Beyond Organic Skincare Naturally Fresh Crystal Deodorant – 50ml (£8.00)
“The trouble with natural deodorants are, they just don’t work” Well my friends, not anymore! I was asked to try this new 99% natural ‘Naturally fresh crystal deodorant’ roll-on by Marianna Tregoning, the founder of Cornwall based Beyond Organic Skincare. So I have put it to the test.
It is a standard plastic roll-on bottle, which performs very well. I say that because some roll-on’s I have tried in the past either don’t dispense enough product or end up leaking all over the place. Not with this one. The first thing you can smell is the fragrance of cucumbers, not surprising when you see cucumber fruit extract being the fifth biggest ingredient in the bottle. The natural cucumber smell quickly disperses once applied and you’re left without any lingering fragrance. The liquid also dries quickly, so no delay required in pulling on your clothes.
The base and biggest ingredient in the bottle is Aloe Vera juice, followed by American witch-hazel flower water, potassium alum, a naturally occuring pure mineral salt which is the key natural deodorising ingredient, glycerin, cucumber extract, Carrageenan which is an extract from seaweed. Amorphophallus konjac root powder, used as a natural thickening agent and has been eaten for 1500 years in Japan. Salicylic Acid, extracted from the Willow Tree, used here as a bactericidal and finally naturally produced by plants, Benzyl alcohol.
The ultimate question is, does it work? Can you apply this once in the morning and confidently go all day without risk of odour? My conclusion is a resounding ‘yes’. Be it a relaxing weekend or a stressful workday, this deodorant didn’t fail me.
The result is a product that is free from synthetic chemicals and full of skin benefitting ingredients. The base being that aloe vera juice, which is renowned for its soothing effect on the skin. If you are easily irritated by under arm products, suffer from sensitive skin, concerned about by the use of synthetic aluminium or like me dislike overpowering synthetic fragrances, then this is certainly comes highly recommended.
Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Hamamelis virginiana flower water, Potassium alum, Glycerin, Cucumis sativus fruit extract, Carrageenan, Amorphophallus konjac root powder, Salicylic acid, Sorbic acid, Benzyl alcohol