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  • Hey guys! I'm here at a drugstore called Health Bank

  • in front of the deodorant section.

  • This is the women's deodorant section.

  • I'm going to explain the deodorant section because that's one of the biggest topics people talk about.

  • They always say you should bring your own deodorant to Japan, or

  • Japanese people don't sell deodorant, or Japanese people don't smell.

  • And I'm going to explain what all of that is about.

  • East Asian people tend not to smell quite as much

  • and that's probably why they need as strong deodorant.

  • But of course they do still sweat, they do still smell, so they do still have deodorant.

  • And I'm going to show you what those are.

  • But first, in order to pick out an effective deodorant,

  • here's 30 seconds on what to look for.

  • You have two product types: deodorant and antiperspirants.

  • Deodorants temporarily kill off bacteria and can also mask odors by applying something that smells better.

  • Antiperspirants actually fill in and block your sweat pores,

  • and prevent sweat from being released, and thus odor from being produced in the first place.

  • For people who have noticeable body odor, antiperspirants are usually needed.

  • The ingredient that makes a deodorant an antiperspirant is aluminum.

  • Back to products!

  • Here is one of the big products they have, which is a deodorant water.

  • And you just kind of splash this on you.

  • If you can see this katakana it says "テスター."

  • At drugstores they have lots and lots of testers for most products so you can try something out before you buy it.

  • So, deodorant water.

  • It looks like it's probably just the white powder deodorant mixed into a water.

  • It smells really good!

  • Jun's had these before, but I've never really considered them strong deodorants

  • so I haven't really used them.

  • You can see they have a powder spray, which we have in America as well.

  • Those have also never worked for me very well.

  • More powder sprays down here.

  • Ban is really, really popular.

  • This is also a deodorant spray.

  • I have used these before.

  • I don't know how well they actually worked, but they smell really good.

  • Typically what I've done in the past is I've used a Japanese deodorant,

  • and then I've sprayed this on afterward.

  • More of the water deodorants.

  • This is a TINY spray!

  • Here we're getting into the roll on deodorant section.

  • It's actually pretty small,

  • which is why they usually say Japan doesn't have a lot of deodorant.

  • Most of these roll on deodorants are actually a liquid type of roll on,

  • so it'll just be the ball and you'll have a little bit of water going over it.

  • And that's probably what these are.

  • Let's see...

  • Yeah.

  • So you can see this is just the liquid type.

  • It's not an actual powder [stick] deodorant.

  • And then here is where you have a more normal type of deodorant.

  • They're kind of weird in Japan because they're typically circular like this

  • instead of the long oval types that we have.

  • I'm running out of deodorant places!

  • And this one is almost $8 if you convert this to American dollars.

  • Just for this really tiny bottle!

  • So, they're pretty expensive.

  • This one's another water one.

  • So this is another more Western type deodorant.

  • But as you can see, it's tiny!

  • It's a little baby deodorant!

  • What I typically recommend is this brand right here!

  • This is kind of... the "hardcore" brand.

  • And it almost looks like this is not a Japanese brand, but it is.

  • They have regular powder [stick] ones.

  • And they're pretty expensive, but this brand DOES work.

  • So if you need something stronger and you're in Japan.

  • So, as you can see here, this one is "Deodorant Cream for Serious Users."

  • So I guess this is what us super smelly foreigners have to use

  • since we have more apocrine sweat glands than Japanese people.

  • But this brand does work. It's just more expensive.

  • Of course it's always easier if you bring your own deodorant.

  • But if you don't have them, you CAN get them here.

  • So you will be fine.

  • So then the other thing that's really common that you'll probably want to use because it's so humid

  • are these wipes.

  • These are so convenient and you'll want to take these with you.

  • You can pretty much just wipe down all of the sweat on your body.

  • And of course they have other products as well

  • like armpit pads that you can put on your clothes

  • in case you sweat a lot and you don't want to have stains coming through.

  • So this is the men's section, and actually have this stone.

  • This one is like a rock that you have to get wet.

  • You run it under water before you can apply it.

  • But this works really well.

  • As you can see they have other products from the same brand as well.

  • Deodorant cream, powder...

  • And then you can see the price here. These are all almost $8.

  • So they're expensive.

  • And then of course all of the sprays again, more liquids.

  • And then they have sprays on the bottom.

  • They're pretty much the same type of products.

  • So I hope this helps you guys figure out what you can use in Japan if you come here!

  • Of course I recommend bringing your own deodorant if you can,

  • just because it'll last longer, it's probably cheaper, and you're already used to it.

  • But you CAN get good stuff here that will work.

  • See you guys next time!

  • Jun, what do you use?

  • I haven't really used any recently.

  • Jun doesn't even use deodorant...

  • Sorry~

  • Oh, sheets? When I sweat I use sheets.

  • But that's all, pretty much. I guess.

  • You sweat, but you don't smell.

  • Should I take it as a compliment?

  • Sorry you have to date a smelly foreigner like me!

Hey guys! I'm here at a drugstore called Health Bank

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/23
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