Where can I find an effective natural deodorant?
Here is our pick of three that worked well.
SOAPWALLA DEODORANT CREAM (Photo 1)
Soapwalla is a Brooklyn-based skincare brand which produces 100 per cent natural products. This deodorant cream contains vegetable powders and clays, as well as lavender, peppermint and tea tree essential oils to absorb moisture.
Review: Rubbing on the deodorant with my fingers felt a little strange, but the product has a frosting-like consistency which made the application quite easy.
I didn't feel sticky or oily once it was applied evenly. I still smelt fresh after an hour-long gym session.
ACORELLE ROSE DEODORANT (Photo 2)
$25, from The Naturally Better Company at 02-46 Millenia Walk
French skincare brand Acorelle has been certified organic by Cosmebio Professional Association for Ecological and Organic Cosmetics, which is based in France. This roll-on deodorant contains alum crystals or aluminium potassium sulfate, which regulate perspiration without blocking it.
Review: It has a light and fresh scent that will not interfere with your perfume and is good for days when you do not expect to sweat much. I did not have to reapply it while at work. But at the gym, I did smell a faint odour after an hour.
THE ORGANIC PHARMACY DEODORANT SPRAY (Photo 3)
$45, from Bud Cosmetics at 03-32 Mandarin Gallery
This spray from the London-based health and beauty brand is free from aluminium, parabens and all artificial preservatives, colourants and fragrances.
Review: It has a rather strong masculine scent, which comes from a mix of sage, lemon, rosemary, bergamot, neroli and lavender essential oils.
It lasted for about four hours which included time spent in the hot sun.
This article was first published on Oct 3, 2014.
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