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Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Bath & Body | 2 comments

Soft & Gentle bring out a new paraben free deodorant

Soft & Gentle bring out a new paraben free deodorant

You may have read some of the scary research recently that links parabens (a preservative ingredient found in loads of health and beauty products) with breast cancer, and whilst there is no evidence yet to prove that using parabens causes breast cancer more and more people are choosing to ditch parabens in favour of something more natural. I’m gradually trying to replace all of my old skincare and bodycare products with natural alternatives so that my body comes into contact with less parabens and other nasty chemicals. One of the types of products which seems to be very late to the natural table is deodorant, there isn’t a wide variety of paraben-free products available yet but I was really pleased to see that Soft & Gentle, a well-known household brand, had brought out this new 0% Aluminium Dry Deodorant. It’s free from parabens, allergens and aluminium and uses astringent plant extracts that shrink the sweat pores to reduce perspiration whilst natural herb sage acts as a deodoriser. Available in three...

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Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Bath & Body | 4 comments

Do natural deodorants really work?

Do natural deodorants really work?

During the past two to three years I’ve been slowly replacing all of my regular skincare and bodycare products with those that are organic or contain natural ingredients, reducing the amount of nasty synthetic chemicals that I’m putting onto (and therefore into) my body. Did you know that a lot of the chemicals that are put into skincare products for purposes such as preservatives, fragrances and colours can actually have a negative impact on our skin and bodies, sometimes counteracting the benefit they’re supposed to be giving you? One type of product that I’ve struggled to replace with a more natural alternative is deodorant. One of the very first products that I reviewed here on Beauty Best Friend was the Pure Natural Deodorant Stick from natural skincare brand Jason, but I experienced very disappointing results from it. I was starting to think that maybe natural deodorants just weren’t up to it, but then a few weeks ago I was sent a Lavender & Lemongrass Natural Deodorant* from AA Skincare...

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Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Yardley – English Rose Deodorising Body Fragrance

Yardley – English Rose Deodorising Body Fragrance

You may have already read yesterday’s post in which I show off the goodies that I received in my Latest in Beauty Editor’s Picks collection box. I was truly impressed with the box and couldn’t wait to start trying out the products inside. The first item I have tried out is this English Rose Deodorising Body Fragrance from Yardley. Yardley is a longstanding and very traditional brand, in fact I have just been reading on their website that the House of Yardley was born in England in the mid-seventeenth century, during the reign of King Charles 1. Now there’s not many cosmetics brands that have been around that long! This Deodorising Body Fragrance has a light and refreshing spray with a very traditional strong smell of rose. Unfortunately rose isn’t one of my favourite fragrances and I find the fragrance of this product rather old fashioned and a bit overpowering. But if the scent of rose is one of your favourites then it would definitely be worth checking out...

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Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Bath & Body | 2 comments

Jason – Pure Natural Deodorant Stick

Jason – Pure Natural Deodorant Stick

For a while now I have been reading about the benefits of all-natural beauty products (or rather the pitfalls and risks of the chemical nasties that are in our everyday skincare products) and my aim is to gradually replace my regular skincare with products that contain natural ingredients. So when I came across Jason Natural I decided to try out some of their products, the first is this ‘Naturally Fresh’ unscented Pure Natural Deodorant Stick (other fragrances are available). Firstly I just want to say how much I WANTED this to be great. In my mind I would try it for a few days, it would be just as effective as my regular Dove deodorant stick, and so I would throw away my old deodorant and use this natural replacement forever….. simples! Unfortunately it wasn’t that simple(s). The Jason deodorant looks great at first glance – it is a wind-up stick type, the packaging and labelling are nice and clear, and it has a very feint fragrance which can...

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