While almost all of us want to use deodorant on an everyday basis, we tend to forget the side-effects that most deodorants can have. Since our skin is porous, when we apply something, it tends to absorb it. Especially after shaving or having a bath, if you are not careful about the deodorant you choose, the chemicals in it can be harmful and can cause critical illnesses in the long run. Below are three easily avoidable ingredients in deodorants that you can watch out for. Make the right choice for your health and well-being.

Aluminium

Aluminium is among the most common elements in the world, but aluminium in its various forms and in higher quantities can cause aluminium toxicity. Aluminium toxicity is a well-researched condition that can cause debilitating conditions. Commonly used in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, aluminum salts prevent the body from sweating. These salts dissolve to stop the sweat from forming on the surface of the pores. 

Parabens

Parabens are also a common ingredient in most of the personal care items. It is used as a preservative to prevent the growth of bacteria, yeast, fungi, etc. in the deodorants. Parabens interfere with the body functions and the way the body regulates estrogen and several other hormones. This creates a hormonal imbalance in the body. Parabens can thus increase the risk of birth defects in children and hormonal cancers.

Animal-source ingredients 

A variety of ingredients in common deodorants that have their genesis in animal parts. For example, Stearic Acid is an ingredient derived from pigs and other animals. It can cause an allergic reaction on some people, but most importantly it is rejected by people of different cultures around the world. 

Due to the desensitization of people about the adverse effects of products on personal health & well-being and unregulated/contradictory information on product labels, the responsibility now lies with the consumer for making an informed choice.

Lafz is a globally conscious brand that addresses the need of being able to use fragrances without compromising on health, wellness and beliefs. With a wide range of Halal-Certified products, 0% alcohol and no animal-derived ingredients, Lafz products are made with you and your wellness in mind. The products are dermatologically tested so that every time you use it, all you get is a comfortable fragrance that adds to your personality.

 

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