Some of you may know that I’m a total green junkie. I love everything that is natural and environmentally friendly: sunlight, bamboo flooring, solar lights in the backyard…you name it. And so naturally, I love mineral makeup and natural ingredients in every aspect of my skincare routine.
This, obviously, includes deodorant.
For years, I’ve thought that “natural” deodorants just couldn’t happen. I’ve tried so many on the market and they just didn’t work because the alternatives to synthetics were about as functional as windshield wipers during a hurricane. But I’ve been pretty impressed with Secret’s new natural mineral collection, which fights wetness and odor with naturally-derived ingredients. The deo utilizes Febreze’s “smart technology” that takes the odor away by sensing an imbalance in the body. It is therefore, similar to a “controlled release” technology you find in several luxury night creams.
The deodorant contains naturally occurring (and odor fighting) calcium carbonate, helps activate odor fighting capsules that helps neutralize odor — not mask the odor. How many deodorants have you used that really smell extremely flowery or powdery? Chances are they’re masking the odor, and not neutralizing it.
The capsules are also activated by body heat and by water. Now, scientific speak aside, I want to talk about if this deodorant actually provides an all-day protection.
It is a solid deodorant that leaves a minimally white look on your underarms. The residue is practically invisible. The fragrance (there are three: Eucalyptus Blossom, Lemongrass Mint and Unscented) is subtle and not too overpowering, which I like a lot. The protection does last several hours, but I found I had to reapply the deodorant at times (the trick to avoid a second application is layering…if you layer it two or three times the protection lasts all day).
I do like the fact that the deodorant is made with natural minerals, and I give this one two thumbs up. It retails for $4.29 at drugstores everywhere and is quite chunky in size, so it should last you a long time. Visit www.secret.com for more information, or stop by their Facebook page.
Note: even though the deodorant is classified as “natural,” it still contains aluminum, so it’s not 100% natural.
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Have you tried Secret’s new natural mineral collection? Let us know if it worked for you!
- Charu Suri
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