You may have read my earlier post on the award winning Evolve Organic Beauty, but if you haven’t, check it out here.
Having nearly used a whole pot of their Cotton Fresh Cream Deodorant, I was so impressed I had to tell you about it. Even better, I managed to have a little chat with Laura the founder to find out a little more about the brand.
First the deodorant.
Being honest, I was pretty sceptical about this. A pot of something with no artificial additives that you rubbed onto your skin, didn’t really sound like it would cut the mustard or indeed work at all. How wrong was I. I dabbled with the cream deodorant for a week or so here and there but was then returning to my conventional spray deodorant for the gym. I don’t know what made me do it but I thought I would put it to the test and took it as my solo product on a recent work trip. This work trip included two bouts of fifteen hours travelling and skiing, so it really was put to work. I could not have been happier with the results, or if I am truthful, surprised!
To use the cream deodorant you simply scoop some out of the jar with your fingers and rub it into your skin. I find it works best when the pot is slightly warm and the texture has softened. The texture is like a very smooth paste/ cream and melts really easily into the skin. What’s more it stays put and doesn’t leave any white marks on your clothes, Again I was surprised at this to say the least!
Now let’s have a look at its performance when I was skiing. When I say skiing, I actually mean getting from the top to the bottom of the mountain, with no style, several face plants and numerous lost poles. I am definitely a beginner and find the whole thing quite terrifying, so I am sweating from both physical and emotional exertion! For me that’s a big point. I always seem to sweat more when I am nervous compared to physical movement, and the deodorant did not let me down at all. I could smell the deodorant rather than something less pleasant at the bottom of hill as much as the top , and it lasted through the whole day. There was a lot of sweat too! Cotton Fresh Is the perfect name. It smells clean without being over powering.
I was so impressed I got in touch with Evolve themselves to tell them! Laura, the brand founder was kind enough to answer a few questions for me. Here is what she said.
Could you tell me a little about the brand?
A bit about the brand – I started Evolve in 2009 – inspired by my own healthy living journey. I wanted to create a range of affordable luxury organic products to help everyone live a little better. In 2014 we opened our own studio where we hand make all of our products in small batches.
What are your biggest challenges when creating new organic products?
Biggest challenges when creating new organic products – we are working on so many ideas, the challenge is finding the time to launch them all! We used to find it hard to find effective organic raw materials but these days many more are available.
The cotton cream fresh deodorant has been a game changer for me, how long did it take you to perfect the formula?
The Cotton Fresh Cream Deodorant took us about 6 months to perfect, after a customer requested that we create it. We are still tinkering with the formula to make it slightly softer but I am super pleased with how effective it is!!
Are there any new products on the horizon you can give a sneak peek into?
There are a few things in the pipeline yes! First up later this week is our new Hyaluronic Eye Complex – a 3 in 1 treatment for fine lines, dark circles and puffiness around the eye area. We have a glycolic mask launching later in the Spring which will be a 3 minute flash mask to boost radiance and smooth!
So for all of you out there that think you need to use a ‘conventional’ deodorant I really recommend you try it. Not only does it work equally as well, if not better, it is better for the environment, and very importantly, ourselves too.
The Cotton Fresh Deodorant and the excellent full range of Evolve Organic Products can be found here