What is it?
Ever-Shield is a stick deodorant and as it’s made by Forever it’s packed full of lovely Aloe. It’s worth noting that Ever-Shield is a deodorant which allows perspiration but blocks odour and not an anti perspirant that prevents perspiration from occurring.
Who is it for?
Thanks to it’s light and fresh fragrance, this deodorant can be used by men, women and teenagers alike! I’ve used it for years now and love that I no longer have that yukky, sticky heavy residue on the under arm part of my vest tops that I used to get from other deodorants. It also never leaves any white marks on anything. My boys also use it, although not often enough, preferring instead to spray body spray all over themselves and their rooms to mask the pong with the latest boy smell instead of using a deodorant! As the deodorant smells, well, clean, you’re able to fully appreciate your choice of perfume or after shave for the day without any fragrance conflict!
What’s the difference?
As it’s a Forever product it is of course full of lovely Aloe Vera which is incredibly good for skin. And because it is so lovely for the skin you can use it directly after shaving, waxing or epilating. I use after epilating each week and it calms and soothes my underarms.
One of the big differences is that this deodorant is aluminium and alcohol free. There’s much talk in the press about the potential harm these ingredients can do in deodorants and while there hasn’t been any proper research into this yet, I note with interest that GP’s advise Aluminium-free deodorants after people have been diagnosed with breast cancer………
Alcohol and aluminium in deodorants
Alcohol in any cosmetic can be a problem as it acts as a fat solvent and for dry, sensitive skin that means an already fragile barrier of sebum (the skins natural oils) gets washed away.
Cancer.gov has this to say about aluminium in deodorants:
“Aluminium-based compounds are used as the active ingredient in antiperspirants. These compounds form a temporary “plug” within the sweat duct that stops the flow of sweat to the skin’s surface. Some research suggests that aluminium-containing underarm antiperspirants, which are applied frequently and left on the skin near the breast, may be absorbed by the skin and have estrogen-like (hormonal) effects.”
For me the jury’s still out linking these two ingredients to any health issues but I am not known to take risks with my health so the answer for me is simple.
You’d think that a deodorant could only be used as a deodorant but I have come across two other reported uses. Firstly, due to it’s waxy texture and moisturisers, it’s can be used on dried out heels on your feet. As well as being super moisturising it keeps your feet smelling fresh too! I am also aware that horse owners use it under their horse’s noses to help keep flies away. Not owning a horse myself I’ve never used it in this way but I have read many reports of how good it is.
How long does it last?
This is one of the things I love about this product, it lasts absolutely ages! You get a full 92.1g of deodorant in the stick and it lasts a really, really long time. I get about 6 months out of a stick and I reckon overall, compared to buying more of the cheaper deodorants each year, the cost is the same or slightly less.
Where to buy
You can of course get your hands on this essential product through my online shop www.jodavies.flp.com or please feel free to email me to discuss and ask any questions firstname.lastname@example.org