You sweat (sometimes, a lot!) but you are also concerned about some of the chemicals used in commercial antiperspirants. Have you found yourself in a dilemma like this? What options do you have to tame your sweat and protect your body from undesirable ingredients, like aluminum? Don’t fret; there is hope. Read on for our list of the best aluminum free antiperspirants (or natural deodorants that help with sweat).
Well, technically no. There aren't any aluminum free antiperspirants based on the FDA’s categorization and the way in which traditional antiperspirants work. Traditional antiperspirants use a form of aluminum to block the sweat glands. As a result, aluminum free products aiming to reduce sweat are referred to as deodorants, although the function of deodorants is actually to reduce odor.
This may leave you wondering, “Is there an antiperspirant without aluminum?” There are products available by companies that use ingredients to reduce sweat. One of the alternatives to aluminum are peptides. Peptides are amino acids that minimize the stimulation of the muscle that triggers the release of sweat and block sweat releasing pores. Other alternative ingredients include natural astringents like aloe vera and natural moisture-absorbing powders like arrowroot.
To get the best all-natural coverage, pair one of these aluminum free products with an Ejis sweat proof undershirt. This way you have an added barrier to protect your clothes from sweat and odor.
First up, one of the best antiperspirants with no aluminum is Native Deodorant. It is also free from parabens, phthalates, and talc whilst providing effective protection from wetness and odor. The solid deodorant stick that contains drying agents feels light and fresh under your arms. As the deodorant doesn’t contain any aluminum, you can rest assured it won’t stain your clothes. Native Deodorant is suitable for both men and women and comes in a range of different scents, so you can choose your favorite! (Buy on Amazon.)
Real Purity Roll-On Natural Deodorant has a water-based formula with kosher vegetable glycerin, aloe vera leaf juice, and an array of natural essential oils. You can apply this cruelty-free product with a clear conscience as it’s made from only naturally sourced and organic ingredients. The vegetable glycerin helps to absorb excess moisture, minimizing the sensation of wetness while the astringent properties of the aloe vera come into play as well as keeping your skin cool. (Buy on Amazon.)
Smarty Pits brings us their aluminum free deodorant stick for safe and effective protection. The product is powered by magnesium and avoids baking soda, making it suitable for sensitive skin too. The Smarty Pits formula contains food for good bacteria, helping to support your microbiome and keep odor in check. The plant-based powders absorb and wick away sweat naturally. (Buy on Amazon.)
Another option for the best antiperspirant with no aluminum is Soapwalla’s Original Deodorant Cream. This product is suitable for vegans with its all-natural formula made from vegetable powders, clays, and essential oils (lavender, peppermint and tea-tree). The ingredients work as a team to absorb moisture, discourage bacteria and ensure long-lasting results.
The deodorant cream, ideal for all skin types, comes in a small glass tub… just scoop a little out with your finger and apply gently to your underarms until completely absorbed. Once absorbed, you’re good to go! (Buy on Amazon.)
Type: A Deodorant Cream is powered by natural ingredients and sweat-activated technology for long-lasting odor and wetness protection. The cream comes in a tube for easy application and goes on smooth, without leaving marks on your clothes. The natural, active ingredients are sweat-activated meaning they jump into action every time you sweat – the more moisture there is, the harder it works! (Buy on Amazon.)
Be sure to apply your new product by following the directions on the packaging. (Most of us use too much product, and apply at the wrong time of day!) You may want to shave or trim your armpit hair so the deodorant can make direct contact with your skin.
Add a layer of protection when trying out a new product by wearing an Ejis sweat proof undershirt (buy on our shop or on Amazon). All of our sweat proof undershirts have a silent waterproof layer and silver-infused fabric to fight odor.
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