Deodorant without aluminium - does it work at all?

Deodorant without aluminium - does it work at all?

Are you sceptical about whether a deodorant without aluminium can have the same effect as one with aluminium?

We'll explain why it works with the right ingredients and what you'll be doing your body a favour by avoiding aluminium in your deodorant!


Aluminium - why is it in deodorants at all?

Body odour is caused when bacteria break down our sweat. Basically, there are two different products to combat unpleasant body odour: deodorants and antiperspirants. As the name suggests, a deodorant (lat. from "odor" = smell) covers up the unpleasant smell while an antiperspirant (lat. from "transpirare" = to sweat) inhibits the formation of sweat. To reduce the amount of sweat secretion, aluminium salts are mostly used in antiperspirants. They are able to constrict the excretory ducts of the exocrine sweat glands, which reduces the flow of sweat on the surface of the skin.

Deodorants, on the other hand, aim to give a fresh scent and reduce the amount of bacteria in the armpits. This is because underarm odour does not only come from the sweat itself, but rather from the microorganisms that break it down.


Why should I do without aluminium in deodorant if it helps?

Besides the fact that permanently clogged or constricted sweat glands can lead to sweat congestion with skin irritation and itching, the substance group of aluminium salts has long been suspected of having negative effects on fertility, our nervous system and even kidneys and testicles. In addition, research is still being conducted to determine whether even small amounts of aluminium can increase the risk of cancer and Alzheimer's disease.


Is there a deodorant without aluminium that still works?

The good news: YES! Our BU:KEI Clean Deo Cream not only does not contain aluminium, but also all kinds of other additives that your skin doesn't need! In our Clean Beauty formulation, we work with herbal and sustainable active ingredients instead! Sage inhibits sweat production in a natural way, while extracts from the noni plant ensure a balanced microbiome of your skin and thus a reduction of bacteria. But our Clean Deo Cream can do even more! Instead of using plain water, our gentle deodorant cream contains soothing and moisturising aloe vera leaf juice - so you no longer have to worry about skin irritation and itching after shaving. And it gets even better. Of course, the Clean Deo Cream also contains our BU:KEI longevity formula with valuable essences from sustainably grown wildflowers, plants and herbs: nourishing olive leaf extract from Ikaria, moisturising molasses from Japan, smoothing papaya extract from Nicoya, anti-inflammatory grape seed extract from Loma Linda and regenerative helichrysum (strawflower) extract from Sardinia. This not only keeps your armpits fresh all day long, but also provides all-round care!

Of course, like all BU:KEI products, Clean Deo Cream is free from microplastics, silicones, PEGs, parabens, mineral oil, artificial fragrances, synthetic ingredients and harmful substances. All BU:KEI formulations are vegan and cruelty-free!  

Want to try this great deodorant right away? Order one right here in the shop and let your friends know you love it!