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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you claim 0% Alcohol on your Shield products, but it contains Benzyl Alcohol in the ingredients?

'0% Alcohol' or 'Alcohol Free' is claimed on pack for antiperspirant / deodorant products that do not contain ethanol (ethyl-alcohol). This is common practice within the cosmetic industry including with our competitors.

The pack can be re-cycled in the same way as other packs. Our roll on packs are made from  plastic and are fully recyclable, while our aerosol cans (which are made from aluminium) and the caps (made from plastic) are also recyclable.

The pack may be empty. However, if it is not, make sure you shake well before use as this helps to ensure the spraying channel won't get clogged.

The packs have been extensively tested by our technical experts at Unilever’s Research and Development Laboratories.

The cap should always be replaced after use. Not keeping it on could dry out your roll on.

Yellow staining, like you have described your garments exhibit, is in fact a result of perspiration. Antiperspirant salts do cause yellow stains after repeated use. This happens due to a reaction between antiperspirant salts, sweet, sebum and detergents used to wash clothes. We would recommend our Shield Invisible range to avoid these marks.

To help remove perspiration stains on garments, you might like to try pouring a bit of warm clear vinegar directly onto the affected area and rubbing it into the fabric before placing the item in the wash. In our experience, the following actions have proven to be useful to remove older, more stubborn stains:

If the manufacturer's washing instructions allow, a thick paste of citric acid crystals (one cup) mixed with liquid detergent (half a cup) and carefully applied directly to the affected area of the garment with an old toothbrush usually works. We recommend you keep the garment damp during this process and leave the paste on for several hours or, if possible, overnight.

No. Our Shield products have a wide variety of fragrances available to suit your tastes. If you are looking for a lighter fragrance, our female sensitive roll on uses a clean fragrance, which provides you with the same Shield care & protection, but with a less noticeable scent.

Our Shield ranges are marketed as Male and Female, but the fragrances and products available are not gender specific for use. It is down to personal preference to use products from either category, Male or Female.

Shield antiperspirants contain aluminium, as do most antiperspirants. Antiperspirant products containing aluminium are a safe and efficacious method of controlling sweating and the associated body odours.