September is Organic Month and we wanted to share a few reasons why natural and organic ingredients are better for you.
Starting with your deodorant...
Why should I consider switching?
Conventional antiperspirants contain Aluminium salts and these are used to block your sweat glands to prevent sweating. Aluminium salts have been identified as potential carcinogens (1).
Research has shown that the aluminium salts in aerosol and stick antiperspirants is somewhat absorbed by the skin, particularly when the skin is tape stripped (which is similar to how it would be after shaving) (2).
Other research has found higher levels of aluminium in breast tissue than elsewhere in the body (3).
Sweating is a natural bodily function which helps to remove toxins from the body so it is also inadvisable to block this detoxification pathway on a regular basis.
What is the alternative?
To give you a natural alternative which really works, we have created our Cotton Fresh Deodorant!
The blend of ingredients we have used work together to reduce odour causing bacteria and also prevent wetness without blocking pores.
How does it work?
Keeps you smelling fresh
We’ve used a blend of sage in our deodorant which has been tested by volunteers and shown to reduce underarm odour for up to 6 hours.
Coconut Oil is an anti-bacterial as well as being highly moisturising so will help to ward off odour-causing bacteria.
Keeps you feeling fresh
Along with a beautiful naturally derived cotton fresh fragrance, our deodorant contains Kaolin which is a natural gentle moisture absorbent.
Sodium Bicarbonate is a natural odour neutraliser and moisture absorber.
Keep your skin smooth and nourished
Along with the Coconut Oil, our Cotton Fresh Deodorant Cream contains Shea Butter, a skin superfood rich in vitamins A, E and F. It is soothing so is perfect for the sensitive skin area under the arm - especially after shaving.
Tried and Tested
We put our deodorant to the test in the most extreme sweat inducing conditions and it proved it could handle the heat!
12 hour shift in a hot kitchen
“I was very sceptical at first about natural deodorants. I usually use a strong antiperspirant spray but I thought I would give Evolve Cotton Fresh Deodorant a try. I work as a waitress at a very busy restaurant. I am constantly running up and down stairs, in and out of hot kitchens and this Deodorant cream kept me fresh ALL day! At the end of my shift I did the sniff test and it was as fresh as at the start of my shift! I am SO impressed with this product, I will never go back to spray deodorants!” - Rose
Partying the weekend away at Glastonbury Festival
“I used this for two weeks over the June heatwave and for 4 days at Glastonbury festival and it was excellent! I would definitely purchase the product.” - Sophie
Holidaying in Mexico
“I took a pot of Cotton Fresh deodorant on my holiday in July to Mexico, it was 30+ degrees degrees most days and I shocked at how well this deodorant worked. I was melting in the heat but my armpits felt and smelt fresh all day! I am amazed and so happy to have found a natural deodorant that REALLY works!!”- Grace
Give it a try it for yourself!
(1) Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology Volume 28, Issue 2, April 2014, Pages 147-150
“If exposure to aluminium in antiperspirants presents health risks, its content should be reduced”
(2) Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry Volume 110, May 2012, Pages 21-26
“In vitro study of percutaneous absorption of aluminum from antiperspirants through human skin in the Franz™ diffusion cell”
AlainPineau, OlivierGuillard, BernardFauconneau, Marie-HélèneMarty, AngelineGaudin, MarieVincent, AnnieMarrauld, Jean-PaulMarty
(3) Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry Volume 128, November 2013, Pages 257-261