Stiftung Warentest: Deos also protect without aluminum salts underarm odor

Against underarm odor and sweat: Which Deo is best?

Experts Stiftung Warentest have taken 21 Deodorants and antiperspirants under the microscope and found that more than half of the products provides reliable protection against perspiration odor. They were also able to show that there is no need for aluminum salts to prevent underarm odor.

Reliable Protection

For many people, it is, of course, to use after the shower, a deodorant. Deep in the pocket you do not need to grab for that, because, as a recent study by the Stiftung Warentest shows that have such products in part for under a Euro. More than half of the tested Deodorants and antiperspirants smell a reliable protection against the Armpit. There is no need for aluminum salts. But if you want less sweat is flowing, is not possible without the controversial substances.

There is no need for aluminum salts to prevent underarm odor. A study of the Foundation shows test, of 21 Deos and antiperspirants have been tested were. (Image: arizanko/

Deodorants help against unpleasant smell

Sweating is a natural function to regulate the body temperature.

Sweat is actually odourless – also in the armpits. Body odor arises when bacteria metabolize the components of sweat.

Against the smell of Deodorant can help. Antiperspirants can also reduce the flow of Sweat.

The Stiftung Warentest has tested a total of 21 Deos for men and women: Roller, Sticks, creams, a Deoblock and a crystal.

Among the products tested, well-known brands such as Nivea, Sebamed, and CD, but discount goods, as well as trend products and natural cosmetics products.

How the experts write in a message, to protect 13 the agent against unpleasant odors – from 55 cents.

Good does not have to be expensive

13 of the products tested are, on the whole, “good”, four were “satisfactory”, two fell through.

The test winner of the deodorants was the “Deo water Lily 48 hours” from the CD. Then there are the three products of Greendoor (“Deo cream without aluminum”), Nivea (“Fresh Natural 0% Aluminium Deodorant”) and Sebamed (“Balsam Deo-Sensitive consequences”).

The cheapest among the “good” – rated products is a deodorant from Aldi Nord (“Biocura Body Care Pure Basic deodorant Roll-On”).

Test winner in the antiperspirants were “Balea Anti-perspirant Original Dry”, and “Cien Natural Minerals with Aloe Vera anti-perspirant”. The products of dm and Lidl are the cheapest.

The result of the entire study appears in the June issue of the magazine “test” and can be unlocked on the website for a fee.

Underarm odor without aluminum salts prevent

As stated in the notice, the Test shows that there is no need for aluminum salts to prevent underarm odor.

But if you want less sweat is flowing, is not possible without the disputed materials. They block the pores of the sweat glands for a while, and thus inhibit the flow of Sweat.

The Stiftung Warentest reported that it has discovered no means of creating this effect without aluminum in a convincing way.

However, according to experts, Deodorants with aluminum are dangerous. So researchers reported a few years ago, that such products may increase the risk for breast cancer.

In addition, you should increase the risk of Alzheimer’s.

However, the study is able to the possible adverse health effects is not clear.

Beware of damaged skin

“There is a causal relationship between elevated aluminium uptake by antiperspirants and Alzheimer’s disease or breast cancer could not be demonstrated in spite of a number of relevant studies due to the inconsistent data situation scientifically until now,” writes the German Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR).

However, according to the experts, the people who use it once a day, a Antitranspirantium to take more than the amount of aluminum, which is still considered harmless.

The problem is especially if the skin is damaged. “The aluminium uptake by antiperspirants can be reduced especially by this will not be used immediately after shaving or damaged underarm skin,” says the BfR.

Or: “It is also a Deodorant without aluminum salts used.” (ad)