With summer upon us, sniffing armpits can be a dirty job. But thanks to the work of a few brave "sniffers," consumers can come up smelling roses.
At the Degree deodorant "Sweat Lab," inside Unilever's Global Technology Center, a team of "sniffologists" remain at the front lines of the battle with sweat and odor as they sniff, swab and probe thousands of armpits every year.
"We have a database of over 9,000 men and women that we test in simulated hot room conditions to better understand the science of sweating," said Cindy Dumlao, Degree research and development specialist. "Our development scientists then use the data from our studies to formulate Degree Men and Degree Women antiperspirant/deodorant products that offer outstanding odor and wetness protection."
Get A Whiff Of This
Did you know that humans are one of the sweatiest species on the planet? The average person sweats nearly four cups of water every day — and is capable of sweating up to 40 cups a day.
The average person has 2.6 million sweat glands that are distributed over the entire body. While men and women have the same number of sweat glands, about 150 to 350 in each square centimeter, women can stand heat better than men, tolerating a body temperature nearly one degree higher before starting to perspire.
Stay Odor And Sweat Free
The sniffologists at Degree recommend the following tips to keep dry and odor free: