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Best Deodorant for Whitening Dark Underarms

Updated on August 6, 2010

Some of the best whitening deodorants will include special chemicals for sensitive skin, such as DERMAdoctor Total NonScents which uses Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Glycine to both protect and lighten.

If you're trying to lighten dark underarms, there are many options available that will help to improve the complexion of your armpits.  There are plenty of underarm creams, lotions, and chemicals that will lighten your underarms some can be expensive, some can be complicated and some can be downright dangerous.  One of the best options for whitening dark underarms is to use a deodorant/antiperspirant that is specifically designed to stop sweating and lighten the skin.  While other solutions, such as a whitening and peeling set, can provide a more complete solution; using a whitening deodorant is a convenient and easy way to whiten underarms every day.  The question is which deodorant is the best?  Below is an underarm whitening deodorant review that talks about my experiences using several different products and which one I deem the best.  

Please keep in mind that this is merely my opinion, and that everyone's body is different.  If you have particularly sensitive armpits, you may want to check with a dermatologist to make sure that the whitening chemicals won't affect your skin.

The Best Whitening Deodorant

Cutting straight to the chase, out of all the whitening deodorants that I tried, DERMAdoctor Total NonScents was the best deodorant. Because I have extremely sensitive skin, I need an antiperspirant that would both whiten my underarms and not affect my skin. This antiperspirant is specially formulated for sensitive skin and won't aggravate any skin conditions (such as eczema or allergies). It doesn't burn at all when applied, which is perfect because I can use it right after shaving and it doesn't have that medicine smell that other deodorants do. It is a roll-on so it does go on wet, but it's better than most roll-on deodorants that take forever to dry; it's usually dry in about a minute and a blow dryer will speed that up if you need to.

As far as the underarm whitening goes, for me it took about a month to notice any results because it was so gradual. From the people I've talked to, it seems like it should take around 1-2 months; however, other reviews mention longer use times to notice a difference.

Another decent underarm whitening deodorant is Nivea Whitening Cares antiperspirant. This is another roll-on antiperspirant that provides a warm pleasant scent and keeps you from sweating for up to a day and a half. For someone with sensitive skin, this deodorant does the job and won't irritate any skin conditions. Nivea Whitening deodorant uses licorice root extracts to provide the whitening power. While I prefer this because it's a more natural ingredient (than hydroquinone) it took a while to see any results. It also had a little bit of a sting when using it after shaving. Honestly, had I not discovered the Dermadoctor Total NonScents, I would probably still be using this deodorant today.

Splash corporation makes an whitening deodorant called the Extract Papaya Calamansi Skin Whitening Deodorant. This deodorant is roll on that uses natural whiteners (both papaya and calamansi) to naturally whiten underarms. I did not like this product because it tended to aggravate by skin, leaving it very dry and sometimes pieces of skin would flake off. For this reason I didn't use it every day as directed, so it took a lot longer to see any results. If you don't have sensitive skin this may be a more economical option as it is the cheapest of the three. However, if you do try it and experience any irritation, you should stop using it immediately. It's not worth damaging your skin, especially when there are better options out there.


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      Wisdom 8 weeks ago

      Really was looking for something to brighten my pits, this did the job! Great post hub!

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      Sun-Girl 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Good hub,thanks for sharing.

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      lulu 6 years ago

      I am absulotely satisfied at this product the DERMA DOCTOR deodorant. I use this before but I'll stop it, because I am too lazy to use it twice a day. And then just recently I decided to use it again, and my dark underarm is slowly turning into a light color, so from now on I will use it twice a day, everyday! Just be patience.

      You can buy this at the, or

      It's quite expensive but it is worth it!

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      pepot 6 years ago

      where can i buy Dermadoctor Total Nonscent in Philippines?

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      Tess 6 years ago

      Where can we buy the Dermadoctor Total? Available here in the Philippines? thanks

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      HollowDoll 7 years ago

      Hey thanks for the review! I'm definitely gonna try that Nivea deo since it's easy to find in any pharmacy and it's cheaper than the prescribed ones. If it didn't suit my skin, then that's the time I'm gonna consult my dermatologist. :)

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      anonomous 7 years ago

      Where can i purchace the first two you listed?