It all started a couple years ago when women started using P50 as deodorant. I still remember reading this article and having my mind blown but also feeling like it made sense. So I gave it a try (it works!) but quickly abandoned it. P50 is EXPENSIVE! (FYI: Pixi Glow Tonic also works quite well!) Flash forward to now: many of the new to market deodorants have been marketed as “acid deodorants.” This is fantastic news, as they’re highly effective in my opinion and personal experience. The acid kills odor causing bacteria, stopping BO in its tracks. Here are three I’ve tried this summer… they are all highly effective, clean, AND baking soda free. Read on for mini-reviews!
Necessaire Le Déodorant in Eucalyptus ($20)
As you probably know by now, Necessaire is one of my most favorite brands. I LOVE all of their products and I love their chic minimal packaging. The body lotion and shower gel (in eucalyptus!) are two products I adore and frequently repurchase and I was thrilled to see that the brand had made a deodorant in that same eucalyptus fragrance I love. Out of these three products, this one definitely smells the best. This one contains mandelic and lactic acid left me sweat and stink free for a full day. I will say that this one does have some white residue. Also it’s the most expensive of the bunch.
Scully’s Original 12 Hour Deodormint ($10)
Scully’s Deodormint is nothing new, it’s been on the market for three years and was a family recipe for years and years before that. With just three ingredients (alcohol, organic mint oil, and organic citric acid from grapefruit), I was skeptical… but this stuff WORKS. I do four spritzes per underarm and am good for the whole day. And I love that it tingles, too! I also love that you can buy a refill for it and just keep filling up the glass bottle. This one is probably my favorite out of the bunch, though I do prefer the scent of the Necessaire. It’s a little messy but not bad.
Kosasport Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant ($15)
This one was my least favorite, which bummed me out as I was probably most excited about it. (KOSAS is a holy grail cosmetic brand for me; read all KOSAS reviews here!) It’s still a good product. The formula is great – it uses AHA acids and also features aloe vera and hyaluronic acid for hydration. It smells nice and left me sweat and stink free, but I hated the packaging. The rollerball applicator was (for me, you may feel differently) a big pain. It’s really tricky to squeeze and roll. I wish they could have just done a spray or a more traditional rollerball.