Antiperspirants Liberal KS

We rely on antiperspirants to get us through life’s sticky situations, but the latest news about conventional antiperspirants and deodorants is enough to make anyone break out in a sweat. The problem: aluminum salts and parabens. Aluminum salts literally block skin pores, providing the “anti” in antiperspirants. Parabens are preservatives widely used in antiperspirants and deodorants.

Sephora
(913) 492-8150
11801 W. 95th Street
Overland Park, KS
Hours
Monday-Saturday:10am-9pm
Sunday:11am-6pm

Heavenly Creations
(785) 235-3599
519 SW Van Buren St
Topeka, KS

Data Provided by:
Ms J's First Class Hair Design
(913) 621-3040
901 N 9th St
Kansas City, KS

Data Provided by:
Stafanie Lynn Salon
(316) 946-9500
1009 W 13th St N
Wichita, KS

Data Provided by:
Hairbiz
(620) 231-9705
106 S Jefferson St
Frontenac, KS

Data Provided by:
Crabtree & Evelyn Incorporated
(913) 894-9290
11573 W 95th St
Overland Park, KS
 
Brown Nicole
(913) 706-4677
1717 N Ridgeview Rd
Olathe, KS
 
Premiere Beauty
(913) 381-2833
9296 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS

Data Provided by:
Peaches' Beauty Salon
(913) 342-9124
1904 N 5th St
Kansas City, KS

Data Provided by:
Scissorhands
(620) 355-7339
104 Waterman Ave
Lakin, KS

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

It's Not the Pits

Provided by: 

By Susan Gilbert

We rely on antiperspirants to get us through life’s sticky situations, but the latest news about conventional antiperspirants and deodorants is enough to make anyone break out in a sweat.

The problem: aluminum salts and parabens. Aluminum salts literally block skin pores, providing the “anti” in antiperspirants. Parabens are preservatives widely used in antiperspirants and deodorants. Both chemicals, when absorbed through the skin near the breast, may increase the risk of breast cancer, reports cancer researcher Philippa Darbre in the March issue of Best Practice and Research Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

The use of aluminum salts and parabens in antiperspirants and deodorants has grown over the last half century, and breast cancer most often appears in the area of the breast closest to the underarm, Darbre says, which has spurred scientists to investigate if these ingredients play a role. In a 2003 survey of 437 breast cancer patients, Dr. Kris McGrath, an immunologist at Northwestern University in Chicago, found that the more often the women had used antiperspirants or deodorants, the earlier they had developed breast cancer. The earliest diagnoses were in women who applied these products after shaving under the arms.

Other researchers, however, say this quadrant of the breast simply has the most tissue, making it more susceptible to cancer, thus questioning any causal relationship between deodorants and disease. “I don’t think the research has given us clear answers in terms of a possible link with breast cancer,” says Wendy Mason, director of health science programming at the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Dallas.

Does shaving increase the risks from antiperspirants and deodorants? Perhaps. “Hairless or smooth skin allows for better deposition of applied chemicals from body-care cosmetics,” says Philip Harvey, a toxicologist at Covance Laboratories in North Yorkshire, England. “Regardless, parabens are absorbed through the skin.”

But why take the risk when safe alternatives abound to keep underarms fresh? Though underarm products free of aluminum salts can’t be labeled antiperspirants under federal law, you can decrease perspiration by using products containing astringent herbs such as witch hazel and thyme and by drinking sage tea, according to Deanna Hope Berman, a naturopathic doctor in Ithaca, New York.

Look for deodorants with herbs that combat bacteria—the odor causers. “Herbs that contain high amounts of essential oils work well because they are antibacterial,” Berman says. Potent herbs include thyme, rosemary, sage, lavender, and tea tree oil.

Natural deodorants containing these herbs include Weleda Natural Sage, Tom’s of Maine, and Avalon Organic deodorants. Baking soda also neutralizes underarm odor. Another option—mineral salts, which suppress bacteria. Simple crystal deodorants do the trick—just wet the stone and apply. Lafe’s Hemp Oil deodorant has mineral salts to eradicat...

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...