deodorant

Women View Men Who Wear Deodorant As More “Masculine” According To Science Which Is Always, Always Right

Hello, men. If you’re standing in the deodorant aisle wondering whether or not you should pick up that Old Spice, theres now scientific evidence that says yeah, yep, you probably should. According to a study, women perceive men who wear deodorant as “more masculine” which is news that feels diametrically opposed to the notion of masculinity in… More »


Deodorant Changes More Than Your Smell

Applying deodorant or antiperspirant clearly alters your body’s smell, but it may also alter your body’s bacteria. A PeerJ study finds the organisms that live in and on your skin are drastically changed by what you put under your arms. Evolutionary genomicist Julie Horvath recruited 17 participants—antiperspirant users, deodorant users, and those who went auMore »


Beauty Test Drive: Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant

I have probably asked every person I know “Do I smell?” or “Want to smell my armpits?” this week. For this week’s Beauty Test Drive, I’ve been taking whiffs of my own pits as frequently as possible. That’s right, mid-Pilates I was caught turning my head to confirm this natural deodorant was actually tackling my… More »


New Jersey Does Not Appreciate Dove’s “Armpit Of America” Deodorant Ad

Who knew New Jersey-ians were so touchy? Dove has apologized for a prospective billboard for their new NutritionMoisture deodorant that ruffled feathers (er, clanged gold chains?) in the Garden State. “Dear New Jersey,” it read, “when people call you the ‘Armpit Of America,’ take it as a compliment. Sincerely, Dove.” The delicate sensibilities of people… More »


An All-Natural Deodorant That Actually Does What It Claims (Really!)

There’s been a lot of talk in the past few years about chemicals in deodorant and their potential cancer-causing properties. I can’t speak to that because I’m not a scientist (weird, right?), but I do know that traditional deodorants and antiperspirants have never quite worked for me: my sensitive skin and haphazard shaving habits make… More »


Beauty Test Drive: Kiehl’s Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant Cream

Let’s begin with a disclaimer: this is less of a Beauty Test Drive and more of a Beauty Necessity for me, but I want to share it. This Kiehl’s deodorant and I have never been separated, not once, since I first started using it, like, six years ago. It’s my must-have, my holy grail, and… More »


Would You … Make Your Own Deodorant?

Surfing the internet yesterday I came across a recipe for DIY deodorant. I’ve read the scary studies linking aluminum in conventional deodorants to increased risk of breast cancer and Alzheimer’s, but I still haven’t been able to break my habit — maybe mixing up my own concoction would do the trick? The ingredients are simple… More »


Why I Swear By Aerosol Deodorant

Confession time: I have officially become a sweater. Not a soft chenille one that you wear on a cold day — quite the opposite, actually. This summer, I have become a sweaty mess in NYC’s consistent 90 degree weather. The very first day I noticed a bit of … moisture in my underarm area, I… More »


Smells Like Teen Spirit

Raise your hand if your armpits used to smell like Teen Spirit! My scent was Romantic Rose. As a grown woman, I am wondering how they specifically made deodorant just for teens’ bodies? What a pile of crap. We totally bought into the advertising scam. But we smelled great while doing so. [I’m Remembering] … More »


Raise Your Hand If Your Armpits Are Attractive

It’s not enough for our armpits to smell lovely, now they must also look lovely? Sadly, data says that 93 percent of women think they’re armpits are fugs. Preying on our armpit insecurity, the deodorant companies are about to inundate us with products that will improve the appearance of our pits in just days… More »


All-Natural Pit Stick

Some scientists believe there’s a link between breast cancer and aluminum — which is one of the main ingredients in most antiperspirants. Enter Duross & Langel’s line of all-natural, aluminum-free deodorants. They are effective and both earth- and health-conscious. I’ve been making the trek to the company’s Philadelphia store for my balms and unguents, but… More »


Coconut Oil As A Deodorant?

While there’s no proof that antiperspirant causes cancer, there’s enough hype over the suggestion that it’s legit to be concerned about the health issues associated with deodorant. For those looking to go the all-natural route, we’ve discovered that some are using a surprising product to get the job done—coconut oil. Apparently, there’s a whole contingent… More »


Deodorettes: Too Cute Or Too Cool For School?

Fancy carrying around deodorant perfectly sized for your pocket? Then get a load of Deodorettes, adorable mini-tubes of sweat protection.

We’re just wondering if products like this are just a bit too sneaky. It’s basically a fool-proof formula to seduce women: Take non-conventional item, make it teeny, add fun graphics. And then what—do… More »


Style 911: How Can I Get Rid Of (And Prevent!) Deodorant Stains?

“It never fails: I’m rushing to get ready and get out the door in the morning and I end up getting deodorant stains all over my shirt or dress. Do you guys have any tips for getting the marks out or just preventing them altogether? I realize I could put my anti-perspirant on after I… More »


Aspray Fights Odors In Special Places

I hadn’t realized this, but there’s a market for people who want to Febreze their intimate areas instead of showering with soap. Aspray promises to fight odors in special places like your armpits, feet, vag, and even your butt! And, yes, this is a real product created by Doc Bottoms and sold here. More »


Beauty Test Drive: SweatBlock

How sweet would it be to never have sweat stains on the pits of your silk tops and summer dresses? Forget antiperspirant, and instead try on Sweat Block, liquid soaked pads that you swipe on your underarms before bed, which then keeps your pits dry for a whole week. No joke. It may sound like… More »


Scented Clothes, For People Who Forget To Put On Perfume (Or Deodorant)

My problem with wearing perfume may have been solved by scientists! Researchers in Portugal have developed a way to insert microcapsules into fabrics. While scent microcapsules are usually made from formaldehyde, which isn’t exactly safe to have next to your skin, these scientists have developed a new, more environmentally friendly plastic out of limonene (found… More »