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The 12 best deodorants for women from Dove, Nivea, Mitchum and more

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Eliminate odour and manage sweating with a long-lasting deodorant. (Getty Images)

Deodorant is an everyday essential. Whether you like an unscented aerosol or compact roll-on there are plenty of choices to shop from.

Which is why we've done the hard work for you and handpicked our favourite antiperspirant products.

In our edit, we have cheap and cheerful sprays, luxuriously scented gels and natural options, from brands including Nivea, Dove, Frank Body and La Roche-Posay.

These fast-acting formulas are quick to dry, will absorb moisture to keep you feeling comfortable all day long, and won't irritate sensitive skin.

Keep sweaty underarms at bay, clothes free from white stains and most importantly odour-free with these must-have products.

The best deodorants for women

Mitchum Ultimate Powder Fresh Clear Gel | £5 from Asda

This clear gel formula protects against odour and wetness.

This clear gel is the best money can buy for ensuring there are no unwanted odours or stains left on your clothes. It has a light but not overwhelming powdery scent and is great for your gym bag, everyday use or travelling.

Dove Invisible Dry Anti-Perspirant Aerosol | £2 from Boots

This aerosol from Dove can be worn with any colour without leaving stains or hard-to-remove marks.

Cheap and cheerful, you can't go wrong with a Dove aerosol. Among its many options, this one, in particular, is a standout, It won't irritate sensitive skin, leave white marks on clothes and it promises up to 48 hours of antiperspirant protection.

NIVEA Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Spray | £1.75 from Boots

Nivea's antiperspirant will keep underarms feeling soft and odour-free.

Another pocket-friendly option is, of course, Nivea. It leaves no residue, provides hours of protection and contains anti-yellow staining for when you're wearing your favourite white clothes.

Caudalie Vinofresh Natural Stick Deodorant | £13 from Cult Beauty

Caudalie's roll-on delivers all-day freshness.

Looking for a luxurious everyday essential? Try Caudalie's roll-on natural deodorant. Formulated with grape water, eucalyptus and vegetal glycerol, it's lightly scented to be a convenient way to keep unwanted odours at bay.

Fresh Sugar Roll-On Deodorant Antiperspirant | £18 from John Lewis

This gentle, alcohol-free formula from Fresh will soothe skin.

This shopper's review is all the convincing we need to add this to our basket ASAP: "Hands best deodorant I've ever used. All natural, never causes stinging or irritation and doesn't stain clothes. The scent is fresh and subtle and doesn't overpower. Also I've never had to reapply as it lasts all day. It is expensive but I think the benefits justify the higher price."

Malin + Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant | £12 from Cult Beauty

Malin + Goetz
This vegan deodorant from Malin + Goetz is a great alternative if you're looking for a natural option.

Fragrance experts Malin + Goetz have poured their expertise into its eucalyptus roll-on. The vegan formula is a blend of odour-neutralising citronellyl and refreshing eucalyptus oil.

Sure Aerosol Bright Bouquet | £3.05 from Superdrug

The floral scent in this deodorant is soft and subtle.

Next time you're in Superdrug, add this to your basket for a budget-friendly, floral scented aerosol. It delivers long-lasting protection from sweat and body odour.

Frank Body Clean Cucumber & Green Tea Deodorant | £11.95 from Selfridges

Frank Body
This roll-on is suitable for sensitive skin.

Another vegan deodorant on our list is from Frank Body. Made with natural ingredients, it contains cucumber and green tea for a refreshing scent that lasts all day long.

Sol de Janeiro Rio Deo Aluminum-Free Deodorant | £14 from Lookfantastic

Sol de Janeiro
This aluminium-free deodorant contains tapioca starch to absorb excess moisture from the underarms.

When it comes to scent, few brands smell as good as Sol de Janeiro's range of products. We can't get enough of the pistachio and salted caramel blend, but it's equally as good as an aluminium-free deodorant too.

La Roche-Posay 24H Physiological Roll-On Deodorant | £8 from Lookfantastic

La Roche-Posay
This deodorant will prevent skin irritation.

For sensitive skin prone to reacting to fragrance, try this stick deodorant from La Roche-Posay. Tackling body odour and perspiration in one, it's free from aluminium salts, alcohol, parabens and colourants.

Megababe Rosy Pits Daily Deodorant | £12 from Cult Beauty

This stick deodorant has a water-based formula to glide over skin.

US-based body care brand Megababe recently launched in the UK, and its daily deodorant is definitely worth trying. One reviewer said, "If you are a fan of roses and rose-scented products this is for you! Personally, I loved it! It leaves me feeling dry and smelling super nice, definitely recommend!"

Nécessaire The Deodorant Gel - Eucalyptus | £18 from Net-A-Porter

This gel contains 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Niacinamide to keep bumps and ingrown hairs at bay.

Luxury minimalist skin and body care brand Necessaire has created this deodorant gel to keep your underarms smelling and feeling fresh at all times. It's vegan, won't clog pores and dries clear.