Trader Joe's • Unscented Deodorant with Cotton • Deodorants
|Would buy this product again.||34%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
I would not buy this deo again!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
My former favorite was the discontinued Adidas Cotton Tech.
This is my new favorite!
A clear solid, has no fragrance whatsoever and survives 45+ minutes of intense cardio! Stings a little bit, but only after shaving. Doesn't leave any marks on clothing which is a huge plus! Goes on smooth!
Wish Trader Joe's made this in fragrances but it's also perfect on its own!
Cap closes tightly. I have no complaints. :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
Wow, a lot of polarity on this product, seems like people either love or hate it. I will try to add some perspective. I really, really like this product a lot and use it in summer and winter. I've tried other natural brands (Tom's included) that haven't worked as well for me. Some things to consider:
--What are your expectations? If you're someone who wants the perfumey smell and totally dry underarms, this is not for you. I believe it's healthy to let my pores breathe a bit. This mitigates, but does not totally eliminate sweat. I am a lot drier with it, but if I work out I will sweat. Also, while I don't have noticeable BO when I wear it, if i stick my face in my underarm and smell, yes, it will smell like...an armpit! Lol.
--How much do you sweat? I do not sweat heavily, but this may not be enough for someone who does.
--How are you using it? This can vary the performance of the product a lot for me. The most effective way I've used this is after a shower on dry underarms, then let it absorb for 5 or 10 minutes before getting dressed. If I use it mid-day or before I go out somewhere it doesn't absorb and makes me feel sticky.
In summary, not a good product in my opinion for those who sweat heavily or for those who are used to the results of aluminum-containing scented brands. Also to be noted, I haven't had any negative reactions or rashes with it, but that skin under there is sensitive so be sure to keep your receipt in case you have any problems with it, and maybe do a test patch first. Hopefully this was helpful. :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I'm still on the hunt for a good natural deodorant. Unfortunately, this wasn't it. I liked that it doesn't smell as strong as most commercial deodorants, but it didn't do much to prevent sweat. It helped blocked odor for a little while, but it wears off fast. I'll just have to keep hunting....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black, Kinky Eyes: Brown
I have been using natural deodorants for about two years, and this one has worked best for me. At the end of the day, there is absolutely NO odor, which is something I didn't even accomplish when I used regular antiperspirants. I probably sweat about the same amount using this deodorant as I would with a regular antiperspirant. Looking at other reviews, it seems that you either love it or hate it. It's reasonably priced so I say it's worth a try for someone who is on the fence.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to love this. I have it for sensitive skin, and while it does seem to soothe the irritation of shaving, I can't say without lying that it protects against odor. It just didn't hold up, not even on short walks to the drugstore or bus stop. Shame.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Wow, I am really surprised by the low rating for Trader Joe's Deodorant. I've had such a good experience with it. I've tried several unscented deodorants without aluminum, and none of them actually protect against odor... except Trader Joe's! I am a sweaty gal, and I was really impressed that, at the end of the day, there was no (or very little, depending on activity) odor. Maybe it's the cotton fibers, but I've also noticed less wetness as well (although I wasn't expecting that, seeing as how it is not an anti-perspirant). So glad I found this!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
A response to Thumbelina1's review: Dear if you are not going through menopause, then everything you have said is true. For everyone else, this is really not adequate in our society, where everyone expects us to smell flowery. Have you had any hot flashes?
I suspected not yet. Just trying to give my most honest opinion about these products, and believe me, I am very environmentally aware and active. This sucker just does not fit the bill.
This is really not the most effective product out there. I can smell that I "smell" more when using this product. I bathe every day, so it is not an issue. No one has commented (thank goodness), but I can tell the difference. For those of you ladies who are very active, and/or may not shower daily, this is honestly not what I would consider the best option. I do not think that I will be re purchasing this product.
(Somehow, I think that we must do a tradeoff in some cases when it come to effective products, sadly!) Just my opinion.
I will continue using it up for Winter months, but I am afraid that I will need something a little heavier in summer months. (This is based of course on United States standards of hygiene. I would not think twice about using it all the time if I lived in Europe.)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I loved the idea of a deoderant with no aluminum but In the this didn't work for me. After the day was done I feel like I was actually more damp than if i hadn't put anything on :c
I'll stick with the body shop's natural deodorant.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Other
i'm guessing it's a matter of body chemistry if this works for you or not.. for me it WORKED! and i walk everywhere and tend to sweat a bit. i have been looking for an all natural non-pore clogging deodorant because i developed cysts (benign) in my underarm area after using the nasties with aluminum and it's just not worth the risk with chemical laden deodorants: not having that surgery again, thank-you!
this actually kept me dry too. i was really surprised. it seems it either works great or not at all depending on your body chemistry, but all in all the $3 is totally worth the risk because when it works it totally works.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Another really happy camper here after casually deciding to add this to my grocery cart last visit to TJ. I've tried a slew of natural deodorants over the years, and they all worked essentially the same. They've all controlled odor, but nothing at all for wetness. And, of course, wetness control really isn't their job seeing as they're just deodorants. So, being the vain, insecure, conformist (insert whatever word you care to for my fear of public, wet pit exposure) I am, I've alternated between antiperspirants for public wetness control, and deodorants on days off. Until I tried the Trader Joe deodorant. This inexpensive little gem works for both, which is a frigging miracle, in my book. Maybe it's the advertised cotton fibers that soak up wetness? Or possibly I have some UFO alien genes (thanks Mom!), seeing as the reviews say it doesn't work at all, unfortunately, for many fellow MUAers. All I know is that it was a very warm, sunny, and increasingly humid day in upstate NY yesterday, and I had no odor, but more importantly, NO wetness. TJ's worked as well as my Secret antiperspirant on both, yet as a mere deodorant, it has none of that aluminum, glandular, danger Will Robinson, business to worry about. Pure underarm bliss!
Now, of course, my next project will be getting back in a timely manner for repurchase/backups (along with the other 8000 TJ items I love) since some of us who live in areas designated clearly too unhip for our own store (despite cracking the top 10 herb smoking U.S. regions list-go figure) must voyage hours over hill and dale to reach Valhalla...ummm, I mean Trader Joe's.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This worked better than any natural deodorant for me, except Tom's of Maine Calendula roll-on, which also worked well. (I think Tom's doesn't make the calendula roll-on anymore though).
It's winter, but even when on the treadmill, it seemed to hold up. Not sure how it will hold up in summer months, control wetness, etc., but so far it works as well as even my clinical non-natural Degree deodorant. For me, this product is a winner.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
didnt work for me at all. did not stop the wetness or control odor. bummer because the price is great and its always nice to know your not using bad chemicals on your body, but alas...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I've tried a lot of alumininum-free deoderants in my life... This one does absolutely nothing, which I guess is a step up from the ones that actually make the odor worse, but...
Back to corn starch based baby powder, never fails.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This deodorant doesn't work for me at all, but it seems to be effective for a few people I know. I tend to sweat more than average and have very acidic body chemistry. Sadly, no aluminum-free deodorants are effective on me. This one is the worst of all the major brands I've tried (Tom's of Maine, Jason, crystals, etc.). Somehow it makes me smell worse than if I didn't wear any deodorant at all! I've tried it in all kinds of weather, even on winter days while resting at home. However, I like the simple packaging, the price is good, and it doesn't leave any residue or discolor your clothes. Plus, it's always nice to have natural, unscented, aluminum-free options that aren't tested on animals. I really wish this one worked for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Ugh. I was so hopeful with this deodorant. I had tried a similar cotton deodorant from Adidas (aluminum free), but it gave me a horrible rash. Although the Trader Joe's deodorant did not give me a rash, it also did NOTHING in terms of deodorizing. I was as if I was wearing no deodorant at all, which is embarrassing. I waited a few more weeks to give it another try and nothing. I was really hopeful that this would work but it doesn't do much of anything. I strongly discourage someone from buying this product as it did not work for me at all.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I smell awful when I use this product. And I don't normally sweat excessively. I really wanted to like this inexpensive, non-harmful-ingredient-containing deodorant, but it just doesn't work. I used it in the summer, so perhaps that made a difference. I'll give it a try in the winter, but I'm not optimistic.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I also developed a terrible rash in my underarm after the first day of using it yesterday!!!! i have never received a rash before from any product i have ever used! i am so disappointed and am thinking of going back to return it and tell them. i was just trying to eliminate my aluminum intake- oh and it didnt even work- i still smelled- and i had a rash. um no thanks-
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!! I received a nasty rash that turned into painful welts. After visiting the doctor about it, he told me that the deodorant stripped my skin's natural protection and caused an infection. Now I'm on a topical as well as digestive antibiotics. Fantastic. Stay away.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this. Works SO well for me. All flippin day. I like that its unscented so it doesn't clash with my perfume. It helps with shave irritation too. I also paid 2.99 for it so I'm a happy camper.