Staying fresh amidst our humid, tropical weather is surely a feat! We’re definitely way ahead of the West when it comes to showering and personal hygiene. But sometimes, just taking a bath doesn’t cut it. Finding and using the best deodorant for women is definitely what’s next.
If you feel like you need a little help in that department, fret not! I’m here to help you out.
Deodorant vs. antiperspirant
But first, do you need a deodorant or an antiperspirant? And what’s the difference between the two?
A deodorant neutralizes (and sometimes masks) odor.
On the other hand, an antiperspirant, as you may have guessed from its name, stops excessive sweating in the armpits. In some cases, excessive sweating can lead to body odor.
Most of the time, antiperspirants don’t have deodorants or fragrance in them. But there are, of course, many products on the market that are both antiperspirant and deodorant.
The best deodorants for women in the Philippines
If you’re looking for a deo, here are the best ones available for purchase in the Philippines!
BELFOUR Whitening Antiperspirant Deo Spray
If you’re looking for a deodorant that does more than keeping bad smells at bay, you may want to try this spray from BELFOUR. It promises to brighten underarms with the help of its WhiteTen Whitening Complex made up of brightening plant extracts.
MILCU Unscented Deo Roll On
Here’s something for my girlies who don’t want to mask odor but neturalize it instead. This deo roll-on also promises to keep sweat under control for long-lasting odor protection.
Avon Feelin Fresh Quelch Whitening Crystal Tawas Anti-perspirant
This one promises to make you feel fresh — and it does. I’ve tried it and it’s one of my favorites! It has tawas, which is great for deodorizing. And it also has some skin brightening properties. Check out my review of it here.
DEONAT Mineral Deodorant Spray
Here’s another deodorant that harnesses the power of tawas! It truly was the go-to of our moms and grandmas — and it worked. This packaging is particularly nice because you won’t run the risk of contaminating the product (which could be the case for roll-ons, though I never had a problem with this particular brand’s roll-on version. You can even check out my review of it here.).
Dove Deodorant Dry Serum
Want to take your hygiene routine to the next level and turn it into a skincare routine? This pick from Dove encourages and enables you to do that. This deodorant, in a dry serum formula, promises to not only keep you smelling fresh but also your underarms looking healthy and bright.
DermAid Unscented Tawas Deodorant Roll-On
This one’s got tawas as its main ingredient too, but it’s squeezed in the brightening powers of calamansi and the soothing and hydrating goodness of aloe vera.
Rexona Women Deodorant Dry Serum
This one’s a dry serum too! This means it gets easily absorbed by the skin and that it has skincare-like ingredients. On top of keeping bad smells away, it also promises to make your underarm area whiter with the help of licorice extract, vitamin E and sakura extracts.
Silka Papaya Whitening Roll-On Deodorant
If you want a deodorant that doesn’t just neutralize odor but actually has a nice scent, this is the one I recommend. This is the deo whose scent is my most favorite! And the smell lasts all day too. I have yet to see the whitening effect, but I don’t really rely on this alone to do that for me. (Underarm skincare routine reveal soon?) But this one’s really reliable and incredibly cheap!
Jorj is an editor by profession, a b/vlogger on weekends, and a wife to Yop and mom to Cadence always. She's powered by curiosity and is in the process of becoming her best self.