Good natural deodorants are hard to come by, but - thankfully for everyone around us - they do exist.
While what exactly counts as ‘natural’ is much disputed in the beauty biz, the general consensus seems to be ‘free-from aluminium chloride’ - a chemical compound still making headlines for possibly increasing the risk of breast cancer.
But even if these claims are eventually debunked, there could be a good reason to make the switch if you’ve got sensitive skin.
Dr Alexis Granite, consultant dermatologist at London’s Cadogan Clinic, told The Huffington Post UK aluminium salts can easily irritate armpits - causing dermatitis or folliculitis - and recommends trying a more ‘natural’ alternative if you’ve got sensitive or eczema-prone skin.
Aluminium salts work by temporarily blocking the sweat glands (hence the term anti-perspirant), so making the switch can take a bit of getting used to - ’Get The Glow’ author Madeline Shaw told HuffPost there’s always a tricky “transitional period” at first.
Luckily, sweating doesn’t have to mean bad-smelling armpits - find the right bacteria-reducing ingredients and it’s like nothing ever happened under there. Read on below for our top 5 picks:
- 1Best For... The GymMalin and Goetz
- 2Best For... Smelling SweetSalt Of The Earth
- 3Best For... Post-ShowerPitrok
- 4Best For... Staying DryLush
- 5Best For... On-The-Go ApplicationTrue Organic Of Sweden