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Going NUUD - Should You Opt For A Natural Deodorant?
Health, wellness, and optimal living are not only about what you put inside your body but what goes on outside too, and this includes the deodorant we use!
Why? Well, if you are among the 95% of adults who wear deodorant, your daily routine is most likely going to include applying some sort of antiperspirant or deodorant under your arms and chances are, you have yet to consider the health implications of this!
The problem with normal deodorants/antiperspirants:
The deodorant itself is not dangerous or toxic, the additives are, particularly aluminum-based deodorants. Usually labeled as “aluminum chlorohydrate and aluminum zirconium”, which are usually included to block or prevent sweating, by “plugging” your sweat ducts, which is vital for healthy elimination and detoxification.
Even though aluminum has been approved for use, it has been associated with,
- Potential Breast Cancer Risk
- Blocking of Underarm Pores
- Preventing Healthy Sweat
- Irritations & Rashes
What is Nuud?
Nuud is essentially a highly effective and bullsh*t free deodorant, designed to not only be beneficial to YOU but the environment around you!
Nuud refers to their product as a “predeoderant”, where normal deodorants aim to mask or disguise the odor, Nuud aims to prevent this altogether, in a natural, responsible and healthy way!
A vegan anti-odorant that is magically effective for 3-7 days
What sets Nuud apart?Totally Innocent:
- No aluminum, no fragrances, no vague chemicals, no alcohol
- Cruelty-free, 100% vegan
- No clogging, no staining
- Bioplastic sugarcane tube, biodegradable cardboard box
- Sustainable production & distribution
- Prevents odor by neutralizing bacteria with micro silver
- Effective for 3-7 days, with one application. Sports, being active or showering have no effect on Nuud's effectiveness.
- Super concentrated: 10 weeks with our 20 ml tube
- Patented formula
How does Nuud work?
To keep things simple, when you sweat or perspire, your glands secrete odorless fluids which the surrounding bacteria on your skin change to butyric acid - also known as “smelly sweat”. Now, the micro-silver in Nuud, fights off the “smelly sweat making bacteria” leaving you with a naturally fresh and longlasting smell.
Application & Frequency:
NUUD explains the whole process in detail here.
Simple and straightforward “apply a pea-sized blob” per armpit, on average every 3 days. They do note that this might require some trial and error to find your own “frequency” and figure out what works best for YOU.
Getting started with Nuud after over two decades of aluminum-based deodorants, I was skeptical. However, I knew it was something I couldn't kick until I gave it a fair chance. So, I got my hands on a tube, tossed my aluminum-based deodorant in the trash, and began my two-week experiment of “Going Nuud”.
In all honesty, it requires some perseverance as after years of the simple “point and spray”, applying my deodorant with my finger was an odd and foreign task. However, I was excited to begin the process and add another “reducing my carbon footprint” checkmark to my list!
I decided to use Nuud daily for the first 5 days to get started, using the product after showering in the morning. Then progressed to applying every second day to see if there would be a noticeable difference, I can safely say I noticed no difference between the daily and every other day application.
The increased amount of perspiration (slightly) was disconcerting but Nuud does state this is normal and the body requires a few days to weeks to go through the “detoxifying process” and clear out the blocked pores. This persisted for around 1-2 weeks before subsiding and I began to sweat “normally” again.
Initially, I found no change in my body odor. Only after the first week of use, did I find a start to “smell” or generate an unpleasant (yet very subtle, likely only noticable to myself) body odor as the day progressed. Once again, this is in-line with what Nuud outlines and seemed to subside by the end fo the second week.
Currently, I am experimenting with the time between applications and have found that every other day is optimal for ME, I attribute this to my active lifestyle (daily exercise) and I simply feel more comfortable with the more frequency application, this is simply my personal experience and preference here.
The more I use Nuud, the more of a fan I become! Not only do I get the same, if not better results from this bullsh*t free deodorant, but I am also looking after my health, the environment, supporting a small business and the stress or worry of forgetting to apply deodorant every now and then is non-existent! Nuud has got my back!
Do I recommend Nuud?
- Definitely. It's good for you and the environment!
Does Nuud work for everyone?
- The Nuud website claims the science and technology behind it should work for everyone. However, the main reason people believe it is not working for them is that they do not give it enough time or they do not understand that you will still perspire.
Give it a fair chance to work. Try it for a month and make your decision then. Things need to get worse before they get better and Nuud is no exception to that! You might smell, you might perspire, just stick it out and remember, it gets better!
Thinking of giving it a chance? Purchase your NUUD natural deodrant here and share your experience with us.