Discover The Different Types Of Deodorant

Antiperspirant spray or roll-on? Sensitive stick or maximum protection body spray? It can be very muddling which deodorant is most suitable for your skin and its needs.

Introducing different types of deodorant

Most women will use specific products for their face but do not realise the importance of specific products for their underarms. Different deodorants achieve different effects, for example, an antiperspirant spray may be much more suitable for one person than an antiperspirant roll-on is for another. Learn how to give this delicate area the care it needs with the different types of deodorant available.

Different types of deodorant and you

Deodorants can come in roll-on, stick or spray form. However, each of these categories can be further specialised in how they are formulated.

For example, we have specially formulated a deodorant for sensitive skin, a deodorant for exercise or deodorants for lasting care for the day. This is why it is important to know what you wish to use your deodorant for when you buy them. Although each deodorant will work across categories, they may not be as effective as their designed purpose.

Roll-on deodorants, also called liquid deodorants, apply to your skin wet before drying on the underarms themselves. Their soft formula makes them ideal for people with dry or sensitive skin. Again, for people who have particularly dry or sensitive skin, you can use NIVEA's Sensitive Roll-on.

Deodorant sticks are another go-to solution for women. 

Meanwhile, deodorant sprays are the perfect solution for the morning or for on the go. They do not start wet and dry on the skin, like roll-ons, so are quicker to apply. They are small enough to fit comfortably in your handbag for a quick burst of freshness wherever you are.

What is the ideal men's deodorant?

Men sweat more than women, and so will need a stronger deodorant. The NIVEA Men range of deodorants is specifically formulated with this in mind, and our men's antiperspirant deodorants will specifically cater to help men fight against sweat.

The A to Z of deodorants

Liquid deodorant

Liquid deodorant means a roll-on deodorant. The formula applies to the skin as a cooling liquid before drying. The main advantage of liquid deodorant is in its application. No problem areas can go unmissed, as you feel exactly where you have placed the product.

The A to Z of deodorants

Aerosol or spray deodorant

Spray deodorants are all about convenience. Sprays are ideal for women who do not have a lot of time or like to freshen up on the go. They give instant protection so you can wear sleeveless outfits without worrying about wet patches or white marks caused by sweat residue.

The A to Z of deodorants

Roll-on deodorant

Because of their gentle formula, roll-on deodorants are perfect for use after shaving. To make sure you look after this delicate area, wait ten minutes before applying. The deodorant glides effortlessly across the skin without rubbing or irritating.

The A to Z of deodorants

Antiperspirant deodorant

NIVEA Protect & Care Spray is a strong antiperspirant that protects you from unwanted smells and moisture in one. This aerosol helps to reduce sweating for up to 48 hours. When you feel fresh and confident on the outside, you feel self-assured on the inside.


The underarm has very thin and delicate skin, and deodorant sticks, sprays and roll-ons need to ensure it caters for this. That is why NIVEA deodorants have 0% ethyl alcohol. It also needs a care routine to keep it smooth, soft and fresh.

What is the difference between deodorant and antiperspirant?

The purpose of deodorant is to protect you from unwanted odours. In other words, NIVEA deodorants help to reduce the number of bacteria that cause the smell associated with sweat and give you delicate, feminine scents to help you feel fresh and confident, no matter how long you have been on the go. 

Antiperspirants are formulated to stop you sweating and prevent moisture or wet patches. Antiperspirants are also effective as a deodorant. This is because bacteria growth is inhibited due to a lower pH and reduced wetness.

Deodorant for sports or an active lifestyle

When staying active or working out, it is important to feel comfortable. You can feel confident about underarm protection with our range of NIVEA 48h antiperspirant protection. For extra tough workouts though, there is NIVEA Energy Fresh Roll-On, so you can have complete confidence in your exercise without being distracted worrying about your underarms.

The optimal underarm protection for sensitive skin from NIVEA

Sensitive skin often needs special care when it comes to deodorants. With NIVEA Protect & Care Roll-on you don't need to sacrifice ultimate protection for a weak deodorant with a gentle formula, as this deodorant has both! The roll-on's formula with witch hazel extract offers 48 hours of sweat relief.


How to choose the right deodorant