Different types of deodorant you must know about

First of all, why do you need to know about different types of deodorant. The answer to that question is, to choose better.

Everyone is different and their needs are also different. But, due to ignorance; we refrain ourselves from choosing the best options.

Due to this I have written this article, to give you a good knowledge about the various kinds of deodorant, that are there in the market.

A deodorant can be categorized based on various factors, for example, its form, its performance, process used to make it. I’ll cover every type of deodorant based on the following these factors.

Types of deodorant based on performance and function

types of deodorant available

Normal deodorant

This is a deodorant most of us know about. It is the deodorant that you usually see in commercials. The work of this deodorant is to deodorize the body odour and to stop the sweat to some extent. The aluminum content in this deodorant is very little. Most of these deodorant have scent in them, but fragrance free deodorant are also available.


  1. Old spice Denali
  2. Dove men+ care deodorant, cool silver

Antiperspirant deodorant

Anti-perspirant, as its name suggests, prevents the the process of perspiration. This is done mostly by the use of aluminum compound — active ingredient — in the formulation. Antiperspirants have 10-15% of aluminum in them. For most of the people with sweating problem an antiperspirant is sufficient.


  1. Degree men deodorant and antiperspirant
  2. Suave antiperspirant deodorant


Clinical strength deodorant

Clinical strength deodorant is the strongest of them all. It is for people with very serious sweating problem. It contains 20-25% aluminum in it. What segregates it from other types of deodorant, is the fact; that it should be applied at night, and not in the morning.


  1. Secret Clinical Strength Smooth Solid Women’s Antiperspirant & Deodorant
  2. Gillette Clinical Advanced Solid Fresh


Hypoallergenic deodorant

There are a lot of people who are allergic deodorant to most of the deodorant deodorants, for such people; this type of deodorant is made. Basically, a hypoallergenic deodorant is tested for most of the common allergies, beforehand. So, while buying, you can be rest assured. If you have a sensitive skin or a skin, which is prone to rashes and burns, then you should go with hypoallergenic deodorants.


  1. DeodoMom Roll-on – A Hypoallergenic Lotion Deodorant
  2. VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Anti-Perspirant


Types of deodorant based on form


It is a deodorant in a creamy bar form. As the name suggest, the deodorant is in solid state; however, the formulation of deodorants is such that; they melt easily while rubbing on the skin. The problem with some solid deodorant is that, on occasion, they can melt and leak. Due to climate change or atmospheric change — while travelling in a plane.


  1. Sure Original Solid Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant
  2. Mitchum Smart Solid Clinical Performance


Roll-on deodorant is basically liquid deodorant, with ball tip on the top of the container. Roll-on deodorants are considered good for very cold regions, as many solid deodorants gets hard in cold. But, one common problems with roll-on deodorant is that; most of them leave behind residue. And, like solid, roll-on’s can also leak when atmospheric changes.


  1. Ban Roll-On Fresh Cotton Deodorant
  2. Nivea for Men Fresh Active Deodorant Antiperspirant Roll-on



Paste deodorant are not very common, but they are very effective. Paste deodorants usually natural, and go for people looking for healthy alternative to artificial deodorants. As they are natural, and doesn’t contain Aluminum, they are not very good with sweat protection. But, as long as body odour is concerned — they are excellent.


  1. Primal Pit Paste Natural Deodorant
  2. Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant



Crystal deodorants are probably the most recent form of a deodorant. These deodorant basically consists of mineral rocks. Although, many company claims crystal deodorant to be aluminum-free, but they do contain aluminum, in the form of Alum. The performance of any crystal deodorant is more than satisfying, and the price is also very less. Apart from this, this deodorant can easily last for more than a year.


  1. Crystal Body Deodorant Stick
  2. Thai Deodorant Stone Crystal



Mostly you’ll find clinical strength deodorant in patch form. The patch deodorant works similar to nicotine patch. You apply the patch on the area which sweats the most and leave it for some time. You skin will absorb all the igredients — including aluminum — and you’ll stop sweating. Patch are usually expensive than normal deodorants or antiperspirant and they contain a very large amount of aluminum.


1. SweatBlock Antiperspirant – Clinical Strength

2. Sweat Shield Ultra Antiperspirant – Clinical Strength


Types of deodorant based on some social factor

Cruelty free deodorant

Cruelty free deodorant/products are basically produce that are not tested on animals. These deodorants are preferred by animal lovers. This kind of deodorants are usually natural and organic, but that doesn’t mean; a degradation in the efficiency. Many CF deo’s do not contain animal product also, but it is not necessary.


  1. Green Tidings All Natural Deodorant
  2. Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant

Vegan deodorant

As the name suggests, such deodorant only contain vegan ingredients.


  1. Herban Cowboy Forest Deodorant Maximum Protection
  2. Natural Deodorant – Organic & Vegan by Bali secrets

This article covered most types of deodorant that are available in the market. Now, as you have more information about the different type, you’ll have a better acumen — while choosing a deodorant next time.