This Natural Deodorant Actually Changed My Life
Ah, natural deodorant–we have quite the history now, don't we?
My quest to find the perfect natural deodorant hasn't been easy. Actually, it's been rather unpleasant, as evidenced in this post a wrote a little ways back. I've tried countless natural deodorant options promising longwear odor control that barely lasted an hour—and forget about making it through an intense workout or a stressful meeting or presentation.
I've said this before: I'm a sweater. I'm also a stinky sweater. When I get stressed out or I'm under a lot of pressure, I stress-sweat, which is the worst type of sweat because it's pungent. For days spent at work or hanging with friends, I found a select few deodorants that did the job. However it's those stressful moments that really count—a first date, a job interview, a large party where you don't know many people. Those are the times I really need to rest assured my deodorant is doing its job, and up to now, I hadn't found anything that worked under these circumstances. Not to mention nothing stresses me out more than when I'm already stressed out, stressing out about body odor, right?!
For those of you who don't know, I own a clean skincare like called MARA, and one of our amazing clean beauty retailers is Credo Beauty, a store that offers the best products in every clean beauty category, deodorant included. One day, while chatting with girls on the Credo Beauty team I made a comment about not being able to find any non-toxic deodorant that worked for me, and in unison, they all urged me to try Routine Cream. Having been given countless recommendations before, I didn't think much of it. However, I was running low on my current mediocre non-toxic deodorant, and thought, why not give Routine Cream a shot.
I'll be honest, the application was off-putting at first. Instead of a stick balm consistency, Routine Cream requires that you use your fingers to scoop out product and rub it underneath your armpits. At first I was morally against this idea, but the more I thought about it it's really just like applying body lotion. What I love about this brand is that they have loads of options, but also offer Routine Cream mini sets ($24), so you can try out their different formulas to see which one works best with your body biome.
I knew I needed the strongest deodorant they offer, so I went with Superstar, made with activated charcoal, magnesium, and prebiotics. On the website they say, "The charcoal detoxifies, magnesium relaxes the pits to reduce stress-sweats, and prebiotics keep your skin healthy. There is a touch of baking soda for added deodorizing—just enough to keep most sensitive skinned people from getting irritation."
I tried out this deodorant on a particularly stressful day and brought along the jar assuming I would need to call in reinforcements (aka a reapply), but to my total surprise, no reapply needed. I was excited, but not overly confident just yet. Many clean deodorants start out promising, but after two weeks or so, my body bacteria is able to outsmart the formula and stink through it.
Fast forward to almost six months later and I'm on my third jar. I absolutely swear by this product and I know you will, too. I'm so delighted that I finally found a brand that really caters to all different body biomes from stress-sweaters to sensitive skin types. If you, too, have struggled to find a clean non-toxic deodorant formula that works for you, I really urge you to give this product a go, because it's honestly changed my life.
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