REVIEW: Goldkind Natural Deodorant Creams

Before you cringe at the thought of rubbing cream into your armpits, hear me out…

When it comes to ingredients in beauty products, I believe the more natural the better. But despite deodorant being a product I use every day, the thought of using a natural one never crossed my mind.

Deodorant has always been this mundane necessity I grab in the supermarket from time to time without much thought, until I was contacted by Goldkind.

Goldkind is a new vegan beauty company that hails from Perth and specialises in all natural deodorants – and Perth peeps sure know a thing or two about handling the heat.

Goldkind founders and husband and wife Suzanne and Sebastian share an incredible love for the environment and those around them – both two legged and four legged.

This is why they recycle all of their materials including the shipping packaging (so you may receive your order in their supplier’s packaging), they source everything from Australian companies, and 10% of their profits are donated to animal welfare and homeless outreach charities.

Their range of deodorant creams is currently made up of three energising scents:

  • Wake Me Up – an fresh, crisp scent invigorated by eucalyptus oil
  • Spring Blossom – sweet and floral with an infusion of Ylang Ylang oil
  • Golden Citrus – an uplifting twist of lemon, lime and orange essential oils

For two weeks I road tested the creams as instructed: apply a pea-sized amount to each underarm and wait a minute before putting on a top.

I thought the ‘creams’ would feel like slicking body lotion all over my pits and feeling clammy AF for the rest of the day, but their texture is perfectly light and fluffy.

This delicate mousse-like formula had me thinking: how’s this going to keep me protected in today’s 30 degree heat?

To my surprise, these natural antiperspirants absorb moisture incredibly well and fight odour with their antiseptic essential oils. They kept me just as fresh as my usual Nivea or Rexona aerosols.

Plus, the fragrance of each cream is also stronger than any deodorant I’ve tried, as I’d often catch a whiff of myself smelling pretty damn good throughout the day.

Prod and Cons of Goldkind Deodorants

Pros:

  1. Natural – no nasties, no animal products and only food-grade ingredients. So yeah, you could eat them if you really wanted to.
  2. Moisturising – coconut oil, vitamin E and shea butter join forces to soothe your underarms.
  3. Compact – smaller than a can of deodorant, this little pot can be taken anywhere or subtly carried to the office toilets when you need to freshen up. Its cream formula also makes it perfect for travelling, so you can slip it into your hand luggage without a second thought.
  4. You’re not going to gas everyone out – we all know that one person who likes to treat their armpit like a fire that needs extinguishing. Aerosols sometimes make me cough and my puppy sneeze, and although you may look weird poking around under your top, it’s for the greater good.
  5. Supporting local – all of Goldkind’s supplies are from local companies, so you’re helping your community instead of bolstering an international powerhouse.

Cons:

  1. Can be inconvenient – each time you apply this deodorant, you need to wash your hands afterwards as the oils leave a residue on your fingers, plus you’re rubbing your arm pit (ew).  So if you’re on the go and need a top up, it’s not ideal unless you’ve got a sink and soap at hand.
  2. Price – at $13.90 a pop, they’re twice as expensive as the ones you’ll normally find on the shelves. So it comes down to whether you want quality or quantity.

Overall, I’ve been really impressed with Goldkind’s range. They’ll definitely remain part of my morning routine, but I’ll still keep a spray handy for when I’m out and about and need a quick blast of freshness.

Would you give natural deodorant a go?

 

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