Beauty Product Review – Crystal Essence Deodorants
When you want to reduce the use of too much chemicals on your body, it’s probably best to start with antiperspirants and deodorants because you use them literally every day. Most deodorants and antiperspirants contain parabens which are linked to breast cancer and estrogenic activity and also almost all antiperspirants contain aluminium which is also linked to several health problems as well. So in the search of natural deodorants that are aluminium free, paraben free and overall free of chemicals, we stumbled upon the Crystal Essence deodorants. Here is the description of Crystal Essence deodorants:
Crystal Body Deodorant Spray is made of Natural Mineral Salts which prevent body odor by creating an invisible protective barrier against odor-causing bacteria. It is fragrance free, non-sticky, non-staining, leaves no white residue and lasts all day.
So here is the review of the Crystal Essence body deodorants:
Product / Quality:
Crystal Essence body deodorants come in many different shapes and sizes. There are stick deodorants, roll-ons, deodorant crystals, deodorant sprays, deodorant towelettes etc. They also come in couple of different scents like pomegranate, lavender and white tea, chamomile and green tea and unscented. This is a review of the spray deodorants in all scents that were mentioned.
So when it comes to quality and performance the question is ‘Does it work?’ and the answer is YES, it does work. It leaves your skin feeling fresh and odor free the whole day. Of course, not all people are the same and for others it probably won’t work, but in general it works. Keep in mind that the deodorants are not antiperspirants, so you’ll still sweat a little, and it might sound a bit uncomfortable to switch from an antiperspirant to a deodorant but it is nothing too scary because the antiperspirants also doesn’t seem to prevent sweating at 100%. Also keep in mind that if you live in very humid and hot area it might not work as well, or it might still work but won’t last the whole day.
The most important thing that you must do in order for it to work is to apply it on clean, dry skin preferably in the morning when you’ve just showered. It definitely lasts the whole day without trace of any odor and leaves you feeling fresh and clean.
The Crystal Essence body deodorants come in four different scents: pomegranate, lavender and white tea, chamomile and green tea and unscented. If you like fruity fragrances, then you’re probably going to like the pomegranate because it smells fruity and fresh. The lavender and chamomile smell fresh and natural, not artificial and overpowering. The unscented deodorant is great if you have sensitive skin or if you don’t like scented products. Also the unscented one is great if you don’t want the scent of your deodorant to mix with your perfume. The other great thing about the unscented one is you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and make a deodorant that will be with your favorite scent.
The price of Crystal Essence body deodorants is great and very affordable. You can find them in many stores, amazon, their website or you can buy them from iHerb. These are the prices from iHerb: The Crystal body deodorant (unscented) is $2.95 for 4 fl oz. (118 ml) and the scented ones are: Crystal Essence body deodorant (pomegranate) is $3.42 for 4 fl oz. (118 ml) and Crystal Essence body deodorant (lavender and white tea) and Crystal essence body deodorant (chamomile and green tea) are $3.64 for 4 fl oz. (118 ml). If you compare them with the price of an antiperspirant or deodorant that is filled with chemicals the price is very affordable and cheap.
Don’t be fooled by the packaging, 4 fl oz. (118 ml) might sound a little but the Crystal Essence body deodorant last a very long time. If you use it once everyday it will probably last you 3-4 months if not more, and if you use it several times a day it will last you at least 2 months. The important thing is to apply it on clean and dry skin, leave it to dry for a minute and you’re good to go.
Organic / Cruelty free:
The Crystal Essence body deodorants are made from very simple and natural ingredients. They mainly contain pure water and mineral salts that create a protective barrier against odor causing bacteria. All deodorants have mainly the same ingredients only the scented ones contain natural essential oils for fragrance. These are the ingredients of the unscented Crystal Essence body deodorant:
Water/aqua, potassium alum (natural mineral salts), sodium bicarbonate, benzoic acid, zinc gluconate.
So in summary, Crystal essence body deodorants have simple and natural ingredients, they are hypoallergenic with no parabens, no aluminium and they are cruelty free, vegan and safe for the environment.
The Crystal Essence body spray deodorants come in a clear plastic spray bottle that is reusable and recyclable, in four different colors depending on the scent. The unscented is bright purple, the pomegranate is red, the lavender and white tea is light purple and the chamomile and green tea is yellow. All of the spray bottles are 4 fl oz. (118 ml) which doesn’t sound like much but they last for a very long time even if you use it everyday, several times during the day.
So all in all, the Crystal Essence body deodorants are natural deodorants that really work and they are also good for your heath because they are paraben free and aluminium free.