Not sure if you noticed, but there has been a huge influx of paraben-free and aluminum-free antiperspirants and deodorants on the market. Are you looking for an aluminum-free antiperspirant? Now I read some studies. It sounds like aluminum and parabens in antiperspirants are not really likely to cause breast cancer or Alzheimer’s. Here’s a WebMD article about just that!
But…if other options exist, why risk it, right? These alternatives to aluminum-based antiperspirants boast only natural ingredients. And I am all for limiting the number of chemicals I put on my body.
So I started looking for a natural deodorant and tried quite a few of them. Some worked fairly well, but others left much to be desired. From leaving residue on clothes to causing irritation, and down to just not working.
Now, I knew that obviously this really comes down to several things including just the process of my body adjusting to a natural antiperspirant and my own unique body chemistry.
What is the verdict on the best aluminum-free antiperspirant for me?
Well after testing many, I recently discovered my new favorite aluminum-free antiperspirant to fight body odor and leave my clothes spotless. It’s Crystal unscented roll-on deodorant. This is the ONLY one that doesn’t cause a rash for me at all. I didn’t think I had sensitive skin, but a few other brands down-right burned it.
Recently, I found out that the Crystal company started by offering a crystal stone (probably how the name was born). This is really a rock made of mineral salt shaped into a gem. I do know that it has mixed reviews because it can fall and break, pieces tend to break off, and it generally isn’t the easiest to apply.
I generally tend to go for unscented products whenever I can because sometimes even the fragrance itself can cause irritation. Luckily they have an unscented version. But they do have many other options. And honestly, I really want to try some of their scents because they just sound amazing.
In any case, I can’t say enough about this antiperspirant. Not only does it last a full day (and yes, I have tested it for 24 hours) including some strenuous exercise, but it’s a roll-on! And, as I mentioned, no chaffing for me at all.
The best part is that it’s not only aluminum and paraben-free, but the company also does not test on animals. So you can rest assured you are supporting a cruelty-free product.
How tough is it to find?
Did I mention that it is readily available at Target or other drug stores near you? To top it all off, the bottle is so cute and tiny, it’s super easy to throw anywhere on the go and is my go-to favorite for travel. Yeah, it’s pretty much the best aluminum-free antiperspirant out there.
I will say that I still go back to my normal Ban roll-on deodorant most times I am in for an actual gym session. If you have followed me at all, you know that I tend to push myself and sweat a ton during a workout.
Although I don’t think I suffer from excessive sweating and Crystal roll-on antiperspirant has actually worked fine for me at the gym the few times I have tried, I fear the day it doesn’t. I didn’t say I was always logical!
Honestly, I don’t think that any aluminum-free antiperspirant can really stand up to extreme types of exercise and I have too much respect for those around me to subject them to my personal body odor experiments ☺
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