Why you need it :
Body odour is the cause of much discomfort and to be honest, much ostracisation. Which is why, from a young age, people are forced to rely on deodorants to mask the smell of the toxins the body produces. What we need to understand is that the body needs to remove toxins. And it should be allowed to. But when we attempt to mask this odour with deodorants and anti-perspirants, what we do is block our armpit pores and prevent them from breathing. Which means, we unwittingly allow more odour-producing bacteria to breed - leading to the usage of deodorants more frequently. What also happens is that everything we apply on our armpits gets absorbed into the bloodstream because the armpit is most susceptible to absorption. With Armpit Mask, you break this cycle. We have used Xylityl Sesquicaprylate, a vegetable-derived antimicrobial and deodorant that can easily eliminate the odour-causing bacteria that is at the root of all your armpit troubles.
Application: Apply to wet armpits, leave on for about 10 minutes and then rinse with water. (Use soap if you are apprehensive about the charcoal staining your clothes.) Use at least once daily.
How it works:
So how does body-odour occur? Sweat in itself is odourless. But sweat causes bacteria on the skin to multiply rapidly and they in turn start breaking down the sweat into acids. And voila! you have body odour. In addition to Xylityl Sesquicaprylate, Armpit Mask has Bentonite clay, an absorbent clay that forms when volcanic ash ages over time. This clay absorbs negatively charged ions - drawing out leftover ingredients from the antiperspirants you have been applying all along. It also absorbs the buildup of sweat and impurities from your underarms. We also have peppermint essential oil which contains menthol, an excellent antiseptic agent. It also contains antibacterial and antifungal properties, making it an effective natural deodorant. We also have activated charcoal, which is highly porous and absorbs bacteria and toxins (absorbing 100-200x its weight in impurities!). This makes charcoal a great ingredient for a detox mask. Safflower oil is light, non-greasy and is quickly absorbed into the skin where its linoleic acid helps balance the sebum levels in the skin. Sunflower oil is rich in vitamins A and E which promote skin health. These vitamins act as antioxidants, regenerating damaged skin cells and getting rid of harmful bacteria. Rosemary extract provides antioxidant properties and fermented corn sugar provides enhanced skin hydration. Extract of corn cob is also in Armpit Mask as an antimicrobial. Pine essential oil with its invigorating fragrance is also capable of destroying pathogens that cause minor skin infections. Geranium and frankincense are both effective as anti-inflammatories on skin and play their part in eliminating dead cells. The lamellar structure of the detox mask mimics your skin allows easy penetration of the potent botanicals. To add to the cleansing properties, Armpit Mask also contains roots of the red spiderling plant, which reduces melanogenic activity and decreases pigmentation of underarms. So allow your armpits to breathe and allow the body to expel its toxins (without having folks around you holding their breath).
The Law requires that we share the names of the ingredients in Latin. Which we know, is Greek to you. So what we have done is share the English name alongside, wherever we have needed to slip into Latin.
Demineralised Water | Butyrospermum Parkii (shea butter) | Cetearyl Alcohol And Cetearyl Glucoside (corn and coconut extract) | Cetyl alcohol (Fatty alcohol from coconut oil) | Glyceryl Monostearate SE * (palm, olive and coconut extract) | Mangifera Indica (mango butter) | Hydrogenated Olive Oil (and) Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (and) Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifables (olive oil derived) | Propanediol * (corn sugar extract) | Glyceryl glucoside, Aqua * (Myrothamnus flabellifolia plant extract) | Xylitylglucoside; Anhydroxylitol; Xylitol (sugar beet extract) | Phenethyl alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol * | Prunus dulcis (almond oil) | Astrocaryum Vulgare Kernel Oil (and) Tocopherol * (tucuma butter) | Xanthan Gum | Pinus succinfera (amber essential oil) | Boswellia serrata (frankincense essential oil) | Sodium Gluconate * (fermented sugar) | Carnosic Acid *
* 100% vegetable/natural source. Emulsified and preserved with natural, green ingredients.