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Deodorant Debate

In Natural Beauty, Recently Reviewed on April 12, 2013 at 10:32 am

tomsWe first discovered Tom’s line of products a few years ago when my daughter, then a tween, was at that difficult stage when deodorant becomes a necessity. Frankly, I’d never given these products much thought before but my husband, we discovered, is pro-deodorant and anti-antiperspirant. Who knew? So the search began for natural products that actually work. And recently when I ran out of the antiperspirant I had used for many years I thought, why not try something new?

Tom’s of Maine Naturally Dry antiperspirant deodorant, $7.49, Rexall.

The natural powder scent reminded me of the baby powder scent my former faithful had, and I was attracted by the allure of “clinically proven” and “naturally dry.” Here’s a classic case where I should of read the actual ingredient list instead of just the highlighted “petroleum free” and “no artificial preservatives” lines. Then I would have seen it contains aluminum chlorohydrate. PRODUCT NOTES Feels a bit sticky going on. Except during those night sweats (another topic all together), I’m not one to perspire a great deal. That said, no noticeable difference was found using this product versus my former chemical-laden one. So why pay more? BOTTOM LINE Just when I thought I was doing myself a favour by using a natural product, I realize it wasn’t the case and I paid a premium to do so. Next time, I’ll find an aluminum-free product.             

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