I LOVE Tarte products and the fact that they have so many vegan options.
Being vegan, it can be tough to find makeup brands and products that have a lot of vegan options, but Tarte definitely has a bunch of options for vegans! When they came out with they their Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant, I was so excited to try it!
Aluminum & alcohol-free natural deodorant that’s non-irritating & chock full of natural odor neutralizers & conditioners for a healthy, clean feel without harsh chemicals (taken from Tarte’s website)
I ordered it online in March and started using sometime in April. My initial thoughts were that I LOVED the smell. It wasn’t super strong, but it was a nice, clean smell. I loved the packaging. The deodorant is shaped round so it’s quick and easy to put on (but what deodorant is hard to put on?). I committed to this deodorant and stopped using my other brand (Tom’s) up until recently.
It claimed to be “hypoallergenic” but apparently I was allergic to something in it because around the end of June/beginning of July, I started noticing a rash. At first I thought it was the wire in my bra hitting my armpit, but then there was no way that it could reach that area. The rash got progressively worse and started to raise kind of like hives. It hurt (like a burning sensation) and I wasn’t sure what was causing it. I finally put two and two together and realized it was the deodorant. I stopped using it at the end of July (once I realized what it was) and within a week, the rash was gone.
I’m not saying that everyone will get a rash from it, but I personally went back to my trusted brand: Tom’s. I really wanted to love the Tarte deodorant but it just didn’t work for me. I still use tons of Tarte products, including their foundation (look out for a review on that soon). However, I hope this deodorant works for others!
Have you tried this deodorant? If so, did it work for you?