It’s borderline ridiculous that I would get this excited over a deodorant—especially one that favors plain packaging over the more dressed-up types out there (for instance, I do go bananas over this classy rollerball situation from Le Couvent des Minimes without even having tried the thing). But if you’ve ever tossed deodorant after deodorant trying to find an alcohol/aluminum/paraben-free formula that works, you’ll be over-the-flipping-moon to hear that such a product exists. I mentioned way back when that Lavilin‘s cream formula was the one to buy—as in nothing else even comes close. That is, nothing else came close until they repackaged it into a rollerball formula, simultaneously making it 10x easier to apply and giving it a mild laundry-ish scent (the old one was vaguely medicinal). Essentially, I can no long find any fault with this thing. Like, not a single one.
So a little background: the idea behind Lavilin’s products are that you only need to apply them once every 72 hours. Previously, one application lasted up to a week but they’ve since reformulated it to make it even more wholesome. The box says it takes 5-7 applications to get optimal results, but I’m good to go after the first. Other rules: shake well, apply to clean, dry underarms before bed, avoid use directly after shaving, and obviously let it dry before getting dressed. I’ll be honest…I read none of these rules the first time around and it still works. But for optimal results, do as the box says.
A single application easily lasts through showers, serious gym struggles (did I ever tell you guys about the time I hit my face on an elliptical? Still trying to work out how that one happened), and torrid SoCal summers. Reapply only when needed—for me, that varies by season and my weekly workout-motivation levels. Sometimes I can get by applying this only once or twice a month, and sometimes I do the 72-hour routine. Either way, it’s undeniably fantastic and you should grab a $16 bottle now. Note that it’s not an antiperspirant and will do nothing as far as decreasing your sweat levels goes, but whatever. You glow, Glen Coco.
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