Friday, August 30, 2013

Tom's of Maine Long Lasting Deodorants & Naturally Dry Antiperspirant

Press Samples (Unaffiliated Links)

I must preface this review by stating that when I was contacted by Tom's of Maine to work with them I was gleeful. You see, I have been using Tom's of Maine products as long as I can remember. The first deodorant that I ever used was their Honeysuckle Rose Deodorant. I was a young teen, and I remember walking around the corner to my neighborhood health food store and opening and sniffing a variety of natural deodorants- and from the moment that I opened the Tom's of Maine Honeysuckle Rose Deodorant that was it. I used this for years and years, and did eventually try a few other scents, but that always remained my favorite. I have always preferred the more gentle approach of the more natural deodorants to the more conventional big name deodorants and antiperspirants that contain so many multisyllabic chemicals. Therefore, all of these years later, I continue to use Tom's of Maine. I should also note that I have used their toothpastes exclusively for most of my adult life! I guess you can say that the products from Tom's of Maine not only resonate with me, but have remained at the core of my personal care products for years.

Long Lasting Beautiful Earth DeodorantClinically proven 24-hour odor protection. Dermatologist tested. Tom’s Long Lasting Beautiful Earth deodorant is clinically proven to provide 24-hour odor protection by using hops and zinc ricinoleate, sourced from castor beans and the mineral zinc, to help absorb bad smells and neutralize odor. This aluminum and propylene glycol free deodorant stick contains conditioning vitamin E and organic soothing aloe. 100% natural fragrance helps to keep you feeling fresh all day!

As Tom's of Maine suggests, this is a long lasting deodorant. I apply it in the morning, and no matter how hot and humid it is outside- I never feel the need to reapply. Beautiful Earth has a fresh, clean and pleasant scent- but it is not at all overpowering. My underarms are quite sensitive, and this lovely deodorant does not irritate my skin.

Ingredients: Propanediol (vegetable source), water, glycerin, sodium stearate, aloe vera leaf juice (organic), zinc ricinoleate, glyceryl laurate, natural fragrance, hops [CO2] extract, Vitamin E acetate, sunflower seed oil (organic), ascorbic acid.

Long Lasting Unscented DeodorantHops inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Sourced from castor beans and the mineral zinc, zinc ricinoleate is known to help trap odor molecules and absorb bad smells. Natural fragrance helps mask odor.

The unscented version of their Long Lasting deodorant worked on my skin in exactly the same manner as their as Beautiful Earth scented version. Even during very hot weather, I never need to reapply this deodorant, and it very gentle on my skin.

Ingredients: Propylene glycol, water, sodium stearate, aloe vera leaf juice (organic), zinc ricinoleate, glyceryl laurate, hops [CO2] extract, sunflower seed oil (organic), ascorbic acid, lemongrass oil (organic).

Naturally Dry Unscented Antiperspirant DeodorantClinically proven 24-hour odor protection. New Tom’s of Maine Naturally Dry antiperspirant is clinically proven to help you stay dry and fresh, without artificial fragrances or preservatives. In fact, it applies the same rigorous performance standards of conventional antiperspirants for wetness protection. Naturally Dry AP contains a wetness protection ingredient made from recycled aluminum (which was originally derived from natural mineral bauxite ore). The 24-hour odor protection formula helps keep you fresh all day long and contains a powerful anti-microbial olive leaf extract.

Naturally Dry Unscented is a very effective antiperspirant. I do not tend to use antiperspirants because I don't tend to sweat excessively, but this will work wonders for those who do!

Ingredients: Aluminum chlorohydrate [(22%)], elaeis guineensis (palm) kernel oil, stearyl alcohol, hydrogenated soybean oil, hydrogenated castor oil, talc, dicaprylyl ether, natural fragrance, olea europaea (olive) leaf extract, maltodextrin.
Overall assessment: Tom's of Maine has been with me most of my life, and I don't see that ever changing! their deodorants are amazing!

$4.99 each from Tom's of Maine or their many retail partners (Unaffiliated Links provided for your convenience).

Press Samples. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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  1. Darling Helen, I am glad these work for you!! Sadly,I had such a bad experience with Toms' deodorants. I developed an infection that spread to my arms. It was terrible. The rash left me with dark patches that lasted for months :(
    I want to try now the crystal. Have you heard of it?
    Have a great Friday :)

    1. Wow, that's quite a reaction-- that sounds like an allergic reaction to ingredients, or something like that! What a bummer! I have tried the crystal-- my mom uses and loves it! I can only use it for a very short period of time before it gives me a rash. I have no idea why. I can use it for a day or two, and then must switch to something else. Have a lovely holiday weekend! :-)

  2. I too am allergic to some of Tom's deoderants (the zinc riconleate is the culprit), but I am intrigued by the one that doesn't include that in the ingredients!

    1. Hi Raina, That's very interesting-- I wonder whether that's the same ingredient that irritates wefadetogray as well! Their deodorants don't bother me, but there are plenty out there that have truly wreaked havoc on my skin!! I wonder if the one that doesn't contain zinc riconleate will work for you? I certainly hope that it works for you if you give it a shot!


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