All Deaux Girl cosmetic products feature the DG Complex system TM and the proprietary compound, Ordenone. This scientifically proven two-phase system not only eliminates malodors (offensive odor) upon contact but also controls airborne malodors such as sweat or other putrid odors. The first phase neutralizes the airborne malodors through a molecular interaction which results in the bond disruption of the malodor molecules. The second phase works similarly to the encapsulation process of phase one, only its on contact.
To simplify the science, imagine three small balls making up the malodor and a large ring being the DG Complex system TM. The ring surrounds the three balls essentially blocking odors and then then breaks them down to eliminate the odor for good. .
What is the right product?
The body is constantly giving off odor in the form of flaked skin cells, perspiration, and moisture and the outdoor industry is full of products described as Odor Control which can really be broken into two areas --
Scent Free and Scent Eliminating.
The only way to truly know what you are getting is to read the listed ingredients on the bottle and educate yourself on what is not only the healthiest, but what actually serves the purpose you have for Odor Control. If you plan to spend significant time in the field, Scent Elimination is the only way to go.
Scent Free in Detail
This is the tricky one. There are no FDA guidelines regarding the definition of scent free. The ingredients to make these products do have an odor, but only the ingredients. Products labeled Scent Free may still contain small amounts of fragrance to mask the fatty odor of soap or other unpleasant odors. This masking technique will usually keep you from smelling anything unless you have a very sensitive nose. Most of these products rely on fragrances but are effective at counteracting the immediate malodors on your body or clothes, but do nothing to to keep the odors from returning..
To be defined as a Scent Eliminating product, it must contain an ingredient that encapsulates the malodor and completely destroy it. Essentially this takes Scent Control one extra step and will continue to battle odor until the compound has been used up in the fight against malodor molecules, thus giving you odor control for a longer period of time.