Deodorant - our lifesaver during sweaty days or when you don't have time to shower. Deodorant is not the first thing we think of when it comes to skincare. Yet it is a product that you may use just as often as a day or night cream. Where you probably choose your day cream carefully based on your skin, it is best to do this with a deodorant. Adeodorant can really irritate your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin or just after shaving. Have you ever suffered from irritating armpits or excessive sweating? Many deodorants contain ingredients such as parabens, aluminum and alcohol - ingredients that will make your skin say: better not! But there are plenty of deodorants that are okay for the skin and that actually reduce sweating.
First of all: you use deodorant daily or even several times a day. For this reason alone, it is worth choosing a deodorant that is hardly or not harmful to your skin. Investing in the right deodorant can be important for two reasons:
For sensitive skin it is important (as with any other skincare product) that you avoid the harmful and drying ingredients. It is best to choose a natural deodorant that is free of parabens, aluminum salts, alcohol and perfume. It also works well if you choose a deodorant that is enriched with caring ingredients.TheAttitude Deodorantsare great for sensitive skin!
Some deodorants only have a nice scent to disguise the sweat smell. And this works fine for some, provided you are not bothered by the sweat smell of course. Many deodorants actually have a sweat-reducing function. Ingredients that absorb moisture do not give bacteria the chance to multiply. The armpit is simply too dry for that. Sweat itself has no odor, it only acquires an odor because bacteria are involved.
In the Netherlands, in general, everything is called 'deodorant'. But there is a difference between an antiperspirant and a deodorant. Simply put, the difference is that deodorant does not combat sweating itself, but the bacteria that cause the smell, in addition, the nice smell disguises unpleasant odors. And antiperspirant contains ingredients that counteract actual sweat production. Antiperspirant is therefore perfect if you suffer from excessive sweat. But a deodorant also works great!
If you suffer from excessive sweating, it is best to go for an antiperspirant. An antiperspirant blocks sweat production. However, in the Netherlands almost everything is simply called 'deodorant', while it does have an antiperspirant function, for example. So pay close attention to the description and packaging. TheRituals Ritual Of Sakura Anti-Perspirant Sprayis a must!
You may have noticed that your armpits are irritated, or you only experience them after shaving. Are you curious whether the skin under your armpits is sensitive and whether you should really look at a different deodorant? We have a checklist below:
Many deodorants contain harmful ingredients. To make it clear, we have listed the most common, harmful ingredients for you:
Yes, there are plenty of natural/vegan deodorants. We think natural products are very important. Below are some natural faves!
Attitude Super Leaves Natural Deodorant Lemon- This is a deodorant in stick form and is known for its purifying properties. This deodorant from Attitude is 100% natural and vegan & cruelty free. There are also a number of caring ingredients in the ingredient formula. Such as lemon leaf extract,Earl Gray Tea aroma and fresh cucumber. All types of Attitude deodorants are 100% sustainable, vegan and cruelty-free!
Flow Cosmetics Marigold Normal Skin Deodorant Cream- This cream deodorant from Flow cosmetics prevents (a lot of) sweating. Usinghigh-quality organic ingredients that have natural deodorizing and antimicrobial properties. The essential oils remove sweat from the skin and keep the skin fresh and clean. And the Flow Cosmetics deodorant is 100% vegan, animal-friendly, sustainable and free from harmful ingredients, such as aluminum.
Do you have any questions or doubts about purchasing a deodorant? Or is it still not entirely clear which deodorant suits you? Feel free to contact the Haarspullen team. You can reach us by phone on working days or send an email to[email protected]. We will do our best to answer your email within 24 hours.