Feeling a little clammy? May be time to upgrade that deodorant or antiperspirant (and yes, there is a difference). Both are charged with stopping the bacteria that causes B.O.—they just go about it differently. Deodorants employ an active ingredient (usually triclosan) to stop the bacteria from growing. Antiperspirants, on the other hand, utilize aluminum salts to keep sweat glands from perspiring in the first place. No sweat, no bacteria, no stench. Got it?
Now how do you pick from amongst the rows upon rows of stench-stoppers? Read the claims? Whip off the caps to get a whiff? Neither is too telling. We tried out the newest odor beaters—so you wouldn’t have to.