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Ingredient Review: Sanex Natur Protect Deodorant

Sanex Natur Protect Deodorant
Sanex is a brand that annoys me for misleading advertising. Recently they got a slap on the wrists for their shower gel adverts and were made to change the wording. Whilst browsing the supermarket aisles I found Sanex Natur Protect 0% aluminium chlorohydrate, parabens and alcohol.

I shall put it bluntly natural deodorants are not floating my boat. They are expensive and you have to find the right one to work with your body. I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. I want the junk out of my armpits but society does frown upon smelly people.

This Sanex deodorant contains 10 ingredients compared to over double in Sure Aloe Vera Sensitive (a product I have used). Sanex has removed aluminium chlorohydrate which has mixed concerns in connection with breast cancer. However, the ingredients left behind are classified toxic with limited use and possibly skin irritants according to www.ewg.org/skindeep.

    Sanex Natur Protect Deodorant
  • Isobutene a hydrocarbon gas; used as a propellant in aerosolized products and possible irritation skin, eyes, lungs (4 fair)
  • Butane is a hydrocarbon, functions as a propellant and there is evidence of irritation (5 good)
  • Propane similar to Butante functions as a propellant, evidence of toxicant (4 fair)
  • Cyclopentasiloxane (cyclomethicone) is a silicon-based cyclic compound; may be associated with environmental toxicity (3 limited)
  • Potassium Alum is an inorganic salt scores and classified as expected to be toxic & environmental toxin (1 limited)
  • Dimethicone (also called polymethylsiloxane) is a silicon-based polymer used as a lubricant and conditioning agent. Restricted in cosmetic use (3 limited)
  • Parfum - I am guessing this will be synthetic
  • Disteardimonium hectorite is an ingredient based on naturally occurring clay mineral hectorite; this ingredient is used as a thickening agent (0)
  • Propylene carbonate is a synthetic solvent and classified as an irritant (1 limited)
  • Dimethiconol is a silicon-based polymer (0 limited)

The choice is entirely yours. For me, products free from synthetic ingredients are always going to be a better option. You cannot beat 100% natural ingredients however could this be a compromise?

Sarah x


  1. I have the same problem with deodorants. Natural ones just aren't strong enough for me, and anti perspirants cause painful lumps under my arm pits due to it blocking my sweat glands. I can't win :(

    1. I can see how that must be very difficult for you. Generally anti perspirants only cause me problems from the fragrance either making me sneeze or causing irritation. Have you heard of Soapwalla deodorant cream? I am hearing more and more about how good it is, I am tempted to try

  2. Yes I have heard of that, it does have pretty good reviews so I may have to invest in it. I'm so sceptical with natural deodorants though, I have bought so many that end up in the bin. I just need something that is effective without causing me pain.

  3. I use Soapwalla and it's the bomb diggity!!! I love it and I live in Hotlanta, it works so well for me. I just ordered another one today from the Etsy page. Bubble and Bee also makes a great (so I've heard) deodorant similar to Soapwalla. I really wish Tom's of Maine wouldn't be so deceiving... there's no need to have propylene glycol in the deodorant or any beauty product for that matter.

    1. I think I am going to have to seek out your suggestions and have a try :)

    2. Personally I think Sanex is a better choice well if you compare it to the other deodorants you can fin in the supermarkets..