Talking about a deodorant or antiperspirant is definitely not sexy, but it’s important because it’s one of the few products you’re guaranteed to use on a daily basis. What’s the best men’s deodorant? That depends on how much you sweat, how sensitive your skin is and how much money you’re willing to drop. Here are the best deodorants you won’t find at the grocery store.
Crystal might not be a household name when it comes to deodorant, but they should be because they make the world’s leading natural mineral salt deodorant. Rather than using chemicals and fragrances, Crystal’s unscented deodorant creates an invisible protective barrier to block odor causing bacteria, which means you’re going to smell like absolutely nothing for an entire day.$5
By formulating their deodorant with magnesium instead of the harmful aluminum compounds you’ll find in most men’s deodorant, nasanta created a natural deodorant capable of keeping you clean and smell free all day. It’s a deodorant and not an antiperspirant, so you’re still going to sweat. In the long run that’s far better for your health that clogging your pores with aluminum, and it also won’t yellow the pits on your shirts.$15
If you’re looking to sweat less and smell better–without irritating your skin–look no further than Jack Black Pit Boss Antiperspirant & Deodorant. By using the latest generation, FDA-approved antiperspirant ingredient on the market, along with Vitamin E and a natural fragrance, your pits will be under control regardless of what’s on your agenda for the day.$17
MenScience has been in the skincare game for over a decade, so they know a thing or two about how to make a good product that guys can appreciate. Their Advanced Deodorant is more expensive than plenty of other alternatives, but that price tag also carries maximum odor elimination and prevention, a non-staining and non-irritating formula, and dermatological-grade ingredients. The packaging is also incredibly sturdy and perfectly sized for travel.$19
If you’re one of those guys with sensitive skin (we feel your pain), Baxter of California Deodorant is a great alternative to the supermarket deodorants and antiperspirants that burn up your pits every time you put them on. We’ve been huge fans of Baxter’s man-centric products for a while, but this solid gel deodorant with a citrus/herbal musk scent might be our favorite product yet.$19
L’Occitane knows their way around an effective, natural, fantastic smelling product, and their Baux Deodorant is a great example of that. It’s alcohol, paraben and aluminum salt free to prevent irritation and bacteria build up, but the big selling point is the fresh cypress and mellow incense smell you’ll also find in L’Occitane’s Eau des Baux cologne. If you’re fan of L’Occitane products and scents, this is one of the best deodorants for men.$20
Yes, this deodorant will require you to drop more than a Jackson. What’s that get you? 24 hour protection. Non-sticky, fast-drying roll-on. No stains and no alcohol. A slightly sweet, but still neutral smell. Less sweat. Recipe for Men Antiperspirant Deodorant is certainly not cheap, but it’s absurdly effective–which is probably why it’s won awards from all the magazines you store in the same room as your deodorant. If money is no object, this is quite possibly the best deodorant for men.$22