Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Product Review: Crystal Deodorant

UPDATED 2/13/2012:
I got some serious Twitter love from none other than... the Crystal Deodorant company!  They came upon this post, and sent out a tweet to their followers.  I am so excited!  Ali Margello, a representative of Crystal Deo, had the following to share:

"Thanks Lindsay for the awesome review! I just stumbled across your review this afternoon. You have accurately described all of the great benefits of using natural deodorants and Crystal. Thank you. I'll simply add, you can send your friends to our website for a $1.00 off coupon.


One last note - one thing that makes natural deo's different is that we prevent bacteria from growing (a la, the stink) instead of masking it. Therefore, you must have clean skin when you apply it. That's it!


Be sure to drop us a line and let us know your other favorite natural health and beauty products."

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All right, people.  It's time to talk about your pits.  I know you're either confused or grossed out.  Maybe even both.  I usually find that most blog product reviews don't apply to me, because most blogs I've read are not written by women with tan/dark skin and thick/frizzy/wavy Pacific Islander hair -- which means the make-up and hair products reviewed will do me no good.  But have no fear!  Deodorant is something that everyone uses!  It sees no color, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or weight.  (What an upstanding gal, that deodorant.)

I must tell you about a product I've been using for the last month, because IT. IS. AMAZING.  Yes, I'm talking about deodorant, ladies and gentlemen.  Crystal Deodorant, to be exact.





The more I learn about green living and health, the more I'm able to find ways to improve our lifestyle little by little.  As stated on Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Life blog (HERE):

"Regular antiperspirants prevent your body’s normal sweating function by blocking glands with aluminum molecules so small they can enter the blood stream. Though highly debated, it has been suggested that this might put you more at risk for breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Why be at risk when you could be kind to your body?"
While the effects of aluminum and parabens in regards to cancer are still being studied, it has been proven that aluminum enters the blood stream which is not natural.  I still use water-proof mascara, but I'll cut back on unnatural ingredients where I can.

I kicked antiperspirant to the curb last year but didn't use Crystal until a month ago, and all I could think was, "How did I not know about this sooner?  Why don't more people use this?" 

Here is why it's awesome:
  • It doesn't leave the slightest bit of residue.
  • It is fragrance-free.
  • It eliminates odor (even after 75 minutes of hot yoga at the end of my work day, no joke!).
  • The product lasts for a long time.  (It's like an ever-lasting gobstopper.)
  • It fits in the palm of your hand and can be packed into any bag.
  • Even my husband uses it now and was surprised at how well it worked. 
  • It's less than $2.50 at Whole Foods.  ($2.50!  I know some of you ladies have spent more on trial-sized mascara.)
  • It has one ingredient: natural mineral salts.
I'm a fan, and I'll scream it from the mountain tops!  I think you should give it a shot.  Your body will thank you.  Think about it.  You spend all that time getting clean in the shower.  Don't you want to apply "clean" ingredients to your arm pits afterward?  (The answer is: "OMG, Lindsay!  Yes!  I totally do!")  Yeah, that's what I thought.

Happy clean deodorant-ing!

To read about the other hippie ways we've been cleaning up our lifestyle, click HERE.


**Disclosure: I did not receive compensation for this review.

4 comments:

Marie said...

I plan to try it, after my Clarins deodorant runs out. Thanks, Linz!

Anonymous said...

I intend to give it a try. Thanks for this worthwhile recommendation!

Micaela said...

I've actually used mine a few times now, since you were raving about yours. I can't tell if it's really working though. I feel like I'm applying it wrong. I'll keep trying though, and at least the other doderant I'm using is paraben and aluminum-free.

I found this blog yesterday and I immediately thought of you. It seems like a great source of information on natural health and beauty.

http://nomoredirtylooks.com/

Ali Margello said...

Thanks Lindsay for the awesome review! I just stumbled across your review this afternoon. You have accurately described all of the great benefits of using natural deodorants and Crystal. Thank you. I'll simply add, you can send your friends to our website for a $1.00 off coupon.

One last note - one thing that makes natural deo's different is that we prevent bacteria from growing (a la, the stink) instead of masking it. Therefore, you must have clean skin when you apply it. That's it!

Be sure to drop us a line and let us know your other favorite natural health and beauty products!