When picking the best women’s deodorant for your needs, the choice comes down to more than just which fragrance to pick. Firstly, you need to know that just a deodorant alone will not stop you from sweating. So if it’s those pesky damp patches you’re looking to prevent, make sure you opt for an antiperspirant deodorant as this is what will stop the sweat glands from producing moisture altogether. Deodorant will mask the smell, but if you’re very active or prone to sweating then it just won’t cut it. Whether it is sweat prevention, odour control or a wonderful scent you are after, keep reading for our pick of the best deodorants for women.
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If you find that your sweating is becoming a bigger issue for you, then there are clinical strength antiperspirants available, that have a higher strength but you may struggle to find one that comes with the nice fragrance you usually buy off the shelf. For those who have super sensitive skin, you can get all-natural deodorants, but unfortunately these don’t tend to be as effective in preventing sweat as the ingredients found in regular antiperspirant.
The other question people always have is whether a roll on or a spray is more effective. With a roll on, you are able to apply the deodorant more evenly which in turn means it is likely to last longer. With a spray, you may get more of a fragrance, but if not applied with care, may miss your pits completely thus resulting in the need for several applications a day.
Whatever it is you’re looking for, we’ve lined up a variety of some of the best women’s deodorants that won’t just leave you smelling fresh, but feeling fresh all day long, too.
1. Mugler Angel Perfuming Spray Deodorant
For a perfume fragrance that diffuses throughout the day
Best for: A lovely scent | Type: Spray | Size: 100ml
If you want to smell gorgeous every day but don’t want to waste your best perfume on a day in the office, then this Angel Perfuming Spray Deodorant by Mugler is the perfect alternative that has a perfume quality fragrance but will also keep you feeling fresh all day. This spray is designed to work through IDS delivery, which means that this spray won’t evaporate, but instead be released throughout the day so you’ll smell great right through the day. It isn’t an antiperspirant, but if you’re lucky enough to not suffer too badly from sweating, this deodorant should be enough to keep your pits at bay, plus Angel is a popular fragrance amongst ladies this year.
2. Biotherm Deo Pure Roll On
A long-lasting antiperspirant that smells fresh
Best for: All-day coverage | Type: Roll-on | Size: 75ml
Biotherm is a hypoallergenic roll on antiperspirant with a mineral complex that is designed to leave your skin feeling soft and nourished as well as preventing sweat. It has a wide roller which makes it comfortable and easy to apply, and despite its high price, you can expect it to be of much superior quality to that of high street brands. Customers who have used Biotherm say it’s great for keeping you dry and it has a lovely fresh fragrance which lasts all day.
3. Estée Lauder Youth Dew Roll On Anti Perspirant Deodorant
A luxury deodorant for those occasions where you want to smell extra special
Best for: Luxury deodorant | Type: Roll on | Size: 75ml
For those who have sensitive skin, or simply fancy treating themselves to something a little more luxurious, then this antiperspirant from Estee Lauder is a delicate roll on that will leave you with a light spicy scent. You may want to save this one for when you’re off out in the evenings, as it feels a little more special, and you may want to opt for something stronger smelling in the day. Ladies love the subtle scent that isn’t too overbearing which means it is very complementary to perfumes, too.
4. Vichy 48 Hour Intensive Anti Perspirant Roll On
An intense formula that is great for sensitive skin
Best for: Sensitive skin | Type: Roll on | Size: 50ml
If you’ve been struggling to find a deodorant that is kind to your skin, then a lot of users would recommend Vichy. It is completely alcohol free but still has an intense formula designed to reduce sweating. Although designed to provide 48-hour protection, most users would recommend it for use daily ( and I think we’d all feel better that way) but in that time you can expect your pits to stay dry, even in the summer heat.
5. Kiehl's Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant
A cream-based deodorant that moisturises the skin
Best for: Dry skin | Type: Cream | Size: 50ml
For an alternative to both roll on and spray deodorant, this cream from Kiehl is an effective way to stave off sweat and keep your pits feeling moisturised. Users love the feel of this cream and say it works well to keep them dry all day; it also has a nice subtle scent. It’s certainly something different, but it doesn’t work for everyone. It’s tricky to apply and users would like the product to be larger. However, if you have sensitive skin and struggle to find a women’s deodorant to cater to your skin type, this cream could be the answer.
6. The Organic Pharmacy Deodorant Spray
An organic deodorant free from harsh chemicals
Best for: Organic | Type: Spray | Size: 50ml
If you want a deodorant that is free from all synthetic chemicals, then this deodorant from the Organic Pharmacy does just the job. It is free from alcohol, aluminium and all other artificial preservatives, colours and fragrances. It works with the use of essential oils including Aloe Vera, Rosemary, Witch Hazel, Sage and many more. Users love the scent that comes from the essential oils, but it is noticeably not as effective as antiperspirants with aluminium in. If you don’t suffer badly from sweating, then this is a great natural product for you, but it’s more of a fragrance mist than anything else.
7. Dove Aerosol Anti Perspirant Deodorant Invisible Dry
An affordable antiperspirant that won’t leave white marks on your clothes
Best for: Budget buy | Type: Spray | Size: 250ml
The worst thing about spray deodorants is getting white marks all over your clothes and then not having time to sort it out before you head out the door for work. However, Dove have come up with a new formula that has been proven to be stain-free on hundreds of colours, so this one is all good to simply spray and go. It also contains moisturising cream so you can expect your underarms to feel nourished afterwards, unlike some sprays which can dry out the skin.
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