So, would you shell out £20 on a deodorant?
It’s the everyday essential product that needs to deliver failsafe results. But would you spend £20 upwards to keep your underarms smelling fresh as a daisy? When I’m feeling flushed, I do.
When we start to heat up (and with holiday season in full swing, there’s lots of that happening), skin bacteria breaks down the oils in sweat which can bring about a nasty pong. So we reach for the deodorant…or anti-perspirant..? So which is it to be?
There’s a clear difference, in case you didn’t know. Deodorants mask the smell of the bacteria happily procreating in the damp depth of your armpits and usually contain various chemicals that have anti-microbial properties i.e. reduce the numbers of bacteria. Antiperspirants, on the other hand, do all the above but also reduce the production of sweat, thus battling the cause of as well as the symptoms.
Personally, I don’t like the idea of sweat blocking chemicals, so I’m a deodorant kind of girl. Behold my favourite premium products.
Super skin friendly…
Malin & Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant, £16/73g malinandgoetz.co.uk
Aluminum, alcohol and paraben free this lightly scented unisex formula contains natural anti-bacterial Eucalyptus extract and odour-neutralising citronellyl. Fresh and lovely.
All day bombproof protection…
Origins No Offense, £17/75ml lookfantastic.com
Aluminium and alcohol free this fresh, zesty stick is scented with orange, blackcurrant and jasmine and contains natural odour fighters including bay leaf.
The gym buddy…
Molton Brown Re-Charge Black Pepper Sport Deodorant, £20/150ml moltonbrown.co.uk
An alcohol base is infused with a heady mix of grapefruit, lemon, coriander musk and oak moss. I think it might be made for men. But who cares?
Organic and spicy
The Organic Pharmacy Deodorant Spray, £19.95/50ml theorganicpharmacy.com
Contains water, alcohol and lots of organic essential oils including natural antibacterial rosemary and eucalyptus. Looks like fragrance so perfect to carry in your handbag for emergencies.