Long Lasting Deodorants for Men

Long lasting deodorants

As we have visited in some of our previous articles, the problem of underarm sweat and stink is one that does not discriminate and that affects all guys at one point or another. But luckily there are plenty of things we can do about it, the most basic is finding a deodorant that fights the sweat and actually lasts throughout the day.

There are countless products that offer potent smells, clinical wetness protection, and even skin benefits like moisturizing and healing properties. However, none of these things matter if your deodorant quits on you before you even leave the house for the day.

Choosing Long Lasting Deodorants

The most important qualities to look for when choosing your deodorant are stamina and durability. You need something that is going to last, something that won’t stop working while you are out there getting the job done and something that will keep working afterwards when the fun begins.

First things first, if a long lasting deodorant is what you are looking for you need something that also has an antiperspirant ingredient as well. Sweat is what causes that stink that deodorants are created to mask so if you want something that lasts you need a product that not only smells great all day but also prevents sweat all day.

Most quality over-the-counter antiperspirants have an aluminum based active ingredient like aluminum chloride, aluminum zirconium or aluminum chlorohydrate. These work by being absorbed into the skin and blocking our pores and sweat glands from secreting that odor causing perspiration we all hate so much. While there are a few all-natural products out there none of them provide the odor and, more importantly, wetness protection a guy needs.

There are a few tricks we can all use to make sure we get the most out of our deodorant choice. Shaving or trimming your underarm hair can make a huge difference by allowing more of the product to actually reach your skin and be absorbed by your skin. Also, make sure you apply your deodorant to DRY skin, preferable after a cool shower once your skin has dried off. Another trick is to apply at night right before bed when sweat and movement are at their lowest so your skin has an optimal chance to completely take in the active ingredient. For a more complete guide check-out our full article on How to Control Underarm Sweat.

After researching hundreds of different deodorants we picked out the five long lasting deodorants that we know will keep up with our lifestyle, and it’s not easy to keep up with an active gentleman.

5. Certain-Dri

A classic deodorant, this no-frills product has two different formulations that we recommend – mainly because they include the same active ingredients and concentration that the most popular prescriptions use.

The first in this product line is Certain-Dri Extra Strength Clinical Solid. With the highest concentration of active ingredient on the over-the-counter market (25% aluminum sesquichlorohydrate) it certainly lives up to its extra strength name.

The second recommendation, and the more powerful of the two, is Certain-Dri Prescription Strength Clinical Roll-On. This formula has an active ingredient we do not often see in OTC products: aluminum chloride. This is mainly because aluminum chloride is what most doctor prescribed antiperspirants contain.

Both products are amazing at reducing underarm sweat and preventing unwanted body odor, perhaps the best on the market. They also last longer than just about every product (up to 48 hours) and don’t lessen with a little movement and sweat. The reason they are not higher on the list is the fragrance of both is not necessarily the most memorable. An extremely light scent, this is not something that is going to turn heads. But, if you want your cologne to be the star of the show and your deodorant to simply PREVENT odor instead of radiating it, this is the product you’ve been looking for.

4. Recipe for Men – Antiperspirant Deodorant

This Swedish men’s care company has quickly become one of our favorites, started in 2003 by a trio of active gentlemen Recipe for Men produces quality skin care products and their antiperspirant is no exception.

Formulated specifically to reduce underarm sweat and prevent body odor, this product has concentrated active ingredients designed to neutralize that pesky bacteria that is responsible for the unwanted odor. Most importantly though, this “Recipe” lasts throughout the day and does not wash away with an active lifestyle.

The three Swedes that started the company are prolific skiers and outdoorsmen and created their product line and, specifically, the Antiperspirant Deodorant, to work for active guys that are on the move. If that sounds like you give this product a try and you will not be disappointed.

3. Dove Men + Care – Clean Comfort Clinical Protection

This is a perfect all around deodorant plus antiperspirant with a clinical strength, long lasting formula. Marketed as having “48-hour odor and sweat protection” this product actually lives up to its lofty claim. Apply at night, to clean skin, and even if you take another shower in the morning this stick is going to keep you dry and smelling great all throughout the day. For a little extra scent power, you can apply lightly again in the morning.

Dove has done a wonderful job with their Men + Care line, moving away from a their aura as a more typically female oriented company. They have really focused on what a guy needs and this product is no exception. Long lasting sweat protection coupled with a fresh smelling, but not overpowering, scent that will last you all day.

Since this is a clinical strength product it does contain 20% aluminum zirconium. Luckily, this active ingredient is “generally recognized as safe” by the FDA and is widely accepted as less irritating that its cousins aluminum hydrochloride and aluminum chloride. So if you have more sensitive skin this may be the product you need.

Another plus about this Dove product, like their ever popular bar soaps, is this stick has ¼ moisturizer in the formula. This prevents chafing and irritation from heat, sweat, friction or other discomfort causing factors.

2. Clinique for Men – Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick

Impressive online reviews and a practically cult-like following inspired us to test out and review this product for ourselves, and we have to say, it lives up to the hype. Clinique carved out a stellar reputation as a purveyor of high-end beauty products for women; however, like so many other companies, found that a lot of guys are looking for that same quality in our hygiene and skin care products as well.

Enter the Clinique for Men line, a collection that includes this wonderful deodorant plus antiperspirant combination. Not only does this formula provide that long lasting odor and wetness protection we need but it also boasts a non-staining and rapidly drying formula.

Like many of our other picks, this stick has a very light subtle scent when worn properly, but a scent that, nonetheless, lasts all day and into the twilight. This impressive formula is by far one of our favorites and we highly recommend you give it a try.

1. Jack Black – Pit Boss

One of the most popular deodorants for men to hit the market, Pit Boss definitely lives up to its reputation as a long lasting stick that provides both odor and wetness protection. What we love about Mr. Black’s product is that, unlike some other stick that focus primarily on sweat protection or, inversely, just on a desirable smell, Pit Boss has it all.

Having both clinical strength wetness protection AND a fantastic scent makes this one of our absolute favorite deodorants out there. Pit Boss has a 20% concentration of aluminum zirconium to prevent unwanted underarm perspiration and Jack Black’s signature “All-Over Scent” to keep you smelling fresh. This stick is absolutely worthy of the casino barrons it is playfully named after.

Remember, this product works best when applied to dry, cool skin. It is also best to let it soak in before getting dressed and walking out the door. Our suggestions is to apply before you start the rest of your morning routine like shaving, brushing your teeth and completing your skin care regimen. This will allow the product and active ingredient to properly soak in before you put it to the test.

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