Best deodorants and antiperspirants for men 2022: stay dry and fresh

The best deodorants are your best friend, whether you're sweating it out at the gym or perspiring over that presentation at work

A man applying one of the best deodorants to his armpit – it's a roll on
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As a teenager, a can of whatever your mum got you from the supermarket probably sufficed, but having successfully made the transition from boy to man, now comes a time where more thought needs to go into what you’re spritzing onto your armpits every day – you need one of the best deodorants for men.

Whether you're looking for the best affordable deodorants from brands like Sure, Dove and Lynx, or, whether you're looking for something a little more sophisticated from brands such as Tom Ford and Chanel, we've collected the best deodorants and antiperspirants right here.

And, if you're looking to upgrade your grooming routine, then you'll also need to read the best men’s fragrances and colognes for long-lasting scents, the best moisturisers for soft and subtle skin, as well as the best men’s eye cream to fix the effects of a hectic lifestyle.

Choosing the best deodorant for you

The underarm area is actually pretty sensitive and just because one spray may be good for your friend, doesn’t mean it won’t potentially cause your pits to come out in a terribly itchy rash. 

If you’re prone to that kind of reaction, a deodorant specially formulated for sensitive skin may be the direction for you. 

Some men are more prone to sweating than others; whether it’s because their sweat glands are always in hyper mode, they become hot easily or because they feel anxious under pressure. If that’s the case, make sure you purchase an anti-perspirant deodorant, and there’s no shame in purchasing an extra strong one either, if those armpits are a real problem. 

What's the difference between antiperspirant and deodorant?

The quick answer to that is antiperspirant stops you from sweating, while deodorant stops you from smelling.

Deodorant kills the bacteria on your skin, so when you sweat there aren't enough bacteria sitting on your skin to multiply and create an odour. 

If you’re worried about sweat stains on your clothing an antiperspirant is the better product for you. These contain aluminium salts that dissolve in moisture on the surface of your skin. As it dissolves, it forms a gel that temporarily blocks your sweat glands and helps prevent additional sweating.

If scent is of the utmost importance, many of the designer brands also have a deodorant range. Often, they have the same scent as their popular aftershaves.

Our list features a range of the best men’s deodorants; expect a mix of products from designer brands, specific beauty brands and some that you may never have come across before but are known in the industry to meet a requirement – whether it’s sensitivity or excessive sweating. 

If you’re stuck between choosing a roll-on or spray can, roll-ons deliver the active ingredients straight to the pit, and are a common application method for treatment to excessive sweating. 

Spray cans aren’t as direct in their application, which is great for all-around area protection and for quickly freshening up before the big presentation at work. In the end, it all comes down to personal choice.

Spencer Hart
Style and Travel Editor

As the Style and Travel Editor at T3, Spencer covers everything from clothes to cars and watches to hotels. Everything that's cool, stylish, and interesting, basically. He's been a part of T3 for over seven years, and in that time covered every industry event known to man, from CES and MWC to the Geneva Motorshow and Baselworld. When he's driving up and down the country in search of the greatest driving roads, he can be found messing around on an electric scooter, playing with luxury watches, or testing the latest fragrances.