Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Review: Crystal Body Deodorant

Store: CVS
Price: $5.99, 4.25 oz.
Ingredients: Natural Mineral Salts

Rated #1 Safest Deodorant!

I LOVE this product. I have been using it for over a decade. I call this my 'rock salt funk killer'. It's literally a big chunk of salt that you wet and rub under your arms. No unpronounceable chemicals to leech into your system. This is a deodorant and not an antiperspirant, it stops bacteria (causes body funk) from forming, but does not stop perspiration. One of these will last a couple of years with daily use. Do the math on how many of your regular deodorant containers will go into a landfill during that time...

FAQ: How Does it Work?

The Crystal deodorants are composed of mineral salts which form a topical layer on the skin, creating an environment impossible for bacteria to thrive. They eliminate the odor-causing bacteria and therefore prevent body odor.

How is that different from mainstream deodorants? Most deodorants mask body odor with a perfumed scent, contain alcohol to shrink pores, or aluminum chlorohydrate/aluminum zirconium. These compounds enter the pores and physically block or clog them to reduce the flow of perspiration. In essence, they inhibit the body's natural expulsion of toxins.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, they actually sell this stuff in a package now!
    When I was a kid my mom used to leave giant chunks of this crystal, which is called "Tawas" in Filipino, in our bathroom. I never really knew if it worked because I switched to antiperspirants when I was a teenager. But I guess Mother really knows best after all. :)