Best natural deodorants to know about in 2021: Drunk Elephant, Lush, Kopari, and more
Keeping it fresh
Switching from a regular deodorant to a natural variant can be difficult. Add Singapore's hot, humid, and sweaty weather into the mix and you might just have a recipe for disaster. You might be wondering, then: why make the switch? Well, conventional deodorant contains antiperspirant. And antiperspirant blocks sweat by blocking your pores using astringents such as aluminium, zirconium, and parabens. Do said ingredients trigger any alarm bells? Well, they should. You see, research has found that breast cancer originates from areas such as the top of the breast and by the underarm, plausibly due to a blockage of sweat that leads to a build-up in toxins near the lymph node.
Other researchers have also claimed that aluminium and zinc can penetrate the skin and damage DNA, thus leading to cancer growth. And while these studies haven't been entirely substantiated yet, there has been enough buzz within the beauty sphere which has caused major players to make the swap. Should you find yourself wanting to be safe rather than sorry, we've provided a line-up of popular options that prove optimal in Singapore's weather. Spy them all, below.