I believe the ingredients in deodorant are as important as anything else you put on your skin. So when I ran out of my favorite Origins deodorant, I sort of panicked (I have no idea why but Origins discontinued that product… riot!). Because I was leaving for a trip soon, I had no time to get my second favorite deodorant from Dermalogica, so I rushed to the mall for a replacement that was both alcohol and aluminum free. It turns out the best I could get my hands on was Anthony for Men Alcohol-Free Deodorant ($14.00).

I was never a fan of Anthony for Men but the Alcohol-free Deodorant was redemptive. If you've tried Anthony for Men products, you'll know they tend to be intensely fruity and colorful with strong fragrance, as if they were marketed for young adults. They also have thumbs-down ingredients. The Alcohol-free Deodorant is a different story. I was actually thrilled that it was both alcohol and aluminum free. It also didn't have a bunch of crap other Anthony products I've tried are loaded with. In fact, I found most of the ingredients here to be quite good, especially for a deodorant. The wintergreen extract gives the cooling effect, great for hot days or post-gym workouts. It's also packed with herbal and botanical extracts (grapefruit, lemon, orange) that deodorizes. There's also some calendula extract that helps calm. It's like Zen in your armpits, and thank goodness there's no added fragrance, especially when it's not necessary.

Anthony for Men Alcohol-Free Deodorant glides on without any stickiness, and a very subtle coolness lingers. There's a nice citrus scent that stays with you. Best of all, it does its job: you don't stink.


Dipropylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Water (Purified) (Aqua Purificata), Sodium Stearate, Steareth 20, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract (Wintergreen), Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil (Basil), Pimenta Acris Leaf Oil (Bay), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon), Limonum Peel Oil (Lemon), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil (Orange), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Peel Oil (Grapefruit), Vetiver (Vetiveria Zizanoides) Root Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Jasminum Officinale Oil (Jasmine), Triclosan, EDTA (Ethylenediamine-Tetra-Acetic Acid), Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Extract, Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Flower Extract, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Sodium Hydroxide, Azulene (Chamomilla)