Do you know what you're putting on your skin?

Do you know what you're putting on your skin?

It is a common misconception that antiperspirants and deodorants are the same thing.

So what exactly is the difference?

Antiperspirants: stop you sweating, Deodorants: stop you smelling.

Sweating is an essential function of the body to help regulate body temperature and release toxins.

Antiperspirants are based on ingredients such as aluminium chloride, aluminium chlorohydrate and aluminium zirconium.

Aluminium ions form a temporary blockage in the sweat ducts, stopping the flow of sweat to the skin’s surface. Aluminium can cause inflammation and discomfort, and may aggravate conditions such as prickly heat.

Research suggests that aluminium-based compounds may be linked to elevated aluminium levels and health problems including Breast cancer and Alzheimer’s.

• Pore-clogging Aluminium (see above) which forms a temporary plug within the sweat duct stopping the flow of sweat to the skin’s
surface - essential for releasing toxins and regulating body temperature
• Alcohol (ethanol) which can cause redness and irritation
• Parabens which have been shown to have mild hormone-like effects

• Support the skin’s ‘good’ bacteria flora
• Have powerful antibacterial action and prevent smell by absorbing odour molecules
• Soothe, protect and restore the pH balance

Try the below for skin-loving deodrants

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