Figuring out the best deodorants for men is doubly important: First, it neutralizes your body’s own signature scent (musky top notes, with lingering base notes of beer and cheese), and in turn, it assures that your BO isn’t interfering with your nice cologne. (It’s curious that we spend so much time finding a fragrance, yet so little effort on picking a product that neutralizes negative, opposing smells.)
But not all deodorants are created equal. Some embrace aluminum and promise a two-day-long zero-sweat streak. Others are all-natural and offer more of a…complement to your natural aroma. And that’s precisely why you should research your products before you buy them.
The Best Deodorants For Men
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.
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.
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.
Art of Sport Deodorant
Art of Sport is a new body care brand that was co-founded by Kobe Bryant and developed by leading skincare scientists. Their TSA-friendly deodorant comes with motion-activated odor- and sweat-blocking technology that will keep you smelling fresh throughout your workouts. Its smooth glide technology and anti-stain formula make it one of the best new entrants in the deodorant space.
SweatBlock Antiperspirant — Clinical Strength
Chwalek recommends this powerful antiperspirant, which you wipe on once a week. Endorsed by the International Hyperhidrosis Society, one SweatBlock wipe can be effective for up to seven days. Like Certain Dri, SweatBlock is supposed to be applied at night. But if leaving the house in the morning without applying anything feels strange to you, Fenton says you can use a non-antiperspirant deodorant in the morning for added odor protection. Strategist contributor Carlo Dellaverson, a self-proclaimed “card-carrying member of the excessive-sweating community,” says SweatBlock wipes “have taken on a sort of cult status among excessive sweaters, for when nothing else works.”
Horace Natural Deodorant
According to Horace, this is “The deodorant you and your shirts have been waiting for”, one of the best deodorants for men. Using 98 per cent ingredients of natural origin, it takes both personal hygiene and anti-stain technology equally as seriously. Embracing an anti-bacterial complex with diatomaceous earth and tea tree essential oil, its fragrance is light, botanical and aromatic featuring rosemary, eucalyptus and clary sage essential oils.
Aēsop Herbal Deodorant Roll-On
Combining botanical ingredients with advanced technology, Aēsop has been creating feel-good formulas which perform at the top of their game since the mid-1980’s. Founded in Melbourne, but now a global success, its body care solutions are among its finest achievements. Its unisex Herbal Deodorant roll-on is completely alcohol-free and has a soothing milky-texture (which is quickly-absorbed) so shouldn’t lead to discomfort. Formulated to actively reduce and mask odour, it is infused with a unique blend of essential oils and the efficacious benefits of zinc ricinoleate (to absorb moisture), sage leaf and wasabi extract. Particularly good for sensitive skin, but suitable for all skin types, it has a herby, camphor-like and upbeat scent that veers towards the woody-side.