If you’re looking for a deodorant that will eliminate odors by detoxifying your pits with each application, look no further. This silky deodorant by Kaia Naturals glides on smooth but features a tough-as-nails combination of charcoal and arrowroot powder to both unclog the pores underneath your pits (yes, you can get clogged pores down there, and boy, do they stink) and naturally reduce sweat for even the most sensitive skin. The black oak and bourbon scent is musky—not musty—adding a layer of warmth that isn’t held back by pit funk.
The Best Natural Deodorant for Men, with Baking Soda
- Key ingredients: Magnesium, coconut oil, arrowroot powder
- Scented? No
If your skin reacts negatively to a deodorant, it might be a result of the product’s ingredients. Things like chemicals, alcohol, and perfume can give you a gnarly rash, which is precisely when you should start shopping for something less sciencey. Schmidt’s fragrance-free natural deodorant packs gentle but effective ingredients like magnesium and arrowroot powder, which together neutralize odorous bacteria. It also has coconut oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, and Vitamin E, which leave skin extremely nourished and soothed. (Most pits will tolerate baking soda, a terrific deodorizer, but it is something that does give a minority of guys trouble.)
The Best Classic Deodorant for Men
- Formula: Synthetic blend
- Scented? Citrus and clove
The drugstore staple Old Spice has always offered some of the best deodorants—and the most affordable. You can buy one of their signature sticks for a third of the cost of a boutique brand. If it kept you from reeking like a dog in eighth-grade gym class, it sure as hell can keep you fresh now.
The Best Antiperspirant for the Gym and Other Sweaty Situations
- Formula: Synthetic blend, with aluminum
- Scented? Fresh linen
Profuse sweaters like me require aluminum cover up—knowing full well that it will eventually turn our white t-shirts dingy. And this spray from Dove Men+Care is the one I keep in tow. The spray hits my skin easier than a roll-on antiperspirant, which minimizes stains on shirts. It lasts well into the next day (two full days, if needed), and keeps me oh so comfortably dry.
The Best Deodorant Cream
- Key ingredients: Jojoba, lactic acid
- Scented? Clean and fresh
Deodorant creams are a great alternative to sticks if you’re looking for a formula with a little more staying power. This vegan “All Over” cream is packed with soothing jojoba and has the consistency of a lightweight lotion, fully working into the skin so you don’t have to worry about feeling tacky post-application. The grease-free formula also features antimicrobial lactic acid which is great for gently exfoliating skin to reveal a more even skin tone while killing odor-causing bacteria.
The Best Deodorant Wipes
- Key ingredients: Peppermint oil, aloe vera, tea tree oil
- Scented? Minty