These 5 Editor-Approved Deodorants Will Keep You Feeling Fresh and Dry All Day Long
Using deodorant is probably already part of your daily routine, but if you find yourself feeling sweaty or smelly by mid-day, it might be time to find a better quality option. While all deodorants are supposed to prevent body odor, some even soothe the sensitive skin found in your underarm area, while others are specially formulated to keep your pits dry during the most intense workouts.
While there are thousands of deodorants in stores that claim to keep you dry all day long, you've probably found out the hard way that most don't provide the long-lasting odor and sweat protection that they claim. So we did the leg (make that "arm") work to find the best ways to prevent dampness, stains, and stench.
From aluminum-free deodorants to anti-odorant wipes, we tested 17 deodorants, and these six helped us cut the shvitz.
Best Aluminum-Free: Secret Aluminum Free Deodorant
Underarm school is in session. Today's lesson: Antiperspirants contain aluminum, which blocks pores and stops sweat. Deodorants diminish smell and are often considered the more natural option. This formula, which is free of talc and baking soda, uses Dead Sea salt to kill BO.
Best Treatment: Kosasport Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant
Rich in alpha hydroxy acids, this serum feels like a tingly facial for your pits. Lactic, mandelic, and shikimic acids fend off stink throughout the day.
Best Spray: Degree Women Advanced Protection Dry Spray
This spray dries instantly—so no stains. The tightly capped can works for a gym bag. Also? The vanilla and pear scent can totally pass for perfume.
Best Wipe: Surface Deep Anti-Odorant Pads
Most deodorants deposit ingredients to absorb wetness and fight bacteria. This exfoliating wipe removes dead skin and oils that cause the odors to begin with.
Best Antiperspirant: Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant
This cult favorite got an upgrade that promises two full days of dryness. The stick is ultra creamy—yet magically leaves no white residue—and infused with sunflower oil for added hydration.