* Antiperspirants tend to include aluminum, which may be harmful in the long run
* This Art of Sport deodorant is not made of aluminum yet is strong enough for athletes
* Botanicals like matcha and arrowroot wick away moisture and energize the skin
Let’s talk about antiperspirant. You probably know that most antiperspirants contain aluminum to block your pores, preventing sweat from escaping your body. That process alone sounds dangerous. On top of the whole not-letting-toxins-leave-the-body thing, aluminum has also been tentatively linked to Alzheimer’s and certain cancers.
For that reason, many are now choosing to use deodorants without aluminum over antiperspirants. Because many use deodorant and antiperspirant interchangeably, it can be hard to know the difference. Deodorants don’t stop you from sweating. Instead, they neutralize odors using pleasant scents or antibacterial ingredients. This is a much safer way to deal with body odor, and some deodorants can even be marketed as organic or all-natural.
This deodorant uses natural botanicals to give you a pleasant smell, even in the toughest conditions. The headlining ingredient is actually matcha, a powdered green tea you’re more likely to find at Starbucks than in a deodorant. In this case, matcha is used to energize the skin, while the other included botanical, arrowroot, wicks moisture away naturally.
Because these rich botanicals do a great job at keeping underarms smelling fresh, Art of Sport did not need to include aluminum, alcohol or parabens in this stick. Despite this, the deodorant is non-irritating and pH balanced according to the dermatologists that tested it.
In addition, the Art of Sport deodorant offers motion-activated, odor-blocking technology to keep you cool and fresh for hours, and the clean and crisp Rise scent boasts hints of soothing cedar and vanilla. Plus, the deodorant is an invisible solid that goes on clear and leaves no marks on clothing.
Altogether, these factors create a deodorant that’s not harmful yet strong enough to keep the sweatiest athletes fresh.