The word “deodorant” is a generic term that is used frequently, but can sometimes cause confusion. A deodorant does not combat perspiration, but rather odors and the feeling of dampness. In terms of formulation, it does not contain aluminum salts, but rather fragrance and absorbent powders. It is intended for both men and women with low to normal perspiration.
An antiperspirant contains aluminum salts that reduce and control perspiration without completely blocking it. It is intended for people who have excess perspiration (normal to heavy or even excessive perspiration).