The deodorant industry is expanding in all directions, but sometimes we feel like we still haven’t found the right fit for our underarms. If you’re over traditional deodorants, it may be time to give some of the innovative products on the market a try. From serums to creams and everything in between, there is a deodorant composition for everyone. We’ve rounded up some of the best unconventional deodorants out there that really work.
Kosas Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant ($15)
Serum deodorants are still few and far between, and Kosas is the clear leader of the pack. This serum deodorant employs an AHA blend of shikimic, mandelic and lactic acids to target odor where it begins. By supporting a healthy pH environment, odor-causing bacteria can’t thrive. In addition to keeping your underarms odor-free, it also promises to soothe and brighten skin and prevent ingrown hairs.
By Rosie Jane Deodorant Calm the F*ck Down ($15)
By Rosie Jane wants you to think of its liquid spray deodorant as a perfume for your armpits. The brand notes that Europeans and Aussies have been deodorizing like this for a while—Americans are just late to the trend. This spray contains natural bacteria-fighting ingredients like glycerin, aloe vera, sugarcane alcohol and essential oils. You may still sweat, but you certainly won’t smell.
Secret Dry Spray Collection ($7 each)
Complete with a more ergonomic bottle to get product where you need it easier, Secret’s latest spray-on formulas—available in both aluminum-free Deodorant and Antiperspirant options—offer long-lasting sweat control with help from innovative motion-activated fragrance bursts. In short, when your underarms get moist, the formula releases puffs of fragrance for all-day freshness.
Lush The Greeench Deodorant Powder ($13)
Lush calls this one of the best creations they’ve ever made, and they made a giant eggplant bath bomb. This powder is packed with all the natural ingredients you’d want in a deodorant. Tea tree oil deodorizes, rosemary powder cleanses and sage powder absorbs moisture.
Dove Ultimate Water-Based + Glycerin Peony + Rose Water Antiperspirant & Deodorant ($12)
Dove is an undisputed leader in the deodorant arena, and the brand continues to innovate. The brand is launching a product that can’t be summed up in one word. It can be described as a moisturizer, hydrator or serum, but it’s definitely more than just a deodorant. This antiperspirant contains six times more humectant moisturizers than Dove Advanced Care, a high concentration of glycerin and breakthrough water-based technology.
Curie Full Body Deodorant Spray ($14)
This deodorant spray is for more than just your underarms—you can spray it anywhere that needs a refresh. From the sweaty crevices behind your knees to the chaffing sweat that can form on your legs, this spray has got you covered.
Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes with Coconut Milk & Essential Oils ($9)
Perfect for freshening up on the go, these deodorant wipes use an innovative formula of natural ingredients to remove odor. Wipe away sweat and unpleasant smells and leave behind the light scent of coconut milk and essential oils.
Meow Meow Tweet Lavender Deodorant Cream ($14)
Meow Meow Tweet describes the texture as that of creamy cake frosting. Baking soda and essential oils work to combat bacteria and plant oils and butters soothe and condition skin for the smoothest underarms you’ve had in ages.
Cleo + Coco Deodorant Bar ($14)
Zero-waste, scent-free and clear on application, this deodorant bar is for a real minimalist. It detoxifies impurities and neutralizes odors at the root of the problem using activated charcoal, plant-based powders, clay and essential oils.
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