Which deodorant is best for me?

According to a study, two in three women regularly use a deodorant. Do you prefer roll-ons, sprays, atomisers or sticks? Read on to find out which deodorant suits you best.

The right deodorant for every type

The NIVEA overview: different types of deodorant

  • Deodorant sprays and atomisers have been immensely popular since as early as 1965 and are the undisputed number one choice among consumers. The spray result at the press of a button is convenient and ensures an ideal distribution of the active and nurturing ingredients. The whole armpit is refreshed and given a great fragrance. 
  • The second most popular type is the handy roll-on deodorant, which came onto the market in the 1950s. Thanks to its practical applicator, you can apply the deodorant’s active ingredients with great precision, and it’s now even available in an aluminium-free version. 
  • The deodorant stick is catching up, too, but is currently still in third place. It leaves behind a thin layer of cream on the skin, offering reliable protection and leaving the skin feeling dry. Deodorant creams work in a very similar way: they prevent odour-forming bacteria and provide the skin under the arms with moisture and nourishing ingredients. Most deodorant creams are alcohol-free and are therefore also ideal for sensitive skin.

The Deodorant Varieties

Deodorant types: Classic, popular, effective – the deodorant spray

Deodorant sprays can achieve a fine spray result which covers the skin evenly. Even just a short press of the button is therefore enough to provide reliable deodorant protection – all day long.

The Deodorant Varieties

Handy and small – roll-on deodorants

Roll-ons not only provide effective deodorant protection. Many contain additional oils and nurturing ingredients which soothe stressed skin and provide it with moisture.

The Deodorant Varieties

Compact and always on hand – the deodorant stick

The deodorant stick is simply perfect for your handbag. The attractive texture of the deodorant is very rich and also contains nurturing ingredients.


Life can get extra demanding. Keeping up with everything while looking and feeling your best can be challenging, especially with worries about sweat, odor, or skin damage. You need a deo that can keep up! While other deodorants can stop sweat, they also leave underarms dark and damaged. On the flip side, some promise to whiten and help repair skin damage, but fail to keep body odor and sweat stains (or "baskil") away. NIVEA Extra Whitening Deodorant is up for the challenge, as it gives your underarms a balance of repair and protection. It provides 48H protection from sweat and body odor, and is enriched with 2x licorice, vitamins and skin nutrients to help reverse underarm damage. Talk about extra love for your underarms! Now, you can worry less and get more out of life.

Mild protection for sensitive skin

NIVEA Naturally Good Bio Aloe Vera Deodorant is a natural deodorant that doesn’t only keep your underarms fresh, but cares for them too. Made from 95% natural ingredients and infused with Aloe Vera and Glycerin, this gives all-day fresh protection from sweat and body odor. All this without sacrificing natural freshness for smooth underarms that are free from irritation.

Deodorant – myths that just won’t go away

People say a lot of things about deodorants. But do these deodorant beliefs really reflect reality? We’ll shed some light on them here!

Sweating makes you slim and sweat smells… or does it?

Do you think sweat smells bad? That’s not quite true. In fact, fresh sweat is absolutely odourless. It is only after it has been on the skin for some time and bacteria multiply there that the bad smell starts. As bacteria thrive in the moist areas of skin under your arms, these areas are in particular need of deodorant protection. 

There is also a persistent rumour that sweating makes you slim. If only that were true! Unfortunately this belief is wrong. When we sweat, we only lose water – not fat. The weight loss is balanced out even after taking a drink break. 

Belief number three: It’s not just sport that makes us sweat – spicy food has the same effect. There is some truth to this rumour! Hot spices boost our metabolism and promote the circulation. The body reacts to this by producing more sweat.

Do deodorants leave stains on our clothing?

Antiperspirants can leave stains, especially under our arms. NIVEA Black & White Clear Clear Anti-perspirant Roll-on protects black and white clothing from white residues and yellow discolouration.

NIVEA explains deodorant myths. Which are true and which are just rumours?

  • If you take a cold shower, you won’t sweat. This is only true in the short term. A cold shower certainly does cool the body down, but the body balances out the temperature after a short time.
  • If you use deodorants on freshly shaved skin, you risk getting razor burn. Wrong: razor burn is not caused by deodorants, but because sensitive skin is irritated by shaving. Use a shaving foam or shaving gel to protect your skin. You should then go for a deodorant without alcohol, such as NIVEA Hokkaido Rose Essence Anti-perspirant Roll-on. Nevertheless, avoid applying antiperspirant for a while after shaving.
  • Another belief: Deodorants and antiperspirants block the pores in the skin. In fact, aluminium-free deodorants work on the surface of the skin, neutralising odour-forming bacteria. In contrast, the antiperspirant ingredients constrict the pores for a limited lime to reduce sweating. This ensures a fresh feeling and has absolutely no negative effects on your skin. It can continue to breathe freely.


How to choose the right deodorant