Last Updated on January 21, 2021 by Josh Desair
Last Updated on January 21, 2021 by Josh Desair
A top antiperspirant can be the difference between keeping fresh all day and coming home feeling damp and unclean. Whether you’re out and about in the hot summer months or working in a stuffy office or the great outdoors, you need protection from the rigors of the day. This is where an antiperspirant shines over deodorants and other sprays.
If you struggle with sweat patches, the worry alone can cause further perspiration. The last thing any of us need is to be going into an important meeting or that dream job interview with pit stains! Having that dry and fresh feeling all over and all day will boost your own confidence, too. We’re going to take a look at the best antiperspirants out there today.
For that sense of security that you need when you leave the house each day. The Degree stick provides you with a day’s freshness – and then some! With a nice heat sensory formula and pleasant scent, it’s a universal antiperspirant.
Body Heat Activated
Degree’s unique formula will react alongside your core temperature to keep you dry for even longer. You truly have to try it to believe just how well this stuff protects against sweat and odor. It will be with you through rigorous exercise and long work days alike.
The key aspect of an antiperspirant has to be how long it keeps you from perspiring, right? On that front, you can go from an early rise until bedtime in the early hours – and still feel fresh the next day. You can’t ask for more.
Old Spice has always presented as a vintage brand for men (and women) who like something a little bit more identifiable but don’t take themselves too seriously. It has to be said: using this antiperspirant does give you a sense of fun as well as confidence.
Like all Old Spice products; there is something to love about the smell of this antiperspirant. You won’t find much about the nature of the scent by checking the description of the product. It gives off fruity notes that are almost like perfume.
Like the Degree stick, you will easily get from the start of your day to the end without having to reapply this antiperspirant. What’s more; the smell is strong with this one, and you will be waking up to that aroma the morning after putting it on.
Dove has always been a brand that is trusted by those with more sensitive skin. If you’re prone to irritation while exercising or working in a warm environment then you can turn to Dove to help you keep the discomfort at bay.
Moisturizing And Refreshing
‘One-quarter moisturizing’ is a phrase you hear a lot in Dove’s advertising campaigns for good reason. You’ll see the benefits of their skincare antiperspirant as soon as things start to heat up. It works on eliminating sweat and odor rather than irritating your skin.
Clean And Dry
If humidity is a common enemy in your neck of the woods then this antiperspirant will see to it that you stay dry. No matter the weather conditions, you will be protected. It still provides a wonderful, clean scent while being kind on your skin, too.
Axe is a household name in the world of deodorants and antiperspirants, so it should come as no surprise to see one of their products here. Their antiperspirants are not overly strong but have a scent that is typically pleasant for Axe.
With any ‘flavor’ of Axe antiperspirant, you can also try out their matching deodorant and shower gel. All Axe scents have their own, instantly recognizable notes to them, so you will stand out from a crowd.
Subtle Yet Powerful
The aroma of Axe antiperspirant is not quite as overwhelming as their deodorant range. The case always used to be that Axe was skewed to a much younger audience. Now, this scent is more subtle: Powerful without overpowering.
Talk about does what it says on the tin! This is the antiperspirant lotion that is tailored to the groin region. Funny name, sure, but this stuff protects extremely well against chafing and irritation in the worst place you could think of.
Natural Nether Protection
With no aluminum, parabens, or talc, this lotion is a gift to your most sensitive places. The natural formula sets it apart from most other antiperspirants. If you’re going to be using anything on your downstairs, you’ll want it to be as smooth and organic as possible.
Following on from the no-talc content, Fresh Balls lotion applies as a cream but dries into the smoothest of powders. It cools and prevents chafing without leaving that powdery mess that can often make you feel even more uncomfortable.
If over-sweating has started to become more of an issue for you, and most market brands don’t seem to help, turn to this prescription-strength antiperspirant. It is PETA-certified as being cruelty-free as an added bonus to the effectiveness.
The Strongest You Can Buy
Unless you go out and get a prescription from a doctor, this is the strongest antiperspirant available to you right now. Sufferers of hyperhidrosis; this is the antiperspirant you have been looking for.
Banish Your Embarrassment
This is a product strictly for those suffering from over-sweating; whether anxiety-driven or due to hyperhidrosis. Excessive sweating can be a very embarrassing thing to go through. Using this antiperspirant will keep you dry and enable you to switch your thoughts to more positive things!
If you aren’t a fan of the scented stuff then you are not alone. You also have an excellent option in the unscented Speed Stick Power. It is easier than ever to apply and leaves you with fresh underarms for 24 hours.
No Unpleasant Whiffs
The main gripe that a lot of people have with scented antiperspirants is that they can leave a bit of an unpleasant odor once the original smell wears off. I know what you’re thinking – that defeats the point of the odor control! None of that with this unscented stick.
You’ll be glad to know that although it is unscented this antiperspirant still packs a punch when it comes to moisture protection. It’s perfect for people who are allergic to various fragrances; still providing dryness while keeping skin clear.
An invisible antiperspirant can be hard to come by. With this Gillette offering, you can keep that freshly-showered feeling all day while your clothes are protected from any residue or staining. You’ll maintain your style as well as your comfort.
As it dries clear you can go about your day with the confidence that you won’t find any white, powdery buildup when you get home. The protection against stains and any unpleasant residue is this product’s biggest selling point.
You may find a lot of antiperspirant scents to be offputting or not what you need. Gillette’s power beads help to create a lovely fresh smell that lasts along with the sweat and odor protection, saving you from the faded after-smell of some of its compatriots.
Invisible application, superior freshness, and a cool, welcoming scent. These are the major benefits you get if you pick up Jack Black’s Pit Boss stick. The packaging is bold and enticing, too. It’s a more luxury antiperspirant that doesn’t look out of place adorning your bathroom.
Great Scent Substitute
This is another antiperspirant that has a scent worthy of substituting for a deodorant or cologne. If you prefer to save your more expensive fragrances for special occasions, then I’d recommend giving this a whirl for everyday activities.
No worries about lumps and bumps of the stick coming off and being left under your arms. You’ve got an antiperspirant here that won’t leave you with irritating clumps to scratch while you’re on a date or in a business meeting.
Art Of Sport has a range of great antiperspirants that cover pretty much every type of scent you could need. I’m taking a look at the Challenge scent. It gives me more of a musky, woody aroma that I associate with cologne.
Motion Activated Protection
This antiperspirant will save itself for when you need it most. You could go all day being fresh and cool, and if you want to go out for a jog straight from work, no worries! This will be ready to go to the end of the day.
Natural But Stain-Free
Most antiperspirants you find that contain no talc or any phthalates or parabens will tend to leave yellowing stains on your clothes. Not the case here. It’s great for fresh clothes; though it does still contain aluminum.
Trying out a new antiperspirant can be a lot more interesting than you’d think. While they all look more or less the same, each one has a wildly different scent and levels of control vary from brand to brand. It also comes down to your skin type and how you react to certain ingredients. Always check the ingredients before buying to make sure you don’t have any nasty reactions on the day you’re due that promotion!
Sometimes the price is the biggest factor if you don’t have a major problem with sweating. If you are prone to excessive wetness then I would recommend a product that is as strong as possible. Opt for little tricks if you need to – use rubbing alcohol before applying, for example. It works well to control the bacteria that cause odor, and lets the antiperspirant focus on the sweat. On the whole, your personal preferences will have a lot to do with which one of these products you go with. Whichever one it is, you might just have found a permanent new friend.