The Search is Over: Kiss My Face Active Life Deodorant
I’ll never forget this day: I’m in second grade, already the most awkward human on the planet (more than likely wearing rainbow glasses, a troll doll necklace and toting a collection of Far Side comics)….my mom picks me up from school and the first thing she says to me as I get into the car is, “Man, you are RIPE!”. Being 8 years old, I had no idea what she meant, but apparently the day had already come for me to start wearing deodorant. The arrival of my B.O. was as intense as it was abrupt, and growing up in north Texas, elementary-age girls were intended to feel shame if they smelled of anything besides Bath and Body Work’s Sun Ripened Raspberry (the only acceptable alternatives might be Strawberry Splish Splash body spray by Limited Too or Pleasures by Estee Lauder if you’re really sophisticated). It wasn’t long before I was on the hard stuff: Certain Dri. A “prescription strength” deodorant you knew was working when you wanted to rip the itching, burning flesh from your armpits. That’s gotta be healthy.
It wasn’t until high school when I started hearing of the dangers of chemicals in deodorants (actually the first cosmetic I recall hearing of any adverse effects), decided anyone who had a problem with a little natural musk could kindly “F” off and began experimenting with alternatives. Over the past 10 years I’ve tried everything from Tom’s to crystals to pure lemon juice to apple cider vinegar, even modifying my diet to try to subdue the intensity of my B.O. but nothing really cut it. I know it’s a losing battle a lot of us are fighting. Again, I find no problem with moderate B.O. but let’s face it, I’m a make-up artist; I’m in people’s faces with my arms raised quite a bit and I know not everyone feels the way I do.
After being on the crystal for the past year or two and finding “okay” results with that, I decided to pick up Natural Active Life Deodorant by Kiss My Face in Peaceful Patchouli (namaste y’all) and it really is actually doing the trick. The special quality about this particular product is that it utilizes natural vegetable enzymes and clay which neutralize and absorb odor. I’ve been applying right after the shower at night and another coat again in the morning and smelling pretty pleasant for all of my 15 hour days.
Sorry if this was a bit TMI, but I get deodorant questions a lot and I hope this helps!
Thanks for reading,