Product Review: Near Your Body Deo Roll-On Neutro

Name: Deo Roll-on Neutro
Brand: Near Your Body
Size: 50ml
Price: $1,50

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).

Rating: 3/5

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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Patrizio, it is a controversial indeed and I hope further research will soon tell us once and for all how bad (or good) it really is. And I’m glad Deoleen works well for you.

  1. Janessa says

    Aluminum, grr. Why must there always are tradeoffs in this world.
    The packaging is cute and practical-looking and I like the blue cap best.
    I’ve been listening to holiday music already. 😀 Just once every few days for now.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Janessa, I know. Aluminum does help prevent the formation of bad odours, but its potential role in cystic breast disease makes it controversial. It’s not a deadly disease or anything but using Aluminum in moderation, or avoiding it, until we know something more is not a bad idea.

      How lovely! You’re getting me in a festive mood too. :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Xin, that’s true. I’m not really worried about skin cancer, I don’t think aluminum will cause that. I’m more concerned about his potential role in increasing the risk of cystic breast disease. It’s a very common disease and totally curable, but I’d love science to give a definite answer on how bad, or completely innocent, it is. Until then, there’s no reason to be paranoid, but still not using it too often may not be a bad idea.

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