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Our picks for top-performing men’s deodorant

Choosing the right “stick” for your man can be difficult. Deodorant or antiperspirant, white or clear, musk or spice — the selections are endless. But don’t worry — we have you covered. After testing them out ourselves, we determined the best products for eliminating odor that will leave your man smelling fresher than ever.

Man putting on deodorant

But first, we’re deciphering the different types of pit protection.

Antiperspirant vs. Deodorant

Did you know there’s a difference between a deodorant and an antiperspirant? It’s true. A deodorant kills bacteria and helps neutralize odor caused by sweat. But deodorant doesn’t keep a person from sweating. Antiperspirant, on the other hand, does. These products absorb into the skin and plug sweat ducts, keeping a person dry.

Now that we understand the different types of pit protection, it’s time to talk about the best products. Drum roll, please.


Crystal Rock

All-natural product — check. Prevents odor and wetness — check, check. It’s safe to say that Crystal Rock is the perfect pit product for any man. Made with salt and without harsh chemicals, Crystal Rock is gentle on the skin. Sold both online and in stores, this hypoallergenic product comes in four different scents. But it wasn’t the scent that put it on our list — it was the product’s ability to neutralize bacteria and prevent body odor — even after a workout — that put it on top.


Speed Stick Stainguard

It’s tough enough worrying about getting sweat stains on your favorite shirt without worrying about getting white marks on it too. As annoying as those little marks are, they are preventable with the right product. By using a scientific formula, Speed Stick Stainguard is able to prevent those annoying white. Instead, men can enjoy a fresh sent and 24-hour protection.


Gillette Clinical Strength

Workouts are tough enough without having to worry about sweat and odor. Luckily, Gillette has created a product that solves both problems. The Clinical Strength antiperspirant uses triple-protection technology to provide a product that will keep your skin calm, cool and smelling fresh all day long — guaranteed.


Dove Men+Care

Does your guy have sensitive skin? Well, we have the product for you. Offering both deodorants and antiperspirants, Dove Men+Care line uses a non-irritating, fragrance-free formula to deliver results. But that’s not all — this pit product can keep your guy free from odor and wetness for up to 48 hours with its non-irritant one-quarter moisturizer technology.


Degree Men Fresh

Maybe sweating isn’t your guy’s problem. Maybe it’s odor. Keep your guy smelling fresh throughout the day with Degree Men Fresh deodorant. Whether you’re at work or at the gym, the time-released molecules absorb into the body leaving your guy feeling refreshed. Available in three scents, this product is perfect for everyday use.

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What’s your favorite-smelling pit product? Do you prefer spice, musky or fresh scent?

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