Do Natural Deodorants Work?

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The natural beauty industry is booming at the moment. More of us are looking to cleaner formulas that promise to be gentler on our skin and to the environment. As we switch to chemical-free face creams and vegan-friendly make-up, it’s unsurprising that even our choice of deodorant is getting a look-in.

First and foremost, let’s clarify the terminology. There is a difference between deodorant and antiperspirant. The former works as an antibacterial buffer to prevent and disguise the smell of sweat, whereas antiperspirants use aluminum to temporarily block your sweat glands. Admittedly most deodorants on the market use both techniques to prevent any hint of body odour escaping. Read More…

3 Of The Best Dry-Leg Smoothers

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  1. Dermasuri Deep Exfoliating Mitt, £19.95. This is made from a high-tech fabric that grabs and sloughs off flaky dead skin, leaving legs smooth and healthy-looking; it also reduces ingrown hairs, little lumps and clogged pores.
  2. Sanctuary Spa 4 Day Moisture Oil Scrub, £9.99, available nationwide and from sanctuary.com. A big pot of scrub, packed with fine salt crystals to exfoliate, plus organic olive oil, gold of pleasure oil and shea butter to hydrate for up to four days.
  3. Seven Wonders Miracle Lotion, £15. This longtime favourite combines 14 herbs, sweet almond and olive oils plus aloe vera, leaving skin immediately more supple and soft.

MY HEALTH

Karen Hockney, 47, author of Breathing Out, about her journey through breast cancer (£7.99, from amazon.co.uk). Read More…