Byrdie Editors' Favorite Cruelty-Free Deodorants, According to How Much We Sweat

If you're committed to buying cruelty-free beauty products (which we sincerely recommend!), smelling decent and/or not staining the living daylights out of all your shirts shouldn't be something you have to sacrifice. Yet somehow, most cruelty-free and vegan deodorants just don't do live up their promises. Sweat and body odor might not be the most adorable topics in the entire world, but we need to get real about the fact that it is shockingly difficult to find deodorants that are both kind to animals and effective on your sweat levels.

Speaking of sweat levels, while we all might have a disdain for animal testing in common, everyone produces a different amount of sweat, so cruelty-free deodorants aren't one-size-fits-all. That's why we've put together this guide to Byrdie editors' favorite cruelty-free deodorants, according to exactly how much we sweat—products that genuinely work to curb wetness and stinkiness, no matter how much you perspire. Yes, we're getting super personal about what's going on under our arms so you can find the right animal-friendly deodorant for you. Keep scrolling to get the dirty (or shall I say, sweaty) details.

Ever wondered why natural deodorant takes so long to work? Don't miss our story on the process of deodorant "detox."