Lush T’eo Solid Deodorant Bar: No Sweat?

First just a little warning: if you find it unsavoury to be discussing sweat and body odour on a (mainly) beauty blog, then you may want to stop reading now.  Or maybe you have an aversion to the word ‘armpits’? Oops, sorry.

Anyway. I can’t say I was specifically looking for a new deodorant when I stumbled on this funny little bar on the Lush website.  The reviews for the Lush T’eo Deodorant Bar were mostly positive though, so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try something a little more natural for a change.  After being mesmerised for about five minutes by the video of someone applying the deodorant, I decided to buy it.

 

Lush T'eo Solid Deodrant

 

Lush do describe it as an Anti-perspirant, but I can’t agree with that; it definitely doesn’t stop the sweat.  The idea is that it soaks up the sweat, and therefore nasty odours, with the all natural ingredients.  The bar itself smells like fresh lemons, and it’s solid but flaky, so expect a bit of fallout.  It can be a little bit scratchy on the old pits too.  This doesn’t bother me because it is short-lived, but it may aggravate sensitive skin.  Being dry and a bit dusty, when it is rubbed on the armpits it does leave a white layer behind.  This can transfer to clothing when dressing, but brushes off easily enough.  On the plus side though, there is no drying time – so no sticky pits! Yay!

Most importantly though, how does it perform? My main concern was that it would not cope with sweat effectively, with it being summer, and with me being a sweaty betty.  However, I have found that it manages extremely well.  Yes, there is still sweat (sorry), but I have noticed no odour whatsoever.  I have used it every day for over two weeks, and in that time I have walked; energetically cleaned the house; worked out, and chased kids around.  All with plenty of sweat (look, I’m trying to be honest here) but no smell, other than lemons.  I am seriously impressed with the T’eo deodorant, and I cannot see me giving it up in the near future.   Especially knowing that Lush products don’t contain any nasty chemicals, and are not tested on animals.

 

Have you tried a natural alternative to the humble deodorant?  If so, what has worked for you?

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Skincare Shopping – With a Little Review Attached

Of all things beauty, I think I get the most pleasure from buying and trying new skincare products.  Wait, no, I love makeup more.  Actually skincare is my favourite.  Ok, the truth is, I just like buying and trying new things, whether it be cleansers, eyeshadows (I have a weakness for palettes), blushers or highlighters… I love it all.

I do think, however, that the more effort (and sometimes money, sadly) you put into skincare products the better.  Simply because, if you get that right then the better the base will be for all the glorious makeup products.

 

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Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Cleanser

I talked about my morning routine (here) recently, where I listed the three main products that I use in the morning.  I haven’t written a nightly routine post yet, because it is so changeable, and it would be more like a 5,000 word essay.  I have, however, been looking for a new makeup remover/cleanser that will properly take all my makeup off from the day.  So, I picked up two on a quick shopping trip this week; Sanctuary Spa Fresh-Faced Purifying Wash, and Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Cleanser.  I like that the Nip+Fab cleanser is an exfoliating cleanser (it contains 2% Glycolic Acid), but am a little worried that it will be too harsh for my skin (I haven’t tried it yet).  I can report that the Sanctuary Spa cleanser is really lovely though.  It smells very nice (I am big on smells) and seems very gentle.  My skin is dry, so can feel tight after cleansing, but this doesn’t leave my skin feeling stripped of moisture.  I actually – dare I say it – prefer it over the Philosophy cleanser that the world and her sister loves.

 

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L-R Sanctuary Spa Youth Boosting Facial night Concentrate; Fresh-Faced Purifying Wash; Illuminating Moisture Lotion

 

I also picked up a few other little minis from the Sanctuary Spa range; the Youth Boosting Facial Night Concentrate, and the Illuminating Moisture Lotion.  I definitely don’t need a new day cream, or a night cream for that matter, but I’m a sucker for the word illuminating, and the night cream is apparently going to make me look like a teenager again.  I’ll report back when I have had a chance to try them out.  The Illuminating Moisture Cream has SPF 15, useful for days when I don’t need or want a full on sun screen.

 

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L-R Lush Let the Good Times Roll; Eau Roma Water

 

I popped into Lush too – the smell draws me in every time – where I purchased Let the Good Times Roll.   I have used this before, so I know I love it.  It’s got popcorn in it! Popcorn! That’s not the only reason I have repurchased this squidgy cleanser (it feels a bit like gritty Play Doh), it also does lovely things for my skin, gently cleansing and exfoliating, while leaving me glowing and soft.  The Eau Roma Water  can be used on cotton wool as a toner, but I have been using it as a facial spritz after cleansing in the morning.  It is a refreshing, boost of hydration, that is gentle on even sensitive skin.  My only complaint with the Eau Roma Water is that the spray is less of a mist, and more of a squirt in the face.  I don’t know if I got a dud, but the spray is quite violent.  It does do an excellent job of waking me up in the morning though.

 

Have you you tried any of these skincare lovelies, what do you think of them?

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