Natural ingredients? Tick. Pretty packaging? Tick. Long-lasting formula? Not so fast. Natural deodorants have become big news in recent years, and while we can all agree chemical-free solutions are better, finding a formula that stands the test of time (read: sweaty tube commutes) is no easy task.
A key difference between natural formulas and standard drugstore antiperspirants is the use of aluminium. Aluminium salts are the compound used in antiperspirants to curb sweating, but in recent years they have gained a bad rep for their links to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s, combined with the concern that they prevent the body from sweating out essential toxins. While these theories have not been scientifically-proven, it’s raised a red flag.
In light of cleaner, safer beauty, a plethora of beauty brands have been coming up with all-natural alternatives. From Aurelia’s sell-out creamy solution, to Aesop’s cutting-edge oily formula, there’s no shortage of clean, effective deodorants to provide you with long-lasting freshness.
To save you sweating the small stuff, we've gone ahead and done the dirty work. Here are the ones that got the GLAMOUR seal of approval...