Top 10 Best Rated Nivea Deodorants

The Best Nivea Deodorants

In this buying guide, I’ll be covering the best Nivea deodorants. 

Nivea is one of my favorite deodorant brands and I personally tested most of their prominent offerings to find their best deodorants available. While some of them I had used before, others I used for the first with some interesting results. 

Each deodorant was exclusively used over different two week periods in conditions ranging from light days at the office to sweatier days in the sun. Only the deodorants that performed well in most cases made this list. 

I especially liked the Nivea Fresh Natural Deodorant for its pleasant fragrance which is not overpowering, strong odor masking ability, and the long lasting effect that kept up with my busy schedule from office to gym locker.  

Keep reading for my thoughts on the best Nivea deodorants. 

Best For Women
Nivea Fresh Natural 48 Hour Deodorant
Pros
  • Long lasting 
  • Masks body odor effectively
  • Non sticky
  • Quick drying
  • Moisturizes skin
  • No staining of clothes
  • Antiperspirant effect 
  • Less sweating even in summer
  • No pore blockage
  • Fresh Ocean Extract scent
Cons
  • Not widely available in the US

Best For Men
Nivea Deodorant For Men Cool Kick
Pros
  • Fresh scent 

  • Cooling effect

  • Best for summer

  • Long lasting 

  • Masks odor effectively

  • Non sticky

  • No staining of clothes

  • No pore blockage

  • Reduces underarm wetness 

Cons
  • Sensitive skin types may experience mild irritation
Best Unisex
German Nivea Deodorant Fresh Pure Aluminum Free
Pros
  • Aluminum free
  • No harmful chemicals
  • Excellent odor masking
  • Great for warm or humid climates
  • Fresh, natural aroma
  • Unisex
  • Gentle care formula moisturizes skin
  • No irritation or dryness
  • Antiperspirant effect reduces sweating
  • Doesn’t block pores
  • Smooth, non sticky texture
  • Doesn’t stain fabric
Cons
  • Natural deodorants may cause irritation for some skin types

Nivea Fresh Natural 48 Hour Deodorant

Best For Women

Nivea’s Fresh Natural deodorant stands out for the long lasting protection from odor, pleasant aroma, and powerful antiperspirant quality that doesn’t cause irritation as some cheaper roll ons do. 

I’ve been using Nivea’s Fresh Natural deodorant for a few years now and it’s easy to see why. It offers 48 hour protection from body odor. That means even on busier days where you’re on your feet a lot, this roll on will keep up with your schedule.

Some roll ons are effective but at the cost of comfort. They can be sticky and end up causing more wetness than they reduce. Nivea’s Fresh Deodorant however, dries quickly, and never leaves any sticky residue on my skin. 

Staining of fabrics is another dead giveaway of a low quality roll on. This deodorant does not exhibit any stains or blotches, even on lighter fabrics. That allows for a more discreet experience while still mitigating body odor efficiently.

Antiperspirant qualities of this deodorant are another plus point. I experienced significantly less sweating and wetness with regular use, without the blockage of skin pores. I sweat heavily in summer and still this deodorant keeps my underarms dry and free from odor.

To speak of fragrance, this deodorant has Nivea’s Fresh Ocean Extract. It is a fresh scent, though not overpoweringly sweet. It is a nicely balanced fragrance that fits in at both the office and the beach.

Pros
  • Long lasting 
  • Masks body odor effectively
  • Non sticky
  • Quick drying
  • Moisturizes skin
  • No staining of clothes
  • Antiperspirant effect 
  • Less sweating even in summer
  • No pore blockage
  • Fresh Ocean Extract scent
Cons
  • Not widely available in the US

Nivea Deodorant For Men Cool Kick

Best For Men

Nivea’s Cool Kick Deodorant for Men is a highly effective roll on that masks odor, reduces underarm wetness, and is even strong enough for use during workouts without the ‘sporty’ scent of other deodorants. 

This was my first time using the Cool Kick, for obvious reasons. That said, it has grown on me with its fresh scent and outstanding odor mitigation. It has a pleasant aroma that is a tad too strong for my taste but I’m sure guys will appreciate it. 

Ideal for summer use, this roll on features Nivea’s Cool Care formula. Branding aside, that means it is infused with specific ingredients that actually have a cooling effect on your underarms. Far from a gimmick, it is a godsend for warmer climates. 

It is also long lasting. Nivea claims 48 hours of odor protection so you can easily make it through the day with this deodorant. I did not need to do a second application, but guys who sweat a lot may need to do so, especially if they are using this deodorant before working out. 

The Cool Kick has great antiperspirant properties too. It reduces wetness but does not block your skin pores. I found it to be really effective for daily use where it not only kept my underarms cool but also dry and comfortable. 

Some folks do report feeling slight irritation because of the alcohol content of this deodorant but also say that they have highly sensitive skin that usually has a similar reaction to new deodorants.

Pros
  • Fresh scent 
  • Cooling effect
  • Best for summer
  • Long lasting 
  • Masks odor effectively
  • Reduces underarm wetness 
  • No pore blockage
  • No staining of clothes
  • Non sticky
Cons
  • Sensitive skin types may experience mild irritation

Nivea Deodorant Fresh Pure Aluminum Free

Best Unisex

For fans of natural deodorants, Nivea’s Fresh Pure offers an aluminum free, natural formulation that masks odor, smells awesome, and lasts throughout the day. 

Nivea’s unisex deodorant eliminates aluminum and other potentially harmful ingredients, making it the best choice for those who have bad reactions to these chemicals or just prefer a natural deodorant for daily use. 

As for its performance, this deodorant is superior to most at masking odor even in warmer, humid conditions. I did not have to deal with any mustiness or body odor thanks to the effective odor mitigation. 

The antimicrobial agents keep odor in check, replacing it with a pleasant aroma that boosts freshness and actually keeps me energized through a busy schedule. It is a nice, natural scent that both men and women will like. 

A lot of the natural deodorant options cause my skin to itch or dry out. Nivea’s Fresh Pure is the exact opposite, featuring a gentle care formula that works to moisturize and protect sensitive skin. I highly recommend it for all of you who are fed up with deodorants that cause irritation or dry skin. 

That said, the antiperspirant quality of this roll on does keep your underarms free of uncomfortable wetness, doing so without blocking your pores. The texture is smooth and non sticky. It does not stain lighter fabrics and eliminates pit stains altogether.

Pros
  • Aluminum free
  • No harmful chemicals
  • Excellent odor masking
  • Great for warm or humid climates
  • Fresh, natural aroma
  • Unisex
  • Gentle care formula moisturizes skin
  • No irritation or dryness
  • Antiperspirant effect reduces sweating
  • Doesn’t block pores
  • Smooth, non sticky texture
  • Doesn’t stain fabric
Cons
  • Natural deodorants may cause irritation for some skin types