsons.

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