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These Editor-Approved Deodorants Actually Work
When shopping for a new deodorant, you might be solely focused on the sweat factor. But Greg Laptevsky, founder of the sustainable deodorant brand Myro, says there are two more things to keep in mind: “It’s important to look for better-for-you ingredients, plus scents you’re really into (as you wear deodorant every day!).” This goes further than just opting out of aluminum and parabens—two hot-button ingredients in bodycare. “As far as specifically shopping for a ‘natural’ or ‘clean’ deodorant, it’s a good idea to steer clear of baking-soda-based formulas as they’re known to cause irritation,” Laptevsky adds.
Sweating (Even While Wearing Deodorant) Is Normal
PSA: You don’t need to throw out your brand-new deodorant just because you’re a little sweaty. “Sweating is definitely normal,” says Laptevsky. This is particularly true if you’re not using aluminum-based products that “actually block your pores, which prevents your body from sweating like it’s supposed to,” he says. For those swapping from traditional antiperspirants to more natural deodorants, the “detox period” might even last a whole month. “After that, you should find that the excess sweating subsides,” explains Laptevsky. “Like all good things, it just takes a little time.”
Below, all-star deodorants that definitely fall into the "good things" category.
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2) Rose + Black Pepper Deodorant
This natural deodorant is packed with moisturizing hemp seed oil so it glides on like a dream. The scent of rose and black pepper is subtle and compliments any perfume.
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3) Coconut & Vanilla Deodorant
Native deodorants aren't targeted to men or women specifically. If you sweat and you want to smell like coconut and vanilla or a dozen other chic scents, it's the deodorant for you.
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5) Holi(Rose) No 4 Deodorant
Give Agent Nateur's fan-favorite stick a try if sodium bicarbonate (i.e. baking soda) works with your skin. It includes vitamin-packed avocado butter and a sweet fragrance courtesy of essential oils.
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7) N° Green Natural Deodorant
Don't skip over this deodorant just because it has "natural" in its name. Reviewers agree that this gel formula balances great fragrance with dry, sweat-free relief.
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8) Charcoal Deodorant
This pared-down, no-nonsense deodorant is perfect for shoppers who like to read through ingredient lists—and understand every single word on there.
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9) Anti-Stink Deodorant
Just spray on lululemon's deodorant, and let the prebiotic and zinc blend take care of any and all odors. (Oh, and the Black Pepper Sandalwood scent is so good.)