News flash: I sweat! I sweat a lot and I always always use an anti-persipirant/deodorant combo. Recently, I decided to try a new combo… Secret Flawless Renewal Satiny Tropical and it literally burned the skin on my armpits. I knew something was wrong because after a few days of use my armpits started itching and burning like crazy. I stopped using the Secret but the damage was already done. My once flawless armpits, are now scarred with dark marks from where the Secret Flawless Renewal Deodorant burned my skin.
Even after I stopped using that stuff my armpits caused me severe agony, I even considered going to the ER… yup it was that bad. The itching was intense, mix that with burning and pain and you get the picture. Keep in mind that I’ve had laser hair removal on my armpits, the discomfort from laser hair removal was nothing, NOTHING compared to what Secret Flawless put me through. I’m not sure exactly what in the Secret caused the crazy reaction, but I know I’m not alone. I shared my story with a co-worker and she said the same thing happened to her after using a Secret product. In case you’re wondering: the active ingredient in the Secret was Aluminum zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly 19%.
Now that my armpit is scarred I’ve vowed to find a more natural deodorant, but I just can’t sacrifice odor protection so I’ll be testing a bunch of different natural deodorants and sharing my results right here on Beauty Blvd.