Whether you want to avoid aluminum or prefer a more natural approach to keeping your underarms smelling fresh, we’ve rounded up the best deodorants for the job. Unlike conventional antiperspirants, these formulas are aluminum-free and made with gentle, skin-loving ingredients that mitigate irritation and odor like boss. And whether you’re a stick, spray, roll-on or cream kind of girl, we have you covered.
The best part? Our top picks come in a variety of scents, including cucumber melon and citrus and eucalyptus. But if scented formulas aren’t your jam, you can opt for the fragrance-free versions instead. From drugstore favorites to innovative new formulas that target hyperpigmentation, such as Kosas’s Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant, below, find the best deodorants for keeping underarm odor at bay.
Best Deodorant Overall
Dove 0% Aluminum Deodorant Stick
Dove’s 0% Aluminum Deodorant Stick provides stain free and long-lasting odor protection. Formulated without aluminum, this deodorant glides on smoothly and moisturizes your skin, while providing long-lasting protection against odor.
Kosas Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant helps to exfoliate and brighten the delicate skin under your arm, while keeping you fresh. Plus, its lightweight and fast-absorbing, so you may forget you even put it on.
The Clean Deo is formulated with non-toxic ingredients that are gentle on your skin and the environment. It has smooth glide, leaves no white residue, and comes in four incredible scents. As a cherry on top, it’s refillable, which means less waste.
This gel formula from from Nécessaire is enriched with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera to soothe and hydrate, and AHAs to neutralize odor. Plus, it goes on smoothly and dries quickly, leaving no residue or sticky feeling.
Infused with invigorating scents of citrus and eucalyptus, this cheekily named deodorant is designed to help you start your day with a bang. It wakes up your senses and keeps you smelling fresh throughout the day.
Glossier’s deodorants are designed to combat bad odors, pH imbalances and irritation. With a coconut oil base and gentle ingredients like magnesium hydroxide and potato starch, they’ll keep you dry and smelling fresh.