Summer time means tank tops, spaghetti straps and swimsuits. It also means exposing parts of your skin you may not have paid much attention to during the long winter months, like your underarms. Deodorant and antiperspirant products contain a huge range of chemicals and metals to keep you dry and smelling fresh throughout the day, but those ingredients can wreak havoc on your skin. If you have rashes, discoloring of the skin or any other type of reaction to the product you are using try something more gentle and soothing to the skin like one of the products below that is not just an armpit whitening gel but also an antiperspirant. If you have scars or discoloration from old products that have damaged your skin, try the Brightening Gel highlighted below.
Xtreme Brite Brightening Gel gets rave reviews and like other products, can show benefit within just the first five days. Many reviews from women of color say this product works better than any they have tried, though you can run through this gel quickly if you use it twice a day. Some women will even use it on other areas of the body, though it is not intended for use on the face. This brand also offers a special soap you can use, though results from the armpit whitening cream/gel are not dependent on using the soap. Given how quickly users go through the product, it ends up being around the same price as the other competing products on the market.
DERMAdoctor Total NonScents Brightening Antiperspirant (3 oz) gets overwhelmingly positive reviews. The only drawback according to reviewers is that there is not a deodorant component to the product. If you do still perspire even with the antiperspirant on, then you run the risk of having some odor unless you have also put on a separate deodorant. Overall though, the product works beautifully with users reporting results in as little as five days with significant armpit whitening in 30 days. The DermaDoctor line is carried at Ulta and Sephora among other retailers, though the selection varies by location so call your local shop to find out if they have Total Nonscents.
Nivea Whitening Pore Minimizer Antiperspirant Deodorant
Nivea has multiple products whiten armpits, though the Whitening Pore Minimizer Antiperspirant Deodorant is the best reviewed of the bunch. This product claims it will protect you from odor and underarm wetness for up to 48 hours and retails for less than $15. One of the active ingredients is licorice extract, which some reviewers say they can smell lightly in the product so if you are not fond of licorice this product is not for you. It is hard to find in stores in North America, so order online if you want to give the product a shot. This armpit whitening deodorant has shown results in as little as five days, though the affectivity builds over time.