03. 30. 2005
I hate to be an alarmist but for years I've been reading about the link between Alzheimer's Disease and aluminum and worrying about the aluminum-based antiperspirant I use. Not enough to give it up and go natural but enough to check the shelves all the time to see if there's a non-aluminum alternative. So far there really hasn't been one. There are deodorants without antiperspirants like those salt-based crystals that control bacteria but they don't help if you're having a sweat gush during a job interview.
I finally saw something new the other day: Adidas Absorbent-Deo, which instead of preventing you from sweating, uses tiny cotton fibers to mop it up before it shows through your clothes. It looks like any other solid antiperspirant but it goes on much drier, kind of like a giant chapstick. It feels a little waxy at first but it does melt into your skin within a few minutes. I don't know yet how well it works because I haven't been in any sweat-inducing situations but I will be keeping a close watch during my next run or anxiety attack. The only version I saw was "for WOMEN" but I know plenty of guys who would like to be powder-fresh too.
I don't see this online anywhere yet, or on the Adidas site, but I found it at an Eckerd for about $3.