20 Best Deodorants That Kill Sweat Instantly

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We have all had those awful moments when our deodorant stops working. It's usually after a workout, on a hot day, or when we're really nervous or stressed. Suddenly, we smell something off and realize it's our own pits!

The right or wrong deodorant can make or break our day, and there's a lot of choices out there. There's the kind that goes on dry and is typically solid white. We all know that one. Of course, those are not flawless, either. Some formulas can leave stains on your clothes. There's also sprays and gels, and even creams.

And then, of course, there are those newer, natural options. And with all the choices out there, we've rounded up options for the best deodorant for sweat. Only you know what is right for you and your body's needs. 

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Under $15

1. Cake Beauty Milk Made Invisible Natural Deodorant

This is a power packed deodorant with powerful assets, like odor neutralizers, sweat preventers and skin conditioners — and it's all natural! The silk-gel stick glides on smoothly and uses oat kernel extract, shea butter, and marshmallow root extract. It's free from aluminum, parabens, phthalates and GMOs, and is completely vegan.

(Cake Beauty USA, $13)

2. Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid

This is great for people who aren't casual about sweat. Clinical Strength gives 2X the average sweat protection and it does so via a clear gel that goes on clear and dries fast, stress-sweat protection, and you get to smell like lavender all day. 


3. Crystal Fragrance-Free Deodorant Body Stick

Another natural option, this one is made without Aluminum Chloride/chlorohydrate/zirconium, parabens, fragrance, and somehow manages to work while it contains one ingredient: pure mineral salt. This mineral salt prevents odor safely for up to 24 hours.


4. Schmidt's Sensitive Skin Deodorant Stick

This one is free of aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens, phthalates, and artificial fragrance. It's natural and gentle on skin, with a sensitive skin formula prioritizes a smooth, creamy consistency made without baking soda, magnesium to neutralize odor for sensitive skin, and is topped off with essential oils that are renowned for their skin-soothing and anti-inflammatory qualities.


5. Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant

An award-winning, aluminum-free deodorant that is 100 percent natural, safe, and effective. It contains soothing essential oils blended with beta-glucan technology that fights odor effectively while soothing, conditioning, and nourishing the delicate underarm area. 


6. Kopari Coconut Deodorant

Smells like a tropical vacation via this deodorant that is lightly coconut milk-scented, and has a unique blend of coconut water, coconut oil, and sage oil, which helps to condition and soothe even the most sensitive underarms. It’s like skincare for your pits!


7. Pink Sugar Natural Spray

This spray is subtle and feels fresh, with a sugary fragrance and superior protection. What more could you ask for in a natural deodorant?

(Sephora, $12)

8. Tarte Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant

This is a natural deodorant that’s non-irritating and full of natural odor neutralizers and conditioners, all of which give a healthy, clean feel without harsh chemicals.

(Sephora, $14)

9. Nubian Heritage 24-Hour Deodorant

A natural deodorant derived from corn, these products are great for all-day use and will keep you feeling fresh all day long, with the added benefit of applying safe and natural ingredients to skin.

(Vitamin Shoppe, $9)

10. Certain Dri Prescription Strength Clinical Antiperspirant

This is a prescription strength antiperspirant, with 12 percent Aluminum Chloride. Aluminum Chloride is the strongest and most effective active ingredient available in antiperspirants and is the same active ingredient in many prescription formulations.


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Over $15

11. fresh Sugar Roll-on Deodorant Antiperspirant

Who doesn't want to smell like fresh sugar every morning? Sugar's natural botanicals double as skin-soothing and deodorizing agents. The alcohol-free formula helps to inhibit bacteria as it keeps you dry, revived, and refreshed.

(Sephora, $19)

12. Clean Moisture-Absorbent Deodorant

This fresh-smelling solid absorbs moisture naturally — no aluminum, parabens, sulfates or synthetic dyes. Plus, its time-released fragrance will have you smelling fresh all day long with subtle notes of orange, lime, pink grapefruit, passion lily, rose, geranium, floral and white musk.

(Birchbox, $18)

13. Origins No Offense Aluminum Free Deodorant

Nature's own odor eliminators arm you with hours of invisible protection to defend against unwanted odor all day. Plus, the good scents of orange, black current and jasmine refresh your senses.


14. Dove Clinical Protection

With its clinical strength antiperspirant formula, this deodorant lasts for up to 48 hours and has a fresh, clean scent. It helps to reduce underarm wetness, and the alcohol-free formula looks after your underarm skin too, helping to reduce irritation after shaving.


15. DERMAdoctor Total NonScents Ultra Gentle Antiperspirant

A soothing roll-on mild enough for ultra-sensitive skin, this deodorant is effective at providing protection against odor and wetness. Plus, it's gentle on your underarms.

(Sephora, $28)

16. Dr. Hauschka Rose Deodorant

This roll-on, antiperspirant-free deodorant manages odor without impeding the skin’s natural processes. Formulated with botanical and mineral ingredients that soothe freshly shaven skin without leaving any stains or discoloration, it has rose essential oil and jojoba oil.


17. Agent Nateur Holi(stick) No 3 Deodorant

This deodorant will keep you smelling lovely well into the evening hours with a light trace of honey, lavender and eucalyptus. Made with organic coconut oil, sodium bicarbonate, beeswax, sunflower butter, avocado butter, castor oil, raw organic honey, lavender essential oil, hydrogen peroxide, eucalyptus oil, love, it's safe for those with even the most sensitive skin.

(Aillea, $21)

18. Vapour Organic Beauty AER Next-Level Deodorant

Revolutionary gel-to-powder formula that is highly concentrated, this deodorant only requires a little bit of product. It contains no talc, synthetic or toxic ingredients, and is instead a potent blend of specific plant and mineral ingredients, featuring organic arrowroot, baking soda, organic tulsi, wildcrafted myrrh and organic oregano. 

(Aillea, $24)

19. Dr. Hauschka Sage Mint Deodorant

This antiperspirant-free deodorant manages odor without impeding the skin’s natural processes. Formulated with botanical and mineral ingredients that soothe freshly shaven skin without leaving any stains or discoloration, it has sage and witch hazel to control odor caused by skin bacteria.


20. Boscia Charcoal Deodorant A Natural Talc-Free Powder Spray

Free of aluminum and talc, the unique, finely-milled formula is lightweight and can be used anywhere on the body that needs extra wetness removal and odor control. Skin is left feeling fresh and clean with no visible residue.

(Sephora, $16)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her at

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