Deodorants, antiperspirants and deperspirants: are they the same thing?

Sweating is a normal phenomenon of the human body. Its main role is to cool the body when it is exposed to high heat due to the climate or physical activity. Normally, it is not problematic. The problem occurs when you are in the presence of excessive sweating , compared to the triggering factors: we speak of hyperhidrosis . To overcome these inconveniences, it is recommended to use products that will regulate the phenomenon. However, there are tons of them on the market, as different as they are similar. The most popular are deodorants , antiperspirants , and deperspirants . Are these identical products? What are they for ? Which product is best suited to the situation? Explanations.

Deodorants, antiperspirant and deperspirant: are they the same thing?

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Deodorant, perspirant, antiperspirant, what is the difference between all these products?


These are products mainly composed of perfumes, aluminum salts and antibacterial agents. They do not attack the skin and its flora; you can safely use them. They make it possible to durably mask the odors linked to perspiration. In addition, deodorants also control the amount of body bacteria that accentuate this phenomenon. Result: no odors, dry body all day. Particularly indicated for people with low perspiration.


They are mainly composed of so-called "anti-perspirant" active ingredients and aluminum salts. Their action is astringent; during their action, they will regulate perspiration for long hours. How it works ? The molecules of aluminum salts will settle above the sweat glands and slow down the flow of perspiration. At the end of the action period, the assets are flushed out and the cycle returns to normal. Antiperspirants are recommended for people with fairly moderate perspiration.


They are little known by the general public compared to the first two products. However, they are most effective in the presence of excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. They are composed of aluminum chloride hexahydrate and alcohol. How do they act? Quite simply by temporarily stopping the sweating process over several days.

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Additional Information

Sweating is very problematic when it is strong. The discomfort is real; many people suffer from it, very often stigmatized by those around them. Products intended for the regulation of sweat glands must be considered as a beauty product, in the same way as face or body care.

Deodorants and antiperspirants should be used daily for maximum effectiveness. As for antiperspirants, they constitute a treatment in their own right that goes beyond beauty care; to be applied periodically (between 2 and 7 days) on dry skin, preferably in the evening.

The risks involved in using these products are minimal. They are always tested in the laboratory; brands like Avène or Narta are hypoallergenic. Ideal for people with very sensitive skin. The most important thing is to respect the conditions of use and above all, to choose the right product.

To complement the use of your deodorants, we advise you to use Oréole anti-perspirant t-shirts under your shirts or camisoles.

This will allow you to reduce your use of chemicals and further reduce the existing risk.

In addition, you will also be saved from these cursed halos... Deodorants still leaving stains on clothes...

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See our antiperspirant (underbody) t-shirts HERE

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