The best sweat-busting antiperspirants
Despite it being one of nature’s genius evolutionary adaptations—cooling our bodies by emitting, and then evaporating, liquid—we self-conscious humans have a love-hate relationship with sweat. That’s because, through a gross little phenomenon where underarm bacteria feeds on the stuff and excretes microscopic stink bombs on our skin, sweat tends to smell bad. But you don’t have to tolerate the stench. Antiperspirant deodorants have been proven to reduce or altogether stop underarm sweating.
We decided to test-drive some of the most popular antiperspirants on the market, to see which performed the best and which didn’t perform at all. Ten armpits, 20 antiperspirants, one hot, sticky New York City summer. It was an epic challenge that separated the real deals from the real duds.
The result was a few clear winners, and some popular brands that shocked us by failing completely. Click through the slideshow to see how your brand did.
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