Burt's Bees Deodorant for Men

On the heels of my experience with the Herban Cowboy Deodorant, which was my first foray into cruelty-free deodorant, I was a little bit wary. I liked the Herban Cowboy, but it did aggravate the skin around my armpits. So, I was curious to see how my skin would react to a different brand of deodorant. Next up was Burt's Bees Deodorant for Men

My experience with Burt's Bees products has been a bit less-than-stellar, so I was hoping that this might be the one to turn the tide. It has a nice woodsy sort of smell, which was a good masculine scent. The texture is a bit sticky, almost. It didn't flake off or leave residue, but it certainly didn't feel like it was going on smooth. I don't know if it was the beeswax that produced this texture but it wasn't what I was expecting, and I can't say I'm really a fan. Once it's on, however, it doesn't feel sticky at all, so it's really only an issue during application.

As for the most important factor, which is its effectiveness as a long-lasting deodorant, I was very pleased with the results. My pits smelled nice all day, so job well done there. I did notice that, on Amazon.com, some reviewers complain that it didn't offer lasting odor protection, which was not my experience at all. My guess is that depending on a person's individual body chemistry, they may experience different results. Because it definitely did the trick for me.

As an added bonus, I had absolutely none of the skin irritation issues that I experienced with the Herban Cowboy deodorant, which was a huge relief. I don't yet have enough information to know why I was experiencing it with one and not the other, but I'd like to figure that out. All things considered, I'm glad to say that I am pleased with the Burt's Bees deodorant for men. Other than the stickiness issue, it performed very well.


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