Agent Nateur Deodorant Ingredients: Organic coconut oil, sodium bicarbonate, beeswax, sunflower butter, avocado butter, castor oil, raw organic honey, lavender essential oil, hydrogen peroxide, eucalyptus oil.
With the variety and abundance of natural deodorants available to purchase, I think it's safe to say we are truly living in a golden age of natural deodorants right now. Whether you love the ease of a stick deodorant, or completely okay with using your fingers to apply a cream deodorant, finding the right natural deodorant for your body needs is easier than ever.
I have been using the Agent Nateur deodorant for months now and I love that I can go back to using a natural stick deodorant - especially one that looks as gorgeous as the Agent Nateur deodorant. The deodorant is clear-colored in the tube and smells very clean and refreshing from the lavender essential oil and eucalyptus oil. It's a fantastic unisex scent that isn't overpowering.
What I really enjoy about the Agent Nateur deodorant is the ease of application. Getting ready in the morning for work is so much easier when I can directly swipe the deodorant onto my underarms. I don't have to dig out dollops of cream deodorant with my fingers, wait for it to soften, and then apply. The ease of applying the Agent Nateur deodorant is primarily due to the ingredients that make up its formula. The combination of coconut oil, sunflower butter, avocado butter makes up the base of the deodorant and is very moisturizing. Because of these intensely nourishing ingredients, even in the colder months, the deodorant glides onto underarm skin easily.
Another huge plus, is that even though Agent Nateur contains sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), I experienced no irritation on my underarms. I am mildly sensitive to baking soda so it was a pleasant surprise that the Agent Nateur worked well with my skin and body chemistry. Those with sensitive skin should sample the Agent Nateur deodorant to see if their skin can handle the baking soda in it or not.
Let's talk about effectiveness, which is the most important thing when considering deodorants. The only reason I haven't been shouting from the social media rooftops about the wonders of Agent Nateur, is that some of my natural body odor peeks through towards the end of my day. I don't smell bad, but I definitely do not smell as fresh as I would like. This isn't necessarily bad, but if I'm going to yoga or out with friends after work, I need my deodorant to last. In comparison, my favorite baking soda free deodorant cream can keep me smelling fresh from morning to midnight without the need to reapply in the middle of the day.
I fully understand that deodorant formulas are a tricky thing to nail down. When formulating a deodorant, there needs to be the right amount of ingredients to control moisture and bacteria without causing sensitivity on skin. The Agent Nateur deodorant is very mild and so I wonder if there is enough baking soda in it to inhibit odor-causing bacteria.
In conclusion, the Agent Nateur deodorant is a good and gentle everyday deodorant with just one downside. The deodorant's mildness might be suitable for those with sensitive skin but it might not fit the needs of people with active lifestyles. I would repurchase Agent Nateur again just to have a nifty stick deodorant to use on days when strong odor prevention isn't my number one priority. But I would still have a baking soda free deodorant cream in my stash for when I need smell fresh from morning to night.
I really hope Agent Nateur formulates a stronger deodorant one day. Everything else about the deodorant, from the creamy texture and the refreshing scent is excellent. It just needs to be a little more effective in keeping me smelling fresh.