EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SWITCHING TO A NATURAL DEODORANT…
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DEODORANT AND AN ANTIPERSPIRANT?
An antiperspirant works to prevent the release of sweat whilst a deodorant will minimise or mask body odour. A lot of traditional products are ‘antiperspirant deodorants’ and so act to reduce sweat, prevent odours and often include a fragrance as well.
HOW DO TRADITIONAL ANTIPERSPIRANT DEODORANTS WORK?
Most regular products (the sort you would grab off the shelf from your high street pharmacy) contain aluminium. Using aluminium salts interferes with our body’s natural response and will block and alter sweat ducts, preventing the release of sweat. Most products will also contain alcohol based ingredients that inhibit the growth of bacteria. Interestingly our sweat doesn’t actually smell – it is the bacteria that lives on the surface of our skin that causes an odour (this bacteria thrives on sweat so the more sweat, the more bacteria).
WHY IS THIS A PROBLEM?
It has been clinically proven that aluminium is absorbed through the skin but currently there is not sufficient evidence to establish a causal relationship between aluminium exposure and the augmented risk of developing breast cancer. There have previously been reports that also link aluminium exposure with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, but again currently there is no substantial evidence to support this claim.
WHAT’S DIFFERENT AT AURELIA PROBIOTIC SKINCARE?
At Aurelia we are always looking for ways to work with natural and gentle ingredients. Our product development team tested close to 100 different formulas for our Botanical Cream Deodorant before we found the perfect result!
We are immensely proud of our vegan friendly, cruelty free formula that has won countless awards and has over 300 5 star reviews!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The cream-to-powder consistency allows for simple fingertip application. We know this seems weird to a lot of people – especially the first time you use it! Please remember your underarms aren’t ‘dirty’ or ‘unhygienic’. Yes there is bacteria present… but this is the case everywhere on your skin… it’s just that bacteria like the warmth and so tend to multiply faster here.
To absorb sweat we use plant-based botanicals including antimicrobial Arrowroot and pure Kaolin clay that sit invisibly on the skin ready to absorb your natural perspiration throughout the day. This keeps you feeling dry and inhibits the growth of bacteria resulting in long-lasting freshness. Essential oils including Tea tree, Eucalyptus and Peppermint, with their antiseptic and antibacterial properties, are blended with distilled Lavender and Bergamot to lightly fragrance and deodorise.
TIME TO ADJUST
Some people need to go through a slight ‘detox period’, as their body adjusts to a new type of deodorant. During this time, your body will be cleansing itself of the aluminium that is blocking your sweat ducts and you may notice a different odour or feel like you are perspiring more. Trust us… this will not last forever! Why not put a positive spin on social distancing and use this time to make the switch.
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
We challenge you to try our Botanical Cream Deodorant for seven days and if it’s not for you, simply send it back to us for a full refund*. Click here to see our terms and conditions for this offer.
Shop now and join the natural deodorant revolution.