Deodorants. You may already use one on the daily — maybe you’re wearing one right now! — but when it comes to choosing one, it’s has to do one thing, and do it well: Prevent you from smelling funky. In recent years, natural and aluminum-free options have proliferated in popularity, as have stronger, clinical-strength options for those who deal with excess sweating on a regular basis.
If you’re looking for our personal favorites, not to fret — we’ve got options at every price point, texture, and fragrance.
1 Degree Antiperspirant Deodorant
Nothing gets us down quite like chalky deodorant streaks on your favorite black clothes — or even worse, yellowy pit stains on your best white tee. Fortunately, Degree’s UltraClear Black+White Pure Clean Dry Spray Antiperspirant Deodorant has literally got you covered, thanks to its innovative formula that addresses the common issue (a byproduct of certain antiperspirants mixing with your body’s sweat) and keeps you smelling fresh all day long. $5 at Walmart.
2 Dove 0% Aluminum Original Deodorant
“By listening to our consumers and their interests, we realized that there were some desired products that we were not offering in our current portfolio, including an aluminum-free deodorant option,” Maliha Hassan, Dove senior scientist in the department of R&D Deodorants for North America, previously told *Allure*. Dove’s new 0% Aluminum Original Deodorant, hitting drugstores and mass retailers mid-January, is available in four classic Dove scents (Pomegranate & Lemon Verbena, Cucumber & Green Tea, Coconut & Pink Jasmine, and Blue Fig & Orange Blossom), and contain the same amount of moisturizing ingredients in each tube as the traditional formula, around $6 at online shop.
3 AXE White Label Night Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick
AXE is one of industry giants. The AXE White Label Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick is one of the strongest antiperspirant products on the market. The formula makes for a firm, slippery deodorant bar, white in color, that will leave a thin layer of protection when applied, so you won’t feel any sticky sensation associated with gel or roll on deodorants. You won’t have to worry about yellow stains or other factors that might have a harmful impact on your clothes, as AXE has designed this formula to be as harmless as possible to you or your garments. It has a very nice, confidence-inducing fragrance, associated to all AXE products, and it’s very cheap from $6.99 at Amazon.
So consider our top picks for the best antiperspirants and deodorants your starting point. We’ve narrowed a field of hundreds down to a handful of options. If you don’t like one, try another.