Allure magazine tested five of the new offerings.
Most contain some form of aluminum, an important ingredient in blocking sweat. The average antiperspirant has 14 -16 percent aluminum, while the new, "clinical strength" items average 19 - 20 percent, seeking to be more effective and last longer than the stuff that's been around awhile.
On The Early Show Wednesday, Allure Beauty Director Amy Keller reported on the results of her magazine's trials.
She told co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez that, though the new products contain higher amounts of chemicals, "It's not really a concern. There've never been any definitive studies linking health products to deodorants."
A sweat-blocker for hands, hairline or feet available at most major department stores and online; a gel that works on hairlines, palms and feet
Treated area dry for three hours
Brief irritation, alcohol smell
Foot Petals Sweaty Foot Fragrance
This cream contains aluminum chlorohydrate, a version of the aluminum products used in antiperspirant. It's thought to reduce sweat and kill bacteria. This one is available at most major department stores.
Pleasant lavender & vanilla fragrance
No noticeable reduction in foot sweat
Dove Clinical Protection Antiperspirant
Boasts 20 percent aluminum zirconium (the highest allowed without a prescription) and 25 percent Dove moisturizers; available at all drugstores
Comfortable smooth feel
Did not last all day
Degree Women Clinical Protection Antiperspirant
Pretty new to the market; doesn't contain real moisturizers, but does have some anti-irritant protection; available at drug stores
Lasted all day
Can leave white marks; chalky feel on application
Secret Flawless Antiperspirant
Has 19 percent of aluminum product to prevent sweating; new to the market; uses Febreeze technology to sense odor molecules and balance them
This one's "amazing"; leaves no white marks; effective at blocking sweat