If this is too much information, I apologise right now. I’m a bit of a sweaty morsel (I know, ladies are supposed to say they perspire, but let’s forget the manners). With travelling, working and walking around, I don’t stay smelling fresh all day long without a little help.
Being well aware of the links between breast cancer and aluminium in deodorants, as well as someone who avoids chemicals in general, I’m always on the look out for the most effective, yet safe deodorant I can find.
Many women are unaware that they could be absorbing dangerous levels of aluminium into their bodies through the use of antiperspirants and deodorants. Most of these commonly contain aluminium chloro-hydrate, aluminium chloride, aluminium hydroxybromide or aluminium zirconium. They are added to stop the flow of sweat to the surface of the skin. However, in order to do this, the aluminium plugs the sweat ducts in the top layer of your skin. Sounds bad? It is.
Not only is it not healthy to block your pores anywhere in your body; the aluminium is now free to be absorbed and build up. Alzheimer’s disease and cancer are two illnesses known to be associated with aluminium exposure. Some recent studies have shown higher levels of aluminium in the tissues of breast cancer patients.
The Potassium Alum found in this crystal deodorant from Alva, is a natural mineral salt, and the molecules are too large too be absorbed by your skin. They therefore form a protective layer on the skin, which inhibits the growth of odour forming bacteria.
I found it a really effective deodorant. It didn’t stop me sweating as much as an antiperspirant would – but I’m used to that and it reassures me that my pores are not blocked, and that my natural body functions are not being impeded. What was totally eliminated for the whole day, was all smell. Nothing. Even when exercising. Totally impressed! Thanks to MyPure for giving me the chance to try out this product.
It’s neutral, unscented and alcohol free, so it’s perfect for applying after shaving – no stinging, fantastic! It doesn’t stain your clothes, it dries quickly and there’s no residue left on your skin.
I’d definitely recommend this deodorant. It’s not completely aluminium free, if you wish to avoid it altogether, but it’s much safer, as previously explained. There are completely aluminium free alternatives on the market if required.
Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful day!
This product was sent to me free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own.