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Perspirex (25ml)

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Description for Perspirex

No sweat, no smell: Perspirex antiperspirant has a unique and patented formula that is clinically proven to guard against sweat and odur. It works to temporarily render the sweat glands ineffective stopping the localised production of sweat. without the sweat there's no odour. Apply at night only 1-3 times a week for complete protection that is both kind to skin and highly effective. 

Product Information

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    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: N/A

    Breastfeeding: N/A

Perspirex Antiperspirant Roll-On (25ml Roll-On Bottle) - Hyperactive sweat glands cause excessive perspiration, a disorder that can affect anyone, anytime. If you suffer from this condition, you’ve probably tried several treatments.

Perspirex is different. Its unique and patented formula is clinically proven to guard against sweat and odour by temporarily preventing sweat glands from producing sweat. Without sweat, there is no odour. Apply Perspirex at night, 1-3 times a week for complete protection that is gentle on skin and highly effective. 

Perspirex’s active ingredient, aluminium chloride, forms a plug in the sweat gland which causes it to stop producing sweat. When the dead skin cells are shed (typically every few days), this plug will be expelled and the gland will resume its function. For this reason, you will only need to reapply Perspirex 1-3 times a week. 

Perspirexs unique formula minimises skin irritation, a problem associated with other aluminium chloride-based antiperspirants, making it appropriate for sensitive skin. It is perfume-free, non-staining, and has been proven to offer sustained protection against sweat and odour.  

Perspirex is also suitable for use on other sweat-prone areas of the body such as the hands, back, feet and other areas where sweat has become bothersome. It is important to note that sweating is a normal body function that helps regulates temperature. Do not cover more than 10% your body with an antiperspirant.


Sweat has two causes, environmental and emotional. We often sweat when we exercise or when we are in a hot environment. We also sweat when we are in emotionally stressful situations such as a job interview, a presentation or exam. Hormonal changes associated with menopause and puberty can also trigger excessive sweat.

Sweat itself is odourless, primarily made of water and salt. Odour is caused by bacteria on the surface of the skin as it breaks down sweat.

Sweat is produced by sweat glands. On average, there are about 1.6 to 4 million sweat glands over the body which can produce up to 1 litre of sweat every day. Often sweat evaporates as soon as it is produced. However, in situations where we are particularly active or in a hot environment, we can produce up to 10 times a normal day’s production.

There are two types of sweat glands:

  • Apocrine sweat glands, present in hair follicles, such as the armpit area.
  • Eccrine sweat glands, located on the skin’s surface all over the body.
*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Shake before use. The skin should be unbroken and completely dry before application.

Apply Perspirex at night before bed. At the beginning of your treatment, use Perspirex every night, until you are satisfied with the results. This usually occurs in about a week.

If you have sensitive skin, apply every other night for two weeks. If you develop a skin irritation, extend the time between each application.

Allow Perspirex to dry fully after application

In the morning, wash off the Perspirex with soap and water. Do not re-apply as the effect will last even after a shower.

Side effects with Perspirex can include:

Perspirex has few side effects, however if you use it in too high a dose or too often it might cause skin irritation.  If this happens to you, try to use it less. If, after reducing your applications you still have a problem, stop the treatment. You may be allergic to one of Perspirex’s ingredients and continued use will only worsen your skin damage. 

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in a different way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Active ingredients:

Alcohol denat, aluminum lactate, aluminium chloride, glyceryl stearate, cyclopentasiloxane, hydrogenated microcrystalline wax, cetyl palmitate, hydrogenated castor oil.

Not suitable for children. 

Avoid contact with polished metal surfaces and jewellery.

Read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you take or intend to take. 

Delivery & Shipping Information



We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 working day - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. We aim to dispatch all DPD orders placed before 3pm on the same working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email and in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.



DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.



We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does Perspirex work?

    Perspirex temporarily renders sweat glands ineffective. The active ingredient, aluminium chloride, reacts with the water in the sweat gland to form a keratin plug in the gland, causing it to become dormant.

The plug is expelled when the dead cells on the surface of the skin are shed. After this the sweat gland will become active again. For this reason, you only need to reapply Perspirex 1-3 times a week.

  • Why is Perspirex so effective?

    Perspirex is a unique combination of aluminium chloride in an alcohol base and the aluminium lactate buffer. The formula effectively renders sweat production inactive deep in the sweat glands while being gentle on skin.

  • How much Perspirex should I apply?

    Apply Perspirex on dry, unbroken skin with two upward and two downward strokes in the centre of the armpit. 

  • Why should I apply Perspirex at night?

    Sweat glands are less active at night, therefore a night time application gives Perspirex more time to work.

  • Can I use deodorant or perfume with Perspirex?

    Yes. You can continue to apply your regular scented deodorant or perfume. It will not affect Perspirex’s efficacy.

  • Can I use Perspirex if I am pregnant or breast feeding?

    You can use Perspirex during pregnancy as it is produced according to prevailing legislation. If you have any concerns about the ingredients of Perspirex and their potential effects on your baby, please consult your doctor

  • Can I use Perspirex on other areas of the body, e.g. sweat on my feet?

    Yes. Perspirex can be used on other parts of the body where perspiration is bothersome. Take care during application to avoid the eyes, mouth, genitals etc. Perspiration is a natural body function that helps regulate body temperature; for this reason, do not cover more than 10% of your body with an antiperspirant. 

  • Why does Perspirex contain alcohol?

    The alcohol without water formula in Perspirex causes the treatment to be long-lasting and gentle on the skin. Other antiperspirants contain aluminium chloride and water. They are somewhat effective against perspiration, but since their plugs form on the skin’s surface rather than in the actual sweat gland, their formulas do not last as long as Perspirex.

  • What should I do if my skin becomes irritated?

    Perspirex may cause allergic reaction or skin irritation. Discontinue use if this occurs.

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