Tom's of Maine • Natural Long Lasting Deodorant in Wild Lavender • Deodorants
|Would buy this product again.||4%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This made me stink more!! HORRIBLE STUFF. I use the crystal ball stick deodorant now.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
HATE THIS STUFF. I was trying to avoid aluminum deodorants, so I picked up this stuff. The smell wasn't what I was used to, but I wasn't put off by it. For the first couple days this deodorant was alright- in fact, I actually really liked it. It was working to both minimize smell and cut down on dampness. I also ended up enjoying the smell.
But after a couple of days things went down hill FAST. I developed a horrible rash that wouldn't stop itching- and my skin even ended up scabbing and peeling off. It was so gross. Still didn't have too many problems with sweat, but I think that was more due to the fact that my body thought it was being poisoned via my armpits.
I chucked it and waited for my skin to somewhat regain normalcy (I still have discoloration) and then switched to an Old Spice with no aluminum.
Just don't do it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am a girl, but I used to use Old Spice deodorant in Fresh. I liked that there was no aluminum in it, and it kept me fresh throughout the day. However, my new boyfriend complained that I smelled like a 'dude.' I bought Tom's Natural Long Lasting Deodorant in Wild Lavender because it was the only option I could find that didn't have an antiperspirant mixed in. Even from the first I wasn't really sold - the smell wasn't all that great and I could tell that it would leave a residue on my clothes. But then it make my underarms burn (and I wasn't freshly shaved)! My underarms got red and it was painful. My boyfriend will just have to deal with it - I'm going back to Old Spice (which I highly highly highly recommend)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love Tom's of Maine, I really do, but this deodorant just wasn't working for me. For the first hour it was great, but then it would cake up, and after that my odor so present it was as if I hadn't put anything on. Especially, because I am active. Hopefully Tom's will come out with something that is natural, that actually is long lasting with odor free protection.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This product smells great and does not irritate my underarms at all, but it just did not work for me. I would only recommend this Deoderant if you are very rarely prone to stinkyness. It doesn't fight odor very well, even when I just get a little sweaty. I don't want it to go to waste though, so I will try it again in the winter and see what happens then.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Every morning, I put at least four swipes of this deodorant on under each armpit. Every afternoon, without fail, I start smelling like I've just played soccer for two hours. (This is particularly interesting, given that I work in a cubicle.) Avoid.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Okay, I understand many people believe in using 'natural' products for various reasons--because they believe they are better for the earth, better for their health, or because they seem more special than something more readily available at the drugstore.
Now, when choosing between 'natural' (and I put that in quotes because nobody can agree on what that means except marketers--they know it means 'money') and conventional products, there is sometimes a compromise to be made in terms of scent, texture, efficacy, etc.
There is debate about whether and to what extent certain chemicals could potentially cause cancer or irritation--though of course plant oils can also be irritating (see poison ivy).
There is no debate about the fact that deodorant is supposed to make you smell good, or at least keep you from smelling as bad as you would without it. There should be no debate that a deodorant that makes you smell and feel worse than before you started is NOT A GOOD DEODORANT.
If your goal is to smell clean, you may need to choose a different deodorant product. This one will not help you meet that goal.
If your goal is not to have reddened, chapped armpits, this deodorant is not for you.
If your goal is to use a product that makes you smell like a sweaty creep wallowing in rotting compost behind a garden shed, by all means, purchase this product and enjoy. At least it is natural! But I would save your money and just sweat a lot and go roll in sh*t to get the same result for free.
Bonus tip for those who were intrigued by this product because of the words Wild Lavender:
If you are not an earthy mama who prays to the god of All Natural, and just like the smell of lavender (I can relate), then maybe you could just buy some chemically stick from the drugstore to handle your armpits and then spray on some chemically fake lavender perfume. This route includes chemicals, but it does not include skank, or money wasted on false promises. Tom's of Maine should have stuck with things like fennelly toothpaste (which is where Tom's of Maine shines) and not stuck its clean green fingers into the tricky world of armpit-smell amelioration.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I did check MUA reviews for this deodorant, and then went ahead and bought it anyway. Brilliant strategy, eh, to ignore the collective wisdom and the (current) 1-star-ish rating bestowed by 16 other people. But I bought it with good intentions, seduced by the "Natural" label and the "Aluminum-free" tag.
Well, let me review. After a month of regular daily use, I say "liar!" to the long-lasting claim. It does not last long. It quickly makes ME smell "natural", although, you know, I don't really want to, hence, DEODORANT.
The *worst* part is that my armpits started itching- and then peeling. Lovely. What The Eff, Tom's. I dunno if it's because my skin has become attuned to Dove or Secret, and I'm going into aluminum withdrawal, but I can't stand the itching and the peeling. In my armpits. Sheesh. I tried to be make the healthier choice, I really did. But this is ridiculous.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
My armpit skin is literally peeling because of this deodorant. I love the scent and the clear application but I wasn't expecting to have any complications from an organic product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Other Eyes: Other
General highlights: natural, aluminum-free, nice smell, sticky, doesn't last long, doesn't stop sweating |||||
--Don't expect this all-natural deodorant to work as well as other products. I wanted a deodorant that was aluminum free, and this is my main option. Take note that this is a deodorant, not an anti-perspirant. You will still sweat a little when using it. Anti-perspirants use tiny particles of aluminum that clog pores to prevent sweating and have been linked to breast cancer. Tom's doesn't use aluminum, so you will still sweat. I like that this doesn't contain aluminum, artificial fragrance, or any other "bad" chemicals.
--I use the lavender scent and it smells nice. I like that it goes on clear so I don't have to worry about annoying white deodorant marks. This stuff is actually cheaper than the old clinical strength deodorant I used to use.
--My only complaints are that it's sticky at first, so I have to wait a little while before putting a shirt on. It also doesn't last nearly as long as other deodorants. I don't usually have to reapply deodorant, but I do have to reapply with this brand. But it's not a big deal. I can get a good 4-5 hours without having to reapply, and for me a simple reapplication is worth not risking cancer from aluminum. I'm looking for a sample size I can carry around with me to make reapplication easier.
(((Update: This started drying out my skin and turning it red after about a month of use. I made my own deodorant with coconut oil, baking soda, cornstarch, and beeswax and it works much better and lasts all day! If you want a natural deodorant, try making your own. It's really easy. Sorry, Tom's, I still love your other products!