Everybody sweats due to the presence of around three to four million sweat glands in the human body. There are two different types of sweat gland: eccrine and apocrine. The latter mainly develop where hair follicles are present, such as the armpits, and secrete hormone-induced or emotional stress-related sweat that, when combined with bacteria on the skin, can lead to embarrassing body odour. Dove anti-perspirant deodorant helps minimise underarm odour and wetness by reducing sweat and providing protection for up to 48 hours.
The hero ingredient in the new formula is sunflower seed oil (helianthus annuus seed oil), an active moisturiser that is rich in essential fatty acids, which have important regulatory actions on skin elasticity and moisture. Within the new formulas, this ingredient plays two roles: providing the building blocks to keep skin looking healthy, and creating a physical barrier to prevent moisture evaporating from the skin.
Anti-perspirants and deodorants work in different ways:
Dove anti-perspirant deodorants reduce sweat and odour while also caring for underarm skin.