Brand: 30 Some Weeks
Price: Jar $10.00, rollon $12.00
From 30 Some Week’s website:
We specialize in a toxin-free and hypoallergenic deodorant for individuals with very sensitive skin regardless of age and gender. The deodorant is particularly suitable for pregnant women and young adolescents who are typically more vulnerable to toxins and skin irritants. The product, made weekly and in small batches, contains ZERO% Aluminum, Alcohol, Fragrance/Scent, Colorants/Dyes, and Parabens. It is also 100% vegan – no animal testing or animal byproducts. But unlike most “natural” deodorants it WORKs: 24+ hours of protection with only one application.
What I liked:
- effective, prevents you from stinking for the entire day
- the cream in the jar has a lightweight texture that dries quickly
- ideal for pregnant women, people with sensitive skin and anyone who wants to avoid deodorants with aluminum
What I didn’t like:
- the roll-on deodorant takes a few minutes to dry
- the roll-on deodorant may leave a white residue on the skin if you use too much product
DeodoMom Cream was created by a wife and husband who were concerned about minimizing exposure to aluminium during pregnancy, but still wanted an effective deodorant. Available in jar and roll-on form, both of which have the same formulation, DeodoMom is free from aluminium, alcohol, fragrance, dye, or parabens. In fact, it only contains two ingredients: water and Magnesium Hydroxide (the active ingredient in Milk of Magnesia), a mineral that has both absorbent and antibacterial properties.
Although they contain the same ingredients, I’ve found that the cream in the jar, which has a lightweight consistency, dries sooner than the roll-on. When I applied the latter, my underarms remain wet for several minutes. For this reason, it’s best not to apply too much. Besides, if you overdo it, you will be left with a white residue on your skin that may stain your clothes. Despite these small shortcomings, I still prefer to use the roll-on, simply because it is more convenient and easier to apply.
DeodoMom works well for me. I apply it in the morning and it keeps me from stinking for the entire day. I should point out that I’m not a very sweaty person and I hardly break a sweat even when I work out. If you sweat more than I do, you may get different results and may have to reapply it at least once throughout the day.
The deodorant is also fragrance-free and has no smell at all. It was a bit odd having to get used to a deodorant that doesn’t leave even a subtle fresh scent behind. All you’ll smell when you wear it is your natural scent. But the lack of scent is a good thing, both for those who are allergic to fragrance and those who love it instead. The former will be able to use DeodoMom without it irritating their skin, while the latter will be free to spray on whatever perfume they like without having to worry about how it will interact with the scent of the deodorant.
The packaging is extremely simple: a white roll-on tube and jar with a green etiquette. It isn’t glamorous at all, but to me it reflects the simplicity of the formula. After all, something doesn’t need to be fancy to work well. Overall, I think DeodoMom Cream is a basic, but solid, deodorant that is perfect for pregnant women, people with sensitive skin and anyone who is looking for a natural, aluminium-free deodorant.
Water and Magnesium Hydroxide
Available at: 30someweeks.com
Available in jar and roll-on form, DeodoMom Cream Deodorant is an aluminium and fragrance free deodorant suitable even for very sensitive skin that keeps bad odour away for the entire day. While the cream in the jar dries quickly, that in the roll-on leaves skin feeling damp for several minutes and, if you apply too much, also a white residue.
And now, the giveaway!
30 Some Weeks (by the way, don’t forget to like their facebook page to keep up to date with all the latest news from the brand) is kindly giving 3 readers the chance to win a DeodoMom deodorant, either in roll-on or jar form. Here are the rules:
- To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me which version, roll-on or jar, you’d like to win and why.
- The prizes will be shipped by 30 Some Weeks. The giveaway is open worldwide so anyone can enter but please only one entry per person.
- The giveaway
will close on 7th April 2013 at 11:59 p.m. GMT is now closed and the winners will be announced the next day.