After struggling to find an Aluminum-Free Deodorant that actually worked, we decided to take matters into our own hands and create an exclusive Huron formula. But why a deodorant? And why the need for Aluminum-Free? Isn’t that just another trendy fad like keto or skinny jeans for men? Whether you’ve already made the switch and you’re just looking for confirmation bias or you’re curious about the benefits of going Aluminum-Free, we’ve got the right information for your pits (and you, because your pits can’t read).
Tell Me the Difference: Deodorant vs. Antiperspirant
Deodorant and Antiperspirant are two different kinds of underarm protection, and many products on the market are a combination of the two (called Antiperspirant Deodorants). Deodorants contain odor-masking or odor neutralizing ingredients. Antiperspirants, on the other pit, use aluminum salts to block your sweat glands from creating underarm sweat in the first place. So when you have a combination Antiperspirant Deodorant, that contains aluminum to prevent sweat and additional ingredients to prevent and absorb odor.
The Good, The Bad, The Aluminum
Why is aluminum such a bad guy? Aluminum and parabens also found in antiperspirants have been linked with health concerns like cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. But, most studies haven’t officially proven these associations, and more research is currently being done. As a result, we opt to stay away from any ingredient that has the potential to be harmful to humans and/or the environment. However, it may not be the best practice to interfere with your body’s natural sweating process. There’s a lot of health benefits of sweating, like cooling and detoxifying your body! And introducing metal-based chemicals directly into your skin can be rough if you have sensitive skin.
Huron’s Aluminum-Free Deodorant
At Huron, our goal was to create a product that addressed both- effective deodorizing that targets odor at its source, plus, a sweat-absorbing formula to keep you dry and comfortable without harmful aluminum. It had to be highly effective and contain natural moisturizers and probiotics that kill off bad bacteria and give pro-grade odor protection. Easy, right?
Well, after a year of formulating with multiple trials and tests, (you gave us the thumbs up) we finally got it right. With a smooth, easy-glide texture, our new Fresh & Dry Aluminum-Free Deodorant works great and smells even better. It uses advanced deodorizing technology to eliminate odor-causing bacteria along with moisture-wicking Brazilian Arrowroot Powder to stop wetness, keeping you dry all day. Safe for sensitive skin, our Deodorant is clinically tested to be irritation-free and won’t yellow or stain your crisp white tees. The icing on the cake is that you can choose from either of our two signature fresh scents:
Original Eucalyptus + Citrus
Sandalwood + Black Pepper
So while our Deodorant not only crushes that bad bacteria that causes body odor, it also radiates an invigorating and energetic scent to keep you smelling amazing throughout the day.
If you’re planning on kicking aluminum in the new year or you’re looking for a fresh scent, we’ve got your pits covered. So come on over, you deserve to be your best smelf.