I don't know about you, but it's always been a struggle for me to find a deodorant that actually works, doesn't cause irritation and redness or doesn't leave a residue on clothes. After trying out different ones, I've finally narrowed down my favorites.
type:A™ deodorant is made with sweat-activated technology and 100% natural active ingredients, and is aluminum-free, paraben free, 100% non-toxic and cruelty-free. The organic vegetable-derived glycerin and arrowroot powder absorb sweat, aloe hydrates and soothes , while zeolite (a mineral compound) and baking soda help neutralize odor. It's unlike any deodorant I've ever experienced, since you squeeze out deodorant cream from the tube and apply a thin layer. It's unique because you use just as much as you need. Since it's a deodorant cream, I prefer to use this especially for working out and during summer months. This deodorant works all day, and has a refreshing clean crisp citron scent but also comes in a 100% fragrance- and essential-oil free formula. The type:A™ deodorant 2.8 oz size is very affordable at $10, and also comes in a 1.2 oz travel size for $6.
Kopari Coconut Deodorant, $11.90, glides on clear and non-sticky, with a fresh coconut milk scent. It's made with a unique blend of coconut water, coconut oil, and sage oil to smoothe and hydrate underarms. Since this goes on clear, I like wearing this with knit tops or fitted dresses. This deodorant is aluminum-free, with no baking soda, no parabens, no silicone and no phthalates.
Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant is made with a refreshing natural eucalyptus extract and odor-neutralizing citronellyl. It goes on clear without any residue and is aluminum-free, and formulated without alcohol or parabens. The regular size is $22 for the 2.6 oz size and $14 for the 1.0 oz size, which is my top choice for bringing on work trips and vacations.
Zatik Odor Defense Roll-On Deodorant, $6, is aluminum free and naturally neutralizes and fights bacteria using a blend of organic herbal extracts, clays, salts and oils. This deodorant goes on clear and comes in a refreshing Lavender & Moringa scent.
- Kim Weling