8 Deodorants for Sensitive Skin That Are Gentle and Effective
If you have sensitive skin, then you’re likely no stranger to irritation and discomfort brought on by skin care or cosmetics. The problem is that it’s not always clear what’s lying behind the negative reaction. Harsh ingredients can be to blame for some, which makes the product selection process even more arduous. In addition to products for your face and body skin, it’s important to keep your deodorant in mind as well. Are you noticing itchiness, redness, or irritation on the skin under your arms? If so, it might be time to switch out your odor-fighting formula in favor of one that’s formulated with sensitive skin in mind. To help you out, we went ahead and rounded up our favorite deodorants and antiperspirants for sensitive armpits.
Kiehl’s Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant
This is not your typical unscented, gentle-yet-efficient antiperspirant and deodorant cream. The formula—with orange, lemon, and linseed extracts—leaves skin feeling soft, soothed, and conditioned with round-the-clock protection against sweat and odor. What’s more? Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant simultaneously helps reduce underarm sweat while absorbing moisture without leaving behind a residue. The result is underarm hair that feels softer and in turn a smoother shave experience. Can your current deodorant do all that?
Vichy Dry Touch Deodorant
Neutralize odors fast with Vichy’s Dry Touch Deodorant. The formula—free of aluminum, salts, and alcohol—is ideal for sensitive skin types looking to effectively absorb odors and underarm moisture. Similar to all Vichy products, the formula features the brand’s Mineralizing Water rich in 15 minerals sourced from French volcanoes.
Baxter of California Deodorant
Fellas, meet your new favorite aluminum-free deodorant for sensitive skin. A top-seller for Baxter of California, this formula not only tackles odor but helps detoxify and condition underarm skin. Formulated with tea tree, witch hazel, comfrey, yarrow, and chamomile extracts, the lightweight texture absorbs quickly and leaves behind a musky scent. What it doesn’t leave behind? Stains or discoloration on your clothes.
Baxter of California Deodorant, $19 MSRP
KIEHL’S BODY FUEL DEODORANT & ANTIPERSPIRANT
For protection against odor and sweat, reach for this Kiehl’s roll-on antiperspirant & deodorant for men. This quick-dry formula—with caffeine, vitamin C, and zinc— glides on easily (without sticking) and provides all-day protection against sweat and odor.
Bali Secrets Natural Deodorant
Whether you’re in the office, at the gym, on a flight, or in your bedroom, rely on this natural deodorant to deliver a fresh feel all day. Friendly to your skin and your clothes (let’s face it: deodorant stains are the worst), you’ll enjoy how hard the formula works to keep you smelling your best. Choose from five different options: Original Essence, Delicate Rose, Aloe Delight, Unscented, and Sandalwood.
Bali Secrets Natural Deodorant, $13.99 MSRP
Mitchum Sensitive Solid Antiperspirant & Deodorant
Powerful sweat and odor control without the irritation? That’s what you can expect from Mitchum’s deodorant for sensitive skin. It’s an ideal combination of gentleness and calming comfort thanks to a formula with aloe and vitamin E—and without fragrances and alcohol.
Schmidt’s Tea Tree Sensitive Skin Deodorant Stick
Absorb underarm moisture and odor with just one swipe of this sensitive skin natural deodorant from Schmidt’s. The formula is free of aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens & phthalates, and is formulated with sensitive skin in mind.
Schmidt’s Tea Tree Sensitive Skin Deodorant Stick, $10.99 MSRP
Crystal Deodorant Essence Roll-On
Made of natural mineral salts and infused with the aroma of either Pomegranate, Green Tea, or Lavender, this deodorant roll-on is long-lasting, non-sticky, and leaves behind no residue. According to the brand, it’s also hypoallergenic.
Crystal Deodorant Essence Roll-On, $5.36 MSRP
Green Tidings Organic All Natural Deodorant
This Green Tidings deodorant boasts a long list of all of the ingredients that aren’t included (parabens and aluminum among them), but it’s what is inside the formula that has caught our attention. Formulated with coconut oil, lavender essential oil, shea butter and more, this deodorant can help lessen sweat and absorb moisture. To avoid irritation, do not apply immediately after shaving.
Green Tidings Organic All Natural Deodorant, $14.99 MSRP