The 12 Best Deodorants for Men to Stay Fresh

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Your pits will thank you.

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.

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 natural, organic ingredients. You can even find great options that can be personalized to your liking and come with a subscription model.

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.

HELMM Deodorant

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.

Degree Men 72-Hour Antiperspirant Deodorant Spray

Yes, 72-hour protection. This 2020 Grooming Awards winner is a sure bet for all-day defense against body odor, even during your most grueling workouts.

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.

Photo credit: Corpus
Photo credit: Corpus


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.


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.

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.

Hawthorne Deodorant

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.

Photo credit: Hawthorne
Photo credit: Hawthorne


Schmidt’s Water + Wood Deodorant

The activated charcoal and magnesium hydroxide in Schmidt’s Water + Wood Mineral Enriched Natural Deodorant doesn’t stop sweat, which means your skin won’t feel the wrong kind of dry.

Dove Men + Care Cool Fresh Dry Spray Antiperspirant 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.

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.

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.

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.

Lululemon Anti-Stink Black Pepper Sandalwood 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.

Native Deodorant

Native's aluminum and paraben-free deodorant doesn't have over 5,000 five-star reviews for nothing. They're known for being simple, safe, and effective and have a proven long lasting odor protection that goes on smooth and smells addictively good. The Native Coconut & Vanilla Deodorant scent in particular is a top favorite among customers.

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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