Switching to a natural deodorant can reduce exposure to an ingredient associated with neurological disorders: aluminum.
Deodorant is personal. Finding the right (non-toxic) one for your body can be challenging.
Why it’s effective
Agent Nateur’s aluminum-free deodorants keep underarms fresh without masking body odor with another potentially harmful fragrance. The intensity of the scents is the perfectly balanced and does not mask or compete with other scents. All scents occur naturally, and ingredients do not include synthetic fragrances.
There are several options to fit personal preference and needs:
Holi stick no 3 – lavender, eucalyptus, and honey
Holi rose no 4 – rose, sandalwood
Uni sex no 5 – rose, sandalwood, cedar wood
Holi stick sensitive (baking soda free) – floral, jasmine, bergamot, sandalwood
Agent Nateur deodorants glide on smooth with a buttery texture and leave no residue on skin or transference to clothes.
Why it’s Safe
Body odor is caused by sweat and bacteria, not sweat alone. Traditional deodorants attempt to prevent odor by keeping the body from sweating and killing bacteria. Aluminum is used to block up sweat glands and anti-bacterial ingredients aim to kill bacteria.
Sweat is the bodies’ natural ability to cool itself and disrupting this process is unnatural, especially with an ingredient that is a neurotoxicant and associated with neurological disorders. One study found a potential link between underarm shaving with antiperspirant deodorant use and breast cancer. There are conflicting sentiments on the dangers of aluminum in deodorant, but inhibiting sweat alone is not necessary to prevent body odor and is potentially harmful.
In addition to being free of aluminum and antibacterial agents, Agent Nateur deodorants are free of other potentially harmful ingredients commonly found in deodorant:
Fragrance – mix of fragrance and chemicals associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system. Can contain unnamed toxic ingredients like phthalates which are associated with developmental and reproductive toxicity, endocrine disruption, and cancer.
Propylene glycol - skin irritant associated with contact dermatitis.
Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) - preservative with concerns of skin, eye, and lung irritation, and organ system toxicity. Limited evidence of carcinogenicity and endocrine disruption.
Secret Clinical Strength contains aluminum, fragrance, and talc.
Dove Advanced Care contains aluminum, fragrance, and BHT.
How to Buy
Price at the time of publishing is $21. As an Amazon Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
When switching from a non-aluminum deodorant, there may be an adjustment period of one to two weeks.
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