New Study Reveals White Deodorant Marks as One of Latinas’ Top Fashion...

New Study Reveals White Deodorant Marks as One of Latinas’ Top Fashion Foes

Dove addresses dilemma with new Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant that leaves no white marks on 100 colors


ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, New Jersey, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — For many Latinas, a huge annoyance when getting dressed is finding a white deodorant mark on their bold and perfectly color-coordinated outfits. A new study by Dove uncovered that this seemingly small fashion setback has been found to cause a major inconvenience in many women’s rush to get out the door. In fact, 9 in 10 Latinas polled have dealt with white marks on their clothing. Moreover, 76 percent admit to feeling embarrassed after noticing one on their outfit. Offering a solution, Dove introduces its new Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant that goes on invisible, leaving no white marks on 100 colors of clothing.

Fashion stylist and Dove spokesperson Zerina Akers says, “I’m thrilled to have found an antiperspirant I trust to go on invisible without leaving a trace! There are so many choices and steps in styling for the red carpet, a photoshoot or even everyday wear, the last thing I want to discover are those notorious white marks that add more time and pressure to getting ready.” 

Zerina’s experience with white marks as a professional stylist is not too different from that of women in their daily routine. According to the Dove survey, 9 in 10 Latina respondents consider more than one outfit before deciding on what to wear, so it’s no surprise that most of these women agreed finding white deodorant marks are the biggest annoyance when getting dressed.

To avoid this common fashion emergency, approximately half of Latinas report they have contorted their body while putting on their clothes or waited for their deodorant to dry before getting dressed. When faced with white marks, most Latina women will spend additional time trying to wash them out, while ultimately 1 in 3 say they’ve had to change their outfit completely.

“It’s disappointing when something like a deodorant stain sends you back to the drawing board after you’ve perfected a bright, beautiful look,” says Akers. “I always aim to create styles that represent my clients’ unique personality and mood, but when time is of the essence and you need a solve for white marks on your clothes, it can mean reverting to basic standbys that don’t reflect the story you want to tell.”

“Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant was created to solve one of the biggest needs in the deodorant category,” said Dawn Hedgepeth, Senior Director of U.S. Deodorants at Unilever. “Women can enjoy the confidence that comes with effective odor and wetness protection plus the security of knowing their clothes are protected.”

The active ingredient found in antiperspirants is a white powder and a primary contributor to white marks. The powder becomes visible on clothing due to light scattering, an optical effect. The new anti-marks protection technology combines a finer milled active ingredient with an innovative masking oil to reduce the overall appearance of white marks. In addition to leaving no white marks on 100 colors, Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant goes on instantly dry, offers 48-hour odor and wetness protection, and Dove 1/4 moisturizers to care for skin.

The product is available in Clear Finish and Sheer Fresh fragrances at mass, grocery and drug stores nationwide for SRP $5.49. More information is at

About the Survey
The survey, conducted by Edelman Intelligence, includes insights from 516 Latina women across the US aged 18 to 54. The survey was conducted in January 2017 using an online survey with a +/-4.31% margin of error.

About Dove  
Dove®, manufactured by Unilever, is the No. 1 personal wash brand nationwide. One in every three households uses a Dove® product, which includes beauty bars, body washes, face care, anti-perspirant/deodorants, hair care, styling aids, and Dove® Men+Care™.  Baby Dove launched in 2017 with products developed specially for baby’s skin. Dove® is available nationwide in food, drug and mass outlet stores.

About Unilever United States, Inc.
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home Care, Personal Care and Refreshment products with sales in more than 190 countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day. In the United States, the portfolio includes brand icons such as Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Caress, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Country Crock, Degree, Dollar Shave Club, Dove, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Magnum, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Promise, Q-tips, Seventh Generation, Simple, St. Ives, Suave, Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, TIGI, TONI&GUY, TRESemmé and Vaseline. All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies.

Unilever employs approximately 8,000 people in the United States – generating more than $9 billion in sales in 2016.

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  • Helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being by 2020.
  • Halving the environmental impact of our products by 2030.
  • Enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people by 2020.

Unilever ranked number one in its sector on the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. 
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Sabrina Paez / Edelman

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New Study Reveals White Deodorant Marks as One of Latinas’ Top Fashion Foes