P&G Myth-Busters Series: Body Odor happens but you don’t have to smell

Dr. Maiysha Jones

Meet one of the Innovators behind whole body deodorant: Dr. Maiysha Jones

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Body odor happens, but with P&G's latest deodorant innovations it doesn't have to.

Old Spice, Secret and Native brands are launching new collections of whole-body deodorants that help you stay fresh from your pits to your privates!

Dr. Maiysha Jones has worked at P&G for over 13 years — most of those years have been spent in our Secret, Native and Old Spice research labs.

What is whole body deodorant?

Different from regular deodorants that are designed and tested for use on armpits, whole-body deodorants are designed and tested for use on pits, privates, and more (for external use only). Dr. Jones shared that four out of five gynecologists and dermatologists would recommend a whole-body deodorant!

“One of the best benefits of our new line-up is that each form, whether it’s a cream, stick or spray goes on clear, so you don’t have to worry about getting white marks on your clothes when you’re getting ready,” said Dr. Jones.

Dr. Jones explains that it’s often ingredients like waxes and large particle size powders that are to blame for unsightly white marks. P&G’s latest innovations take the worry away with formulas designed to go on clear. If you won’t take Dr. Jones’ word for it, check out this demonstration where she puts Old Spice Total Body Deodorant to the test.

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Myth: Using whole body deodorant will leave white marks on my clothes!

Bust: False!

Whether you prefer a spray, a stick or a cream deodorant — Secret, Old Spice and Native whole body deodorants are gentle on sensitive skin and offer 72 hours of clinically proven odor protection to help you stay fresh all day!

“I love helping people build their personal care routine. Looking good and smelling good helps you feel good, too!” said Dr. Jones.

Dr. Jones has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Xavier University of Louisiana and a master’s degree and doctorate in environmental sciences and engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, traveling and lifting weights.

“I always knew I wanted to be a scientist and that I wanted my work to benefit other people’s lives.”