Body odour is a problem faced by all of us, especially those who live in hot and humid climate regions. Sweat, bacteria combine and leave us stinky. Perfumes and powders do not last long enough and by the end of the day, you may be left with a noxious mix of your body odour and some flowery scent on your clothes.
This is where deodorants come into the picture. Deodorant is typically applied to prevent/ mask body odour. Basically, they kill bacteria on our skin (armpits and feet) and even act as antiperspirants to reduce sweating.
Since deodorants need to be applied directly to our skin, some of us may develop allergies to certain ingredients in the deodorant such as zirconium or propylene glycol. Other ingredients that can cause allergies are aluminium, fragrances, preservatives or dyes. This allergy can cause symptoms such as redness of the skin, inflamed skin, itchiness, hives/ rashes on the skin etc. In severe conditions, it may even cause lumps or cysts in your armpits.
Don’t be scared if you have sensitive skin. Having sensitive skin does not mean going around with wet patches in your armpits or maintaining distance with others to avoid spreading body odour.
Here are some of the best deodorants for those with sensitive skin:
Dove Advanced Care Sensitive Antiperspirant Deodorant
It promises to leave your skin silky smooth and last up to 48 hours. It does contain aluminium but is alcohol-free which means your skin won’t sting if you have irritation or wounds on your skin.
💰 Price: Approximately INR 700
Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant
It is free from aluminium, phthalates, parabens, and propylene glycol. It is easily absorbed and does not leave any sort of greasy/ sticky feeling behind. It is also certified vegan and cruelty-free.
💰 Price: Approximately INR 1800
Megababe Rosy Pits Daily Deodorants
This deodorant is free of alcohol, parabens and aluminium. The best part of this deodorant is the subtle rose scent that permeates around.
💰 Price: Approximately INR 2800
Made without aluminium, parabens, phthalates, and talc and instead contains naturally derived ingredients. It is not tested on animals (therefore cruelty-free). You can choose from their unscented range (if your skin is sensitive to fragrances) or choose from their cucumber and mint scents.
💰 Price: Approximately INR 1500
Forest Essentials Natural Deodorants
These are aluminium free deodorants containing naturally derived enzymes and plant extract. They smell incredible and come in two varieties – Herby lavender and neem and the fruity – orange and cardamom.
💰 Price: Approx. INR 1250
L’Occitane EN Provence Refreshing Aromatic Deodorant
It contains essential oils such as sage, sweet orange, lemon and is aluminium free. It gives a long-lasting scent and works well for those with sensitive skin.
💰 Price: INR 1650
Maroma Body Deodorant
Not only is this deodorant cruelty-free and vegan, but it also does not contain alcohol, aluminium salts, parabens, sulfates, synthetic colours, and artificial fragrance. It works spectacularly for sensitive skin and comes with essential oils like lemon, orange, peppermint leaves. It does not feel greasy/ sticky to the skin.
💰 Price: INR 500
Juicy Chemistry Grapefruit & Patchouli Deodorant Stick
For those who like to smell yummy all day long, this unique product from Juicy Chemistry may help. It has rosehip oil for pigmented skin, antioxidants and essential vitamins like A and C. It is supposed to exfoliate, detoxify and brighten your armpits while leaving you smelling like fruit and not affect your skin.
💰 Price: INR 750
Vilvah Store Lavender and Sage Deodorant Stick
This deodorant does not block your sweat glands but help absorb wetness and neutralise odour. They contain many helpful ingredients such as shea butter, virgin coconut oil, cocoa butter, arrowroot powder alongside natural Vitamin E, lavender essential oil and sage essential oil.
💰 Price: INR 650
Treewear Forest Fragrant Natural Deodorant
Treewear is an organic company and their natural deodorant comes with a woody cedarwood musk and geranium floral scents. It is gentle to the skin and uses essential oils to remove harmful bacteria from the skin.
💰 Price: INR 500
Aroha Natural Deodorant
It comes in interesting recycled paper packaging. It is made with mango butter and coconut oil along with beeswax, baking soda and arrowroot powder. It comes in 3 varieties – citrus, floral, woody. It also contains essential oils and Vitamin E.
💰Price: INR 350
- It is recommended that you try and find the deodorant that best suits your skin.
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