Kosasport Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant Review

Kosasport Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant

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After several weeks of testing, I’m finally ready to review the Kosasport Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant that I purchased during a mini Sephora haul .[info in italics taken from the Sephora Canada website]

Kosasport Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant

What it is: A clean, stain-free serum deodorant that features a unique AHA blend for the ultimate odor-fighting formula. Available in Serene Clean (notes of citrus, ylang ylang), Beachy Clean (notes of jasmine, sandalwood, vanilla), and Fragrance Free.

Highlighted Ingredients:

– AHA Blend: Deodorizes, exfoliates, improves skin‘s moisture, and addresses visible dullness and discoloration.

– Aloe Vera Juice: Moisturizes, soothes, and visibly invigorates

– Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates for softer, smoother skin.

Kosasport Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant

What Else You Need to Know: Featuring a blend of shikimic, mandelic, and lactic acids, this deodorant targets odor where it starts by supporting a pH environment where odor-causing bacteria can‘t survive. Free from aluminum and baking soda, the cooling formula soothes skin, visibly brightens, helps prevent the occurrence of ingrown hairs, and feels good to roll on.

Kosasport Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant

The good – very gentle and non-irritating on my sensitive underarm skin. It even feels hydrating. The Beach Clean scent blend of jasmine, sandalwood and vanilla is quite lovely. As you might know, I’m not normally a fan of jasmine, but this blend works. I am currently avoiding all baking soda based deodorants due to sensitivity.

The less good – During our recent heatwave, this deodorant crapped out on me – and full disclosure, it wasn’t pretty (can we say stanktacular)! But on cooler days, it worked great. So personally I would use another deodorant form my stash on super active or super hot days, and use this one on cooler or less active days. The thing about natural deodorants is that due to our differences in body chemistry (and diet etc), a deodorant that works well for one person, might be horrible for another person.

Overall – I like this deodorant, but I don’t love it.

Have you tried this deodorant?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased this!

Pleasant Pits Unscented Natural Deodorant Review & Giveaway

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When Kimia, the owner of Pleasant Pits, reached out via InstaGram, she asked me if I would like to try their Unscented Natural Deodorant and since I only use natural deodorants, of course I said yes! Pleasant Pits is an Ontario based company. [info in italics taken from the Pleasant Pits website]

Pleasant Pits Unscented Natural Deodorant

In the past few years, we have become increasingly conscious about our health and the environment. And we’re constantly looking for alternatives to products that are scientifically proven to harm our bodies and/or the planet; especially, those which are used everyday, like soap, toothpaste, and deodorant.

Much to our surprise, we realized that there is no natural deodorant available in Canada that checks all the boxes, yet delivers a smooth and delightful texture. So we decided to make one, and we believe we’ve nailed it.

Our goal is to deliver quality products that allow for a healthy & sustainable lifestyle. And we’re already working on products beyond deodorants.

Pleasant Pits Unscented Natural Deodorant

Let’s take a look at the Unscented Natural Deodorant:

A long-lasting odor protection deodorant that checks all the boxes:

 Aluminium-free
 Paraben-free
 Plastic-free
 Cruelty-free (vegan)
 Baking soda-free
 Fragrance-free

Ingredients: Organic coconut MCT oil, Arrowroot powder, Magnesium hydroxide, Mango butter, Candelilla wax, Organic coconut oil, Diatomaceous earth, Cetyl alcohol, Avocado oil

Pleasant Pits Unscented Natural Deodorant

As always, both myself and the Mister have tested out this baking-soda free natural deodorant – just to see how it works for two different body chemistries. I have to say that this is the smoothest natural deodorant, it applies so easily with no dragging or tugging. It feels moisturizing on the skin. I also love the plastic free packaging, it is sturdy and easy to use – just push up the deodorant from the bottom!

Pleasant Pits Unscented Natural Deodorant

This baking soda free formula actually works! Really well! It doesn’t crap out on me, even after my sweaty cardio workout! Even the Mister found that it kept him from stinking during the recent heat wave that we are having here in Montreal. So far it is the longest wearing and most effective baking soda free natural deodorant that I’ve ever used!

Pleasant Pits gifted me three deodorants to give away to my readers, so here’s my rules: 1. Must be subscribed to my blog (I will check), 2. Must be Canadian (sorry international readers, I will do a giveaway for you another time), and 3. Please comment with what province you live in. The giveaway will close on midnight EST, on July 7th, and I will select three winners via random number generator, and announce it on the 8th.

Pleasant Pits Unscented Natural Deodorant

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was PR gifted to me. However my opinion is always very much my own.

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the 09 Deodorant Cream from Speak. It came in my February Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

A gentle, yet effective natural deodorant with a creamy texture that glides on to give you satin-soft protection. An aluminium and baking soda-free formulation that’s great for sensitive skin. Features arrowroot powder, kaolin clay and magnesium as odor neutralizers and excess sweat moppers. A combination of butters and oils keeps the delicate underarm area soft and healthy. Lightly scented with lavender essential oil to keep you smelling fresh.

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I’ve made the switch to natural deodorant a few years ago, and have had various degrees of success using natural deodorants. Some work amazingly well, some are just ok, and some are not a good match for my body chemistry.

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

I’ve had better luck using deodorants with baking soda in them as they tend to last longer for me, but because I have sensitive skin, I sometimes react to the baking soda. To reduce the chances of a reaction occurring, I tend to use a baking soda free deodorant on days that I’m working from home to give my skin a break.

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream

I was pleasantly surprised to find that this natural deodorant works really well and it holds up all day! And it keeps my underarms a lot drier than most baking soda free formulas. My only complaint is that it doesn’t smell like lavender to me at all! It doesn’t really smell like anything.

Update March 19th – The Mister has started trying this deodorant out and he said that it works amazing for him even though he finds the cream application to be weird! He has a job where he is moving about (and sweating a lot) and so far, he has not been smelly when he gets home from work!

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Root Powder, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Magnesium Hydroxide, Kaolin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil 

Do you use natural deodorants?

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

Schmidt’s Naturals Deodorant Sensitive Skin Formula Review

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Today I have a review of the new Sensitive Skin Formula Deodorant from Schmidt’s Naturals. I’ve previously reviewed the regular formula here if you want to check it out. I’ve tried numerous natural deodorants with varied results, but the Schmidt’s was by far the best one that I’ve ever used as it was long lasting and didn’t seem to crap out after a few hours. Not only did it keep my underarms from getting smelly, it kept them dry.

Fast forward to a year later of using the regular formula, and I started to develop a sensitivity to the baking soda. I’ve had this happen before with other natural deodorants with baking soda – usually fairly quickly. The reaction starts with my underarms getting red and irritated, and my skin will start looking similar to eczema, and as it heals, the skin will peel off. Normally when this starts to happen, I switch back to one of my baking soda free deodorants (that just don’t seem to work as well for me), to give my underarms a break.

Schmidt's

So when Schmidt’s announced on their Instagram and Twitter that they were introducing some new sensitive formula deodorants, I commented that I needed to try it due to developing a baking soda sensitivity, and they told me to contact their customer service for some tips, the information below is taken from my email correspondence:

We’re sorry to hear that you are experiencing sensitivity while using Schmidt’s. It’s possible the discomfort is due to a sensitivity or allergy to an ingredient (such as baking soda), pH level of the skin, transitioning from antiperspirant (some people report going through a “detox” period), or it could even be that you’re applying more than is needed. Our product is effective and fast-absorbing, and can be used in smaller quantities than you may be used to applying with conventional deodorants and antiperspirants. We suggest starting with 1-2 swipes with our stick applicator or about half a pea-sized amount under each arm when using our jar applicator. Some people apply a small amount of moisturizer such as coconut oil before applying the deodorant and find that this does the trick for them.

Because I’ve been using natural deodorants for several years now, I’m long past the detox period, and had already tried the coconut oil trick to try to minimize the irritation.

Schmidt's

I had several emails back and forth with their customer service, and they offered to replace my existing regular formula with either their new Charcoal and Magnesium Deodorant (with baking soda) or with one of their Sensitive Formula Deodorants!

Our Sensitive Skin are formulated without baking soda-they use magnesium to neutralize odour, and are formulated specifically for those seeking effective and natural protection from wetness and odour that is especially gentle on skin. This formula prioritizes a smooth, creamy consistency, topped off with inviting essential oils that are renowned for the skin-soothing and anti-inflammatory qualities.

I decided to try out the sensitive formula since I was certain that it was the baking soda that was causing my reaction. I have to say that their customer service is EXCELLENT.

The Sensitive Skin Formula Deodorants come in six different scents – Coconut Pineapple, Jasmine Tea, Lavender Tips, Geranium Flower, Tea Tree and Fragrance Free. I chose to get the Lavender Tips scent to try out.

Schmidt's

I’ve been using the Lavender Tips Sensitive Skin Deodorant for a several weeks now, and I have to say that I’m impressed! It works better for me than any other baking soda free deodorant that I’ve tried thus far. It is long lasting, I can put it on in the morning, and it keeps me smelling fresh all day. My underarms got a little damp once or twice, but I didn’t get smelly. Overall I’m really liking this one, and I think I’ll be using the Sensitive Formula most of the time, and only break out the regular formula one for days when I know I’ll be really active.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Product sent as a free replacement for my original deodorant that I had purchased myself.