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What You Need to Know About Aluminum-free Deodorant

What you need to know about aluminum-free deodorant When exploring aluminum-free deodorant options, it’s important to understand the purpose of a deodorant. These tips can help you get the most out of your deodorant and ease the switch between products. How deodorant works A deodorant without aluminum does not prevent sweating or underarm wetness. It’s

Why Vanicream Deodorant is Different

Why Vanicream™ Aluminum-free Deodorant is Different Vanicream™ Deodorant without aluminum has been formulated to avoid common chemical irritants for people with sensitive skin. We chose a water-based gel to fight odor using only five ingredients. It is a fragrance-free, unscented deodorant, with no botanical extracts and is alcohol-free and gluten-free. Below are examples of ingredients used in

What is the difference between an Antiperspirant and a Deodorant?

Antiperspirants Antiperspirants are formulated to prevent underarm sweating and wetness. Aluminum compounds temporarily plug the sweat ducts which reduces sweat on the skin surface. Antiperspirants are regulated by the FDA and are considered over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. The active ingredient must be an approved aluminum compound, and the labeling must include Drug Facts as outlined in

What does Antiperspirant Clinical Strength mean?

“Clinical Strength” is a marketing term to highlight antiperspirants with a higher concentration of active ingredient. This helps consumers easily identify these products without searching the label. However, clinical testing is typically performed on antiperspirants to determine effectiveness and duration of effectiveness. If an antiperspirant is proven, through clinical testing, to demonstrate standard effectiveness over

Common Gluten Ingredients in Skin Care Products

Gluten Ingestion For people who suffer from celiac disease or are gluten intolerant, eating gluten can damage the lining of the small intestine which causes problems with the digestive system. The only way to manage it is to follow a gluten-free diet. Gluten on the Skin Some people develop a form of celiac disease called