I’ve got another deodorant review for you today. Because I have fragrance sensitivities I am always on the hunt for a deodrant that I like which doesn’t cause me violent headaches so I often prefer roll-on deodarants over aerosols because they are less likely to cause migraines. I thought I would give the Vaseline Active Fresh deodorant a try as it is alcohol free which means it is anti sting and not likely to irritate my sensitive skin. I’ve used tons of products from Vaseline in the past and I have never had a problem with any of their stuff so I thought I’d give this a whirl.
What is it?
It is a 150ml aerosol deodorant manufactured by Vaseline with a ProDerma complex which helps to protect the underarm skin which is very delicate. It is also suitable for sensitive skin and has been dermatologically tested as well as being alcohol free so it doesn’t sting and it doesn’t dry the skin on your armpits. Vaseline also say it is long lasting and it will give 48hours protection.
While sweating is a natural reaction to a rise in temperature it can often result in sweat marks, odour, and even discolouration of your clothes. In order to manage your body’s response, we have designed the Vaseline® Active Fresh Anti-Perspirant with ProDerma™ technology, a unique blend of skin-caring ingredients, which mimics the skin’s own protective layer and make it less prone to irritation. It keeps you dry all day and cares for your underarm resulting in healthy looking protected skin.
Just a simple 150ml aerosol bottle with the typical Vaseline packaging. Bottle looks fresh and modern but nothing special. I did notice that it doesn’t have the cruelty free bunny on the back of the bottle but the packaging can be recycled.
Why did I like it?
I liked it because it is alcohol free so it didn’t sting after applying like most deodorants do. It has a nice, fresh, mild scent that isn’t too overpowering and because I’m sensitive to most artificial fragrances and chemicals (the reason I prefer ‘natural’ toiletries) I often get migraines after using most deodorants, I’m happy to say that the scent didn’t cause me any major headaches. I did feel a little brain fog after using it but it didn’t last very long. My underarms also felt amazingly soft and protected too and it I’m happy to say that it didn’t irritate my sensitive skin. It did what it said on the tin and I found it to be long lasting and my pits smelt nice and fresh the next day after using it. The fresh scent lingered on the skin too and I could still smell it the next day.
What I didn’t like?
Nothing really, except that Unilever is the manufacture of Vaseline products and I’m sure that the company tests on animals so I would feel a million times better if this deodorant had the leaping cruelty free bunny on the bottle but unfortunately it hasn’t. So if you are strongly against testing on animals I would look elsewhere as I’m guessing this is not cruelty free.
Will I use again?
Yes, I liked it; it worked at keeping my armpits dry and kept body odour at bay for well over 48 hours without causing a full blown migraine or irritating my underarm skin. It smells very nice too and I love how soft my armpits feel after using it so I probably would buy it again, yes.
Where to buy?
You can get this deodarant almost aywhere, for example: Boots, Superdrug, Asda etc… Amazon UK sell it too!
Disclosure: I bought this.