A natural deodorant: a healthy choice
With the prospect of a hot summer, we would like to highlight our Deodorant Cream once again. It is both refreshing and nourishing, and what's more: the deodorant cream does not cover up odours with chemical perfumes, it neutralises them in a natural way. Likami's deo cream is gender-neutral and suitable for all skin types.
A natural deodorant for daily use
True to the values of our brand, is this unisex superfood for all skin types, composed of pure, powerful ingredients. The deodorant cream consists of botanical active elements, such as coconut oil, castor oil, vitamin E, jojoba oil, shea butter and sage, each with its own specific properties that serve the skin. The result is a natural beauty product that nourishes, repairs, moisturises and soothes the skin. In addition, the presence of bicarbonate of soda regulates the pH of the skin and naturally neutralises underarm odours. The blend of natural essential oils guarantees long-lasting freshness throughout the day.
Technical data sheets with instructions for use and a full list of ingredients can be found here.
How to apply?
Take a pea-sized amount of deo cream with your fingertip and apply it under your armpits. Make sure your skin is clean and smooth. Allow the cream to work in completely before getting dressed. This deo cream is the perfect finish to any shave as it contains sage, which is antibacterial and soothing.
(Likami products are not tested on animals. The deo cream is aluminium-free and all products are free from parabens, silicones, lauryl sulphate, artificial colourings and flavourings, petrochemical additives, glycols, TEA and DEA)
Ingredients which do NOT belong in your deodorant
1. Aluminium & salts
Aluminium is the most common active ingredient in many deodorants and anti-perspirants. It seals the sweat glands to reduce or stop perspiration. While this sounds like a great solution, there are concerns about using aluminium compounds in skin products because aluminium is a known endocrine disruptor. Once in the body, it mimics the effects of oestrogen; this hormone is found in high concentrations in several types of breast cancer, which has led scientists to investigate the possible links between aluminium-based deodorants and breast cancer.
Many deodorants and anti-perspirants contain alcohol, which is often used to mix the various ingredients and to help the product dry quickly after application. Alcohol also works to kill certain underarm bacteria that cause unpleasant odours, BUT it can also dry out the skin and lead to itching, irritation and sensitivity. This can also be the reason why some people have very sensitive underarm skin, which can cause an initial reaction to natural ingredients in deodorants. Alcohol is often replaced by gentler ingredients in natural deodorants such as organic coconut oil and sage, both of which are known for their antibacterial properties.
Parabens are synthetic compounds often used in personal care products such as toothpastes, shampoos and deodorants to fight fungi, bacteria and other unwanted microbes. Unfortunately, parabens can be absorbed through the skin and can be endocrine disruptors, mimicking the effects of oestrogen in the body and affecting the delicate balance of the endocrine system. Parabens have been found in breast tumour biopsies. There is a chance they can be found in your body too! One study found that almost 100% of urine samples from random people contained traces of parabens.
While these findings are not a direct link to cancer or disease, many people choose to go paraben-free with their personal care and beauty product choices to reduce the risk. Many natural ingredients, including sage oil and Vit. E, can be used instead as antibacterial agents, antifungals and antiseptics.
4. Propylene glycol
Propylene glycol is a synthetic organic compound used as an additive in food and to defrost aircraft engines when it is cold! It is also used in beauty products and deodorants to soften the consistency, making it easier to apply. You would have to swallow a lot of propylene glycol to experience serious adverse health effects, but there is particular concern about propylene glycol in combination with other harmful ingredients, as this increases the likelihood of it penetrating the skin. And you definitely don't want that!
Triclosan is an ingredient used as an antibacterial and preservative in many deodorants, hand wash products and disinfectants, including cosmetics. Studies have shown that triclosan can act as an endocrine disruptor, interfering with many of the body's natural developmental and regulatory functions.
Phthalates are included in many cosmetics, fragrances & perfumes and skin care products because they help the combined ingredients blend together. Unfortunately, they are also linked to many health problems, including premature birth in pregnant women, asthma, early puberty, genital birth defects and reproductive problems. Phthalates are banned by EU consumer legislation for use in personal care products, but they often sneak in under pseudonyms and without legal controls.
Beautiful, eco-friendly packaging
Likami opts for eco-friendly packaging. All beauty products are packed in 100% recyclable violet glass bottles and jars. This high-quality packaging is not only good for the environment, it also preserves the life and energy of the concentrated botanical formulations. The violet glass acts as a kind of natural filter, allowing only the rays of sunlight to pass through and protecting the contents.
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