Aluminum in deodorants is considered controversial today. ÖKO-TEST has therefore tested 52 roll-on deodorants for ingredients and effectiveness that do without the harmful antiperspirant. The result: you should stay away from some branded products, for example from Dove, Rexona and Vichy.
After ÖKO-TEST recently took a closer look at deodorant sprays, it is now the turn of deodorant rollers without aluminum. A total of 52 products are tested in the laboratory for harmful ingredients in the deodorant and bottle. There are deductions in the rating if questionable ingredients are detected or, for example, the promised duration of action is not adhered to.
Among the tested deodorant rollers are inexpensive discounters and own brands as well as more expensive natural cosmetic products. All price categories are represented here between 49 cents and 10.50 euros for 50 milliliters of deodorant.
Dove, Rexona, L’Oréal and Vichy: you should keep your hands off these deodorant rollers
In some of the products tested, PEG / PEG derivatives, plastic compounds, organohalogen compounds or formaldehyde / releasing agents could be detected. The critical substances can influence the fearfulness, accumulate in the fatty tissue of the body, cause skin irritation and promote allergies.
As a result, a total of four products only scored “unsatisfactory” (grade 6). In addition, the manufacturers cannot present any studies on the effectiveness of the deodorants. So you better keep your hands off these deodorant rollers:
- Dove 0% Aluminium Salts Deodorant Moisturising Cream
- L’Oreal Mixa 48h effectiveness against odor
- rexona Flower Fresh Quick Dry Extra Fresh 48h Deodorant
- Vichy Mineral Deodorant 48H
Especially that Vichy-Deo disappointed: This is not just a pharmacy product, it is also the most expensive deodorant in the test with a price of over 10 euros for 50 milliliters.
Which products also contain questionable ingredients, read for a fee in the detailed test at ÖKO-TEST. In the following you can read about which deodorants you do not have to worry about.
Lidl, Edeka, Rossmann and dm are at the forefront
Under the Natural cosmetic products a total of 14 deodorant rollers were awarded the grade “very good”. In addition to more expensive branded products such as Dr. Hauschka, Speick and Weleda also inexpensive own brands:
The inexpensive discount, drugstore and supermarket own brands can position themselves well not only when it comes to natural cosmetics. Even among the conventional deodorant rollers without aluminum, not only the expensive products can assert themselves in the test. The two roll-ons of dm, the Balea Deodorant Sweet Sunshine 0% Aluminum and the Balea Men Sensitive Deodorant scored “very good” (grade 1). The following deodorant rollers also score “very good”:
- Lidl Cien Pure Freshness 48h Roll-On Deodorant
- Rule Elcurina Deo Roll-On Aloe Vera
- Edeka Elkos Body 24h Fresh Deodorant Without aluminum
- Aldi Ombia Feeling Fresh 24h Deodorant
- Net Pure & Basic Deodorant Fresh Without aluminum salts