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The Best Deodorant-Antiperspirant for Men

Updated July 20, 2017

Although perspiring is a normal part of life for most men, it can be stressful for about 3 per cent of the population that experience heavy sweating, according to the International Hyperhidrosis Society. The condition of excessive sweating causes some men to look for slightly stronger products. Regardless of whether you're a heavier sweater, there are products that will fit your personal preference and needs.

Gillette Clinical Strength Antiperspirant/Deodorant Advanced Solid

This solid is made by Proctor & Gamble, and is similar to the female version of Secret Clinical Strength Advanced Solid, but made with scents that appeal to men. It contains aluminium zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly as its active ingredient, which reviewers with Consumer Research say is the strongest concentration you can get without a prescription. It is most effective placed on at night -- and is supposed to then work during the day without reapplication. Available in citrus or unscented, users say it even lasts through a shower. It is estimated to cost £5 for 48.2gr. For less heavy perspiring, Gillette makes a gel in four different scents that costs about £2 for 113gr.

Certain Dri Antiperspirant

This antiperspirant also gets good reviews by Consumer Research, but some say it is more dry and irritating to the skin than Gillette. It uses aluminium chloride, the same ingredient found in prescription antiperspirants, but a lesser amount. It should be applied at night so that it can work into your sweat ducts, and then any residual deodorant rinsed off in the morning. You only need a small amount applied once or twice a week at night, followed with a standard deodorant applied every morning. Certain Dri is estimated to cost about £4 for 48.2gr.

Mitchum Power Gel Antiperspirant

Formerly known as Mitchum Clear Gel, this product is liked by some consumers because it is a gel and not a solid. Mitchum uses aluminium zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly or aluminium sesquichlorohydrate as its active ingredient. It is estimated to cost about £3 for 96.4gr. Mitchum Smart Solid Antiperspirant, estimated at £3 for 70.9gr., also gets high marks from consumer testing by Consumer Research for not leaving white marks on clothes, although some complained that it starts to crumble after using half the container.

Old Spice Red Zone Pro Strength Antiperspirant and Deodorant

At an average cost of £5.80 and with recently updated scents, this is one of the best deodorants for men, according to Modern Man. It contains the same sweat fighting ingredients as some of the antiperspirants above, and smells great, too. Old Spice's regular antiperspirant and deodorant for less sweaty men works well, for a few dollars less then the clinical strength version.

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About the Author

Roberta L. Redfern has been writing professionally since 1993. She has written for the "Port Clinton News Herald," the "News-Messenger" and the "Chef's Garden." She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Ohio State University.