Luckily, HKI’s got a bevy of effective odor protection options that’ll keep him and the armpits of the men in your lives free from sweat stains when the pressure’s on and hold off unwanted body odor.
First up – Kiehl’s Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant ($16, kiehls.com) is a double-duty, unscented cream that leaves your man’s armpits feeling soft and smooth while it reduces perspiration with 24-hour protection and no icky white residue. Mmmm, smells of orange, lemon, and linseed.
A man who wears anything Issey Miyake has a fan in HKI, even down to the deodorants and we like Issey Miyake L’eau d’Issey Pour Homme Deodorant Stick ($27, nordstrom.com) 2.6 oz. ‘Pour Homme’ is made with Horsetail extract which contains antiperspirant and astringent properties as well as farnesol which is known for its deodorant and bactericidal action. Consider ‘Pour Homme’ the active man’s best friend. Smells of mandarin, yuzu, verbena, cypress. coriander, sage, geranium, water lily, cinnamon, nutmeg, saffron, sandalwood, vetiver, amber, musk, tobacco.
Jason Natural keeps it simple with Jason Fresh Unscented Deodorant Stick ($6.39, jason-personalcare.com) which is made of Zinc Ricinoleate, Corn Starch and Baking Soda which, all neutralize odor while Grapefruit Seed Extract helps fight odor-causing bacteria and reduces underarm perspiration.
Last on HKI’s list of favorites is L’Occitane Baux Stick Deodorant ($16, loccitane.com), an alcohol-free stick deodorant that glides on smoothly and dries down quickly. ‘Baux’ is a favorite, first because it blocks body odor and secondly because of the fresh cypress and mellow incense fragrances…makes you wanna bury your face in your man’s armpit.