Name: Deo Roll-on Neutro
Brand: Near Your Body
From the packaging:
It prevents the formation of bad odours.
What I liked:
- prevents the formation of bad odours
- doesn’t irritate skin
- fresh and pleasant scent
- the price
What I didn’t like:
- contains Aluminum Chlorohydrate
When it comes to deodorants and antiperspirants, I usually buy the cheapest one I can find. I don’t find this type of products particularly exciting, and I’m not a very sweaty person anyway, so I don’t see any reason to splurge on them. It’s the cheap price, together with the alcohol-free claim, that attracted me to Near Your Body Deo Roll-On Neutro, which here is Italy is sold only in Eurospin supermarkets.
The antiperspirant, which comes in a cute transparent bottle with an eyecatching bright light blue cap, has a fresh, not too strong scent that is very pleasant. It is very gentle on the skin and can be used even after waxing or shaving without any irritation or stinging occurring. Thanks to Aluminum Chlorohydrate, it effectively prevents the formation of bad odours, but doesn’t stop you from sweating.
However Aluminum Chlorohydrate is a somewhat controversial ingredient. A quick google search will turn up lots of websites claiming it has been linked to breast cancer, but in reality no study has ever been able to demonstrate that antiperspirants with Aluminum Chlorohydrate can cause this terrible disease. A 2002 study has actually found that there is no significant difference in breast cancer occurrence in people who use aluminum-based deodorants and in those who don’t.
Another concern is that Aluminum Chlorohydrate “can interfere with the function of oestrogen receptors of MCF7 human breast cancer cells“. In addition, another study has found that Aluminum Chlorohydrate is found in higher concentrations in the breast fluids of women with cystic breast disease (a benign disease). It’s important to note that these studies haven’t proven that Aluminum Chlorohydrate is the cause of cancer nor that its presence was due to antiperspirants use, but until we know more it may be wise to use it in moderation.
Because of this, I only use this antiperspirant a couple of times a week. I don’t think Aluminum will give you cancer, but if you can reduce the risk of cystic breast disease, even if it isn’t deadly, then why not? If this concern too will turn out to be unfounded, I’ll report back, but in the meantime, I think this is one of those rare cases in which is best to exercise caution.
Aqua, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, Parfum, Disodium EDTA, Persea Gratissima, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Courmarin, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Isogenol, Limonene, Linalool.
Available at: eurospin supermarkets
Near Your Body Deo Roll-On Neutro effectively prevents the formation of bad odours, keeping you smelling nice for the entire day. However, it can’t stop you from sweating and it contains Aluminum Chlorohydrate, a controversial ingredient that’s classified as a metalloestrogen (a metal that behaves like the estrogen hormone).