What's the Best Deodorant for Sensitive Skin?

What's the Best Deodorant for Sensitive Skin?
by Truly Beauty

Looking for the best deodorant for sensitive skin that smells good, feels good, and doesn’t leave your underarms red and itchy? 

If you deal with redness, rashes, or burning sensations in your underarm area, there’s a good chance you’ve got sensitive skin. Most likely, your skin is reacting negatively to the ingredients in your deodorant. Underarm skin is delicate. For that reason, it’s best to avoid deodorants chock full of harsh, potentially irritating ingredients.

What deodorants are best for sensitive skin? Read on to discover what deodorant is good for irritated armpits and sensitive skin. 

Best Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

Here are our top picks for the best deodorants for sensitive skin. They’ll leave your underarms fresher, brighter, and smoother without leaving skin itchy, red, and burning. 

Truly’s Coco Cloud Deodorant

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Why You’ll Love it: 

✓ Aluminum-Free 

✓ Long-Lasting Odor Protection

✓ Prevents Ingrown Hairs

Key Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Mandelic Acid, Mango Butter | Scent: Coconut and Vanilla | Vegan: Yes | Cruelty-Free: Yes 

This clean, aluminum-free deodorant targets odor at the source thanks to coconut oil and mandelic acid, which are both naturally antibacterial. It also contains mango butter to keep your skin soft and a sprinkling of tapioca starch to soak up any wetness. 

With its exfoliating and ultra-soothing activity, this deodorant makes for the perfect post-shave swipe for preventing razor bumps and ingrowns. And it has the most addictive scent—fresh, summery, and deliciously coconut-y. 

The Review:  Love the smell and it has really helped with my underarm ingrown hairs. Also works really well and keeps me dry all day!” writes a reviewer.  

Truly’s Unicorn Fruit Deodorant

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Why You’ll Love it: 

✓ Aluminum-Free

✓ All-Day Odor Protection

✓ Brightens Dark Underarms

Key Ingredients: Papaya Enzymes, Bacuri Butter, Symwhite 377 | Scent: Cotton Candy, Berries, and Bergamot | Vegan: Yes | Cruelty-Free: Yes 


The papaya enzymes (which gently exfoliate to remove dead cells and odors) and tapioca starch in this deodorant eliminate unpleasant smells and minimize dampness without irritating your skin. And with a hydrating blend of bacuri butter and mango butter, skin will stay soft and smooth for hours after your swipe. 

In this gentle deodorant, papaya enzymes and symwhite 377 work in tandem to reduce underarm discoloration for visibly brighter skin. You also won’t be able to resist its decadent scent of cotton candy and berries—an iconic scent inspired by our cult-fave Unicorn formulas. 

The Review: “Love, love, love! It smells so good and doesn’t leave a residue. It works all day,” writes a reviewer. 


Save & Stay Fresh for Longer By Bundling Them

You’ll find each best deodorant for sensitive skin in these bundles below. Why bundle? First of all: you save money when you bundle. Plus, bundling gives you a routine that perfectly compliments the deodorant, ensuring optimum performance and longer lasting freshness. 

Truly’s Dreamiest Shave Set

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Why You’ll Love it: 

✓ Hydrating and Healing

✓ A Gentle Shave With Extra Smooth Results

✓ Targets Ingrown Hairs and Body Odor 

Key Ingredients: Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Niacinamide | Scent: Coconut, Strawberry, Vanilla, and Cotton Candy | Vegan: Yes | Cruelty-Free: Yes 

Featuring Coco Cloud Deodorant, this 4-step set gives you the perfect shave every single time. With hydrating, healing products, it’s excellent for sensitive skin or anyone prone to bumps after shaving. It’s packed full of peptides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide to calm irritated skin while drenching skin in moisture for long-lasting smoothness. 

The Review: “This set is TRULY DREAMY! My legs, bikini line, and underarms are SILKY smooth from using these products!” writes a reviewer. 

Truly’s Unicorn Routine

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Why You’ll Love it: 

✓ Hydrates Skin

✓ Adds Instant Volume to Lips 

✓ Alleviates Dryness, Redness, and Body Odor 

Key Ingredients: Shea Butter, Acai, Rose, Matcha, Papaya Enzymes | Scent: Cotton Candy, Berries, and Bergamot | Vegan: Yes | Cruelty-Free: Yes 

If dryness, redness, or irritation is an issue, indulge your skin in these decadent formulas. You get our best deodorant for sensitive skin plus our iconic whipped body butter and lip plumping balm. All packed full of nourishing, plant-based ingredients like shea butter, matcha, rose, and papaya enzymes, this set restores skin’s pH while bolstering barrier function for healthy, happy, sweet-smelling skin. 

The Review: “Love the smell. It is so sweet, feminine and delicious. The butter is so nourishing for dry skin…this whole bundle is incredible!” writes a reviewer. 

Why Does it Burn When I Put Deodorant On?

Why does deodorant burn? If you’re experiencing a burning sensation after applying deodorant, it’s likely you're dealing with sensitive skin or an allergy. Armpit skin is very thin and delicate, which is why it’s prone to sensitivity. Additionally, it’s an area that experiences a lot of friction which can worsen irritation.

If your armpits burn after using deodorant, it’s probably because the product is too harsh for your skin. Some deodorants contain irritating chemicals and compounds like aluminum which can leave skin red and irritated. You may also notice this burning sensation if you apply deodorant directly after shaving. That’s why it’s always a good idea to look for the best deodorant for sensitive skin. 

What Deodorant Won’t Irritate My Armpits?

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Sometimes, you need to experiment to figure out what deodorant is best for you. Many deodorants contain harsh ingredients like aluminum and baking soda, which can be highly irritating, resulting in redness, burning, and rashes. Avoid using deodorants with these ingredients.

We recommend trying both our Coco Cloud and Unicorn Fruit Deodorants to see which your skin likes better. Both of these are good deodorants for sensitive skin. However, all skin types are different, and it might be the case that your skin favors one over the other. 


How to Choose the Best Deodorant for Sensitive Skin 

Here are some tips for choosing a deodorant for sensitive skin so you can enjoy fresher underarms without rashes or bumps.

Avoid Aluminum

The aluminum salts found in antiperspirants can be a trigger for sensitive skin types. While aluminum can be effective for absorbing sweat, it can also be extremely irritating, especially if you have dry or sensitive skin. 

Steer Clear of Certain Ingredients

If you have sensitive skin, avoid deodorants with irritating ingredients like baking soda and synthetic dyes. These create an alkaline environment on the underarm skin which raises skin’s pH, resulting in redness, burning, and irritation.

Opt for Clean, Plant Based Products

Ultimately, it’s always good to choose a deodorant made with clean, nourishing plant based ingredients. Instead of using harsh chemicals to absorb sweat and banish odor-causing bacteria, turn to natural sweat-absorbing, antibacterial ingredients like tapioca starch, coconut oil, and mandelic acid. They offer the same effects without drying out or irritating your skin. 

Our top picks of the best deodorant for sensitive skin contain these natural, odor-fighting ingredients. Browse our full range of clean, vegan, deodorants. 


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