If there's a grooming zone men tend to take for granted, it's the dark, sweaty and oft-hairy regions under their arms. To tame these pits, men usually just pick a stick, rub it on and roll. But this essential area of a gent's body and grooming shouldn't be taken lightly. It's not a once-size-pits-all situation. Instead, the best men's deodorant will differ depending on preferred fragrance, skin type and amount you sweat. Here's a handy guide to help find the right deo for your B.O.
While all anti-perspirants are deodorants, not all deodorants are anti-perspirants. Make sense? Let's break it down a bit further just to be certain. Deodorants are made to fight odor, while anti-perspirants contain ingredients -- usually aluminum -- that clog pores to stop sweat (don't worry, you'll still be able to sweat from other places to regulate body temperature). Deodorants contain either alcohol or a botanical blend designed to eliminate the bacteria which cause odor.
Spray deodorants dry quickly and are generally less effective as the active ingredients can get caught in underarm hair (unless you took care of that). If you're looking to get the most protection, roll or rub it on.
Some men with sensitive pits have problems with aluminum-based anti-perspirants or alcohol-based deodorants. Fortunately, there are a lot of great non-irritating options. Look for natural deodorants like the eucalyptus-powered Grooming Lounge Greatest Pits or Ursa Major.
It's an unfortunate fact that guys sweat in zones well beyond their pits. Men's body powders can take care of other areas of concern (like privates or feet). Powders also come in spray and cream forms to keep the dryness in check and the mess off bathroom floors.
|Deodorants||Aluminum / Alcohol Free||Method||Scent|
|Grooming Lounge Greatest Pits Deodorant||Y / Y||Roll-on||Subtle Eucalyptus|
|Jack Black Pit CTRL||Y / Y||Roll-on||Turbo|
|Molton Brown Re-Charge Black Pepper Deodorant Stick||Y / Y||Roll-on||Black Pepper|
|Molton Brown Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel Deodorant||Y / Y||Roll-on||Beachy, Salted Cypress|
|Molton Brown Bushukan Deodorant Stick||Y / Y||Roll-on||Citrusy Bushukan|
|Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa Deodorant Stick||Y / N||Roll-on||Warm, Spicy|
|Acqua Di Parma Essenza Deodorant Stick||Y / Y||Roll-on||Woody|
|Acqua Di Parma Colonia Deodorant Stick||Y / N||Roll-on||Fresh & Clean|
|Anthony Logistics Alcohol Free Deodorant||Y / Y||Roll-on||Fresh & Clean|
|Anthony Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant||N / N||Roll-on||Fresh & Clean|
|Jack Black Pit Boss Antiperspirant & Deodorant||N / N||Roll-on||Light & Clean|
|Kiehl's Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant||N / N||Lotion||Fragrance-free|
|Kiehl's Body Fuel Deodorant & Antiperspirant||N / N||Lotion||Fragrance-free|
|Baxter of California Deodorant||Y / Y||Roll-on||Citrus & Herbal-Musk|
|Billy Jealousy Funk Buddy No. 1 - Clean||Y / Y||Roll-on||Fresh & Clean|
|Brickell Fresh Mint Deodorant||Y / Y||Roll-on||Minty|
|Taylor of Old Bond Street Deodorant Stick - Sandalwood||Y / N||Roll-on||Sandalwood|
|Taylor of Old Bond Street St. James Deodorant Stick||Y / N||Roll-on||Citrusy St. James|
|Lab Series for Men Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Stick||N / N||Roll-on||Fragrance-free|
|Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant||Y / Y||Roll-on||Subtle Eucalyptus|
|MenScience Advanced Deodorant||Y / Y||Roll-on||Fragrance-free|
|Recipe for Men Antiperspirant Deodorant||N / Y||Roll-on||Light & Fresh|
|Ursa Major Hoppin Fresh Deodorant||Y / Y||Roll-on||Mild & Fresh|
|Ursa Major Forest Fix Deodorant||Y / Y||Roll-on||Citrusy & Woodsy|
|Ursa Major Base Layer Deodorant||Y / Y||Roll-on||Mild & Fresh|
|Acqua Di Parma Talcum Powder||Y / Y||Powder||Fresh, Light Citrus|
|Grooming Lounge Super Powder||Y / Y||Powder||The freshest of the fresh.|
|Balla Powder for Men||Y / Y||Powder||Light & Fresh|
|Menscience Advanced Body Powder||Y / Y||Powder||Light & Fresh|
|Dry Goods Athletic Spray Powder||N / N||Spray Powder||Original & Menthol|
|Fresh Balls - The Solution For Men||Y / Y||Lotion to Powder||Fresh & Clean|
|Dude Wipes||Y / Y||Wipe||Mild & Fresh|
|Mangroomer Biz Wipes||Y / Y||Wipe||Fresh & Clean|