Evolve Skin Vegan Deodorant Review & Giveaway!
Hello everyone! It’s time for a giveaway & you’ll definitely want to enter this!
One of the main questions I get is "Who makes a cruelty-free, natural-based, deodorant that actually works?" And up until recently I had a handful of less than confident answers. I’m not exaggerating when I say, I’ve tried them all. Some have worked better than others. Some haven’t worked at all. Trial & error is expensive & frustrating. I finally thought I’d found my winner, until I got to the end of the stick, & then experienced & unsightly rash. It turns out it wasn’t only me….my Mom had the same experience. Bummer, back to the drawing board! But, just as I was about ready to throw in the towel, & resigning to be either a stinky, sweaty mess, I got a message on facebook from Evolve Skin, LLC asking if I would review their "best selling" deodorant. Willing to try anything, I jumped at the chance. The worst that could happen is that I’d be let down, again. But I was used to that kind of defeat, so why not? Bring it on!
After reading the product description, I had really high hopes:
Moisturizing, organic virgin-coconut oil has lauric acid that kills odor-causing bacteria. Organic, GMO-free cornstarch helps to absorbs perspiration. Sodium bicarbonate raises the pH level, making the underarm area less friendly to odor causing bacteria. Our special essential oil blend is antiseptic, anti-fungal, & antibacterial helping to combat odor while leaving a light, fresh scent. Vegan candelilla wax helps to provide long lasting protection while giving the busy-bees a break!
Sounds great, right? If only it works!
I received a small sample in the mail & skeptically I applied it, & off I went to a full day of yoga teacher training. If there ever was a time to put a deodorant to the test! After morning practice outdoors on the bay, I did a whiff test. All good. Odor free & relatively dry…but there were many more hours yet to come. As the day went by I’d swipe & sniff, discreetly, of course, & to my surprise & delight, I was still dry & surprisingly fresh. And by the end of the day, I was convinced. This stuff works! After several days of use - long work days, yoga teacher training weekends, afternoon hikes, etc., this deodorant passed test after test, & never caused any discomfort or irritation. Hip, hip hooray.
CLAIMS: This soft solid deodorant will change your mind about natural deodorants. This is not an antiperspirant & therefore will not clog pores. This aluminum-free deodorant safely absorbs into your skin & kills odors on contact. Feel confident knowing you are protected naturally, using a product that is earth & animal-friendly!
INGREDIENTS: Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Sodium Bicarbonate, Organic Cornstarch, Candelilla Wax, Essential Oil Blend
PROS: All natural ingredients. Handmade in small batches. Recycled packaging. Cruelty-free. Vegan Friendly. Subtle scent. Smooth & creamy texture. Highly effective. It really works!
CONS: None for me. However, some people may have a sensitivity to sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). If irritation occurs, discontinue use. I have experienced painful breakouts & irritation with other vegan deodorants, but this was actually very soothing for my skin.
THE VERDICT: I loved the sample so much, I bought a full size tube. Like I said, it kept me fresh & dry even through the hot summer months & long & active days of yoga teacher training, & did not cause irritation. I also love that it is handmade, vegan & eco friendly. It’s important to me to support local &/or small artisan businesses! This is my new favorite deodorant.
So, who wants a "Tickle Stick Vegan Deodorant" of their very own? I am so excited for you to try it & am so confident that you will love it as much as I do, so I’ve teamed up with Evolve Skin to giveaway a "Tickle Stick" to one lucky reader! Follow the steps below & enter to win! The contest open to US residents only.
Good luck! The winner will be announced on October 8th. In the meantime, check out Evolve Skin’s entire line of handmade, cruelty-free products ~ body lotions, scrubs, mists & more. Shop the main site, or shop through their Etsy Shop. Be sure to follow Evolve Skin on facebook to stay up-to-date on all of their beautiful handmade offerings, holiday season is coming up!