Hey friends! I’m back from the beach and it’s business as usual, starting with a review of the third and final Nourish product I received for review: the Fresh Fig Organic Deodorant.
Ingredients (provided at nourishusda.com)- “Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Organic Saccharomyces Ferment, Organic Fragrance.”
The preliminary report that I created for this product in the Cosmetics Database gives it a low hazard score of 1. The only individual ingredient with a hazard score above a 0 is unspecified oils (which I put in the ingredient list in place of fragrance since Nourish uses “only pure essential oils from organic fruits and botanicals”).
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s free of parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances or preservatives, silicones, propylene glycol, mineral oils, sulfates, synthetic dyes, triclosan, edta, and aluminum.
2. It’s cruelty-free.
3. It’s made entirely of organic ingredients.
4. It’s gluten-free.
Product Description(provided at nourishusda.com)- “Lightly scented with organic fig and apricot, this blend of naturally deodorizing cornstarch and vegetable protein, soothing shea and cocoa butters, beeswax, and coconut oil leaves you feeling fresh all day, every day.”
Performance- Here’s something you might not know about me: I have dark armpits. Always have. I don’t care for it, but I’ve learned to live with it. Since using this product for a little over a week, however, my armpits have become, well, less dark. I don’t know how or why, but I’m for it. Maybe it’s the exfoliating properties of this deodorant? It does have a pleasantly abrasive texture. As far as all day protection goes, I find myself having to reapply a once or twice throughout the day to maintain odorless pits. Because it smells so great, though, I don’t mind much. I should probably mention that after wearing the same sleeveless dress for a few days in a row (don’t judge), the fabric near the armpits did have a bit of a product build-up (which I actually felt instead of saw). Fortunately, it was nothing a little Dr. Bronner’s and water couldn’t fix, and it wasn’t easy to spot either.
Scent- Intoxicatingly warm and fruity. Again, it does smell a lot like a fig, and it’s pretty good as masking B.O (an obvious benefit).
Rating- Hmm. Rating this product isn’t easy. While it doesn’t provide all day protection, it does leave my armpits soft, fragrant, and more sightly than before. It’s also pretty inexpensive, which I like. I’m subtracting a point and a half since I have to reapply the deodorant throughout the day, but I just wouldn’t feel right about going any lower than that. 8.5/10.
Would I purchase this item again? Yes, if for no other reason than the armpit lightening.
*Product was provided by Nourish. Opinions provided by me.
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