Ingredient Review - Sanex Natur Protect Deodorant

Sanex Natur Protect Deodorant
Disclaimer - Ingredient correct at time of publication

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, battling my environmental guilt alongside allergies and eczema. 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 caused concerns in connection with breast cancer. However, the ingredients left behind could be possible skin irritants according to information available online. Now I know not everything is reliable on the internet but I think it's important to analyse ingredients.

  • Isobutene a hydrocarbon gas; used as a propellant in aerosolized products and possible irritation skin, eyes, lungs 
  • Butane is a hydrocarbon, functions as a propellant and there is evidence of irritation 
  • Propane similar to Butante functions as a propellant, evidence of toxicant 
  • Cyclopentasiloxane (cyclomethicone) is a silicon-based cyclic compound; may be associated with environmental toxicity 
  • Potassium Alum is an inorganic salt scores and classified as expected to be toxic & environmental toxin 
  • Dimethicone (also called polymethylsiloxane) is a silicon-based polymer used as a lubricant and conditioning agent. Restricted in cosmetic use 
  • 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 
  • Propylene carbonate is a synthetic solvent and classified as an irritant 
  • Dimethiconol is a silicon-based polymer

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

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