Your Guide to the Best Deodorants for Sweaty Women

You’re rushing to work when you feel them. Sweat stains are forming.

There’s nothing worse than feeling embarrassing sweat stains creep through your clothes. And it’s not only guys — women get sweaty too.

Everyone sweats. But some of us tend to sweat a little more than others. And unfortunately for women, not all deodorants hold up under the sweaty pressure.

Luckily there are a lot of products that can manage sweating so it doesn’t interfere with your daily life. Here’s how to find the best deodorants for sweaty women.

Excessive Sweating and Hyperhidrosis in Women

How much you sweat depends on a wide range of factors — gender, weight, genetics, environment and diet. Although men tend to sweat more than women, women are not immune to sweating.

Hyperhidrosis is a normal phenomenon which causes females and males to sweat nearly five times amount needed to regulate one’s body temperature. Thousands of women suffer from hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating.

Even if you don’t have hyperhidrosis, you may experience moments where you’re sweating a lot. Luckily, there are a lot of products that can manage sweating so it doesn’t interfere with your daily life.

What to Look For in Deodorant

There are two main types of deodorant — deodorant and antiperspirant.

Antiperspirants temporarily block your pores from releasing sweat.Deodorant targets the bacteria in your armpits to prevent body odor.

However, not all deodorants and antiperspirants are created equal.

If you want to manage your sweat, then an antiperspirant is probably the best option. When you’re choosing deodorant, keep these questions in mind:

  • Sweating levels: Are you constantly worried about pit stains? If you’re using deodorant daily and are still struggling with sweat stains, you may want to look at clinical-strength or prescription antiperspirants.
  • Scent: Do you want something that smells good? If you want something for body odor and sweating, a deodorant-antiperspirant is a good option.
  • Skin sensitivity: Is your skin sensitive to hard chemicals or rashes? Is it easily irritated? If it is, you’ll want to look for a deodorant that is made of moisturizers to lessen irritation.
  • Ingredients: While the myths about the side effects of aluminum-chloride have been debunked, many still prefer natural options.

Best Deodorant for Sweaty Women

Now that you know what you’re looking for here are a few options.

Drugstore Options

Maybe you’re an occasional sweater. Or you work up a good sweat during workouts. If you experience a few sweating bouts here and there, you can try a standard antiperspirant.

DoveAdvanced Care Antiperspirant Deodorant

    Dove advanced care antiperspirant deodorant

  • Antiperspirant-deodorant
  • 48-hour protection
  • Fresh-smelling cucumber scent: combines deodorant and antiperspirant. Also made of ¼ moisturizer, so it’s not as irritating as other options out there.

Degree Dry Deodorant


  • Antiperspirant
  • 48-hour protection
  • Clear: no white stains on clothing

Clinical-Strength Options

If you sweat regularly, you may want something slightly stronger. Clinical-strength antiperspirants are a step up from standard over-the-counter ones. They have a higher amount of aluminum.

SecretClinical Strength Smooth Solid Women’s Deodorant

  • Antiperspirant
  • 48-hour protection
  • Great for sensitive skin: it’s made of ¼ moisturizer and doesn’t have any alcohol, making it a good option for women who find other antiperspirants too harsh for their skin.

DoveClinical Protection Antiperspirant Deodorant

  • Antiperspirant
  • 48-hour protection
  • Moisturizing: a good option for sensitive skin


  • Antiperspirant
  • Up to 72-hour protection
  • One of the most potent antiperspirants you can buy without a prescription

Wantto learn more? See how to choose the right prescription antiperspirant for you.

Best Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

Nothing is worse than red, irritated skin, especially under your arms. Products that contain aluminum or other chemicals are the leading cause of irritated skin in your armpits. For those with sensitive skin, consider using products that are fragrance-free and alcohol-free.

Dove's AdvancedCare Sensitive Antiperspirant

  • Unscented antiperspirant-deodorant
  • 48-hours of protection that also moisturizes and smooths your skin

Almay's SensitiveSkin Clear Gel, Antiperspirant & Deodorant

  • Antiperspirant
  • 24-hour protection
  • Hypoallergenic: great for sensitive skin

Natural Deodorants

Here are a few natural deodorant options for women who sweat a lot.

Kopari CoconutDeodorant

  • Deodorant
  • Plant-based and aluminum-free

EveryoneNatural Deodorant Tea Tree + Lavender

  • Deodorant spray
  • Only three ingredients: water, alcohol and essential oils

You can also check out our favorite natural deodorants here.

Double Up Your Protection With a Thompson Tee

Once you find the right deodorant, it’s time to double down on sweat protection. A great sweat proof undershirt is the perfect sidekick to a great deodorant.

With unique Hydro-Shield technology, the Thompson Tee has been crafted to prevent your sweat from seeping through your shirt. The shirt’s material absorbs the moisture and allows for it to evaporate, keeping you fresh during any situation.

Try one risk-free today.

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Men's Sweat Proof Shirts


Crewneck / V-Neck / Deep V-Neck

Crewneck / V-Neck

Women's Sweat Proof Shirts


Scoop Neck

Scoop Neck / V-Neck