Finding a good gel deodorant in stores is like trying to find a needle in a haystack, but thankfully online shopping has helped solve the problem.
Many people prefer gel deodorants because they don’t stain clothing and seem to last longer than classic stick deodorants. We’ve assessed the following deodorants based on how long they last, the container size, and price.
Best Gel Deodorants for Women
1. Mitchum Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant for Women
We tried a couple of different deodorants before stumbling upon the Mitchum brand as the best of the best. Surprisingly, it’s also one of the cheaper deodorant brands on Amazon.
People love it because of how well it goes on, stays invisible, and lasts a full 12-hour shift without having to be re-applied on breaks or at lunch.
2. Secret Scent Expressions Invisible Solid 48-Hour Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant
Invisible solid deodorants are fudging it a little bit, but I liked the scent of this one enough to finish the container I bought. It doesn’t stain clothing, and the rich lavender smell had my co-workers asking me if I was using a new perfume.
It was pleasant and followed me throughout the day while also keeping me drier than low-tide at the end of my shift. Unfortunately, it’s a bit more expensive than Mitchum’s, but if you like the smell, it’s probably worth the extra cost.
3. Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant and Deodorant Clear Gel
For all the ladies who sweat more than a long-tailed tomcat in a room full of rockers, you need something with a little more punch. Out of all the deodorants we tried for this list, the Secret Clinical was the best women’s gel deodorant for long-lasting protection.
Best Gel Deodorants for Men
1. Mitchum Clear Gel Antiperspirant & Deodorant
We were so pleased with the results we got from the Mitchum gel deodorant for women that we just had to try the men’s variety. The people who tested it said they felt like it lasted long enough, but also that they didn’t really care for the lack of scent.
2. Old Spice High Endurance Clear Gel
Since the main complaint about the previous deodorant was the lack of smell, we tried this Old Spice gel deodorant to give it a whirl. We really liked the fresh scent of this one enough that it has become what mu husband wears every day. The fragrance itself is gender-neutral to me, so I’ve used this one a few times myself.
3. Gillette Clinical Clear Gel Cool Wave Antiperspirant and Deodorant
Since we tried a clinical strength deodorant for women, we decided to try one for men as well. The only one that looked on par with Secret Clinical is Gilette Clinical for men. Most testers liked it, but due to how expensive it is, we decided on the Old Spice as the best gel deodorant for tests.
We tested a variety of gel deodorants to find the best gel deodorant for both women and men. Male users decided on the Old Spice, while females were still sticking it out with Mitchum’s. Finding the right balance between smell, protection, and price was a month-long search, but well worth it.
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