Have you ever had irritated underarms after waxing or shaving, and your normal deodorant just made it worse? It’s likely because of all the chemicals in the deodorants.
I honestly have been struggling with getting a gentle, all natural deodorant for my sensitive underarms, especially after waxing or shaving. After I shave my underarm skin become so sensitive, I sometimes have to avoid wearing deodorant for at least 3 days (and I shave every 1-2 weeks) because my skin would sting every time I use my normal deodorant, and sometimes end up being red and itchy.
So I was very happy when No Pong came along. I just can’t believe I’ve never thought about getting a natural deodorant before!
Free from aluminium, parabens and hidden nasties, NO PONG uses all natural ingredients to create a water-resistant environment that smelly armpit bacteria can’t survive in.
Read on for my thoughts on the No Pong All Natural Deodorant.
With most mass market antiperspirants containing potentially harmful pore-clogging aluminium chemicals, the Australian made NO PONG is 100% natural and merges science and nature do deliver a toxic free, 12-hour water resistant unisex formula that stops bacteria from forming and causing the body to release a deterring odour when mixed with sweat.
Anti Odourant vs Anti Perspirant
One thing that I find intriguing about this product is that it is not labelled as an anti perspirant, but an anti-odourant. Essentially, this means the product will only prevent odor, not sweat – and I find this to be a good thing. After wearing this for two weeks, I notice that I can still feel myself sweat a little bit (not at all excessive) down there – just a little moist – but I somehow don’t smell anything!
Rather than mask the smell, block pores, or by using synthetic anti-microbial chemicals, the unconventional anti-odourant [delivers] a 100% natural formula that stop sweaty bacteria from forming and causing the body to pong!
So they’re developed as an anti-odourant and not an anti-perspirant, so this allows skin to breathe and sweat without clogging pores.
I also notice that NO PONG does not leave a yellowing or stain on my clothes, which is good!
It has a very subtle, citrus scent that is absolutely gender neutral. I don’t actually notice the scent at all once I’ve applied it on the skin, which is good because some deodorants have scents that are too strong that they overpower any perfume or fragrances on the rest of the body.
Here are the ingredients and their benefits:
- Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil) – antibacterial
- Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) – neutralises odour
- Corn Starch – antiperspirant
- Essential Oils: Orange Sweet, Vanilla, Lemongrass, Cedarwood Atlas, Bergamot, Lime, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, and Geranium.
Texture and Application
The texture is a soft paste that applies easily on the skin. You’re meant to apply it on the underarms with your fingers, just as you’d apply any lotion or cream on your face and body. It sometimes balls up a bit upon application, but after dusting them off they feel very smooth and silky to touch.
They claim to be water resistant and to last up to 12 hours, but I honestly have never tried this in hot weather before, so I can’t testify. All I know is that I never had to reapply throughout the day in this chilly Melbourne weather, my pits smell nice and are dry until the end of the day.
The packaging is very travel friendly – so lightweight and compact! However, I sometimes find the tin lid to be a bit difficult to open, especially when my hands are a bit wet or slippery.
This is the best part though. Can you believe they only retail for AU$5.95?!
Verdict’s in – I love this product and will not hesitate repurchasing it. They’re all natural, incredible and affordable!