Stuff Aesthetic Fascists Like: This alcohol-free stick deodorant glides on smoothly and dries quickly. The formula prevents body odor by blocking bacteria development. Features the sensual and mysterious scent of Eau des Baux – fresh cypress and mellow incense. Free of parabens and aluminum salt. Buy at L’Occitane. Other options available at The Motley.
Grooming experts inform me about the difference between deodorants (which fight odor) and antiperspirants (which fight wetness). Both products contain active ingredients that should be avoided: the alcohol in deodorants can irritate the skin while the aluminum in antiperspirants leaves armpit stains on shirts—and may be adverse to health. Staying dry and fresh all day long, I have opted out of antiperspirants and only use alcohol and aluminum-free deodorants with natural ingredients.