LUSH • Aromaco Deodorant • Deodorants
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This deodorant and I really weren't compatible at all. I bought a 100g chunk for $6.95 (if I remember correctly which is quite a nice price since most deodorants are under 45g and cost the same amount. I really did love the smell of the patchouli, as I adore earthy scents and I loved that it was a solid stick so no need to wait for it to try of having to worry about it melting. I wasn't a massive fan of the fact that Lush didn't provide any additional packaging and you just have to put the deodorant on using your hands which makes your hands quite...sticky for lack of a better word. So all this sounds great but now to were the real stuff matters....I didn't expect this to be an antiperspirant but I did expect some amount of odour control and within about an hour or applying it, my pits stank. I do sweat in excess but I do expect a deodorant to not allow me to go rank in an hour. The real dealbreaker for me though was that this deodorant gave me the most horrible red rash on my underarms. I did a bit of looking in to it and discovered that it was the baking soda in the recipe that did that to my underarms and a lot of other people had the same problem. Since so many people experience skin discomfort with baking soda, I am kind of surprised that Lush would include it as one of their ingredients despite its odour controlling properties. I've just started making my own deodorant at home now that doesn't contain all of those harmful chemicals and am having a lot more success. My boyfriend is absolutely in love with this deodorant but I personally do not recommend this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I've been using this deodorant for about a month and have used about 1/3 to 1/2 my 3.5 oz bar. This deodorant does not keep you from sweating, it might help a little but that's not really what it was made for. This is two keep you from smelling bad. It works, my problem is the to me the smell of the deodorant is almost as bad as my own B.o. A very herbal pachouli smell. Just not my thing. I've started laying it with lush coconut powder and it been a great combo. I believe I sweat more then the normal person and this combo keeps the stink and sweat away all day.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I've been looking for an aluminum-free deodorant option for a while now. I used to use one by Adidas, but I havent been able to find it in a while. I was finding that lower aluminum deodorants faded too quickly on me and the higher aluminum content irritated my skin. (not to mention that I hated the idea of using more aluminum.)
I was a bit skeptical about Aromaco, but got the associate to cut me a small piece (about $7 worth) and took it home.
And it works. I dont know why, i dont know how - but it works... I find that it goes on easier if i either leave my pits slightly damp after my shower or lightly wet the edge of the bar and always go 'with the grain' when applying. I've had no pain and honestly, i think the skin on my pits looks a bit nicer than it used to. I've been using it for a week and with my old deo, I would start to get a bit stinky by the end of the day if i didnt reapply. This week, despite 90°, high humidity, and long walks with my dog, i've barely noticed any stinkiness at all - and i've not had to reapply even once.
The patchouli scent is a bit strong - I didn't totally mind it, but my husband hated it... I've since purchased Lush's Coconut deodorant powder and layer that on top of the Aromaco and its perfect! No aluminum, no odor, no dirty hippy smell - wins all around!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This worked ok to prevent odor for about 24 hours or a bit less. After that I could start to smell some breakthrough odor. Sometimes I shower in the morning one day and the next in the evening, and I need a booster during the day. I use a lot of Lush products and the scent goes well with all of them so I will probably try one of their other deodorants next time. Goes on clean and smooth the bar hasn't crumbled or anything, just not quite the strength I need.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I am allergic to a lot of deodorants. I have used almost every brand / product out there, including that all natural crystal that you get wet and wipe under your pits. I also sweat rather heavily in the summer or when I work out, and really all I wanted was for something to cut the smell. Having tried almost everything in both my grocery store's regular and organic section, I decided to go to Lush.
I explained my problem to the SA and she recommended Aromaco for me. The block I got was 110 grams and just under $8. The scent was a little strong and at first my mum didn't like it, she's not a huge patchouli fan, but I got it anyway. Once I purchased it I instantly ran to a washroom and put it on. It's been a week now and I have not had any reaction to this, I am over the moon. On top of this the scent isn't that strong once you put it on (and my mum said it smells a lot better on me than by itself) and it lasts all day and through a workout. I am in love, I will definitely be repurchasing this.
I keep my block in a ziplock container and also with some saran wrap and it hasn't dried out on me, it also does not feel painful at all to put on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was curious and was looking for a natural/paraben/aluminum free deodorant so I popped by LUSH. The SA was kind enough to give me a sample block for free just to try out. At first, I didn't think the scent was too bad, but after applying it after showering, I realized how strong the scent is. It's not a pleasant scent either unless you have a very distinct taste for strong fragrances. Apparently the witchhazel in this is suppose to minimize pores, which may result in sweating less - making this an anti-perspirant.
I applied this after I showered, on clean skin and after 5 minutes, it still feels like my underarms are kind of sticky. My fingers definitely got sticky from rubbing the product into the skin. Obviously this didn't go onto my skin as smoothly as other regular stick deodorants would because this is in the shape of the block. Also, this dries out if left lying around and so I would recommend storing this in a ziploc bag which makes it kind of inconvenient. On my first spplication, some bits broke off as I was applying it so that's kind of annoying too since a little goes a long way.
- paraben & aluminum free
- acts as antiperspirant because of witchhazel
- expensive $6 for 100g
- smells too strong
- kind of sticky feeling
- dry pieces break off
- dries out if left open in the air
- hard to get, not every mall has a LUSH
I definitely will not be purchasing this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
--- it's natural...?
--- very abrasive on skin, hurts going on
--- doesn't last a full work day
--- barely even has a nice smell
I'm glad I only got a sample of this. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone regardless of skin type.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am not a huge fan of the smell, but it is that weak that you can't smell it once on.
My main problems with this are:
1. It has big hard crystals of something or other in it. Like big bits of salt. They hurt!
2. It leaks. The paper it was wrapped in is sopping wet. It is blooming cold here at the moment and it is constantly leaking.
3. It leaves your underarms feeling sticky and sweaty. I have no faith in it's abilities at all.
This is the second lush deodorant I have had. I won't buy another one!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Black
The smell from the block is not very appealing but when applied onto skin, the smell just grew on me. Effectively blocks odour during hot sunny days. Was told that this could be applied to my feet too and so i bought another block just for my feet. No more embarrassing odour!! Do store them in cool dry places else it'll 'bleed' and will become a dry block.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is the second time I have bought this. The first time I fell in love with the scent but hated applying it. Rubbing what felt like the rough edge of a rock under freshly shaven arms was kinda brutal. I stopped using it because it actually damaged my underarms one day! I bought it again because I couldn't resist the fresh earth cave smell. This time I had to figure out how I could use it without the dry painful rubbing.
I put one end under warm water for just 1second (you can also dampen under your arm) then apply to clean underarms. The dampness not only applies a bit more product but eliminates any rough painful dragging. I don't have to cut any off and waste any product. I then rinse the end after applying, shake off excess water and leave to air dry. I wrap the other end in cling film wrap so it's easier to hold.
This not only smells wonderful all day but does an awesome job.
I wish Lush did a bit more for packaging. Yes having no packaging is cheap for them and green guilt free for us, but products like this really could do with a little something, even a simple cardboard holder on one end would be better than nothing. As much as I love Lush, they have everyone wrapped around their finger.