I was sent the new Bionsen‘s aluminium and paraben free deodorants, and I wanted to give a fair review, so I’ve been testing it out for a couple of weeks.
The deodorants are hypoallergenic, and smells nice and fresh – sort of a bit baby powdery?
Bionsen’s deodorants use Japanese Spa Minerals to deodorise – but these aren’t anti-perspirants. That doesn’t bother me too much, maybe I’m not very sweaty! (I also prefer deodorants, because I think that anti-perspirants can’t really be all that good for you – your body is designed to sweat to get rid of toxins, so stopping that process can’t be good!) If you prefer an anti-perspirant though, this might not be for you!
Being both aluminium- and paraben-free is another tick off of my list for Bionsen – There is research to suggest that these might be linked to breast cancer, so although more research is needed, it’s nice to have an alternative.
I was sent both the roll-on and pump spray versions, both of which are available from Morrisons at £2.35 and £2.75 respectively. Yes, there are cheaper deodorants out there, but usually aluminium- and paraben-free deodorants are quite expensive, so I’d repurchase these. There are sticks, aerosols and crystals available too.
Bionsen is also available from Bionsen.co.uk, as well as from Boots and other supermarkets.