Whether you workout every day, work long shifts standing all day or generally spend most of your day on-the-go, there’s a good chance you spend a lot of time surrounded by other people. And that’s exactly why your body odor needs to be under control—no one wants to be around someone with swamp pits.
Luckily, good deodorants and antiperspirants help with just that. Deodorants eliminate smells caused by bacteria that form in your moist underarms, while antiperspirants prevent sweat from forming so bacteria can’t grow.
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There are so many great options beyond what you see in the drug store. For guys that sweat a lot, there are sprays guaranteed to last for well over 24 hours. Looking for the best deodorant for sensitive skin? Some of today’s top deodorants and antiperspirants are made with organic, natural ingredients. You can even find great options that can be personalized to your liking and come with a subscription model.
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To help you decide the best deodorant for your needs and budget, we’ve rounded up—in no particular order—the top deodorants for men, from the newest innovations to the all-time classics.
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Oars + Alps Deodorant
Oars + Alps is a powerful natural deodorant that absorbs odor, while botanical ingredients nourish the skin. It’s vegan and cruelty-free with no alcohol, aluminum, parabens, sulfates, gluten or phthalates. Their proprietary alpine caribous moss ingredient sourced from the Arctic Circle in Northern Finland is antioxidant-rich and boosts elasticity while guarding against environmental hazards like pollution and inflammation.
GUESS Effect Deodorizing Body Spray
Named in our Grooming Awards, this body spray is effective as a deodorizer and a cologne. The spray is versatile enough to wear to and from the gym and for everyday use. And because it’s only $10, you can buy two and throw one in your gym bag for on-the-go use.
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Gillette Invisible Solid Antiperspirant
With a cool wave scent, this gentle gel formula is dermatologist approved thanks to its extreme sweat protection and non-irritant formula.
HELMM‘s proprietary formula is made without the use of parabens, phthalates or sulfates. Its design is super sleek—and the best part? You have the option to subscribe to a delivery box service for new cartridges. You get to choose from four premium, quality scents that were developed and crafted by an award-winning French perfumer.
OffCourt Performance Body Spray
Another spray deodorant that’s effective for gym use. OffCourt has a wide array of amazing scents and comes in at a wallet-friendly price. What’s unique is the brand uses prebiotics in the spray’s formula to help promote good bacteria growth, thus eliminating odor-producing bacteria.
BRAVO SIERRA Deodorant
Sure, tons of brands offer long-lasting deodorants, but when a deodorant has been put to the test by over 1,000 U.S. Special Forces soldiers, you know it’s the real deal to combat odor. BRAVO SIERRA is a new grooming line created with the military to provide eco-friendly essentials for men at a low price that can’t be beat. The whole line is genius and worthy of your hard-earned dollars, but if you’re going to try one item, we’d have to say this aluminum-free deodorant is just the must-have men have been looking for.
Degree Men 72 HR Victory Spray
There’s no definitive data that proves that aluminum-based antiperspirants are bad for you, says New York–based dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, M.D. This vanilla-scented antiperspirant/deodorant blocks sweat for up to 72 hours.
Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant
Odor-neutralizing baking soda is common in natural deodorants. But for some people, it can cause redness or even burn, says Dr. Zeichner. This contains magnesium to neutralize odors without causing irritation and leaves your pits smelling like vetiver grass.
Art of Sport Victory Cool Eucalyptus Deodorant
Those yellow stains on your T-shirts are caused by aluminum reacting to your sweat, says Dr. Zeichner. The arrowroot powder in this aluminum-free stick helps soak up excess sweat, with an added eucalyptus scent.
Native Cucumber & Mint Deodorant
When you switch from aluminum-based products, expect a short purging period, says Dr. Zeichner. That’s just your body clearing out aluminum. (It’ll only feel like you’re sweating more.) This minty deodorant contains natural moisturizers like shea butter to keep your underarms smooth.
Old Spice Swagger Refillable Antiperspirant
The fresh lime-and-cedarwood scent you like. Pop a plastic-free refill into the reusable case and you’ll help the planet.
Carpe Antiperspirant Underarm Lotion
Antiperspirants block sweat, whereas deodorants just cover up odors. If you’re a heavy sweater, lean on this eucalyptus-scented antiperspirant to stop sweat in its tracks.
Dove Men+Care Deodorant Stick
This woody-smelling deodorant fights yellow stains, odor, and skin irritation with one application.
Corpus Nº Green Natural Deodorant
Not a big fan of natural deodorants? Corpus will change that. Not only has the brand’s baking-soda-free deodorants received rave consumer reviews for having an effective formula for sensitive skin, but Corpus offers some of the most elevated scent combinations on the market. If you’re looking something a little fancy and chemical free, this is a solid choice.
Ursa Major Base Layer Deodorant
Ursa Major’s stellar unscented formula has the key ingredient of kaolin clay, which draws out impurities from the skin without drying it, meaning you will stay fresh all day long and avoid any chance of skin irritation. Vitamin C and E add to the deodorant’s appeal for added skin hydration.
Method Men Deodorant
Attractive packaging, high-quality scents, and top-notch odor protection make Method Men’s new aluminum-free deodorant collection one of our favorite grooming launches of the year. Take all four nature-inspired scents for a spin to discover your go-to underarm protection and we guarantee you’ll be just as impressed as we were.
When it comes to choosing a cologne or deodorant, most men could use a little guidance for finding their signature scent. Thankfully, that’s where Hawthorne comes in. After taking a quick quiz that asks a range of questions, from your age and occupation to your favorite cocktail and ideal evening plans, Hawthorne helps you find the perfect grooming goods in a scent you’ll love. Avoid the headache of trying a million options on the market and let your quiz results determine which deodorant you’d enjoy the most between a eucalyptus, mint, or tropical-scented option.
Dove Men+Care Cool Spray Deodorant
Beat the summer heat with 48-hour protection, thanks to Dove Men+Care. The powerful-yet-mild formula does wonders for keeping even the sweatiest men dry, without leaving any residue that’ll ruin your summer shirts. Affordable, easy-to-apply, and next-level protection make this option a no-brainer choice for any guy.
Jack Black Antiperspirant & Deodorant
Jack Black‘s signature deodorant & antiperspirant is made with Vitamin E, aluminum and aloe vera to give you long-lasting odor and wetness protection in a glide-on, gentle formula. If you’re looking to prevent sweat while stopping odor at the same time, this hybrid stick (good on sensitive skin) is just right for you. They also have an aluminum-free deodorant if you’re just looking for odor protection.
Lululemon Anti-Stink Deodorant
Lululemon’s new Selfcare line includes a deodorant that’ll help guys cool down and smell fresh after any intense workout. Zinc and pre-biotics combat odor, while coconut oil moisturizes your skin to feel seriously soft in this aluminum-free formula. Score this top-quality deodorant in the travel size to carry in your bag for the gym, work, and weekends away to easily freshen up on-the-go.
Way Of Will Deodorant Spray
Way of Will is a Canada-based essential oils brand for people with active lifestyles. They create 100% natural, pure-grade essential oil-based products for every use, including deodorants. One of their most popular products is a natural deodorant spray with bergamot essential oils and deodorizing properties that are both gentle and rejuvenating for the skin. Good for use before your training session and after showers.
Degree Men Antiperspirant
Degree Men offers 48-hour sweat protection with an energizing burst of crisp, arctic freshness. Whether you’re having a long day in the office, playing sport outdoors or working out in the gym, you’ll always be protected from sweat and body odor. Designed by experts to be activated by movement, Degree Cool Rush comes in an easy-to-use applicator stick to use at home or on-the-go.
Olivina Men Deodorant
Olivina Men‘s aluminum-free deodorant safely fights odor-causing bacteria with their gentle formula that’s easy on sensitive skin and it won’t stain clothes. The aroma of Bourbon Cedar will keep you feeling fresh and confident all day long.
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