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Everything you need to know about Degree®

Degree® deodorant and Degree® antiperspirant is intelligently designed to work as hard as you do. We make it our business to know more about sweat, and what we learn informs every product innovation.

Our Motionsense® technology was inspired by your movements; our Clinical+ scientifically proven to help with heavy sweating when you need it most. So whether you’re scaling a mountain, running for the bus, presenting to your boss or going on a date, you can be confident of our best sweat protection.


It won’t let you down


Learn more about how Degree® began.

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    About Us

    2000 to today

    We've used our expertise to revolutionise our antiperspirant technology. Introducing: Motionsense™. A body-responsive technology that reacts to your every move. Unique microcapsules contain specially designed fragrances. When you move, the friction breaks the capsules delivering a burst of freshness when you need it most.

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    Rexona 1990

    1990s: Degree® Goes Pro Sport


    Degree® entered the world of professional sports, backing some of the world’s best sports men and women: tennis champion Steffi Graf, the All Blacks, the Springboks, mountain biker Darren Berrelcloth, BASE jumper Miles Daisher, survivalist Bear Grylls, tennis champion David Nalbandian, cricketer Andrew Flintoff and the Lotus F1™ Team.

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    Rexona 1980

    1980s: Global Expansion

    Rexona continued to expand, bringing innovative sweat protection to people all over the globe. Today, it’s known around the world as Rexona, Rexena, Shield, Degree® or Sure – depending on where you are. The name may have changed, but our dedication to innovative performance has stayed the same.

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    Rexona 1960

    1960s: Creating a New Category Of Deodorant Brands

    In the 1960s the world met Rexona antiperspirant, later to become Sure in the UK. It was then introduced in Finland and quickly rolled out to the rest of the world. In Canada it was introduced as Degree®.

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    Unilever logo

    1930s: Joining Unilever Brands

    Rexona was bought by British soap maker Lever Bros, who would soon join Dutch Margarine Unie to form Unilever.

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    Rexona 1920

    1920s: Welcome To Rexona Town

    Rexona’s first advertising campaign launched in the 1920s. Personal hygiene billboards began to spring up all over Australia touting the company name, with contests held for each town’s Rexona Baby and Miss Rexona. Some would proudly state: ‘Welcome to our town, a good Rexona Town.’

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    Rexona 1900

    1900s: Mrs. Sheffer’s Ointment

    Founded as Rexona, the company was created by Mrs Alice Sheffer, the wife of SF Sheffer, the founder of the Sheldon Drug Company. A talented physician, she wanted to give people new kinds of personal care products, with effective ingredients that also smelled good. When Rexona hit the shelves in 1908, it soon became the company’s biggest seller.