Hypoallergenic deodorant is a personal care product that is used in order to mask the scent of body odor without causing irritation to the underarm area. There are a number of people who are allergic to deodorants and antiperspirants that are not certified as being hypoallergenic. Some of the ingredients that are commonly used in deodorants and antiperspirants that can cause allergic reactions or irritations include fragrance and aluminum. People with aluminum sensitivity often have skin reactions to deodorant that is not hypoallergenic. People who are sensitive to fragrances might have skin reactions to deodorant that is not hypoallergenic or may have problems with the scent, which might cause sneezing or irritation to the sinuses.
Hypoallergenic deodorant is often made without fragrances of any kind. While the ingredients that are used in the product have at least a mild scent, the overall scent of the deodorant is often so mild that it does not bother even some of the most sensitive noses. Also, because it is mostly free from any scent, this deodorant is also unisex. Unlike other kinds of deodorants and antiperspirants, hypoallergenic deodorant does not include musky scents to cater to men or floral or citrusy scents to cater to women.
It is not as easy to find hypoallergenic deodorant as normal kinds of deodorant and antiperspirant. Drug stores and pharmacies with a limited inventory might not carry any deodorants that are hypoallergenic. While this product used to be found mostly in health food stores and specialty stores, it is becoming more common to find it in drug stores, pharmacies, and grocery stores that have a large inventory of personal hygiene products. It is also sold by a number of online retailers that sell hypoallergenic or natural products.
Some people prefer to use hypoallergenic deodorant simply because it generally includes more natural products than other kinds of deodorants. There is one kind of hypoallergenic deodorant that is made out of a crystal. This product uses mineral salts to cover the scent of body odor. The mineral salts come in the form of an actual crystal that can be rubbed on the underarm area. There are also products made with the crystal that allow users to roll on or spray on the deodorant.