About us

About us

Everything you need to know about Rexona

 



Our products are 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; Maximum Protection is scientifically proven to help with excessive sweating when you need it most; and our Invisible Black + White range protects your clothes from stains. 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 the best sweat protection.

Rexona It won’t let you down

 

 

Our History

Learn more about how Rexona began.

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    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: Rexona goes Pro Sport

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

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    Rexona 1960

    1960s: Creating a new category

    In the 1960s the UK met Rexona antiperspirant. It was then introduced in Finland and quickly rolled out to the rest of the world.

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    1930s: Joining Unilever

    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 first advertising campaign launched in the 1920s. 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

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