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!

Nature’s Sunshine Crystal Clear Deodorant & Body Spray Review

Nature's Sunshine Canada Crystal Clear Deodorant and Body Spray

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If you follow me on InstaGram, you will have seen this in my unboxing of a PR package from Nature’s Sunshine Canada and BlendPr. As with any natural deodorants, both myself and the Mister tested it out [info in italics taken from the Nature’s Sunshine Canada website].

Nature's Sunshine Canada Crystal Clear Deodorant and Body Spray
  • 24-hour maximum odour protection without harmful chemicals
  • No aluminum chlorhydrates or zirconium
  • No parabens
  • No chemical additives
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No animal testing
  • Non-staining
  • Dries quickly
Nature's Sunshine Canada Crystal Clear Deodorant and Body Spray

First of all, I’m going to remind you that the effectiveness of a natural deodorant varies from person to person, based on body chemistry, diet etc. I’ve been using natural deodorants for several years, so I’ve gone through the underarm detox process ages ago. Crystal Clear is unscented, which is great if you aren’t a fan of scented deodorants, or need a scent-free product.

The spray format took a little getting used to for me not to use too much, otherwise it runs down the body. It says to use 4 to 6 sprays – you really don’t need that much for your underarms! The deodorant is super gentle on my underarms – no burning – always a good thing if you have sensitive underarms like I do.

Nature's Sunshine Canada Crystal Clear Deodorant and Body Spray

Crystal Clear Deodorant Spray works pretty well for me, and it works for several hours (around 8 hours, sometimes 10), but then I need a touch up, otherwise it will crap out on me. For the Mister, on the other hand, it worked amazingly well and the effectiveness lasts longer for him.

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Disclosure: This product was PR gifted, but my opinions are my own, based on my experience with the product.

Pleasant Pits Giveaway Winners!

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Pleasant Pits Unscented Natural Deodorant

So the my giveaway closed last night at midnight (EST), and I assigned everyone who entered a number as they entered, and this morning I used a random number generator to select my three winners:

They are: Carolyn Saastad, Snazzynsweet (Michelle) and My Lip Addiction (Cat). Since they are all on InstaGram, I’m going to tag them on there as well. Please send me your mailing address via email, or dm me on IG.

Thanks to all who entered – I wish that I could send everyone a prize!

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Disclosure: Giveaway items provided by Pleasant Pits, giveaway hosted by me using a random number generator.

Pleasant Pits Unscented Natural Deodorant Review & Giveaway

Pleasant Pits Unscented Natural Deodorant

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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.

Zion Health Scalp & Hair Scrub and Claydry Deodorant Reviews

Hello, hello – welcome to / welcome back to A Brash Attitude! Today I am reviewing two products that were sent to me to try out from Zion Health / Adama Minerals, the Scalp & Hair Scrub and Claydry Deodorant [info in italics taken from the Zion Health website]

Let’s look at the Deep Cleansing Scalp & Hair Scrub in the Green Apple with Sea Salt formula:

Dissolve build-up. Balance pH levels. Restore lustre and integrity.

Bring fragile, processed hair back to life. The combination of gentle exfoliation and penetrating nutrients purifies the scalp to create the perfect environment for healthy, resilient hair to grow. While removing a range of impurities and excess oils, clay minerals and sea salt simultaneously stimulate the healing and protecting functions of skin cells. Each strand of hair will be left cleansed and deeply nourished, resulting in lasting shine and flexibility.

This is a really nice scalp and hair scrub, and it smells so fresh – the Green Apple scent is amazing! My scalp and hair feel super clean, but not stripped. Gentle yet effective! The recommended usage is once a week, but I tend to go a little longer between uses as I try to only wash my hair twice a week, so approximately every third or fourth wash I’ll use it.

Now let’s take a look at the Claydry Deodorant in the Elderberry scent, Bold formula:

EXTRA STRENGTH BOLD PROTECTION Absorb odor with ClayClayDry absorbs odor and toxins with a special type of healing clay called Calcium Montmorillonite Clay. 

Ingredient Benefits: • Arrowroot has moisture absorbing properties. Arrowroot is anti-inflammatory and also can work as an antiseptic, making it perfect for irritated areas such as burns, rashes and sores.• Ionic Clay Minerals contain more than 57 trace minerals to help absorb odor and balance skin pH.• Witch Hazel is a natural astringent commonly used to help absorb excess oil from the skin.• Chamomile Extract contains natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.• Bergamot Oil is rich in minerals and Vitamin C; well known for its natural anti-bacterial properties.

Both myself and the Mister have been trying out the Claydry Deodorant. It works really well for both of us, and even though it has baking soda in it, it does not cause as much irritation for me as other baking soda based deodorants, likely due to the arrowroot and chamomile.

It kept me smelling great even after a sweaty cardio workout! The elderberry scent is really great, a unisex tart berry scent.

Zion Health / Adama Minerals has kindly given me a discount code for 10% off – the code is JODI and can be used on the Adama Minerals website.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were PR gifted for review purposes. This is not a sponsored post, and the discount code is not an affiliate code. However, my opinion is always my own, based on my personal experiences with the products.

Routine Moon Sisters Natural Deodorant Stick Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Natural Deodorant Stick from Routine in the Moon Sisters scent that was purchased recently from well.ca. Routine is a Canadian brand – this is my first time trying anything from this brand [info in italics taken from the Routine website]

Whimsical nostalgia, neroli & roses.
Wearing nothin’ but the moonlight,
summer swimming, striking poses.
CHARCOAL, MAGNESIUM & PREBIOTICS
Scent Profile: Floral & Grounding Predominant Scent: Rose & Neroli (low key floral with nostalgic undertones of summer) Formula: CHARCOAL (with prebiotics) Essential Oils: Lavender, Rose, Neroli, Champa, Vetiver, and Peppermint.

The charcoal detoxifies, magnesium relaxes the pits to reduce stress sweats and prebiotics keep your skin healthy. There is a touch of baking soda for added deodorizing- just enough to keep most sensitive skinned people from getting irritation.

This natural deodorant WORKS really well. Although it says that it only has a touch of baking soda in it, it is just enough that if I use it seven days in a row, it will trigger some irritation – but that is normal for me with any natural deodorant if it has baking soda. So I alternate using with a baking soda free deodorant to prevent reaction / give my skin a break.

Because this deodorant contains charcoal it is grey in colour, so I wouldn’t want to use it with a tank top as it does leave a faint grey cast on the skin. The scent is really nice – not too strong – I love rose and neroli, such a fresh and light floral scent!

I plan to try their baking soda free version the next time I’m stocking up on things from well.ca.

Are you a fan of natural deodorant? Have you tried this one?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Undercarriage Natural Deodorant Reviews

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Today I’m reviewing two natural deodorants from Undercarriage – the Gerouli NO BS Natural Deodorant and the Woodzee Natural Deodorant that I purchased from well.ca. [info in italics taken from the Undercarriage website]

Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

Undercarriage is a fairly new Canadian brand – I found out about them on InstaGram – here’s a little bit of info about them:

We decided to come up with Undercarriage for the simple reason that people want to feel fresh in all “under parts” under the arms, under the breasts and under the belt – and the options we are presented within the marketplace are deodorant sticks, talcs and other products that aren’t necessarily the healthiest of options.

This product is for anyone that wants odor protection. It won’t prevent you from sweating, but it will minimize your wetness and keep you smelling fresh. Creates a barrier that kills bacteria that causes odor.

Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

My underarm skin has been sensitive recently, so I decided to first try out their No BS Natural Deodorant Cream in the Gerouli scent.

SERIOUSLY NO BS…THIS DEODORANT FORMULA IS BAKING SODA FREE FOR EXTRA SENSITIVE SKIN. THIS BAKING SODA FREE FORMULA IS PERFECT FOR INDIVIDUALS THAT MIGHT GET RED, BUMPY AND IRRITATED UNDER THE ARMS FROM REGULAR BAKING SODA FORMULAS. A CRISP, REFRESHING BLEND OF GERANIUM, PATCHOULI AND GRAPEFRUIT GIVES THIS DEODORANT ITS COOL SCENT. A LITTLE HIPPIE-DIPPIE MIXED WITH A LITTLE BIT OF HOOD. NATURAL DEODORANT CREAM WITH POWDERY FINISH FOR UNDER THE ARMS AND THE BELT. NATURAL OIL BARRIER PROTECTS SKIN AND PRIVATE AREAS FROM ODOR, CHAFING AND DISCOMFORT.

Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

Normally, I don’t find that baking soda free deodorants are as long lasting as a regular formula for me, but this one lasts surprisingly well. And my underarms seem to get less wet than with other BS-free formulas. The scent is mild, I smell the geranium more than the patchouli – not at all hippie-dippie.

The Mister has also tried and liked this deodorant as well!

Ingredients/ingrédients : Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Magnesium Hydroxide (Magnesium), Cera alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Essential Oil), Citrus racemosa (Grapefruit White Essential Oil), Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli Essential Oil), Tocopherol (vitamin E), Carbo activatus (activated charcoal)

Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

After using the No BS formula, I decided to buy and test out the regular formula (with baking soda) soon as well to see if the Undercarriage formulation would work with my sensitive skin.

A REFRESHING BLEND OF YLANG YLANG AND CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OILS GIVES THIS DEODORANT IT’S COOL – WOOD-ZEE SCENT.

Under Carriage Natural Deodorant Cream

The regular formula so far seems to be ok for my sensitive underarms – no irritation even if I use it several days in a row! It has been working really well for me during the current heatwave – a miracle, because it has been STINKING HOT! The Mister tried and liked this one as well!

One thing that I really like is that neither deodorant is over-scented! Great if you are sensitive to scents.

Ingredients/ingrédients : Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Cera alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Juniperus virginiana (Cedarwood Essential Oil), Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang Essential Oil) Tocopherol (vitamin E), *Organic

Have you tried either formulation of Natural Deodorant from Undercarriage? They have several different scents – and they have a vegan formula (without the beeswax).

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

 

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.

Empties December 2019

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Here’s my final round of empties for 2019 – I didn’t quite finish up as much as I had hoped by the end of the year, but progress is progress when it comes to using up products from my stash rather than wasting them.

Empties December 2019

As you all probably know, I’m on a low-buy, so if I say I’ll purchase or re-purchase, it means that this product is something that I plan to eventually get once I use up all of that product type in my stash. Let’s take a closer look:

The Ordinary Serum Foundation – This was my second bottle of this foundation. I really like the lightness of serum foundations. I would purchase this one again. Currently using the Juice Beauty serum foundation which I like a lot! Original reviews are here and here.

Native Deodorant in Hibiscus and Mint – I’ve been using various scents of this deodorant for well over a year now. And have two in my stash right now (one regular and one sensitive formulation). I’ll likely re-purchase since it works for me, unless I end up trying something that I like even more. Original review here.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Gel Cleanser – I love this cleanser, and would buy again for sure. I initially had a sample size from Petit Vour and loved it so much that I bought that full size. Currently have loads of cleansers in my stash, so probably won’t buy for perhaps six months! Review is here.

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer – This came in a recent Petit Vour box. Loved it. I would purchase a full size if I wasn’t already trying to finish up several moisturizers and face creams. Review is here.

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion – This is my second sample sized bottle. The first was from Petit Vour and this one was a PR sample. It works well for my hair for both wavy and smooth styling. Helps tame frizz without weighing my hair down. I would buy a full size if I ever manage to use up my stash of styling lotions and creams. Review is here.

I’m in the process of doing a massive makeup declutter – so expect a post on that soon!

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Disclosure: This post contains mostly products that have been purchased by me, and one PR sample identified above.