Old Spice vs Degree: The Deodorant Battle

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Old Spice and Degree are solid brands when it comes to deodorants.

Fortunately, they are primarily targeted at men so this would be more of apples to apple comparison.

So, if they are both reputable, which of them should you be buying? Let’s have a look at the similarities and differences between their deodorants.

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Old Spice vs Degree: Differences and Similarities

Some Similarities

Old Spice vs Degree

Both Degree and Old Spice offer antiperspirant deodorants, which are designed to not only block sweating but also make you smell good for a long time.

Some of the deodorants even have 48h claims (mostly Degree), which is two-day protection from sweat and odor.

Let’s look at some similarities between them:

Where to BUY

Aside from the official website, you can find both sites on Walmart, Amazon, Target, Walgreens, CVS, etc.

So, you have a lot of places to check for them.

The reason why I always look for this has to do with price.

Sometimes, some of these stores will have a coupon you can use, which can cut down the total cost you spend.

You can even find one that is cheaper than the rest, which can save you quite a few bucks especially if you’re buying more than one.

So, you can do an adequate price comparison for both Degree and Old Spice.

Price

I know this is massively important to a lot of people. I know because it is to me too.

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My research made me realize both are priced similarly.

There are very few differences in their price points, so none has an edge over the other here.

Take, for instance, the Old Spice Swagger and Degree Ultra Clear deodorants (two of their most popular products).

A 3.8oz Old Spice Swagger Scent goes for around $19 on average while a 2.6 oz Degree UltraClear costs around $19.

As you can see, the Old Spice is slightly bigger in size which I don’t think is that much.

But if you really have to save and want the cheaper of the two, then you can go with Old Spice.


Differences

Old Spice or Degree

Now that you know what might make you want to buy both, here are some factors that separate both and will possibly help you pick one out of the two that’s just better for you.

Popularity:

One thing I’ve noticed is that Old Spice is a lot more popular than Degree. Granted, Degree deodorants are well-known.

But I couldn’t find a lot of talk on different forums comparing Degree to other brands. Would that mean people prefer Old Spice to Degree?

I can’t say but something tells me that might be the case.

Ingredients

Now, let’s look at a typical ingredient for each brand’s deodorant…

Old Spice Swagger Deodorant:

Dipropylene Glycol, Water, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Fragrance, PPG-3 Myristyl Ether, Tetrasodium EDTA, Blue 1.

Degree UltraClear Deodorant:

Active Ingredient: Aluminum Sesquichlorohydrate (9.6%). Inactive Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, PPG-14 Butyl Ether, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyethylene, Glycine, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-8 Distearate, Fragrance (Parfum), Calcium Chloride, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica, Maltodextrin, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch Octenylsuccinate, BHT.

If you look at the ingredients, the first thing you’ll see is that the Degree deodorant contains aluminum.

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When I saw that, I went back to check a few of the Degree deodorants and I couldn’t find one that is aluminum-free.

Whereas, Old Spice offers a lot of aluminum-free versions for their deodorants.

Also, consider that the ingredients in Degree seem to be a lot more, which increases the chances of allergic reaction.

So, if you’ve always been careful about what deodorants you use, Old Spice may just be the most suitable for you.

Official Website

Sometimes, I like to browse the official site for all the products on offer.

One thing that annoys me to no end is when the site is unusable or difficult to navigate.

When I browsed both, I find Old Spice to be the easiest of the two.

Just click on the deodorant link and you’ll be presented with the names of the deodorants and the price.

Unfortunately, Degree doesn’t seem to get it right. You have to click a lot around the site and might get confused at the end.

So, if you’re ordering from the site, Old Spice is likely to offer a more seamless experience than Degree.


Conclusion

From the above, you probably already know that Old Spice is better. From being cheaper and aluminum-free, Old Spice is a better option than Degree.

If you’re looking for your next deodorant, I’ll recommend the Old Spice Swagger Scent one.

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