Deodorant is one of those beauty slash grooming items that I — and I'm guessing most of us — skimp on. I would willingly splurge on serums, lip tints and sunblock. But spending big bucks on a deodorant? Seems a bit unnecessary. That said, I've always wondered how a high-end deodorant compares to a drugstore option. Is it really any better? I finally had the opportunity to test one out when I was asked to review the award-winning Kopari Coconut Deo.
The main selling point of this popular natural deodorant is that it's aluminium-free and doesn't contain any controversial ingredients like paraben, silicone and phthalates. Why go aluminium-free? The jury is still out on this, but there have been discussions that aluminium, which is present in most antiperspirants to block sweat glands, are causing toxins to be built up in our lymph nodes. So, in theory, using an aluminium-free deodorant can keep your mind at peace and promote healthy pit sweating.
If it doesn't use the traditional ingredients of keeping your pits odour-free, then what does Kopari Coconut Deo use? The answer is in the name: it's the antimicrobial, antibacterial natural coconut. As a bonus, coconut is also a good moisturiser so using Kopari Coconut Deo is like putting skincare on your underarms. Sounds like a sweet deal, right? Keep reading to know if it's worth swapping your current deo for.