Which Deodorant Is Best For Me?

According to a study, two in three women regularly use a deodorant. Do you prefer a roll-on deodorant, deodorant sprays, or a deodorant stick?

The right deodorant for every type

Deodorant spray
The Deodorant Varieties

Deodorant types: Classic, popular, effective – the deodorant spray

Deodorant sprays can achieve a fine spray result which covers the skin evenly. Even just a short press of the button is therefore enough to provide reliable deodorant protection – all day long.
Roll-on deodorant
The Deodorant Varieties

Handy and small – roll-on deodorants

Roll-ons not only provide effective deodorant protection. Many contain additional oils and nurturing ingredients which soothe stressed skin and provide it with moisture.
Deodorant stick
The Deodorant Varieties

Compact and always on hand – the deodorant stick

The deodorant stick is simply perfect for your handbag. The attractive texture of the deodorant is very rich and also contains nurturing ingredients.

NIVEA Pure & Natural Action Roll-on – effective deodorant
protection without aluminium

Did you know that NIVEA Pure & Natural Action Roll-on contains absolutely no aluminium? The Fresh product range therefore contains the first roll-on which effectively inhibits the growth of odour-forming bacteria using an antibacterial formula, and what’s more, it does this without using aluminium. 

The nature-identical active ingredient BIO-FLORINE® in our Pure & Natural Action range provides the optimal combination of mild NIVEA care, and effective deodorant protection, allowing your skin to breathe freely! 

The fragrances of Fresh Pure, Natural and Pure, as well as the Men’s deodorant ranges 'Active' and 'Ocean' are also available as a deodorant spray.


Mild protection for sensitive skin – NIVEA Sensitive

The NIVEA Powder Touch deodorants such as NIVEA Powder Touch Roll-on provide you with up to 48 hours of reliable deodorant protection. The mild care formula also ensures that your skin does not become irritated and stays smooth and beautiful instead.

The NIVEA overview: different types of deodorant

  • Deodorant spray and atomisers have been immensely popular since as early as 1965 and are the undisputed number one choice among consumers. The deodorant spray result at the press of a button is convenient and ensures an ideal distribution of the active and nurturing ingredients. The whole armpit is refreshed and given a great fragrance. 
  • The second most popular type is the handy roll on deodorant, which came onto the market in the 1950s. Thanks to its practical applicator, you can apply the deodorant’s active ingredients with great precision, and it’s now even available in an aluminium-free version. 
  • The deodorant stick is catching up, too, but is currently still in third place. Stick Deodorant leaves behind a thin layer of cream on the skin, offering reliable protection and leaving the skin feeling dry. 
  • Deodorant creams work in a very similar way: they prevent odour-forming bacteria and provide the skin under the arms with moisture and nourishing ingredients, this is especially useful in preventing itchy armpits as a result of lack of moisture. Most deodorant creams are alcohol-free and are therefore also ideal for sensitive skin.

Deodorant – myths that just won’t go away

People say a lot of things about deodorants. But do these deodorant beliefs really reflect reality? We’ll shed some light on them here!

Do deodorants leave stains on our clothing?

Antiperspirants can leave stains, especially under our arms. NIVEA Black & White Clear Stick protects black and white clothing from white residues and yellow discolouration

NIVEA explains deodorant myths.
Which are true and which are just rumours?

  • If you take a cold shower, you won’t sweat. This is only true in the short term. A cold shower certainly does cool the body down, but the body balances out the temperature after a short time.
  • If you use deodorants on freshly shaved skin, you risk getting razor burn. Wrong: razor burn is not caused by deodorants, but because sensitive skin is irritated by shaving. Use a shaving foam or shaving gel to protect your skin. You should then go for a deodorant without alcohol, such as NIVEA Pure & Sensitive Spray. Nevertheless, avoid applying antiperspirant for a while after shaving.
  • Another belief: Deodorants and antiperspirants block the pores in the skin. In fact, aluminium-free deodorants work on the surface of the skin, neutralising odour-forming bacteria. In contrast, the antiperspirant ingredients constrict the pores for a limited lime to reduce sweating. This ensures a fresh feeling and has absolutely no negative effects on your skin. It can continue to breathe freely.

Sweating makes you slim and
sweat smells…or does it?

Do you think sweat smells bad? That’s not quite true. In fact, fresh sweat is absolutely odourless. It is only after it has been on the skin for some time and bacteria multiply there that the bad smell starts. As bacteria thrive in the moist areas of skin under your arms, these areas are in particular need of deodorant protection. 

There is also a persistent rumour that sweating makes you slim. If only that were true! Unfortunately this belief is wrong. When we sweat, we only lose water – not fat. The weight loss is balanced out even after taking a drink break.

Belief number three: It’s not just sport that makes us sweat – spicy food has the same effect. There is some truth to this rumour! Hot spices boost our metabolism and promote the circulation. The body reacts to this by producing more sweat.


How to choose the right deodorant