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Myth Busted! The truth about Aluminium in deodorants

Aluminium in antiperspirants

As a cosmetic scientist who has used chemicals for many years  I find it of great interest when chemicals that are present in everyday life and are used in finite doses in cosmetics suddenly become toxic.

Currently Aluminium in antiperspirants has been condemned as being toxic in the media.

Aluminium is one of the most abundant metals on the earth and natures third most abundant element. It has no known effect or function in humans and is easily removed by the kidneys. It can cause harm when present in excess for example in ingestible tablets/antacids or people who work with this element daily.

In a antiperspirant Aluminium works by sitting on the skin to create a plug for the sweat ducts. You might ask but isn’t this then absorbed into the skin? The answer is no because its role is to sit on the surface of the skin, if it penetrated into the skin your wouldn’t have a antiperspirant that worked with the active ingredient Aluminium.

So while you may choose to not wear antiperspirant, also think that in this format, Aluminium is not so bad after all!


Luv Scentrelle xo

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