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I was in Boots recently trying to find a new deodorant because mine keeps leaving white marks on my tops. I noticed the Crystal body deodorant stick and packed it up to have a look.
The stick comes in purple packaging and it looks like a stick of ice. It is made from mineral salts and is a natural alternative to the many roll on, stick and aerosol deodorants currently available.
I decided to give it a try, at £3.99 for the travel size which contains 40g it cost more than I would usually pay for a deodorant since I usually get Imperial Leather 2 for £1 in Poundland, but I thought if it works then it is worth the money.
When I first tried to use the stick it was a bit odd because you just rub it over your skin and you can not feel it once it has been applied so I just kept rubbing and rubbing thinking it was not working.
As well as your under arms, because this product does not leave any residue you can use it on any part of your body, I now use it on my feet if I am going to be wearing trainers and it actually does really help with foot odour.
Most deodorants contain Aluminum chlorohydrate and aluminum zirconium but Crystal body does not. These ingredients inhibit the sweat glands so they produce less sweat which means it is inhibiting your body's natural functions.
The deodorant should be applied after bathing or washing ideally because it then protects against the bacteria which causes body odour. Also the moistness on your skin after washing ensures the product is applied correctly - if you put it on without washing first you have to wet the top of the stick - something I did not realise the first time I used it!
Most deodorants are antiperspirant but this one is not, it is good for the body to sweat that's what it should be doing, if you use Crystal you still sweat but the product prevents the odour .
I have been using the stick for about 2 months now and you can hardly tell it has been used so I think it will last at least 8 months maybe longer, making it really great value.
I'm really impressed with this product because it has no scent (I hate when I can smell my deodorant above my perfume), it does not leave marks, you can use it on other parts of the body it lasts ages and it's natural.
I highly recommend this deodorant, even if you have a lot of trouble with body odour I still say give it a go because I was previously applying deodorant 3 or 4 times a day, now I only use this once a day, or twice if I am going out for the evening.
Other products in the range include a spray, wipes and roll on however I have only seen these on the website and never in a store.
I give this product 5 out of 5 stars !