Should Your Deodorant Be Aluminum Free?

The answer to this question depends on how much you loathe pit stains.

Most guys apply their daily swipe of underarm deodorant or antiperspirant blissfully unaware of the active ingredients at work in their chosen stick. Well, if you’ve never read the label, now’s the time to start. Why? Because during a hot and sticky summer, those ingredients can mean the difference between life and death for your undershirts. Yep, we’re talking about pit stains.

Not to worry, you won’t need to parse too much fine print. There is one major culprit for the dreaded underarm yellowing effect: aluminum. It’s the active ingredient in most drugstore antiperspirants and deodorants. Try one that’s aluminum free (we like citrus and herbal musk of Baxter of California’s stick. You’ll pay a little bit more for aluminum free deodorant, but more than make up for the cost with wardrobe replenishment savings.

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