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How your movement
got us moving


Shield deodorants and anti-perspirants are intelligently designed to work as hard as you do. But we can’t take all the credit for them. You’ve played a big part in our innovation over the years, too.

Your movement inspired our MOTIONSENSE™ technology. Shield Motionsense™ is the the world’s first anti-perspirant activated by movement. Tiny microcapsules ‘burst’ when activated by friction, releasing freshness when you need it the most. Shield Clinical Protection is a TRIsolid™ anti-perspirant cream that is scientifically proven to help stop sweating excessively when you need to. So whether you’re scaling a mountain, running for the bus, presenting to your boss or going on a date, you can be confident of the best sweat protection.

Go ahead and get your sweat on. We’ve got you covered.

We have done since 1908.


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to today

MOTIONSENSE™ is introduced,
revolutionising antiperspirant technology.

Its body-responsive technology reacts to your every move, releasing unique microcapsules that deliver a burst of freshness when you need it most.

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Shield goes Pro Sport

Shield backs some of the world’s best sports men and women: tennis champion Steffi Graf, the All Blacks, the Springboks, mountain biker Darren Berrelcloth, BASE jumper Miles Daisher, survivalist Bear Grylls, tennis champion David Nalbandian, cricketer Andrew Flintoff and the Lotus F1™ Team.

Shield's Global Expansion


Global expansion

The brand continues to expand across the globe, rolling out as Rexona, Rexena, Shield, Degree and Sure, depending on where you are. And while the name may vary, its superior sweat protection remains the same.

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A new category of deodorant brands is born

The world meets Rexona anti-perspirant, later to become Shield in South Africa. It’s then introduced in Finland and quickly rolled out to the rest of the world.

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Rexona joins the Unilever family

British soap maker, Lever Bros, buys Rexona. Shortly afterwards, Lever Bros joins Dutch Margarine Unie to form Unilever.

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Welcome to Rexona Town

Rexona’s first advertising campaign launches. Personal hygiene billboards spring up all over Australia touting the company name, with contests held for each town’s Rexona Baby and Miss Rexona. Some proudly stating: ‘Welcome to our town, a good Rexona Town.’

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Mrs Sheffer’s Ointment

Rexona is created in Australia in 1908 by Mrs Alice Sheffer, the wife of SF Sheffer, the founder of the Sheldon Drug Company. A talented physician, she wants to give people new kinds of personal care products, with effective ingredients that also smell good. As soon as Rexona hits the shelves, it becomes the company’s biggest seller.

Get tips on excessive sweating or check out our clinical-strength antiperspirant, Clinical ProtectionOpens in a new window. Find all the answers to your body odour and sweat related questions here.