Deodorant : Ratings of Sources

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Deodorant: Ratings of Sources

1. TheActiveTimes.com Sweat-Tested: The Best Antiperspirant Deodorants, Peter Koch, Aug. 26, 2013
Credibility:
Five testers -- "including a bike commuter, a competitive dancer and three who describe themselves as 'extremely sweaty'" -- test 20 antiperspirants for both women and men (all major drugstore brands), each for 24 hours during a hot, sticky summer. Scores are based on scent, sweat-stopping and overall performance. User reviews from sites like Amazon.com are factored in, too. Eight of the antiperspirants keep testers dry. One winner has been discontinued, and another renamed.
2. TheStir.com 6 Deodorants Put to the Ultimate Lady Sweat Test, Michele Zipp, Dec. 14, 2011
Credibility:
Five women try each of six drugstore deodorants and antiperspirants (including two natural ones) for a few days. They score each one on a 5-point scale for scent, dryness, odor effectiveness, ingredients and whether it stained clothing. Two testers liked one of the natural deodorants, but a popular non-natural drugstore solid is the overall winner.
3. Men's Health I Sweat Through My Shirts Within Minutes. What's the Best Antiperspirant?, Editors of MenHealth.com, Nov. 4, 2011
Credibility:
In response to a reader question, Leslie Baumann, M.D., director of the University of Miami cosmetic group, recommends using Certain Dri roll-on to combat excessive sweating.
4. GQ Magazine The Best Deodorants: According to Female Sniff Tests, Editors of GQ.com, Aug. 18, 2015
Credibility:
Four GQ staffers test eight deodorants (one on each armpit) during a sweaty game of basketball, then ask one woman to sniff out the winner. Contestants include a couple of upscale brands, but a popular drugstore antiperspirant spray wins the prize.
5. Lululemon.com Natural Deodorant Sweat Test, "Ally", March 19, 2012
Credibility:
This Lululemon.com staffer (whose daily routine includes both intense workouts and business meetings) tests three popular natural deodorants for a week at a time. She gives each one a 10-point "sweat test" rating and a paragraph explaining how it worked. The worst one scores just a 3, while the winner earns a score of 8.
6. New York Magazine Do Any of These Hippie Deodorants Work?, Kat Stoeffel, July 18, 2013
Credibility:
Kat Stoeffel couldn't care less about being "natural" -- she just hates the yellow underarm stains that aluminum-containing deodorants leave on her white shirts. She tests 11 non-aluminum deodorants for a month and finds three that actually work. She writes a short paragraph evaluating each deodorant, states clearly whether she recommends it or not, and isn't shy about descriptively dissing the losers.
7. A Cup of Jo 'Do I Smell Funny?' Natural Deodorant Challenge, Caroline Donofrio, July 22, 2014
Credibility:
Caroline Donofrio says, "'Awesome Natural Deodorant' is basically an oxymoron." She manages to find one natural deodorant she can recommend, after testing five of them for one day each during a hot, humid New York City summer.
8. Well + Good 7 Effective Natural Deodorants for a Sweaty 2015, Lisa Elaine Held, Jan. 27, 2015
Credibility:
Testers here try out natural deodorants during "intense workout sessions and crowded subway rides." They recommend seven (they don't say how many were tested). Each deodorant gets a one-paragraph write-up describing its pros and cons.
9. MakeupAlley.com Deodorants, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of January 2016
Credibility:
Contributors to MakeupAlley.com rate and review more than 500 deodorants, and several amass hundreds of reviews. Reviews here are often thorough, and members don't hesitate to point out inferior products. Only three deodorants, all from major brands, earn more than 4 out of 5 stars with at least 50 reviews posted.
10. Amazon.com Deodorants and Antiperspirants, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of January 2016
Credibility:
Hundreds of deodorants and antiperspirants are listed for sale at Amazon.com, and some receive hundreds of reviews. We found more than 30 of them -- for men, women, and children, both natural and regular -- that average at least 4.5 out of 5 stars with more than 100 reviews posted.
11. Target.com Deodorant, Contributors to Target.com, As of January 2016
Credibility:
Target.com sells a wide variety of deodorants, mostly from household-name brands. Some have amassed thousands of reviews, and seven score at least 4.5 out of 5 with more than 100 reviews posted.
12. Drugstore.com Antiperspirants and Deodorants, Contributors to Drugstore.com, As of January 2016
Credibility:
Users rate and review the huge selection of men's, women's and natural deodorants at Drugstore.com. Most deodorants only receive a handful of comments, but several get more than 50 reviews, and a few of those earn very high ratings.
13. Byrdie.com We Put 6 Natural Deodorants to the Test -- Here Are the Reviews, Deven Hopp, Aug. 4, 2015
Credibility:
This tester -- who says she's not a heavy sweater, and isn't very active -- tries six natural deodorants and awards each a letter grade. Each deodorant gets a one-paragraph summary explaining its strengths and weaknesses. The worst one gets a C+; her favorite earns an A, with three close A- runners-up.
14. InStyle Do Natural Deodorants Really Work? We Put 8 Different Brands to the Test, Jennifer Velez, July 30, 2015
Credibility:
Another not-very-sweaty, not-very-active tester spends a summer month testing eight natural deodorants. One fancy brand fails utterly, but the winner keeps her dry and odor-free all day long.
15. TotalBeauty.com 14 Best and Worst Deodorants and Antiperspirants, Hayley Mason, Not dated
Credibility:
Hayley Mason has rounded up the 10 best deodorants/antiperspirants, and the 4 worst, based on TotalBeauty.com reader reviews. Each one gets a 1-to-10 score and a sampling of reader comments. Drugstore brands, upscale deodorants and natural ones are all included. However, the list doesn't say how many reviews the scores are based on.