March 30, 21

DEODORANT TYPES: ROLL-ON, STICK OR SPRAY DEODORANT

Most of us can map our lives through the types of deodorant weÔÇÖve used. There were the aggressively perfumed sprays of the teenage years, that doubled up as a flirting technique along with sticky hair gel and awkward conversations. Or perhaps you can remember the talcum powder in your grandparents' cabinet that left a floral puff in the bathroom whenever it was used. Or the time you experimented with a rock crystal at Uni to keep you smelling fresh.

The beauty industry has caught up a lot since then, and weÔÇÖve all started to educate ourselves a bit more. EveryoneÔÇÖs wary of excess plastic packaging and dangers of aerosols which is why we take our natural deodorant choice very seriously.┬á

WeÔÇÖre here to help you navigate the crowded shelves of self-care products.

First up ÔÇô do you know the difference between antiperspirant and deodorant?┬á

Before we take a deep dive into stick, spray, and roll-on deodorant, letÔÇÖs first get to know the difference between an antiperspirant and a deodorant. The main difference between the two is their intended purpose. ItÔÇÖs all in the name. Deodorants deodorise, which simply means that they stop you from smelling, and antiperspirants ÔÇťstopÔÇŁ you from perspiring. Nearly all antiperspirants on the market contain an aluminium compound, which works by blocking every sweat gland in the armpit to prevent you from perspiring - something we do not recommend.┬á

However, different types of deodorant can have different effects on your skin and body. But what are the pros and cons of each, and which one should you use?

Stick deodorant: itÔÇÖs small but can stain┬á

A stick antiperspirant normally comes as a stick of gel or a solid formula that aims to reduce underarm wetness and control body odour. It is made by blending a whole load of active ingredients with waxes, oils, and sometimes silicones, and moulding the mixture into stick form.

Pros of Stick Deodorant

  • Travel friendly ÔÇô ideal for hand luggage
  • Controllable coverage┬á ÔÇô you can control the amount you use
  • Discreet ÔÇô can be applied subtly underneath your clothes

Cons of Stick Deodorant

  • Staining ÔÇô can leave marks on your clothes
  • Plastic and non-recyclable packaging (yes even if itÔÇÖs a ÔÇťrefillÔÇŁ)
  • Runs out quickly
  • Unhygienic - using the same applicator means bacteria can accumulate.

Roll-on deodorant: stain-free but sticky 

Similar to the stick deodorant, roll-on deodorants are a useful pocket-size solution. TheyÔÇÖre made from liquid or gel ingredients that are rolled onto the skin, but they can leave you feeling damp under the arm.

Pros of Roll-on Deodorant

  • Pocket size ÔÇô convenient and discreet application┬á
  • Controllable coverage ÔÇô can use less product for better results

Cons of Roll-on Deodorant

  • Wet ÔÇô takes ages to dry┬á
  • Sticky ÔÇô can leave some residue on clothes if it isnÔÇÖt dry┬á
  • Difficult to reapply ÔÇô tricky to add more when wearing clothes
  • Unhygienic┬á
  • Non-recyclable packaging

Deodorant spray: quick to dry but hard to pack

When weÔÇÖre talking roll-on vs spray deodorant, sprays can be easier to apply and feel a lot drier. Most companies claim that it offers 48 hours of protection and can dry within seconds, but itÔÇÖs also not the best for the environment. While many manufacturers have improved their formulas, some research shows┬áthat it is still bad for the planet and our health.

Pros of Spray Deodorant

  • Easy to use ÔÇô can be used on other parts of the body
  • Dries quickly ÔÇô you donÔÇÖt have to wait long after application to get dressed┬á
  • Reapplies easily ÔÇô can be sprayed inside clothes easily┬á

Cons of Spray Deodorant

  • Pollutant ÔÇô We now know that aerosols arenÔÇÖt good for the environment
  • Spray can be overwhelming if applied in a small space┬á
  • Bad for sensitive skin ÔÇô can be harsh on skin, especially after shaving

So which one to choose? Will you think weÔÇÖve gone totally mad if we say none of the above!? We have good reasons to show you why your life will change when you start using a Deodorant Balm.

 

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BALM 

Have you ever heard of a Deodorant Balm? WeÔÇÖre delighted to introduce you to the term because weÔÇÖve spent a long time creating it. A Deodorant Balm is a great way to prevent body odour whilst also caring for your skin.┬á

Taking a pea-size amount, massage the balm into the skin with your fingers or using our applicator (CAUTIONS). Just like using a moisturiser on any other part of your body ÔÇô you can also use deodorant balm on your chest, neck, back, or any place that needs it (also because it smells delicious). It doesnÔÇÖt feel sticky and absorbs instantly. A few other benefits include:┬á

  • Multi-use on all skin types
  • Stops body odour
  • Travel size┬á
  • Stain-free┬á
  • Applies easily under clothes┬á
  • Moisturises
  • Absorbs instantly┬á
  • Controllable coverage┬á
  • Discreet
  • One application a day - no top-ups needed
  • Smells like a fine fragrance and not like a teenager.┬á┬á

With our clever combination of natural ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, calendula oil and a smidgen of sodium bicarbonate (sometimes called baking soda), youÔÇÖre not only being good to yourself, but the planet too. And with The Assistant, you can squeeze out every last drop so you waste nothing and keep your deodorant going for around 2-3 months. We also deliver all of our deodorants in plastic-free packaging so you can be sure to reduce your single-use plastics.┬á

ItÔÇÖs all down to personal preference so itÔÇÖs up to you to find the secret ingredients for great-smelling pitsÔÇŽ but we can make the decision a whole lot easier for you to ditch the alternatives that just donÔÇÖt deliver. No dramas.

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Written by AKT London