Learn More About Crystal Body Deodorant's
Differences & Benefits
Crystal Insights is our resource center designed to keep you informed about the world of deodorants so that the next time you're in the store deciding on the right product, you know the facts. For further details, please go to our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page where you are likely to find answers to your questions.
The Natural Alternative to
Chemical–Laden Commercial Deodorants
Crystal Body Deodorant products are made from simple mineral salts that form an invisible layer on the skin. While most deodorants mask odor with heavy scents or fragrances, the natural alternative Crystal deodorants actually prevent body odor from starting by forming an invisible layer on the skin that creates an unfriendly environment for bacteria.
Available in both unscented and lightly scented versions, Crystal deodorants are hypoallergenic, non-sticky, non–staining, dry instantly and leave no white residue. They contain no harmful chemicals.
How Does Crystal® Body Deodorant Work?
Odor is caused by bacteria that form on the body. Natural mineral salts form a barrier on the skin that creates a very unfriendly environment for these bacteria.
Crystal offers a healthy deodorant alternative to popular deodorants, most of which are filled with unhealthy chemicals your body really doesn't need.
The Difference Between Deodorants
The most common products used to control body odor are deodorants and antiperspirants.
Deodorants work by masking, suppressing, or preventing body odor. Deodorants do not tend to reduce the amount of perspiration the body produces.
Antiperspirants, on the other hand, use a variety of chemicals that artificially clog pores.
Mainstream antiperspirants have as their main ingredient(s) Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Aluminum Zirconium, Aluminum Chloride, Tricholorohydrex Glycine, and Aluminum Hydroxybromide – all controversial ingredients that are potentially unhealthy for our bodies.
Natural Science: Understanding Mineral Salts
Mineral salts are present in the water we drink, in almost all the foods we eat, and in the air we breathe. At the foundation of Crystal deodorant is natural mineral salt called 'Alum'.
Aluminum is the third most abundant element in nature, after oxygen and silicon. It has been part of our environment since the beginning of time and is one of the basic building blocks of our universe.
Mineral salts (Alum) should not be confused with Aluminum Chlorohydrate or Aluminum Zirconium which plug the pores so as to stop perspiration.
What You Should Know About Parabens
Crystal deodorants contain no parabens. Parabens are used as a preservative in many commercial deodorants and antiperspirants. In 2004, a small study found traces of parabens in some samples of breast cancer tumors. A possible concern is that in other studies, parabens have been found to have weak estrogen* properties.
*What is Estrogen? It is a female hormone known to cause breast cells (normal and cancerous) to grow and divide. Some conditions that increase the body's exposure to estrogen (not having children, late menopause, obesity, etc.) have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.
So far, studies have not shown any direct link between parabens and breast cancer risk. What has been found is that there are many other compounds in the environment that also mimic naturally–produced estrogen. Get more info from the American Cancer Society.